The RoboCop series is the latest addition to Hot Toys’ MMS Diecast Series in which the collectible figures are made of diecast material, specially designed to look more closely to the realistic RoboCop in the movie. The MMS Diecast Series brings us to the next level of authenticity, focusing on the materials, fine details and engineering of the collectible figure.
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series MMS202D04 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure specially features: Authentic and highly detailed fully realized likeness of RoboCop in the movie with newly sculpted and refined body with black, light grey and silver armor, interchangeable lower faces, working thigh gun holster and the ability to speak memorable quotes from the movie. RoboCop stands approximately 30 cm tall with over 25 points of articulations.
I've already covered most of this Hot Toys die-cast RoboCop collectible figure from packaging to contents earlier in my toy blog post HERE, followed by reviewing his weapons (one normal pistol and one die-cast pistol) and the famous thigh gun holster in the previous post HERE. This third part review will cover the interchangeable battle damaged helmet and interchangeable battle damaged chest armor. The weapon battle damaged RoboCop is holding in the picture is NOT included witht he figure. I just wanted to shoot RoboCop with a different gun. It's related to the movie but slightly different. Check out the details below.
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When Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang are asked by Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) to kill RoboCop (Peter Weller), they are provided with an experimental military weapon being developed by OCP called the "Cobra Assault Cannon". The Cobras are actually older-specification Barrett M82 long-range .50 BMG rifles which have been dressed up with extra plastic housing over the receivers and fitted with gigantic scopes (The scopes were originally supposed to show computer-generated targeting information, but this idea was scrapped due to budget constraints).
I mentioned before that while the pair of palms / hands with improved articulations and movable fingers are a nice idea, they are not great for holding any object. I could barely get RoboCop to hold onto the 1/6 scale Barrett M82 (used as the "Cobra Assault Cannon" in the 1987 film)
The Barrett M82, standardized by the US Military as the M107, is a recoil-operated, semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle developed by the American Barrett Firearms Manufacturing company. Designated as a heavy SASR (Special Application Scoped Rifle), it is used by many units and armies around the world. It is also called the "Light Fifty" for its .50 BMG (12.7×99mm NATO) chambering.
In the original RoboCop film, the Cobra fires some type of powerful high explosive incendiary round that explodes upon impact (judging by the lack of substantial recoil, this is likely some form of low-pressure grenade); in the film, Clarence Boddicker memorably tests the weapon by firing it at the 6000 SUX sedan stolen by Joe Cox (Jesse D. Goins), destroying the vehicle (much to Cox's chagrin).
Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen) obtains one of these rifles and uses it against Leon Nash (Ray Wise) during the shootout at the abandoned steel mill. After RoboCop and Lewis take out Boddicker and his gang, RoboCop takes one of the Cobra Assault Cannons (presumably, the same one used by Lewis) to the OCP office building and uses it to destroy the ED-209 Robot out in front.
Close-up shots of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series MMS202D04 1/6th scale RoboCop 12-inch (30 cm) Collectible Figure with the battle damaged helmet and chest armor. Both are easily interchangeable with the regular undamaged versions as they detach and attach via magnets. The details are amazing and the paintwork is outstanding. There's even a hole in his visor and you can actually see RoboCop's eye through the hole. Scroll all the way down to see the photo / picture of the EYE.
The eye can be seen in the picture below
NEXT: Comparison pictures of this latest Hot Toys MMS202D04 die-cast RoboCop figure with the earlier Hot Toys RoboCop figures released, MMS010 and MMS032 (with flight pack).
March 20, 2009 – Hot Toys MMS010 RoboCop 12-inch figure (The First / Original version) reviewed HERE
March 18, 2009 – Hot Toys MMS032 1/6th scale RoboCop with flight pack figure as seen in "RoboCop 3" (pictures HERE)
April 26, 2008 – Removal of Hot Toys RoboCop 3 helmet to reveal his full face posted HERE
March 31, 2009 – Hot Toys 1/6th scale "RoboCop" ED-209 full review posted HERE