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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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