Random: This Stunning Final Fantasy VI ‘Terra Magitek Armour’ Statue Costs A Small Fortune
Final Fantasy VI merchandise jumped out of our seats with excitement. The beloved sixth entry in the legendary Final Fantasy series – which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year – rarely catches the eye of Square Enix. It is despite a successful PC and mobile remaster earlier this year as part of the Pixel Remaster series, that we desperately want on the switch.
Well, maybe there’s a reason there hasn’t been a lot of merchandising for Final Fantasy VI – for one big, explosive celebration. Square Enix has unveiled an utterly stunning statue of one of the game’s main protagonists, Terra, atop Magitek armor. This is a recreation of the game’s iconic logo, crafted in stunning detail. Just feast your eyes:
Now, let’s share a machine translation of the tweet that highlights something quite appetizing.
SQEX MASTERLINE FFVI has a selling price of 1,485,000 yen (tax included),
Release scheduled for July 28, 2023,
Limited to 600 copies worldwide (including 150 in Japan).
※ The attribution in each country is subject to change depending on the order status.
※ Reservations will end as soon as the number of productions is reached.
You read that right – the statue costs almost 1.5 million yen. This means that this green-haired Terra Branford, riding majestically atop Magitek armor, just like she does in the snowfields outside of Narshe at the start of the game, just like on the game logo, you will cost close to $12,000. Or just finished £9,000 (Yes, we realize the joke is in. Not this time.). We cry. You’re crying. All our wallets are crying.
If you can really afford it, there are only 600 available, you might want to buy one. We are jealous if you can. We want one for the office.
Look, Square Enix is a incredible statue, but if Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi thinks it’s too expensive, maybe it’s too expensive (Thanks for the translation, @Cheesemeister3k!):
To celebrate the opening of pre-orders for the statue, Square Enix interviewed the man who designed the original logo on which the statue is based, world-renowned series artist Yoshitaka Amano, and asked him what he was thinking of the statue. Her first impression of this piece of art was “Wow, this really exists.” The artist also talks about his experience working on the legendary Super Nintendo RPG and how he applied his knowledge of working with sci-fi outside of the Final Fantasy brand to this steampunk-inspired adventure.
Terra was a rare example of a female protagonist in the mid-90s, and although the question of who real Final Fantasy VI’s protagonist is often debated, there’s no denying that Terra is the heart of the game and one of the series’ most iconic characters.
You can see in the video how big the statue really is – imagine how heavy this thing is! This explains why Amano wants to post the statue – we assume he has one, given what he says in the video – somewhere for everyone to enjoy. But he also wants to store it safely. So he wants two?
It’s a beautiful recreation of an iconic work of art, with every little detail of the Magitek perfectly captured. There’s even a little Mog cameo, perhaps in reference to the Western SNES box art?
Sigh. Well, we can at least admire that from afar. Maybe someone could create a Square Enix museum to display these statues?
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