Gentle Giant has announced a statue based on one of the robots from Neil Blomkamp’s upcoming film; Chappie. The film will tell the story of an self aware robot who learns what it is to be alive, and all the happiness and harshness that comes with that life. Gentle Giant’s Chappie “Scout 22” 1/4 Scale Statue will stand over 18.5″ tall. From Gentle Giant:
“In the midst of rising crime and losses among the Royal South African Police, TetraVaal has introduced the successful SCOUT program to combat the deadly criminal elements that operate throughout the country.
Since the introduction of the Scouts, crime has plummeted, the police are safer and TetraVaal stock is at an all-time high.
Scout 22 is one of hundreds of robots that patrol Johannesburg, assisting the RSAP with high risk assignments that would otherwise be too deadly for their human counterparts to engage in.
Working with the original digital files used for the filming of Chappie, Gentle Giant Ltd brings you Scout 22. This ¼ scale high quality polystone statue stands approx. 18.5” tall and is posed at the ready with rifle on the dangerous streets of J-Burg.
It’s due for release in the third quarter of 2015. It is priced at $499. You can pre-order it Here.