» News: Konami Launching Metal Gear Rising Merch Line Next Month

L.E. Green

|    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Metal Gear Rising Logo 503pxWe’re heading in a little bit of a different direction today, taking a quick look at merchandise. Konami certainly isn’t the only publisher that likes to take advantage of its properties by selling off branded items that are, typically, completely unrelated to a given franchise. It is, however, one of the most zealous when it comes to merchandising. How zealous, you ask? When announcing, today, that a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance merch line will be launching on February 19th here in North America, Konami didn’t keep the line to your typical t-shirts, posters or action figures. No… It ran the gamut.

And so, from manufacturers like Astro Gaming, Bioworld Merchandising, Epic Weapons (actually, they’re just making candy and USB drives for this game), and others come custom headseats, headwear, wallets, Jewelery, cell phone cases, buttons, magnets, patches and other forms of stickery, tumblers, towels, throws (What? Like a scarf? Really?).

Oh, and there are your typically action figures, posters and strategy guides. And more, believe it or not. Why anybody could possibly need most of those things, beyond promotion, I can’t possibly fathom. But, hey, if you want it, now you know you can get it. Next month, anyway.

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