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Get a closer look at First 4 Figures' Metroid Prime "Samus Helmet" statue

The Varia Suit is one of Samus Aran’s many equipable space suits in the Metroid series and is the armor she starts with in Metroid Prime. Although the suit is predominantly orange in color, the helmet and the upper half of the torso are red. And just like in the games, her helmet, and the entire Varia Suit for that matter, has a shiny and metallic finish to it, just like the replica.

As for the base it's mounted on, the design of it replicates the Save Stations in the Metroid Prime games, which, as the name implies, is where you save the progress of your games.

First 4 Figures' Metroid Prime "Samus Helmet" Statue now available to pre-load, live-stream event held

Samus, reporting for duty

First 4 Figures' Metroid Prime Samus Helmet statue is now officially available to pre-order. There are standard and exclusive editions up for grabs, and they'll cost you $484. If you want a closer look at the statue itself, you can check out the special launch live-stream event that First 4 Figures held. If you just want to get in on the pre-order, you can do so here.

First 4 Figures releasing Metroid Prime "Samus Helmet" Statue

Not wearable, sadly

First 4 Figures' next release is a bit different from their usual fodder. They're once again teaming up with Nintendo for a Metroid statue, but this time around it's a helmet instead of a figurine. More details will be shared on this helmet on March 2nd, 2021, but the only thing we know for sure is that it's not wearable. This is indeed a "statue," just not in the traditional sense.

First 4 Figures unboxes their Metroid Prime Meta Ridley Statue

Look at the wingspan on that thing!

First 4 Figures' Metroid Prime Meta Ridley statue is an absolute BEAST! First 4 Figures gives a detailed look at the statue in their latest unboxing video, and it really does a good job of showing just how huge this thing is. Hope you have enough room in your house for it!

First 4 Figures unboxes their Metroid Prime 'Meta Ridley' statue

Are your wallets primed and ready?

Unboxing the highly anticipated Metroid Prime™ – Meta Ridley statue! While both the Standard and Exclusive Editions have glow-in-the-dark wings, the Exclusive comes with extra LED functions, particularly in his eyes and chest plate!

Metroid LEGO Ideas creation is hoping to get your attention

Miniature Metroid!

We've covered the LEGO Ideas website quite a few times over the years. This is a place where LEGO fans can come up with custom LEGO set ideas and share them with the public. If those projects get enough votes, they can eventually get in front of LEGO proper, and there's a chance they could be turned into a real commercial release.

The latest efforts on the Nintendo side of things involve the Metroid franchise. One fan out there is hoping Metroid fans will vote for the set, which includes a LEGO Samus, gunship, and more. Again, there's no guarantee this will turn into a commercial release, but there's no chance if fans don't vote. If you like what you see, you can cast your vote here.

Retro Studios looking to hire a Boss/AI Designer for Metroid Prime 4

Feeling bossy

Work continues on Metroid Prime 4, and we're not quite sure how far along the game is. All we know for a fact is that there's still a lot of work to be done.

Case in point, a new job listing for Retro Studios. The company is looking for a new Boss/AI Designer to work on the game. If you want to see some specifics for the job, you can check out the full listing here.

Retro Studios will continue Metroid Prime 4 development in their newly acquired half-a-million dollar HQ

Moving to a 37,335 square-foot office in 2021

We likely still have quite a long ways to go before the highly-anticipated Metroid Prime 4 hits store shelves. With production starting from scratch in 2019, Retro Studios (developers of the original trilogy) took the project into their own hands, and have been hard at work ever since.

The company has been consistently hiring industry-experienced developers over these last few months, and they are now reportedly getting some fresh new headquarters. According to intelligence360 (a US sales intelligence firm), and first reported by VGC, Retro Studios will be spending $530,362 USD on a custom 37,335 square-foot office in Austin, Texas, with plans to move into the building around May of 2021. It's been almost a decade since they last moved offices, so it's exciting to see them secure a new location!

Thanks to thatwaluigidude for the heads-up!

Wargaming developer puts together a seriously impressive Metroid Halloween costume

Is that you, Samus?!

Wargaming developer Brenden McCormack spends most of his day working on the World of Tanks series, but in his free time, he can cook up some pretty serious cosplay. Along with his wife Laura, Brenden managed to crank out the above Samus Aran costume, which is absolutely wild. You can see a quick clip of the suit's power-up animation in the tweet below.

Retro Studios snags former Rockstar dev

A former GTA dev joins up

Retro Studios continues to snatch up some serious talent from around the game industry to help on Metroid Prime 4, and whatever else they have cooking.

This time around, Retro has brought in former Rockstar employee Marisa Palumbo, who is taking on the role of lead producer. Palumbo has quite the resume, as she's worked on games such as Grant Theft Auto IV and V, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, and after her Rockstar stint, she worked on Overwatch with Blizzard.