Metal Gear Sahelanthropus is here from Phantom Pain thanks to Kotobukiya. Even MG Sazabi is shocked at how big the box is! Let’s see what’s inside.
Great cover shot. Is this a mech you want to run into while out on a mission?
The box is actually just a bit bigger than a typical Master Grade from Bandai.
You can see the price of 15800 yen in the corner, but don’t forget you can save 20% from HLJ.com!
For this bipedal tank, you can see it standing imposingly on the right, and you can transform it into its always-angry REX form.
An impressive array of weapons are included, with clear parts for the archaea nano-fiber blade, and four small figures. Even without paint, it will look good straight out of the box.
Bluish grey is going to be the dominant color when you open the box.
The same cool cover art for the manual.
Cool color splash page with some nice mechanical sketches.
From this you might not think the build looks too complicated, but it will probably turn out to be a long one.
The official color guide is provided (in color!) if you want to jazz it up with some paint, or even some camo.
Loads of plates, shown off here in alphabetical order. It almost makes it up to Z!
4 mini mini-figures of Venom Snake, Skullface, Eli and Third Child are included. Warhammer fans, to your paints!
Water slides are included to add to the head for even more menace.
Final thoughts on the unbox — The amount of plastic is impressive, as is the quality of the carving you’ll see on the pieces. Four figures is always a nice bonus, especially with one designed for the cockpit and one for a fun outside pose that you’ll see in part 2. The base looks quite necessary, so it’s good that it’s included. Finally, the colors might seem a little unexciting at first, but there’s actually a nice difference between the grey, blue and white. Plus it’s only going to get better if you added some paint or weathering. With a big monster like this, how will it stay together? Will the transformation be easy? Will it be bigger than MG Turn X? Stick around to find out, and as always thanks for reading!
Who wore the pose better?