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Monday, 24 March 2014

Revoltech Yamaguchi No.131 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - Snake

Metal Gear is an ongoing stealth action adventure game series that spanned from 1987 on the MSX2 to 1998 on the PS1 to now.  The brain child of Hideo Kojima, MG can arguably be one of the most famous game series ever. Love it or hate it, there's no denying MG bought the stealth game genre to the mainstream. So based on the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, here's Big Boss aka Snake!

Let me start by saying, i'm not a big fan of the MG series. I feel they take themselves too seriously, with out of context philosophy but still trying to add in weird campiness. That's why i like MG Rising Revengeance for realizing how silly their premise was and just have fun with it. Anyway, back to the figure, Kaiyodo finally acquired the MG license and released a super articulated Big Boss figure.

Yamaguchi is known to stylize figures that he sculpts, so it's no surprising he did it here. Snake looks like he came from a manga instead of the realistic look of the game. The sculpt looks good in dynamic poses, but left in neutral poses, it looks odd. With elongated neck and cartoony face, he might not be what the fan wants, but dammit if he isn't cool as hell.

 He has so much articulation due to the fact they stuck Revol joints anywhere you could think off, he even has an articulated eye!

Also who could forget one of the funnier props in the game,  the box. Kaiyodo included a DIY cardboard to make your own box. It's just a tad tinier that it should be, so you couldn't hide Big Boss fully in it.

 Assault rifle.

Handgun with silencer.

And a stun rod. Other accessories include the hanging grips (which i have no use for), revoltech stand (crap), effect base and the ! prop.

I find this figure, although fun, might not be everyone's cup of tea. But Kaiyodo is still milking the MG cash cow for it's worth with Raiden, white Raiden, Ground Zero Big Boss and soon to be revealed Solid Snake, so if this doesn't appeal to you, you could pick the one that does.
Anyway, thanks for viewing!

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