As far back as I can remember, I’ve been an avid gamer. That joyous affliction is the result of my folks starting me on the fast track at a very young age. They had an Atari 2600 already in place in the living room before I was born, just waiting for me to be able to hold the controller in my tiny, baby hands. Games like Pitfall, Berserk, Centipede and Q Bert, were all at some point a part of our collection. All classic games and iconic characters that, even in my youth, struck various important chords to my psyche. A few years later, my folks purchased a Commodore 64 for their office, which I loaded up with a bunch of old keyboard clicking games like Kung Fu Master and Summer Games.
But gaming didn’t truly hit it’s full stride for me until the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES was responsible for game after game of trend setting, classic goodness.
Mario, Zelda, Bionic Commando, Punchout, Final Fantasy, Metroid, Contra, Ninja Gaiden and of course, Metal Gear.
Fast forward to 1998 and the great Hideo Kojima and Konami released Metal Gear Solid on the original Playstation.
To this day, it remains as one of my most memorable video game experiences. The story, art, gameplay, characters, all of it. A historic game made only better on the PS2 with MGS 2: Sons of Liberty. While the Metal Gear series continues with spin offs on a variety of systems and numbered releases.. MGS2 maintains it’s absolutely epic status and remains steadfast among my top 10 favorite games of all time.
SO! I could go on and on about the Metal Gear series, how much I love it, how much the games and their “sneaking missions” shaped the types of games I play and enjoy most.. but that’s not why you tuned in.
We’ll move forward and take my Metal Gear Solid fanboydom as firmly given.
METAL GEAR SOLID REX!!
If you’re reading this page then you probably know at least a little bit about the young toy company, ThreeA. They announced they’re partnership with Konami/Kojima way back in 2009. The first toy to be released from the international handshake was to be Rex.
Being a massive Metal Gear Solid AND 3A fan, my ears perked up, my heart did a leap and my wallet ran off to hide in the shadows. A match made in.. “Outer Heaven.”
That was back in late 2009/early 2010. Suffice to say, it’s been a slow roasting process. Ashley Wood, who’s ties to the Metal Gear franchise go deep, continued to pump out fantastic designs from his own worlds for us to pose, photograph and play with. But despite how fantastic the larger majority of those were, they couldn’t satiate the craving of Metal Gear fans. It seemed like someone over on the official 3A forums was asking practically daily for more information, any information, about REX.
The year of our Lord, 2012 just also happens to be Metal Gear’s 25th Anniversary and just in time too! In February the massively pregnant wait came to an end as REX finally hit bambaland.com for a whopping $490 buckaroos! The seemingly steep price tag didn’t stop fans from throwing their money at their computer screens and yelling “Take my money! Take it all!”
The excitement was palatable.
3A has put out a ton of great, sometimes downright AMAZING, toys over its short four(ish) years in operation and today, I have REX sitting here on the table in front of me.
As we’re coming up to the tail end of 2012… let me tell you this,
stuff just got real.
Do I need to say it? This box is HUGE! Look at the two crazy cute slobbery fifty pound pups sitting astride it. It’s silly big!
I had to laugh when I popped the lid open. The oh so iconic “!” beaming up at me like a pretty girl’s smile. Wrestling it from the packaging took some real doing. I recommend you snag a friend or friendly hobo to assist you. Keep him or her around, because you’ll need them for the next part too.
Ash’s inks dot the front of the box calling back to his work on the epic Metal Gear Solid graphic novel. On the back, we get REX SPECS(tm) and a little background on him.
First thing to fall out was a ThreeA catalog featuring a bunch of toys you can’t get anywhere but Ebay or via fan based BSTs. Next, to my surprise, was a couple of instructional booklets. Yes, there are booklets aimed at instructing you in how to play with your toy. Believe it or not fellows, you’ll probably need to read it and refer to it often. More on that later.
Also included is a little plastic wrench-like tool which you’ll want to keep close at hand. It’s your new buddy.
I was unable to show the ornate process of me actually removing this guy from his box. I contorted myself in ways I’ve only seen tiny, exotic acrobats twist. As I tried to support the heft of the box and pull the styrofoam trays free, I kept wondering to myself “Why didn’t I wait until my wife got home?”
Keep that friendly hobo close, he’ll come in handy.
The long rail gun is separate from the rest of REX proper and snaps in with zero fuss.
It’s possible I’ll say this a few times, so steel your resolve… “REX is huge!” I don’t even know where to start with him. There’s a ton going on with gears and removable pieces layered all over him. Not only is REX huge, he’s complex. There’s with good reason he comes with two instructional booklets and a tool.
I thought it best to start with some of the technical bits before I rushed out the door to snap away in strange territory. As mentioned, the gun is separate and has to be attached, as does the antennae to the satellite dish. There’s also a baggy full of tiny bits that attach to each of his legs as well.
Even though I didn’t plan on doing any of my night shots until later, I went ahead and installed the batteries for REX’s various light features. He takes three AAA in the gun and three AAA under his head. Bring your own to play, none are included. The rail gun’s side pops off rather conveniently for a quick install. The head lights require you to unscrew a tiny screw underneath REX’s head to access the panel. You can light up the rail gun by pushing an easy to access button on top, but to turn the head lamps on, you have to hunt for a wee switch towards the bottom/back of his head. Easy enough if you have light.. an absolute pain if you don’t.
REX has a ton of removable panels scattered all over his body. The booklet will illustrate exactly where all of them are, but I thought it was fun to leave much of it up to discovery. The following pics showcase a few of the panels you can take off. Kim and company did a great job at accurately mimicking the body damage REX takes in MGS 4 all of which shows off the faux mechanics that make this monster work. It’s pretty fun popping them on and off to mix up his look.
(UPDATE: Since publishing this review it’s come to our attention that you may, in fact, be able to remove all the panels from both legs. However, I was unable to remove all the panels from the right leg due to how tightly they are attached. It’s possible they’re sealed on by paint but they literally feel permanently attached so I am not going to force them. We apologize for any misinformation. Most of the other removable panels on the body are still only one sided.)
It may be a confusing to some that you can knock off panels on one side but not the mirror side. For example you can almost completely strip down his left leg, but there’s nothing to remove on his right. I didn’t realize this at first and started cursing a little under my breath when I couldn’t get a matching panel to pop off like it had on the opposite side. It’s particularly confusing on REX’s back area because the side that isn’t meant to come off has some give to it and looks to have the same creases and recesses as the other. The only thing that seems to stand in the way is a small screw drilled underneath, through the middle of it.
It’s not a big deal and may not be off-putting to you in the least. I just thought I’d share my confusion so it doesn’t throw any of you who like to jump right in and start messing with things without reading the instructions first.
For the most part, I think I’ll keep his panels intact but I like the asymmetry you can achieve by taking a few off here and there. The satellite looks far more interesting without it’s cover.
After putting all the panels back on I thought I’d attempt to get accustomed to how REX moves around before I headed out to do the rest of the shoot. I popped out his heel supports and extended his toes to get a more dynamic and alive pose.
At this point you can que 15 minutes of me trying to figure out why the legs would not support his weight. Each time I got him into a pose I was happy with, he’d buckle either left or right.
It turns out that my REX’s leg joints were twisted 45 degrees down on both sides. I only realized that after staring at the booklet and comparing it to what I had. Below is a pic of how your leg joints should look out of the box. An easy way to tell, is that the metal mud flap-like things should be hanging from the front of the leg joints, not the bottom as mine were. It may not really matter in your case, but in mine the rotation joint that originally faced forward was a good deal looser than the joint that should have been. Thus causing the buckling under his weight. After I turned them to face correctly, my problem went away.
So what if your REX has ill-rotated leg joints or what if you want to just move the legs in general? Well there’s the right way to do it and a “do at your own risk” way.
To do it the right way, you need to break out the included black plastic tool and put it to use. You may also consider grabbing your friendly hobo as a spotter as well.
Warning: Please use hobos, friendly or otherwise, at your own risk. Hobos don’t know no better than to ride the rail.. they may wander off with a few of your things in a gunny sack if you don’t watch them carefully.
I believe the idea with the tool is to give the quad-hinged joint some counter support to your twisting. There’s a substantial amount of resistance in the leg joints, necessary I assume to support the toys weight. That being said, I found some of the joints to be a good deal too tight. Twisting one leg out will put noticeable strain on the neighbor joints, something that I’m positive could lead to breaking if not handled carefully. The tool is there to help prevent that. In the images below, I tried to demonstrate somewhat how to use the tool.
In the image above, I’m using the tool to go across the top of a joint while I swing out the leg, which uses the neighboring joint. This gives the joint I’m NOT using counter support against the pressure I’m putting on it. I’m not 100% sure I’m using as intended but it seemed to work well for me. Don’t worry, it comes with it’s own instruction sheet so you can decipher the best way for you to use it yourself.
With or without the tool, it was a little stressful having to apply that much force to rotate a joint, particularly when loud cracking and popping sounds accompanying it.
Taking REX on the road for some more interesting atmosphere was fun. I had about two dozen or so people stop and ask what the heck I was doing. I’m sure more than a few were concerned of the nuclear capabilities of this guy.
Confused civilian: “Whoa. What is that thing?”
Me: “It’s a toy robot”
Confused civilian: “Is it a transformer? My kid has those..”
Me: “Uh.. sure. Sort of.”
Confused civilian: blank.. long stare followed by walking off a few steps, only to stop and look back warily.
Rest easy civilian, I got this.
Once you get your nerves in check, posing REX is pretty fun. I found myself approaching him as more of a puzzle than something you’d simply grab and toss into a pose. You have to think a little bit about what you want to go for before you do it. It’s difficult for me not to look at him as some sort of menacing, mechanical K-9, so I just went with it. Opening up the cockpit, lowering the head with the backend in the air, we could be playing fetch..
..or nuking a small village.
You can get a pretty wide variety of looks out REX simply by changing his leg configuration The back heels have 3 different positions (and everything in between) that cause Rex’s look to go from rested to full alert.
The way his front of his legs extend is pretty nifty. You flip up the toe gates, which kick the motion into gear, then just pull out a bit. It only extends the leg maybe an inch, but it’s cool and gives a surprising amount of lift to him.
The body articulation on REX works a few different ways. You basically have a central, groin area that the leg joints attach to. From there you have the front end (head) and back end (tail) on their own support arms that can be lowered or raised. The back-end also slide extends to allow for more wiggle room.
The rail gun is just so cool looking. 3A didn’t originally design it or anything, but they did a bang up job at recreating it.
The joints attaching the rail gun and satellite allow you to swing them in or out, as well as push them slightly forward or back. I naturally wanted to raise the gun up and down like you would expect to be able to do with a tank-like vehicle, but to raise or lower the nose of the weapon, you have to raise or lower the entire back portion of REX. This seemed a little inconvenient and took a little getting used to, but I believe it holds true to the source material so shouldn’t really be an issue.
One thing you may have already heard is that 3A didn’t implement any kind of head rotating articulation that the in-game REX appeared to have. In the game, Konami made REX much more alive and animalistic than what we’d generally relate to a nuclear tank-like weapon. I assume 3A’s decision was due to how much REX weighs and that adding a rotating joint would risk leaving him with a slack, hanging head. The harshly clicking joints are tight for a reason. It’s been bemoaned by many, but once you actually see this guy, I think you’ll understand just how complex and impressive he is.
While his head doesn’t rotate around, you can cheat to get similar looks by using the well designed multi-jointed leg hip/torso articulation. Through some finessing you can twist the entire body one way and the legs the other and he’ll look as though he’s panning the landscape for Snake. It would have definitely been nice to have but after spending some time with him, I don’t miss the idea of rotation too much.
One thing that did slightly annoy me was that some of the little panels, particularly the vents on his legs, just will NOT stay in place. Some are literally just resting there thanks to the grace and magic of gravity. Just posing him and clicking a stiff leg out can cause 3 or 4 of the little covers to pop off and go jettisoning across the room. Just be mindful of that when/where you’re posing this guy so if one does unintentionally spring free, you won’t lose pieces.
Now it’s time for a flood of photos.
There’s so many cool little details on REX. The machine gun underneath him is one of my favorites.
edit: It was called to my attention that it isn’t a machine gun at all but actually a FE laser. The same one responsible for slicing Gray Fox’s arm off. Thank for the help!
The afore mentioned removable panels shows a variety of cool engineering underneath.
His paint application is top notch and stays on par with the best of what 3A has ever offered. Also, since some have asked and just in case you can’t tell from the photos, REX is mostly an unsaturated green in color.
Here you can see some of the light details 3A worked in. I love the fact that the screen for the driver has a small light that you can only really see if you’re practically in the cockpit. Details man.. amazing details!
Other than the glow from the cockpit, you get 4 flood lights which basically look like Rex’s eyes and of course the ever impressive rail gun lights which pulse just before it evaporates your neighborhood.
Oh yes, I almost forgot to mention..
REX can also do this..
Yes, REX can stand completely upright without heel support in appropriate T-Rex fashion. He’s obviously intentionally designed to, but it’s challenging to balance and you need a good level playing field to do so. It’s totally worth the effort because he looks absolutely bonkers this way. REX just got huge-ER!
We thought a good way to really show off the lighting system 3A has built into this guy, was to shoot him at night. Setting our shutter speeds to slower than your average bear, the fun really began.
(Editors note: Some extra lights were used for illumination and effect. IE REX does not have body glow or back lights)
The cab lights are really bright. Even with the hatch closed, blue light still spills out. I know this is basically a fun gimmick, but having the cool rail gun’s pulsing light effect made me wish there was an accompanying sound effect. Even cooler would have been having some sort of metallic/animal-like scream.
Real quick, I have to give props to my supporting wife who is responsible for many of the awesome night time photos you see here! Go team us!
On second thought, perhaps silence is golden. Everyone knows that toys with sound effects are the unholy work of Mephistopheles.
I wanted to show a few silhouettes of REX to give you a little better idea of how his back heel positions change his appearance.
THE FINAL WORD
3A’s Metal Gear Rex. Man, Oh man is he something special. If you were fortunate enough to pick one of these guys up, you’re in for a real treat come delivery day. Personally, I can’t wait to see how some of you guys will display him with the rest of your collection. He huge so he takes up a big chunk of real estate and isn’t necessarily to scale with much else I’ve seen.. (mini mates maybe?). I have a few of the Play Arts Kai Metal Gear figures that I think would look cool sitting next to him, even if the scale is completely out of whack. It’ll be interesting to see what you do.
Technically, there are things going on with Rex that I’ve only ever seen hints of before in 3A’s own Real Steel Ambush figure. They continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in realistic, highly articulated, borderline seamless (the toy aspects, joints, buttons, etc.. are well hidden) toy robots. You will be in awe.
But there’s something else that struck me about Rex.
There’s really only so much you can do with him. He’s not a humanoid with articulated fingers and arms, carrying a bunch of weapons. He’s not a Transformer, jumping from vehicle to fighting robot with a few clicks. He’s basically, a very sophisticated vehicle. You can move his legs around to a half dozen or so different ways, tilt his head and body up or down and play with his light features. That’s really it. Combine that with the fact he’s somewhat challenging to pose, made easier only with the help of a friend or friendly hobo, it takes away some of the impulse to move him around very often, so after a few days, you probably won’t.
I’m not pointing this out as a negative, I’m pointing this out to manage expectations. Rex has a lot going on, with a lot of cool things to discover and move around. But most likely you’ll find a pose you’re happiest with and leave him like that, fondling only occasionally to trigger the rail gun lights and open/close the cockpit/jaw.
The fact is, I wouldn’t call REX just a toy. If anything, he’s too much of a toy.
I’d more appropriately call him a display piece. Heck, he’s the CENTER piece.
He’s the one thing that your non-toy collecting friends will notice above all else when they walk into the room . They’ll scan over your collection of Hot Toys, 3A, Sideshow, vintage Transformers and GI Joes with dull, lifeless eyes, possibly mumble a few, “neat”s or “cool”s. All the while, they’re quietly internalizing the question of their friend’s manchild-ness and how they can segue this unfortunate turn in activities into a drinking game.
However, when they get to Rex, I can almost promise you their eyes will widen and their jaw will drop. The words you’ll hear will be something along the lines of, “Holy ..!! That thing’s freaking incredible!!”
And you’ll be standing there, arms folded and cocky, nodding your head.
“Yeah, he is. He most definitely is.”
I can’t wait to see what 3A does next with the Metal Gear Franchise. The unpainted RAY prototype was on display at this years Hong Kong Venture and from the photos, looked very impressive. However, not much has been said on availability, price, etc. RAY may be just as REX was. A very long wait. It could be mid to late 2013 before we even get the chance to drain our bank accounts into another plastic MGS masterpiece. Which would mean sometime in mid to late 2014 before he joins our collections on the shelf.
Don’t lose sleep over it. REX isn’t human and won’t get lonely. RAY’s long development gives us time to save our pennies and enjoy one of the coolest pieces 3A has put out yet.
In the end, if RAY turns out anything like REX, it’ll be worth every penny and every second.
- Incredibly detailed, accurate portrayal of a beloved and iconic video game character
- Highly sophisticated articulation
- Impressive looking and functioning lighting system
- Massive to the point of shocking
- Fun break away bits to show off hidden details
- It’s a Metal Gear figure done 100% right
- His huge size and very tight joints make posing him a little stressful/difficult (aka, hobo/tool almost required)
- Some of the break-away panels do not stay soundly in place.
Huge thanks to 3A, Kim, Cody and Gimbat for sending me Rex to review. Thanks for the support guys!
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Great work on the review! Being a long time fan of the MGS series, I truly appreciate all the details you included in your experience, and with such a complex giant figure to work with it must have taken well over an hour to “figure” him out 😉
Also, I loved the photographs, the one of REX standing next to what appears to be a tank’s wheel (or whatever) truly highlight its resonance to his purpose build.
I’m curious to know what type of hobo you had to help you and what camera you used? Thanks for the pleasure of ogling and reading your blog 🙂
Thank you for the kind words!
My camera setup is pretty basic. A canon digital rebel and a handful of lenses. I tend use a 50mm for the large majority of the shots. I also was privy to a macro lens a friend lent to me which I used for a handful of some of the tighter details.
Speaking of which, thanks Ed and Dallas!
On the note of Hobo’s.. I tend to take what I can get.. they never hang around for long before siren song of the rail calls them away.. just use ’em while you can and keep plenty of canned beans around… 🙂
awesome review mate!!~ this is the longest review i ever read..thanks alot!~
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nice review, thank for showing me how to posing him.
mine also can’t remove the armor from his right Leg (the upperpart)
but the lower part can be easily remove for both side
so its seem that armor in that area may be permanently attached.
Absolutely amazing photos. I think the best on the net so far.
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Any Idea how much this thing will be worth in the future? I read that they are only making a limited amount.
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Where can I buy it!?
You’ll have to hunt around.. they’ve gotten pretty scarce over the past couple months.
I found one at 7-hobby for over retail and a few over on Ebay.
Where can i buy it?????????????????????????????????????????????????
You’ll have to do some hunting/searching.. I found a couple retailers that still have it in stock.. all charging over the MSRP.
7-hobby and of course Evil-bay.
FFFFFOOOOXXXXX!!!!!!! this is a really nice model
heck yes it is!
I hope they make a larger one. I want a 3 foot tall Rex with rail gun aimed at the door 🙂 I’d kick over a couple grand for that. Especially if it was mechanically remote operated.
HA! I’ll shoot 3A a note and make the suggestion.. 🙂
Excellent review. My only little quip is that you claim the little gun underneath REX is a machine gun, but it is in fact a FE laser (the one that slices Gray Fox’s arm off).
For the price this is definitely worth getting.
Ah yes! Thank you for the correction.. I’d forgotten that little tid-bit.
I have face Rex many of times this will be a worthy trophy!!!!!!
Wow… such a thorough review, thanks man. Hey could you please upload a pic of the vector Rex featured in the sixth pic? The one with the REX Specs, it’s just it is a cool design and I can’t find anywhere else. I’m just a huge fan of metal gear Rex so if would be nice if you could.
Ha, never thought the day would come when a proper size model would be made. That is one hell of a nice review with so many great pics. With so many games out, Metal Gear was fading away from memory but this brings it all back!
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the best game in the world
At the end of this review you state it was given to you. Do you think that has effected how you view this toy? I imagine someone who paid and waited so long to receive it might have views that differ.
The short answer ->No sir.. not even a little bit.
The slightly longer answer -> 3A sent me REX to play around with.. but it wasn’t mine to keep. I had him for about a month and then sent him back. So there was no real benefit to me other than having the first hand opportunity to share my experience with our readers.
Let me say this.. I personally will never spend $400-$500 on a toy or collectible. I have nothing against it.. I just can’t AFFORD to.
I love these things and drop about a couple thousand a year on them.. but that’s spread out. The idea of spending that much in one sitting on a single item is just too much for me. That being said.. if I could, I totally would.
I stand fully behind my statement that it’s going to be worth the wait/money to those of you who ordered it… People who preordered this guy have already decided that a collectible/toy is potentially worth that kind of cash to them.. I don’t have to decide that.
Beyond that.. I’m basically talking about how much I enjoyed my time with it and REX certainly feels like an expensive, well made toy.
Keeping it was never an option.. so having it “given to me” never played a role.
I hope that answers your question and thanks for reading! 🙂
How were you able to detach the rail gun or were you able to? Would gladly appreciate your help!
Hi! How were you able to detach the railgun or if it’s detachable? Thanks! Help would be appreciated!
Its kind of a pain and more than a little scary. You just pull while pressing on the sides of the arm. There should be an illustration in the back of the instruction booklet showing you the technique. I had to just hold my breath and go for it. Worked out ok.
hi, what camera are you using?
i mean, what camera did you use on this?
We’re in the process of upgrading, but for now it’s an 6 or 7 year old Canon Digital Rebel.
Hi mate, I got my Rex a few days ago and I’m a huge collector, with the warehouse from Raiders as my storehouse. This piece takes centre stage at the moment for me…there is something I’ve noticed and maybe you can help me. I put batteries in the body and it hour putting the body light switch to ‘on’, the lights were very dimly lit. When I switch the body light switch to ‘on’, sure enough the blue lights come on in full force, then switched off, they go to very low light. Now 3 days later I’ve noticed the low light as stopped being emitted from the blue lights, but I can still switch the blue lights to full intensity on, which makes me ask : ‘has something stopped working/has a light broke’. Has your Rex one this, or ate your blue lights always on a low light intensity when switched off? Please let me know mate .
Hey there! I’m no electrician and I didn’t notice the same issue with mine. That being said, it seems like something to do with electric current being stronger when both switches are “on” and weaker with only one… blind guess!
My best advice would be for you to contact 3A’s customer service. There may be the occasional language barrier (they’re located in Hong Kong) that you may have to suss through in some email back and forths.. but they’re usually very good at taking care of any problems with their products and should be able to sort out any you may have.
Their email address is:
If you ordered through Bambaland, it’s helpful to put your order number.. otherwise, don’t worry about it.
Good luck man.. I hope it gets sorted for you.. it’s quite an investment so it should certainly be as perfect as possible! Though with you boasting a Raiders storehouse.. maybe not for you 🙂 Let me know if they come back with a solution.. in case anyone ever hits me a similar question I’ll have a little more insight!
Ps, sorry about the spelling mistakes; damn iPad!
Very nice post. I’ve been waiting years for them to do a Rex toy or model, but was hesitant to foot the $490 Sideshow was charging until I saw one become available the other day. The only thing is that now I’m paranoid I’ll break it, especially with what you said about the joints! Anyway, thanks for posting this!!!
Man, I don’t think you have to worry about breaking it. I think you WILL worry about it 🙂 But I don’t think you need to.
The thing is just big and a little awkward to pose.. Stuff creaks and occasionally makes startlingly loud noises when you move parts about.. but it’s well made.
In the end, if something does happen.. I’m confident 3A’s CS will take care of you.. Believe me, they want everyone to LOVE and be incredibly happy with REX.
Hi great review! This is an old post but I thought I’d ask a question as I need some help.
I am about to start building a cabinet to store my games consoles in, and this would look awesome on top. Before I even start searching for one, can you tell me how wide I’d need to build the table? What would be best to show it off? Didnt want to go too big but this beast is massive! Any ideas?
Once again great pics, this thing is so detailed! Huge mgs fan, and the battle against this in mgs1 is probably my favourite of the whole series 🙂
Hey thanks for checking out the review! Give me a few days and let me look into and Ill see if I can get you an answer.
Thanks heaps! 😊
Hey Rachel, So these are the measurements I found for REX. Just keep in mind that depending on how you pose him, it could drastically change how much space he uses up.
14.0″ H (355.6mm) x 14.0″ W (355.6mm) x 19.00″ L (482.6mm)
Also, his laser canon is about 23 inches long.
I hope that helps! 🙂
Thank you so much! I actually seen it for a great price and the box arrived today I’m scared to open it! Postman left the box at my door unattended WTH? It’s not something you can hide under a doormat! But thanks heaps your review definitely swayed me to purchase this awesome model 🙂 ill keep an eye out for your review when Ray comes out! 🙂
Hi great review! This is an old review but I thought I’d ask a question as I need help.
I am about to start building a cabinet for my games consoles, and this would look awesome on top! Question is, how deep would I have to make it to have this shown off on top? As in from wall to front of cabinet? I didn’t want to go too big but this is massive!
Great pics I’m a huge mgs fan and the battle against Rex in mgs1 is definitely my favourite of the whole series!
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what an AMAZING review (and beautiful pictures!! 🙂 i got mine yesterday, and oh boy what a joy! a dream come true! 🙂 but jesus christ those tight joints! definitely very very much to tight!! those crackling sounds almost gave my a heart attack! and i’m still figuring out how these work exactly! is there no better illustration/visualisation to see what these joints are capable of rotation wise? those crappy pictures from the manual are no help at all in my opinion. other than that, it was like christmas and birthday all together yesterday! 🙂
greetings from switzerland to all of you metal gear fans! 🙂
..and again, if you have a rex, be extra extra careful on those leg joints! 😉