Megahouse will open up pre-orders for an anniversary edition figure of Arsene from Persona 5. The Persona 5 Arsene Anniversary Edition figure will cost 18,700 JPY (which is approximately $164) and will ship out in July 2022. Pre-orders open from January 14, 2022. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
While both the anniversary edition and the original version of the Arsene figure stand at 280 millimeters, the anniversary edition has more pronounced colors. The red and black are much darker and defined. It also has less translucent blue that resembles the blue flames that appear whenever a character summoned a Persona in the game. Other than the colors, there are no differences between the two in terms of their pose. Arsene looks like he does whenever the protagonist summons him in Persona 5.
This updated Arsene figure commemorates the fifth anniversary of Persona 5, which originally came out in 2016. A Loki figure from the same GCCDX collection is in development, with more news to come in the near future. Megahouse first announced this figure, along with one of Joker, during MegaHobby Expo 2021. Said Joker figure opened for pre-order on January 7, 2022, and will ship out in August 2022.
You can pre-order the Arsene figure from online storefronts such as Premium Bandai and AmiAmi. Though Premium Bandai does not offer international shipping for this item, AmiAmi does. Here are some more pictures of the figure:
The Persona 5 Anniversary Edition Arsene figure is available for pre-order from January 14, 2022, and will ship out in July 2022.