Close Up: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Full-Scale Bionic Arm

Note: this item was provided to us by Nsurgo

A new piece of Metal Gear Solid V merchandise just came out: a life sized replica of Venom Snake’s bionic arm, produced by Sentinel. A little bit of backstory: these 1:1 scale arms were originally only available as part of the Japanese Premium Packages for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, while the Collector’s Edition in the west came with a half-scale version. But in January of this year webstore Nsurgo announced it would be bringing a stand-alone version of the full scale arm to the west. They began accepting pre-orders and shipped the items in May. So let’s take a closer look at this package.

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The box looks very stylish, with a technical drawing of the arm on the front and a description on each side.

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Like the half-scale arm it comes with a stand so you can display it nicely. The item is indeed impressively large, making its smaller counterpart seem puny in comparison.

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It looks very similar to its smaller companion but has some nicer details at certain places, mostly due to better looking material or because the lettering is embossed rather than simply printed on the surface. Some parts are shinier, making them look closer to the materials they are supposed to represent. It’s also has a nice weight to it, so it feels quite sturdy.

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The fingers and wrist have a lot of articulation, meaning you can make many different gestures, and have it hold all kinds of items. Once they have been adjusted they also stay firmly into position, unlike the smaller arm’s fingers which feel a lot more loose. Because of this, it can also hold heavier items such as the PS4’s DualShock controller.

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All in all this is definitely a cool collector’s item. With its price of $185 USD excluding shipping it’s not a cheap piece of merchandise, but at the same time for those who really wanted this arm it’s a far cheaper alternative than buying the Japanese Premium Package. And it’s an impressive looking piece to have in your collection, and one that’s fun to play around with.

Currently the arm is still available at Nsurgo’s webstore, but apparently supply is going fast.

  • It’s it sturdier than the smaller one? Little pieces would always fall off when I would try and pose it.

    • It feels sturdier at least. So far, nothing has fallen off. 😛

  • Jav

    I can’t send people to make weak an fob.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    WOW! That replica is AMAZING!!! I want one too!!! 🙂

  • BurntFM

    I swear the design is fantastic. The only thing I’ve seen come close to it is this real life prosthetic made with carbon fiber. Very stylish.

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ge-2045-Bebionic3-artificial-hand-podium.jpg

  • Full Options

    So you finally grabbed this weapon supply… 😀
    Hope you got a good deal. So how is it to shake Snake’s hand ??

    • He has a firm shake. And the hand was provided to the site by Nsurgo, so yes, a very good deal. 😛

      • Full Options

        Thanks for letting me know and this close up. Glad you finally had this item on the Nyx-Magic-Carpet ! Unboxing it must have been Epic for you, thx for sharing.

        A firm shake, huh ? Did it try to CQC you or something, hehe ? ;D

        http://i.imgur.com/PwPHsPC.gif

        • Yeah they sent it for free in exchange for an article on the site, so that’s awesome.

          • Full Options

            Exceptional !! :DD They must have other MG items you could write nice articles on… ;DD
            Boss, that’s a nice way to reward your cool articles that always deserve even more in my opinion.

  • Gatsu

    The smaller arm look so pathetic beside the big one lol :(… But I’ll be okey with it.

  • Gatsu

    Hmmm I was planning to play UC4 later this month, but screw that lol I can’t wait so long. I’m gonna get it tomorrow ;). With all the reviews it’s gotta be quite mindblowing and I hope it’ll give me the feels ^^.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      You should – it’s a great game; I think it has some problems but it does wrap up the franchise nicely. If I was to assign an arbitrary score to it I would give it an 8.5/10 – definitely GOTY contender.

    • BurntFM

      It’s a fantastic game. Story wise. It’s an Uncharted game. Gameplay wise. If you liked the other 3 you’ll be right at home with this one. Plus there’s a very neat surprise. very very very neat.

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  • Full Options

    I love those Diamond Dogs packaging designs too… It feels like those item are indeed crafted / assembled at Mother Base, which is really fun.

    • Yeah that’s a cool little detail.

  • stocchinet .

    Gotta love those rocketto punches

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