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Hideo Kojima-Signed Ludens Statue Will Cost You $2000 Real Life Dollars

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!

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16 comments
  1. passthegrenadeplease
    passthegrenadeplease
    December 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Be right back, selling my kidney on the black market so I can afford this.

  2. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Sure. Preorder overpriced merchandise for a game that won’t be out for years. What could possibly go wrong?

  3. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    December 29, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    It’s a real life statue, of course it will cost real life dollars!

  4. bdp
    bdp
    December 29, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    i don’t Ludens will be in Death Stranding or any game from KP and is just the company mascot.

  5. Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης
    December 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Don’t underestimate the power of fanboyism. :P

  6. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    December 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Eh in this case I can understand, it’s for the kind of people that will buy something signed by a celeb for a dumb amount of money, not for me and you. I’m sure you’ll be able to buy a ‘regular’ version of the statue for a reasonable price in the near future.

  7. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Describes Kojima perfectly, to be honest.

    Overpriced, over-produced, but only looks good while viewing from afar.

  8. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    December 29, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    At least its a decent bit of Merc for the price, people pay thousands for lunch with a developer or a game asset on KS. Good collectors piece for anyone who loves Yoji Shinkawa or Kojima.

  9. Verus
    Verus
    December 29, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    with shit like this, i kinda get why he got fired.

  10. Nick
    Nick
    December 30, 2016 at 12:41 am

    design of ludens statue and logo movies looks awesome, signs of how awesome his upcoming game will be!

    if the design of the statue dont look good to you. his future game isnt for you, dont bother getting it

  11. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 30, 2016 at 5:28 am

    The last thing that I would buy with 2k.

  12. ProfessorFluffy
    ProfessorFluffy
    December 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Just a random observation, but without the flag the figure itself is probably 43 inches tall. I’d also guess 40 in. without the base as well.

  13. 2501
    2501
    December 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    What the hell is wrong with this guy? This sounds like something Inafune would do.

  14. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    December 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Worth every penny.

  15. PixelBuff
    PixelBuff
    January 3, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Ludens looks rad and I’m kind of sad he’s (seemingly) just a “logo” and not part of an actual game, I wanted to see him in Death Stranding.