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Nidgit
09-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Just received my Robo bust today from Fred (not Sideshow) and really wanted to share with all my mates here. Why a new thread I hear you ask ? Well, if you can indulge me on this one, a life sized Robocop bust has been my holy-est of grails since I started collecting. In fact, it was my search for a Robo bust that lead me to Statueforum :thumbs2:

So, I'll begin with a few pics of the whole un-packing process. As Amaze mentioned in his recent post, it appears that Fred has made a real effort in the packing to ensure Robo made the journey with the best chance of arriving undamaged. A sturdy outer box, taped up really well, clearly labelled as fragile and also sporting a shock meter label.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/297f06fa.jpg

I was a little worried to begin with when the little shock tag indicator was red in color, suggesting it had received a bit of a beating in transit.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/047a07a6.jpg

The outer box was other wise undamaged and had several strategically placed pieces of foam protecting the inner box.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/29e873ba.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/e903a957.jpg

The inner box again is quite sturdy and has a list of instructions on how to unpack the bust and how to handle it.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/549ffaac.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/bc6a20b3.jpg

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 06:48 AM
Upon opening the inner box, there was a lot of bubble wrap and foam peanuts protecting the bust.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/f9586ad4.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/72883a6e.jpg

Robo himself was very well wrapped in bubble wrap, light foam and pallet wrap.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/82876c5e.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/5f0e5b84.jpg

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 06:55 AM
Finally, after very carefully unpacking and unwrapping him, I'm pleased to say there was no damage of any kind, and I absolutely love it.

There is a little of the skin tone over lap on the chin guard, but it is very minimal and easily corrected (but barely noticeable as is) and the bust is actually heavier than I was expecting. From this point on, I'll let the pics tell the rest of the story, but I'll only say this. It is a sensational piece and I'm thrilled to have this in my collection.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/20b51b9a.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/38ffe7c0.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/d1b1f0c9.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/edb8474e.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/ccc524d4.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/f7ca85e8.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/1ecfb0c8.jpg

ZoD
09-13-2011, 06:58 AM
Very nice mate.

premium_substit
09-13-2011, 07:03 AM
......meh.....



j/k

looks absolutely amazing

chezzrok
09-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Looks awesome, tysm for sharing with us!

Freak_Zombie
09-13-2011, 07:20 AM
hey mate, thanks for sharing! It looks stunning! Gonna try my best to get it! (Btw it looks like the robocop tag looks like its peeling off a lil)
I'm assuming you got it directly from the website? I'm planning to place an order through sideshow towards the end of the year.

Anyways I'm just worried about the thinness of the cast. My family moves quite often and while I always keep the boxes, I'm just afraid something that is thin might not survive multiple moves. :x I

Halcyon
09-13-2011, 07:25 AM
I'm not even a Robocop fan, still I'm drooling over here..

The helm looks to have some extra 'green metallic' in it (guess its not due to lighting or camera), imo makes the whole a bit more realistic looking over (only) light grey metallic. Gives it contrast.

Looks really lifelike, Big Congrats !

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 07:28 AM
Very nice mate.

......meh.....

j/k

looks absolutely amazing

Looks awesome, tysm for sharing with us!

Thanks guys :thumbs2: I love it.

hey mate, thanks for sharing! It looks stunning! Gonna try my best to get it! (Btw it looks like the robocop tag looks like its peeling off a lil)
I'm assuming you got it directly from the website? I'm planning to place an order through sideshow towards the end of the year.

Anyways I'm just worried about the thinness of the cast. My family moves quite often and while I always keep the boxes, I'm just afraid something that is thin might not survive multiple moves. :x I

Thanks mate . . . It is stunning :D I actually caught the edge of the name tag as I was moving it for pics, so it lifted a little in the bottom left corner. Easy fix, but this is not like your typical Sideshow 1:1 bust. I think you really do need to handle with care :thumbs2:

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 07:32 AM
I'm not even a Robocop fan, still I'm drooling over here..

The helm looks to have some extra 'green metallic' in it (guess its not due to lighting or camera), imo makes the whole a bit more realistic looking over (only) light grey metallic. Gives it contrast.

Looks really lifelike, Big Congrats !

Thanks mate . . . Really hard to get pics without any reflection, but the paint on the armor / suit is terrific and IMO very realistic (for a scifi cyborg that is) :)

Mqhuynh
09-13-2011, 07:42 AM
How much was the shipping to Australia mate?
Just curious to know what the price range is to get this beast to OZ.
Really does look amazing.

ottorino
09-13-2011, 08:03 AM
Good to here it arrived safetly and you are stoked with it, Congrats Nick looks awesome.:thumbs2:

FROBAY
09-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Congrats, Looks awesome.

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 08:05 AM
How much was the shipping to Australia mate?
Just curious to know what the price range is to get this beast to OZ.
Really does look amazing.

Brace yourself :laugh: due to the size, it can't be sent via USPS (mainly due to Australia Post restrictions) so has to be couriered and it ain't cheap. It was $400 direct from FB using Fedex (with full tracking). Not sure what Sideshow will end up charging so might be best to contact them for an estimate :thumbs2:

BTW - That's a pretty standard charge for a box that size and weight (from someone other than Sideshow). Still stings a bit though, but that's one of the joys of being an Aussie collector. On the plus side, there's no customs duty on it as it's under the $1K threshold.

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 08:10 AM
Good to here it arrived safetly and you are stoked with it, Congrats Nick looks awesome.:thumbs2:

Thanks Otto. I was a bit worried about potential damage (especially when I saw that little red shock tab). Tania's absolutely thrilled . . . . NOT :mad:

Congrats, Looks awesome.

Thanks Fro . . . Im really happy with it mate :thumbs2:

Alaneye
09-13-2011, 09:28 AM
That's pretty spectacular. Makes a change for the one you actually get to look like the one you've been drooling over in the adverts. Congrats and I hope it brings you years of enjoyment.

"Come quietly or there will be... trobble."

The SHOGUN
09-13-2011, 10:18 AM
nasty piece. congrats. i'm jealous

Do or do not
09-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Awesome. Congrats.

thx217
09-13-2011, 10:42 AM
Sweeet! Big congrats, Nidgit! :buttrock: Yours is looking awesome. The difference is very noticeable compare to the 1st batch from the pics. The 2nd batch is looking great! :thumbs2:

Spazzy
09-13-2011, 12:35 PM
Awesome! Still hoping I can get one someday.

CAIN MKII
09-13-2011, 02:46 PM
This is one hell of a gorgeous bust, congratulation Nidgit.
Mine should arrives pretty soon, it's actually in transit in NZ for the rudby cup maybe lol

blazingb
09-13-2011, 04:39 PM
Congrats on the bust Nick, I'm really chuffed for you buddy. What Bust number did you get if you don't mind me asking mate?

thx217
09-13-2011, 04:57 PM
Congrats on the bust Nick, I'm really chuffed for you buddy. What Bust number did you get if you don't mind me asking mate?

It's #28. Check out one of the pics in the 1st post. :)

skullsoldier
09-13-2011, 05:05 PM
Mine is being built. Apparently, I'm getting the new version, but not sure if that means anything. Glad to have returned the decapitated one;)

thx217
09-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Mine is being built. Apparently, I'm getting the new version, but not sure if that means anything. Glad to have returned the decapitated one;)

Cool. From the looks of Nidgit pics, yours should look as new and shiny as Nidgits. :thumbs2:

blazingb
09-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the info THX... Looks like these busts are coming out slowly but surely. Best way to produce them... One at a time :)

boons88
09-13-2011, 07:32 PM
good pickup

Freak_Zombie
09-13-2011, 07:49 PM
Awww dangs, just had to look at your photos again. :( (You took some amazing shots btw) Now I'm gonna dump my hopes of completing the predator line of hot toys and also sell some of my collectibles to fund the purchase of this amazing bust. :o

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 08:03 PM
That's pretty spectacular. Makes a change for the one you actually get to look like the one you've been drooling over in the adverts. Congrats and I hope it brings you years of enjoyment.

"Come quietly or there will be... trobble."

Thanks mate . . . this one is a keeper for me so I'm sure I'll get a life time of enjoyment from him.

nasty piece. congrats. i'm jealous

Awesome. Congrats.

THanks guys

Sweeet! Big congrats, Nidgit! :buttrock: Yours is looking awesome. The difference is very noticeable compare to the 1st batch from the pics. The 2nd batch is looking great! :thumbs2:

Thanks THX . . . I'm assuming it is 2nd batch ?! As I mentioned above, it's a different kind of piece to your standard 1:1 bust from Sideshow, so it does need to be handled carefully, but it feels solid enough and whilst I didn't weigh it, it definitely has more heft than I was expecting.

Awesome! Still hoping I can get one someday.

Thanks Spazzy . . . definitely worth a pick up IMO.

This is one hell of a gorgeous bust, congratulation Nidgit.
Mine should arrives pretty soon, it's actually in transit in NZ for the rudby cup maybe lol

Thanks Cain. Keen to see you're pics and review. My bust spent a few days holidaying in Honolulu for some reason . . . but he's here now :buttrock:

Congrats on the bust Nick, I'm really chuffed for you buddy. What Bust number did you get if you don't mind me asking mate?

It's #28. Check out one of the pics in the 1st post. :)

Thanks mate . . . yep . . . number 28 . . . I forgot to take a pic of the Cert as well. The number is pirnted on the inner box, the back of the bust and the certificate.

Mine is being built. Apparently, I'm getting the new version, but not sure if that means anything. Glad to have returned the decapitated one;)

Congrats mate . . . mine felt pretty sturdy and was well packaged so I'm sure you'll be happy with your replacement.

good pickup

Thanks mate :thumbs2:

Awww dangs, just had to look at your photos again. :( (You took some amazing shots btw) Now I'm gonna dump my hopes of completing the predator line of hot toys and also sell some of my collectibles to fund the purchase of this amazing bust. :o

:laugh:

Thanks mate . . . I've got a few HT pieces and the SS Robo PF too, but this is something else and definitely worth it IMO :)

nfl6771
09-13-2011, 08:23 PM
LOOKS AWESOME THANKS FOR THE PICS!

Vader
09-13-2011, 08:24 PM
is it a layered pearl finish? or is it more of a straight clear blue on metallic?

Nice score.

Nidgit
09-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Thanks Vader . . . the finish is a little of both on mine. It has a bit of the pearl / blue in places and parts of the upper chest have that slightly matte / flat finish (which is how it was supposed to be as I understand it). I have to say I'm very happy with the overall finish on mine. There might be one or two very, very small imperfections in the paint but they are barely noticeable up close and not at all if you just stand back and admire it. Fred has done a fantastic job :thumbs2:

Vader
09-13-2011, 11:57 PM
love the piece. congrats again.

Ridimous
09-14-2011, 12:10 AM
Finally, after very carefully unpacking and unwrapping him, I'm pleased to say there was no damage of any kind, and I absolutely love it.

There is a little of the skin tone over lap on the chin guard, but it is very minimal and easily corrected (but barely noticeable as is) and the bust is actually heavier than I was expecting. From this point on, I'll let the pics tell the rest of the story, but I'll only say this. It is a sensational piece and I'm thrilled to have this in my collection.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/20b51b9a.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/38ffe7c0.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/d1b1f0c9.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/edb8474e.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/ccc524d4.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/f7ca85e8.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/1ecfb0c8.jpg

That looks sick :buttrock:

MR Prapuolenis
09-14-2011, 12:27 AM
:eek:This is what every home theatre needs.

Dozza
09-14-2011, 12:31 AM
Wow, very impressive! Nice one mate!

mikman42
09-14-2011, 12:38 AM
Congrats Nidgit that looks excellent.It can be a bit of a worry waiting for these things to arrive in Australia in one piece.Cheers

Nidgit
09-14-2011, 02:15 AM
Thanks guys :thumbs2: I love it and I'm really looking forward to the other Robo pieces Fred has in the pipeline. I really hope he does make a Cain robot :praying:

kkchan
09-14-2011, 05:41 AM
How much was the shipping to Australia mate?
Just curious to know what the price range is to get this beast to OZ.
Really does look amazing.

I used to inquiry from SS, the "estimated" shipping fee to Malaysia is less than USD 100

MoochRex
09-14-2011, 06:06 AM
Congrats, Nidgit! Hell of a piece!

"Dead or alive, you're coming with me..."

Nidgit
09-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Congrats, Nidgit! Hell of a piece!

"Dead or alive, you're coming with me..."

Thanks mate.

Couple more pics tonight before I put him away in my room.

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/27efa6e9.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/f9107367.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/447c6de9.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/fea20cb1.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/84d67eb1.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/963b3aef.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae153/nidgit/2fec7bea.jpg

Predator
09-14-2011, 08:21 AM
Congratz Nidgit!!! Looks awesome. Glad your happy and that he arrived in solid condition.

Freak_Zombie
09-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Good God, stop poisoning us!!! lol, even if I were to order now I can only see this baby in mid january. Man that's like forever from now. lol. Do post more pics of your collecting with him in it Nidgit. :D

Nidgit
09-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Congratz Nidgit!!! Looks awesome. Glad your happy and that he arrived in solid condition.

Thanks mate . . . if the rest of them come out at the same level, I'm sure you'll be more than happy.

Good God, stop poisoning us!!! lol, even if I were to order now I can only see this baby in mid january. Man that's like forever from now. lol. Do post more pics of your collecting with him in it Nidgit. :D

:laugh: Jan's not that far away . . . just think of it as a belated Christmas present :D

CAIN MKII
09-15-2011, 12:14 AM
wonderbust my friend.
My robocop bust will be delivered tomorrow

Nidgit
09-15-2011, 02:59 AM
wonderbust my friend.
My robocop bust will be delivered tomorrow

Thanks Cain . . Looking forward to your pics tomorrow :)

SideShowJoe
07-05-2012, 09:20 PM
I posted this in another thread but there is another robocop up for grabs on eBay now with two hours left. I remember someone while back looking for one!!

dino76m
09-01-2012, 09:49 AM
saw this posted over on freaks
thought ateris might be interested , from the one and pnly fred barton :smokin:
http://www.robocoparchive.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3062

testsubject25
09-01-2012, 10:06 AM
that thing looks pretty good!

thx217
09-01-2012, 10:22 AM
That's still a wip. The pose will be adjusted. Hopefully a more iconic one.

Atheris
09-01-2012, 10:40 AM
saw this posted over on freaks
thought ateris might be interested , from the one and pnly fred barton :smokin:
http://www.robocoparchive.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=3062

Pose has that "Sh*t, did I just lock the keys in the car??...(leans over to look through passanger side window)...sh*t...I did lock the keys in the car" look to it.

And the base is just as impressive as the cardboard box the 1:1 bust was shipped in :inquisiti

I did have plans to buy the 1:1 robocop when Fred told me about it years ago. He can shove it now. That guy is never seeing another dollar from me. Plus, I don't think the final in hand product will come out looking anything like that.

Chris

El Diablo
09-01-2012, 12:21 PM
everyone who got the bust (at least the 2nd batch) should have that picture, it was in with the COA

blazingb
09-01-2012, 01:15 PM
I got the picture.

blazingb
09-01-2012, 01:16 PM
My bust came in pefect condition - but i doubt i'd ever buy from Fred Barton again, i think i got REALLY lucky!

Batstat73
09-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Pose has that "Sh*t, did I just lock the keys in the car??...(leans over to look through passanger side window)...sh*t...I did lock the keys in the car" look to it.

Chris

Ha ha! I agree that this angle/pose looks off. My take is, "Dead or alive you're, oh...put your pants on, Chief!" (Eastwood reference) :smokin: