REAL STEEL: MIDAS!

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It seems we have a robotic guest today!!

… and a rather large one at that! He has had a long trip from America to Japan, so I think he should come and relax at my desk for awhile!
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From the film ‘Real Steel’:
REAL STEEL: MIDAS!

From the film ‘Real Steel’, comes another figure from threeA – this time it is the robot used in Underworld fighting matches, Midas! His shining golden body and red Mohawk styled hair are both faithfully recreated in figure form, and his body is also covered in scratches and dents from all his previous fights. The joints are even filled with cylinders and wires for a truly realistic appearance!
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This is how he looks from the back!

He is way taller than the monitor… the paintwork also makes him have a really heavy and metallic appearance! This is actually a prototype model – it’s quite unusual for us to get hold of threeA’s prototypes!!

Real Steel
In 2020, human boxers have been replaced by robot boxers. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) is a former boxer who owns such a robot, Ambush, competing in unsanctioned matches and in exhibitions with it. At a rural fair, Ambush is destroyed by Black Thunder, a bull belonging to promoter Ricky (Kevin Durand). Having made a bet that Ambush would win, Charlie now owes Ricky $20,000, which he doesn’t pay before leaving.
(Taken from Wikipedia)

– Official Website of the Film –
http://www.steelgetsreal.com/
http://disney-studio.jp/movies/realsteel/

So simply put, these robots fight in the place of humans, and Midas here is one the enemies of the main character! (`・ω・´)
I won’t say much more as I don’t want to spoil anything, but apparently he has quite an important role in the film! Σ(゚Д゚;)
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You can pose him sitting down!

As it is a prototype I couldn’t be too bold with the posing, but I had to try a few interesting poses seen he is so very posable! First up I made a sitting pose, which actually makes him look very relaxed… it’s actually quite cute. 😛
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Now into a fighting pose!

Midas is a robot that fights with a boxing style, so I tried placing him in a boxing pose… although I’m really not that great at making good poses for figures like this… If you do decide to grab him, I’m almost certain anyone will be able to make more interesting poses than me. 😛
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The palms are fitted with joints!!

Midas is holding my precious snacks in his giant hand! You can open and close the hand and have him hold all sorts of things!!
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The Mohawk looks exquisite!

When you look close up on the body you can also see a number of tattoo-like markings all over – they are so incredibly detailed!

The closer you look the more detail you can see, and when you realize just how much detail there is it is almost unbelievable!
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The rusted paintwork and wires!

threeA is really well known for their incredible paintwork – just look how amazing the joints around the hip area look…

Plus the wiring around Midas is all put in place on the figure just as it looked in the film! It really adds to the robotic feeling of the figure!
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Even the toes are articulated!

Once again this is the prototype, so I really can’t play around with the joints too much… but there are joints in the arms, legs, hips, shoulders and as you can see even in the toes! They really stick into place nicely as well, making it easy to get the figure into the poses you want!
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The eyes can light-up!

There is a switch on the back of the head to light up his eyes! It is quite a pricey product, but the amount of incredible detail shows you exactly why that is!
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Ambush will be going on sale soon!

The blue robot on the left is ‘Ambush’ – a robot that the main character of the film uses at the start of the story. Enokun managed to get hold of an early sample, so we can pose the two of them together!
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The two giant robots together!

My desk is actually quite large so I don’t know how well you can judge their size here, but compare them to the keyboard and monitor – they really have an incredible presence!

Also to go a little off topic… I really can’t help but think Ambush looks just like one of the enemies in Dragon Quest…
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From the film ‘Real Steel’:
REAL STEEL: MIDAS!

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But anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!!

 
 
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