Video: The talented filmmakers — or should that be, remakers — at Ghostlight recently reshot the 1987 Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, RoboCop. But since they didn't have a million dollar Hollywood budget, they had to build all of the film's props and practical effects themselves, including this impressive ED-209 costume.
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Toys: It's rare that a remake of a movie lives up to the original, and the recent RoboCop reboot was definitely no exception. What it did have going for it was some awesome robot designs, and while we're still partial to Peter Weller's RoboCop, the 2014 version still translates to an impressive 12-inch figure courtesy of Threezero.
If the recent RoboCop remake has made you extra nostalgic for the original films, this 1:4-scale figure should provide you with all of the fond memories you need. In fact, with 30 points of articulation, and a face painted with a multi-layer technique that even shows veins beneath the skin, from a distance you might just mistake it for the real thing.
The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science fiction films of the last three decades — "a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie," as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker — it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to Paul Verhoeven himself who, in a 2010 interview, referred to his resurrected robot hero as "the American Jesus."