Final Fantasy Creator Asks Square Enix What’s Going On With The New $11,600 Statue

There’s liking Final Fantasy and then liking Final Fantasy 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 at least 600 Final Fantasy fans have that kind of money to burn, based on their newly revealed FF6-based statue.

Square chose one of the most memorable images in the entire history of its series for this figurine. It depicts FF6 hero Terra Branford riding a massive Magitek Armor engine, recreated in 3D to resemble Yoshitaka Amano’s. conceptual art. It’s the latest entry in Square Enix’s “Masterline” collectible series, and by far the most expensive: an earlier Final Fantasy 9 statue cost less than $1,000, while this one Statue of Nier Automata it now looks downright affordable for just $2,850. This one costs 1,4585,000 yen, or about $11,600. Tax is, thankfully, included.

Tera’s Magitek statue looks like an absolute unit, however, and the video above shows how much detailed work went into it. It’s scheduled to be available from July 2023, which is quite a wait. The statue appears to come with several bonus moogles that can be placed as you see fit. Judging by the price, I’d say each moogle is probably worth at least $1,000.

My favorite reaction to Square Enix’s announcement of the Tera statue came from series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, who seemed quite shocked by the price.

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Twitter’s internal translation of “Isn’t it a little dangerous? Is Square Enix ok?” is probably a chunk off, but Sakaguchi also clearly points out that it’s expensive even compared to the dioramas his studio created for Fantasy. And those turned into an entire video game!

Isn’t it a little dangerous, Square Enix?

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