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Klaatu Barada Action Figure

Posted by Patrick Sauriol on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Even when Hollywood decides to remake a classic movie for contemporary audiences the filmmakers know that some things can't be fooled around with.

That's precisely what happened with the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still and its version of Gort, the robotic protector of Klaatu who comes to our planet to warn us to change our ways. While 57 years separate the original TDTESS and the remake, there is very little difference between the classic version of Gort and the 2008 version.

The peeps at Sideshow Toys know this fact too, which is why their new Gort action figure embodies the original 1951 look of the classic character. Standing 16-inches tall and with six points of articulation, the Gort fig will also ship in retro style packaging to give it that 1950s vibe. And if you can't stand to remove your Gort from his packaging he comes in a window box so you can proudly display him in your collection while also keeping that window open for future eBay-ing.

The PVC figure ships next month and retails on Sideshow's website for $74.99.

-Sideshow Collectibles.
Constantine
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Posted: 12 years 50 weeks ago

Nice. Now I can have my Gort figure tear the head off my Neo figure!

Already plotting revenge...
mrbear
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Posted: 12 years 50 weeks ago

yay for Gort mayhem!

i must have this collectable