Marvel Play Arts Kai War Machine Figure Photos & Order Info!

Marvel Play Arts Kai War Machine Figure

A couple years back, it looked like the Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant line might be on its last legs when they released a trio of straight-up “Special Color Version” repaints. Among these was an Iron Man Special Color Ver. figure that had been repainted into War Machine colors. At the time, that seemed likely to be the only Play Arts War Machine figure that would ever be produced. But there’s bucks to be made on revisiting the second most popular Iron Man character, and Square-Enix is set on making them–the Play Arts Kai War Machine figure is now up for order!

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Play Arts Kai Black Panther Figure Photos & Up for Order!

Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Black Panther Figure

Although it’s far from the cheapest line of Marvel import figures out there, the Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant line has managed to survive longer than most PAK series and is offering a more diverse assortment of characters than almost any other import Marvel toy line in the land. And while I didn’t expect to see any new figures revealed for the lineup until SDCC 2017, Square-Enix has one that they wanted to get solicited and produced before the end of the year for a very smart reason–the Play Arts Kai Black Panther is now up for order!

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Play Arts Kai X-Force Deadpool Figure Revealed & Photos!

Special Color Ver Play Arts Deadpool X-Force Figure

If there’s one thing that action figure companies absolutely love, it’s figures that can be easily repainted into other versions or characters. And while Square-Enix uses 100% unique tooling for every individual character they make, even the Play Arts Kai line isn’t immune to “Special Color Versions”! And so, now that the PAK Deadpool is shipping in the United States this summer, we should have all guessed that this obligatory Play Arts Kai X-Force Deadpool figure was in the works…

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Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange Figure Photos & Order Info!

Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange Figure Levitating

Sometimes when Square-Enix reveals new Marvel Play Arts Kai figures at a show, we wait around for what feels like all of eternity (okay, like half a year) for them to go up for order. But this is not one of those times! Just about two months after being unveiled unpainted at the 2017 Toy Fair in New York City, not only has PAK Magneto been solicited, but now the Play Arts Kai Doctor Strange figure is also up for order!

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Marvel Play Arts Kai Magneto Figure Photos & Pre-Order!

Magneto Play Arts Kai Variant Figure Flying with Energy Effects

Square-Enix caught me off-guard at New York Toy Fair 2017 when they revealed two new unpainted prototypes from a figure line I legit thought was dead: the Marvel Play Arts Kai Variant series! We haven’t had any updates on either figure since they debuted at the show–at least, not until one was solicited for pre-order today! The most iconic X-Men villain of all-time is on the way-Marvel Play Arts Kai Magneto is now up for order!

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Toy Fair 2017: Play Arts Kai Magneto & Doctor Strange Revealed!

2017 Toy Fair Magneto Play Arts Kai Close-Up

Every time I think that the Marvel Play Arts Kai Variant figure line is over and Square-Enix is done taking my money, they pull me back in! I really, truly thought that the Play Arts Kai Deadpool and Wolverine figures that went up for sale since last summer were the end of Marvel PAK, but it looks like the line has some life left in it! At New York Toy Fair 2017 last month, I was lucky enough to see the Marvel Play Arts Kai Magneto and Doctor Strange figures revealed in-person!

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Square-Enix Wolverine Play Arts Kai Figure Finally Up for Order!

Marvel Play Arts Kai Wolverine Figure Up for Order

Have you ever waited so long from when a figure was fully revealed to when it was available for order that when it actually did go up for sale, you thought you’d ordered it months ago…? Yeah–that’s how I feel about the Marvel Play Arts Kai Wolverine figure, which I could have swore I ordered at least 3 months ago. But I did not–at least, not then. That said–the Wolverine Play Arts Kai figure is now up for order–and this time, I really and truly have placed an order for him…

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Play Arts Kai Deadpool Figure Official Photos & Order Info!

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Square-Enix has been teasing Deadpool lovers worldwide with the unpainted prototype of their upcoming Marvel Play Arts Kai Deadpool figure at events all over the world since this summer, but finally, they’re ready to show all their cards and tell us all of the glorious details of this ‘Pool. Coming our way this spring, it’s what’s destined to be the best-selling Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant figure ever: the Deadpool Play Arts Kai figure is now up for order! Although the price may give those not familiar with this line a little bit of sticker shock…

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Play Arts Kai Wolverine Figure Painted & Deadpool Update!

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It’s been a pretty slow Marvel toy news week (you know things are bad when I have to make posts about figures being on sale), but we did get at least one bite of appetitizing news–from across the world at the Tokyo Game Show 2016 (TGS), no less! When we last saw the Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Marvel line at SDCC 2016, there were two new unpainted figures on display. And this week in Tokyo, we got to see one of them painted: Play Arts Kai Wolverine!

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SDCC 2016: Play Arts Kai Deadpool & Wolverine Figures!

Play Arts Kai Wolverine Figure

Given the rampant bootlegging that went on with the Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Marvel figures line and the fact that a new (non-repaint) figure hasn’t been announced for the line in over a year now, I really thought the Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant line was done for. But things are not always as they appear, and Square-Enix in fact brought along two major all-new figures to show off at San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Play Arts Kai Deadpool and Wolverine!

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Marvel Play Arts Kai Carnage & War Machine Revealed!

Play Arts Kai Venom Limited Color Version Carnage Figure

Given that it’s been almost an entire year since the last two Square-Enix Marvel Play Arts Kai figures were revealed–and also how the whole line is among the most copiously bootlegged Marvel toys I’ve ever seen–I thought that perhaps we’d seen the end of Marvel PAK. But it turns out that Square-Enix had at least three more releases up their sleeves that they’ve now put up for order–all of which repaints, but two of which might as well be Play Arts Kai Carnage and War Machine!

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Play Arts Captain America & Black Widow Up for Order!

Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Captain America Figure

One month ago at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Square-Enix gave fans their first glimpse at two new Marvel Play Arts Kai variant figures: the Black Widow we saw painted photos a few weeks ago, and an armored Captain America that painted images of were just revealed this week. I’d been wondering which of the two Avengers was going to be the next to go up for order, and today I got the answer I’d been waiting for: BOTH! The Square-Enix Play Arts Kai Captain America and Black Widow figures are now up for order… but they may end up costing a few more dollars than you’d like…

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Play Arts Kai Black Widow Figure Painted Photos!

Square Enix Black Widow Play Arts Kai Figure Revealed

One of the things I never quite got around to talking about from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 earlier this month is the unpainted prototypes of the Marvel Play Arts Kai Captain America and Black Widow figures that debuted at the event.

Luckily, Square-Enix has now rendered that a moot point (or at least half of one), as today they sent out the first photos of the painted Black Widow Play Arts Kai figure!

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Venom Play Arts Kai Figure Photos Revealed!

Play Arts Kai Venom Variant Figure

The Marvel Play Arts Kai figure that got me the most excited at the New York Toy Fair 2015 Square-Enix booth was the one that actually wasn’t on display at all: it was the concept art for the Play Arts Kai Venom figure!

Well, we had to wait an extra four months to see it in plastic form, but the time is here: the first photos of the Venom Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant figure have now been revealed!

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Marvel Play Arts Kai Thor Figure Photos & Order Info!

Square-Enix Thor Play Arts Kai Marvel Variant Action Figure

I know most folks have been overall very happy with the last few Marvel Legends Thor figures that Hasbro has released, but I’ve never been fully satisfied. As nice as those figures are, I don’t feel like they capture the power and majesty of the God of Thunder. But where I feel like Hasbro falls a tad short, coming off of over a decade of producing Final Fantasy figures, Square-Enix knows exactly how to make a figure look mythic! And as part of their new-for-2015 Variant line, they’re getting their chance to make Thor look really divine: the Play Arts Kai Thor figure is now available for order!

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