When Hideo Kojima revealed his newly reformed Kojima Productions studio, he also unveiled the company’s bold new mascot – Ludens.
The skeletal-faced space traveler is naturally getting lots of merchandise, ranging from cute nendoroids to the ridiculous half scale statue that you can see above.
Standing at roughly 63 inches tall and complete with an LED-powered helmet, the statue will cost you two thousand real life dollars. It’s also signed by Hideo Kojima himself.
Here’s a bunch of glamour shots of the statue, plus a description:
“I’ll keep coming.”
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.
You can find the Ludens statue here, via retailer Sideshow. It’s worth mentioning only 150 of these babies are being made, so choose wisely!