Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Judgment Day is inevitable!"

"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)" is the third film in the Terminator movie franchise and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes and Kristanna Loken. This film was Schwarzenegger's final starring role before becoming Governor of California.

A reprogrammed Terminator T-850 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has been sent back in time to protect John Connor (Nick Stahl) and his future wife, Katherine Brewster (Claire Danes) from being terminated by the T-X (Kristanna Loken) or "Terminatrix" which is armed with a full arsenal of advanced weapons from the future, avoiding the restriction of non-living tissue by carrying them internally, including the ability to remotely control most machines.

Popsalute released this T-850 action figure from T3 in 2004. I've covered this figure in the previous post (with a different head sculpt, jacket and weapon) and sometime back as well.

This is the other head sculpt that came with this figure, still with Arnold Schwarzenegger's likeness.

The Terminator procures a Remington 870 shotgun with a high-capacity magazine tube, custom foregrip and heat shield. He then uses the shotgun during the first encounter with the T-X at the veterinary clinic and in the ensuing car chase.

A better view of Popsalute's Terminator's head

Man or Machine? In the end, the Terminator detonates its last remaining hydrogen fuel cell inside the T-X's mouth, iconically exclaiming "You are terminated," destroying them both but fails to prevent Judgment Day from occurring as Skynet launches nuclear missiles and begins the war against humans.

Also included: Sarah Connor's coffin which is actually a weapons cache

Other weapons included: Heckler & Koch G36K with stock removed and a Browning M1919 machine gun fitted with drum magazine and special side-mounted trigger plus shoulder strap

Would have loved a T-X (Kristanna Loken) or "Terminatrix" figure but even the one produced by Popsalute wasn't up to par and not worth paying good money for. A great head sculpt of Kristanna Loken exists (see my post here) but no screen accurate attire is available.


BigHatDino said...

They included a G36C?! Aw, man, I love that rifle! :)

Bracken said...

I wasn't aware of the coffin came with the
Have you rigged him up with that Browning and coffin like in the film?

What's the 'heat shield' about - is it that bit on the barrel (business) end of the shotgun?

alex teo said...

hi guys, i liked the weapons that came with this set as they weren't run-of-the-mill, plus the coffin was a bonus.

the heat shield is the top piece that goes over the barrel so that you won't get burned by the hot barrel after discharging the rounds.

i haven't rigged him with Browning and coffin yet, perhaps sometime in the future ;)