For San Diego Comic-Con 2015, the team at Gecco created a variant of their awesome Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Raiden 1/6 Scale Statue. The White Armor Version is based on the “Jamais Vu” extra mission from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. From IGN Wiki:
This “pseudo-historical recreation” sees Raiden investigating the Cuban island after reports of “Body Snatchers” reach the MSF leadership. His mission is to infiltrate the base, identify and eliminate the Snatchers and neutralize the remaining survivors. There are a total of 12 hostiles to neutralize – 4 humans (who can be dealt with non-lethally) and 8 Snatchers, who must be killed as opposed to tranquilized or subdued.
Raiden has new white armor, a rifle and a rocket launcher for this release. Also included are two swappable visors for the head sculpt. The head also has a built in LED light that can be displayed on or off. The statue stands at 12.6″ tall and is constructed of PVC and ABS plastic. It was priced at $195. Gecco was kind enough to send the statue along for review.
You can check out the full high resolution gallery and review after the jump.
SDCC 2015 – Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Raiden “White Armor” 1/6 Scale Statue
- Beautiful sculpt
- Strong paint apps
- Plenty of display options
- Batteries included for LED eye
- Swappable parts are easy to switch out
- Some small pieces are fragile
Raiden comes packaged in a great looking window box. It explains the story behind the figure as well as the names of those who worked on it. Inside, the statue sits in a clamshell plastic tray. Each piece is carefully wrapped to ensure stability. A backdrop is also included, which contains the instruction for assemble and parts swapping. The statue requires some very minor assembly, which takes only a few moments. The head needs to be removed to take out the plastic tab for the batteries. One that’s done ,you can place Raiden on the stand, put the rifle in his hand and install the rocket launcher on his back. It all takes only a minute or so and it’s ready for display.
The statue is produced from a digital sculpt, so all of the parts, armor pieces and weapons are game accurate. It is full of intricate details and varying textures. It’s wonderfully painted and has a nice worn look on some of the armor pieces. The included LED light up eye is a great touch. It’s easy to activate and is fairly bright, even in standard day light. The swappable visors attach to an extra hair piece that you wouldn’t even know detaches if not for the instructions. The rifle comes with interchangeable nuzzles to display with or without a suppressor. All the included pieces are great for people who like to switch up their displays once in awhile. The statue, due to its PVC construction, can have a few brittle pieces. I heard that familiar cracking sound. Nothing broke, but take extra care when handling to avoid anything snapping.
The Raiden statue is a really impressive piece overall. It’s great sculpt and flawless paint apps make for a great display. It looks impressive next to the previous Snake statue that was released. The alternate accessories and starkly different armor color make for a great addition, even for those who own the previous Raiden statue.
*Gecco provided the statue for review purposes
See some select photos below and the full gallery after that.