April 6, 2015
Now this post is a long time coming, and while it is not specifically “art toy”, these NEED to be seen and acknowledged!
I don’t know why it took so long but finally someone went and pumped up the style steroids for a trio of Star Wars characters, and the result looks utterly amazing! Witness SQUARE ENIX’s Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai Boba Fett, Storm Trooper and Darth Vader. I think the pics of the products speak for themselves, ladies and gentlemen!
Essentially 26cm / 11-inches tall, these articulated PVC figures pack the punch of style-make-over that ties in splendidly for that “Alternative Universe” look. Fueled with an obvious “anime” vibe, reminiscent of Jo Jo’s Bizzare Adventures too. SRP is around US$100+ each, with both Boba and Stormie scheduled for a July drop, while Darth has a May drop date. Do check in with your favourite retailers for pricing and availability.
SQUARE ENIX has been steadily producing the awesomeness of epic re-designs / re-envisions / re-mixed versions of popular comicbook and pop-culture media characters via their Variant Play Arts Kai, including Batman, Iron Man, and they are nigh-desired, I have to admit.