Standing a foot tall and designed and sculpted with all the skill and attention to detail you’ve come to expect from Hot Toys, the new Arnold Schwarzenegger T-800 Terminator figure is one made for the true fans. You’ll definitely want to snag this one if you’re a fan of the original films. The detail on the face is truly incredible and amazingly lifelike, capturing the former Governator as he once was. Truly needs to be seen to be believed!

Naturally, as with every high-quality figure yet released by these guys, there are a ton of features and accessories for you to check out:

* Authentic likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger as T800 in the movie The Terminator
* Stands approximately 30cm tall
* Muscular body with over 30 points of articulations
* Dark brown hair sculpture
* Hand-painted, movie accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
* Additional interchangeable battle damaged head
* Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including:
* One (1) pair of relaxed palms
* One (1) pair of gloved fists
* One (1) pair for holding gun
* One (1) damaged right arm
* One (1) dark grey jacket with metal chain on left shoulder
* One (1) black patterned under vest
* One (1) pair of khaki pants
* One (1) pair of black boots with chain on left side
* One (1) long slide pistol
* One (1) machine gun
* One (1) long shot gun
* One (1) medical tongs
* One (1) scalpel
* Four (4) pairs of medical scissors
* Figure stand with T-800 nameplate and The Terminator movie logo

Schwarzenegger wants to be U.S. President

Schwarzenegger wants to be president

The Canadian Press

CALGARY — Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger largely stayed away from politics during his first public speech since leaving office, but he did acknowledge that he would have liked to run for president if the American Constitution had allowed it.

Schwarzenegger recently completed the maximum two terms allowed state leaders in the United States, but can’t run for the country’s top job because he wasn’t born in the U.S.

He told more than 2,000 people who paid $400 to hear him speak in Calgary on Tuesday that the constitutional stricture saw his longtime publicist on the phone with him even before he stepped down.

“You have nothing to do after you retire from the governorship, she said. I am going to book you some speeches,” he joked.

The Austrian-born bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-politician admitted during a question-and-answer session with a moderator that he feels the presidential provision is outdated.

“It’s too late for me because of how long it would take, but I think the constitution should be changed.”

Schwarzenegger, a fit 63, clearly answered “yes” when asked: “Would you run if you could?”

He also lamented the fact that a president can only serve for two terms no matter how good a job he has done.

Schwarzenegger was also asked about Alberta’s oilsands. He replied that he would like to have an opportunity to tour them — much as several high-profile Americans have done, including three senators and blockbuster Hollywood director James Cameron.

“I love to explore different areas and things I don’t know about, and that’s one area I don’t know much about,” he said.

He did express a desire to see the United States less reliant on foreign oil, especially from the Middle East, saying “it doesn’t make any sense to rely on people who hate us.”

Schwarzenegger said previous presidents have suggested that it would be a security risk if the United States relied on foreign oil more than 20 per cent. That figure right now, he said, is 60 per cent.

Under Schwarzenegger’s watch, California enacted the strictest climate-related regulations in the U.S., including renewable energy mandates for utilities, tighter fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles and low-carbon fuel standards. His legislation was often suggested as a model for Canadian jurisdictions.

But he stuck mainly to a motivational script during his official 40-minute speech, telling the audience not to be afraid to work hard or take chances because “if you are afraid to fail you are a girly man.”

It’s an expression first coined in a “Saturday Night Live” skit parodying Schwarzenegger and repeated by him in a speech in 2004 aimed at pressuring the state legislature to pass his budget.

He also joked that he has something over other high-profile politicians who have come to speak in Canada — he is the only one to have appeared naked in a movie and is the only one who can say he “has slept with a Kennedy.”

He is married to Maria Shriver, whose mother was a Kennedy.

“I do have one thing in common with Bill Clinton,” said Schwarzenegger, a moderate Republican. “I also get bossed around by a Democratic woman.”

The former governor, who was named Mr. Universe when he was 20, said he was lucky that he ignored all the naysayers who made fun of his accent and oversized body when he was trying to become an actor.

He would go on to appear in a series of blockbusters including the “Terminator” series, “Conan the Barbarian,” “Total Recall” and other action movies.

“I spent my time in acting classes, speech classes, accent-removing classes, walking up and down the street repeating, ‘Fine wine grows on a vine.’

“All of a sudden I started getting movie parts. All the things they said were an obstacle became an asset.”

T-800 Terminator 2 Action Figure

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Figures – SERIES 3

Over at CmdStore.com, you can now check out our Terminator Trilogy figure collection from McFarlane (and Neca!)! We’ve got a new series of Terminator 2: Judgment Day figures available and ready to ship!

This is the 3rd series of T-2 figures Mc Farlane has released and features four figures that are sure to please fans of the film who can’t get enough of the variations on both Arnie’s T-800 and the liquid metal monster that is T-1000. Available as a set or as individual figures, each one is about 6 inches tall and features the highly-detailed sculpting and design that are McFarlane’s signature. Take a look!

T-800 Battle Across Time

T-800 Steel Mill

T-1000 Galleria Mall

T-1000 Pescadero Hospital

Set of all Four figures

Now, it’s all well and good to sit back and remember the good old days of Terminator, but it seems that most are not content with what recent years have to offer and are looking for more. Specifically, a recent poll has indicated that fans want to see more Arnold Schwarzenegger! Here’s the story from The Coventry Telegraph:

WITH California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in action movie The Expendables in August and leaving office in January, fans are eagerly anticipating the actor’s return to the big screen.

Among his iconic previous roles was Conan, now being relaunched with Jason Momoa playing the barbarian, and as Major Dutch Schaeffer in 1987’s Predator. A new film in that franchise – Predators, starring Adrien Brody – is out in cinemas today.

To coincide with the release of Predators, MovieTickets.com asked filmgoers which role they would like the original star of Predator to reprise when he leaves office.

More than 30,000 fans weighed in, and 39 percent want to see Arnold, now 62, back at the box office as the Terminator.

The rights to the sci-fi series were bought by Santa Barbara-based hedge fund Pacificor for $29.5million in February.

Later that month, Willian Wisher, who scripted the first two films, revealed he had put together story outlines for a fifth and sixth film and had written in Schwarzenegger’s return in the sixth movie.

These are tentative story ideas by Wisher, who was publicising them in the hope of being hired as the screenwriter for future Terminator instalments.

Here are the poll results in full:

Which role do you want to see Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the original Predator, re-visit when he leaves office?

A) Terminator (The Terminator series) – 39%

B) Harry Tasker (True Lies) – 37%

C) Detective John Kimble (Kindergarten Cop) – 16%

D) Jack Slater (Last Action Hero) – 4%

E) Julius Benedict (Twins) – 4%

Total votes: 30,389

Hot Toys and Sideshow’s T-1000 as Sarah Conner figure

Hey, it’s Sarah Conner! Or…is it? This Hot Toys and Sideshow collaboration makes it a tough question to answer until you take a look at the accessories (and we will in just a minute). Looking every bit like Sarah, the T-1000 puts on a pretty good poker face in this figure and passes perfectly. But, of course, it’s tougher to keep that poker face when somebody goes and puts a bullet through your shape-shifting head (included!). It’s a figure made as an Asian exclusive by Hot Toys, but they were awesome enough to let Sideshow import a bunch to North America and Terminator fans should be pleased. Here’s a look at what this great new item is boasting…

* Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor disguised by T-1000 in the movie Terminator 2
* Newly sculpted head with movie-accurate facial expression, detailed wrinkles and skin texture
* Real fabric hair implantation in blonde long straight hair style
* Muscular rubber arm enhancing her forcefulness
* Detachable magnetic bullet holes at waist and on the back
* Approximately 28 cm tall
* 28 points of articulations
* Two pairs of interchangeable palms (one pair of relaxed palms; one pair for holding guns)
* Two extra right palms (one for holding knife and one for cigarette)
* Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
* Enhanced tactical load bearing vest with four magazine pouches
* Tank top
* Pants with tactical belt and pouches
* Combat Boots
* Another pair of metalic boots melted and attached to figure stand
* Wristband
* Cigarette
* Bonus accessory: additional metal-like T-1000 bullet damaged head
* Shotgun with folding stock
* Pistol
* Combat knife with leather-like sheath
* Newly developed and specially designed square-shaped figure stand with four extra triangles, which can be attached to the four sides of square to build a larger stand OR the four triangles can be put together to form another square-shaped stand OR the four triangles can be put together to form another square-shaped stand!

And if that’s not enough, be sure to check out our complete Terminator collection by Sideshow and Hot Toys!

Terminator 2’s T-800 from Sideshow

Arnold Schwarzenegger created an iconic character in James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which itself was a great triumph. It was a breakthrough film in terms of special effects and technology and paved the way for so many of the CG-rich movies we have today. In honour of all it did and to commemorate the Terminator before he became the Governator, Sideshow has released a brilliant 12-inch figure that fans of the film are sure to love.

Because it’s Sideshow, you can expect the T-800 to not only be striking, brilliantly sculpted and an excellent piece of movie memorabilia, but to come with a ton of accessories that round it out. Here’s the list:

* Newly developed rubber upper body with PVC material limbs and over 30 points of articulation
* Two pairs of interchangeable hands
* One pair of interchangeable endoskeleton forearms
* Figure base with T-800 nameplate and ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ movie logo
* Gun
* Detailed costume including black faux-leather jacket and belt with buckle, jeans, grey T-shirt and black boots
* Gold rose box with 6 red roses
* Sunglasses

Sideshow and Hot Toys: Terminator T-600 Figure

The T-600 Sideshow Exclusive Terminator figure (Martin Laing edition) has just been added to our inventory over at CmdStore’s Terminator Section (see general Terminator section here). Here’s a look and the official writeup!

Under special distribution arrangement with Hong Kong toymaker Hot Toys, DC Direct is proud to offer this 1:6 scale figure of the Martin Laing Signature Edition T-600 endoskeleton killing machine – complete with the severed heads of two T-700 machines at its feet!

This T-600 version was inspired by the original T-600 concept art created by production designer and artist Martin Laing, featuring a variant machine gun design and bullet container. This edition, complete with an exclusive base featuring two light-up T-700 heads, was designed by Hot Toys especially for DC Direct.

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington), a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

• Stands approximately 14 inches tall
• Over 25 points of articulations, plus completely articulated fingers
• T-600 eyes light- up! Button cell battery operated/battery included
• Accessories includes Gatling gun ammo pack based on the conceptual artwork created by Martin Laing
• Figure base with nameplate
• T-700 heads on base light-up
Button cell battery operated/battery included

Terminator: Pescadero Escape

The Pescadero Escape Terminator Figure from NECA is the latest addition to an awesome collection of Terminator Trilogy Toys from NECA, McFarlane and Sideshow. Sporting a look that should be very familiar to fans of the franchise, this is a brilliant, 12-inch figure that bridges the gap between collector quality and a budget-conscious I-might-actually-play-with-this item. Like most NECA figures, Arnold here doesn’t feature a great deal of articulation, but what he lacks in movement, he makes up by featuring a level of detail and a likeness that’s sure to impress.