Terminator is back this week with the premiere of the second season of “The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” The movie franchise that inspired the TV series always has been a big hit in the collectibles market, and here’s a look at some of the coolest Terminator goodies. Click on any of the images below to enlarge.
1. Life Size T-800 Endoskeleton
Sideshow Collectibles, purveyors of all things awesome, has a reputation for making fantastic life-size replicas of movie props. What better prop to go life-size with than the T-800 himself, looming a full 6.5 feet tall? It’ll cost you a pretty penny (or, well, $5950), but you can grab one of your very own from Sideshow’s website.
2. T-800 Endoskeleton Life Size Bust
If the full-size Terminator is out of your budget, you might want to just take home the head. Sideshow makes that possible with their life-size bust, which also features light-up eyes and a removable CPU chip “brain” in the metallic cranium. You can place an order for this one through Sideshow Collectibles.
3. Terminator Endoarm Replica
To celebrate Terminator’s 15th anniversary, Hollywood Collectibles Group worked with Sideshow to create a replica of one of the Terminator endoskeleton’s arms. The result was this ultra cool and ultra creepy feat of engineering.
4. Terminator T-800 Cinemaquette
I’m not personally a big fan of the Cinemaquette line, as they usually consist of extremely overpriced collectibles with sketchy likenesses and varying quality. Even I have to admit that the T-800 Cinemaquette is one cool collectible, though. Standing 24″ tall, this guy has lightup eyes and is limited to 1000 pieces. If you have a grand and a half to throw around, he can be yours via the Cinemaquette website.
5. Hunter Killer Scaled Replica
Skynet’s hovering death machines get some love with this 20″ scaled replica of the Hunter Killer. This statue was limited to just 500 pieces and came with functioning light-up headlights.
6. T-800 Endoskeleton 1:6 Scale Figure
Hot Toys is a toy company from Hong Kong that puts out some amazingly cool pieces. Recently they’ve gotten a lot of exposure from their super-detailed Dark Knight collectibles, but way before they were making mini-Heath Ledgers, they created this shiny snap-together Endoskeleton that builds into a poseable 12″ scale action figure.
7. T-850 Terminator With Coffin Action Figure
Sure, Terminator 3 wasn’t the greatest movie in the world, and sure, it’s pretty much being replaced by the new TV series, but you can’t deny that McFarlane Toys put out some excellent merchandise based on the movie. Most notably, there’s this figure of Arnold in his pre-politicking days, toting a coffin on his shoulder.
8. T-800 18″ Action Figure
There are loads of T-800 toys and statues, but most of them are prohibitively mega expensive. Not so with this new 18″ Terminator released by NECA. Clocking in around $45, this robot features lightup eyes, just like many of his bigger (and more expensive) brethren. Check him out here: Entertainment Earth.
9. Hunter Killer Tank Maquette
Like its flying counterpart, the Hunter Killer Tanks made their way into the collectibles realm with this maquette from Hollywood Collectibles. In 1:35 scale, the tank measures 15″ long by 13″ wide and was limited to 500 pieces.
10. Sarah Connor 12″ Action Figure
The original Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton, gets a nod with this 12″ scale action figure from Sideshow. In true Sideshow style, the figure bears an authentic likeness to the actress and comes with a bunch of accessories, including a couple of guns, a knife, and her essential sunglasses.
“The Collector’s Corner” is a special weekly installment of Officially Cool written by guest author Jason Dorough of www.Mechazilla.com and Fandomania.com. Jason is an avid collector of cool geeky gear and one of the internet’s authorities on things that are “Officially Cool”. Be sure to check back every Wednesday here on Film School Rejects, as Jason will be bringing you the best collectibles that the world has to offer.