This is the first Square-Enix Play Arts Kai figure of Liquid Snake, the resentful brother of Solid Snake and son of Big Boss. I’m not a big Liquid Snake guy myself, but I know tons of fans are going to be absolutely rabid for this figure.
From Kaiyodo! One of the most recognized video game heroes of all time, Snake from Konami’s best-selling video game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, joins the Revoltech Yamaguchi series with a dynamic new action figure! Capable of multiple poses for creeping, crouching, or melee combat, Snake comes with multiple accessories and additional body parts for customization. The figure stands 5 1/2″ tall and comes with a display stand.
By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES June 6, 2013 (AP)
“Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima said Thursday the “24” star will play protagonist Snake in the next installment of the stealth video game series.
The character has been portrayed in the “Metal Gear Solid” games by voice actor David Hayte since the original was released in 1998.
Kojima said because “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” takes place in 1984, it required an actor who could convey the facial and vocal qualities of a 49-year-old version of the super-soldier.
“We’re taking on some very heavy subjects, such as race and revenge,” Kojima said Thursday in an online video streamed by “Metal Gear Solid” publisher Konami, ahead of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
“I wanted Snake to have a more subdued performance, expressed through subtle facial movements and tone of voice rather than words,” Kojima said.
MERYL SILVERBURGH is the latest addition to Play Arts’ METAL GEAR SOLID line.
Imported from Japan! Square Enix’s Play Arts ~Kai~ figures are an improved version of their popular Play Arts action figure series. With a larger scale, a greater attention to detail, more articulation points, and additional parts, these are their finest action figure yet. Metal Gear Solid has been one of Konami’s best-selling games over the last fifteen years, the creation of acclaimed creator Hideo Kojima. Collectors can get their hands on this dynamic action figure of Solid Snake’s ally Meryl Silverburgh (10″ tall) from the original game and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Window box packaging.
The new CYBORG NINJA FIGURE from the Play Arts KAI Series is a fantastic combination of both Cyborg and Ninja–and does a pretty solid job of bringing to your collection the sheer awesomeness that is the Metal Gear Solid franchise.
Imported from Japan, this Square Enix MGS figure stands about 10” tall and features some absolutely amazing attention to detail, more points of articulation and additional parts. Honestly, the Play Arts series are the ones you want to snag if you’re looking for a figure that’ll look as good in another decade as it does now. Collectors, this is the one.
Here’s a great commercial celebrating the best of the best of the characters you’ve enjoyed on the Playstation. It’s an awesome tribute to them…and, in a way, to you!
We’ve already checked out the new Halo figures in a previous post, and seen the Legend of Zelda, Gears of War and Prototype figures. But there are even more great figures on the way and we thought we’d take a look at two characters from brand-spanking new games and a new series for an old franchise! All of these can be pre-ordered now and will be shipping later on.
ISAAC: DEAD SPACE
The protagonist of the incredible Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is the latest figure from NECA’s Player Select line. One of my favourite titles in recent years, Dead Space is a survival horror epic that brings together the undead, sci-fi and a strange almost Verne-style aesthetic, which is seen here in the rusted suit of the figure. The Isaac Clarke figure ships in July!
DANTE: DANTE’S INFERNO
Already steeped in controversy (EA Games hired fake protesters to pose as Christians against the game in order to generate buzz), Dante’s inferno only launches in January of next year. But the Dante action figure from NECA can already be pre-ordered and will ship in 2009’s third quarter. He stands just over six inches and features brilliant sculpting and paintwork whose quality will hopefully be reflected in the upcoming game.
METAL GEAR SOLID: SERIES 5
Finally, for anyone who’s been missing Solid Snake and the gang, the good news has come that the fifth series of McFarlane’s Metal Gear Solid figures is now available for pre-order. Like Dante, these guys ship in 2009’s third quarter. Boss, Raiden, Crouching Snake, Tiger Camo Snake and Vamp join the rest of the figures and are a testament to the kind of quality design McFarlane has proven it is capable of.
The lovely and talented Reaperfox, of the DOCTORWHY comic on Livejournal (check it out, Who-fans!) heard my cries for the Monkey Island soundtrack, recently, and was awesome enough to track down the MixnMojo soundtrack page. To say it’s great is an understatement. It’s got tracks from ALL the Monkey Island games, Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle, Loom (!!!), Grim Fandango and more. It previously boasted Star Wars tracks, but were forced to take them down; fortunately, they were cool enough to replace it with a tutorial on how to rip the tracks yourself.
Of course, all of those are PC games, which allow for some very easy rip-age. But if you’re looking for something from a console or anime imports, we might be able to help you out. Everything from Legend of Zelda to Inuyasha, Naruto to Metal Gear Solid can be found on our website in the Video game and Anime Soundtrack section!