We didn’t realize it then, but the summer of 1987 was an all-timer, at least at the movies. Over three hot months, Hollywood released several films we still hold near and dear to our hearts today, whether we consider them timeless classics or beloved shlock.
Scott Park’s art is always notable for its careful indexing of everything you could ever want to see of a given subject. Want to see pop culture’s most famous cars in Mad Max’s world? The badass women of film? How about every Star Wars vehicle, to scale? Well now, Park has illustrated all the moments that make RoboCop.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the coolest toys we’ve seen all week. Although shiny San Diego Comic-Con exclusives might have already taken up most of this week’s toy news, there’s still a few more ways the world of action figures can drain your wallet.
The talented filmmakers—or should that be, remakers— at Ghostlight recently reshot the 1987 Paul Verhoeven masterpiece, RoboCop. But since they didn’t have a million dollar Hollywood budget, they had to build all of the film’s props and practical effects themselves, including this impressive ED-209 costume.
Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 film RoboCop gets better and better with age. The social commentary, the intentionally excessive violence, the humor, the character design, everything is just perfect. And if you don’t already celebrate the film on your walls, we’ve got just the thing.
People talk all the time about whether science fiction accurately predicted the technology and science of the 21st century—but what about crime? It turns out, science fiction is great at predicting (or inspiring) some truly odd crimes. Here are five real-life crimes that happened first in science fiction!
The Singularity is coming soon! Artificial intelligences will reinvent everything, and there will be unlimited rice pudding. Except, of course, that when we imagine artificial intelligences in fiction, they’re often not that smart. Case in point? These 10 ridiculously dumb artificial intelligences.
Two of film’s greatest robotic leading men have finally been mashed up into this wonderful prototype figure that Neca teased on its Twitter feed last night. But supposedly it’s not just the company’s designers messing around, Neca might actually produce the figure in 2016.
RoboCop’s primary responsibility is to protect and serve—and do a lot of killing bad guys during the aforementioned protecting/serving. This little RoboCop toy? His primary responsibility is looking like the most adorable little cyborg law enforcement officer he could possibly be.
Neither Robocop nor the Terminator is known for being particularly eloquent but, on the Internet, that changes.
A truly great work of art can win you over even if you're seeing it under horrible conditions. But some conditions are so horrible, they push the limits of your ability to see a work's qualities. You have a migraine. There are screaming kids. It's the in-flight movie on a crashing plane. What's the worst conditions…
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science…
ThreeZero are continuing their line of figures based on this year's Robocop reboot, and the Robocop 2.0 design will soon be joined by the shiny new ED-209 from the movie. Regardless of how you felt about Robocop, hooray for pretty robot toys!
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
Ah, the heady days of 2013. Remember when everyone started freaking out that the new Robocop reboot's sleek black armour was a change too far? Even when the movie turned out surprisingly good, it was still a point of contention. But now Robocop's latest look is joining ThreeZero's line of gorgeous 1:6 scale figures.
Part cop. Part time travelling human killing machine. 100% ridiculously brilliant.
Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW!
It's rare that a remake of a movie lives up to the original, and the recent RoboCop reboot was definitely no exception. What it did have going for it was some awesome robot designs, and while we're still partial to Peter Weller's RoboCop, the 2014 version still translates to an impressive 12-inch figure courtesy of…