Terminator T-800 Type 2
Review by Shogundan
Hot on the heels of this past May's premiere of the fourth Terminator film, aptly named Terminator Salvation, Aoshima has released a 1/12 action figure of the famous T-800 Terminator character from the Second Terminator film, Judgment Day.
Two versions of this character have been released. One is the standard silver/chrome version that we all know and love and the other being a much darker more menacing looking gunmetal colored version dubbed T-800 type 2.
Aoshima has graciously provided us with samples of both versions that can be purchased at their website here.
Today's review will focus on the later T-800 type 2.
First up is the quality window box packaging that allows you to clearly view the figure you are purchasing. In my opinion, this type of box is the best because it leaves a lot of the guesswork out when you think to yourself, "I wonder what this figure looks like in the box?" and "how tall is the figure?".
Moving along, on the back of the box you have a clear illustration of the easy to assemble figure that requires zero translation to understand.
Upon removing the figure from the box a doing the very minor assembly you are quickly rewarded with what is in my opinion, a very menacing looking Terminator action figure. Something about this darker color offset with the red eyes really makes this figure look a bit more war-torn and creepier than the standard shiny version.
The figure is made of high-quality PVC and stands approximately 7 inches tall. The figure also is highly articulated with as far as I can tell, no less than 16 points of articulation! The figure also includes an extra hand used for holding the two guns that are included. One being a plasma gun and the other being what appears to be an M-16 rifle with a scope.
As you can see in the photo's below the figure is very well balanced and the articulation allows some cool poses. Also, take note on the highly detailed surfaces, pistons, and hoses that give this figure a certain realism not found in many PVC figures at the 2580 yen price point.
both versions together! Who would you bet your money on?
The cool background in the photos was provided by our friends over at Action Figure Displays. You can get this background as well as many others at their site.
In conclusion, I feel that Aoshima has succeeded in pulling off a reasonable price, quality action figure that is detailed, poseable, and playable. Who could ask for anything more?