Monday, February 22, 2016

Review II: ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 12.5-inch / 32 cm tall collectible figure

continued from previous toy blog post...

This second-part action figure review of ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 12.5-inch / 32 cm tall collectible figure shows off the figure with his weapons, the "TSR 66" stun gun and customized SMG / Sub-Machine Gun (heavily modified and fictional .50 caliber) as seen in the 2014 film. Alternate versions of the guns designed to fit into the left and right built-in thigh holsters are also included and covered in the first-part review posted HERE. Unlike the original 1987 RoboCop on which the film was based (a remake / reboot of the original which has become a cult classic), this updated RoboCop model carries more than one weapon and chose to steer away from the ultra-violent action which was part of the reason RoboCop was rated R: the customized Beretta Pistol (which is the "TSR 66") fires XREP taser cartridges – meaning that, in certain situations, he can take down offenders without killing them.

This reboot RoboCop has both his face and right hand kept intact to make him appear more human than robot. I question the decision to keep his hand because that would become the weak link to his new cyborg body. In the original, scientists managed to salvage Alex Murphy’s arm but OCP Executive Robert "Bob" Morton instructed them to replace it anyway – making Murphy’s face the only organic part that is still visible as RoboCop.

ThreeZero is the company officially licensed to produce and release 1/6th scale movie-related merchandise from the 2014 RoboCop film and I'm glad for that as I cannot imagine what would have happened if the license was given to Medicom Toy. I would certainly not have pre-ordered anything from Medicom as they have shown time and again that their 1/6th scale figures are underscale (undersized) and very expensive (not value-for-money). That said, one does wonder how this figure would have turned out if the license had been given to Hot Toys instead. ThreeZero's RoboCop feels more "plasticky" and toy-like in hand when compared with Hot Toys 1987 RoboCop or any of Hot Toys armored figures. I don't mean to compare it with Hot Toys die-cast figures but just to the regular MMS figures which have been given a metallic paint job. ThreeZero's paintwork, finishing and joints are just a bit off and below par when compared with Hot Toys standard. I'm still glad I got this figure, just pondering the "what ifs".

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ThreeZero's 1/6th scale RoboCop 1.0 features: 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).

ThreeZero's gun holding hands differ from all other 1:6 scale manufacturers in that the trigger finger is not bent but straightened. In the real world, disciplined and well-trained soldiers keep their trigger finger outside the trigger guard unless they are fired upon. Only then will they put their fingers in to squeeze the trigger. That said, it's nicer to see a 12-inch figure with his finger on the trigger as it gives the sense of action rather than having the finger outside in a passive-aggressive stance. I just prefer my figures that way.

Articulation is also not so good because of the way this 1:6 scale RoboCop is built. There is no waist articulation at all which means that the figure cannot be put into a lot of poses because of the lack of a waist joint. Most poses are confined to a straight torso and not much else. The funny thing is: this 2014 RoboCop is much more agile in the film, taking full advantage of modern robotics and near-future cybernetics which were not available back in 1987 when the original was made. Unfortunately, that's not happening with this 12-inch version by ThreeZero.

NEXT: Compariosn pictures of ThreeZero 1/6th scale 2014 RoboCop 1.0 (12.5-inch / 32cm tall) collectible figure with Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Diecast Series 1/6th scale RoboCop 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
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
July 22, 2015 – Review of Hot Toys MMS266 1/6th RoboCop (Battle Damaged Version) Collectible Figure posted HERE and HERE


humanbeingill said...

Looks Great, any ab crunch? Plan on picking up their version of ED-209?

alex teo said...

Not sure what you mean by ab crunch ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I only pre-ordered this from their RoboCop line

humanbeingill said...

Is there any articulation in the torso?

alex teo said...

Only very slight movement which can be defined as almost none :( it would have been great if there was horizontal waist movement as it would allow for more poses to be held.

humanbeingill said...

Hopefully we both will be around when this will be standard.

Inka said...

fajny, fajny - czekam,
aż zdejmie hełm...