Mezco Toyz Gets Scary With One: 12 Collective Morbius FigureJose Lopez
Odds are that if you weren’t reading The Amazing Spider-Man in the 1970s or weren’t a fan of Marvel Comics during the 1990s, you have no idea who Morbius the Living Vampire is. While that seems destined to change thanks to the new Sony film on the horizon, where the titular anti-hero will be played by Jared Leto, the sad fact is the movie has been delayed. This leaves generating excitement about Morbius up to the talented toymakers over at Mezco Toyz, who have just announced that pre-orders are live for their own take on the character.
I have no doubt that we’ll see plenty of takes on movie Morbius eventually, so its nice to see that Mezco has decided to usher the vampire hero into their One: 12 Collective line sporting his comic book look. While the company does love to add their own twist to most of their comic book iterations of characters, they’ve dialed that back significantly here and it works.
If there’s one thing Mezco often gets right, its monsters, so I’m not surprised in the least that this release looks sculpted and painted to perfection. The three portraits that are to be included all capture Morbius just right, each showing a different, frightening side of the character.
As if that wasn’t enough, Mezco has loaded him with plenty of fun accessories that highlight the scientific aspect of his vampirism, like a mobile lab that comes with plenty of removable extras and a light-up function. The fun factor is high here and I can’t wait to get this figure in hand.
The Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective – Morbius Action Figure is available for pre-order now and is slated to be released Q4, 2021.
“Morbius wears a fitted bodysuit with a winged cape and features three head portraits, capturing varying degrees of his grisly nature.
The Nobel Prize-winning biochemist comes complete with a multilayer mobile science lab with a light-up function. The removable top layer holds science equipment such as a foldable microscope, handheld hematology analyzer, and removable test tube and beaker, while the bottom layer conceals weapons such as a dagger, customized handgun, and hammer.
While attempting an experimental treatment involving vampire bat DNA and electroshock therapy, Dr. Michael Morbius turns himself into a pseudo-vampire in an effort to cure his rare blood disease. As a result, he develops superhuman powers including enhanced agility, strength, and stamina. With an insatiable lust for human blood, the nightmarish vigilante finds himself torn between his human and monstrous natures.”