|"We have no past, no future..."|
To be honest i personally think they could have done a better job on Liquid's likeness but, hell, i'll live with it! He looks like Solid still - although i still wonder how come he's blonde when Solid and Big Boss got brown hair and all? (Trivia from Mel Bryan Villegas: "... he DID had brown hair during his time in the middle-east but due to the heat of the region, his hair became bleached and turned blonde. "). Anyway, the released version of Liquid's head sculpt underwent a few changes from the prototype shown before. I think they made it thinner and therefore closer to the game model - or more accurately, to the wispy MGS art style. The body sculpt is good, no shiny chest or overdid paint applications and the muscles are well-rendered. I think his form (i.e. his BODY PROPORTIONS not the figure itself) was the most accurate and perfectly translated in all MGS PAKs though the trenchcoat hides the tattoo on his left arm (The "Rod of Asclepius" in case you're curious) I still can't imagine him wearing that goddamn trenchcoat though in the deep cold of Shadow Moses, errr...on second thought, his previous missions in the Arabian deserts may have strengthened his natural resistance to the elements.
|Unless his bad-ass bloodline acts as a natural anti-freeze|
|Have at you Snake!|
The Dog Tags are a very neat addition to the 2 new MGS PAK figures (MGS2 Jack also got one!). They are not much but they add flair to the details of Liquid though i believe they were added only to the gameplay during the Twin Snakes remake and they weren't present in the original design of Liquid for MGS. On the other hand, his trench coat seemed to be lacking some extra details and texture (not a good sign IMO, (Reon) Leon's jacket is also lazily created!). I'm also not very fond of how they "structured" the coat to fit his body (i.e. built-in sleeves on the upper arm areas connected to the actual coat to create the illusion of a complete coat) but i guess it's the best they can do, he isn't 1/6 after all, but damn! I wish HT creates a Liquid Snake!
|"We're losing our place in a world that no longer needs us. A world that now spurns our very existence..."|