Sometimes, I find that having a walking tank would come in handy during my daily life. Sadly, strict government regulations won’t allow me the weaponized uranium I need to begin construction. Thankfully, the fine mechanics over at Kotobukiya are coming through with the release of their Metal Gear Rex plastic model kit! While this monstrosity of robotic death is only 9 inches tall, and is made of less-than-bulletproof plastic, it’ll have to so for now. Read on for all the info on Rex (and his tiny mini-figure compatriots) along with a ton of photos!
METAL GEAR SOLID ~ METAL GEAR REX PLASTIC MODEL KIT
A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! The first Metal Gear Solid game was released on PlayStation in 1998 and featured stealth action as directed by Hideo Kojima. A massive commercial success, “MGS” has gone on to include sequels and stories told through several other media. Some of the coolest things about the series are the Metal Gears themselves, walking tanks equipped with nuclear weapons. Now Kotobukiya proudly presents a new model kit of the ultimate Gear from MGS, METAL GEAR REX!
Designed by Yoji Shinkawa, REX stands on massively armored legs and wields a huge railgun in addition to gatling guns, missiles, and a laser. The aerodynamic main body has a forward pointing cockpit and a radome to send the pilot additional data. The REX model kit stands nearly 9 inches tall (1/100 scale) and has multiple points of articulation including legs that fold up allowing the cockpit to rest on the ground. The Gear is comprised of 600 pre-colored pieces and is recommended for experienced model builders. Also included are four 1/100th scale figures of game characters, allowing for the recreation of scenes from the game!
Available: January 2013
For more on Rex, and Kotobukiya’s other incredible model kits and statues, be sure to check out their official website! Now, continue reading for all the intel photos Foxhound would ever need:
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