Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
The above photo was inspired by the poster for the CHAPPiE film, as today I’m going to be taking a look at threezero’s…
|From ‘CHAPPiE’, the hit movie directed by Neill Blomkamp and scheduled to reach theatres in Japan on the 23rd May comes an action figure of the main character – the artificial intelligence robot, CHAPPiE!
The fully articulated 1/6th scale figure stands approximately 30.5cm in height, with even his fingers individually articulated. The figure features highly detailed sculpt and paintwork that makes use of a weathering effect to makes him look just as he did in the series. His eyes and the right side of his head feature light-up LEDs, and alternate parts are included to change the way his eyes look, giving him a different expression.
Ooooohhh!! ₍₍ (ง ˙ω˙)ว ⁾⁾
From the film currently showing in theatres ‘CHAPPiE’ comes this 1/6th scale action figure of the robot with artificial intelligence that learns to feel, think and grow!
The damaged feeling of the paintwork and LED lighting included in his head parts makes for a really detailed figure that really looks like it jumped right out of the film!
Plus the scarred area on his chest as well as the different colored ear(?) parts have all been faithfully shrunk into figure size! Those who have watched the film must realize just how authentic the figure looks!
By the way, for those unfamiliar with CHAPPiE!
Here is a quick summary of the story!
|In the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. But now, the people are fighting back. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. As powerful, destructive forces start to see Chappie as a danger to mankind and order, they will stop at nothing to maintain the status quo and ensure that Chappie is the last of his kind.
It’s quite hard to explain, but it’s a robot story with a very distinct and different feel to most in the genre! I definitely recommend going to watch it at the theatre! (´□｀｡)
By the way, the film is directed by Neill Blomkamp, who is also the director for popular films such as ‘District 9’ (2010) and ‘Elysium’ (2013)! If you enjoyed either of those films, you’ll almost certainly enjoy CHAPPiE as well! It’s so enjoyable watching CHAPPiE slowly but surely grow up!
But anyway, let’s get back to the figure!!
The figure is a really nice size to play around with – it matches hand size nicely making it nice and easy to play around with! However this is still a prototype so I decided to have threezero’s kadoo come into the offices and take some poses for me to take photos of! Colored prototypes are a lot more fragile than the final products… you need to be really careful when moving them around!
Even so, I asked for all sorts of different poses to be made!
Let’s take a look! (・ω<；）
( ･ㅂ･)و “First off, a gangster pose!”
Oh! I forgot to mention that this development sample has the entire lower body stuck in place! So the gangster pose only features movement on the upper body!
kadoo-san kept changing parts here and there to get a pose! He kind of looked like a rapper at some point as well! (´□｀｡)
( ･ㅂ･)و “Make him hold the optional parts!”
Here we have CHAPPiE holding the included AKS-74M Rifle!
He somehow looks a lot more robotic once he is equipped with the rifle! (Not that he doesn’t normally look robotic… he’s a robot after all…) Even the gun features weathered paintwork to really bring out the atmosphere of the series! (●´ω｀●)
( ･ㅂ･)و “Pose him doing a gangster greeting!”
Ooh! A fist bump!
This is how American gangsters greet! (I think!)
I really wanted to do a fist bump pose for some reason, and kadoo-san was kind enough to comply! Obviously I didn’t fist bump hard!! ★
By the way, it is not featured in this review, but CHAPPie comes with interchangeable parts to change the expression of his eyes!! Take a look at the product page to see more epic action poses!
I want to pose him as human-like as possible! ♪
By the way, CHAPPiE has a rather thin and delicate looking body, but make no mistake – it is very durable and also stands with great stability. Each of the fingers is also articulated for all sorts of different nuances and pose options! ヽ(ﾟ◇ﾟ )ﾉ
The joints in his hips also allow you to change his posture in all sorts of ways, allowing for some very human-like poses! I can’t wait to see all the poses that fans will come up with for him!
It’s your turn to help CHAPPiE grow into a great robot!
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I personally really enjoyed the movie and would highly recommend it! But did you know that ‘Ninja’ who played the role of a ninja in the movie in fact has the GSC logo on his flank?!
I have to admit I didn’t manage to notice it on screen, but for those of you who are still planning to go see the movie, be sure to keep a look out for the Good Smile!!
★ CHAPPiE Official Site
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（ ・∀・） .｡oO（District 9 was also great!!）
(（ ・∀・） .｡oO（I need to see Elysium some time!!）
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