Bandai hitches onto the Final Fantasy Advent
Children merchandising blitz by releasing "FFVII
Advent Children Swing Figures" which feature the
main characters from the FFVII AC DVD with a little
keychain loop attached to the top of their heads.
The loop may also be hung on a nail and swung. Get
it? Swing. Swung. Never mind... Each figure measures 7cm
(2.75") tall and the five characters are as follows:
Cloud - The blonde with the big cutter
Tifa - Fists are up and the girl is ready to battle
Kadaj - Digs a sword into the ground
Yazoo - Hefts a pistol with his left hand
Loz - Aims a handcannon at someone in the distance
manufacturing quality of each figure is excellent.
To determine this ranking, we looked at the eyes,
the paint, and the curvature of each figure.
Peer into the pupils of Cloud or Tifa or the three
hoodlums and notice their solid colors and general
lack of pigment bleeding. The eyes are sharp and
bright. Note that Kadaj and cohorts have green cat
eyes and the little pupil slivers are painted on
From the hair to the clothing to the boots, the
colors don't run nor do they bleed into each other.
There might be some tiny paint chip imperfections on
some figures but this is likely the result of
residue on the production mold. As if to show off their elite manufacturing skills,
the boots on the boys are painted a glossy black
while their leather duds are painted a matte black
which aren't as shiny as their boots. The weapons
have little markings on them to accentuate the level
The faces and bodies of the figures are naturally
rounded and curved like natural faces and bodies.
There are no sharp edges from a rusty mold ruining
the form of the characters. The
hands and fingers on each figure are modeled and
etched with careful detail.
The clothing on each character also drapes in
natural fashion and contains creases.
supplies the FFVII Advent Children Swing figures in
complete sets of 5 capsule enclosed figures,
eliminating wasteful duplication and in some cases,
mental anguish. All preorders will ship today. New
orders are welcome. Pricing is set at US$20 +
shipping for each set of 5.