Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Silent Screamers: Nosferatu Review

In The Beginning It’s probably not a huge stretch to argue that the fandoms of silent films and action figures don’t often cross paths. I’m sure there are those that are connoisseurs of both, but they’re likely the minority. So when Mezco Toyz announced that the latest exclusive entry in their One:12 Collective line was going to be based on the classic horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, I was a bit surprised, to say the least. Mezco Toyz is no stranger to horror, however, and this Nosferatu figure is a reminder to collectors that they can be experts...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Mezco Direct Exclusive Blade Review

Introduction When Mezco Toyz released their standard Blade figure last year, fans loved it so much that many placed it on their “Best of 2019” lists. Garbed in the more 1990s-esque-leather trench coat and leather pants look, that iteration took inspiration from both the comic books of the time and the Wesley Snipes-starring films.  Mezco is no stranger to variants in their One:12 Collective line, so it was only a matter of time before we saw another Blade pop up. (There was a Toy Fair Exclusive variant given away to the press as well, but I’m sticking to versions the average...

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Toys Box 1/6 Scale Circular Hall of Armor Review

IN THE BEGINNING Sixth Scale accessories can be an odd animal to get right. They obviously have to be big enough to accommodate the larger scale figures that companies like Hot Toys or Toys Era produce. However, they also have to be cost-effective in a way that makes them attractive to a customer price-wise while also worth it to produce from a company’s perspective.  I’m not sure how they did it, but Third Party manufacturer Toys Box, maker of many popular 1/6 scale accessories, have given collectors an exceptional and reasonably-priced Hall of Armor. Not only is this thing big enough...

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Young Rich Toys 1/6 Scale Miles Morales Review

IN THE BEGINNING There has been much said about the lack of merchandise, specifically in the action figure market, based on the award-winning 2018 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse film. While that is certainly not as true now as it was directly after the film’s release, there is certainly still a reasonably-sized void to be filled. Major manufacturers such as Hot Toys and Good Smile Company have already solicited pre-orders for figures based on the characters from the movie, but none have actually released any. As is often the case, it has been left to the Third Party companies out there...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Spider-Man: Far From Home – Deluxe Edition Review

Introduction It’s fairly common for Mezco Toyz, amongst other companies, to reveal new figures during conventions and trade shows. What is out of the ordinary, specifically for Mezco, is to premiere that new figure and simultaneously place it up for pre-order on their website, which is exactly what happened with this Spider-Man. During last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans were surprised by the reveal of this new figure on the floor on a Friday morning, only to find that they could secure one pretty much immediately. Not only was the reveal unexpected, but the fact that this was a Mezco...

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Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective Moon Knight Review

Introduction Mezco Toyz loves to do variant versions of their figures in the One: Collective 12 line. After all, why sell one version of a character when you can sell two or three? Usually, the variant is released after the regular edition, but with this Moon Knight figure, it didn’t quite happen that way. While the one we’re discussing today is the character in his classic all-white outfit, there was an earlier release with his more modern, black and white costume, labeled the “Crescent Edition”. Having been released during San Diego Comic-Con of last year, it had quite the head start....

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Hot Toys PS4 Spider-Man Negative Suit Review

Introduction Hot Toys has been killing it with their sixth scale Spider-Man variants based on the PS4-exclusive video game. The latest entry in the line is the Negative Suit, and despite many collectors’ hesitation about picking up what looked to be a mere “repaint” of the already-released Advanced Suit, I was on board no matter what. Let’s dig in and find out if it silences those naysayers. Background While the Negative Suit is pulled directly from the video game, it does take inspiration from the comics. In an issue of Peter Parker: Spider-Man, our hero found himself traveling to otherworldly Negative Zone...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Aquaman Figure Review

With the introduction of the Jason Momoa Aquaman character in the Justice League film and the subsequent release of the Aquaman solo film, it was no surprise that Mezco Toyz released a figure based on that iteration of the character first. However, fans of the classic version from the comic books still wanted their time in the sun, and the One:12 Collective line has finally delivered. Background Aquaman can’t catch a break. Writer Mort Weisinger and artist Paul Norris rightly figured a superhero that was also an Atlantean king, could breathe underwater, and speak to fish would end up being a massive hit. Instead,...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective – Magneto Review

You can't have more and more X-Men figures in your toy line without a worthy foe to face off with them. Mezco Toyz has obviously realized this fact and finally released the mutants' ultimate baddie, Magneto. We have the sometime antihero here in his regular release, while a Previews Exclusive is set to follow sometime in the next few months. Let's take a look. Background Magneto very likely needs no introduction. Created as a somewhat one-note bad guy for the X-Men to battle and for their mentor, Professor X, to morally debate with, the character has been around since the...

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Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective – Cable Review

Mezco Toyz has quickly expanded the X-Men side of their Marvel Universe offerings these past few months. Just this season alone, we’ve seen Cyclops and Magneto drop, along with the subject of our review today: Cable. Marvel’s resident time-displaced soldier will also soon be getting a Previews Exclusive release, but let’s take a look at the regular version now. Background The short version of Cable’s backstory is that he’s a freedom fighter from the future that has time-traveled back to our time in order to avert his dark fate. The long, painfully convoluted version is that he’s the mutant son of...

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