Sunday, April 12, 2015

Toy Tease: Figma Metal Gear Solid 2 SOLID SNAKE

The Good Smile Company and Max Factory have done it again. With their newest work of art, Solid Snake from the hit Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, they continue their brand of Figma figures based on popular video game characters.

As a gamer, I'm familiar with the Metal Gear Solid series, particularly the first two entries. As a toy collector, I'm even more excited. Figma is a line of figures carrying that high quality one can expect from most import toys. These figures boast numerous points of articulation, making them highly posable, as well as interchangeable parts and accessories.

From the company's website:

"Kept you waiting, huh? I'm at the sneak-point."
From the popular game 'METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY' comes a figma of the main character, Solid Snake!
-Using the smooth yet posable joints of figma, you can act out a variety of different scenes.
-He comes with a standard expression with movable eyes as well as alternate expression with clenched teeth.
-The tranquilizer gun, assault rifle and cardboard box Snake uses in the game are all included.
-The assault rifle also comes with shooting effect parts.
-He also comes with various hand parts including 'hanging' hand parts to avoid detection as well as a hand holding a cigarette.
-An articulated figma stand is included, which allows various poses to be taken.

I actually pre-ordered Snake through Hobby Link Japan some time ago, thus making the lateness of this post as mysterious as many plot elements of the Metal Gear Solid games themselves. You can order Snake from there or the other usual e-tailers: Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth. This figure is also available for order from Diamond via your comic shop. More info on that at Toy Chest News. I opted for HLJ as I had other orders being processed at the time and because it's considerably cheaper. I love to support comic shops, but not at this much of a mark-up.

Figma Solid Snake will look great on any shelf, especially next to other video game all-stars such as the Figma Link and Samus Aran figures. Figma Solid Snake will be available beginning this month. For more info on Good Smile, Max Factory and the stealth action star, visit Good Smile.