Would You Pay $2000 For This Kojima Productions 'Ludens' Figure?

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Ludens figure from Kojima Productions. (c) Kojima Productions

A limited run of figures based off the Kojima Productions logo is being issued by Prime 1 Studios here. The catch? Luden kind of looks like the Michelin man…. Oh, and the figures cost $2000 dollars, holy smokes.

Here’s the details on this figure (only 150 of these statues will be made):

  • Stands approximately 63 inches tall

  • LED light-up function on helmet

  • Exclusive Statue signed by Hideo Kojima

  • 62.59" H (1589.79mm) x 21.25" W (539.75mm) x 21.25" L (539.75mm)*

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Ludens figure. Photo: (c) Kojima Productions
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Ludens figure. Photo: (c) Kojima Productions

Here is the Ludens statue’s description, via the Prime 1 studios site:

“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[.]

“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).”

A figure this expensive for a character that’s just a logo and not even in any game? Kojima might have had one hell of a year, but that’s still a pretty tall order. And is it just me… or does he have Norman Reedus’ dreamy, distinctive blue eyes?

Would you purchase the Ludens figure from Kojima Productions for $2000? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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