Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Review of Scrap Sculptures' 12" Terminator T-800 Endoskeleton



A few weeks ago, I did a post about Scrap Sculptures' 7-foot-tall Terminator T-800 endoskeleton. Even though that sculpture is way out of my price range, I nevertheless wanted to add the smaller 12-inch sculpture from the same company to my own Terminator collection. I'm glad I did--weighing over three pounds and made completely from recycled metal parts, this T-800 sculpture is one of the most fascinating and durable items that any Terminator and sci-fi fan can purchase. Read on for my complete review and picture gallery.

I'm absolutely amazed at how Scrap Sculptures interpreted the Terminator, arranging metal items such as nuts, bolts, screws, spark plugs, nails, bicycle chains and wires to accurately correspond to features in the T-800 endoskeleton design. Just looking at it, I can imagine this thing emerging from the burning wreckage of a fuel truck to resume its relentless pursuit of Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese. Such devotion to detail makes me wonder what Scrap Sculptures would do with other machines from the Terminator universe, such as the T-600, the T-X endoskeleton, and the HK Centurion.








The sculpture only has two moving joints, one in the neck and one in the waist. Since these joints were made using screws and nuts, you can unscrew the sculpture into three separate parts: head, torso, and hips and legs. The sculpture also comes with a removable gun that fits snugly into the T-800's hand.








I highly recommend this sculpture to other Terminator and sci-fi collectors. While it's more expensive than NECA's plastic T-800 replicas, it's cheaper than the Terminator replicas sold by Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys. Furthermore, because the sculpture is not made from plastic, you don't have to worry about weak joints that have a tendency to wilt after long periods of display. Click here to order your Terminator sculpture from Scrap Sculptures.


Scrap Sculptures' 12" Terminator sculpture, next to NECA's 18" T-800 endoskeleton.










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