A full-size ABC Warrior Robot with animatronic, remote control head from Danny Cannon's 1995 comic-book adaptation Judge Dredd.
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), the most famous Judge, is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.
Discovered in the possession of the arms dealer Geiger (Ian Dury) by the recently escaped Rico (Armand Assante), the ABC Warrior was programmed to follow only Rico's commands, and was used to devastating effect in his war against the Judges.
The robot features many scuffs and signs of battle damage that screen match it to the scene where Rico used it to threaten Judge Griffin (Jurgen Prochnow), to the moment Rico commanded it to wreak havoc in the streets of Mega-City One. It also screen matches the moment the droid dismembered Judge Griffin, and the final scenes in which it shot Fergie (Rob Schneider) and grabbed Judge Hershey (Diane Lane) by the throat.
ABC Warriors appeared alongside Judge Dredd as a featured series in the British sci-fi anthology comic-book 2000 AD, making its debut in issue 119 in 1979. The leader of the ABC Warriors, Hammerstein, was a running character in previous series Ro-Busters, which first appeared in weekly sci-fi comic magazine Starlord (1978) and again in 2000 AD later the same year. In 1995, series creator Pat Mills wrote a story for Judge Dredd entitled ‘Hammerstein’. The re-emergence of the character in the Dredd universe sparked the idea for the addition of the unnamed ABC Warrior in the movie adaptation, using a design similar to the Hammerstein character.
The full-size ABC Warrior was engineered by a team consisting of Mike Dunleavy, Robert Malos, Brian Morrison, Paul Taylor, Robbie Scott, Peter White and Joss Williams. It has a manoeuvrable metal internal structure surrounded by cables, rubber and metal tubing. Fibreglass armour plating covers the robot's frame, creating its menacing appearance. The armour, hands, head and feet have been painted with a metallic grey undercoat and a rust-coloured top coat, allowing the top coat to be scratched away to reveal metallic grey beneath, giving the impression of battle damage and age. The robot's neck, eyes and jaw are manipulated using a remote control, which features a handwritten label reading ‘Dread Neck’, and the eyes light up orange, changing to red when it's in ‘War Mode’. The controller comes with charging cables.
The robot is presented in an imposing stance, secured on a stand. It shows minor wear from production use and aging, displaying signs of slight internal rust, repaired components on the hands and sympathetic restoration over the years since the production. Overall it remains in an excellent condition.
Materials: Ferrous Metals, Plastic, Resin, Rubber.
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Item size - 55.12" x 55.12" x 82.68" (140cm x 140cm x 210cm)
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