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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.

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What if characters from Final Fantasy got confused and ended up as Pokémon trainers? It turns out they look like a natural fit. DeviantArt user Andrew Ryan put some thought into which type of trainers the character would become. For example, with Final Fantasy VII, he thought Barrett would be a good rock type Pokémon trainer since he grew up in a small mining town. Plus, I have to agree with Andrew that he looks cool with a Poké Ball arm launcher.

See more mash-ups with characters from Final Fantasy VIII and X after the break.

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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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