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After covering the recently released 2000 AD x ThreeA 1/6th scale Mega-City One JUDGE DREDD 12-inch Collectible Figure on my site HERE and HERE, I thought it'll be nice to put the ThreeA Judge Dredd alongside the Art Figures Karl Urban Judge Dredd for comparison. While the ThreeA Judge Dredd is very faithful to the 2000 AD comic magazine character, the Art Figures released 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop was based on the 2012 science-fiction action film which has Karl Urban portraying Judge Dredd. The film version Dredd wasn't as loud and fanciful as the comic magazine version which has the large gold eagle shoulder pad on one side and equally large pad on the other but it did try to stay close with the helmet design and badge on the left chest area, as well as elbow and knee pads plus the Lawgiver.
I think Karl Urban did a great job portraying Judge Dredd with the scowl on his face through most of the film and the producers knew better than to have Dredd remove his helmet, since Dredd has never shown his face in the comic series. The other actor who had played Dredd earlier - Sylvester Stallone - did remove his helmet in the 1995 Judge Dredd film and it didn't go down well with all the Dredd fans. Medicom Toys did release a 12-inch Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd figure way back in 1995. You can check out the action figure review posted earlier HERE.
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Art Figures AF-015 1/6th scale Heavy Armoured Special Cop "DREDD" 12-inch figure Reviewed HERE and HERE
Action Figure Review of VTS VM-013 1/6th scale New Epoch Cop 12-inch figure aka Olivia Thirlby Judge Anderson posted HERE
Medicom Toys Real Action Heroes RAH 1/6th scale Sylvester Stallone as Judge Dredd 12-inch figure pics HERE
Comparison pictures of Art Figures 1/6th scale Judge Dredd and VTS Judge Anderson figures posted HERE