Saturday, May 16, 2009

Roy Batty from Blade Runner

Besides getting the Toy Syndicate version 2 Harrison Ford Rick Deckard head sculpt (see previous post) from "Blade Runner", I also snagged this 1/6 scale Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty head sculpt from the same movie.

Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty was regarded by Philip K Dick (the writer of the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" on which the movie is based) as "the perfect Batty—cold, Aryan, flawless".

And this is my kitbash of a 1/6 scale 12-inch Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty, leader of the renegade Nexus-6 replicants and a "combat model".

His stats from Bryant's computer screen read:
Replicant (M) Des: BATTY (Roy)
NEXUS-6 N6MAA10816 [N6 = Nexus 6, M = Male, AA = Physical and Mental are both the highest grade, 100816 means his incept date was 8 January 2016.]
Incept Date: 8 JAN., 2016
Func: Combat, Colonization Defense Prog
Phys: LEV. A Mental: LEV. A
At the climax of the film, Roy Batty protectively cradles a pigeon. Most animals had ceased to exist by 2019, were either extinct or extremely rare, and had been replaced by elaborate biomechanical simulations.

Roy Batty is seen as more than an android as he tries to extend his life in the hope of self preservation by seeking out his maker. Even as he deteriorates, he plays a game of cat and mouse with Deckard, and chases him onto the roofs, where Deckard ends up hanging for dear life on a metal beam high above the ground. Roy saves Deckard's life, accepts his inevitable fate with a smile and dies.

Roy's last words before he "expired":
"I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die."


Anonymous said...

Could you please let me know where in the U.S I can get the Roy Batty figure, like the one you have here. Holding the dove. This is gonna be a gift for a dear friend of mine, and have no idea what a nice neat figure looks like! I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

alex teo said...

hi there, this is a customized Roy Batty figure by me and doesn't exist in the toy world. it is the only one i have in my collection CHEERS

Anonymous said...

Oh ok, thanks for the fast response! You have a unique collection, good luck!