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Having already covered the box packaging, contents and instructions of this recently released Hot Toys 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure from the Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set - OCP Police Officer Alex Murphy will be reviewed in the NEXT post - in my first part review HERE, I wanted to share more pictures of this awesome figure with a stunning head sculpt of actor Peter Weller's human face fused with metal parts that made this 1987 RoboCop movie a cult classic and one that the 2014 RoboCop film tried to emulate. I still enjoy this original gritty version much more than the newer, cleaner CGI-laden version. The 1987 RoboCop film was created with lots of stop motion animation without any computer work because CGI (Computer-generated imagery) just wasn't available back then.
The task of creating the RoboCop suit was given to Rob Bottin. A budget of up to one million dollars was allotted to the completion of the suit, making it the most expensive item on the set. A total of six suits were made: three intact and three showing damage. According to Rob Bottin: "RoboCop looks the way he does because that's the way a man's body works! Although we went through fifty different variations, developing his character, everything came back to man-like. It's definitely a guy in the suit, which doesn't belittle it any."
Hot Toys has replicated battle damaged RoboCop in 1:6 scale with such amazing movie accuracy and likeness that it's astounding. Looking at this Movie Masterpiece Series figure in pictures, one can be forgiven for thinking that it is a screen grab or picture taken of RoboCop from the film (that's just my opinion anyway). The quality that Hot Toys has brought to the 1:6 scale figure collecting hobby has opened up the market to an ever increasing number of 12-inch figure collectors. It's no longer simply toy collecting but an adult collectible market targeted at those with the means and spending power to pay a lot more for these limited edition collectible figures. Unfortunately, prices just seem to be going up and up. If only RoboCop could put an end to this injustice.
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The movie-accurate RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) 12-inch (30cm) tall Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Peter Weller as the battle damaged RoboCop. It features a new sculpted head sculpt with mechanical details, specially painted battle damaged armor, working thigh gun holster, detailed weapons and accessories.
The main weapon used by RoboCop (Peter Weller) is the "Auto 9" which is a Beretta 93R machine pistol heavily modified for the film, featuring a longer barrel with an enormous compensator / flash hider shaped like a casket, plastic grips, and a taller rear sight to match the raised front sight. Typically, RoboCop fires this weapon in 3-round burst mode. Two pistols are provided by Hot Toys, a die-cast pistol and a normal pistol. The die-cast pistol which has less details and non-working parts is meant to be stored in the thigh holster. The normal pistol which is used for all other poses is supposedly too big to be stored in the thigh holster.
Another 1/6th scale weapon included with this Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) and Alex Murphy Collectible Figures Set is the "Cobra Assault Cannon". The Cobras are actually older-specification Barrett M82 long-range .50 BMG rifles which have been dressed up 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).
Here's Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure holding a jar of baby food. I didn't paste the sticker provided onto the jar - you can see the close-up pictures HERE. These jars of baby food were bought by RoboCop's partner Officer Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen) to sustain RoboCop and give him energy. Later RoboCop also used the jars for target practice to correct his targeting system which was damaged in his battle with an ED-209 enforcement droid.
March 31, 2009 – Hot Toys 1:6 scale ED-209 enforcement droid Full Review HERE
February 25, 2015 – Review of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE
February 26, 2015 – What color was RoboCop in the original 1987 film? Let's take a look at some screen grabs HERE
March 14, 2015 – Comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS202-D04 die-cast RoboCop with HT MMS010 & MMS032 RoboCop 12-inch Collectible Figures posted HERE
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NEXT: Review of Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale Alex Murphy Collectible Figure