Iron Studios Magneto – X-Men Vs. Sentinel Series BDS 1:10 Art Scale Statue Review

In The Beginning You can’t have an X-Men line of collectibles without Magneto. This is an inarguable truth, whether you’re discussing statues, action figures, LEGO sets or whatever format the X-Men franchise has gotten their ever-popular paws into. The Master of Magnetism is the X-Men’s greatest frenemy and is as much a part of the core idea as his opposite, Professor X. So it was a given that we’d get a Magneto piece in Iron Studios’ 1:10th scale X-Men Versus Sentinel Battle Diorama Series. While Magneto is also included in the larger X-Men Vs. Sentinel Diorama #2 release, alongside the likes...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Conan Figure Review

In The Beginning I’ll say this for Mezco Toyz. When the company is a fan of a property, whether or not that property is currently popular, they go all in. For earlier examples, take a look at their recent Nosferatu or Popeye figures. You’d be lucky to find any other toy companies producing product based on those characters, but Mezco did them and knocked them out of the park. This is all to say that when they announced a Conan figure, particularly one based off of Frank Frazetta’s artwork, I wasn’t surprised. I also wasn’t shocked when collectors responded to the...

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Iron Studios X-Men Vs. Sentinel BDS 1:10 Art Scale Statue #1 Review

In the Beginning At it’s core, the X-Men has always been about the plight of mutants to survive an increasingly bleak battle against the regular human race. In order to even the playing ground, the humans created mutant-hunting machines that could do their fighting for them. Cue the iconic Sentinels, giant robots that have been around nearly as long as the X-Men comic book series itself. Of all the enemies that the mutant heroes have faced, the Sentinels represent the ultimate threat that the X-Men were created to withstand: extermination.  Brazilian-based Iron Studios has been chugging along at their X-Men Vs. Sentinel...

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Iron Studios X-Men Vs. Sentinel Battle Diorama Series – Mystique Review

In The Beginning We’ve arrived at the final flashback review for the Iron Studios X-Men Vs. Sentinel Battle Diorama Series. The 1/10th scale statue line has been quite well-received since its inception. It did, unfortunately, suffer a long pause due to the worldwide pandemic and its effects on production and shipping. Now that the line is beginning to see releases again, we’re taking a look back at the first three installments of the series. We’ve covered the good guys with both Professor X and Cable, but now its time to check in with the bad guys. Today we’re taking a look...

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Iron Studios X-Men Battle Diorama Series – Professor X Review

In The Beginning Brazilian-based manufacturer Iron Studios has been making a name for themselves in the last few years with their statues, particularly in the 1/10th scale. One of their biggest lines, which is just starting to rev up, is their X-Men Vs. Sentinel Battle Diorama series, based on the 1990s era X-Men comic books and cartoon. Built around three large centerpiece dioramas, showcasing different members of the X-Men battling both the robotic Sentinels as well as some mutant villains, the line has grown to include proximity pieces as well. These proximity pieces consist of a single character, whether hero or...

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Iron Studios X-Men Battle Diorama Series – Cable Review

In The Beginning In the last review of the X-Men Vs. Sentinel Battle Diorama Series, I wrote about how Iron Studios was making a big mark in the 1/10th scale statue market. While they’ve been impressing collectors everywhere with their Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse series of statues, its the X-Men series that I’m most looking forward to. The Sentinel #1 Battle Diorama has just started hitting the United States, as have several of the proximity pieces like Pyro, Colossus and Gambit.  We covered the X-Men founder, Professor X, last time. Today, we’re going to concentrate on the next generation...

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Mezco One: 12 Collective Stealth Suit Spider-Man Figure Review

In The Beginning Mezco Toyz has produced a few Spider-Man figures in their One:12 Collective line since its inception, mostly based on the iteration present in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While their first three Spidey releases were comic book-based, the following three were all recreations of the wall-crawler from both the Spider-Man: Homecoming film and Spider-Man: Far From Home. This latest entry also hails from the latter film, giving us Peter Parker garbed in his S.H.I.E.L.D.-issued Stealth suit.  Packaging As is standard with their Previews Exclusive releases, Mezco packaged Spider-Man in one of their tin containers. Signaling what you’ll find inside, the tin...

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Mezco One:12 Collective Gambit Figure Review

In The Beginning I’m an X-Men fan, so Mezco Toyz’s announcement last year that they would be adding another X-Man to the One:12 Collective line with this Gambit figure was received very favorably by yours truly. Nothing makes me happier than being able to add Remy LeBeau to the shelf beside teammates like Cyclops, Wolverine and Cable. Gambit is one of those characters that some people love but others think is undeservedly popular. While I can see both points of view, I’d bet good money that even the naysayers would love what Mezco has done with this release. Packaging The usual Mezco Toyz...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Gomez Clan Of The Golden Dragon Edition Review

IN THE BEGINNING Another Mezco Direct Exclusive equals another Gomez action figure, which is no surprise, really. While Mezco has ramped up the amount of exclusives they’ve been offering this past year, a fair number of them have been Gomez-related so another take on their popular mascot isn’t too groundbreaking. What is unexpected is that this release is actually something fans have been clamoring for since the debut of last year’s Asian exclusive “Shadow Assassin” Gomez figures: a U.S. release variant of those ninja-themed roaches. The cherry on top is that, not only is this Clan of the Golden Dragons Gomez...

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Mezco One: 12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight Review

IN THE BEGINNING Mezco Toyz finally gives us their take on an older, grizzled Dark Knight with this Batman: Supreme Knight action figure. Revealed for pre-order almost exactly a year ago, this figure will receive at least one variant with the Previews Exclusive version releasing at a later date. However, we’re here to take a look at this standard release. Spoiler warning: It’s awesome. BACKGROUND Mezco Toyz never gets tired of Batman. Their One:12 Collective line is loaded with variations of the character, and while, yes, it can feel tiresome at times, you have to admit that they always do a stellar job....

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