The Fullmetal Alchemist anime celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To capitalize on the occasion, Square Enix unveiled a new, ultra-premium Fullmetal Alchemist Masterline statue figure. Like other Masterline sculptures sold by the company, it’s also large and quite pricey. Pre-orders for it via the Square Enix Online Store start at 264,000 Yen (about $1,967 USD).
Square Enix also released a video preview of the Fullmetal Alchemist Masterline Statue.
Created by Prime1 Studio, the figure is based on an illustration released for the Fullmetal Alchemist manga’s 20th anniversary in 2021. It shows the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse standing together and preparing a transmutation. Ed stands up front, with his trademark red coat billowing out and his hands in their iconic transmutation pose. Al, who inhabits a suit of armor, stands behind Ed. The piece utilizes LED lighting and many transparent effect parts to simulate the lightning and buffeting wind that accompany Ed’s transmuations. The base of the Fullmetal Alchemist Masterline statue are also decorated with the brothers’ symbol, the Flamel. The sculpting emphasizes the textures on Alphonse’s metal armor and Ed’s clothing. The whole statue is at 1/4th scale and stands about 60cm tall (about 2 feet).
The statue also comes with additional parts. Alphonse’s hands can be replaced with fists, and Ed’s right arm can be replaced with a different part that shows his exposed auto-mail prosthetic. Ed’s face can also be changed from a smirk to a wider grin, changing the atmosphere of the scene somewhat.
The Square Enix Fullmetal Alchemist Masterline statue figure is available for pre-orders, with deliveries expected in late December 2023. Prime1 Studio is also working on a NieR Automata 2B Masterline.