Metal Mash Terminator endoskeleton so this year I decided to reveal one of the T-800 figures who reveals the endoskeleton inside. It's time for a look at Battle Damage Terminator! This version of the T-800 was part of the first series of figures from 1991 and I remember getting him along with a couple other figures for receiving an excellent report card in 2nd grade. He's not my favorite figure from the line but I always liked his shotgun and the fact that he truly looked like a regular human before you popped off his fleshy exterior. This isn't my original childhood figure but one I picked up a year or two ago to work towards completing my collection. Let's check this guy out after the break...
Height: 5 3/4ths inches
Articulation: Swivel hips and swivel shoulders.
Accessories: Shotgun and torso piece.
Year of Release: 1991
* As I mentioned previously I really liked this T-800 as a kid because he looked like a legit person. It's a very simple, basic looking version of the Terminator with green pants and boots and a bluish-gray tank top but the figure allows you to pretend the T-800 is just trying to blend in. He looks a regular tough guy you'd see on the street (though with massive hands).
* The headsculpt isn't bad and for a toy made in 1991 with a head that's part of the action feature I think you can see the Arnold Schwarzenegger likeness. He's also sporting the flat top. I remember wanting a flat top around this time as a kid but when the barber said they'd have to use a lot of gel I opted against it. As a kid I was freaked out by the thought of gel and stuff in my hair.
* The action feature on the figure is kind of cool: Pull down the T-800's right arm and the front of his torso pops off to reveal the endoskeleton within. Presumably this is to show off battle damage and while it's not bloody or even jagged looking it's still kind of neat.
* The endoskeleton inside has a pretty cool sculpt. It's odd that it looks like it's just stuck inside a flesh mold but it's still a pretty decent likeness with lots of detail. I love those red eyes and the detailed teeth!
* Battle Damage Terminator doesn't have a lot of articulation, just swivel hips and swivel shoulder, but it's not bad and he's still playable. Honestly, as a kid I thought it was just fine. He's pretty durable, too.
* While the various Terminator figures came with lots of missiles few of them came with any "realistic" weaponry like the type used in the film. This guy came with a fairly cool shotgun, though. The handle is a bit lame (mine broke off as a kid) but the rest of the weapon looks pretty solid. Plus, it's nice the weapon was molded in dark blue/ gray rather than neon pink or something. This was the early 1990s after all.
If you're a fan of the T-800 I've also reviewed the ReAction Terminator from the Tech-Noir nightclub, Kenner's Metal-Mash Terminator from Terminator 2: Future War, and the Loot Crate 1/2 Scale Endo Skull from Terminator Genisys.
Fun figure. And one often found in charity shops and car boot sales missing the pop off flesh part. :PReplyDelete
Interesting. While these are usually super cheap on Ebay and such I can't recall the last time I really saw one out in the wild anywhere.Delete
In fact I remembered after posting that my theatre group's charity shop got handed a whole bunch of T2 and Last Action Hero toys about a year ago which I had to ebay for the shop cos they didn't know what they were. Same shop about 3 years ago almost sold a whole bag of vintage Star Wars figures for £5 before I spotted them on the shelf and told them "FOOLISH!" and ebayed them with the figures making over £300 instead which I gave back to the shop (cos again it's my theatre group, all the proceeds go into the plays and other charity events we do to support all kinds of people). But yeah among the T2 figures was this one, the purple vested one in black leather which changable arm, a motorcycle, John Connor with his moto cross bike and some others. :) Yeah I had a lil play with them before I shipped them off to their buyers (and again made a profit for the shop. Not a Star Wars profit but decent enough) :DDelete
That's awesome. It's funny the random things that come in with donations, sometimes. I had some of those Last Action Hero toys as a kid, too. I think I still have Evil Eye Benedict around somewhere.Delete
oh yeah he was one of the figures in the LAH lot as well as Danny and a couple different Jack Slaters and his gold car. I remember having Danny and John Connor having a face off over who is the coolest Arnie kid sidekick. John of course.Delete
OoOH Awesome throwback fig!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I loved this line as a kid.Delete