Close Up: Solid Snake from the Konami Doll Collection

Made in 2002 by Yamato Toys, the Konami Doll Collection included 4 different figures representing characters from the original Metal Gear Solid: Solid Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Liquid Snake and Sniper Wolf. The 1/6 scale (12” / 30 cm tall) dolls are fully articulated and come with removable outfits and several accessories. For the close up article on the Liquid Snake Doll from the same line, go here. Now, onto the subject of this article, which is the game’s protagonist Solid Snake.

They come in a box decorated with artwork from the game and a window in the front, as well as a short description of the character in question.

The doll itself has joints in his elbows, knees, wrists and neck. However it can be a bit difficult to pose the figure as it is quite stiff (at least while wearing the full equipment) and it stands a bit wobbly on its feet.

The body armor can be taken off, as well as the belts holding the pouches and gun holsters. Solid Snake comes with his favorite weapon, the SOCOM, which can be disassembled as well. Another way to customize the figures is by adding the two ends of the bandana that are included in the box and which can be attached to make it look like they are blowing in the wind.

The cool thing about these dolls is the amount of details, from all the little pouches, holsters, zippers and buckles, and the fact that the clothing is made from real fabric, rather than plastic.

All in all a neat figure, and quite impressive in terms of size and attention to detail. Like most Metal Gear merchandise these dolls are usually hard to find for decent prices, so unless you’re lucky you’re going to have to be prepared to pay if you want to obtain one of them.

  • ‘Warning: Chocking Hazard’ – the Genome Soldiers can relate!

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    • Full Options

      Nice ! Looks indeed steep, but very fair for a 2002 figure…
      Checked also Liquid’s and his awesomely well looking FAMAS 5.56 G2… Very nice too !
      Thx for the close-up. Did you just received it, or did you finally decided to cover your good old figure ? Cool anyways !

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Or was it that the genome soldiers choked on their aspirations, according to Darth Vader?

  • stocchinet .

    I’ve seen Ghost in the shell (the 1995 movie) recently for the first time, Mokoto’s battle suit it’s basically the sneaking suit from mgs:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30f4920f4a808db9bee126e9d771950f11647361b7ce002f4b02a7d86c131fa8.jpg

    Kojima clearly has been influenced a lot by that movie, both esthetically and philosophically

    • That’s what I’ve been saying (and using that exact image as visual reference)!

      • stocchinet .

        Haha sorry, didn’t see that

        • No, I meant elsewhere. Not here. I’m not saying you’re plagiarizing or anything.

          • stocchinet .

            How they say: “great minds think alike” 😉

          • Ohohoho

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

      I never even noticed how similar they looked until now…

    • PrinceHeir

      Yup, even the stealth mechanic(which fades greenish is from GiTS).

      GiTS had a lot of influence on MGS. I would recommend watching Stand Alone Complex. It deals with information manipulation much more effectively than MGS2 did(still did a great job though).

      • stocchinet .

        I watched 3 episodes and it felt like a very standard anime, i should continue watching the series, they say it’s good…

        • PrinceHeir

          Definitely do! 2nd GiG and Solid State Society is even better!

          Lots of mindufuckkery throughtout!

  • Gatsu

    Looking good there boss :D! I have to start collecting MGS figures too <3.

  • solidhoax

    Looks like action man with the wrong clothes.

  • Full Options

    Mmmm… Curious to see how this tastes… ;D

    https://twitter.com/MeshModeler/status/822719584335630336

    • Mr.Pony

      One can imagine what the Konami one would taste like

      • Full Options

        Not sure why I am laughing that loud, but I am sure you know… xD

    • BurntFM

      I don’t know what it tastes like, but I’ll be really upset if after they bring you the drink and you try it, they don’t say “Did you rike it?” lol

      • Full Options

        That’s indeed how it should be normally served, you are right…
        A “Ditchuu Rike it ?” after the first gulps… xD

    • Lex Radu

      Lol, how he cropped the image to spell “COCK”

      • Full Options

        xD I also noticed it afterwards, but nah… Lex, I don’t think it was intentional, haha… That’s true that if we just give a quick look at this page, we can hardly avoid it… xD

  • PrinceHeir

    MGS4 secrets. I know it’s an old game and probably everyone should know this. But they are some interesting easter eggs I didn’t caught on.

    It’s in Japanese, but very self explanatory.

    • PrinceHeir

      The Idol song from the Ipod. Still can’t believe MGS4 had an Ipod in-game let alone Apple allowing Sony or Konami to use it.

  • Fun reminder to everyone that Konami is still interested in videogames for big consoles:

    http://nerdreactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/bomber-800×450.png

    • Full Options

      xD Thx for the reminder… Early fan of Bomber Man here, but soooo faaaar to acquire a switch… 😀 This concept is very multi-player friendly, though… So a good strategic fit for Switch casual gamers target..

    • Mr.Pony

      Is this the middle term between developing for mobile and still being interested in the console market?

    • Looks fun but it’s supposed to cost you 50 bucks….

  • 博客不错哟~会经常来逛逛的。

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Here’s what I have to say the sneaking suit designer
    You just went full beefcake
    Never go full beefcake

  • Jav

    Ot: For the people who enjoyed hannibal, I think you will like the show “The fall”. With agent Scully being a detective who tries to capture a fetichist killer. The killer is more protagonist than Gillian. There are only 17 episodes, I have to watch the last 4.

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