The second production run of Medicom’s MAFEX Robocop is available now. We missed out on the first run, but immediately jumped in when the second run was announced. The 6″ scale figure is based on the original Robocop film from 1987. Considered a cult sci-fi masterpiece, the film takes place in the near future and follows a Detroit Police Officer named Alex Murphy. While he and his partner, Anne Lewis, are tracking down a ruthless gang, Murphy is brutally killed. OCP, the mega-corporation that runs Detroit and now owns the police rebuilds the slain officer in the powerful cyborg Robocop.
Medicom’s figure is the first of three Robocop MAFEX releases, with a version from Robocop 2 and Robocop 3 all due out this year. We picked up the figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. After the jump, check out my gallery and review of the MAFEX Robocop.
MAFEX Robocop Figure by Medicom
- Outstanding sculpt
- Excellent paint work
- Great articulation
- Plenty of interchangeable parts
- Easy to swap out parts
- No unmasked portrait
Robocop is packaged in Medicom’s standard MAFEX packaging, which is a collector friendly window box. The figure sits on a plastic clamshell tray, along with the accessories. The figure includes swap out regular and battle damaged helmets, three interchangeable lower jaws, swap out regular and damaged chest pieces, interchangeable standard and opened leg holster, multiple interchangeable hands, his Auto-9 pistol, a firing effects piece, and a figure stand.
With this simply being a second production run of the MAFEX Robocop, fans have likely checked out a few reviews here and there. But, it’s still worth noting how great this figure turned out. The overall sculpt is excellent, and one of the best looking Robocop figures in the 6″ to 7″ scale. Robocop stands at 6.3″ tall and is noticeably taller than the Figma Robocop, which is closer to 6″ tall. The armor looks pretty accurate, as does the exposed human jaw. Things like the black armored areas, the hands and the pistons all have impressive detail work. The Metallic paint application on the figures is spot on to what I expect. While the base color is silver, there is some subtle bits of blue and magenta throughout that add to the film-like look. The black areas are mostly unpainted, but are cast in a great shiny black plastic that looks great next to the silver armor. The lower face pieces and battle damaged bits use digital printing for the detail work.
Articulation is outstanding here. The torso has multiple areas of movement, which allows for better natural firing poses. The shoulders are excellent, and can pull out from the torso a bit to allow for better extension of the arms. The elbows and knees are double jointed, which is rare in a Robocop figure. Joints are all really solid as well. I ran into no noticeably loose joints, there were no joint locking issues, and all of the hands and head pieces swapped out easily. Outside of the Hot Toys figure, this is easily the most articulated Robocop available.
I was quite happy that the MAFEX Robocop lived up to the hype. While the price tag may seem a bit high, your getting the best Robocop in the 6″ to 7″ range. It’s got a stellar sculpt and paint job, great articulation, and plenty of accessories. The only thing that would have made this release better is a full unhelmeted head sculpt, but it’s well Peter Weller’s likeness rights have proven difficult for every company not named Hot Toys. Check out some select photos below, and the full gallery after that.