Square Enix continues integrating NFT into its products, including figures. The company has revealed and opened pre-orders for new Bring Arts action figures of Tifa Lockhart and Aerith Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII. Both figures will come with digital certificates that users can redeem on a specific NFT platform.
The standard edition, which costs $129.99, will still include NFT in form of a digital certificate of authenticity. The $159.99 Digital Plus edition will add a ticket containing a code to obtain a digital version of the figure, viewable on an Augmented Reality (AR) gallery app. Users must redeem both the digital figure and certificate exclusively on the NFT platform Enjin. The store pages for the figures include disclaimer language absolving Square Enix of responsibility should the Enjin platform shut down – a distinct possibility in the highly volatile cryptocurrency environment.
Both figures will release earlier in North America in April 2023. Japan will get them much later—Tifa’s figure will appear in the country on December 30, 2023, and Aerith’s on January 27, 2024. Though other Bring Arts Tifa and Aerith figures exist, these have an appearance based on Tetsuya Nomura’s original character art for the original Final Fantasy VII.
These NFT-toting figures of the two FFVII heroines will follow the title’s protagonist, Cloud Strife. Square Enix revealed his figure first in July 2022. Pre-orders for both the regular and Digital Plus editions are still available as of this writing. The company will release Cloud’s figure in November 2023.
The new Bring Arts action figures of Tifa Lockhart and Aerith Gainsborough are modeled after their appearances in the original Final Fantasy VIIwhich came out on the first PlayStation in 1997.