Monday, March 23, 2009

Kenner ED-260 (ED-209) Cap Firing Robot

This is the 1988 Kenner RoboCop Ultra Police ED-260 Robot (we all know it as Enforcement Droid Series 209 or simply ED-209 from the first RoboCop movie in 1987). The box description states: "ED-260" RoboCop's arch rival of villainous proportions - armed with heavy artillery, it never sleeps, never eats and never needs to rest. Designed as "the future of law enforcement", it malfunctioned and could not be put to use on the streets of crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan. Thus led to the acceleration of the RoboCop program and Alex Murphy (declared dead) was chosen to be OCP Police 001 - RoboCop!

Back in 1987, ED-209's movements were created using stop-motion and not CGI but it was still fun to watch and one of the highlights of the movie.

Kenner's ED-260 could rotate at the "waist" and had "flapping" legs (they go up and down)

One of the cool things was that it had a cap firing feature at the back and a small roll of caps were included (described as "Rapid Repeat Cap-firing Mechanism")

There's also Kotobukiya's ED-209 (link here) but the ULTIMATE ED-209 has to be Hot Toys 1/6 scale Movie Masterpiece version (pictures here)


Dash MacBastard said...

Awesome. One of my all time favorite robots.

Anonymous said...

Still in good shape..

alex teo said...

mine too, dash - mine too ;>

yeah desmond, just take out and display - not played with since i got it at clark quay flea market eons ago :p