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Review: My Auron Play Arts Action Figure (Final Fantasy X)

Updated on February 10, 2015

Sir Auron Action Figure Looks Fantastic

I finally bought the Auron Play Arts Action Figure owned by some of my fellow Final Fantasy X fans, and all I can say is: drool.

I'm not an expert collector, but as a diehard fan of the Final Fantasy series, I am happy to have Sir Auron standing guard over my workstation and looking like his usual grumpy badass self.

As far as I can see -- and I am embarrassingly familiar with Auron's costume, having made a gazillion Auron avatars and icons -- the only mistake is that his good eye is painted more gray than brown. In fact, this Auron action figure's details are so clear that it answered a common FFX fan trivia question: what's in the jug?

Here's my Auron figure on my dining room table. See my Auron action figure photo gallery below for some great close-ups! (And when you're done, check out my fan page on Auron-- I guarantee you'll learn something about him you didn't know before.)

My review of my desk buddy

Auron Play Arts Action Figure

This 8.3" Play Arts Auron Action Figure is a great collector's item and a fun toy for Final Fantasy X fans. It includes excellent detailing, from the green-and-red leather wrap on his katana hilt right down to the gold medallions on his boots (bet you never even noticed them in game). The face is a good portrait. Fine detailing includes various leather straps and studs, flexible tassel, jug, beads, gauntlet, and more.

Auron's right arm comes out -- with some difficulty; they didn't want it to fall off -- and can be replaced with a second version tucked inside his coat. The sword is a separate piece.

➤ Buy on Amazon

Buyer's Note: I bought mine on Amazon, seller Aeon Toys, and it arrived promptly and well-packaged.

Durability Issue?

Handle your Auron action figure with care, as some reviewers have reported weakness in the right arm and knee.

I do have a slightly loose right wrist on mine, but assumed it was from forcing the hands together for a dramatic sword-grip.

If he gets wobbly, a stand is included.

Photo Gallery: Auron Figure in Action - I am having too much fun with this...

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Auron watches out for fiends in Kilika's Cloister of Trials...Dude, it's HIM! (My mom always thought he had a broken left arm.)Dramatic pose is dramatic.Packaging for a legendary hero.Auron fends off a coeurl. (Yes, it stayed upright posed like that.)Auron under siege from my FF Trading Arts minifigs.
Auron watches out for fiends in Kilika's Cloister of Trials...
Auron watches out for fiends in Kilika's Cloister of Trials...
Dude, it's HIM! (My mom always thought he had a broken left arm.)
Dude, it's HIM! (My mom always thought he had a broken left arm.)
Dramatic pose is dramatic.
Dramatic pose is dramatic.
Packaging for a legendary hero.
Packaging for a legendary hero.
Auron fends off a coeurl. (Yes, it stayed upright posed like that.)
Auron fends off a coeurl. (Yes, it stayed upright posed like that.)
Auron under siege from my FF Trading Arts minifigs.
Auron under siege from my FF Trading Arts minifigs.

Auron for sale on eBay - ...that just sounds wrong.

Poor Auron. Killed, forced to work in a Disney flick, chibified, and now we're buying and selling him on the Interwebs. Doesn't the old guy ever get a break?

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My scan of Auron action figure's sword (Actual length: 8 inches)

Don't forget to check out Auron: The Fan's Ultimate Guide. :)

Auron's Sword (yes the hilt wrap should have red as well as green)

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