Playarts are figures of our favourite Square heros and heroines very well-articulated and detailed, yet going for decently affordable prices. A general breakdown of what is good and bad about the Playarts series…
- Very poseable.
- Clothing replicated perfectly.
- Weaponry equipped.
- Our favourite heroes and heroines!
- Cheap! 1/2 the price of a regular 1/8 figure!
- Improving with every installment.
- Joints show at times.
- The painting doesn’t have the same depth and shading of a regular figurine.
- The face is generally rather subpar, especially in the female characters.
- The earlier versions are trash.
Despite the flaws, I still collect all the Playarts figures of the characters I like. So far I’ve got Cloud and Fenrir, Sephiroth (hate him but it’s a good figure), Tifa (hot girl but ugly face on the toy), Squall, Auron, Tidus, Yuna, Vincent, Reno and Yuffie. I missed out on all the Kingdom Hearts, FF12, Rinoa, Selphie and Kadaj because they suck.
This post reviews Reno, the Turk. He’s a red-haired pony-tailed chav with an electro-prod, the type you insert into cow’s anuses to make ejaculate so you can collect their semen and sell to breed good calves.
Due to his fascination with cow semen, Reno also masturbates wildly to Bovril. My favourite Turk is Elena, I have a thing for girls in suits. It would make sense to have an anime OVA series starring the Turks but considering how badly Square these days has a tendency to mangle stuff, I’m not hoping for much. The much vaunted sequels of AC and Dirge of Cerberus were rather poor, particularly the latter. It made me hate Vincent immensely when I used to like him. Everytime I see Vincent, I am reminded of that fag GACKT. CURSE YOU SQUARE ENIX.
Back to Reno.
Yes I do realise it’s the exact same backdrop I used for Kaminagi Ryouko earlier but I actually took 4 sets of figure pictures with this backdrop hehe. Reno has many points of articulation, while not as flexible as a Revoltech, he can still make a couple of cool poses. His joints are quite visible compared to the other Playarts figures though.
He makes up for it with a well-sculpted and produced face, which should send the fangirls wild. His thinness, which is probably to the taste of Japanophilic females, is a problem because it make his joints look very obvious. Contrast this to meatier figures such as Auron, whose muscles help cover the joints.
A worthy addition to the collection nevertheless, I look forward to collecting the Turk set (ELENA WOOOO and Rude, who’s a true man).
I want one of these zipper suits.
The microdetail is certainly poorer than a regular figure, but nobody stares that closely at a guy’s hair. Unless you’re an FYG!
Besides causing electro-ejaculation, it can also trap the ejected seminal fluid in a pyramid barrier for easy storage.
A common "chimpira" pose.
He looks like those damn visual kei shitheads.
"I’m so badass I have a peg sticking out of my palm that fits into my weapon!"
"This is my banana. Lalalala."