So I went to the Square Enix Showcase during my visit in Tokyo...
Fun stuff~ there was a lotta cool trinkets I wanted to buy, but they're quite expensive. The moogle is my sister's purchase, I got the 25th Anniversary moogle cup and the FFXI Avatar file folder (I figured the wall scroll would be awesome, but with this I can carry it around with me everywhere!) while the two other cups I got for my friends back in Canada.
Some close ups of the clear file (spoilered for big):
Not gonna lie, I want that Bastok keychain...and the the gobbie pillow.
What is this?!
I would still kill for that wall scroll.
The real question is, what do the moon runes in front of each of them say?
edit: On second glance, Diabolos' appears to be along the lines of "to dream" or vision, that kind of stuff, but I still can't figure what's in front of Phoenix.
Don't know my kanji, but google wizardry has me thinking it's "again" or return or something.
the basic avatars are their elements. Fenrir's is Moon. carbuncle's is Rainbow. Diabolos is Dream, Bahamut's is Sky.
Not sure on Phoenix. Most everything I can relate to Phoenix is spelled in katakana
更 is the closest I can find and it means renew, again and other such words, but kanji doesn't exactly work on "looks like".
the characters are not exactly elements for the terrestrial avatars..
phoenix's means 'again' or 'renew' pretty much.. and so the proper interpretation is most likely rebirth.
Bahamut 空 sky
Diabolos 梦 dream
Leviathan 水 water
Shiva 氷 ice
Ifrit 火 fire
Phoenix 再 reborn or rebirth (再生)
Garuda 风 wind
Ramuh 雷 thunder
Titan 土 earth
Fenrir 月 moon
Carbuncle 虹 rainbow
I wonder why Atomos and Cait Sith aren't there.
because it was probably made during/right after CoP. Atomos and Cait Sith aren't Celestial/Terrestrial Avatars, but Alexander and Odin are not on it as well.
They really should sell that avatar poster on the NA site. Please SE??
I'd rock that as a sweet ass poster although it needs to be on nice stock instead of some crappy vinyl wallscroll or folded semigloss like everything else nerd-related.
Also, is that the only actual illustrated rendition of XI Phoenix? (besides being fused with Tenzen's blade or Selh'teus)