Saturday, February 20, 2016

Action figure review part 1: ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 (12.5-inch) collectible figure

This is from my most recent haul (see my toy blog post HERE)

This action figure review is all about the ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 collectible action figure from the movie of the same name. RoboCop is a 2014 American cyberpunk action film directed by José Padilha and written by Joshua Zetumer. It is a remake of the 1987 film of the same name and reboot of the RoboCop franchise. The film stars Joel Kinnaman in the title role, with Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley in supporting roles. I have also reviewed the Square Enix Play Arts Kai 1/7th scale RoboCop 2014 version 1.0 action figure on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE. The scale may be slightly smaller in comparison for the Play Arts Kai version but the quality between the two is like East and West and definitely very different. Needless to say, 1/6th scale beats everything else in quality. Basically, one is a toy (Play Arts Kai) and the other is a collectible!

ThreeZero 1/6th scale RoboCop 1.0 details: fully articulated figure; figure stands approximately 12.5 inches (around 32cm) tall; highly detailed mechanical design; helmet features LED light-up visor; realistic paint application highlighting the details; both Stun gun and Machine gun can pop out from left and right built-in holsters; both guns can be manually extended; 3 kinds of interchangeable hands - relaxed hands, fists and gun holding hands; AG1 X 3 button cell batteries are required (batteries not included).

Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), a police officer injured in a car bomb explosion, is chosen by OmniCorp to be outfitted with a cybernetic body and software, making him the first cyborg cop to be deployed for civilian law enforcement in the United States. The new 2014 RoboCop film (a reboot of the 1987 classic) introduces us first to the stunning RoboCop version 1.0, a look inspired by the original film, while at the same time, making the robot suit more modern and refined.

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Box packaging is rather nice with a picture of his chest and torso on the front of the box and his back featured on the back of the box. The pictures show off the nice details found on the figure.

The ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 figure and his accessories are all laid out in one tray for easy removal. Mine is the non exclusive version which comes without the alternate head sculpt.

ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 Instruction Manual shows you how to remove the helmet and where to put in the batteries (NOT included) as well as how to position his weapons into his built-in thigh holsters

The picture below shows the extra hands that are included as well as two sets of weapons. One set is designed to be placed into his thigh holsters which can pop out. These weapons (shown on the left of the picture) are rather thin depth-wise and looks good only inside the built-in thigh holsters. The actual weapons to be placed in his hands are the ones on the right of the picture below.

RoboCop (Joel Kinnaman) carries a customized pistol, which Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), OmniCorp armorer and RoboCop's trainer, called the "TSR 66", as his main sidearm in the film. The pistol is a Beretta with a custom shell that was created using a 3D printer. The custom Beretta Pistol (NI-408) fires non-lethal (50,000 Volt) and lethal (200,000 Volt) XREP taser cartridges. That is the one at the top in the picture below. RoboCop also uses a customized SMG / Sub-Machine Gun (heavily modified and fictional .50 caliber) in the film as his main firearm. The weapon has a custom shell like the TSR 66 pistol and lacks a trigger guard (shown at the bottom of below picture).

Here's the ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 (12.5-inch) collectible figure out of the box. Definitely looks much better than the Play Arts Kai 1/7th scale version by Square Enix. The original 1987 RoboCop was based on a more “robotic” approach to design, slow and stiff (albeit with superhuman strength), and featured a silver color scheme. Taking advantage of modern robotics and near-future cybernetics, the 2014 RoboCop in Padilha’s reboot is much more agile – even capable of leaping into the air. While Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) remarks that “there’s nothing left” of his human body, both his face and right hand remain visible. While the traditional silver suit appears in the 2014 film (as version 1.0), it was altered so that 2014 RoboCop would sport a “tactical” black color scheme. After the final battle, RoboCop returns to the fan-favorite silver design. Personally I prefer version 1.0 which is why I got this.

Check out the turnaround views.

Scroll to see the close-up shots taken of the head sculpt (helmeted head). While this ThreeZero 1/6th scale version of RoboCop is way better than the 1/7th scale Play Arts Kai version, one cannot help but feel that if Hot Toys had gotten the movie license, they could have made this a whole lot better. ThreeZero's RoboCop feels more "plasticky" and toy-like in hand than Hot Toys 1987 RoboCop. Hot Toys released both the die-cast version (Review of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure posted on my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE) as well as the non die-cast battle damaged version - reviewed HERE and HERE (comparing apple with apple) and the finishing and quality for both figures are stunning and way better than this. ThreeZero's paintwork, finishing and joints are just below par when compared with Hot Toys standard.

And now for the built-in thigh holsters. When you press a button on either side, the holsters pop out so that you can fit the weapons into them. Because space is a constraint, they could not make the weapons regular sized which meant compromising on the depth / thickness of the weapons. They look like they have been flattened :(

Check out the close-up pictures of the left-side built-in thigh holster for storing the customized SMG

See how thin they have to make the SMG in order for it to fit inside the built-in thigh holster

The front part (barrel portion) of the SMG can be pushed in / retracted so as to fit the holster platform (see the pictures above and below)

Now for close-up pictures showing how RoboCop's customized pistol, the "TSR 66", is stored in the right-side built-in thigh holster

See how they flattened the pistol grip till it's only a few millimeters thick

The pictures above and below show RoboCop's customized pistol, the "TSR 66", extended and retracted in the built-in right thigh holster. The barrel and pistol grip are collapsible so that they fit inside the holster platform.

NEXT: More pictures of ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 (12.5-inch / 32cm tall) collectible figure

Related posts:
May 17, 2014 – Review of Square Enix Play Arts Kai RoboCop 2014 version 1.0 - super-human cyborg posted HERE, HERE and HERE
June 12, 2013 – Just some RoboCop and RoboCop movie-related figures on display, including ED-209 & RoboCain HERE
March 28, 2009 – Kotobukiya 1987 RoboCop mini-figure HERE
March 20, 2009 – Hot Toys 1987 RoboCop (The First) posted in my toy blog HERE
April 26, 2008 – RoboCop 3 (1993) by Hot Toys, released in 2007 (review and pictures HERE and HERE


Jonloh said...

Very nice figure! I prefer this reboot version better for it's agility but didn't quite like the idea of the human right hand.

alex teo said...

Agreed! It's rather ridiculous to make him a cyborg and keep the vulnerable human hand around. In the 1987 version, they managed to salvage Murphy’s arm but Morton instructed them to replace it anyway. I think that would have been the right approach.

Inka said...

udo jako kabura - czemu nie?!