In 1991, Kenner released their Endoglow Terminator. After a nuclear blast melts away its organic bioflesh, all that’s left is the hulking Terminator itself. The figure was a T-800 Endoskeleton that featured a flame thrower blaster and a few Glow-In-The-Dark pieces. When NECA unveiled their exclusives to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con 2015, an homage to that classic Kenner figure was among them. Taking their existing T-800 figure, NECA swapped out some of the armor pieces for Glow-In-The-Dark pieces and included the excellent Plasma Rifle (seen with their Robocop vs Terminator and reissue T-800 Figures).
Today we have a full gallery of the Endoglow Terminator. NECA sent along a figure for review and we have 45 photo to check out.
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SDCC 2015 Terminator 2 Enoglow Terminator T-800 7″ Scale Figure
- Still a fantastic sculpt
- Glowing effect works well
- Lots of very fine details
- Nice use of paint detailing
- Nice homage
- Great classic card art design
- Lots of articulation
- Includes the great Plasma Rifle weapon
- Figure stand is needed
The figure comes packaged on a fantastic looking homage to the original cardback. The front features a near identical design to Kenner’s original packaging. The back includes a checklist of the previously released NECA Terminator 2 figures. It is a bubble sealed onto the cardback, so you will need to cut it open. The T-800 is cast in a slightly softer, less brittle, feeling plastic than the Robocop vs Terminator T-800 figures. This helps it feel less fragile and feels like it can take a bit of extra abuse if needed. It has a slight metallic finish and has a black paint wash over it to bring out the fine sculpted details. Combine that with the smaller painted details and the figure has a very battle tested look to it. The head, chest and thigh pieces have been replaced with Glow-In-The-Dark parts.
This is a design that NECA has used quite a few times now. If you’ve previously purchased any of their T-800’s, you know how nicely sculpted the figure is. There are plenty of small details and nice touches, such as wires that connect the head and body, small pistons, etc. The figure has a very good amount of articulation as well. As you move the figure, pistons move with it, and the flexible wires don’t get in the way. The weight of the upper body seems to have shifted the figure balance a bit. I found the need to use the NECA stands on this figure when doing any dynamic poses. The joints were all tight, held their poses well, and there never felt like any breakage issues would come into play. The glowing features work really well. It’s very bright and only needed a few seconds to charge the plastic. The Plasma Rifle is one of my favorite weapons for the Terminators and I welcome its inclusion with this release.
This was a nice looking exclusive. If you’re not into the Kenner homage or Glow-In-The-Dark feature, then you can probably stick with one of the existing T-800’s (a reissue of the original with this gun is out now). But if you’re looking for unique troops for your Terminator army or a fan of Kenner homages, then this is absolutely worth grabbing. The strong sculpt, excellent paint and fun packaging make for a cool display piece.
*NECA provided this figure for review purposes
Check out some select photos below and the full gallery after that.