Final Fantasy XIV 'A Decade's Journey' Event Had Some of the Coolest FFXIV Merchandise

We visited the Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event at the Isetan luxury mall in Shinjuku, Japan, and here's our report, showing some of the coolest FFXIV merchandise and products you'll see in quite a while. ūüėć


Published: October 1, 2023 9:00 AM /

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Final Fantasy XIV A Decade's Journey Logo at Isetan

Square Enix and the Japanese luxury department store Isetan are hosting a really cool Final Fantasy XIV collaboration event in Shinjuku, one of the beating hearts of Tokyo's shopping. 

The event, announced back in August, celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release of A Realm Reborn in 2013, alongside the 90th anniversary of Isetan Shinjuku's opening.

If you find yourself in Tokyo before Oct. 2, you should definitely pay a visit. If that's not a possibility, don't worry, as I'll try my best to convey the feel of the event to you. 

Ul'dah Has Never Looked This Cool

The event is being held on the sixth floor of Isetan Shinjuku, one of the most famous luxury malls in the world. As soon as you enter the large event space, you're welcomed by a beautiful diorama of the city of Ul'dah.

It's so cool, that we decided to cover it in its own article, where you can check out more screenshots and a detailed video.

The Ul'dah Diorama at the entrance of the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV Event

In front of the diorama, a panel celebrated the decade-long journey of many Warriors of Light (albeit some of us have been at it since the launch of the original Final Fantasy XIV, 13 years ago). 

This is the 14th game in the "Final Fantasy" series. As the main character of the story, you will explore the vast online world with your adventurer friends from all over the world.

How you play this game is up to you. You can create your own character and have fun in your own way, not only through the deep story and heated battles, but also by building houses, fishing, and playing minigames.

You can even engage in authentic fashion coordination by combining your favorite items!

Although it's a fantasy world, it's as vivid and lively as reality. Why don't you dive into the world of Final Fantasy XIV too?

Final Fantasy XIV Glamours Are Always En Vogue

Moving on a bit to the side, you can find the area dedicated to Vogue Japan, with the character looks submitted by players showcased on screenshots and on the magazine itself, alongside dedicated apparel.

The Vogue corner shows off some character photos at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV Event

The whole floor is full of original Final Fantasy XIV merchandise. While there is a small area dedicated to Square Enix's official items, the lion's share is taken by creations of various brands and artisans.

While there are too many to cover individually, you can find a full gallery at the bottom of the post, so you'll be able to enjoy everything I've seen.

This Final Fantasy XIV Merchandise Is Quite Special

Of course, there was plenty of apparel, from a number of T-shirts to a lovely lineup of original socks by Tabio.

A stack of Fat Cat socks by Tobio sits on a display table at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV event

Jewelry also enjoyed quite the presence, with several pieces by a number of brands, inspired by Crystals and even a reproduction by Biju mam of Menphina's Earring that many of us used while leveling our jobs to 80.

Final Fantasy XIV A Decade's Journey Menphina's Earring by Biju Mam

Those who love Haurchefant will likely appreciate the lighter by Zippo reproducing our old friend's shield and the emotional line, "Until then, my friend!"

I will admit I was tempted by this one, and I don't even smoke.

Final Fantasy XIV A Decade's Journey Zippo Shield Lighter

Another lovely item is the Handkerchief by H TOKYO reproducing the Starbird from Endwalker. 

Final Fantasy XIV H TOKYO Handkerchief Starbird

Those who love traditional Japanese items will likely adore the kokeshi (wooden dolls) by Usaburo no Mago reproducing a Moogle, a Loporrit, and an ancient minion. 

Minion Kokeshi sit on a display table at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV event

Hungry or Thirsty? No Problem at this Final Fantasy XIV Event

Of course, this kind of event wouldn't be complete without food items. Perhaps the most adorable are the macarons by Pierre Hermé Paris, inspired by the Loporrit's colorful carrots.

Yet, there's much more on the menu, from blended coffee inspired by the Four Lords to tea dedicated to various cities in Eorzea and beyond.

Loporrit Macarons are arranged on a plate at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV Event

For those who enjoy drinking, the event also hosts a tasting corner where you can try out and purchase whiskey bottles by Nagahama Distillery inspired by the three main city-states, Ul'dah, Gridania, and Limsa Lominsa.

Whiskeys by Nagahama Distillery sit upon a shelf at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV Event

Visitors who enjoy creative endeavors can purchase and hang wooden Ema (votive tablets usually used as shrines) with their drawings and wishes. 

Ema tablets hang on a wall at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV event

Last, but not least, visitors can take a break at the temporary branch of the Eorzea Cafe, enjoying food and drinks themed after Final Fantasy XIV. 

The menu at the Eorzea Cafe in Isetan Shinjuku, which can be found at the A Decade's End Final Fantasy XIV Event

Below you can enjoy the full gallery of pictures I took during the Final Fantasy XIV event, portraying every item available for your perusal.

 

If you're unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XIV, you can get a copy for PS5, PS4, and PC, with an Xbox Series X|S version coming soon.

A new expansion titled Dawntrail will be released next summer. Soon er in the the release schedule is patch 6.5 named "Growing Light," which is slated for Oct. 3 and on which we recently learned quite a few new details during the latest Letter from the Producer Live from Tokyo Game Show. 

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Game Page Final Fantasy XIV
Developer
Square Enix
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Release Date
August 27, 2013 (Calendar)
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