Metal Gear figures at San Diego Comic Con – ‘young Psycho Mantis’ gets a name

At San Diego Comic Con several Metal Gear figures by Play Arts are on display, among them Venom Snake (various versions), DD, Ocelot, the Man of Fire and the Psycho Mantis-like character we’ve seen in several trailers.


Judging from the information sign the Mantis kid is called ‘Tretij Rebenok’, which translates to ‘Third Child’.


DD seems to be wearing a visor on his head.

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  • Daburcor

    …and no-one is surprised! xD

  • Bigger Boss

    Third child? The plot kinda thickens….

  • and then you remove the mask and you get this…

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      his hair is a fucking wig !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Maurycy Zarzycki

      Holy crap, that actually makes sense D:

  • The red headed basterd 3rd step child.

  • MrVux007

    “When the time comes…ill pull the trigger”

    • JablokoMoloko86

      Heheheh this paint edit made my day xd

    • SNKtheStampede

      That made me laugh!

  • Haha it’s like they’re using the figures too tease more speculation. Okay.. Now this is a wild shot. What if Quiet.. Is somehow the first clone test of Big Boss. Very first and due to rapid ageing, she’s older than “Eli and Eli 2″maybe Solid””. He knows she’s his daughter but Kaz and Ocelot don’t know. But she dies before Metal Gear.

    • And even so. Nothing about Solidus at all. And Frank Jaegar. I mean they’re pretty important. Solidus would of had some interaction to come off as Big Boss himself.

      • Tong Ninja

        Kojima doesn’t want to spoil all the characters that are going to be in TPP in the trailers haha.

        The African child soldiers seen in the trailers … I’m interested to see how they play a part into the story. 🙂

        • I’m assuming a small but significant part. Referencing the ” Jack The Ripper” and “Son of BB” because he’s older than SS and LS. But all is focused on Frank Jaegar

    • She couldn’t be a clone because she’s not a genetic copy of Big Boss. For starters, she’s a woman. 😛

      • There was never any reference to gender. Clones can be female aswell. And all and all. You can’t say she isn’t genetic copy. No one knows until the game is released. And as a reference of MGS cloning. The time it took for Solid Snake to reproduce between Tanker and Big Shell as a S3 project. Anything is possible……

        • Kawaii Monster

          Because Zero doesn’t want another “The Boss” he wants another “Big Boss”, neat theory but doesn’t make any sense at all story wise and seems like wishful thinking on your part.

        • MeLand127

          Well All of your theory there are no right or wrong. Because this is Kojima World we’re talking about here :/ Anything can happen..

      • Genetics are nothing. All males start off female in early stages in the womb it’s been proven.. I’m sure kojima thought of that before writing MG

    • glitchbomb

      A female snake?? I doubt the theory would pan out but I like the idea of a female snake.

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    I pre order the venom snake gold tiger version. The hype got me like

  • Tong Ninja

    3rd Child? Interesting …

    Maybe it refers to the 3rd person that took part ( or was forced to) in experiments regarding psychic abilities at that university (can’t remember the name). He was the sole survivor after the experiments or something along those lines.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      University of Leningrad which is based on the first lab of parapsychology of leningrad

      • Tong Ninja

        Yes, thanks for the information. 🙂

    • Maurycy Zarzycki

      Or maybe he’s just the third child in the family which, considering the numerous famines in Russia[1], might just mean that he was unwanted and another mouth to feed (especially considering how his birth killed the mother which is a pair of hands capable of working and procuring food). I don’t think we are ever told if he had any siblings?

      Nevertheless that could be reasonable I suppose :).


    • Chem

      or maybe the third child that comes to mother base? who knows what that name means…

    • he’s the third child BB took. I’m sorry fmkhjkaer alerters. Eli, Raven and Mantis. Then Octopus which lol “we have seen in many shots”.

    • scarecrow

      I thought of Evangelion

      • No Place For Hayter

        Haha, he is going to pilot metal gears, lol.

      • glitchbomb


    • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

      The next MGS game should be a prequel about THE BOSS (The joy). How she formed the Cobra Unit, fell pregnant and how they won the war for the Allies. Fox Engine would be perfect for such a game. The Joy is a far more interesting character then Naked/Solid Snake. Could also be a way for Konami to play it safe for a future, Kojima-less, MGS title.

      • “Far more interesting”


        • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

          YES!. Snake as a character is nothing special. He has no past or origin really. Just a cool raspy voice. We knew very little about him. John/Jack, what is it? The Boss won the war for the Allies, created the special forces, was the first American in space and developed CQC. All while giving birth(Ocelot) on the battlefield and going into a coma, TWICE! Was never publicly recognized for her efforts and then got betrayed. There is plenty to show and tell. They need to give the Snake character a rest, especially with Kojima gone now.

          • Kol Leqejza

            It’s John.

      • Alberto Sánchez

        Keep dreaming. Konami will bury the saga with the next game even if it is based on The Boss.

      • glitchbomb

        Fell pregnant? Haha
        Like fell I’ll?

      • Plissken

        As cool as that would be, I’d rather they leave much The Boss’ history as a mystery (even though a lot of background was filled in by the Peace Walker tapes). In a way, we know about as much as Snake when it comes to The Boss. Just enough information to know what kind of person she was

    • No Place For Hayter

      I think they should just bring The End to such a thing 😉

  • Another video theory.

    Enjoy 🙂

  • JablokoMoloko86

    Hi everyone. Later when I will find some time i will show you something that I found 😛 Probably it will be something new here 😛 I found from where Kojima gained inspirations. Stay Tooned. I will come back later. ( 23:00 )

  • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

    Mantis ‘Third Child’ could mean the third clone of Big Boss? Remember the the pictures of Mantis and Eli having the same red beret? Same unit, same family?

    • Nah no way. Kojima may retcon MG or MG2. But no way his best game MGS1

      • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

        Snake Eater is his best game until TPP comes out. Which I’m sure will surpass MGS3. MGS3 has the best story and the best boss fights in the series. The End and The Boss. Legendary!

        • IFPrototypeLQ-84i

          Kojima said his favorite metal gear game is MGS1 and Im agree with him, OSt, Bosses (not pokemons without characterization), main villain, Metal Gear fight, all better in the good old ps1 game.

    • Chem

      is a good question and yes, the name is kind of suspicious but i think that’s not the case, he tell the story of how he burned the entire village when he was a kid and also mention the story of his father in MGS1

      • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

        Could also be the third Mantis child. Tretij Rebenok may not even be Pyscho Mantis. In fact, the kid looks female. A sister and a Paz clone? Remember Kojima by mistake mentioned clones in a recent interview. He said “I shouldn’t have said that”. The Les Enfant Terribles project isn’t the only cloning or gene manipulation project. I sense a serious mindfuck coming our way.

        • Chem

          you’re right, there is so much of the story that we don’t know that it could be anyone, is fun to speculate but i have the feeling that we are not even close to the real story behind TPP

        • Chem

          by the way do you know in which interview he said the thing about the clones?

        • Kol Leqejza

          yeah, sometimes i doubt that it’s mantis, too. just like in the MGS 2 trailer, where kojima led us to believe that Big Boss may be the villain.

    • Cool idea. But obviously third child in ranks of the unit that Eli and “praying mantis and raven are apart of”

  • CodeBox

    “Tretij Rebenok” could be Psycho Mantis’ real name. Just like we are all assuming that Eli is Liquid’s real name.
    I hope we get to hear Mantis’ Hymn in TPP!

  • Boldizar

    Why is this Burning Man unfinished? I thought that figure was released already.

    • Not yet, but yeah, we already saw it painted. Same for Ocelot, so it’s kind of weird they’re on display in unpainted state. But who knows what the reason is.

    • glitchbomb

      Good question. I’m going to ask them that tomorrow. May not get a legit answer but its worth a shot.

  • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

    yes. Trejit Rebonok

  • Aleezy

    Volgin…. Burning man.

  • glitchbomb

    I had great pix of these on Wednesday but someone stole my phone 🙁
    I took some pix of them with a crappier phone and purchased the exclusive snake(I prefer the sneaking suit version but I can get that one later. Representatives said that exclusive snake is only being sold at a few big events), the quiet and the skull face figure. Each fingure cost $100. I’ll open them up to get better pix later in next week. I still have two more days of con to go..
    My phone had some cool cosplay pix on it as well as a sad yet funny pic of the Konami booth. The Konami boot his NOTHING but promotional stuff for a Yugio game. Any mgs stuff I saw like the figures at squeenix or the new sexy sniper wolf statuette was all at other booths. Btw, I know the quality sucks but i got a shot of the back of young mantis.

    • Tong Ninja

      I really like the character design for Young Mantis. 😀

      I think he will feature a bit more heavily in TPP compared to MGS1. Hope for more breaking the fourth wall moments haha.

  • Kol Leqejza

    Tretij Rebenok = Trent Reznor

    • LetTheLegendComeBackToLife

      Can you elaborate on this? Whats the signifigance of the name Trent Reznor?

      • Kol Leqejza

        google is your friend.

  • H’m

    just need DD… and my collection will be sweeet

  • BiggestBoss

    ohmeefuckingfiddlestix u gaiz liek diz totally meeens dat Psycho Mantis is da fird CLONE hehehehehehhe