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...

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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...

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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...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective John Wick: Chapter 2 Review

IN THE BEGINNING The John Wick films are quite popular, so it was no surprise that fans and collectors were extremely excited when Mezco announced that they’d be producing their own take on Mr. Wick. One of the first licensed properties that Mezco only sold as an exclusive to their store and not at retail, the figure was billed as a Deluxe version, though there was never any Standard version revealed. After several delays, this figure was released to much controversy, most of it concerning the overwhelming disappointment people felt with the final product. I’m going to be one of...

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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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