The original Robocop movie has a special place in my heart. There was a summer where I watched it almost every day. I seriously wore out the VHS tape and had to get another one. The mix of it being set in Detroit, the crazy violence, and Robocop himself were too much for a young Ken O. to resist. As if that wasn’t enough there was the ED-209. The Enforcement Droid 209 Series was just about one of the coolest things I’d ever seen. I had an old toy one that would fire off caps, but I always wanted a more detailed ED-209 figure.
NECA apparently though the same because in
September they are releasing a 10 inch ED-209 figure. The figure is scaled to go along with their 7”
Robocop. The Robocop figure looks
fantastic but I think everyone realizes that ED-209 is stealing the show
here. The big guy has an articulated
head, legs that slide up and down, hinged arm wing panels, poseable cannon
arms, and a rocket launcher that pops out of his right arm.
The ED-209 also has sound effects and
dialogue. A press of the button gets you
those iconic hydraulic sounds and that growl.
Whoever decided that a robot should growl is a genius. It also says things like “Warning, throw down
your weapon. You have 15 seconds to
comply.” If you’re drooling over this
figure like I am, it’s going to cost you around 70 dollars. It’s an expensive figure, but it looks like
it is going to be a quality piece. Just
try to keep him off the stairs.