Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review 1: Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure

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This is the 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 which was part of my July haul - posted on my toy blog HERE.

RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. The film stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is brutally murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) as a superhuman cyborg law enforcer known as "RoboCop".

Having already released a die-cast RoboCop figure earlier this year (see my part 1 review post HERE), Hot Toys went on to release this two figures set with a battle damaged RoboCop as seen towards the end of the film where RoboCop removes his helmet to reveal the human face of Alex Murphy under the helmet. This Hot Toys Battle Damaged RoboCop collectible figure is not die-cast but still part of their Movie Masterpiece Series. It would be quite crazy to create the battle damage effect on a die-cast figure. With Hot Toys' skill in crafting, sculpting and painting, they really don't have to resort to die-cast metal parts to create the metallic look. They have been doing fine with non-metallic parts / materials as evident in their original release of RoboCop so many years ago - see my post HERE of Hot Toys MMS010 RoboCop 12-inch figure (The First / Original version) which was released in 2006.

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Box packaging is the standard shoe-box style with lid that opens to reveal the two figures inside the tray along with their accessories. The materials used for the box is rather thin and the box is not as sturdy as some of Hot Toys other packaging boxes.

Instructions are found on two separate Instruction Sheets, one for Battle Damaged RoboCop and another for Alex Murphy. I'll be covering Battle Damaged RoboCop in this first part review.

RoboCop's head can only be rotated to the sides within 15 degrees. Turning the head with excessive force might damage indicated parts on the head. Movement is a bit restrictive but that is understandable because as a robot in the film, RoboCop didn't have the body of an agile gymnast who could do flips, somersaults and cart wheels. For the film, the RoboCop suit proved to be too heavy and cumbersome so it was decided that they would slow down RoboCop's movements in order to make them more appealing and plausible. The Instruction Sheet also shows you how the hidden thigh holster works and which pistol (die-cast version) can be placed inside the holster.

Here's Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th scale RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure out of the box. I switched out the pair of fist hands with the hands that have movable fingers so that RoboCop can hold his pistol. I have also revealed the thigh holster to show where RoboCop stores his gun. The main weapon used by RoboCop (Peter Weller) is the "Auto 9". This is a Beretta 93R machine pistol which was 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.

RoboCop's thigh holster works in the same way as the die-cast version (see my earlier post HERE for comparisons) except that Hot Toys die-cast RoboCop is all shiny and looks brand new whereas this battle damaged RoboCop looks all worn out and used / abused after his encounter with ED-209 at OCP headquarters. Check out the turnaround views of this movie-accurate RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure which 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, and working thigh gun holster.

The top and bottom pictures show the thigh holster opened and closed.

Scroll down to see the close-up views of the authentic and detailed likeness of Peter Weller as RoboCop as seen in the movie, with a newly sculpted head sculpt with mechanical details, Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture. Hot Toys never fails to impress me with their sculpting and painting skills when it comes to head sculpts but this one goes up a notch with the combination of metal machine parts fused with human skin. I have always wanted to own a piece of this particular head sculpt because it's a depiction of Murphy's struggles in reasserting his humanity over his robotic cyborg body and how he overcomes the machine to become a man again.

If you compare this latest head sculpt with the first removable RoboCop helmet Hot Toys released many years ago (posted HERE), you can really see how far they have come in terms of standards and quality.

Check out the close-up shots taken of RoboCop's battle damaged parts. Be amazed at the level of details and the high standards as well as quality Hot Toys has set for the industry!

Hot Toys MMS266 RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure 1/6th scale accessories include: Hexagonal figure stand with RoboCop nameplate and movie logo, three jars of baby food, one rifle, one die-cast pistol, one regular pistol, one pair of fists, and one interchangeable right fist hand with spike.

The interchangeable right fist hand with spike is bloodied because RoboCop stabs Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) in the neck with his neural spike. Before the incident, the spike is used to access the police computers for information and records. The clean version was included with the die-cast version (posted HERE).

Close-up shot of the two pistols: solid die-cast molded piece (top) and plastic version (bottom) with removable magazine and movable slide (articulated barrel). The original gun for RoboCop was a Desert Eagle, but this was deemed too small. A Beretta 93R was heavily modified by Ray Williams of Freshour Machine, Texas City, Texas, who extended the gun barrel to make it look bigger and more proportional to RoboCop's hand.

When Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang are asked by Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) to kill RoboCop, 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 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).

Stickers are provided for you to paste onto the bottles to convert them into jars of baby food. This was what Murphy's partner Lewis used to feed RoboCop. A guy's got to eat, even if he's half-man, half-robot, all cop. Don't ask me where it all goes and what happens to the waste.

Related posts:
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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1 comment:

Aaron Christopher said...

Great review. This is a beautifully sculpted figure and it looks like it was ripped out of the film.