What's the best Snake figure?
Either version of the Revoltech Snake is arguably the best in terms of articulation, accessories, and likeness for Naked Snake/Big Boss. The figma Solid Snake, while notorious for shit paint apps in the face, is still the best representation of Solid in 1/12 thus far. The Revolminis are quite good as well but they're in 1/18 scale.
Revolmini (olive drab version) is fantastic. If you can deal with it being the size of a Marvel Universe figure, it's well worth the money.
The other version's alright but it doesn't have the paint wash of the olive drab release, nor does it have the scuffing on the boots and other small details. It's a very flat-looking figure.
I too predict the Vulcanlog will be the favored figure for most. Especially since the face looks much better than the promo shots.
I've got two figma snakes - both have their flaws with paint apps, but it's a ton of fun.
however - it's not EIGHT DOLLARS fun like on ebay, if you can get one for fifty and love the character - then yes, go for it.
> Posting the promo figure
Jesus dude, stop trying to trick people.
I mean, ok, but it's still a shitty face compared to the promo figure.
Yeah that guy makes the original figure look as shitty as possible so his customs look better in comparison. It's like how he uses shitty lighting on the PAKs and decent lighting on the customs
The HGUC MS-006 Zaku II by bandai is arguably the best snake on the market
As cool as the PS1 head is, it doesn't look good on the Nendoroid body.
>tfw no Playstation Solid Snake Revoltech/figma
Why live, etc.
Would be sort of funny if they revisit Snake after those Virtua Fighter figmas come out just to do a MGS1 version.
Yeah but seeing the photos from the Revo general expect Vulcanlog Snake to be far more articulated than the Revo mini one given the size and revolver joints.
Depends how you like your Snake. It would be neat to see a regular "fatigues" Snake after the Sneaking Suit revo this month.
I think it looks alright. He does okay work compared to some SHFs and figmas head sculpts.
what a thrill
There is a strange curse on any snake figure where you just cant win.
Examples are this hot toys snake looks great but the suit is a stupid choice
ALL the PAK Snakes faces look like complete shit but their bodies are great
The figma snake is a 10/10 sculpt but for some reason the paint artist was possessed by a dead PAK's painter or something and threw unnecessary shadowing on his face
>Especially since the face looks much better than the promo shots.
I dunno man, I think that remains to be seen. It does look ok in Yamaguchi's recent shots, but he hasn't really shown us a detailed front-on shot of the final product yet--which is where the head looked the worst even in the oldest shots. You can hide a lot of flaws with the right camera angles.
> ALL the PAK Snakes faces look like complete shit but their bodies are great
I disagree with you.
Just bought the fagma Snake, is the paint good or bad?
>tfw months ago on ebay missed out on PW and GZ revoltech Big Bosses plus the extra stuff from one of the collector's editions altogether going for $70
I will never forgive myself. At least my Figma Snake ended up looking decent.
May have to agree. Though for me it's pretty close. The Play Arts Kai Sneaking Suit Venom Snake is also nice enough.
My favourite part about the figma however is its ability to hold the rifle properly. The articulation is mad efficient.
At this point my MGS collection is surprisingly large. I don't usually collect more than a single version of any character, but for them I'm slowly getting 'em all. My next is likely the Vulcanlog Venom Snake, or the Revol-mini Solid Snake.
For a decent price point? I'd say the Revol-mini Solid Snake, or really any of the Revoltech MGS figures. The Vulvanlog Sneaking Suit Venom Snake looks particularly nifty.
Granted, I don't own any of them, but they look neat.
Between the two iconic suits you probably want either the Revolmini or Figma Solid Snakes. Figma is really fun to pose but has the obvious face issues, and Revolmini is pretty good from what I've seen but I don't collect that scale so I've never gotten a chance to try him out myself. If you want Big Boss I've had a blast with the revoltech Peace Walker Snake and I heard that the GZ version is exactly the same. Play Arts Kai Solid looks weird in the face from being too red, and since he's big it's pretty noticeable. I don't have any PAK Big Bosses but they all look like the best out of the PAK MGS line (Venom Snakes notwithstanding). If you don't mind scale I'd like to recommend Revolmini Solid since the MGS1 sneaking suit is about as iconic as the MGS2 suit and he has plenty of accessories. If you want Big Boss the Peace Walker revoltech is great, a decent amoutn of accessories like the revolmini too.
This style works really well for Metal Gear and I hope the people who will make the new games will use it someday. The artstyle of the sculpting is the best part of revoltech metal gear figures.
although snakes face changed dramatically from peacewalker+
(naked snake was really good looking in mgs3 and with peace walker he looked almost like a different "im dead inside" person)
i think they did a great job on the peace walker play arts kai big boss figure... like... a REALLY fucking good job with likeness.
There's this, but it's ten years old and it shows. Also costs a shitload.