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Natrix
02-05-2008, 11:42 AM
Just got my notice..can't wait!


Dear Valued Collector,

Thank you for your pre-order of our Robocop Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Exclusive (item #71491) from our Robocop Collectibles. We appreciate your patience in waiting for the arrival of this Limited Edition, Sold Out item, and would like to inform you that this item will be arriving in our Los Angeles warehouse within approximately the next 10-15 days.

Sideshow Collectibles will be authorizing your credit card on file with us for this item upon its arrival. Please expect to receive another e-mail in approximately 7-10 days, which will notify you about the processing of your order. If you need to update your credit card, billing and/or shipping address information, or cancel an item/order, PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE VIA YOUR ONLINE USER ACCOUNT.

DarthSid
02-05-2008, 12:31 PM
Got my 7-10 day notice as well- great!

TOE
02-05-2008, 01:28 PM
i thought this was not coming in until wayyyy later :(

Had to cancel. Hope to get it later on though.

IrishJedi
02-05-2008, 01:44 PM
Gonna have to cancel, too. Just way too much lately.

And I have the Exclusive on order. :monkey2

Vince
02-05-2008, 01:58 PM
canceled the Exclusive

choopie
02-05-2008, 02:06 PM
I have the regular on pre-order. I wonder if that is shipping the same time as the exclusive? Hope to have this one by March.

Alice Adrenochrome
02-05-2008, 03:50 PM
Cancelled the exclusive a few weeks ago. I have the HT Robo, and that one has to do. Goes well together with my HT ED 209. :D

Natrix
02-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Just got this! I can't wait to see how "battle damaged" this one will arrive to me in... :D


Dear Valued Collector,

Thank you for your pre-order of our Robocop Premium Format Figure – Sideshow Exclusive (item #71491) from our Robocop Collectibles. We appreciate your patience in awaiting the arrival of this Limited Edition, Sold Out collectible.

At this time, we would like to inform you that this item is estimated to arrive into our warehouse within the next 3-5 days. We will BEGIN “pre-authorizing” credit cards for this purchase within the next 24 hours, in the sequence in which all of the pre-orders for this item were placed. A “pre-auth” is not a direct charge, but is a “hold” of funds pending the shipment of your order. Your credit card will be charged once the item is shipped from our warehouse.

Darth Waller
02-12-2008, 02:22 PM
Just got this! I can't wait to see how "battle damaged" this one will arrive to me in... :D

http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/robocop2-04.jpg

Natrix
02-12-2008, 03:46 PM
http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/images/robocop2-04.jpg

With my run of crappy SS products lately, that could very well be it! :lol

8th wonder
02-12-2008, 04:52 PM
I'm a very big fan of the first robocop movie and i'm very dissapointed with this figure, so i cancelled it. It is funny that a 50 euro neca figure still is the most authentic figure of them all.

Voorhees27
02-12-2008, 05:47 PM
I'm a very big fan of the first robocop movie and i'm very dissapointed with this figure, so i cancelled it. It is funny that a 50 euro neca figure still is the most authentic figure of them all.

What? You think the NECA Robocop is better than the Sideshow 1/4 figure?

8th wonder
02-13-2008, 04:36 AM
What? You think the NECA Robocop is better than the Sideshow 1/4 figure?


When talking about righ proportions and sculp yes certainly. I don't know if you own it but let me explain:

Neca captured the exact helmet of the movie, this is especially noticable at the back of the head wich should not be flat like in the sideshow version. In this regard the sideshow version looks plain weird. Also the vision line at the front of the helmet is to big on the Sideshow one. This makes it look like the cartoon robocop, again neca has this correct.

Neca captured a much better likeness of Peter Weller (the mouth area).

Sideshow Robocop has fat ancles and the legs are badly proportioned. The waist is to slim. The Neca is better in all these aspects.

Overall the Neca is much better regarding authenticity but ofcourse lacks the high production quality of the sideshow robo.

Voorhees27
02-13-2008, 07:23 AM
When talking about righ proportions and sculp yes certainly. I don't know if you own it but let me explain:

Neca captured the exact helmet of the movie, this is especially noticable at the back of the head wich should not be flat like in the sideshow version. In this regard the sideshow version looks plain weird. Also the vision line at the front of the helmet is to big on the Sideshow one. This makes it look like the cartoon robocop, again neca has this correct.

Neca captured a much better likeness of Peter Weller (the mouth area).

Sideshow Robocop has fat ancles and the legs are badly proportioned. The waist is to slim. The Neca is better in all these aspects.

Overall the Neca is much better regarding authenticity but ofcourse lacks the high production quality of the sideshow robo.

Well no I don't own the NECA Robocop but I have seen it in box many times and just didn't like the overall appearance of it. I find the paint apps to almost anything NECA or McFarlane for that matter to be sloppy and rather toyish than a higher end looking figure.

I always thought the mouth area looked kinda weird myself but now that you mention all these things i'm gonna take another look!

8th wonder
02-13-2008, 08:41 AM
Well no I don't own the NECA Robocop but I have seen it in box many times and just didn't like the overall appearance of it. I find the paint apps to almost anything NECA or McFarlane for that matter to be sloppy and rather toyish than a higher end looking figure.

I always thought the mouth area looked kinda weird myself but now that you mention all these things i'm gonna take another look!


I recommend it, it looks way better out of the box and when posed right it almost looks like a statue. It is a shame that it is not produced like a high end figure regarding paint and materials. It seems that among most robocop fans the neca is still favorite.

Voorhees27
02-13-2008, 12:34 PM
I recommend it, it looks way better out of the box and when posed right it almost looks like a statue. It is a shame that it is not produced like a high end figure regarding paint and materials. It seems that among most robocop fans the neca is still favorite.

Maybe i'll get it to go with my 18" NECA Endoskeleton, now that piece was done really nice.

Natrix
02-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Got my shipping notice, he will arrive Saturday!

Pictures after I get him!

binky
02-23-2008, 09:58 AM
I wish SSC had posted more production photos before mailing. They might have avoided at least a few cancellations, but now that the exclusive's on second chance, maybe some of the folks who have a regular version coming can switch over. I kind of went on faith with this one with no production pics, but no regrets, I just got mine and I think it looks great. Just a couple of photos:

http://home.att.net/%7Emotoslave/SS4/Robocop-PF/full-length-03.jpg

Head/Helmet:

http://home.att.net/%7Emotoslave/SS4/Robocop-PF/head-01.jpg

http://home.att.net/%7Emotoslave/SS4/Robocop-PF/head-03.jpg

Holster:

http://home.att.net/%7Emotoslave/SS4/Robocop-PF/holster-inner-flash-01.jpg

The holster mechanism looks like it's made of polystone. The gun cage seems like it could swing out much further out from the thigh, but I couldn't pull it without stressing. Maybe some day, I'll try to wiggle it out all the way, maybe not. It's not how I'd display it anyway.

The arms, elbows, forearms, head, and waist twist for limited articulation. The pneumatic cylinders at the back of his legs are cast polystone.

I had an issue with a scuffed up base, but once that's fixed by SSC, he's a keeper.

8th wonder
02-23-2008, 10:20 AM
He looks quite ok on your pics, i'm annoyed i cancelled my order now.

choopie
02-23-2008, 12:56 PM
Wow, I think he looks great. Mine should be here next week. My biggest fear is that his armor will arrived scuffed. But that doesn't seem to be an issue for now.

Mithrandier
02-23-2008, 02:47 PM
Nice pics.
He is pretty sweet.

Natrix
02-23-2008, 04:34 PM
I will get some pictures of mine up later and try to give a few comparison shots with the HT 12".

I am pretty happy with it even though the HT 12" Robo has more detail in the armor and more of the bluish tint to it. I would have to find some better reference pictures to see what is more accurate.

Over on Statueforum, this piece is pretty much being really nitpicked and ripped to shreds. I am done with that site. That site has really gone down hill....all *****ing and whining all the time.

Natrix
02-23-2008, 04:35 PM
Wow, I think he looks great. Mine should be here next week. My biggest fear is that his armor will arrived scuffed. But that doesn't seem to be an issue for now.

Robocop is actually wrapped in foam...What a concept!!

I do have a small scuff on the back of mine but nothing noticeable and worth trying to return over.

Bazzo22
02-24-2008, 05:55 AM
Hey Natrix. Can you post some more pics. Still in two minds. Looks alot better in some pics than others. Congrats by the way.

Natrix
02-24-2008, 10:20 AM
Hey Natrix. Can you post some more pics. Still in two minds. Looks alot better in some pics than others. Congrats by the way.

I will post some later. Things came up last night so I didn't get any pictures taken.

gbtv01
02-24-2008, 11:45 AM
I will post some later. Things came up last night so I didn't get any pictures taken.

Can't wait...so far I am really stoked with what I see so far...the criticism on this piece seems so unfair IMO, plus super happy that I got the Ex on 2nd chance :D

Natrix
02-24-2008, 12:26 PM
These pictures were taken in natural/neutral room light coming in from the windows to try get an accurate color of the armor. The head is a little large and the chest armor should be bigger (stick out further on the chest in front which would help the head size as well) but to me those are minor issues. For the price it could/should be a little more proportioned but I don't understand all the venom being throw at this piece at the SF calling it complete crap and junk.

The various hands and Auto 9 that fits in the leg holster.

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6756/p1000790ip3.jpg

Picture of the front view.

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2159/p1000791nr4.jpg

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/102/p1000793cq6.jpg

Picture of the head and chest detail

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6811/p1000795pk2.jpg

Picture of the back detail.

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5044/p1000797zh3.jpg

Picture of the holster open.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/111/p1000775ey3.jpg

A picture of the leg detail.

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3309/p1000780ot5.jpg

This last side view picture shows how "flat" the chest armor is. It should be a little bulkier.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3168/p1000787wz6.jpg

icruise
02-24-2008, 04:39 PM
Nice pictures. Looks like a good piece.

Bazzo22
02-24-2008, 04:49 PM
Ordered the Second chance Exclusive. I didn't like it at first but these pics look great. Thanks Natrix for making me spend my money.

cedric72
02-26-2008, 01:52 AM
I'm a very big fan of the first robocop movie and i'm very dissapointed with this figure, so i cancelled it. It is funny that a 50 euro neca figure still is the most authentic figure of them all.

As a person who has owned the NECA Robcop and has just received the Sideshow Robocop I can say that the Sideshow version is by far and away the better of the two.
The NECA figure felt plastic and cheap and it even had a paint run down one of the legs and had a dull finish, but when I opened the Sideshow maquette version I was quite pleased with the overall quality. Also, as a maquette it has quite a heavy feel to it as well.
I can't understand the negative responses to this Robocop maquette, especially when peolple are just looking at photos and don't see the actual figure before there own eyes to judge.
I still think the Hot Toys 12 inch version is still the one to beat for outright quality and sculpt (which I also own) ,but Sideshow have done a great job
making a quarter scale replica of Robo.
After all, I wouldn't expect anything else. It is from Sideshow!
If you have any hesitation on buying this guy, DONT!!!
Open the wallet and buy him now! You won't regret it.

Bazzo22
02-26-2008, 05:10 AM
Congrats. Glad you like it. Could you possibly post a pic of the PF next to the NECA? Just to get a sense of the size. Thanks

cedric72
02-26-2008, 06:15 AM
Congrats. Glad you like it. Could you possibly post a pic of the PF next to the NECA? Just to get a sense of the size. Thanks
Sorry dude. I sold the NECA Robo a while back, being disappointed with the overall quality I decided to get rid of it.
But take it from me, Sideshows version is definately worth getting.:D

Alice Adrenochrome
02-26-2008, 06:40 AM
Congratz! Looks good, but I don't regret canceling my exclusive. I'm perfectly happy with the HT Robo I have.

8th wonder
02-26-2008, 06:54 AM
Sorry dude. I sold the NECA Robo a while back, being disappointed with the overall quality I decided to get rid of it.
But take it from me, Sideshows version is definately worth getting.:D


The neca is still much more accurate, it just needed allot more quality in the production. The sideshow robo is extremely well produced but not at all accurate.

cedric72
02-26-2008, 05:31 PM
The neca is still much more accurate, it just needed allot more quality in the production. The sideshow robo is extremely well produced but not at all accurate.
Is any statue or figure perfectly accurate? :monkey5

8th wonder
02-26-2008, 06:26 PM
Is any statue or figure perfectly accurate? :monkey5

My 1:1 predator bust is. But anyway when a 40 dollar action figure is more accurate than an expensive high end collectible figure something has gone wrong but please enjoy your PF. I like the paint job and it has other good qualities, i might buy it.

The Chaver
02-26-2008, 06:34 PM
The head/face-cover sclupt looks off IMO.

Natrix
02-26-2008, 07:06 PM
My 1:1 predator bust is. But anyway when a 40 dollar action figure is more accurate than an expensive high end collectible figure something has gone wrong but please enjoy your PF. I like the paint job and it has other good qualities, i might buy it.

Wow...the Predator had one solid lump of sculpted dreadlocks and a name plate on it's chest? I don't think that is movie accurate. :D

plasmid303
02-26-2008, 07:16 PM
Can someone get a shot of the SS Robo PF with the HT Robo?
just to see how it stacks up in accuracy.

I like the PF, the quality is there, although it's not truly accurate. I'm still thinking of getting it though.

I have the HT Robocop 1, and so far it's still my favorite HT figure I've ever purchased.

Voorhees27
02-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Dude! That thing is beautiful! WOW!

8th wonder
02-26-2008, 08:06 PM
Wow...the Predator had one solid lump of sculpted dreadlocks and a name plate on it's chest? I don't think that is movie accurate. :D

The proportions are correct unlike the robo PF.

Vader AL
02-26-2008, 08:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm6jHt7kCBw&feature=related

Natrix
02-26-2008, 09:11 PM
The proportions are correct unlike the robo PF.

What proportions are there to get wrong on a full size bust when there is no body to compare the size to?

It is a little unfair to compare proportions of a bust to a full body sculpted PF.

Bishop
02-26-2008, 10:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm6jHt7kCBw&feature=related

I see you....and I RAISE you :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUSbId7Earc

As a blossoming sideshow addict, I was actually tempted to buy this piece. But really, for $300 this thing should be friggin perfect, and it's not. Like others have said, the proportions are definitely off and the face is kinda bizzare.

On the other hand, the base, paint job, and accessories all look great, so I don't think it's crappy by any means. It just means we still have to wait for the definitive robo statue.

cedric72
02-27-2008, 06:00 AM
I see you....and I RAISE you :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUSbId7Earc

As a blossoming sideshow addict, I was actually tempted to buy this piece. But really, for $300 this thing should be friggin perfect, and it's not. Like others have said, the proportions are definitely off and the face is kinda bizzare.

On the other hand, the base, paint job, and accessories all look great, so I don't think it's crappy by any means. It just means we still have to wait for the definitive robo statue.
Where the hell are you looking to get your's dude?!!!!!!!!
I bought mine on Ebay for $200. A bargain I thought.
Just buy the bloody thing will ya.

cedric72
02-27-2008, 06:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm6jHt7kCBw&feature=related

That was funny:lol

cedric72
02-27-2008, 06:16 AM
My 1:1 predator bust is. But anyway when a 40 dollar action figure is more accurate than an expensive high end collectible figure something has gone wrong but please enjoy your PF. I like the paint job and it has other good qualities, i might buy it.

For over a grand that Predator bust should bloody well be accurate!!!!

cedric72
02-27-2008, 06:35 AM
Poor Robo maquette:monkey2 I still love you:love

Reinhardt
02-27-2008, 07:25 AM
is someone able to post comparison pics of the sideshow robocop and the NECA robocop?

Boba Fett
02-27-2008, 09:14 AM
Wow! The pics just sold me there. I'm very tempted to get this piece now to add to my collection.

cedric72
02-27-2008, 09:03 PM
Wow! The pics just sold me there. I'm very tempted to get this piece now to add to my collection.

Good on ya champ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

choopie
02-28-2008, 07:15 AM
I got mine in yesterday. The regular version, #40/500, and he's a beaut. Perfect paint, even the base was mint, despite being protected by the plastic covering. I can see why it was so easy for the IM comiquettes to get scuffed.

I have him posed in the "Your move, creep" position. :D

As far as the whole accuracy debate, I can appreciate the piece enough to look past the differences. In fact, if I hadn't been reading the differences between this and the NECA version for example, I'd never have known that it wasn't 100 percent accurate. I look at it, and I know it's Robocop. That's enough for me.

Bazzo22
02-28-2008, 07:30 AM
Please can people post pics of this piece as I have not seen enough to make up my mind. Thanks guys.

gbtv01
02-28-2008, 01:25 PM
Mine is coming next week so be ready for lots of pics:chew

cedric72
02-29-2008, 06:55 AM
I got mine in yesterday. The regular version, #40/500, and he's a beaut. Perfect paint, even the base was mint, despite being protected by the plastic covering. I can see why it was so easy for the IM comiquettes to get scuffed.

I have him posed in the "Your move, creep" position. :D

As far as the whole accuracy debate, I can appreciate the piece enough to look past the differences. In fact, if I hadn't been reading the differences between this and the NECA version for example, I'd never have known that it wasn't 100 percent accurate. I look at it, and I know it's Robocop. That's enough for me.
You took the words right out of my mouth dude!!!:clap

gbtv01
03-03-2008, 02:23 PM
:monkey5 He has finally arrived!! I must say that if you do get this piece in hand it is a total different story then you are hearing, this Robo is f'n outstanding in person and gonna be a definite eye catcher to my collection :rock. And here are some pics of Murphy himself:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto1.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto2.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto3.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto4.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto5.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto6.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a137/GBTv01/robophoto7.jpg

Bazzo22
03-03-2008, 04:28 PM
I have this on order. I want to like it but EEEEEW. The head is hideous. Maybe its the flash. I was liking recent pics until I saw these. No offense

Starkiller
03-03-2008, 04:58 PM
This figure is really disappointing. It could have been so much more.

thx217
03-03-2008, 05:04 PM
This figure is really disappointing. It could have been so much more.

I'm with ya and I've seen it in person, took a good look at it and played around with the articulations and yeah, walked away very disappointed.

gbtv01
03-03-2008, 05:59 PM
I have this on order. I want to like it but EEEEEW. The head is hideous. Maybe its the flash. I was liking recent pics until I saw these. No offense

No offense taken jackass!!! lol...jk...my photo skills suck and very poor lighting in the room...when my home theatre room is done in about a months time I shall have kick ass lighting...but my photos will still suck..lol.

Anyhow Bazzo22, don't let my amateur skills scare ya away from this PF, it really is nice.

SOLIDSNAKE
03-03-2008, 08:06 PM
WOW HE LOOKS GREAT !

I am getting him for sure

misbitski
03-14-2008, 08:14 AM
My base was slightly scuffed from the plastic guard, but nowhere near as bad as the IM damage. It was moreso on the black paint, and it's barely noticeable.

Reinhardt
03-14-2008, 12:30 PM
From AICN... i hope it's not true!!!!

An interesting press release about MGM seems to confirm the studio's interest in a project we'd heard alluded to a while back. It dropped off the radar for a while (we were all hoping this one would just go away), but now, unfortunately, now it's back.

Here's a snippet from the release:

MGM is planning an exciting fall and winter release schedule. In partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, MGM will bring new installments of two of its tentpole franchises -- the new James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE and Steve Martin in PINK PANTHER 2. MGM will also release United Artists' international thriller VALKYRIE, starring Tom Cruise on October 3. With the appointment of Parent, MGM will enter its new phase of evolution by focusing on its major movie franchises highlighted by JAMES BOND and PINK PANTHER sequels, THE HOBBIT, THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR 2, THE OUTER LIMITS, ROBOCOP, DEATH WISH and FAME, among others.

Most of the projects listed here ('cept for maybe OUTER LIMITS...don't know what they're doing with that) are already known, or we've already covered.

BUT...

ROBOCOP!?!?!?!

In the past, we've heard rumblings that a new ROBOCOP movie was feasible...but its blatant inclusion in a press release suggests that maneuverings may be further along than we knew.

Needless to say, it's an extremely safe bet that a resurrected ROBOCOP franchise would be nowhere near as ballsy, edgy, or socially satirical as its source material (especially Verhoeven's film)- our age of hyper-sensitivity and over-amped political correctness would never allow it.

Starkiller
03-14-2008, 03:16 PM
We could use a good Robo movie to make up for Robo 3. A sort of The Dark Knight Returns take on Robo would be sweet, where it's like 20 years in the future and he's struggling with being an aging old relic. Seeing the dynamic and human vs. machine struggle of an aging cyborg cop would be interesting. And he's like out of commission, but then they need to turn to him to defeat something or something like that.

8th wonder
03-15-2008, 12:22 PM
The idiots would just remake it, i hope and know they will screw it up. We'll always have the masterpiece original:cool:.

Vader AL
03-15-2008, 12:53 PM
We could use a good Robo movie to make up for Robo 3. A sort of The Dark Knight Returns take on Robo would be sweet, where it's like 20 years in the future and he's struggling with being an aging old relic. Seeing the dynamic and human vs. machine struggle of an aging cyborg cop would be interesting. And he's like out of commission, but then they need to turn to him to defeat something or something like that.

that would be perfect!...kind of the like the most recent rambo but 8th Wonder is right, they would want to do an remake and they'd mess it up. :(

Starkiller
03-15-2008, 05:55 PM
If they do a remake I'm going ED209 on everyone at MGM.



Remaking RoboCop is kind of like remaking Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Alien, Terminator, you just cannot do it. Remakes suck, give us something new...

SOLIDSNAKE
04-22-2008, 01:58 AM
WOOT !! TODAY ROBO gets here !
I cant wait to see him.

I will post pics and video as soon as I get him.

Reinhardt
04-22-2008, 05:10 AM
WOOT !! TODAY ROBO gets here !
I cant wait to see him.

I will post pics and video as soon as I get him.

:rock :rock :rock :rock