Final Fantasy VII Play Arts Vol.1 no.0 Cloud Strife & hardy-Daytona

Cloud Strife and his hardy Daytona finally arrived!…and as any collector knows the second you remove any collectible from its original packaging its resale value takes a really big hit so of course I kept him and his bike in his box…………………………NOT!!! 😛

I immediately took him out of his box and set him up in front of my t.v.! I've wanted a similar Cloud figure for quite awhile now but getting the previous release became quite a costly proposition through online auctions so I jumped at the chance of owning this one as soon as I saw its pre-order announcement. It was a bit expensive at 9800 yen but the attention to detail is quite stunning.

Cloud's hardy-Daytona is particularly impressive as in addition to the incredible detail, it has a kick stand, the steering is operable with numerous moving parts and the tires are made of actual rubber too!

Cloud can be posed either separately with a stand in numerous ways as he has quite a few points of articulation and his sword can also be placed on his back but I preferred to have him posed on his bike which actually took me awhile to accomplish as I needed to turn his body a particular way so that he'd sit properly but after about 20 minutes he seems comfortable! ^-^ And how he wields such a large sword is way beyond comprehension!….but it looks really great!  

This series came out so long ago and it amazes me that they're still producing new merchandise for it! And now I think my FFVII collection is complete! Sorry Mr. box I don't think that I have room anywhere to keep you!….and it really wouldn't make any sense either to hang on to it as with all of the figures that I collect I have really no intention of selling them ever!

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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7 Responses to Final Fantasy VII Play Arts Vol.1 no.0 Cloud Strife & hardy-Daytona

  1. xmangerm says:

    Hello MorningBerryz,How are you doing today? I hope all is fine. Btw, nice close up shots.

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  2. Mikey says:

    [いいですね]

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  3. Hello xmangerm! Thank you! I'm doing great! No stomach bugs lately so I'm really happy about that. I was having so much trouble with lighting as my room is actually pretty dark so the images weren't coming out very nice at first. And add to that I'm not very good with a camera to begin with! 😛 I hope you are well too! ^-^

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  4. LOL! My room is really small though but somehow I keep fitting more things in there! 😛 Unfortunately I have to dust E.T. too…he's really no help at all! 😛 I usually use Swiffer dusters and why must we have so much dust all the time?! A weekly dusting works great but sometimes I do tend to get a bit lazy and I'll miss a week…. 🙂 Poor box but I have to discard it! There's just no room for it.

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  5. Mikey says:

    Maybe you could sell Just The Box on Ebay, etc.? Bet Someone would buy it and would be cheap to ship! 😛
    I'll have to have a little talk with Mr. E.T. Free room and board and Reeces' Pieces, and can't do a *little* housework?!
    You've heard of "The Expanding Universe" theory?? That might explain why you can still get things in there! 😉 And why your side of the house bulges out into another dimension! ^^

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  6. Eh?! sell the empty box?! :O I wish I could actually expand my room a bit or actually a lot! If only I had room for another bookshelf… 😛

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  7. Mikey says:

    You should make it a non-profit organization to get grants for expansion! ET could sit on corner, collecting donations. Who would refuse ET?!

    Yes, I think someone would buy your box! I might bid on it! 🙂

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