If you’ve been blown away by the expensive final fantasy statue Square Enix revealed over the weekend that you’re not alone: series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi couldn’t help but express his own shock at the price tag of more than $11,000.
The gigantic 1:6 scale model of Final Fantasy VI The heroine Terra Branford in Magitek armor is part of Square Enix’s “Masterline” series, which launches 2020 with a collection of Nier: Automata
Sakaguchi who led the final fantasy series before leaving Square Enix to form himself in 2003 Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey Developer Mistwalker added that even the “Painfully pretty” dioramas his studio built for last year’s iOS/Mac RPG fantasy didn’t cost as much as this statue.
Famous artist Yoshitaka Amano also appeared in a Video promoting the statuewhich is based on his Final Fantasy VI illustrations.
In the days following the statue’s unveiling, the internet has widely criticized Square Enix’s attempt to squeeze so much money out of the statue final fantasy
Again, I will not lie. If I had $11,000 for this rendition of Amano’s work, I might consider buying one. But why does it have to be so big? Couldn’t Square Enix, I don’t know, offer smaller models at a reasonable price? I’m sure more people would be interested in a version that fits on their desk than one that takes up half a room.
“It’s like a fictional world has become reality,” Amano said of the collectible in his video interview. “You’ll understand exactly what I’m saying when you see it in person. I hope one day you will have the opportunity to do so.”
Amano, I adore you, but only if you send me one. Hit me up, I’d like to have a chat.