Kotobukiya’s version of Metal Gear REXPosted 12:35 pm on Friday, August 24th, 2012 by Jose Gutierrez III
As some of you know this is not the first Metal Gear REX to be announced. ThreeA recently held a pre-order for their version of Metal Gear REX, and it was hugely successful. Believe me it was successful, since they got me to buy two of them. From the looks of Kojima’s Twitter pics, he is amazed at the work that went into it.
Though it was hugely successful, not many people could have afforded this version of REX. The price tag was $490 with shipping if pre-ordered through ThreeA’s online store. It also went on sale on Sideshow Collectible’s website for a similar price. Also, it was later found out that the BambalandStore, ThreeA’s online store, version of REX will have a Snake pilot. Sideshow’s unfortunately will not get a pilot.
So if you were a big MGS fan and wanted your own version of REX, then you had to shell out money to get it or lose out. But that all changed months after the ThreeA and Sideshow pre-orders were taken when a picture of a magazine shot was floating around online. It was Kotobukiya’s Metal Gear REX, but in a much smaller form compared to ThreeA’sREX. Let’s hope it’s a much more cost effective value. The picture was posted on 2Chan and made its way everywhere on the internet. Fast forward a couple months to WonFes Summer 2012 and we see a fully created REX with, to my amazement, miniature version of Liquid Snake, Solid Snake and two versions Cyborg Ninja.
Fast forward again nearly a month after WonFes ended, and now AmiAmi is taking pre-orders on Kotobukiya’s version of Metal Gear REX. And guess who got suckered into buying three of them? That’s right, me. Oh, well, I am deeply in love with MGS REX. Other than Gundams and Power Rangers Zords; REX was the baddest mecha/robot, whatever you want to call it, I have ever seen. So now I can have ThreeA version REX as the big brother and Koto’s as the little brother. I can’t wait for these to reach my house.
The ThreeA REX was set to be released on August, but it seems like it was only released to Kojima. I have no problem with that. I mean he is the father of REX, so it’s only right that he gets it first. But no word on actual release date on this version of REX. AmiAmi has a released date of December for Koto’s version, but that too can change. So here’s to hoping that both get released sometime this year, because this year also commemorates 25 years of Metal Gear Solid, 1987-2012.
Photos by AmiAmi
Jose Gutierrez III is an IT tech by day and nerd by night.