Hot Toys’ Raiden Figure Seeks Revengeance Next Winter (Updated)
Update: The Hot Toys Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Raiden is now available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles. Raiden is priced at $299.99, and is expected to ship in March 2015. Payment plan options are available, too.
Announced Thursday, the 12-inch figure (~32cm) features a brand-new sculpted body, with 30 points of articulation. The sword-slinging protagonist will come with his high-frequency blade and sheath, as well as a dagger and an assault rifle. There will be four different sets of hands (one with palms open, one for holding the sword, one for holding the gun and fists), and there will even be an additional foot included that can hold the sword as well.
Two sets of chest armor and two sets of visors will be included, too, as well as a figure stand. Certain markets will get an additional sword, Jetstream Sam's Muramasa blade. Since Sideshow Toys is the official distributor here in the U.S., we're guessing orders placed through them will get you the red blade as a bonus. Raiden is a work in progress still at the moment, and shouldn't be considered a final sculpt just yet. He's not due out until the Q4 2014/Q1 2015, so there's plenty of time for changes and adjustments to be made between now and then.
Hot Toys has previously delved into the Metal Gear license with 1:6 scale figures of Boss and Snake from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Raiden would make a pretty nice addition to that grouping, though we've got our fingers crossed Hot Toys will have more Metal Gear related announcements in the future when Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain arrives. That said, just by looking at these images, Raiden is in a class all his own. It looks like the years spent sculpting Iron Man figures have really paid off here. Raiden's armor is incredibly intricate, and from what we can tell, Hot Toys has brought it to life with great success.
No price or pre-order window is available as of yet, but we'll be keeping our eye on further on-sale information for this figure. In the meantime, check out the full gallery of images below.