Review: Figma Samus Aran

Hey everyone, hopefully by the time you’re all reading this, you’ll have checked out our new store location, a mere four stores down from our previous location. If not, BOO, BOOOO YOU! I suggest that you do so as soon as possible, because it’s REALLY nice and fancy like. Well fancy for a comic shop. The floors are real nice, and if you try real hard, you can still get a contact high from the new pant/varnish (NOTE: I AM KIDDING, DO NOT DO THAT, THERE ARE PLENTY OF BARS NEARBY THAT SERVE AS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE). To celebrate our new location, I’ll be taking a week off to visit Maine. Yeah that really doesn’t have to do much with toys. So I guess I’ll just have to review a new collectible or something.

((Luckily for everyone, I came prepared.))

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, someone (Max Factory) made a Samus Aran figure worthy of the Metroid franchise. One of video game’s most beloved and celebrated franchises, not to mention oldest, Metroid is a little bit of the black sheep of the Nintendo family; overshadowed by the likes of Kirby, Pokemon, Mario, and Zelda. And not exactly as heavy in the merch department as those franchises. Oh sure there’s been a handful of statues, but there’s been all of ONE action figure from over tears years ago, and it’s quite terrible. Luckily Max Factory has delivered the figure we all wanted.

The first of 3 announced Nintendo Figmas (The other 2 being Link from Skyward Sword, and Pitt from the 3DS Kid Icarus game), Samus Aran is based on her appearance from “The Other M”, the Wii game that’s arguable the weakest in the series. I’d complain about that a bit more, but beggers can’t be choosers, especially when the figure is this damn good.

Like I said, the figure is damn good in terms of sculpt and paint job. And it’s pretty damn sturdy too, not feeling as fragile as previous Figma, Samus looks like she should be taken out of the box and posed/played with. Which is great, considering she fairly posesable, and looks good on display. In terms of accessories, she comes packed with 5 different left hands, changeable missile tips for her arm cannon, and 2 different blast effects ( a single shot and a double shot).¬† Also, like every other Figma in existence, she comes with a plastic bag and stand. To be honest, I’m a little bummed out that there’s not an alternate head without¬† helmet on it, or at least a Metroid. It’s slightly annoying. HOWEVER, this is redeemed by the addition of one accessory….

THE MORPH BALL. ALL IS FORGIVEN! No I’m serious, this is pretty great, as Samus in a Morph Ball has been a crucial part of the franchise since the beginning. PLUS NOW YOU HAVE A FIGMA MORPH BALL TO REPRESENT THAT METROID PINBALL GAME ALL OF 5 PEOPLE PLAYED!. Like Samus, it has a hole for the peg to be attached, and it…can roll around. Yeah, not much else. But I don’t care, that’s awesome and needless to say I’m pleased/extremely bias towards the product as is.

I hate to say that this is my perfect Figma, but yeah, it kind of is. It’s going to set you back around $50-$60, and whatever you have to bribe the employees to look the other way when you murder anyone who tries to get in your way.¬† This Figma is HIGH in demand, and it’s only going to be harder to find once the other Nintendo characters come out and people want to make Smash Bros. sets. START STALKING THE NEW FPNYC IMMEDIATELY IN ORDER TO GET YOUR’S TODAY!

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