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Phazon SamusFirst 4 Figures is at it again with their latest Samus Aran statue.  This time around the suit variation on display is the Phazon Suit from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, although with a new twist compared to the previously released statues based on the Gravity and Zero suits.  The Phazon Suit statue lights up.  Take that, non-illuminated Samus statues.

We completely reengineered the original Varia suit model to make the Phazon suit by casting it entirely in transparent resin, adding over 25 LED lights through the suit and finished it off by adding a mirror base which really shows off the lights. When the lights are turned off, an internal IC chip allows for the lights to fade out slowly. The statue is hand finished and hand painted with metallic paints to give an authentic representation of the suits. Comes packed in a foam interior full colored box with a card of authenticity.

As neat as this looks, the $225 price seems a bit steep.  For that price I would expect this Samus statue to actually protect me from Metroids.  Maybe I'm just souring on the whole First 4 Figures experience.  After all, I'm still waiting for that Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Link statue that I preordered in 2006 to turn up on my doorstep.  How long can it possibly take to get a design approved and manufactured?