“Come quietly or there will be… trouble.”
This is my second-part review of Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Die-cast Series MMS202D04 1/6th scale RoboCop Collectible Figure. After reviewing the box and its contents including the four different lower face sculpts as well as voice / sound effects activation in my first part review HERE, let's take a look at another feature synonymous with RoboCop - his hidden thigh holster.
I've posted another 28 pictures in this Part 2 review and that's not the last of them LOL There are more pictures to follow and I'm excited to share them. So far we have established that Hot Toys die-cast RoboCop has been painted in the wrong color :( He is too much silver and the blue metallic tinge is completely missing, even though it was shown in the preview pictures (posted HERE). You can also see my toy blog post "What color was RoboCop in the original 1987 film? Let's take a look at some screen grabs" HERE for comparison pictures between the movie RoboCop and this Hot Toys version.
Other than that, this is still a GREAT piece by Hot Toys and a work of ART in terms of the realistic sculpt (what little is seen of it), amazing details of the armor and the clever engineering to get the maximum articulation from a rather stiff, bulky and cumbersome object (let's face it, RoboCop was not designed to be agile).
Peter Weller had hired Moni Yakim, the head of the Movement Department at Juilliard, to help create an appropriate way for him to move his body while wearing the RoboCop suit. He and Moni had envisioned RoboCop moving like a snake, dancing around and moving very elusively. The suit, however, proved to be too heavy and cumbersome. Instead, at the suggestion of Moni, it was decided that they would slow down RoboCop's movements in order to make them more appealing and plausible. Filming stopped for three days, allowing Peter and Paul Verhoeven to discuss new movements for the suit.
Hot Toys MMS202-D04 1/6th scale die-cast RoboCop 12-inch (30 cm) Collectible Figure has stayed true to form and is undoubtably the closest thing to the real McCoy i.e. the movie RoboCop you are ever going to get. The die-cast feature gives this RoboCop a hefty feel and makes him rather heavy. The good thing is the joints are good and tight and RoboCop doesn't fall over easily. It's a very nice redo except for the paint job and I can't wait to add Battle Damaged RoboCop with the new head sculpt showing his full face (RoboCop unmasked) & Police Officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) collectible figures to this. Check out the preview pictures HERE.
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