NECA released the first press pic of its Robocop figure this week. The figure is approximately 7″ tall and will be out in September, retailing for, presumably, the standard NECA price of $13-$20, depending on where you find it.
We don’t have any details on the articulation yet, but as long as it’s at least comparable to the McFarlane version (i.e., ball-jointed hips), I’ll be happy. It will come with an interchangeable “data spike” hand. It already has improved in one respect on the McFarlane version: the bigger gun. Whether accurate to the film or not, the Auto-9 of the McFarlane Robocop just looks too small.
However, this isn’t the only major Robocop figure being released in late summer/early fall. Figma, a Japanese action figure line known mostly for anime licenses, has started to branch out to Western ones. The first (I think it was the first) was their Michael Jackson “Thriller” figure. The obvious follow-up license for that? Robocop.
This thing is a beauty. One thing to be aware of, though: it’s
115cm 155cm tall, which is about 4.5″ 6.1″, so it’s not really going to fit alongside any of your other non-Figma figures (except maybe McFarlane’s Halo stuff) so it may look good next to DCUC/ML, though he may look a little small next to some of them. (Thanks to Poester sanches for the correction on the height.)
It’s up for preorder on various websites for $30-$35, not including shipping.
As you can see, it features interchangeable hands, heads, guns, and it even has the opening leg-holster, the holy grail for Robocop figure collectors. I know there’s going to be a lot of NECA vs. Figma talk, but personally I plan to just get both.