Saturday, December 7, 2013
RoboCop 3.0 from RoboCop by Jada Toys
RoboCop 3.0 stands about 4 1/8th inches tall, making him work in scale pretty well with most modern G.I. Joe figures and Marvel Universe. Remember, he's a little taller than your average civilian. He's not super realistic or anything, but he's not overly stylized or cartoonish either. I'd compare him to the Terminator: Salvation figures, which is probably a bad sign already. I really like the card he packaged on, however. It's red and black with the metallic RoboCop logo across the top. It definitely stands out on the shelf.
RoboCop isn't typically the most mobile guy, but ol' Murphy here has a few more joints than I originally suspected. He features: peg/ hinge knees, swivel thighs, peg/hinge hips, peg/hinge shoulders, peg/hinge elbows, and a ball jointed head. The elbows don't have the greatest range of motion, but the knees, shoulders, and head are quite welcome. The hips are a bit stiff and concern me a bit because it's hard to see the joints due to RoboCop's thigh armor. You can't tell if you're properly moving the joint or bending it, which is a bit concerning. Still, not bad for a figure that only cost me $6.99 at Toys R Us, a store that typically is a dollar or two higher than most other places. An abdomen joint would have been welcome, though.
There are some things I really like about this sculpt and some things that I find to be incredibly amateur. I'll start with a positive: the body armor looks pretty good. It features a lot of nice detail on the front and back that while a bit soft, does seem to capture the look of the armor from film stills. The little OmniCorps logo is even present on the chest, which is a cool little detail. What I don't like, however, is the head. It's an extremely flat sculpt with little to no extra detail. I know the new helmet is kind of minimalistic in design but I can't help feel that the head sculpt here looks like something that I'd expect to see on a dollar store toy. It's just plain with a mouth that's barely discernible.The right hand is also really wonky looking.
If the paint work were better, I could get by with this figure but alas some of the paint is pretty shoddy. There's not much of it and what's there is barely passable. The red on the visor is not bad, but the helmet and the jawline don't have a very clear separation. The same problem occurs on the right hand. I do like the mixture of matte black and shiny black on the suit, however.
RoboCop comes with two accessories and they're actually quite impressive. His standard massive pistol fits in his right hand and really has an intricate sculpt. It also features a few different paint applications. I really like it. The second weapon is a submachine gun with a stock. It's molded in black with a silver stock and the letters "DCP" stamped on both sides of the clip. It fits in Robocop's left hand, but it's tough to get in there because the gun is pretty rubbery. It stays in securely once you equip it, though. It's nice to see that RoboCop comes with two weapons, both of which have great sculpts and excellent paintwork.
While Big Bad Toy Store doesn't have any of the Jada Toys RoboCop figures in stock, they've got lots available for sale and peorder from NECA, Hot Toys, Figma, and Play Arts Kai. Check them out here.