As far as totally awesome gaming collectibles that I would love to buy but I could never imagine myself paying for go, I'd have to rank this one at the top. Metal Gear Solid is my favorite game of all time, yes, but you cannot deny that this incredible-looking Metal Gear REX figure from ThreeA Toys by way of Sideshow Collectibles, is simply amazing.
The listing on BigBadToyStore.com says this large collectible is available for pre-order for a measly $489.99. If you wanna shell out almost 500 bucks, you can add the model of this mammoth walking death-tank to your collection. Here's the rest of the listing:
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present, from ThreeA Toys, the highly anticipated MGS REX figure. In collaboration with Team Kojima and Konami, the intricately designed figure features a 23-inch long laser cannon and stunning light up component. At 14-inches wide and over 19-inches long, the impressive MGS REX makes an extraordinary addition for any Metal Gear Solid fan.
Technically, the "laser cannon" is a rail gun that fires stealth warheads, but I'll let it slide. So, how awesome is this thing? Totally awesome, yes, but awesome enough to shell out five Benjamin Franklin's for?
REX is set to release some time in the 3rd quarter of 2012.