There have been a lot of Terminator figures released since Terminator 2: Judgement Day opened way back in 1991. The original toy line that came out upon the film’s release, were not the best likeness of the actors and were heavily aimed at children – though Terminator 2 was an R rated film, and marketing toys to kids was still a thing back in the 1990s, even if the movie was R rated.
But over the past several years we have been getting figures from some of our favorite movies in with details they we would have never dreamed of years ago.
Case in point: NECA’s T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day 3D
When NECA first announced they were producing a new T-800 to celebrate the release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 3D I was excited. The production pictures were fantastic and the likeness to Arnold Schwarzenegger was uncanny – but I remained skeptical as sometimes when the final products hits our shelves it only resembles the actor, but never truly captures their likeness.
How wrong I was.
This may be the best representation of Schwarzenegger I have ever seen in my life. It looks so much like him that it’s like having a mini Ar-nold sitting on your shelf – I’m just waiting for him to say, “I’ll be back,” any moment now.
But it’s not only Arnold’s likeness that they nailed this time, but also some of the small details, like the rose box he carries the shotgun in in the mall when he is tracking down John Connor in the film. The .45 pistol is the same as what he uses in the movie. And the shotgun is exactly the same. His jacket is also riddled with bullet holes after the T-1000 shoots him. It’s fantastic!
Then there is the articulation of the figure. You can practically pose it any way you want, and with over twenty-five points of articulation; your imagination is the limit here as to what you want to do with the figure.
The T-800 also comes with an interchangeable head – one with sun glasses, one without – and both are a stunning likeness to Schwarzenegger.
This is a great addition to any Terminator fan’s action figure collection.
If you’d like to order one, they can be picked up here: http://www.mcssl.com/store/18046487/terminator—25th-anniversary-t-800