Having done Terminator 2 a while back, Hot Toys have turned its exposed, blood-covered robot eyes towards James Cameron’s original sci-fi classic. What it has come up with will not stop until your wallet is dead.
WHAT YOU GET IN THE BOX
The figure, an extra head, some hands, a pair of sunglasses, a base and four weapons.
WHAT I LIKED
- The likeness is something we take for granted with Hot Toys figures, but that doesn’t make it any less exceptional here. This isn’t a “decent likeness”, this is a tiny little Arnold Schwarzenegger you can put on your shelf.
- As weird as it is to highlight “gore”, the blood here looks great, both on his chest wound (which looks genuinely wet) and his two damaged heads.
- Adding in so many weapons is a nice touch, because between the heads, hands, sunglasses and guns, you can replicate a pose from almost any major point in the movie.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
I’m not sure whether it’s the proportions of the figure itself or the clothes, but he looks kind of… doll-like. Like something’s not quite right about the size of his legs or shoulders. A more dynamic pose will mask this, but if you’re just going to stand him up straight, he’s going to look like Barbie’s Ken had a real bad day.
NOTE: You can tell it’s October, the busiest month of the year for us, when I call a classic 1984 sci-fi movie a “game” towards the end of this video.
The figure sells for $US230, and is available from Sideshow.