Hot Toys T-800: The Kotaku Review

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Having done Terminator 2 a while back, Hot Toys have turned their exposed, blood-covered robot eyes towards James Cameron's original sci-fi classic. What they've come up with will not stop until your wallet is dead.

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WHAT YOU GET IN THE BOX

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The figure, an extra head, some hands, a pair of sunglasses, a base and four weapons.

WHAT I LIKED

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  • The likeness is something we take for granted with Hot Toys figures, but that doesn't make it any less exceptional here. This isn't a "decent likeness", this is a tiny little Arnold Schwarzenegger you can put on your shelf.
  • As weird as it is to highlight "gore", the blood here looks great, both on his chest wound (which looks genuinely wet) and his two damaged heads.
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  • Adding in so many weapons is a nice touch, because between the heads, hands, sunglasses and guns, you can replicate a pose from almost any major point in the movie.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE

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I'm not sure whether it's the proportions of the figure itself or the clothes, but he looks kind of...doll-like. Like something's not quite right about the size of his legs or shoulders. A more dynamic pose will mask this, but if you're just going to stand him up straight, he's going to look like Barbie's Ken had a real bad day.

NOTE: You can tell it's October, the busiest month of the year for us, when I call a classic 1984 sci-fi movie a "game" towards the end of this video.

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The figure sells for $230, and is available from Sideshow.

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phimuskapsi

This beats the crap out of the one I have on a shelf, in it's box still.

(Not mine, but exactly the same)