When Kojima Productions launched late last year, the company unveiled their mascot, Ludens. He's a bad-ass looking spaceman (possibly modeled after Norman Reedus) who carries around a flag waving the Kojima Productions logo. The studio has given some details about why they chose him as their mascot, but it's all somewhat vague. Of course, whatever reason they chose him for he still looks awesome!
Kojima Productions has teamed up with Prime 1 to make 150 limited edition half-scale Ludens statues that stand at 5 feet and three inches tall. The statue is made with incredible amounts of detail and features a light-up LED helmet. Each statue is also signed by none other than Industry Icon award winner, Hideo Kojima! If you want to get your hands on one, it'll set you back a whopping $2,000 USD but you can set up a payment plan of $225 a month to pay it off. The statue is set to release in early 2018. You can view the official description and some images of the statue below.
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.
The exclusive version will be signed by Hideo Kojima (not pictured).