Vincent Valentine Play Arts Review

Vincent Valentine is an extra playable character in Final Fantasy VII. He also appears in the movie Advent Children and has his own offshoot game called Dirge of Cerberus. Vincent is an ex-Turk, and Shinra lab rat, until you rescue him from his…coffin.This character probably has one of the coolest designs in the Final Fantasy universe.

I got this toy as a Christmas present last year, and it is the only Advent Children edition Play Arts toy that I own. This toy is produced by Square Enix and was originally released in 08/2005.

Hmm, I keep having to edit this post! Previously I had this toy listed as a bootleg, however, it has come my attention that the unusual box may just be an american release version. I have not been able to confirm this, so do not know if the toy is legitimate or not.

Packaging: well after having done so many Play Arts Reviews, this package is like all the rest.

Accessories: Vincent does not come with a lot of accessories, he comes with an extra hand and his three barreled gun featured in the movie.

Sculpt: This is the one area where Vincent exceeds expectations. Overall, he looks great! His hair is nice, the coat has some good frayed detail at the bottom, but almost no detail in the body since it is made of a very soft rubber. There a buckles and belts all over his clothing, and the sculpting on those is fairly detailed as well. His gun has three barrels, and a metal chain connects the little emblem to the rest of the weapon. There is also a holster for the gun on the side of Vincents leg which the gun can be placed into. While the sculpting makes this figure looks excellent, the paint….well….

Paint: The painting on this figure is mediocre. His face looks pretty bad! He has a sallow, almost deathly skin tone that does not seem intentional. His lips look like he died in the cold! Why are they a dark gray color? The biggest paint disappointment on this figure is the eyes (in which a lot of Play Arts figures excel). They are the correct orange/red color but have no depth and just don’t look right. His face does not capture how he looks in the movie, and this seems to be an issue with all the advent children toys. The painting on the clothes and body is far better than that on the head. His armored hand and shoes are painted in a shiny gold, and there really aren’t any paint bleeds anywhere.

Pose-ability: Well hes just not that pose-able. His coat is flexible so it allows for leg movement, but the top part of the coat makes it difficult to move his arms.

Overall, I still like this Vincent because I like the character and his advent children character design.