We may not be able to have a real-life SV-001 tank from Metal Slug 3, but Beast Kingdom is getting us as close as possible without breaking the bank.
The SV-001 measures 37 X 20 X 35 in centimeters, including the base. The street lamp and hearth below the iconic tank have light-up features. Three modular accessories include an “IN” sign, POW’s boxers, and the rocket launcher ammo pickup.
The tank is priced at $349.99 and is made of polystone. Each statue comes with a numbered plaque, but I couldn’t find how many pieces overall will be produced. Expect this heavy machinery to roll out in July 2023.
Beast Kingdom’s ‘Entertainment Experience Brand’ gives fans of extremely detailed works of art the chance to own a piece of gaming history with the launch of SV-001 Master Craft Tank. Limited to only 3,000 pieces worldwide, the hand-painted and crafted statue is a professionally made piece recreating the battle-worn tank with an immense focus on the fine details. A matching painted base brings to life a broken bridge with a set of movable extras including a street sign, game logo, ‘R rocket launcher’ as well as an extra pair of underpants from the saved POW, giving fans ample ways to set up the collectible piece.
Metal Slug 3 first appeared in arcades in 2000. Since then, it has migrated onto nearly every platform imaginable. It was one of the first games I purchased for my PSP Go. The second sequel could be considered the high point in the series, featuring amazing pixel animation and a few great horror/sci-fi moments. You can literally be turned into a zombie and vomit waves of blood at your enemies!
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[Source: Beast Kingdom]