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Snake (Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker)

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"I've heard friends of mine

"I've heard friends of mine describe this figure as trying to capture Yoji Shinkawa's very sketchy and whispy looking artwork."

Your friends are being polite.

The moveable eye is a neat feature, and it explains the wild eyed kind of look he has, but this still looks like a figure of a Snake cosplayer. The face doesn't look like any incarnation of Naked Snake/Big Boss ever, not even the super hairy Ashley Wood version. Well, it kind of almost looks like hiimdaisy's take on the super hairy Ashley Wood version.

I'm trying to hold back here, but seriously that head sculpt is 100% awful. It was bad when they revealed it and they haven't done anything to make it better. Which is a damn shame, because the rest of the figure looks really solid. Not a pun.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 19 June, 2013 - 11:49
the Revo's nose is too wide,

the Revo's nose is too wide, and his hair should lift up more above the headband, but otherwise it's pretty much on-model.

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Posted by recognizer on 19 June, 2013 - 12:09
" I want you for Militaires

" I want you for Militaires Sans Frontières."

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Posted by VF5SS on 19 June, 2013 - 12:19
I don't know, I think that

I don't know, I think that image supports my point more than anything else. I guess it comes down to personal interpretation. I'm definitely not the only one bummed out by this though.

Edit: That big ole honker and the anime hair are absolutely the worst offenders though.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 19 June, 2013 - 12:36
Do you have the figure? I

Do you have the figure? I think a lot of the elements that probably turn people off in close-up photos (the detailing on the hair/beard and the shape of the nose are what really stand out to me) aren't as significant when his face is 2cm tall. I think they pretty much nailed the shape of his face, the lined cheeks, the serious military man frown. The eye is a bit bulbous, but the eye gimmick is so sweet that it doesn't bother me.

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Posted by recognizer on 19 June, 2013 - 12:45
Yeah the camera always 2-ups

Yeah the camera always 2-ups everything so things that are small and not really bothersome get blown up for the world to see. Snake's face is a bit rough but I think it works well enough with the whole ensemble.

And man is that eye gimmick hella sweet.

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Posted by VF5SS on 19 June, 2013 - 12:58
It's like they always say,

It's like they always say, the camera adds 15 pounds of sculpting mistakes.

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Posted by recognizer on 19 June, 2013 - 18:32
Nope. The face sculpt was

Nope. The face sculpt was actually what killed my interest. I was really excited when the rumors started that either a Naked Snake or Big Boss revoltech was on the way, and then when they had the big unveiling (unboxing?) it was pretty much the end of that. I get that my expectations are probably irrationally high; I have a thing for Metal Gear that most likely borderlines on unhealthy, and I understand that any figure at this size is going to suffer when looked at this closely. Even so, there have been even smaller renditions of Snake that, while maybe not as detailed, were at least more accurate (specifically thinking the Iroquois Plissken trading figure from freakin' 2004).

Again, the rest of the figure and the accessories look goddamn amazing, which makes it even worse.

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Posted by SpaceRunaway on 19 June, 2013 - 13:18
 
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