To be honest, I kind of like it.
Square Enix doesn't just make video games. It also makes toys. Cool toys. Like these.
This is what happens when Final Fantasy character designer and Kingdom Hearts boss Tetsuya Nomura gets his hands on the Caped Crusader.
One fo the best Batman action figures on the market is the Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Batman from Square Enix, but I'm having a hard time justifying the $99 purchase. Slap on a coat of shiny paint and limit it to 1,000 figures sold during this year's San Diego Comic-Con and I may reconsider.
We told you not to be surprised! We told you that game designer Hideo Kojima was making MGSV character Quiet all sexy because, um, it's good for cosplay, or selling figures, or something.
Toy Fair descends onto Manhattan's Jacob Javitz Convention this week, bringing with it loads of plastic you don't care about. But Toy Fair also shines a spotlight on the weirdest, coolest collectibles and playthings that you'll be lusting over for the next twelve months. In these images—taken by Kotaku video editor…
Besides making video games, Square Enix also has a line of collectible "Play Arts" figurines. Upcoming Metal Gear Rising is getting a Play Arts version of protagonist Raiden in his black armour.
Aaarrgghhhh my eyes.
As you should know by now, Square Enix's Play Arts studio have the rights to make action figures for more than just Square Enix properties. Which is why the cool toys you're about to see come from all sorts of publishers, franchises and games.
E3 isn't just about games. It's about game-related stuff as well. An example: Square Enix's Play Arts action figure line, which is using the show to debut a couple of new pieces based on upcoming titles (which it also happens to be publishing).
After the whole Final Fantasy XIII hullabaloo, a FF break was in order. The world didn't get that. It got Final Fantasy XIII-2.
Square Enix Products has produced some lovely action figures in its Halo: Reach Play Arts Kai series. Now the company commemorates the tenth anniversary of the Halo franchise with a re-envisioned version of Master Chief and a stunning Spartan Mark V.
The best, of course, being 3A's Metal Gear Rex. But since that looks as expensive as gold-plated gold with diamond chunks, this Cyborg Ninja slots comfortably into second place.
Besides making Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, Square Enix also makes plastic figures under its Play Arts brand. And this summer, it's releasing more Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Play Arts figurines.
Now available at the North American Square Enix store, these adorable Tarutaru Play Arts figures represent the best thing to come out of Final Fantasy XI.