Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hot Toys T-800 Battle Damaged

The Terminator is a 1984 American science fiction action film directed by James Cameron. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from the future to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton, the mother of the future leader of the resistance, John Connor.
Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a soldier from the future sent back in time to protect Sarah.
The movie was not expected to be a commercial success but it did by topping the American box office for two weeks. It later spawned 4 more movies, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and the highly anticipated Terminator Genisys which will released next year.

I loved the first two movies from the Terminator franchise but it got kinda downhill after the 2nd movie.
Hot toys has produced quite a number of solid figures for the Terminator franchise and I have a few of them.

You can read my review for
1) MMS117 T-800 Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2) MM129 T-1000 Terminator 2: Judgement Day
3) MMS-93 T-600 Terminator Salvation.
As you already noticed, I do not have the original terminator that started it all, the T-800 from the first Terminator movie. I decided to pass the MMS136 T-800 but was later poisoned by Hot Toys' latest Terminator offering - the Battle Damaged T-800 from the Terminator movie. Who can resist battle damaged terminators!

I love the packaging.
The design and the color has an 80's vibe, the era when the movie was released.
The figure and its accessories are packed nicely in 2 plastic trays set on top of each other.

This is the battle damaged version so you do not get a clean sculpt of Arnold.
Instead you get two damaged head sculpts, one with the eye gorged out exposing the famous mechanic red eye and the other in a more serious stage of damage.
In the 80's, the special effects were not good as compared to today's standard so on screen you could see the heavy make up on Arnold to achieve the battle damage. I was wondering if Hot Toys should have gone with being authentic and sculpted it according to what was seen on screen.
Hot Toys instead went with the proper sculpting of Arnold while adding the battle damage.
I am split on this one. On one hand I would love the authenticity but I don't think it would turn out that nice.

The right arm is also battle damaged exposing the endoskeleton.
I was too lazy to remove the jacket to take photo of it.

There is a light up feature for this figure. The mechanic red eye lights up and is activated at the back of the head.
The button activates the red light but it does not off it.
The light will automatically off after 45 seconds.

One gripe I have is that the back of the head does not fit perfectly (at least for my figure).
You can clearly see the gap where the back connect with the rest of the head.

Accessories are pretty light on this figure.
You get 9 interchangeable gloved palms, a pair of sunglasses, shotgun, machine gun, revolver and pistol with scope.
The stand is pretty nice showing a piece of a road with used bullets spewed over it and a damaged piston most probably from the T-800. However if you have limited display real estate this would just take up too much space.

My terminator display is incomplete without the original T-800.
I am satisfied with the battle damaged version.
Overall a solid figure with good sculpting, painting and tailoring. Something you already expect from Hot Toys.

The figure looks best with his sunglasses on.
This is how I will display him.

With 1st head sculpt

With 2nd head sculpt

Light Up features

1 comment:

desmond said...

This is an awesome figure..Glad to see you collect it :)


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