You know, sometimes it pays to have that certain kind of guts (and confidence) to drop a certain company a letter asking if they'd be interested to sponsor your blog. Though i am aware that this blog is kinda very niche and therefore not that heavy when it comes to traffic, i had the cheek to email Arigatoys (Revoltech Philippines) if they would be interested to sponsor my Revoltech reviews... and there are times when the gamble pays off. This will be my first Revoltech review and i'm glad that i'll start with a beloved character from my favorite video game line.
|Harvey, Kyle and Gladwin, this one's for you guys.|
Indeed, that's Naked Snake donning his sneaking suit. Very appropriate since he's basically the progenitor of the Metal Gear series and this time he's the 1st MGS figure for the Revoltech Yamaguchi line - which was designed by famed sculptor Yamaguchi (gotta check his first name though).
Another highlight of the Revoltech Snake - and Revoltech figures in general for that matter- is his poseability and articulation. The figure outshines his other versions when it comes to this particular feature. How many POAs are there in this figure? To be honest, they're "too many to mention" (and i can't understand a d@#n thing about the Japanese text to i don't know if it's printed somewhere on the box), i'm quite surprised that there are a lot of poses you can pull off which are virtually impossible in all other versions of Naked Snake. Aaaannnddd...as mentioned by some on the comments section, even his d@#n eyeball is articulated. Well, his one good eyeball that is...
For a small figure the details are superb and the paint job is pretty good. The shades and colors are very faithful to Snake's in-game design. There are also tidbits included in the accessories that are very interesting most specifically the ZZzz thingy (pictured below), the box as i mentioned and the iconic ! symbol in all MGS games. Props to the Revoltech guys for their humor and ingenuity.
If there are any personal misgivings about the figure it'll have to be the face sculpt (which could be better in my opinion), there is a rather "anime" feel on Snake's face but then i'm not really a big fan of that design especially if it's applied to a series like Metal Gear. I expect though that a lot of fans will be able to relate to that. Secondly, i'm having a hard time moving the shoulders and the neck area tend to fall off at times. Sometimes, too much articulation could work against the design. They are small issues though and you can get used to them quickly especially when you've experimented long enough on Snake's vast array of poses and display possibilities.
Overall, the Revoltech Naked Snake figure is a good "solid" smaller scale figure that is a very welcome addition to your video game figure collections, or better yet, to your Metal Gear collection. Price point is reasonable enough, playability is definitely top notch and you get tons of accessories as well.
|Think about it, for a hardcore Metal Gear fan that "!" symbol alone is worth the price of this figure.|