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NECA Review, Robocop (Spring-loaded Holster)


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Robocop is one of the definitive pop culture movies of the 1980's and for me as a collector of Movie Action Figures a Robocop representation was a must for the collection.

Over recent years the key Robocop Action Figures have come from McFarlane and most recently via NECA who picked up the licence. Having had a look at what was out there on the secondary market and what was coming I plumped for NECA's Robocop with Spring Loaded holster.

The figure comes in the usual NECA clamshell with artwork front, back and sides taken from actual pictures of the figure.

Robocopy stands around 7" high, in the approx 1/10 scale that NECA works within. Once out of the packaging and the figure is nice and solid, and unlike a number of NECA releases has tight joints. Articulation was never going to be great on what is an armoured figure. But there is movement in the head, arms, shoulders, waist and legs and you can get Robo into a few positions other than neutral posing. He stands reasonably well in neutral, but I have used a Kaiser Doll Stand to get him into a more action orientated position.

Paint work is good, for what it is, and the sculpt is pretty spot on. The figure comes with swappable hand with the replacement version having the data spike as seen in the movie when Robocop links up to the Detroit PD computer. He also comes with the hand gun from the movie, which leads us on to the negative with this figure for me - the spring loaded holster.

On paper this sounded a great idea, but the issue is that the mechanism is so delicate you will find it popping apart more than opening satisfactory for Robocop to grab his gun. There is also no real detail inside the opening, so once open there is a lack of detail.

Close up and leave the holster alone, then Robocop is a nice addition for any fan. As well as this version, the sculpt has been re-used in a damaged version, a Robocop 3 version with jet pack and the new Video Game releases.

I give Murphy a 3 out of 5, with two marks docked due to the spring loaded holster and how it could easily ruin a figure. Take that away - say in the damaged version or the Robocop 3 release, and the score will be 4 stars.



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