RoboCop has been seeing a resurgence lately, thanks to his reboot on screens and the fact that ’80s nostalgia is seemingly riding an epic high. However, there’s been one aspect of his toys that has been somewhat lacking, namely the fact that they don’t move. Finally, though, this wrong has been righted.
Terrible Movie, But We’ll Take It
Unfortunately, this isn’t commemorating the original movie, but rather RoboCop 3, the movie we all thought was going to be the nadir of the franchise until they started making seemingly endless cheap Canadian TV shows starring Robo. Seriously, RoboCop has seen better treatment at the hands of Clarence Boddicker. Anyway, it’s sculpted to look exactly like Robert John Burke, so at least it’s movie-accurate.
Dead Or Alive, You’re Coming With Me
The sculpt, as you can see, is actually quite beautiful and up to the standards we’ve come to expect from modern collectible manufacturing, but the real selling point is, of course, the fact that it moves. Sadly, you will not be walking your own little RoboCop around the streets of a tiny Detroit, a la The Indian In the Cupboard; instead, this figure is built to allow you to move the head left and right, pop open Robo’s custom thigh holster, and have him fire off one of three lines from RoboCop 3. Hey, it’s not much, but it’s still better than the crappy toys they made in the ’80s.
An Arm And A Leg
However, as you might expect, all this automation and licensing means the figure is not cheap, although the actual price might shock you just a little bit: Currently, on sale for preorder, this runs a whopping $950, and that’s a pretty substantial price cut from its standard price of $1350. So, if you really love RoboCop, you finally have a figure priced to show it.
Dan Seitz is an obsessive nerd living in New England. He lives in the Boston area with a fiancee, a dog, a cat, and far too many objects with processors.