Based on the ultra-popular 1998 PlayStation game from Konami, these figures represent 8 of the more memorable characters throughout the game. Unfortunately, Otacon was left out despite being one of the more memorable characters in the past decade. His appearance in a sequel resulted in no figure, however some "trading figures" were made for the Japanese market.
McFarlane's Metal Gear Solid figures represent some of the finest video game toys ever made, with sculpts that are superior to the bulk of their plastic bretheren. While not all characters are as well-endowed in terms of articulation and accessories as others, as a toy line, it delivers some great figures at a nice price, even if the "action" is limited.
In addition to the items featured in the archive, four other items were produced. A two-pack of Meryl and Solid Snake displayed in a nifty display case was produced for video game stores like Babbages and Software Etc., and "stealth" or "cloaked" versions of Solid Snake, Ninja, and Psycho Mantis were produced in translucent plastic. If we at 16bit.com get our hands on these (or as we like to say, "spring the money for it since we don't really have all that much dough") we'll update our archive accordingly.
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