Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Robocop by Jada Toys .

After all of these years, us toy collectors are finally getting a Robocop action figure in the six inch scale. The old seven inch Robocop by Neca is cool , but I think would have been even cooler if he was an inch shorter . So far at the time of this writing the only human or humanoid like figures are the original version of Robo and his newly updated black costume/outfit version . The price was cool also. This figure cost me around $ 9.99 at a local Walmart . And by the way, for those of you whom may not know, this Robocop figure is based on this year's 2014 rebooted film, and not the original film from the nineteen eighties.

On the back of the packaging there is a brief bio on Robo's origins, and credit is given to the movie company MGM Columbia Pictures. When you remove Robo from the packaging, he comes with his two guns. Also both guns were made for a specific hand. The shorter gun was made to fit into his right hand and the longer one was made to fit into his left hand . The shorter gun fits perfectly over his trigger finger, and with the longer one you must insert the second handle into his hand in order for it to fit. There is also a cuff at the end of this weapon that rests on his elbow so that you can make sure that the gun is firmly secured in his grasp.
As you can see this Robocop figure is right at six inches tall. I am very pleased with him despite limited articulation. I think it would have been better if his armor was made of die cast metal instead of plastic, to give it that realistic look and feel. However Jada Toys does a good job of making the plastic look like metal from a distance, with the ability to have any bright light giving his armor a nice shiny look. And one of the main selling points of this toy is that his red visor lights up when you press a button below his chest.

As you can see the light is not very bright compared to other action figures that have light up features. Such as the two Max Steel figures that have been reviewed on this site. The above pic is of the light up feature in very dim light and the pic above it is the feature at work in well lit light . Robocop also comes with a sheet of paper giving instructions on the figure's functions and how to contact Jada Toys.

For those of you wondering how well does this version of Robocop fits in scale wise with other six inch scaled toy lines, he fits in just fine. Feel free to display him next to Marvel Legends, DC Universe Classics, Star Wars Black figures, etc .
                                                      FINAL   THOUGHTS
( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Although limited , this does not take away from the coolness factor of the figure. His head can slightly move left and right. His arms move up and down and can protrude outward just a little. His elbows bend up and down. No wrist articulation. His legs move up and down. Knees bend. No ankle articulation.
( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - There are no balance issues . The figure stands very well without falling.
( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? Just having a six inch Robocop is cool enough for me. But other than that, my favorite features are his light up visor and his two cool looking guns. I also like the effects of light shining off of his armor .
( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The articulation could have been just a little bit better, however I'm not disappointed about this feature .
( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THIS  FIGURE ? If the visor could move up and down, allowing us to see his eyes, this would have been a really neat feature. More articulation.
( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - On a scale of one to ten I give this figure a 9.5 . The minus is for the limited articulation however this is not a gripe from me, just an acknowledgement of what could have made the figure better than what it is.
( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - It's great to finally have a six inch Robocop figure . As for you fellow collectors out there, you do not have to be a fan of any of the Robocop movies to enjoy this figure. There are quite a load of features to like. The shiny armor look, the light up feature, the two cool looking fire arms . I also love how each gun fits perfectly into both hands they are assigned to. Plus he fits in great being displayed along other six inch scaled action figures. And at a good price below ten bucks he is definitely worth picking up.


  1. Pretty much sums up everything I feel towards this figure, I love it. Nice review!

  2. I have the smaller black armored version of this guy. I'd probably buy this one, but I hate the fact that he doesn't really have a mouth!

  3. Thanks for the accolades Razieon. Good observation there Barbecue17, I never noticed that until you mentioned it .

  4. Great review!! I'm not sure I'll be picking this one up as I have the NECA NES version of Robocop currently sitting in my Pile of Loot!!!!

  5. Thanks BeastOrko . That NECA version is pretty cool also.

  6. I like this version of him v.s. the all-black one.

  7. Good point made John. At least the original version is a good combination of two colors, where as the alternate version is basically one color.