Summary: I'll list out each part of the set and give the details to help you out in deciding if this set is worth purchasing. I bought it and definitely think it is worth it - hope my product review provides you a better view to make a decision from.
> Pouch - The 3DS pouch is in OD green with black colored sewn trim. Its made of a thin but a well tailored canvas material...not mil spec just in case you were wondering. The stitching of the pouch is secure and the bag overall does feel more durable than it may appear in the pics. The snap-closure clip in the front is standard of backpacks or messenger bags; hard plastic and stitched to the front of the pouch securely with nylon looped panels. The snap-closure clip functions smoothly and feels durable after many clip in/outs. There are 2 mini pouches on both sides of the pouch sized to fit 1 3DS cartridge each. They have flap covers held shut by velcro. I felt inside the mini pouches and found that they are lined with a soft black microfiber material to keep the games you put in from scratching against the canvas material (and even from bouncing around). Getting out the cartidge from the mini pouch is cumbersome, I felt that I really had to pick at the top of the game to get it out and I worried that I may scratch it too much pulling it out...big fingers beware.
The whole inside of the pouch is lined with a high quality feeling soft black microfiber. There is a smaller attached pocket within the pouch that is intended for your AC charger as described in the spec. However, as the previous reviewer mentioned, putting anything the size of the AC charger for your 3DS in there will cause the fit to be extremely tight when both the system(in the large pouch) and charger(in the smaller pouch) are inside at the same time. The small pouch CAN fit other things smaller than the charger and not cause fit issues: Cartidges w/ protective cases, ear buds, etc. Maybe a tiny MRE snack can fit in there...
There is a tag inside that says: "Made in China" but it is out of the way and barely noticeable.Yes, there are belt loops on the back made of the same strong nylon material holding the snap-closure clip on the front. And there's a tiny loop above those that you could use to tie a phone charm to...or hang on a mug hookLBNL, the Metal Gear Solid 3d logo is screen printed on the front of the pouch. It appears to be a good print quality so as long as you dont intentionally scrape it off with an xacto knife, it will stand up to some rubbin'
Pros: Cool looking, surprising quality and durability, black microfiber lining the inside, strong stitching, belt loops, extra pockets
Cons: Mini pockets on the sides are impractical and make pulling a game cartidge out of them too much of a chore. They DO look nice on the pouch though...
> Protective Case(s) - Yes that's right. The pictures on the site only show the TOP case, but in actuality the set comes with a BOTTOM one too! They are both a foresty type green (as shown in the pic) and hard plastic. They slide on smoothly to the top and the bottom of the 3DS. The Bottom case has holes so that you can still press the shoulder buttons, headphone jack, and put the AC charger plug in. BUT if you have another battery other than the stock battery (such as the Nyko PowerPak+) attached, it obviously won't fit your 3DS. I'm just using the top case...yes it probably looks dumb and imbalanced but I'd rather keep the extended battery life rather than sacrifice it for a better protected and cooler looking system ;)The top case has a high quality print of the Metal Gear Solid 3D logo alongside a very awesome picture of The Boss and Naked Snake. It has 2 cut outs so that both lenses are not obstructed. Oh, and with the bottom case on it cannot be placed in the charging bay included with the 3DS, you gotta use the AC charger with the protective cases on.
Pros: Cool looking, fit the 3DS like a glove, holes for component plug ins and camera lenses, durable hard plastic, The Boss and Naked Snake printed on the front
Cons: Will not fit on the 3DS if another battery pack other than the stock battery are attached. This is not a problem if you don't need/care about the extended battery packs. Players cannot charge the system in the charging bay while the protective cases are attached. Again, not a problem if you have a AC charger cord (also included when you purchase a 3DS)
> Decals - The decals are high gloss and in the original forest camo design. The decals come in 3 pieces: left and right sides of the bottom touch screen and 1 big one for the top screen. If you've never put a protective decal on a portable gaming device before (or any device for that matter), then my advice is to line up the decals flush with the outer edges of the 3Ds and then work your way in (see the product pictures on amazon for alignment help). Anyway, they cut the holes for the buttons, D-pad, etc very well, so the decals don't block any of the little LED lights or button functionality. The top decal is the most fragile so just pull it off the sheet slowly and evenly to prevent tears - but it lines up well with the top screen too. I peeled off the top decal to see if it was infact "reusable" and it came off once I got a part of the corner up with no residue. All in all, these decals are on par with the high gloss decals sold at decalgirl.com - I have their decals on my PSPs, iPad, and DSlite - and highly recommend them.
Pros: Cool looking, fit to 3DS spec without excess material, holes (for buttons, d/circlepads, and LED lights), leave no residue when removed
Cons: None really...the top decal might be more difficult to novice decal layers. Top decal could tear if not careful removing from sheet...but that is just common sense eh?
> Stylus - The extender handle at the top is the same forest green color of the protective cases and the bottom handle is a shiny grass green color. It has the Metal Gear Solid 3D logo printed on the shiny part of the handle - sweet. Fits in the 3DS securely. The stylus comes attached to a green coiled corded lanyard which can be removed (just unloop it). The other cool thing about the stylus is barely noticeable by the naked eye...but your finger will notice it instantly. If you ever thought that the stylus included with the 3DS could have a better notch at the tip to pull it out of the system then THIS MGS stylus is your answer. The hook at the top is like a fraction or a millimeter(or something) bigger than the stock stylus' and you will notice that it is easier to pull out of the system.
Pros: Cool looking, better hook at the top for your fingernail to pull it out of the 3DS, Metal Gear Solid 3D logo printed on it, and includes a cool coiled corded lanyard.
Cons: ...uh....none I guess. Choking hazard?
OVERALL: I like the Metal Gear Solid 3DS accessory set. If I need to explain to you why a MGS fan would like this, you probably don't need to worry about it. Better quality pouch than it looked online, 2 protective cases included (top and bottom), and everything fits perfectly to 3DS system. Hope this helps.
I purchased the Metal Gear Solid 3DS Accessory Set for $40 on Amazon but you can get it for $30 at the online HORI shop:
[...]. Prices change on Amazon all the time though so if you want that 2 day Prime shipping, you should be patient and observent (like The End).
I pretty much bought a 3DS just for Metal Gear Solid 3D, Resident Evil: Revelations, and Code of Princess...