SKYNET’S ARMY unboxing of Sideshow Collectibles’ “T-800: Combat Veteran” Terminator Life-Size Bust!

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Celebrating the modern science fiction classic, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, Sideshow Collectibles and Stan Winston Studios partnered to create the amazing T-800 Combat Veteran Terminator Life-Size Endoskeleton Bust. This film-accurate 1:1 Scale chrome Endoskull (adorned with battle damage) has been crafted by the very same artists that created the Endoskeleton for the 1991 blockbuster film!  If you’re considering purchasing one of these glorious pieces but want to see more before you commit, Skynet’s Army can help.  We now present to you our official unboxing of the “T-800: Combat Veteran” Terminator Life-Size Bust :

Sideshow Collectibles shipping box:

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A box within a box

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Glossy T2 logo on the top lid of the box.

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It’s bagged for added protection, to help keep the endoskull box in good condition.

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Now let’s take a look at the front of the box.  Notice the “Combat Edition” sticker on the bottom right corner.

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Here is the back of the box, with a synopsis of what you are about to open.

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It’s time to look for the all important “QC Passed” yellow sticker.  It’s a Quality Control sticker indicating someone at Sideshow Collectibles inspected the endoskull for defects before shipping it to you.

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Sideshow protects the entire bust with a styrofoam casing.

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Let’s open up the styrofoam and reveal the endoskull and its accessories.  The CPU chip assembly, even 3 AA batteries have their own separate compartments within the foam.

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Scratch proof protection materials are removed to reveal…

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…even more protection.

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Let’s finally remove the T-800 bust out of it’s box.  Be careful lifting it out, it weighs a whopping 14 lbs!

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It’s beautiful isn’t it?  The bust’s dimensions are 13″ High (330.2mm) x 8″ Wide (203.2mm) and 8″ Deep (203.2mm)*

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Notice the black paint simulating powder burns and shrapnel damage?  The Combat Veteran version of the bust features a weathered paint application.

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Some collector’s who prefer the clean chrome look have found an easy method to remove the battle damage off this T-800 bust.

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Notice the heavy duty ON / OFF flip switch.

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Let’s flip that switch and see what happens.

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The T-800 glowing red eyes reveal it’s been activated.

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A nice added feature is when you turn off the T-800’s eyes, they do not immediately switch off, but fade very slowly (which simulates what you’ve seen in the Terminator films when a T-800 dies.)

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Now let’s take a look on top of this endoskull.

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Before we open the hatch and reveal the CPU chip, let’s look at the base of the bust and check out the battery compartment.

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Now it’s time to pull out the CPU chip.  Let’s switch to a darker, mood lighting as we begin to operate on the T-800.

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The brain chip compartment and assembly is all held together by magnets.  It’s pretty clever.

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And there you have it…  The “T-800 Combat Veteran” Terminator Life-Size Endoskeleton Bust.  We hope you found this unboxing informative.  We’ll be back!

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