Oh boy, I don’t usually get tempted by figurines and collectible merchandise around games, save for the occasional t-shirt, but oh boy, that gets a lot harder when it comes to Persona merch. The newest lot of Persona 5 merchandise comes in the form of two figurines in the mold of two characters from the popular JRPG. Both the protagonist from Persona 5, Joker, and the tragic detective Goro Akechi. The news comes a day after Persona‘s 25th anniversary and the news that special Persona merchandise would be made and available on the Atlus website.
The figures of Joker and Akechi from Persona 5 come from the company MegaHouse, which has some previous history with anime and gaming figurines, especially in the Persona series. These two new figures will be part of MegaHouse’s Lucrea lineup, joining Persona 5 characters Kasumi Yoshizawa (who debuted in the Persona 5 Royal rerelease) and Makoto Nijima. Both the Joker and Akechi figures will be posed to represent their signature “Show Time” moves, a mechanic that was introduced in Persona 5 Royal. No information was released about when we’ll be able to buy these figures, but the Makoto figure will be available later this year.
Persona has recently turned 25, with the Persona 25th anniversary announcement coming a day prior, along with news about the new 25th anniversary-themed merchandise being available to check out, as well as more information about what might come in the rest of the year with the Persona franchise. No Persona 6 yet unfortunately, although given the gap between Persona 4 and Persona 5, then we might still be waiting for a little while.
What do you think of these Joker and Akechi figures from Persona 5? Are you tempted like me, despite responsibilities like rent and bills? Have you been interested in any other Persona merch that’s been released for Persona’s 25th anniversary? Leave us a comment down below with what you think about this news.