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The Metroid Prime lifesize statue, also named Prototype Samus is a lifesize statue of Samus Aran that was sculpted by Mark Klinnert of Studio Oxmox, exclusively for Nintendo of Europe, to promote Metroid Prime. The statue, based on the Varia Suit's appearance in the game, is made of a fiberglass material and can be disassembled. The helmet and limbs are all connected by iron connectors. The entire statue is said to be quite heavy, at least 110 pounds or 50 kilograms, and 190 centimeters tall. One of these statues went up for auction in September 2010 by a Dutch collector for £65 (90.59 U.S.)
This is probably a "once in a lifetime" auction. There were only a handfull [sic] of these statues ever made, and exclusively made for Nintendo Europe to promote the first Metroid Prime Nintendo Gamecube game. Since we're reorganising our shop and need the space she has to go.
Made by Studio Oxmox Australia for Nintendo Europe. Very tough fiberglass material with iron connectors for arms, head and legs. When taken apart you have the following pieces: Head/Helmet, Arms left and right, Legs left and right and the torso. (Easier to ship when taken apart.) Putting her back together will take no more than 5 minutes and is not hard to do. The iron connectors are really firm and everything pieces together brilliantly. Looks very, very good. Real 1:1 scaled. They can’t get any better than this. After all these years she has been with us she’s still in very good condition, just some minor surface scuffs that were there when we bought her. The only things really noteworthy is a very small piece is gone (about 1cm) right above her knee (see photo). There’s a small hole on top of the left arm and some small damage in her neck. Most can be fixed easily by someone handy. Please note that I do not have a stand!
Measures a massive size of 190 cm and weighs about 50kg fully assembled.
This is truly a nearly impossible to find item you’re bidding on, and deserves a true Nintendo/Metroid Collector. Take this chance to own a masterpiece and a TRUE collectors item!
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- ^ Newton, James (19 September 2010). Nab a Life-Size Samus Statue on eBay. Nintendo Life. Retrieved on 2018-03-15.
- ^ Gamesogre (18 September 2010). Nab a Life-Size Samus Statue on eBay. Video Game Museum. Retrieved on 2018-03-15.