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3D Printed Final Fantasy VII Characters: Materia-lized

by Lambert Varias

Final Fantasy VII was the first game in the FF series to have 3D graphics. Those graphics probably look laughable now, but the squished low polygon rendering of the characters make for really adorable figurines. Look! It’s freakin’ Biggs and Wedge! Well, Gaia’s Biggs and Wedge.


The figurines were designed by Joaquin Baldwin and are printed using full color sandstone. All of the main heroes are included along with some of the villains and many of the secondary characters, including Sephiroth, Zack Fair, a Moogle, a Chocobo and the Turks.


*Update: Square Enix got wind of Joaquin’s products and sent a cease and desist notice to Shapeways. Joaquin’s work counts as copyright infringement, so he had to stop selling the figurines. So say goodbye to Aeris. Again.*

Ride on Cid’s airship and head to Shapeways to order the figurines. They cost between $13 to $32 (USD) each. One funny thing about this set is that Joaquin seems to have priced each figure based on the amount of material needed to print it. This means Cait Sith and the Chocobo are the priciest ones, even though Cloud, Sephiroth and many others in the set are more popular than those two. The cheapest of course is Barrett’s kid Marlene.

[via Kotaku]

Comments (7):

  1. Mattsy says:

    Ha. Square Enix shits all over the Final Fantasy series and then sends cease and desists to those who actually do something good with it.

    Says all you need to know about the state of modern console gaming right there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I agree, it’s an outrage that you can’t sell someone else’s intellectual property. Why, I should be able to sell anything someone else made!

    • DumbMuch? says:

      Are you high??

      You don’t have the right to use someone else’s intellectual property without the consent of the creator. Period.

      Square however should have considered a deal with the guy so they could mass market the figurines. Might as well milk it for all its worth. $$$$

  3. Jay says:

    These are awesome. Square Enix should’ve done the smart thing and brought him in to help them make a profit off the things, they’d probably be super popular.

  4. kim says:

    1st comment is so laughable in its … innocence
    2nd comment is a good reply to the first once
    3rd conment is a good and viable suggestion

  5. tone says:

    3d printing…absolutely useless (for now)

  6. James says:

    Dear Square-Enix,

    Please, oh please, do please license this guy and put me in for an order of one of each.



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