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Margin Makers: Guide to Final Fantasy merchandise

2016 was the year Final Fantasy made its grand return.

It began with the Uncovered: Final Fantasy XV event in Los Angeles in April, where publisher Square Enix revealed when the long-awaited RPG would be launching.

The firm also unveiled its massive push for title, which included three games, an anime, a movie starring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Aaron Paul, an Audi car, a song by Florence and the Machine, numerous special editions…

But the big deal was, of course, the launch of Final Fantasy XV, which hit shelves on November 29th.

Talking to MCV, Square Enix’s marketing director Anthony Newall said that the title not only appealled to existing fans but also to a new generation that have never played Final Fantasy before.”

He continued: Final Fantasy XV is the big one. It has consistently been at the top of the most anticipated charts, generated incredible PR across specialist and consumer media and will be remembered for years to come as a landmark title.”

Newall continued: Fresh open-world gameplay, real-time, team-based combat and an awe-inspiring mix of real-life and fantasy setting make Final Fantasy XV truly stand out,” said. All of this is built on nearly 30 years of RPG excellence in story-telling, character, music and, in particular, cutting-edge new technology.

Newall added that Square Enix wants to ensure that Final Fantasy XV is a great stocking filler.”

That’s why it has heavily invested in tie-in products, from figures to a limited edition soundtrack.

And the story doesn’t end there. Remakes of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XII are in the pipeline, while World of Final Fantasy also launched in October.

Thus, there’s lots loads of opportunities to capitalise on Square Enix’s most popular IP.

Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack Limited Edition(Blu-ray disc music)

Final Fantasy is known for its amazing soundtrack. That’s likely why Square decided to release a box set of Final Fantasy XV’s music. It features bonus tracks (including Florence and the Machine’s theme song Stand by Me), behind-the-scenes footage, 250 songs from the whole series, piano versions, a round table with composer Yoko Shimomura and more.

SRP: 82.99

Manufacturer: Square Enix

Distributor: Square Enix

Contact: 020 8636 3000

Final Fantasy XV Play Arts Kai Collection

Square Enix’s Play Arts Kai has designed new beautifully detailed action figures to launch alongside Final Fantasy XV. Gladolius, Ignis, Prompto and Noctis are the four characters available. They all stand around 30 cm tall and have their own weapons.

SRP: 82.99 (each)

Manufacturer: Play Arts Kai – Square Enix

Distributor: Heo UK

Contact: info@heo.com

Final Fantasy XV: Silver PendantLunafreya Nox Fleuret

Here’s the perfect Christmas gift for any hard-core Final Fantasy fans out there.

SRP: 189.99

Manufacturer: Square Enix

Distributor: Square Enix

Contact: 020 8636 3000

Final Fantasy XV – The Complete Official Guide

This 324-page guide covers Final Fantasy XV’s main missions, sidequests and all gamers need to fully complete the game.

SRP: 14.99

Manufacturer: Piggyback

Distributor: Piggyback

Contact: 020 7313 9232

Final Fantasy VII Monopoly

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII’s launch, this Monopoly special edition will release on April 14th 2017.

SRP: 34.99

Manufacturer: Merchoid

Distributor: Merchoid

Contact: 0121 350 8346

Final Fantasy XV WallScroll Vol.2

Final Fantasy XV’s main characters Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto are displayed on this wall scroll.

SRP: 19.99

Manufacturer: Square Enix

Distributor: Square Enix

Contact: 020 8636 3000

Final Fantasy Bombkeychain plush

Final Fantasy aficionados can now own a Bomb in plush form. It’s also a keychain, so it can follow you everywhere.

SRP: 12.76

Manufacturer: Square Enix Japan

Distributor: Game Legends

Contact: info@game-legends.de

World Of Final Fantasy – Static Arts Mini: Cactuar Conductor

The Cactuar Conductor has been featured as a mini-game in PS4 and Vita title World of Final Fantasy.

SRP: 27.99

Manufacturer: Static Arts Mini – Square Enix

Distributor: Abysse Corp

Contact: contact@abyssecorp.com

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