Spotted: Massive Gun Worthy of the ‘Final Fantasy’ Merch Collector

by Bags Hooper on July 11, 2012 · 1 comment

in Art & Culture, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XIV, Video Games

If you’ve ever played a Final Fantasy game, you’ll always remember the unique weaponry. For instance, everyone remembers Sephiroth’s giant Masamune sword from Final Fantasy VII (and if you’re a hardcore FF fan, the Masamune dates back to the first FF – just check the Chaos Shrine). Then of course, there is the notorious Gunblade, designed by Tetsuya Nomura and introduced in Final Fantasy VIII.

We’re always on the lookout for cool Final Fantasy inspired merch for CosPlay as well as the collector’s case, and we found one that – while not specifically Final Fantasy designed – will catch the eye of any FF lover.

We found this massive, double-barreled gun (one barrel on top of the another) at Mantiques Modern in New York City. Typically, FF collector’s items are not always sold at full-scale size. When they are, you can always tell by its weight and design that it’s most definitely just for show. This gun is more than just for show.

This giant weapon stands at nearly seven-feet in length and is sturdily crafted. It’s a workout just to lift it, but that’s what makes it so damn cool. The gun may not actually work, but it’s designed as if it were a real weapon.

When I saw it, I immediately thought of the longer Gunblades used by the Garlean Empire centurions in Final Fantasy XIV. Sure, the blade isn’t there, but it’s freaking HUGE and the detail is phenomenal.

Several collectables at Mantiques Modern cost a few thousand dollars. The store also has a WWII Browning Automatic giant training model that’s 7 foot 9 inches, which costs $8,500.

Mantiques Modern is located at 146 West 22nd St. in New York City. If you’re in NYC looking for some awesome new items to add authenticity and value to your collection, definitely stop by this shop.

  • Ace

    Philistine! That’s not a double barreled gun, that’s an oversized cutaway M1 “Garand” rifle. It’s for instructing recruits in the operation of the real thing. The tube under the barrel is the gas tube and operating rod.

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