Solid Snake (by McFarlane Toys)
Sculpt: 9
- actual points: 12
- pose rating : 7
Paint job: 8
Extras: 8
Overall: 8

While I'm not a big fan of the current trend of the "plastic statues" that McFarlane Toys has been making for the past few years, I really love this Solid Snake figure. Not only is it nicely scuplted in a style that mirrors the art and design style of the game, but it's actually very poseable. There are quite a few companies that are just fine with churning out crappy video-game based figures, but this one should be shoved in their faces as an example of how things should be done.

The detail on this figure is quite extraordinary. Whether it's the folds in the clothing, the clasps on his belts or Snake's face itself, the person that sculpted this wasn't half-stepping one bit. Every time that I look at it, I think of the character design sketches that accompanied many of the articles leading up to the premiere of the MGS game itself. The poseability is very good as well. He's ball-jointed at the shoulders, twists at the neck, waist, wrists and elbows (instead of hinge elbow joints), and bends at the knees and hips. All of this articulation doesn't hinder the sculpting one bit, as almost all the joints and twisting areas run along lines of the design. Seeing as how there are figures in this set who can't even move their legs, that's a lot of motion.

I'd like to tell you about all the extras that came with him (rocket launcher, gas mask, assault rifle and a ton of other firearms), nearly all this stuff of my figure got separated, so I can't remember it all. Let me tell you that it was a lot of stuff and we'll leave it at that.

All in all, this is one great action figure. If you ever get a chance to pick one up, do so. You won't be disappointed.

Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid and all related characters © 2003 Konami. Used without permission, but much respect.

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