This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS352 Terminator Genisys 1/6th scale Endoskeleton 33 cm tall Collectible Figure with LED-lighted eyes (red light, battery operated, batteries included) and Endorifle. I like that Hot Toys includes the batteries (nowadays packed separately) which you can use to check out the light-up features. Other companies like ThreeA / ThreeZero and PewPewGun do not include batteries even though their figures have light-up features. It's quite a hassle when you already have the figure in-hand but you still need to go out and purchase the right size batteries to test the light-up elements, especially when you already paid quite a bit for the collectible figure. With all Hot Toys figures, batteries are included and packed separately these days, unlike in the past when the figures came with batteries already inserted. We all know what happens to electronic components when batteries are left in for too long. Check out my toy blog post "Hot Toy Collecting Tip #1: Remove ALL Batteries!" posted HERE.
Like I mentioned earlier, I'm quite glad Hot Toys didn't go the die-cast route with this 12-inch figure. They would probably face a lot of issues because of the thin parts like the pistons and such. The main problem would be the weight as the figure would be too top heavy and gravity will not be kind to it. As it is, this rather lightweight plastic made figure cannot stand on its own two feet. The steel-looking body looks very realistic with the specially applied multiple layers of metallic paint on the endoskeleton plus additional weathering effects. The pre-posed metallic-looking hands included for holding his weapon is a right move as articulated fingers would not be able to hold onto the rifle. The flexibility of the individual joints / digits will ultimately compromise the rigidity of the grasp. Even then, the large Endorifle is a tad heavy for the figure to grasp properly, let alone try to raise it.
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In this picture you can see how big the rifle is in comparison with the figure.
Here's a closer shot of the 1/6th scale Endorifle
Very nice details all round, making this Hot Toys MMS352 Terminator Genisys 1/6th scale Endoskeleton 33 cm tall Collectible Figure another masterpiece
Check out the intricate detailing just on the Terminator head alone. This same attention to details is extended to the rest of the figure.
The battery compartment is cleverly hidden at the back of the head. Remember to remove all batteries before putting it on the display shelf.
You can check out the other 1/6th scale Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator figures and reviews on my toy blog at the side bar.
NEXT: Terminator display pics - group pics coming up...
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