Back in 2014, NECA released a series of figures based on the Robocop vs Terminator 16-Bit Video Game. These figures were released with stylized cel-shaded paint decos, but were not fully a part of the Video Game Appearance line. These were also packaged in a way that allowed NECA to release them as separate Robocop and Terminator figures. The following year, they began teasing a fully developed line of figures base on the original Dark Horse Comics Robocop vs Terminator series. Fans can now buy the first release in this line, with the Robocop vs Terminator – EndoCop and Terminator Dog 2-Pack. This set includes the a 7″ scale Robocop/T-800 hybrid figure known as the EndoCop, as well as a Terminator Dog, that was originally teased with the release of the video game Robocop vs Terminator Figures.
NECA has provided us with a sample of the 2-pack. After the jump, check out my thoughts on the figures, as well as a full photo shoot.
Robocop vs Terminator – EndoCop and Terminator Dog 2-Pack by NECA
- Fun figure designs
- Hybrid of Terminator and Robocop figures works surprisingly well
- EndoCop head sculpt is fantastic
- Great metallic paint jobs on both the EndoCop and Dog
- Excellent articulation on the Terminator Dog
- Nice comic themed packaging
- No arm swivel on EndoCop
- Metal pins tend to fall out on arm pistons
Packaged in flapped window box, similar to the Ultimate figure style, the EndoCop and Terminator Dog box really takes advantage of the real estate afforded the design team. NECA pulled in some outstanding artwork from Dark Horse Comics that is grim, yet colorful. The front and sides are each filled with great art from the books. The back of the box showcases a comic style layout with photos of the figures and a brief synopsis for the comic. The inner flap has a great large shot of the figures as well as the window revealing both toys. They are packed on a plastic tray, with a cardboard backdrop displaying the end of the comic series. EndoCop included an Auto-9 Pistol.
The EndoCop is a menacing looking figure that pulls in some great cues from the comics, while adding a bit more of a realistic touch to the final figure. The main torso is mostly based on the NECA Robocop body design. The shoulders, and arms take cues from the T-800 Endoskeleton. The head sculpt is a nice hybrid of the T-800 lower jaw, and Robocop’s helmet. The hip on EndoCop does not open up, so the gun cannot be stored there. The figure inherits the strengths and some of the weaknesses of both figure designs. The overall sculpt is quite excellent. There is a great attention to small details throughout. The figure has a good amount of articulation and working pistons. The pistons, though, present issues as the tiny pins holding the arm pistons in place kept popping out as I posed the figure (which led to one disappearing all together). There are no swivel cuts in the bicep, but the shoulders do rotate and swing out for pointing the pistol. The Endoskeletal hand grips the gun well, and it never feels loose. Joints are solid, with no noticeable paint locking issues. The paint work here is nice and strong. The metallic sheen of the Robocop armor is probably the best it’s looked from a NECA figure.
With the highly anticipated Terminator Dog, you get a figure that is as fun to pose as you’d expect. The design work was always strong here, and the final in-hand figure doesn’t disappoint. There is a great range of motion on the joints, and articulation in areas you may not expect, such as the torso. The legs have multiple areas of articulation, allowing for walking, standing or running poses. The jaw opens and closes as well. Again, the paint work here is handled very well. The Dog has the dark metallic wash we’ve seen on previous T-800 figures from NECA, which works perfectly on the dog.
In the end, this is a fun set that captures the spirit of the comic characters, but adds a more realistic overall aesthetic that works well. This is a set I can see longtime fans of the comic army building for sure. The Ultimate Future Robocop up next from NECA, and is still set to hit before the end of the year. Check out some highlight photos below and the full photos shoot after that.
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