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Vault Review: Revoltech Metal
Gear Solid, Naked Snake

Like most Revoltech figures, Snake has wide range of motion.  His head, neck, shoulders, ebows, mid chest, waist, hips, knees, and ankles are all revolver joints.  His wrists are the only parts that aren’t revolvers, but they’re still swivel hinges because of the pin joint.  Even his clothing is a bit articulated.  His knee pads function with a pin joint, like the wrists, and his bandanna is a swivel.  This pretty much gives you any pose you want, including laying flat on the ground.

Snake comes with a ton of accessories.  First are the extra hands, eleven total.  Most of them are in a gripping pose and ready to pull the trigger, but you also get fists, flat palm karate type, and fingers splayed like they’re grabbing or reaching for something.

He also comes with the classic boomerang shaped translucent stand, or the effects stand in white.  There are also plenty of translucent arms to choose from.  And surprisingly, the ever present orange Revoltech box was painted gray for Snake.  That’s a nice touch, because I definitely have enough of those orange ones.

As for accessories, Snake has his classic pistol with silencer, a rifle, a stun rod, and two brackets that allow him to hang from this bars.  I don’t think I really needed those last two, but I’m not going to say no to extra accessories.

Lastly, are my favorite pieces: a red exclamation point, a sleeping “ZZZZ” sign, and a papercraft cardboard box.  These are two classic gags from the MGS franchise and I can’t wait to use them with all my other figures.  I especially love the box, which has been decorated to celebrate Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary.

All around I’m pretty happy with this figure.  Sure he has a few issues, but I can easily overlook them because of the abundance of accessories and articulation.  Hell, even his eye moves.  This is the first figure I’ve ever owned that does that.  I’d love to seem more Metal Gear Revoltechs in the future.  They don’t have to get too extensive, but Solid Snake would be nice and Liquid would definitely kick ass.

-Vault

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18 comments to Vault Review: Revoltech Metal
Gear Solid, Naked Snake

  • really great pics here Vault!
    I wanna buy this guy for the accessories alone!

  • He-Mullet

    I missed out on this, but if they make Solid and Liquid, screw MOTU, I want MGS

  • Bigbot

    I’ll always prefer Solid over Naked, but that’s because I just could not get into MGS3. I think it was the fixed camera, but I’ve been told that was fixed in the re-release of it. I just don’t feel like playing those kinds of espionage games anymore. Thusly, I’ll be there buying a Snake from MGS if they ever make him.

    • Vault

      The fixed camera bothered me at first, but I eventually got used to it. It added a new level of difficulty to the game, which is one of the things I eventually really enjoyed.

  • Never got into the Metal Gear games, but this is a sweet figure, and a damn good review thereof!

    • Sebastian

      I agree with you, tried playing one in the psp, but didn’t understand it…. however, that figure just kicks ass!

      Love the photos with the figmas! I really like those.

    • Vault

      Thanks guys!

  • dean

    Awesome figure. Those accessories are brilliant. I love imports.

    Come on, conversion rate, keep working your sweet magic.

  • Brainlock

    I had a couple of the McF figures, but this one looks…mashed?
    face looks like those watercolor-wannabe-manga comics, not sure what’s up with the shoulder…balls? (oh my!) and the thick thighs tapering down to tiny feet SCREAMS Liefeld! Whether that’s good or bad, I expect to see several Cable customs using this body soon.

    the plethora of accessories just blows the American toys out of the water, save for some recent GI Joes. had to LOL at the ! and ? bits!

    also, courtesy of Chris Tallman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sEKEx7NCno
    the Player One(s) crew do Metal Gear.

    • Vault

      Yeah, the combination of styles is really jarring from certain angles. But other angles look really fantastic. He just needs to be posed wisely. The one thing I do wish they’d perfect is the ability to hide the joints. Those larger revolver joints can look particularly bad when exposed.

  • Vito

    The grey accessories boxes are all grey now, they stopped using orange a while ago, it’s not something special for Metal Gear

    • Vault

      Ah, cool. Thanks, Vito!

      Guess that shows how long it’s been since I’ve ordered a regular Revoltech.

  • Paul

    Wonderful pictures with this one. I loved the Pikachu one and the Link one…and the one where Naked Snake is sleeping…and the one with him peeking out from under the boxes…gah! I love them all. The combination of your creativity and the ridiculous amount of accessories really made this a fun review. I’m blown away by the eye articulation. That’s amazing!

  • Brian

    He looks fantastic what scale is he ?