A few years ago, Enterbay released their massive Robocop HD Masterpiece 1/4 Scale Figure. The 22″ tall figure was based, mostly, on his appearance in Robocop 3. It included multiple interchangeable face parts, an unmasked Robocop head sculpt based on actor Robert John Burke, swappable hands, weapons and the massive jet pack from the 3rd film. The figure also features an assortment of electronic effects, such as quotes, turning the head and automatic opening of the leg holster. The figure was originally priced at over $500.
Earlier this year, Enterbay began clearing out their 1/4 scale inventory at a greatly reduced price. This included their Robocop figure, which had the electronics disabled. Since being announced, this was a figure I had long considered out of reach due to the price. But, the reduced price made it a must buy. I’ve been sitting on the figure for a few months now and finally had time to properly put the figure through its paces. Yes, I know the figure itself is well over 2 years old at this point.
After the jump, you can find my thoughts on the figure and over 60 photos of the figure. If you want to purchase the figure, I recommend Big Bad Toy Store who has it for just $200.
Robocop HD Masterpiece 1/4 Scale Figure by Enterbay
- Amazing sculpt
- Looks surprisingly lifelike
- Ton of interchangeable parts
- Jet pack is easy to attach and detach
- Two of the lower face pieces are modeled after Peter Weller
- Great metallic finish to the armor
- Very sturdy for the size
- Auto-9 gun has recoil action
- Not as articulated as you would expect
- Most of the black pieces are simply soft plastic or rubber
- Hands tend to easily get detached
The first thing you will notice about the figure is the insanely large box it is shipped in. It’s essentially a small coffee table. The entire box is constructed out of a very dense foam, with lighter foam inserts inside that protects the figure very well during transport. My box definitely looks like it took a bit of a beating in transit, but the interior looked completely untouched. In the box you’ll find the figure, the jet pack, the Auto-9 pistol in his hip holster, a left arm gun, interchangeable lower faces, the unmasked head, eight interchangeable hands, a swappable battle damaged chest plate, a (non-functioning) remote and the OCP figure stand.
Robocop is fairly easy to remove from the foam, and is ready for display with minimal fuss. Standing over 22″ tall, the figure is an impressive sight to behold. The sculpted details are incredibly life-like and the metallic paint finish to the armor works perfectly. Paint application on the lower jaws and the unmasked head sculpt are also spot on. Two of the three lower jaw pieces are clearly modeled after Peter Weller’s face, but the unmasked head sculpt is Robocop 3’s Robert John Burke. This is likely due to the difficulty in obtaining Peter Weller’s likeness rights. Only Hot Toys has ever had luck in obtaining rights to use his likeness for Robocop. It’s not quite as distracting as I expected, but it definitely doesn’t evoke the same excitement that Weller’s portrait would.
I was surprised at how light the figure felt. Far lighter than a comparable NECA 1/4 scale figure. The jet pack doesn’t add much eight either, and thankfully didn’t alter the balance of the figure. One other thing that caught me off guard was the fact that the black forearm armor was simply hollow soft rubbery plastic. Other than the mid section, most of the black areas on the figure are either rubber or very soft plastic, including the hands. It takes some getting used to compared to the Hot Toys versions. It does serve a purpose, as it allows the jet pack arm armor pieces to clamp on without scratching the plastic. The numerous interchangeable pieces swap out very easily, even the chest. I never felt like their was a fear of breakage while handling the figure. The figure has decent articulation, but not quite as much as the Hot Toys release. Elbows and shoulders are fairly limited in movement due to the way the figure is designed and sculpted. The legs have a greater range of motion.
Overall, I’m definitely happy with the purchase. While the figure has it’s own negatives, the overall presentation, numerous display options and huge stature make it a worthwhile pick up, especially at only $200 ($100 less than I paid for the Hot Toys version). Check out some highlight photos and over 60 photos in the full gallery after that.