LIMITED EDITION: FINAL FANTASY TACTICS
Limited Edition is a new column that highlights some special editions of games, consoles, and peripherals that you might not have seen before. We’ll kick things off with the Square Millennium Collection version of Final Fantasy Tactics.
This came with the game, playing cards, and a desk clock, all packaged in a classy box. All of the bonuses include art by Akihiko Yoshida, who is known for his work on the series.
Buy: Tactics Ogre Art Book
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LIMITED EDITION: FINAL FANTASY TACTICS

Limited Edition is a new column that highlights some special editions of games, consoles, and peripherals that you might not have seen before. We’ll kick things off with the Square Millennium Collection version of Final Fantasy Tactics.

This came with the game, playing cards, and a desk clock, all packaged in a classy box. All of the bonuses include art by Akihiko Yoshida, who is known for his work on the series.

Buy: Tactics Ogre Art Book

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TeeFury: FF7 X Akira

I usually don’t post those 24-hour shirt sites since the quality of the shirts are absolute shit and shrink weirdly after one wash, but TeeFury is pretty on point with their quality and this design is rad. Here’s Cloud from Final Fantasy VII in style of the iconic Akira cover/film poster. Cool stuff, the shirt is only $11 for the next 10 hours. Get it.

You Should Probably Pre-order ‘Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD' On Amazon
If you pre-order Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster over on Amazon, you’ll automatically get upgraded to the Limited Edition version with a 24-page art book full of concept works and commentary from the development teams.
Remember, these aren’t just HD upgrades, but the original international versions of the games including all the stuff was cut out for North America. Not bad for $39.

You Should Probably Pre-order ‘Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD' On Amazon

If you pre-order Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster over on Amazon, you’ll automatically get upgraded to the Limited Edition version with a 24-page art book full of concept works and commentary from the development teams.

Remember, these aren’t just HD upgrades, but the original international versions of the games including all the stuff was cut out for North America. Not bad for $39.

If Final Fantasy Characters Were Boston Terriers
Artist Lynne Carpenter took some different character classes from the Final Fantasy series and turned them into, of all things, Boston Terriers. It’s kind of like the first time someone convinces you to try dipping your pizza in Ranch dressing. Seems like an iffy combo at first, but once you experience it, it’s magic.
Buy: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Memorial Book Vol. 1

If Final Fantasy Characters Were Boston Terriers

Artist Lynne Carpenter took some different character classes from the Final Fantasy series and turned them into, of all things, Boston Terriers. It’s kind of like the first time someone convinces you to try dipping your pizza in Ranch dressing. Seems like an iffy combo at first, but once you experience it, it’s magic.

Buy: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Memorial Book Vol. 1
Famous Blades by Federico Mauro
We’ve featured Federico Mauro's work on the site before and he’s at it again with a new series of iconic cinema props - this time, blades.
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Famous Blades by Federico Mauro

We’ve featured Federico Mauro's work on the site before and he’s at it again with a new series of iconic cinema props - this time, blades.

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Sword Series by Stuart Wade
Think you know your geek trivia? Designer Stuart Wade created a collection of 3D illustrations depicting fifteen different swords from movies, video games, and television shows. Can you name what series each of these legendary blades came from?






























Wade also made a poster featuring all of the pics above which you can purchase from Society6.

Sword Series by Stuart Wade

Think you know your geek trivia? Designer Stuart Wade created a collection of 3D illustrations depicting fifteen different swords from movies, video games, and television shows. Can you name what series each of these legendary blades came from?

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3D-Printed 32-Bit ‘Final Fantasy VII' Figures

These FFVII figures by Joaquin Baldwin are freaking incredible! Those blocky PS1 graphics lend themselves quite nicely to toy form. Each piece if available for purchase here.

(Source: kotaku.com)

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Why the Final Fantasy Hate Is Bogus

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People have been hating on Final Fantasy for a long time. The drama boiled over recently with Chris Kohler’s article stating that Final Fantasy wasn’t just dying, but that the iconic RPG series was already dead and buried with no phoenix downs in its pocket. If you ask me, Kohler and the Final Fantasy haters are plain old wrong. Hit the link for my take on the Final Fantasy hate.

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Adorableness at MegaCon, Part 1

While I did snag a lot of shots of adult and teenage cosplayers this weekend at MegaCon, let’s not forget about the little ones. These parents are super awesome and their kids are even cooler for enjoying it.

I still can’t get over how cute that Link was this weekend!

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Cosplay Monday: Yuna of Final Fantasy X and X-2

This Yuna cosplay by narga-lifestream is stunning. I’m really digging the water splashes, and the face of the Final Fantasy X character is definitely there. A job very well done for the high-summoner.

Check it: More cosplayers on Albotas
Buy it: The Art of Final Fantasy (artbook)

I Live in Weeaboo City, Florida

Not really. But Orlando is pretty up on Wapan and the Wapanese culture. It all just kinda comes together at Epcot.

These photos are from a store located inside of Epcot’s World Showcase in the Japan pavilion. I snapped some photos tonight since I realize not everyone in the world gets a chance to go to Epcot, let alone Disney, as much as I do.

(I’ve got a year pass, and before you call me ‘lucky,’ realize that they cost $400 and I had to save up for a while to actually achieve it. Also, I’m not ‘lucky,’ for living next to Disney as Orlando is a terrible city.)

The store that sells these items is actually a real department store called Mitsukoshi. The store mainly exists on the east side of the world, with locations in Japan (where it originated from), Korea, Hong Kong, and China, with a few locations in Europe. The sole Mitsukoshi store that exists in all of North America is only at Disney’s Epcot in the Japan pavilion.

So it’s no wonder why so many weeaboos come to Epcot daily. And no, I don’t mean tourists who are interested in looking at Pocky all day, but I mean local/Floridian weeaboos. They really do exist there — I’ve seen them, and they come to Epcot pretty often.

There is a handful of kids who walk around the Japan pavilion and hang out there all day, spending tourist prices on Ramune and rocking their most stylish fedoras. Granted, I spend all day at Disney whenever I have the chance, but I also visit its three other parks, and I don’t choose to consume wasabi peas for dinner every chance I get to go. To each his own, I guess. Enjoy the photos of some of the merch located Mitsukoshi at Epcot, as well as a portion of my Saturday night.

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Our Favorite Valentines

In celebration of V-Day, here’s some cosplay of our favorite Valentines - Vincent, Ivy, Faye, and Jill.

Amazing Papercraft and So Can You!

We’ve seen people do amazing things with paper, but this tops them all. These unbelievable pieces from artist Destro2k look like they were pulled straight from the games.

The best part? Destro2k even added tutorials on how to make these awesome pieces. But be warned, they are hard. I couldn’t even make a Companion Cube.

Check out all of the other awesome stuff he’s done, including a Gundam, Eva Unit and more.

I’m gonna go try to make that Arwing now…

Check It: More Papercraft on Albotas
Buy It: Papertoy Monsters
Final Fantasy VII Meets Adventure Time
Snag this boss-ass t-shirt by Juan Ma aka jmlfreeman today only for just $10 over on Tee Fury.

Final Fantasy VII Meets Adventure Time

Snag this boss-ass t-shirt by Juan Ma aka jmlfreeman today only for just $10 over on Tee Fury.

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