Prepare for the coolest geek collectableÂ ever to drop tomorrow. A day that some have been waiting years for has finally arrived. Lifted directly from the much-loved Metal Gear Solid video games ThreeA’s Metal Gear Rex figure is nearly here!
Metal Gear Rex stands over 19″ tall, is fully articulated and features light up functionality (the rail gun effect is pretty amazing). It’s less a toy and more a moving work of art. It’s taken two years since the prototype was first shown to craft this behemoth of an action figure and, boy, does it show.
The Metal Gear Rex figure from ThreeA will go on sale in under 24 hours time, the 2nd March at 9:00AM Hong Kong time to be precise.Â The figure will only be available Â atÂ www.bambalandstore.comÂ and will cost $490 US (with shipping included).Â This a pre-order item so the total number of units manufactured will be strictly limited to those who purchase now.
That price may appear to be very steep but please bear in mind that ThreeA produces high-end, very limited edition toys that are NEVER released again. So, once Rex has gone from Bambaland the only way you will be able to get him will be the after-market, and eBay prices for ThreeA figures once they have sold out normally range between 2 or 3 times that of the retail price – That’s right, he’s just under $500 dollars tomorrow but you will see him on eBay for between $1000 to $1500 in just a matter of days time.
But forget the price for now and glory in what must surely be the coolest toy ever made…