Sideshow 1:1 Scale Terminator2 T-800 Endoskull Bust
My mom absolutely hates this collectible. Which goes to show just how effective (legendary effects guru) Stan Winston’s iconic design really is. Sideshow Collectibles did an amazing job with this piece. Made from polystone and metal, the life-size bust has a very imposing presence. It ably conveys the menace of the Terminator, though this being from T2, the T-800 is actually a good guy. The details are extremely faithful to the original Winston blueprints, right down to the gap in the two front teeth, a unique physical attribute of Arnold Schwarzenegger. There were 2 versions produced, one with a flawlessly shiny chrome finish, and the one I got is called the combat version, which has a weathered, gritty finish.
Sideshow has also provided the Terminator’s CPU chip, as seen in the extended edition of the film. A circular cover hides the access port to the chip, which is attached to a “shock-damping assembly” via magnets. This is a pretty nifty feature, even though it’ll hardly be seen.
The Endoskull bust is one of my favourite collectibles, and never fails to elicit dramatic responses—both good and bad—from guests to my home.