Today we have a review and gallery of Gecco Collectibles fantastic Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Snake 1/6 Scale Statue. The statue, which was released in Japan in March, is coming to comic and specialty shops soon for an official North American release.The statue stands a little over 12″ tall and is made of PVC. Snake feature three swappable heads, an interchangeable suppressor for the assault rifle, and a themed base. It’s priced at $198.
Gecco was kind enough to send along a Snake Statue for Toyark to review, and I have over 55 high resolution photos for you to check out. After the jump, you can see the gallery as well as my review of the statue.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Snake 1/6 Scale Statue
- Beautifully sculpted
- Excellent paint apps
- A lot of fine details
- Three different swappable heads
- Solid construction
- Parts are easy to assemble and swap
This version of Snake, aka Big Boss, is from Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes video game, which was released in March 2014. It’s the prologue to the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Gecco’s statue depicts snake as seen during the in-game missions. The statue comes packaged in a window box. One the side, you can read up on the story of the game, as well as some info on Snake himself. Once opened, the statue is packed on a plastic tray. Some very minor assembly is required. It took less than 2 minutes to open, remove from the plastic and have it display ready.Inside the box you will also find a poster that doubles as assembly instructions and a trading card.
The statue is cast in PVC, and is lightweight but sturdy. The statue uses pegs to stand on the base. The assault rifle slips over the shoulder and head using a soft vinyl strap. It can be displayed with or without a suppressor as the front end of the gun can slide of to swap the two out. There are three head sculpts included; normal, battle damaged and wearing night vision goggles. The heads can easily be removed, but sit snugly on the body.
The statue is quite impressive looking. Every single detail is sculpted and painted with care. The paint apps are applied with precision and I didn’t notice any smeared or misapplied paint. There was no bleed over in color from one area to another. There are some fantastic fine details, such as the hidden XOF patch from the game and the small, yet surprisingly readable, print on different parts of his outfit. There is also a nice sense of different textures throughout. The costume has a nice smooth metallic finish, while things such as straps, skin, and hair all use a more matte paint to complement their sculpted textures. The skin also has a nice slightly translucent look to it, which gives it a very lifelike look. The included head sculpts each have a unique look to them, with the battle damaged/scarred head being especially impressive. The cuts and appearance of fresh blood is handled with care and wound up being my personal favorite of the three included.
It’s clear the Gecco took great care when creating this statue. This is a perfect piece for MGS fans who enjoy collecting statues. I couldn’t find a single thing I didn’t like about it. The sculpt is great, the paint apps are very clean and it looks fantastic displayed.
Check out some select images below and the full gallery after that.
*Gecco Collectibles provided this statue for review purposes