Nintendo’s famed alien-hunting heroine is primed and ready to sit on a bookshelf with two extraordinary Samus Aran figurines.
There’s probably nothing more you can do to make Metroid’s Samus Aran as absolutely awesome as she can already be; seriously, come on, her spacesuit has a freakin’ laser-blaster for an arm! As someone from the Jersey Shore might say after a long consuming day of G.T.L. (that’s Gym, Tan, & Laundry – I had to look it up), “nuff’ said.”
Yet thank the mighty stars that no one listens to me, because Japanese action-figure makers Max Factory and Good Smile Company are here to prove me so wrong with these 1:6 scale Samus Aran figurines that made their first showing recently at Comiket 81.
As you can already see, both are based off Samus’s latest appearance in Metroid: Other M on the Nintendo Wii, though one obviously has her geared-up for battle in full armor, and the other, her Zero Suit armor (if you can even call it that)… umm, less so. Well at least she has a Metroid to keep her company!
Shorthand for Comic Market, Comiket is a bi-yearly geek event held in Tokyo, Japan; it takes place in this super-futuristic upside-down triangle-shaped convention center (look up a picture, it’s wild), and to boot, is the world’s largest self-published comic book fair. Meaning that everything you would find at Comiket is totally fan-created, a Japanese comic-practice called “Dojinshi.”
Now, Comiket isn’t just for the 99% though, some professional retailers like Max Factory and Good Smile Company also have a bit of presence there too, which is where these images you see today come from. Quickly, back to these Samus Aran figurines though: both each are dated for a 2012 release in Japan, so soon enough, probably around late Spring to late Summer, I’m guessing, you’ll be able to find these beauties at a Japan-import hobby shop near you.
Even more promising, these two Samus Aran action-figures shown here are only display models, with the final products perhaps having a lot of assorted parts, just like the Sonic the Hedgehog figure we showed a good while back, to customize the way she poses and what not. Now that would be something — kind of like the idea of Nintendo’s next console, the Wii U, having a dedicated app-store.