This $1,999 Ludens Statue Is Signed By Hideo Kojima, Ships in Early 2018
Priced at $1,999.99, a 63″ Ludens Half-Scale Statue by Prime 1 Studio is available to pre-order from Sideshow Toy. Only 150 are being made, and it’s expected to ship out between January 2018 and March 2018.
Complete with an LED light-up function on the helmet and Hideo Kojima’s signature, the statue measures 62.59″ H (1589.79mm) x 21.25″ W (539.75mm) x 21.25″ L (539.75mm), but this is subject to change as the current version shown is a prototype. The weight of the statue is TBD.
The description for the statue highlights that Ludens is the mascot for Kojima Productions:
Prime 1 Studio & Kojima Productions are proud to present Ludens half-scale statue from Kojima Productions. Ludens, sometimes dubbed Ludence, is the Kojima Productions company icon and mascot. He wears an “extra-vehicular activity (EVA) creative suit”, and often carries a flag bearing the Kojima Productions logo which is based off Ludens himself. Ludens is prominently featured in a video titled “Kojima Productions logo movie”, where he treks into the unknown of space and plants the studio flag into
Ludens is prominently featured in a video titled “Kojima Productions logo movie”, where he treks into the unknown of space and plants the studio flag on uncharted lunar ground. Yoji Shinkawa was the principal designer of Ludens, having formulated the overall design and idiosyncrasies of the mascot. Ludens’ design has a high-tech feel, giving him a nostalgic ambiance. The surface of his EVA suit has “Turing pattern”-like elements that slightly rotate, inspired by the Turing machine.
The exclusive version will be signed by Hideo Kojima (not pictured).
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Death Stranding is currently being worked on at Kojima Productions, and production will enter full swing next year.
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