Just in time to get aboard the hype train for next year’s movie, Square Enix has revealed the Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Black Panther Figure.
As is the case with all Play Arts Kai Variant Figures, the Black Panther figure is heavily stylized with a uniquely designed version of the Black Panther costume. Check it out in the gallery below.
Here’s the official description of the Marvel Universe Vairant Play Arts Kai Black Panther Figure from the Square Enix store:
Black Panther has become a world-renowned comic book character as one of Marvel’s most popular Avengers. While he fights under the guise of the mysterious Black Panther, he’s actually T’Challa, King of the technologically advanced African Kingdom of Wakanda.
This Variant figure has a wide range of motion while showing off his massive, yet dignified, physique. Black Panther’s suit is carefully crafted with utmost importance placed on utilizing unique materials to mirror its comic book counterpart. A hard material is used to express the special metal, known as Vibranium, that makes up his nearly unbreakable armor. Meanwhile, the inner layer of his suit is made of cloth that stretches to show off his muscular body. The colors help bring out just how much of a contrast there is between the shine of the armor and the elasticity of the cloth.
Multiple shades of black are adorned with silver accents, including his iconic necklace, helping provide contour and shine across his body. This figure’s interchangeable and highly expressive parts allow you to customize him, while staying true to the charm and appeal of Black Panther’s sharp and enigmatic persona.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.