Both the Metal Gear Solid games and creator Hideo Kojima himself have always had a rather juvenile attitude towards sexuality (I dare you to play Kojima’s point-and-click adventure Policenauts and not cringe at the slightly rapey behaviour towards women it encourages), so it comes as little surprise to find that the action figure based on Metal Gear Solid V character Quiet has been given soft, malleable breasts.
The character of Quiet, a mute sniper and an ally of Big Boss in Konami’s forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has been described by Kojima as “sexy” in order to encourage fans to “want to do cosplay” and make sure “its figurine sells well.”
Kojima revealed photos of the Quiet figurine on his Twitter account this morning – tittering about how it sports boobs that can be “pushed & lifted. lol [sic]” – including one of model maker Yoji Shinkawa squeezing its mammaries together with his fingers.
PlayArtsKAI's Quiet is coming soon. Yoji, a supervisor says some soft materials enables to be pushed & lifted. lol pic.twitter.com/LtvO0g8PpL”
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) May 11, 2015
Stefanie Joosten, the Dutch model who provided motion capture and voice for Quiet – who, being a mute, only emits “sounds like “ugh” and “ah”,” according to Kojima – admitted her surprise at Quiet’s skimpy outfit, but says that it is justified in-universe.
“Of course, I was surprised to see Quiet’s outfit at first,” said Joosten. “But, you know, it fits in the Metal Gear universe. I don’t think I’m allowed to say a lot about this, but, well, Mr. Kojima has his reasons for deciding why Quiet [is] wearing what she’s wearing. Players will just have to look forward to that.”
Kojima also revealed a Raiden figure. It is noticeably lacking a squishy codpiece.
こちらは豆魚雷さんのスタチュー。限定版のMGSV GZ ジャメブ雷電・ホワイトVERです。写真は僕が直撮りしたものです。 pic.twitter.com/kY0UIfEUNC
— 小島秀夫 (@Kojima_Hideo) May 11, 2015
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