The Hot Toys ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure: Classic, Detailed, and EnormousMay 20, 2014
For fans of 1987s perennial science fiction movie, RoboCop, the recently released update of the Hot Toys ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure is an instant attention-grabber. The titular heros mechanical (and stairs-challenged) nemesis has been painstakingly reproduced in a collectible thats as detailed and feature-rich as it is sizable.
Although the Hot Toys ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure stands nearly 15 and weighs-in at over 10 lbs, the girth of the figures massive body and appendages seem to amplify its overall enormity. The enforcement droids upper body and arms have a span of roughly 13 while each of its legs have a circumference of almost 11 at their widest points. Its clear that conserving display space was not one of Hot Toys design criteria, but the end result is truly striking nonetheless.
Size isnt the only impressive characteristic of the Hot Toys ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure. With such huge proportions otherwise unseen details emerge. As a complement to the figure’s 30+ points of articulation, theres an exhaustive degree of complexity, particularly in the appendages. Each of ED-209s legs is comprised of a vast range of lifelike components and features a robust, simulated hydraulic system. Each of the eight claws (four per foot) can be individually manipulated to enable a variety of dynamic posing options. The arms bear the same level of screen accurate minutiae with multiple canons; a rotating launcher assembly; and removable missiles on the right arm. Theres even a battle-damaged sculpt of the left arm that can be swapped-out to add variety to the presentation.
Despite the already impressive feature set, the Hot Toys ED-209 Sixth Scale Figure also includes an internal battery-powered voice and sound effects system. In addition to serving as a nameplate (with the RoboCop logo), a wireless remote brings the enforcer to life with its familiar mechanical din and memorable quotes from the movie including:
- Please put down your weapon. You have 20 seconds to comply.
- You now have 15 seconds to comply.
- You are in direct violation of Penal Code 1.13, Section 9. You have 5 seconds to comply. Four…three…two…one…I am now authorized to use physical force.
(RoboCop aficionados may notice that the voice of the ED-209 figure is deeper than what was heard in the film, though its otherwise faithfully recreated.)
The mammoth Hot Toys ED-209 is an exciting addition to the companys Movie Masterpiece line and another one of the years standout new releases. With a retail price of roughly $400 its certainly not inexpensive. Despite the price, the extensive list of distinctive attributes aimed at pleasing the discerning RoboCop fan make this is a craveable figure thats set to stand guard over sixth scale collections everywhere.