ham it upRobert John Burke took over from Peter Weller who was tired of reprising his role due to how cumbersome and exhausting it was to wear the suit. The film was also the less gritty as they were targeting a PG-13 rating, unlike the first two films which had been rated R. Hence the profanity, graphic violence, mature sexual content, and references to illicit drugs and prostitution all had to be reduced or taken out altogether. All these led to a loss in appeal for this last film. I don’t think Frank Miller is proud of his work on this one. Thank goodness there’s Sin City, with Sin City 2 and The Spirit coming out soon.
In 2007, Hot Toys released RoboCop 3 with the Flight Pack that was one of the saving grace of the film. Hot Toys obviously listened to fans coz after releasing RoboCop (link here) and the exclusive Sideshow limited Robocop 3 figure with the unique interchangeable gun arm, this flight pack version would be the ultimate RoboCop. For those who bought the first RoboCop and Sideshow’s version, it was like “WTF??”
Not to worry. Both RoboCop and RoboCop 3 have different paint schemes (subtle but it’s there coz it’s apparently different in the films as well). Sorry for those stuck with Sideshow’s version though – too bad! As with their first RoboCop, this came with a slipcase as well and due to the special metallic card stock they used to print the images, it’s quite a challenge to have a good picture taken.
Actual box/packaging of RoboCop 3 with Flight Pack showing actual photo of the product – nice!
Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece 1/6 12-inch RoboCop 3 with Flight Pack – full review here