Gort and Klaatu no helmet   Gort and Klaatu packaging

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One of the coolest props I’ve seen in person was the original Gort from the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still, when it was on display at Planet Hollywood.  Tall and menacing in his simplicity, he’s a member of that golden age of iconic robots, right up there with Robby from Forbidden Planet and B9 (or just “Robot”) from Lost in Space.  Now you can have your own Gort, along with his humanoid companion Klaatu.

Gort and Klaatu will be turned into 1970s-style action figures courtesy of the toy company Amok Time, adding to the incredible barrage of Kenner-style retro toys hitting the store shelves this year, many the first action figures ever created for their TV series or films.  So far we’ve seen the release of Alien, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Rocketeer, but dozens more are coming this summer.  If you missed the previews of these earlier at borg.com, check them all out here (Alien figures), here (Six Million Dollar Man figures), and all the rest here, and here.

Gort and Klaatu figure bubble with extra head    Gort and Klaatu card back

The new two-pack will include Gort with five points of articulation and Klaatu with seven points of articulation and a swappable head and helmet.  It doesn’t look like Klaatu will have his silver spiked prop.  Scheduled for release in October, you can pre-order your Gort and Klaatu now from Entertainment Earth here.

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