Loving Final Fantasy and then liking Final Fantasy is enough to buy a nearly $12,000 Final Fantasy statue. That’s a staggering amount of money for a video game collectible, but Square Enix apparently believes there are at least 600 Final Fantasy fans with that kind of money to burn based on its new FF6-based statue .
Square has indeed selected one of the most memorable images in the history of its series for this figurine.It depicts FF6 hero Terra Branford riding on a hulking Magitek Armor mech, recreated in 3D, very similar to Yoshitaka Amano’s concept art. This is the latest entry in Square Enix’s “Masterline” collectible series, and the most expensive to date: an early Final Fantasy 9 statue was under $1,000, and this one Neil Automata Statue It looks very affordable right now, at just $2,850. This one costs 1,4585,000 yen, or about $11,600. Fortunately, taxes are included.
Tera’s Statue of Magitek does look like an absolute unit, though, and the video above shows how much detailed work it does. It will be available from July 2023, which is a wait. The statue appears to come with several bonus moogles that can be placed as you see fit. From the price, I’d say each moogle is probably worth at least $1,000.
My favorite reaction to Square Enix’s announcement of the Terra statue came from series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who seems very shocked by the price.
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Twitter’s built-in translation “Isn’t this a little dangerous? Is Square Enix okay?” a small amount closed, but Sakaguchi also made it clear that it was expensive even compared to the dioramas made in his studio Fantasia. Those turned into whole video games!
Is Square Enix a little dangerous?