Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Max Factory "Metroid: Other M" 1/8th scale Samus Aran Zero Suit Version 8-inch PVC Figure

Samus Aran (Japanese: サムス・アラン Hepburn: Samusu Aran) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action game series by Nintendo.

Introduced in the 1986 video game Metroid, Samus Aran is an ex-Galactic Federation soldier who turned into an intergalactic bounty hunter, usually fitted with a powered armor suit with weapons that include directed energy weapons and missiles. Super Metroid's Player's Guide describes Samus as a strong muscular woman who is 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall and weighs 198 pounds (90 kg) without her armor. Appearances of Samus outside the Power Suit occur mostly in cutscenes, such as ending screens showing Samus in more revealing clothing. Metroid: Zero Mission also introduced the Zero Suit, a form-fitting jumpsuit that she dons below the Power Suit.

The original game's atmosphere was influenced by Ridley Scott's film, Alien (1979). The series' co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto recalled, "We were partway through the development process when one of the staff members said 'Hey, wouldn't that be kind of cool if it turned out that this person inside the suit was a woman?'" The developers voted on the concept, and it passed.

This is the Max Factory 1/8 Scale "Metroid: Other M" Samus Aran Zero Suit Version 8-inch tall PVC Figure and it certainly looks good. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures. Click on them for bigger and better views.

From the latest game in the Metroid series, METROID: Other M, comes this 1/8 scale of the series protagonist, Samus Aran by Max Factory (Good Smile Company), showing off her beautiful face while wearing her Zero Suit - the outfit she wears while out on missions. She looks as cool and calm as ever as she holds her gun in her right hand, ready to take on anything that comes her way. The Baby Metroid that plays an important role in the story is also included along with Samus. It's a figure that really brings out the atmosphere of the Metroid world for fans to enjoy!

It's in stock now at BBTS and you can order it HERE!

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