Close Up: Metal Gear Solid 4 Dog Tags

There’s a lot of expensive Metal Gear merchandise, but, luckily for the people who don’t want to spend a small fortune on a goodie, there’s also cheaper stuff, like these dog tags made to promote Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

MGS4-Dogtags

These dog tags were made by Koro Koro and shipped in capsule balls. There are six in total, featuring characters from Metal Gear Solid 4. The logo of the game is printed on the back of each tag.

MGS4-Dogtag-Back

The dog tags are made from stainless steel, with black and white pictures of the characters on them and the name printed below. Around the edge is a plastic border. It also has a strap at the top so you can attach the dog tag to, for example, a mobile phone or bag.

MGS4-Dogtag-Old-Snake MGS4-Dogtag-Liquid-Ocelot MGS4-Dogtag-Johnny MGS4-Dogtag-Meryl MGS4-Dogtag-Raiden MGS4-Dogtag-Vamp

These dog tags are pretty cool, but they do seem to be too fragile to actually use them as a keychain or something like that. Another thing is that the rubber border for some reason tend to get sticky after a while, much like the analog sticks of the PlayStation 2 and 3 controllers. Also, where is Otacon? Doesn’t he deserve to be featured on a dog tag? Of course, there are only six so it’s understandable not all characters made the cut (EVA, Sunny, Drebin, Campbell). But Otacon was pretty important to the story.

Nevertheless, they are nice little items for collectors, though they may be somewhat hard to find now, for a low price at least.

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