Mezco One: 12 Collective SDCC 2019 Predictions

This year’s San-Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us. For action figure collectors, that means impatiently waiting for our favorite toy companies to announce what new wares we can expect to spend our hard-earned cash on. Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective line has been knocking the fans dead with their reveals recently, leaving very little doubt that this summer’s unveilings will do any different.  This past February, their Toy Fair showing was fantastic. From heavy hitters like the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman to cult favorites such as Moon Knight and the aliens from the 1988 film “They Live”, the company hit...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Joker: Clown Prince of Crime Edition Review

THE CLOWN PRINCE OF CRIME is the latest Summer release from Mezco Toyz, and the second Joker in the One:12 Collective. This take on the character seems to be influenced by punk and rockabilly styles which is something we don't traditionally see from the character outside of the version of Joker we saw in the film Suicide Squad. Initially I was not a fan of the overall design because of the color and style choices but in hand the figure does look really great. While the figure does not come with a ton of accessories compared to other One:12...

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Hot Toys Spider-Man: Far From Home “Upgraded Suit” Sixth Scale Figure up for Pre-Order!

A new Spider-Man film can mean many things: a great time at the movie theatre, a new installment in the MCU’s overarching storyline, and, of course, a new Hot Toys figure announcement. Much like the previously announced Stealth Suit, the Spider-Man: Far from Home Spider-Man Upgraded Suit Sixth Scale collectible figure will boast several display options for Spidey. This will include a brand-new unmasked portrait based on the likeness of Tom “Peter Parker” Holland and what looks to be a new design for his web-wings.   Another recent alteration to the costume is Spider-Man’s new color scheme. Harkening back to the original...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Diabolik Review

DIABOLIK is the titular character of a popular Italian comic book series created in 1962 by sisters Angela and Luciana Giussani . I admit, I was unfamiliar with the character before Mezco Toyz brought him into the One:12 Collective. After doing some research and spending time with the figure, I can now understand why Diabolik gained so much popularity. A master thief who typically steals from criminals for his own benefit, Diabolik uses various gadgets and weapons to assist in his heists. For Mezco Toyz, Diabolik is an atypical foray into the world of pulp, and I hope they...

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Hot Toys announces New “Stealth Suit” Spider-Man: Far From Home Figure

Is a Spider-Man action figure still a Spider-Man action figure if it doesn’t look anything like, well, Spider-Man? Hot Toys thinks so! They’ve just announced their 1/6 scale “Stealth Suit” Spider-Man, based on Spidey’s sleek new look in the forthcoming Spider-Man: Far from Home film releasing on July 2nd.  Admittedly, the all-black number is a tad underwhelming in the Spider-branding department. I wish some element besides the eyes or web-shooting hands said, “Spider-Man,” but I suppose that would defeat the purpose of the “stealth” factor. Peter can always double as a tactical goon for your Captain America to fight,...

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Marvel Comics – Scarlet Spider Origins

Everything you know about Spider-Man is wrong. At least that’s what Marvel Comics wanted everyone to believe back in 1994 when they re-introduced Spider-Man’s perfect clone, Ben Reilly. Good ol’ Ben had lain dormant since the one-off story that simultaneously introduced and killed him off in Amazing Spider-Man #149 back in 1975. Created by super-baddie The Jackal, Ben laid dormant for nearly twenty years only to be revealed alive and well and having taken on the blatant copyright infringing moniker of the Scarlet Spider. He would eventually be revealed as the one, true Peter Parker, NOT the clone and...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Daredevil – Vigilante Edition Review

The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is my favorite Marvel character. Netflix’s Daredevil is proof of how engaging these comics and characters can be. I was very excited when Mezco Toyz announced that they would be bringing Charlie Cox’s character into its One:12 Collective line. And while there are a lot of things Mezco nailed with this figure, there are also a few unfortunate missteps. Here are my thoughts.. DESIGN: 9/10 This particular look for Daredevil is based off the characters initial costume from Season 1 of the series, which in itself is inspired by Frank Miller’s design. A similar costume is...

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Payment Plans – Now Available via Partial.ly!

Probably the single most requested feature for our website is the addition of payment plans so that collectors like yourself can customize the frequency and amount of their payment(s) towards the latest pre-orders from Hot Toys, Sideshow, Mezco Toyz, XM Studios & any other item available in our extensive catalog. Well today is the day we grant that wish! We are proud to introduce fully customizable Payment Plans via our partner, Partial.ly, that will enable customers to setup and configure a payment plan that is custom tailored to your needs. Customers can setup a payment plan with a set...

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Iron Studios Thanos (Avengers: Endgame) Legacy Replica Statue – Pre-Order Now!

Iron Studios is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the high-end collectibles space with their popular line of 1:4 Scale Legacy Replica Statues and the growing collection of BDS Art 1:10 Scale Statues that include releases from Marvel, DC Comics, X-Men and others. Statue collectors that are looking for movie accurate pieces have little in the way of options with manufacturers like Sideshow Collectibles, XM Studios and Prime 1 Studios typically opting to create statues of characters with a more comic book look than anything. It's nice to see a company stepping up to the plate...

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Plastic vs Diecast: The Evolution of Iron Man Hot Toys

My first Hot Toys figure was the original Iron Man release from the original film back in 2008. At the time, I bought the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark III MMS75 for $160 USD brand new. Fast forward to 2019 and the evolution of Hot Toys Iron Man figures has changed the look, feel and pricing of these figures exponentially. One of the biggest component to this change is the introduction of the use of diecast into the Iron Man figure. But is this new change a gimmick, or something crucial for every figure? Side-by-side comparison of the Hot Toys...

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