|Original 1987 Movie Poster of Robocop|
The proportions and the details of the figure look very close to the image of the character from the film, right down to the tiny pistons on the back of his calves. The face is near enough to Peter Weller’s (the actor who played Murphy, the man who would eventually become Robocop), but honestly, you can’t really tell with half his face covered.
Since we're on the subject of his gun, the Auto-9 looks awesome. It's scaled properly, but I still get the feeling it should be BIGGER. It' looked much larger on screen. Maybe it's because Robocop was always pointing it at the camera so the perspective made it look huge in comparison. Still, the sculpting is pretty nice and accurate. No paint applications though.
His other accessory is an extra right hand: a fist with a data spike extended. If you've seen the movie, you know this is the way he accessed information from computers. He also used it to stab people, which was good for a laugh or two. While it's a nice include, I can't help but be afraid it's gonna break at any moment. It's not as soft as the rest of him, so it's probably prone to breakage.
While I love the accessories, I think they could have done better. I for one would have preferred a removable helmet rather than the data spike hand. It would have been nice if we got to see Weller's blank face behind the mask. Also, I really miss his holster. In the movie, his right thigh would open to reveal a cavity where the Auto-9 would slide into. It was an awesome sight, but NECA has failed to include it here.
Still, you have to remember that this is a figure that retails for only about $20.00 US. It's not like the upcoming Figma release that can go for $50.00 or so, making those extra includes viable.
The photo above shows about as good as it gets in the articulation department. His shoulders don't arc out very far, and his elbow hinges are very limited. He's got no thigh swivels, so lunges are out of the questions. Then again, you never saw him doing those in the movie, did you. What he has is enough for most of what you'd expect Robocop to do.
Really the biggest sticking point is the quality control. You really need to accept that you're going to have to find this thing in the wild, then spend a half hour choosing the best one. It's a crap shoot if you order it online. If paint and warping are big problems for you, I suggest you give this one a pass.