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1:00 PM on 09.16.2014

Hideo Kojima teases Kid Mantis for Play Arts Kai line

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...

Brian Szabelski


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Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview photo
Think outside the box in this Nendoroid Solid Snake preview
by Martin Siggers

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 Smile Company have bought their A game with this one.

For a start, Snake is one of the new super poseable style of Nendoroids, which means that he's got flexible elbow and knee joints. Furthermore, he's got a special flexible torso part allowing him to go prone. There's also a custom left leg to allow him to take up his classic 'chatting on the codec' pose, two guns, and the character's trademark cigarette.

Really though, this figure is dominated by a pair of absurdly brilliant extra parts. Snake only comes with one alternate face, but what a face it is. Good Smile have recreated his original Playstation 1 low-polygon face (supposedly from the actual game's data) and included it as an entire separate head part. It's equal parts amazing and absurd and definitely makes him stand out, if nothing else.

The second extra is of course Snake's constant companion, the cardboard box. It's not jsut any box accessory though. Not only is it big enough for Snake to actually hide under, but Kahotan confirms it's actually a perfect miniature replica of the box he'll ship in, emblazoned with GSC logos and Snake's Nendoroid number (#447). It's a great little in-joke and the kind of detail that really makes you appreciate the thought that went into the figure.

Kahotan ends her post by highlighting some incoming additions to the Metal Gear range that were unveiled at Wonder Festival or earlier - Nendoroid Venom Snake (from The Phantom Pain), figma Snake and figma Gurlukovich Soldier. There's also the important news that pre-orders for Snake open tomorrow. I was on the fence earlier but I think it's fair to say this preview has thoroughly convinced me. Who's with me?

[ via Kahotan's Blog ]

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7:30 PM on 07.27.2014

SDCC 2014: Sideshow Collectibles - Hot Toys

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.

Tianxiao Ma

4:00 AM on 07.26.2014

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Other Play Arts Kai

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...

Brian Szabelski

6:00 AM on 07.25.2014

SDCC 2014: Kotobukiya - Anime and Video Games

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 ...

Pedro Cortes



figma Solid Snake sneaks out of the shadows, brings Nendoroid version with him photo
figma Solid Snake sneaks out of the shadows, brings Nendoroid version with him
by Martin Siggers

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 Factory have been preparing a figma version of the grizzled hero.

This is no artwork reveal either. Instead we got a look at a fully sculpted grey prototype that seems pretty close to final, what with the high level of detailing. That's not all though, as we also got to see a fully painted and seemingly complete Nendoroid Snake.

They're both looking really great, with the level of detail on figma Snake a particular eyecatcher. No further details are forthcoming but I'd have to imagine they'll get out soon. The Nendoroid in particular looks preview-ready. We'll be sure to go on high alert for more news.

via [ Good Smile's Twitter / Kojima's Productions Twitter / Figsoku ]

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6:30 PM on 05.08.2014

RevolMini rolls on with MGS' Cyborg Ninja

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 ...

Andres Cerrato

7:30 PM on 04.24.2014

A better look at Revol Mini Solid Snake and Kinnikuman

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...

Andres Cerrato

11:00 AM on 04.22.2014

Revoltech goes small with new revolMiNi line

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...

Andres Cerrato

6:00 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya

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 ...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Play Arts Kai MGS5 Quiet gets some more exposure

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...

Andres Cerrato



8:35 PM on 02.08.2014

Wonder Festival 2014 Winter: Nendoroid Solid Snake

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...

Martin Siggers