First 4 Figures has opened the preorders for its latest product, a gorgeous, 20-inch-tall statuette of Samus Aran in the classic Varia Suit. The figure is made of hand-painted polystone and based on the depiction of the suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
This figure comes in two variations: the standard Varia Suit, for $384.99, and the Varia Suit Exclusive, for $429.99. The Varia Suit Exclusive has LED lights integrated into the entire statue, in places such as Samus’s visor and cannon.
An image gallery containing photos of the standard and exclusive variations can be seen below. The last nine images in the gallery depict the Varia Suit Exclusive, and can be distinguished from the images of the standard Varia Suit from the “Exclusive” tag in the upper-right hand or upper-left hand corner of the photo. As you can see, the only noticeable difference between the two figures is the presence of LED lights at several locations on Samus’s suit.
Here’s the official product description for the Varia Suit statues from First 4 Figures, which gives more basic information about the statuette:
“During her travels throughout the galaxy, Samus Aran can find and equip different suits of armour to protect her against the hostile world around her, and to grant herself numerous different abilities. Of these suits, none of these are more recognisable than the iconic Varia Suit. The Varia suit reduces the damage that Samus takes by up to half, is highly resistant to hot environments and completely nullifies the effects of acid, allowing her to walk through it without injury.
“First 4 Figures is proud to showcase Samus in the Varia Suit. Instantly recognisable from games as far back as the original Metroid game on the NES, the Varia Suit has remained a series mainstay, and is here depicted as it was seen during Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Captured in a stunning ¼ scale in hand painted polystone, Samus measures an awesome 20 inches tall, standing upon a base inspired by the series insignia.
“This is the exclusive version of the Varia Suit. LEDs have been integrated throughout the entire statue, bringing it to life exactly as seen in the games.
“Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand-numbered base, and includes a special card of authenticity that allows you register your statue, and continue collecting the same number for the next statue in the Metroid Master Arts series.” — First 4 Figures
If you’re interested in preordering the statuette, the product page for the standard Varia Suit statuette can be found here, and the product page for the Varia Suit Exclusive is here. The release date for the figure has not been announced, but it can be expected to launch within the next few months.
What do you guys think? Are any of you considering purchasing the figure now, or possibly once it releases later this year? Let us know in the comments below!