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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Eat Snake ... ...

That's the local slang for skiving on the job. Anyway, it's a Saturday morning. Just purchased Solid Snake from a PS game I played around 14 years back.

Metal Gear Solid (メタルギアソリッド Metaru Gia Soriddo, commonly abbreviated as MGS) is a stealth action video game directed by Hideo Kojima.The game was developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan and first published by Konami in 1998 for the PlayStation video game console. It is the sequel to Kojima's early MSX2 computer games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. The game featured cinematic cutscenes rendered using the in-game engine and graphics, as well as voice acting in numerous codec sequences.
Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate two hostages, the head of DARPA and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike. (Source: Wiki)

Incidentally, this is the 25th anniversary of the release of Metal Gear and this figure of Solid Snake is under the license of Square Enix of the Play Arts Kai series.

Solid Snake Who? For the unintiated:

Solid Snake (ソリッド・スネーク Soriddo Sunēku), real name David (デイビッド Deibiddo), is a fictional character and the protagonist of Konami's Metal Gear series. Created by Hideo Kojima, Snake is introduced in the first game of the series, Metal Gear from 1987. Snake has appeared in the majority of subsequent games and spin-offs. Japanese voice actor Akio Ōtsuka voices Snake in Japanese, while actor and screenwriter David Hayter provides the English voice of the character.
Introduced in Metal Gear, Solid Snake is a combination of spy, special operations soldier, and mercenary commando of FOXHOUND – a black operations and espionage unit. He is tasked with disarming and destroying the latest incarnation of Metal Gear, a bipedal nuclear weapon-armed mecha. Controlled by the player, Solid Snake must act alone, supported via radio by commanding officers and specialists. While during his first two appearances Snake's designs were references to Hollywood films, by Metal Gear Solid he was given a consistent design by artist Yoji Shinkawa alongside an established personality. (Source: Wiki)

This is my first encounter with action figures from Play Arts and I am impressed in every sense. The sculpting and the articulation of the figure are fantastic and it's worth every dollar I paid for.

Figure stands at around 9" and it has 26 points of articulation with click joints but it comes with minimum accessories such as 2 open hands and 2 weapons only.

To show off how articulated this guy is, we'll do an outdoor shoot today.

nuff said.


Hoky said...

Cool! I like that tree shot as well as the shot with the leaves framing Mr Snake...

Jonloh said...

More of these to come... ... I prefer outdoor shots

Brenda said...

Wah!! Like a sniper leh...