Toymaker Super7’s ReAction line of action figures is designed to capture the feel and style of 1970s and 1980s action figures from brands like Kenner and Mego. So in other words, don’t expect them to be screen-accurate or well-articulated.
I remember seeing the original RoboCop back when it came out in 1987, and it was awesome in all the right ways. Violence, action, cheesy dialogue, paper-thin bad guys getting splattered on windshields, and a thinly-veiled political commentary all wrapped up in one.
When I was growing up, my parents let me watch pretty much any movie I wanted when it came out on VHS. One of my favorites was RoboCop. Something about a cyborg robot with a gun that came out of his thigh was very appealing to my younger self.
The prolific custom action figure maker John Mallamas aka Jin Saotome tips his hat to the RoboCop vs. Terminator video games (which in turn were based on the comic book miniseries) with this badass RoboCop T-800.
Have you ever wondered if superheroes were real, what would they do when they weren’t keeping us safe? Tony Stark would chase women and spend money I presume, but what about the others? These LEGO figures by Angus MacLane give us a glimpse into superheroes and other pop culture figures relaxing on their day off.
Shawn Thorsson built himself a life-sized ED-209 for this year’s Maker Faire. It is awesome and scary. But not too scary. You gotta handle ED-209 just like you would a Dalek. Just run up some stairs as quick as you can.
NECA’s upcoming RoboCop action figure caters to a tiny slice of Alex Murphy fans: the now grown men and women who played the 1989 NES RoboCop game. To everyone else, it’ll look like someone dropped the toy in a jar of ink, but in reality it’s the future of law enforcement rendered in the past of video game graphics.
I’ve seen my share of sci-fi movies and I know how giant robots can be pretty imposing. But these robots made from cut cardboard look like they couldn’t really do any damage – even the deadly, but tragically-flawed ED-209 from Robocop.
We told you about Detroit’s Robocop Statue in the past. It’s one of the few joys that Detroit has left after some tough economic times. Now you can watch the unboxing of the form for the 10-foot-tall Robocop statue as it arrives at Venus Bronze Works in Detroit where it will be completed.
I’ll admit I’ve been out of the loop when it comes to the new Robocop movie the last several months. Last time I mentioned it here, Hugh Laurie, the guy that played House, was set play the CEO of OmniCorp.
In 2011, a Kickstarter project raised more than $67,000 to build a Robocop statue for Detroit. Now the statue is finally ready to be cast in bronze and you have a chance to see what a pre-bronze Robocop statue looks like.
Remember the 1990’s? It was a crazy time to be a geek. Especially a comic book geek. All of my comics from that period are worthless because of the collecting frenzy of the time, but man did they have some good storylines.