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Covet This Incredible-Looking Samus Aran Figurine

Then balk at its ludicrous price tag.

The latest plastic-trinket-you-don't-need from figurine masters First 4 Figures is so effing cool I almost--almost!--want to ignore its $225 price tag and grab one. It's Samus Aran clad in the Phazon Suit from Metroid Prime, and it is absolutely rife with that sexiest instrument of low-wattage illumination, the LED. 

I defy you to look at these pictures without kind of, sort of thinking about ordering one. If you do take leave of your senses long enough to place an order, do it quickly; the thing is limited to a run of 1500 pieces.


Every time I get to the brink of buying something like this, I keep myself at bay by asking myself what exactly I'm going to do with it. Since the answer is invariably "clutter my desk with it for a few months before putting it in the closet," it's not hard to reestablish self-control. For those of you who do make a habit of this kind of thing, what do you do with them? Do yours end up in boxes too? Do you have vacuum-sealed glass display cases all over your house, museum-style? If anyone's rocking a serious collection of nerdy items, I'd love to see a photo gallery.

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The latest plastic-trinket-you-don't-need from figurine masters First 4 Figures is so effing cool I almost--almost!--want to ignore its $225 price tag and grab one. It's Samus Aran clad in the Phazon Suit from Metroid Prime, and it is absolutely rife with that sexiest instrument of low-wattage illumination, the LED. 

I defy you to look at these pictures without kind of, sort of thinking about ordering one. If you do take leave of your senses long enough to place an order, do it quickly; the thing is limited to a run of 1500 pieces.


Every time I get to the brink of buying something like this, I keep myself at bay by asking myself what exactly I'm going to do with it. Since the answer is invariably "clutter my desk with it for a few months before putting it in the closet," it's not hard to reestablish self-control. For those of you who do make a habit of this kind of thing, what do you do with them? Do yours end up in boxes too? Do you have vacuum-sealed glass display cases all over your house, museum-style? If anyone's rocking a serious collection of nerdy items, I'd love to see a photo gallery.

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Posted by Kiemoe

effing DONE.

Posted by VWGTI

I have that statue, but mine doesn't lite up. :(

Posted by OmegaPirate

Whoa- i really really want one of those

Posted by Heartagram

I don't even like metroid but that is awesome

Posted by Brendan

I think, "How many games could I by with that 225 dollars?" Then the answers usually, "Way more than that thing's worth."

Posted by strangeling

Pretty.

Posted by TwoLines

Holy crap, that looks awesome!

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I've got a few nerdy items.  I'll have to nab some pictures.  I'm trying to set up a glass aquarium with notches cut at regular intervals in the case so I can insert dowels and then prop up the figurines with fishing string.  It's sort of a cheap man's display case, but I like the lighting and the size.  It's definitely going to take a while to finish, since I have to either replace some of the glass or buy an entirely new aquarium.  I also need to figure out what I'm going to do for the base.  I'm thinking about just using painted foam, but we'll see.

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Posted by MattyFTM

I WANT... No, I NEED THAT FIGURINE.

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Posted by Eric_Buck

Cool, but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over priced.

Posted by TheClap

That's sexy

Posted by crusader8463

never like the metroid games but that does look nice.

Posted by Systech

Want. Right. Now.

Posted by Pie

Have you got me that code yet?

Posted by Video_Game_King

Is there a laser pointer in that gun?

Posted by strangeling

Drat!

It doesn't impress as much in the other photos without the blur effect.
Posted by darkspirit138

Should I buy this? Hmmmm...maybe...no, so expensive...yes, pretty...maybe...

Posted by Subject2Change

ya not dropping 225 on that...well maybe..

Posted by Black_Rose

Holy fuck! that's amazing...now if only I was into figurines.

Posted by phlegms

The metroid series does nothing for me to be honest.

Posted by Death_Unicorn

HOLY FUCK!

Posted by Mattalorian

*Glances at empty space on desk*
Probably the coolest game-related figurine that I've ever seen. My wallet cries at the very thought of purchasing one, however.

Posted by HatKing

That looks pretty cool, if I was a Metroid fan I'd probably want one.

Posted by Ineedaname

If only I wasn't in my overdraft, I'm genuinely thinking of picking one up I'm not even that much of a fan of Metroid that's incredible.

Posted by Dethfish

I might get that if it wasn't for the phazon suit. Varia Suit is the best!

Posted by ahoodedfigure

I'd settle for plain old action figures of all the bounty hunters they introduced in the later games.

Edited by Linkyshinks

This is so Olde Brad, it's been out for ages and featured early last year on other sites.

But yea, it looks fricking cool :)

Posted by Doomguy

Sexy doll

Posted by JP_Russell

I'd sooner spend $250 on a PSP Go.

Edited by pakx

So i keep all my toys and stuff ontop of a DVD cabinet in my room that stands at about eye level.

fuck it, here:














































Yes, that's a copy of Silent Hill. No. i didn't pay for it.


Kratos circa the beginning of GOW 2, chilling with batman, maybe checking out Dr. Manhattan's tush?








Todd McFarlane's Master Chief. very posable.


The Statue of Happiness from GTA 4. most people who come into my room don't realize what it is until they get close and see the Rockstar logo on her coffee cup.

Marcus Fenix broing out with Hellboy. Gamecube not pictured.
















So there are some of the nicer things i've got going in my collection. i tend to accumulate alot of these toys, working at a video game store and being a comic book geek. the shelf has the dubious title of  "gallery of bad impulse buys." but i like having a little shrine to the things i love and the reason i didn't lose my virginity until i was 18.

Posted by InsanePotato

I... Want.... It..... argh. 250 bones. Not going to happen.

Posted by Demonstride

Well i have two of the WoW figures but they are 20 dollars and don't light up >.>

Posted by Jayzilla

really cool looking. too bad i lost interest in figurines when i was 10 or 11. that was 23/24 years ago. if that is you sort of thing, then i can understand why you would be stoked on it.

Posted by Reverseface

That looks SEX HOT.......YES SEX HOT

Posted by Duckbutter

Brad's posts are the coolest because he always gives us homework assignments and essay questions

Posted by MrKlorox

Samus has enormous bulbs.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

That figurine is excessively awesome looking. It also costs more than a PS2 and a copy of Persona 4. Hmm....

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Posted by Al3xand3r
@Linkyshinks said:
" This is so Olde Brad, it's been out for ages and featured early last year on other sites.But yea, it looks fricking cool :) "

Posted by Sin4profit

The $20 figurines i bought - In a box, in the closet.

The "figurines" i made are cluttering my desk, though. Not really figurines at all, just a bunch of copies of the same plaster zombie head yet to be painted.

So if i really want a figurine of any character i could just make one myself...in theory...and then procrastinate the notion until i don't care anymore. That's my system.

Though...i kinda do wanna buy one of those $80 figurines of my character from Rockband.

Posted by Trnck

One without the suit is fine for me.

Posted by RHCPfan24

I WANT THAT.

But I won't buy it but....still.....IT'S SHINY!!

Posted by zityz

That's actually one of the better looking figurine things I've seen in a while. If they knocked off $200 then yes I'd get one to show off on my desk. Since it is $225 id rather just get a portable system with that kinda cash.

To justify that more they should have put a clock on the bottom of the figurine. I mean it's no DSi clock, but it would make a nice clock.

Edited by MeatSim

I don't care how cool it is I am never paying $225 for any kind of plastic figurine.

Posted by ShadowKiller

I want... must resist though, that's overpriced no matter how awesome that thing is.

Posted by End_Boss

Dude, I guess that's kinda' cool, but $225 Ameribux? Ain't no unconvincing required here, I am simply not that wealthy.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

I don't even like Metroid. In fact, I hate it... yet I still want one of these.

Posted by get2sammyb

Mmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by crusnchill

I never really buy in to the whole figurine thing myself. Plus the fact that I never liked metroid prime anyway....

meh... If it makes someone out there happy then that makes me happy. But I pity there bank account.

Posted by TobyD81

That is pretty cool. But where can I put it that it will be in a constant state of motion blur? Maybe whenever I look at it I'll just jerk my head to the side real quick.

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