Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kotobukiya RoboCop 3 with Jet Pack

In an attempt to draw more audiences to the third RoboCop movie ("RoboCop 3" was released in 1993), they aimed for a PG-13 rating instead of the R rating for the previous two releases. As a result, RoboCop 3 lost its profanity, graphic violence, the plot and its edge. Cast changes also meant that Nancy Allen, Robert DoQui and Felton Perry are the only three actors to appear in all three films. Peter Weller, who defined RoboCop in the first two movies, was gone as well.

An android Ninja warrior is imported from Japan to do battle with Robocop. As agile as Robocop is clunky, the robot Ninja Otomo does triple somersaults over his metallic adversary and can slice through metal with one deft flick of his sword. But the confrontations between the two are disappointingly brief and unsuspenseful. Most notable in RoboCop 3 was this flight pack worn by RoboCop to enable him to fly. This is Kotobukiya's RoboCop 3 mini figure with Flight Pack.

Comes with his multi-weapon arm as well, combining machine gun, grenade launcher and flamethrower

Another view of his weapon arm

Hot Toys released a much more detailed and stunning 1/6 scale 12 inch RoboCop 3 with Flight Pack and removable helmet, weapon arm as well as Flight Pack (full review here)

Other Kotobukiya mini figures - ED-209 (link here), RoboCop (link here) and RoboCain (link here).

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