Life-Size Samus Statue is the #1 in Awesome
Ever wanted your own intergalactic bountyhunter? She can be yours if your willing to shell out more cash than anyone else.
This is a life-size statue of Samus Aran, the main protagonist of the Metroid series. The statue may not be in what you’d call perfect condition, but it is definitely a rare one to come across. According to the description, the statue was made exclusively for Nintendo of Europe in order to promote the first Metroid Prime game for the GameCube.
The statue is made of a fiberglass material and has iron connectors for the arms, head and legs. It can also be taken apart to make transport easier (or maybe in case you’ve ever wanted to try wearing your own arm canon?). Still, it’s a beast, the statue weighs 110 pounds. Definitely not something you want to carry up the stairs in one piece.
The Metroid series has been around since 1986 when the original game was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The gameplay seemed unlike other popular titles at the time. There was no set path; players actually had to wander around as the explored this world we didn’t fully understand at the time.
If players were able to finish the game and defeat te evil Mother Brain, they would be treated to the ending, which held Metroid’s biggest surprise: This super-tough bounty hunter that had just saved the galaxy was a girl.
The game continued on for the Game Boy with Metroid II: The Return of Samus in 1991. The series jumped back to consoles with 1994’s Super Metroid, which was on the Super Nintendo and is considered to be the best of the series by many.
Metroid Fusion was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2002, and Metroid Prime for the Game Cube took a bold new direction for the series when it went first-person and was developed by Austin, TX-based Retro Studios. This was interesting in that it was a first-party Nintendo game developed by a North American studio.
The formula changed again when Nintendo brought Team Ninja aboard for Metroid: Other M. The game was met with mixed reception, due to the more linear nature of the gameplay and the heavy focus on story.
If you are a fan of the games, and if you’ve ever dreamed of having Samus in your room, this may be for you.
Also cool is this anatomy of Mario figurine, or this other one of his brother Luigi.