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The loss of David Bowie has inspired fans to create all kinds of tributes to the legendary singer/songwriter as people find different ways to say goodbye. We’ve also been reintroduced to the work of amazing artists who were moved by Bowie throughout his storied career.

One of those artists was Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. Back in 2004, Amano was commissioned to create these drawings inspired by the Thin White Duke and they, in turn, inspired The Return of the Thin White Duke by Neil Gaiman.

Check out more art from the series below.

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Indonesian artist David Adhinarya Lojaya reimagined characters from Final Fantasy with a western-style animated twist. It’s like Disney meets the FF series…wait they don’t own them yet, right?

The collection features 21 Final Fantasy characters and transports them into the world of fairy tales. Check out more artwork after the break.

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Artist ZedEdge gave a few characters from Final Fantasy VII a Disney animated makeover and I’m having all the feels about it.

He plans on recreating all the playable characters from FFVII and I’m convinced Disney really needs to make this movie now.

His collection so far includes Aerith, Cloud, Vincent, Cid, and a more modestly dressed Tifa. Check them all out after the break.

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Harrison Krix of Volpin Props continues to blow us away with his work. This time, it’s Garuda’s Spine from Final Fantasy and, man, is it gorgeous.

He’s also making the awards for the League of Legends Collegiate Championship which you can view after the break along with more pictures of the bow. Is there anything this guy can’t do?

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Man at Arms is still going strong, creating yet another in its long list of amazing weapons from games and movies. They’ve just posted their latest video featuring the creation of Auron’s Katana from Final Fantasy X. It’s a truly wicked looking blade that they use to chop up everything from melons to milk to one poor trashcan that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

See the video after the break.

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We love both The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. But what would it look like if you combined the two games? The Tumblr site Shattered-Earth gave us a glimpse into the answer with a series of logos for Zelda done in Yoshitaka Amano’s classic Final Fantasy style. I don’t know about you all, but I think it’s rather well done.

See Also: Classic Games As Pulp Fiction Novels

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The latest creation by Man at Arms: Reforged is Squall’s Gunblade from the game Final Fantasy VIII. This joins a long list of other cool weapons they’ve made like a sword for Iron Man and a lightsaber katana. It looks fantastic and has a wicked blade that they use to slice and dice fruit and a few unlucky bottles of soda that explode in a glorious splash of carbonation.

See the video after the break.

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Tetsuya Nomura’s eye-catching artistic style is easily recognizable. As a Square Enix artist, he’s worked on a number of popular video game titles for the company, including Kingdom Hearts and the Final Fantasy series. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when the artist was given the task of creating a Batman action figure for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, his take on the classic Caped Crusader ended up looking… well, like something out of Final Fantasy. Don’t get me wrong–his version is absolutely beautiful. The details, like Batman’s helmet and his wings, are incredible. The “DC Comics Variant Play Arts Action Figure” sure does look great, but there isn’t any word on when it will be officially released.

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If you’ve ever played Final Fantasy, you might recognize this blue box that asks whether you’d like to save your progress. The question applies to books too, and Olly Moss worked the box into a bookmark for Urban Outfitters a few years ago. It’s perfect. If Final Fantasy isn’t your thing, you could design a bookmark working in save questions from other games – like Pokémon.

Head to Kotaku to download an image of the bookmark and print your own.

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Want to have a pet chocobo that doesn’t need food or water? Etsy seller Mira Crafts has one that’s hand sculpted, sewn, and painted and can be posed because the base of the figure is armature wire. She even placed every feather by hand! It’s a one of a kind creation. The little creature from Final Fantasy is 12 inches tall by 13 inches long, and Mira Crafts says it’s a great size to fit action figures.

Take a look at some close-ups of the doll after the break.

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