If You’re Really Lucky You Can Buy This Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Book Bundle

By Spencer . September 17, 2012 . 12:13am


Konami put together a special collection of Metal Gear Solid books for the 25th anniversary of the series and unlike other "collector’s items" this will be truly limited.


Only 2,500 will be made and each has its own serial number. You can’t walk into a store and buy the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Metal Gear Solid Collection either. First, you have to enter a drawing on Konamistyle. If you win you can fork over 26,250 yen ($335) to buy set. That’s as much as the price of a brand new Wii U in Japan!


Here are the seven books you’ll get:

Metal Gear Solid Scenario Book

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Scenario Book

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Scenario Book

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker Scenario Book

The Art of Metal Gear Solid Gallery Works

The Art of Metal Gear Solid Studio Works


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  • Curan_Altea

    I really want this, but not nearly enough to fork over that much cash. Maybe someday I’ll be able to buy some sweet limited edition merch.

  • Total_Overdose

    Yet another one of the times that I hate the fact that I have an American Credit Card and live in the US, both things which prevent me from trying to get a chance to snag the books. Color me a sad panda. :(

  • What the heck. You have to win a contest to buy something. :I

    Well, I guess I can understand. I feel like it’s a worthy investment, considering it’s limited print. Too bad I don’t have ANY money to spare right now, or else I would’ve given it a shot. (I mean, think about how much ebay will pay for it. You’re getting a lot back.)

    • zeldana

      That’s actually a pretty common practice in Japan.

      • Andar

        Not only that, but in some cases if you want to buy a particular limited item, you have to buy another product first to get a ticket, and use that ticket to enter the drawing. Win the drawing, you still have to pay again for the limited item, but lose, and they’ve already sold you the first product. I’m not a fan of those kinds of heavy-handed practices.

        This is pretty normal by comparison. By having a lottery for chances to purchase the set, it deters people from camping the website the moment sales go live and buying them all at once.

  • Nitraion

    (Look at the price)
    damn not enough power… -_-

  • Yohan Setiawan

    I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, O_O

    • Testsubject909

      But the question here is: Do you Need it?

      Somehow I expect the answer to be yes.

      • Yohan Setiawan

        the answer is not as you expected :D
        I don’t need it, but I want it :)

  • epy

    And 2000 of those 2500 will be sold at auction sites for 3 times the price next day. 400 will be put on auction a few weeks later for 5 times the price. 50 will rot in some shelf or storage space. The rest might even be opened, you know, if they don’t get lost in the mail or stolen.

    Wallet: Sorry bro, you don’t have any
    Me: okay….. ;_;

    • Testsubject909

      Konami: Sorry bro, you need to win a contest first.

  • Simon

    no way thats coming to america =(

  • Anime10121

    I’m not one to normally shell out the money for such luxury items, anything over 40 bucks for an Art book (collection or no) is a no-go.  However, if I had the chance, I’d DEFINITELY pay that price for this Metal Gear collection.  At 350 bucks that basically puts all 7 at a decent price of 50 bones a piece.  I’d absolutely pay that much for a MGS set with as much depth and imagery as these are sure to include. 

    But alas, the fates deny me the chance to waste my money on such an item.  I do not live in Japan, nor do I have luck with contests in general (the first and only contest I ever won, was for a game, which was great, however, the contest never allowed us to pick the system the game was on, so luck have it, they gave me the game for the only system I DO NOT OWN anymore) :(

  • Göran Isacson

    Welp, that’s how you know Konami considers these games to be in a class of their own, when a collection that doesn’t even include actual GAMES not only have a high price, but you also have to EARN the privilege of buying them. I must admit, I’m kinda speechless here.

    • Testsubject909

      You know what should leave you speechless? Not so much the act, but the knowledge that this actually works because, let’s face it, this collection will probably double in price overnight in resells if there are any, and quadruple with ease pending just how extremely rare it is.

      And that value wise, it certainly beats out anything else you can immediately think about that you can buy for 300$

      • Göran Isacson

        … I think that last part definitely depends on ones values, because I can think of far more entertaining things that can be had for 300 bucks than a collection of making-of books.

  • Neophoton

    I’d love this, but apart from winning a contest to buy it, I don’t really have the money for it. :(


    It’s… BEAUTIFUL.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    O_O………. I want but I have to eat 

    • Testsubject909

      Screw eating, you can eat any time, this though? This is a one in a lifetime shot!

      edit: Hmm? Oh hi starving third world countries, sup?

  • Just Tim

    I still find it ironic swag like this is Japan-only, especially when Metal Gear (Solid) is Konami’s moneymaker… in America!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Dear sweet Boss, this looks awesome! That price though… ick.

  • personablaze

    Man This Looks awesome but..When My Wallet saw the price…he Jumped Out the window:p

  • wahyudil

    I prefer the digital version I think

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