In The Terminator, the T-800 has two main looks prior to the endoskeleton being revealed. The first outfit, which he wears until the battle in Tech Noir was given the Ultimate treatment earlier this Summer. After that, he changes his outfit and gears up to take out Sarah Connor at a police station. This look, featuring sunglasses and a leather jacket, became the iconic look of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Future films would all feature the T-800 in variations of this look. NECA has updated their classic Police Assault T-800 with new articulation and accessories for their The Terminator – Ultimate 7″ Scale Police Station Assault T-800 Figure.
We grabbed this new figure from Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth. We have over 55 high resolution photos and a full review. Read on to check them out.
The Terminator – Ultimate 7″ Scale Police Station Assault T-800 Figure
- Good update to original figure
- Nice articulation
- Three excellent head sculpts
- Great paint applications
- Wish elbows could bend a little further
The figure is packaged in a great flapped window box, featuring modern poster and home video release artwork on the cover. The figures includes the same dio backdrop seen with the Tech Noir Terminator. Also included are 3 interchangeable heads (sunglasses, eye damage, and fully battle damaged), 2 pairs of hands (regular and battle damaged), a SPAS-12 shotgun, an AR-18 assault rifle, and a Smith & Wesson Model 15 handgun. The figure is held in with a twist tie, but can be placed back in the tray if you so choose.
This figure is an updated and combined version of their previously released released Police Station Assault T-800 and the Tanker Truck Pursuit T-800. It combines the head sculpts see with those figures, adds in battle damage, includes both sets of hands and the weapons from those releases. Though the original sculpts are about five years old now, they still hold up remarkably well. The heads sculpts, especially, are still fantastic. All three feature good likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The jacket, pants, shoes and bullet holes are all sculpted with care and have nice fine details. There are nice texture differences between areas such as the skin on the head sculpts, the endoskeleton showing through and the clothing.
Some of the parts are interchangeable, and they mostly swap out easily. The fully battle damaged head sculpt seems to have a smaller ball socket then the other two heads. I warmed that up for a few seconds with a hair dryer and that helped it to swap out much more easily. The other two heads and the hands had no trouble at all. The hands themselves have a nice tight grip for the guns. Paint applications are handled extremely well. The blood splatters on the head sculpts are gory and a nice bright red. There are subtle skin tone changes on the head sculpts, nice color variations in the hair and paint washes throughout to add realism to the sculpted details.
When prepping this figure for release, NECA also updated the lower body with a full range of articulation. In total, this figure has over 25 points of articulation. Elbows and knees are single jointed, hips and shoulders have hinged ball joints, and more articulation in the wrists, waist, neck, and ankles. The elbows are a bit limited with their movement due to the jacket sculpting. I’d like to be able to bend those a little further. Other than that, the rest of the articulation is spot on. There’s enough movement in the ankle joints, and they’re sturdy enough to hold most dynamic poses. I didn’t run into any broken or paint locked joints, and they were all sufficiently tight to hold poses.
The Ultimate Police Station Assault T-800 is another solid addition to the Ultimate Line up. Fans of the original film should be pleased with the overall package here. It features a nice update to the original figure, an iconic look and great sculpted details and paint applications. Check out a few highlight photos below and the full gallery after that.