Today we are going to take a look at the NECA Terminator 2: Judgement Day Ultimate T-800 7″ Scale Action Figure. This is the latest in their Terminator Series of action figures based on the popular sci-fi film franchise from the 80’s and 90’s.
To say this is anything short of “ultimate” would be wrong. This version of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from Judgement Day, the T-800 that was sent back in time to be a guardian to John Connor, is truly amazing looking. From head-to-toe the sculpt is incredibly detailed. From the creases in the leather coat to the wrinkles in the pants. From the buttons, zippers and straps on the jacket, to the bullet holes, this figure is a fantastic sculpt. The likeness of Schwarzenegger is great too. It is one of the best I have seen at any scale and I do think it is much improved over the first ’84 Terminator figure and the recent Predator Dutch figures.
The paint application to the figure looks great from head-to-toe as well. With the right amount of embellishments that enhance the figure’s details. I’m also very pleased with the paint applied to the head sculpts, versus the way the Predator Dutch figures were done. It has a much more natural look to it.
As for accessories, well you can’t call it “ultimate” and not have a load out to take on an army, right? Don’t worry, NECA has you covered. The Ultimate T-800 comes with: a 1911 pistol, a 1887 Winchester sawed-off shotgun, a M97 Grenade Launcher, a removable bandolier with extra grenades for the M97, and a GE M134 Minigun with ammo bag. All of these were sculpted with attention to detail, there is even a Winchester emblem on the side of the shotgun. It is these kinds of things that sets NECA apart from their competition and one of the main reason that I and other fans enjoy their product so much.
Also included with the figure are three interchangeable heads. The “standard” Arnie head, a head with the iconic sunglasses he wore in the movie and a “battle-damaged” head. All three sport an amazing likeness of Arnold with great detail.
This all comes packaged in a nice window display box that opens for displaying your figure in the box if you choose to do so. The packaging features some great imagery of the figure recreating some scenes from the movie as well.
Overall, this is a great figure of an iconic character. If you are a fan of the movie, or like great figures, then I strongly suggest picking one up. The NECA Terminator 2: Judgement Day Ultimate Terminator 7″ Scale Action Figure began shipping out to retailer last week, so you should probably start seeing it on shelves now or any day. You can also pick on up off Amazon too.
Thanks for checking out my review of the Ultimate T-800 action figure, I hope you enjoy the gallery of more than three dozen photos highlighting the awesomeness of this mini-Arnold!