Square Enix Have Made Some Of The Best DC Comics Figurines We’ve Seen Yet

By Ishaan . October 28, 2013 . 9:00am

This isn’t exactly “new” news, but I hadn’t heard of it up until last night, so I would imagine there are other people that aren’t aware of it either. Square Enix’s Play Art Kai brand is going to be releasing an absolutely gorgeous set of DC comics “Variant” figurines at some point in the future. Take a look at them below, along with their respective pages on the Play Arts Kai website. Each one costs $80.


Batgirl (info page here)


Batman (info page here)


Green Lantern (info page here)


Supergirl (info page here)


Superman (info page here)


Flash (info page here)


Wonder Woman (info page here)


While they aren’t listed on the Play Arts website yet, a tweet by by Play Arts Kai general manager Hidemi Matsuzuka indicates that we can expect to see Cyborg and Aquaman figurines as part of the Variant line-up, too. You can get a glimpse of them in the group photo below.


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  • While it might be considerably better than the usual western figures, for someone who has purchased and talked at length about anime related figures – they’re decidedly oddly proportioned, too shiny, and I’m not sure they’re dynamic enough.


    • Shady Shariest

      …I didn’t even notice the unhealthy amount of shine before reading this comment :/

      • It makes me think it’s shiny “hard” plastic, these are action figures, not display figures, per se – as such the cost is high.

        • Shady Shariest

          Yesh, thought it was the plastic, too …

    • That’s how the Kotobukiya are too, almost.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Don’t diss the shine man

  • Unemployment Master


  • Shady Shariest

    Meanwhile at the head quarters of Square Enix…League¨
    “We have money?” “Yup.”
    “We have talent?” “Yu-up.”
    “Let’s do this!”

    • Superior Spider-Man

      “and we must make all these heroes who normally look manly as bishy as we can!”

      • Shady Shariest

        “Round that face! Add more shine!”
        “We have Asian stereotypes to enforce, people!”

        • Sperium3000

          “But sir, Batman and Flash cover their faces too much, we can’t make them any more bishie!”
          “Crap, now what!?”
          “Oh, I know! Let’s make them look like slimmed up Gundams!”
          “GENIUS! GENIUS!”

        • MogCakes

          I for one think they look awesome.

          • Shady Shariest

            I’m with you there :3

          • Superior Spider-Man


      • AndyLC


        • Superior Spider-Man

          ::Insert Home Alone scream here::

    • “We have money?”
      “Um not exactly. We’d have to take some of the savings for that VII Remake—”
      “Screw it, we’ll take it!”

      • Shady Shariest

        “Do we have to go trough this every single time…
        There is no remake of FF VII. We are facing some of the most toxic fans who will take anything less than a blowjob as an insult.
        There is no pleasing them. And we’d rather keep the game in it’s own reputation without potential problems remake could cause”

  • I’d actually get that Flash figurine if it was a little cheaper. It looks incredibly fabulous and totally overexaggerated…Like the Flash!

  • NightzeroAX

    The Flash looks beast. And Batgirl….. mhmm.

  • Flamboyant Ass Nigga

    Japan always take western things and make it 10x better

  • BlakShiranui

    I stopped buying Play arts figures when I got a Garrus with his scouter broken off his face, and missing from the box. Square Enix gave me the cold shoulder when I filed a complaint, so they won’t be getting anymore business from me.

    • Jeremy Sumrak

      I tried to make a post warning would-be-buyers about the poor paint apps PAK tend to have, as well as stiff easily broken joints. You really don’t get a sound return on the price you pay. I do like a great many of the PAK designs/sculpts, I just feel buyers deserve better for their hard-earned cash.

      Apparently, that post was deleted as it didn’t overflow with “only positive/non-crictical” vibrations. Don’t take my word for it regarding PAK…read any number of reviews on the Mass Effect, God of War, etc, figures…

  • Another reason why Japan is better than us! I need these in my life!

  • Richard N

    If only the New 52 designs was this crazy.

  • TheExile285

    Batman and Bat girl figs are badass

  • Punny Fuzz

    Can we have these as Injustice skins already PLEASE.

  • RazeXI

    That flash figure looks a bit much…and the wonder woman figure makes her look like she’s had an oil massage, but the rest look frikin cool, especially the superman one.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly


  • Learii

    nice costumes but I don’t like their faces =x
    I rather have Jim Lee DC Comics art book <3

  • Godmars

    Justice League anime? As in an actual anime.

    What ever happened to US/JP collaborations like Project Ako – first movie – and Bionic Six? Its either a commissioned project from the US or a Japanese interpretation of Western culture.

    • Shady Shariest

      Comcept has made some pretty nice dual-devving with U.S/Jap. teams…

  • JustThisOne

    These look so pretty. *__* I’m not even a DC fan but.. like… Batman!

    [incomprehensible noises]

    • Shady Shariest

      “Ba-ba-ba-baa, I’M BATMAN”

    • SerendipityX

      ….I smell a fangirl…only a matter of time before the squealing starts.

      • JustThisOne

        Do you think he’ll notice me?

        N-No way, I don’t have a chance.

        • SerendipityX

          Only if you ally yourself with the Joker and backstab the loon at the end of the game.

    • Flamboyant Ass Nigga

      Why thank you.

      • JustThisOne

        No, thank you, Batman.

    • deadMastershiro

      In a weird way Batman looks smarter to me.

      • JustThisOne

        Smarter? Hmm, maybe it’s the collar. Or how geared up he looks.

      • AndyLC

        It’s because he’s able to move his neck. Movie batman has a gorget that impedes his ability to look left and right.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Yeah, let’s see Batman try to sneak around in that suit x3


    • xXDGFXx

      It worked for Bill.

  • Symbol de Au

    To be honest it seems like they just put jagged edges everywhere.

    • JustThisOne

      Most noticeably on Flash. :/ I kind wish they streamlined him a little bit.

  • Chogokin

    Too bad Play Arts is a bad line.

  • BizarreJelly

    Those are awesome, would love to see their take on the Joker and Harle Quinn.

  • Kaihedgie

    Superman and Supergirl

    Oh man. That want

  • Arcana Wiz

    Woaw, Supewoman looks strong and sexy, this is the WW that i wanted to play in Injustice :V
    ANd every one of them looks stuning, if i had the money i would buy them all!

  • zweii

    Zettai Ryouiki!

  • fairysun

    Dayum, Supergirl and Batgirl !

    Superman looks like wearing armor.

  • César H. Sandoval

    Why would Supergirl need a sword?

  • Godmars

    Kamen Rider *FLASH*

  • Raoni Marques

    I’m hardly a Superman fan, but that one looks wicked.

  • J_Joestar

    Zettai Ryouiki Batgirl <3

  • Sergio Hidalgo


  • Jeremy Sumrak

    While the PAK line always have nice sculpts…the paint apps are horrible…and the joints leave much to be desired. Mostly, a disappointing line given what they typically retail.

  • Sardorim

    Why are Wonder Woman, Batgirl(Babs), and Supergirl all wearing heels?

    • Göran Isacson

      Because figure designers care even less about functional superhero outfits than comic book artists do.

  • batman, batgirl and the flash are siicck

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Green Lantern looks like a girl

  • NimbusStev

    Maybe Square Enix should just get out of the game business and just focus on action figures full time. These are incredible!

  • Sydney Losstarot

    Is that Dragoon armor on all the super heroes?

    • brian

      It definitely looks like they designed Batman based on Kain from FF4 as a concept, and me gusta.

  • Ryudo9

    I love Japan and all but all of this..no..just no. Does not work for me. ESP batman. It’s just Ryu with ears and a cape. We already had a CyborgSuperman. Worse than the injustice designs and this is more like XTREME Looney Toons. Sorry I love Japanese style on many things but it’s not working here AT ALL for me.

    • Guest

      That’s why you’re completely wrong.

  • LBattle0819

    Now imagine THESE guys on Robot Chicken

  • MrRobbyM

    Batgirl and Batman omg

  • AndyLC

    Now I want Batman vs KEFKA, heheh

  • Jason

    These are sweet! Have to pick one or two…or maybe just all of them up..lol.

  • Göran Isacson

    Zettai Ryoki on Barbara Gordon… the one character that is defined more than anything else by her sitting in a wheelchair. Not sure what to think about that.

  • Ryuukishi

    Damn. That Wonder Woman kind of looks amazing.

  • Servant BerserCAR

    Square Enix Justice League is led by Wonder Woman. AAAAAW YEAAAA!!

  • Jadfish

    some these are just on the edge of being over-designed, but I want all of them nonetheless (and I literally just got into comics last month)

  • Kamen Rider Rayz

    Those Supa-D0P3 designs should be all unlockable DLC costumes in Injustice 2: Gods Among Us!

  • Harvey Tejada Loto

    cecil vs batman that will be awesome

  • Thiago Cruz

    Batgirl is cool ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Relâmpago, o de fléche

    missed 7/7… those really sucks

  • WeretigerRei

    Dissidia: DC vs Square Enix

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