Square Enix is selling a new premium statuette based on NieR: Automata character A2. The figure prototype was designed by sculptor Mitsumasa Yoshiwaza (a.k.a. Reflect). It’s available for pre-order on Square Enix’s Japanese e-Store and joins a previously announced 2B figure in the lineup. Both are manufactured by figure maker Flare.
While the 2B figure has a single configuration, the Flare NieR: Automata A2 figure comes in two distinct variants: Standard and Short Hair. Both figures stand 280mm (about 11″ inches) tall.
The standard configuration displays Yorha Type A No. 2 as she first appears in the story. She wears a heat-dispersing camisole and sports a head of long, back-length silver hair. She also comes with a Type-4O Sword to hold in her hand. Interestingly, though A2 wields the Type-4O sword in NieR: Automata game cutscenes, actually getting it for play can only be done in 2B’s story routes.
The Short Hair variant of the Flare NieR: Automata A2 figure shows A2 as she appears in other story routes, with her hair in a bob cut. She’s also shed her camisole to reveal more of the panel lining on her torso. The Short Hair variant also wields a different weapon: A unique gold-accented variant of the Cruel Arrogance spear weapon.
Check out the gallery below for pictures of the figure.
Both variants are sold separately for 21,780 Yen each (about $162 USD), but a DX (deluxe) edition of the NieR: Automata A2 figure is available for 38,280 Yen (about $285 USD). The DX edition includes weapons and parts from both variants. This way, buyers can change the pose, hairstyle, and clothing of A2 to suit their tastes.
The Flare NieR: Automata A2 figure is available for pre-order, with an expected delivery date of May 27, 2023. Fans looking for a short-hair A2 at a lower price point may consider Good Smile Company’s short hair A2 Nendoroid. NieR: Automata itself is available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.