Fans on the hunt for another screen-accurate depiction of video gaming’s iconic covert operative should consider training their sights on the Square Enix Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Venom Snake Action Figure.
As with other releases in the growing assortment of authentic Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V collectibles (which includes the equally craveable Ground Zeroes Snake), the toy studio’s Venom Snake figure faithfully captures the grizzled, combat-worn likeness of the franchise’s storied hero with a gratifying level of fidelity. In addition to the intricately molded and finished combat uniform and trimmings, the nearly 11-inch tall painted resin depiction of the metal-armed Venom Snake comes with six interchangeable hands, a duo of swappable heads (with and without goggles), and an alternate piece to his head scarf so that the figure can be displayed with the face exposed or concealed. Other accessories include a pistol, knife, handheld radio, assault rifle, and 15-piece display stand which collectors can use to put the figure’s 20 points of articulation to good use in all sorts of game-inspired “tactical espionage action” poses.
Although prices vary, collectors can snag the masterfully realized Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Venom Snake Action Figure at retail for roughly $100 USD.