Metal Gear Solid

One of the best Good Smile shop exclusives yet!
Metal Gear fans are finally getting the Solid Snake figure they've waited nearly 30 years for. Sure, there have been other Snake action figures, but figma Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 2 is certainly aiming to be the best... read feature


NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company Up-close

We get up-close and personal with the GSC display
Oct 11
Good Smile Company is awesome for getting us right up close with their latest display pieces at New York Comic Con! You can practically smell the fresh paint on the figures! This is as close as you can get without being there... read

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company

It's Turtle time!
Oct 10
We got the teaser just the other day, now we get to see the whole thing! It's fairly rare for Good Smile Company to tackle properties from the west (though that seems to be changing every event), but with recent efforts to gi... read
New Play Arts Kai

Hideo Kojima teases Kid Mantis for Play Arts Kai line

An interesting choice from Metal Gear Solid V
Sep 16
Hideo Kojima is back doing what he does best outside of making games: teasing Play Arts Kai figures on Twitter. This time around, it's the mask-wearing child from Metal Gear Solid V better known as Kid Mantis (mostly bec... read
Down to the last pixel
After lurking in the shadows for a while, Nendoroid Solid Snake has finally emerged into the glaring light of a proper preview by Kahotan, and to say he's looking great would be an understatement. It really looks like Good Sm... read feature

SDCC 2014 Sideshow

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

There might have been actual Stark tech there
Jul 27
Hot Toys' 1/6-scale figures were featured at Sideshow's booth as usual. This year they had a couple of vehicles, some figures from The Dark Knight and Avengers, and lots of Iron Men. So many Iron Men. You should know the drill by now: hit the jump to see my impressions and favorites. read
SDCC: Play Arts Kai

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Other Play Arts Kai

Jul 26
Having touched base on the comics and Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts related Play Arts Kai, let's wrap things up from the Square Enix booth with a look at everything else in store: The Atlas from Titanfall was at the booth... read

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Anime and Video Games

Attack on your savings
Jul 25
Here we are with another booth, straight from the floor at San Diego Comic Con. Here, we have several anime and video game items from Kotobukiya. The thing that'll likely grab your attention is the excellent looking Levi and ... read
A Snake size for everyone
We'd already known Nendoroid Solid Snake was coming thanks to an announcement at Wonder Festival. Now though it seems Good Smile Company have gone deeper into Kojima territory, as on livestream today it was revealed Max Facto... read feature

RevolMini Cyborg Ninja

RevolMini rolls on with MGS' Cyborg Ninja

I wish this were normal sized
May 08
If you were hoping for more Metal Gear Solid figures, then I have good news. If you were hoping they'd be back to normal Revoltechs, well, too bad. It is extremely good news that Cyborg Ninja is getting a release, however it ... read
Revol Mini Snake & Muscle

A better look at Revol Mini Solid Snake and Kinnikuman

Also Micro Yamaguchi
Apr 24
This month's scans brought news of the new Revoltech line, Revol Mini. The inaugural figures of the line are none other than Solid Snake and Kinnikuman. It's not the announcement that many were expecting, but nevertheless, he... read
Magazine Scans

Revoltech goes small with new revolMiNi line

Buy them again, just smaller
Apr 22
Revoltech hasn't held much attention lately. It's kind of saddening, but the line has failed to capture our imaginations with licenses and the actual product like figma and Figuarts have. That's not to say that Kaiyodo is any... read
WonderCon 2014 Kotobukiya

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya

All of the Bishoujos, comics, and Star Wars stuff you love
Apr 20
Kotobukiya didn't bring much (if anything) new to WonderCon, which is understandable as it's not a tentpole convention in the US. However our determined editor Natalie covered their booth all the same despite being sick as a ... read
PAK MGS5 Quiet

Play Arts Kai MGS5 Quiet gets some more exposure

I think you already know what I'm going to say here
Feb 27
I've had my share of words regarding the upcoming release of Play Arts Kai Quiet. With two new shots released courtesy of Hideo Kojima's Twitter, we can once upon gaze on the tranquil nature of Quiet. This time, let's just fo... read
Nendo Snake

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendoroid Solid Snake

Kept you waiting, huh?
Feb 08
It seems Good Smile Company's Nendoroid licensing rampage knows no bounds. After raiding Nintendo's celebrated library, they've now moved on to Konami, as shots coming out of Wonder Festival have revealed there are plans in p... read
MGS Play Arts Kai Quiet

MGS 5 Play Arts Kai Quiet sneaks out for a preview

Such character design. Many opinion.
Jan 20
If you remember a couple of months back, Hideo Kojima let us in on some of the details for Quiet, a new character introduced in the latest installment of the franchise. I had my own quips as to his reasoning for the design, a... read
Metal Gear Ray

Metal Gear Ray is ready for your plamo pleasure

Attacking your shores in May 2014
Dec 20
For those with size and wallet restrictions, Kotobukiya's Metal Gear Rex plamo was a blessing for fans earlier this year. Given the reception to its release, it was only a matter of time before the clamoring for Rex would beg... read
PAK Ground Zeroes Snake

PAK Ground Zeroes Snake ready for pre-order action

No espionage needed ... just some patience until next year
Nov 29
After appearing at SDCC and NYCC this year, Square Enix's Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid  V: Ground Zeroes Snake not only is up for pre-order, but is finally appearing in color with new promo shots. Snake's got his ... read
Magazine Scans

Metal Gear Ray leads off this month's hobby scans

Nov 23
At the very end of last year, Kotobukiya released their 1/100 scale model of Metal Gear Rex. That immediately prompted questions of when Metal Gear Ray would be put into production plans. With this month's scans, the year 201... read
Metal Gear Solid 5 PAK

Relieve your phantom pain with Snake and Skull Face

Getting all up in your ground zeroes
Nov 09
The next console generation is almost here, but the wait for Metal Gear Solid V will be considerably longer. Seeing these two Play Arts Kai reveals just makes me all the more anxious. I haven't gotten around to Metal Gear Ris... read
A few new figures in color
If you happen to like Play Arts Kai figures, then you have quite a treat coming from the floor of New York Comic Con. While there weren't a lot of super big announcements after the swarm of new figures we saw at San Diego Com... read feature

Metal Gear Solid

Hideo Kojima says I'll be ashamed for response to Quiet

Kojima is up on his high horse
Sep 08
Last week, Hideo Kojima let the world in on his design process behind the character, Quiet, for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V. I wasn't exactly thrilled with his reasoning behind making the character "more erotic" and Kojim... read
Character Design

Hideo Kojima opens mouth, tells secret everyone knows

Just because it's done doesn't make it right
Sep 04
You know what the figure industry is about. Consistently, the message is sent that sex sells. It doesn't surprise anyone. If you've played just about any game in the Metal Gear Solid series, it doesn't come as any shock that ... read
Revoltech Raiden

Revoltech Raiden sneaks in for pre-orders

Aug 05
Metal Gear Revengence has actually gotten people to like Raiden's design, which is something I didn't think was possible. Kaiyodo has already had their hand in making Revoltech Snake, but now the company will use their talent... read
WF2013S: Kaiyodo

Wonder Festival 2013 Summer: Kaiyodo

If you guessed EVA Revoltechs, you're still not a real psychic
Jul 29
[Update] New photos have been added, including Revoltechs for Jessie of Toy Story and the collection of Iron Man. As the hosts of the show, I would've thought that Kaiyodo would have had more on display. Not diminishing what ... read
PAK Raiden, Liquid Snake

Pre-orders open for Play Arts Kai Raiden, Liquid Snake

One could say these figures look ... solid
May 31
Remember last week's appearance of Play Arts Kai Liquid Snake and Raiden? Well, that was a precursor to a pre-order; both Metal Gear Solid figures are listed at online retailers. Both come with a variety of accessories, ... read
ThreeA's Metal Gear RAY

ThreeA's Metal Gear RAY is still alive

New teaser images appear on Hideo Kojima's Twitter
May 28
It's been a good long while since we've seen ThreeA Toys' Metal Gear RAY, but new photos of the prototype have popped up on — where else? — Hideo Kojima's Twitter. The images really don't show off much more than R... read
PAK Raiden, Liquid Snake

! Square Enix reveals Play Arts Kai Raiden & Liquid Snake

Now in color
May 24
[updated with images from the actual source, Hidemi Matsuzuka - Kristina] Back in February, Hideo Kojima revealed the sculpts for two new Play Arts Kai, Raiden and Liquid Snake from Metal Gear Solid 2. It's only been three mo... read

Toy Fair 2013: Square Enix

If you like Play Arts Kai, this is the post for you
Feb 12
Fans of Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line probably wish they could have seen Square Enix's booth at Toy Fair 2013. It was an avalanche of Play Arts Kai figures of all shapes and sizes from a ton of different franchises. Here's... read
Welcome back, Kaiyodo; we missed you
I swear, it feels like the Revoltech line disappeared for a good chunk of 2012, but Revoltech Nakes Snake ensuring they won't be forgotten in 2013. He was just revealed at Wonder Festival 2013 Winter by Kaiyodo, and boy, does... read feature

Raiden, Liquid Snake sculpts reviewed
If you wanted more Metal Gear Solid Play Arts Kai, you're getting it. Hideo Kojima has tweeted out five new pictures showing off four new Play Arts Kai figures: a new colorway of Metal Gear Solid 4 Raiden; the original R... read feature

PixelBlock's Snake sneaks away with my love

Yes, he's handstitched, but no, he doesn't come with a miniature food ration
Feb 04
You might remember a handstitched Samus by PixelBlock from November, and it was pretty darn adorable. Now, PixelBlock is back with a new handmade amigurumi plush of Solid Snake! He stands 5.5 inches tall and comes complete wi... read

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