Show and Tell > Kenner’s Robocop by Paul

Poe and I have many things in common. We’re both incredibly sexy, we both can bench 300 pounds, and we both love the old Kenner Robocop line from the late ’80s. For today’s show and tell I pulled my beloved Robocop line out of storage to both share and educate. First up is the regular old Robocop:

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Good old Peter Weller here has the classic five points of articulation, features a removable helmet, and a stupid cap firing mechanism on his back. He’s also supposed to have a gun that plugs into the side of his leg. It’s one of my favorite features and unfortunately I lost the gun. It was one of my biggest toy accessory losses I had as a kid.

Even better than the standard Robocop is this guy:

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Oh yeah, here’s one of the coolest toys I’ve ever owned. There’s two reasons for his greatness. First, he’s glow in the dark. That’s always cool. Secondly, he’s got a friggen gun arm! GUN ARM! I did manage to keep the sidearm to this one though, so it softened the loss of the regular Robocop’s pistol a tad.

I only owned one vehicle from the line (I still need that damned helicopter), but the one I had was super sweet. It’s the Robo 1 cop car:

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What was great about this cop car is that it fit into almost all of my toy worlds. It worked as a cool Joe cop car, a neat-o Star Wars vehicle, and much more. I’m missing the missile launcher that was on top of mine, but I preferred it off anyway. A lot of the stickers are held down with scotch tape, because they didn’t hold on so well. It’s probably too much to hope that someone made repro labels for this thing?

Finally, another crown jewel in my toy collection is this ED-260:

RobocopED260Kenner

He’s so awesome. Just like the car, he fit into many of my play worlds. Sometimes he even doubled as a vehicle like a smaller AT-ST. I don’t know why they called him ED-260 and not 209, but I guess he’s a better model. Maybe he’s not as dumb as the movie version. Either way, he’s pretty sweet.

If you want to see some ads from this Robocop line and a little history about it and the cartoon, you can click here to check out an article I wrote over on my own toy blog, Toy Bender.

Vincent is an aspiring space ninja. His writing can be found in guest posts around the web and at the entertainment website The Robots Pajamas.com.

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  • Cool, I used to have nearly every figure from this line, in fact I still had my original Robocop with helmet and gun fully complete in great condition until recently when I decided to have a clear out. If only I had known I could have sorted you out with the gun, or a full figure.

  • I have a soft spot for that Robocop (and was almost gonna do a Show and Tell for him! Had the pictures ready…and nothing else.) since he's the figure that got me started back on collecting. I hadn't bought a toy in maybe six or seven years, then he came along, then the Toy Biz Nightcrawler, and Captain America…and then the floodgates opened.

    BTW, a larger, talking Robo from 1993 is on my desk right now, and it's a crime that he doesn't say, "Thank you for your cooperation."

  • I had a large talking Robocaop also, it had a TV like screen for the mouth and a larger 15" japanese exclusive…not sure if it was Orion or Kenner which made it.

  • I've got a soft spot in my heart for some of those old Kenner figures, like the Aliens and Batman figures. I love the golden Tec-Suit Batman. I think cuz as a kid, anything gold was automatically awesome.

  • @PrfktTear, is that the figure from the Batman returns line? I used to have a white Kenner Batman with a space helmet from that line, it was pretty cool.

  • Yeah, I believe it is from the Batman Returns line. I actually picked up the figure MOC to display. The Tec-Shield Batman had a jetpack thing with a tab you pulled and wings jetted out.

    I also had another Kenner Batman that had some sort of backpack with a grappling hook mechanism with a pulley, very similar to MOTU Webstor, and you could put the hook onto something and he'd zip up the cord.

  • I had a lot of these. I plan on doing a spotlight on the vasty superior Toy Island ones someday.

    This Kenner Robocop line had the Batman motorcyce reused in it. I used to think that was cool.

    Kenner was basically like the coolest toy company ever.

  • Kenner was a cool company…they gave us Star Wars. Not sure about over there but here in the UK Kenner distributed Transformers Beast Wars toys, their name was on the packaging…I think was just before Hasbro bought them out.

    @PrfktTear, That is a cool Batman, I remember it was advertised as a prize in a comic way back.

    Didn't the Toy Island figure of Robocop have interchange batlle damaged armour and helmets and a slide out spike on his hand….that was a seriously cool figure.

  • That Batman I actually got as a prize in school. I was on some sort of goal-oriented scholastic program and I got him as a bribe reward.

  • "I also had another Kenner Batman that had some sort of backpack with a grappling hook mechanism with a pulley, very similar to MOTU Webstor, and you could put the hook onto something and he’d zip up the cord."

    I found that back pack yesterday when I was trying to find stuff to put on my toy store.

    Mayhaps I should do a Show and Tell featuring Batman toys, because I still have that jet from the '89 movie as well as the box it came in.

  • I'd love to see that show & tell! I loved the fact that the capes were cloth and you could take 'em off.

  • I love cloth capes and cloaks….if only DCUC had doenthis with Shazam it would have been perfect….same with MOTUC, I would love a Skeletor with a cloth cape.

  • I'm hoping at some point we get Keldor. They could even pack him with the '02 Skeletor sword. That'd be a great way to get a cape for Skelly!

  • @PrfktTear, good thinking now me must petition for Keldor. I think if we would get the '02 swords they will probably come with Randor…oh what about a Randor Keldor 2 pack…..I LOVE MOTUC.

  • I'd love to see Randor and Keldor. I wonder if they'd have Randor and Fisto share the same armor…