TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY - T-800 (DX 10)
HOT TOYS DELUXE SERIES SIXTH SCALE ACTION FIGURE
Up for pre-order on the Sideshow Collectibles website is the deluxe version of Arnie as the T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgement Day
1:6th scale & standing 12.5” Tall it is due for release in October 2102. Pre-order price on Sideshow is $229.99 with the choice of payment in full or a payment plan, for as little as $46.00/month
UK BUYERS - it is up for pre-order on the Forbidden Planet site for £189.99 with 24% off right now (full price £249.99) & free delivery within the UK. Unfortunately no payment plan option here though. You can also purchase it from onesixthbruce.co.uk for £149.99. They have a payment option called layaway pre-order which basically means you pay a £60 deposit + shipping costs then the outstanding balance once the delivery date/time is confirmed
So first of all what’s difference between this DX10 release and the original MMS117?
Well the DX versions comes with Hots Toys patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS). Detachable scalp with removable chip inside the head & Pincers. Improved muscular body for increased flexibility. Authentic leather jacket & pants. Grenade Launcher & Bandolier, Mini-Gun with carry bag & a hexagonal LED light up stand
Collectors have been voicing there opinions on the HT Facebook & Blog. The general word on the street is not good, people are pissed & to be honest i can see where they are coming from. This is supposed to be a ‘deluxe’ figure so the price has been bumped up & generally it is supposed to be of a higher quality than the Movie Masterpiece Series. The DX series will have more accessories, weapons, features etc..
From what i can see there are a few obvious let downs on the DX version, the head sculpt has not been improved even though they have included the PERS. It includes some new weapons & accessories sure but is missing some that the MMS 117 figure came with - the iconic rose box that Arnie carries the shotgun around in the mall scene & the alternate endoskeleton arm
The biggest let down though & what most fans are crying about is the Battle Damaged Head, or lack of. The MMS 117 figure didn’t feature an interchangeable battle damaged head & unfortunately neither has the DX. Bare in mind these 2 are the only Terminator figures that haven’t featured the extra battle damaged head. you’d have thought that being released as a DX figure they would have put a bit more thought into this figure, i mean it’s cool & everything but it doesn’t warrant the DX name nevermind the price. The first thing on the HT list should have been the battle damaged head. They should have added everything the original had + the extra items they have included. This is the only way it would have made fans happy & make them want to shell out (again) for a T2: T-800 figure
If your like me & you didn’t purchase the original then this probably won’t be a big deal. Sure there are disappointing points to the figure but that shouldn’t put you off. It’s still sick & there are plenty of accessories
It features PERS, Real Leather Jacket & Trousers. Grey T-Shirt & Black Boots. Detachable scalp & cyberdyne chip in the head & the pincers to remove it. Mini Gun with carry Bag, Grenade Launcher with Bandolier, Shotgun, & Handgun. 4 pairs of interchangeable hands, Sunglasses & LED light up figure stand (battery operated)
The 2 items not included in the DX version - the rose box with 6 roses & the endoskeleton arm variant can be picked up from eBay so not all is lost & it’s still cheaper than picking up the MMS117 from the second hand market so you still gonna be quids in & have a sick figure. It’s just a shame HT didn’t reach the potential this figure has :(