Monday, April 27, 2009
I am a cursory fan of Michael Lau. I've always thought his Gardener characters were pretty cool. But up until now, i've never owned one. So when CSBOOTH 16 came around this year and he made a tribute to Metal Gear Solid's Snake figure, I got interested pretty quick. I love all things MGS. The cynic in me imagined that there was only going to be 25 pieces sold and that the day of the release, you would have to pay $500 on eBay to get one. I was pleasantly surprised to find them readily available for retail and our own Ningyoushi right here in San Francisco. Omar and Denise are the official source of Michael Lau goodies. In fact, weeks after being released, all three versions of Solid Snake are still available. The other two versions have a tan or black aligator costume.
Being this is my first Michael Lau figure, I can say I like it and would probably purchase more cool characters for retail price. It's certainly not Japanese vinyl, but I don't think it's supposed to be either. Apples and Oranges and that's ok with me. For $125, he could have included one of them M-16's from the "Fat West Jacket" figure. I would easily trade a few sets of hands that came with it for a machine gun. Since he didn't, I added my own submachine gun. Speaking of which, I'm still trying to track down the MGS Kubrick with the aligator head, but refuse to pay $200 for it...sigh.
This pic taken by Omar...