The Jada Toys Robocop 2014 photo shoots continue today with their 6 Inch Light Action Robocop 1.0 figure. This is the version most are looking forward to as it closely resembles the original 80s Robocop style. It sports a sliver and black deco, helmet/visor and big hand gun – all while being updated for modern times. Can’t ask for much more visually. Check out what we thought of the figure and over 25 shots of Robocop in action after the break!
A couple days ago we reviewed the black version of this figure, the 3.0 as it’s called in the new movie-verse. I don’t want to rehash all that here, as they are basically the same figure. Quality of plastic, articulation, movement, light up feature – all the same. That being said, this version has some positives that the black version did not.
First off, the silver is very well done. It pops off the black plastic well. I am partial to the original look and feel, but am OK with them trying new things. Have to see the black version in action in the movie before I judge. However, just as a toy, breaking up the black with this metallic paint does it wonders. Takes it out of the bootleggy zone into a piece that feels right.
Also differing from the 3.0 version – the mouth. Either the mold is more pronounced in this version, or, the paint was applied differently. Either way, you can see the mouth here and that makes a world of difference.
This is not a straight repaint of the black version either – this is an entirely new mold. It is structurally the same, but every part has different cuts. The guns do seem to be the same though.
While the 3.0 is either going to rock the back of the bottom shelf or get tossed in a bin to resell as fodder later – this 1.0 version is a keeper. As a slightly pose-able statue, it can represent this new era of Robocop in my collection just fine. Especially at 11.99, which is pretty cheap for 6 inch figures (with electronics) these days. Now, if NECA or another company starts putting out collector level new-movie versions of Robocop (see – Play Arts Kai), and the movie doesn’t suck, I’ll consider an upgrade. But we have to wait and see if this movie makes it worth the investment.
Enjoy the pics below, we’ll be doing the 4 Inchers later this week!