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This video takes the Final Fantasy franchise and turns its epic battles into carefully choreographed dance-offs. It was a labor of love for Mike Song who wanted to make it as a tribute of sorts. The moves aren’t random either, but designed to evoke what happens during various spells. You can keep track of the spells starting at the 1:09 minute mark and you’ll see:

1) Item: Linoleum – Magic: Castle / Shell / Protect
2) Scan
3) Shadow
4) Kick (Class: Monk)
5) Counter Attack (Weapon: Mop)
6) Ryanimay’s Ultimate Self-Sacrifice Attack
7) Summon : Mr. RAYMOND
8) Blitzball Attack
9) Magic : Rear-Ended Hypnosis
10) Summon : Bahamut
11) Magic : Haste
12) Red XIII Limit Break
13) Fire 1000

Song says that, if he could, he’d make an entire dance movie. If this video is any indication, with the right budget, it would be incredible.

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You know that kind of dancing that’s so fluid and precise that it blows your mind? Well, Mike Song and Tony Tran are demonstrating stunning moves in this video. They dance to themes from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XIII, and they are so freaking good. You’ll be mesmerized by their skills and their nerdiness.

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The Final Fantasy games are overflowing with fascinating characters and awesome weaponry – it’s hard to choose favorites. That said, Serah’s awesome sword-bow called Starseeker has to be near the top of the list of cool death dealing gadgets. It works for melee or ranged combat, and it’s pink and purple! This prop replica of the weapon was crafted by the talented meanlilkitty on DeviantArt; it’s made from wood, plastic jewels, and metal fixtures. I think it looks sexy.

(Mean Lil Kitty via OW)

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Unfortunately, this beautiful Ultima from Final Fantasy is a garage kit and not something you can buy. It was made by PKKING with an incredible attention to detail. He’s missed nothing. Her face, every feather, every fold in her dress are all beautifully rendered. It’s a true work of art that any Final Fantasy fan would love to own.

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Of all the creatures in Final Fantasy, Chocobos are the most adorable. I adore the little fluffy companions and that they are a constant in the game. A Chocobo fan commissioned artist Jenna Antonelli to sculpt one of the feathered animals, and the end result is extremely huggable (well, it would be if it wasn’t made from clay).

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Right, because who hasn’t imagined the world of Final Fantasy as a musical involving puppets? Comedian Brent Black (Brentalfloss) spent about two years putting together this little musical video tribute to the mages from Final Fantasy. You’ve got the Red, White and Black mages all singing their little hearts out and the only thing funnier than watching them flail around is listening to the words they’re singing.

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Artist David Goh took some iconic game symbols and gave them a little facelift that makes them just incredible. It makes me want to go back and play some of these games a second time.

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If you like playing Monopoly and Final Fantasy I have so got  the project for you: a cross-stitched version of the board game! Sprite Stitch user jadely made the game as part of a stitching swap. The board and tokens were stitched by hand and the cards (deed cards, etc) were printed. The entire package looks amazing, and if you’d like to invest the time to make your own, jadely shared the pattern.

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Coming soon to our Nerd Approved Shop—the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Chocobo Plush!

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Square-Enix’s hit role playing game (RPG) franchise, Final Fantasy with this adorable Chocobo plush! Chocobo is carrying a cake celebrating the momentous anniversary. Chocobo is made of polyester and comes in a plastic bag. Chocobo measures 9-inches long x 7-inches tall x 6 1/3-inches wide.

Look for the Chocobo plush to ship this September.

Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Chocobo Plush—$29.99

Final Fantasy cosplayers, this is your weapon. Behold, Squall’s Final Fantasy VIII Gunblade. This looks so strikingly real that it’s hard to believe it’s made of MDF and balsa wood with a chamber that used to be a small Pringles can (think about that the next time you have a snack).

All this is the work of a guy taking a college course in prop-making and was put online by his friend. Apparently he’s also done some commissioned pieces so get in line if you’re looking to have the perfect weapon for con season this summer.

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