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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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Previews Exclusive Cyclops Review

I didn’t get around to picking up Mezco’s regular release of Cyclops, though I still plan to. While I really dig that one’s 1990s inspired outfit, I knew I needed this Previews Exclusive version once I saw it. The best X-Men stories were from the 1980s, and this figure screams that era of Cyclops’ adventures. Let’s dig in.  Background Scott Summers has worn several outfits over the last fifty+ years. Some have been iconic and some have been forgettable. (Anyone remember Cyke’s Basilisk costume from the Age of X comics? No? Exactly.) While I grew up on with Scott Summers not...

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Hot Toys Spider-Man: Far From Home – Movie Promo Edition Review MMS 535

When the original release of the Hot Toys Tech Suit dropped in both regular and a deluxe version, no one could guess that it would sell out or rise in price so quickly in the aftermarket.  The Spider-Man: Homecoming releases were exceptionally done, but if you skipped them or weren’t collecting at the time, the odds of grabbing one for a reasonable price were slim to none. Luckily, when the sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home was released, Spider-Man wore his Tech Suit in several scenes. This allowed Hot Toys to re-release the figure (with some slight improvements) as a Sideshow...

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Hot Toys VGM 32 Spider-Man (Spider-Punk Suit) Sixth Scale Figure Review

While the Spider-Punk Suit wouldn’t have been my personal first (or second or third) choice for a Spider-Man variant, I was still eager to check out the figure when Hot Toys announced him. The bonkers aspect of a Spider-Man with a Punk Rock aesthetic is definitely intriguing and a lot of fun, so I was not immune to the appeal. Hot Toys has been releasing plenty of Spider-Man iterations based on the PS4 Exclusive Spider-Man video game. Considering how much I love both the game and the character, no amount of trepidation about the costume choice was going to keep me...

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Hot Toys Spider-Man (Scarlet Spider Suit) Sixth Scale Figure VGM34 Review

It may seem hyperbolic to say that Insomniac Games’ PS4 exclusive Spider-Man (2018) video game is one of the best multimedia representations of the wall crawler to date, truly capturing the spirit of the comic book. It might seem that way, but it well and truly is.  So when the game doubled-down on the enjoyment I was having by also allowing me to swap between the many outfits that Spider-Man has worn in his decades-long career, I was understandably pleased. When Hot Toys announced that they would be making figures of those various suits, most notably the Scarlet Spider?! I needed it RIGHT...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Sovereign Knight Batman Review

With the release of the Sovereign Knight One:12 Collective Figure, Mezco marks the middle chapter of their own Batman “trilogy”; a unique take on the Caped Crusader that began with their Ascending Knight iteration, which was heavily inspired by the work of Bill Finger, and which will conclude with the recently solicited Supreme Knight, which borrows much from the works of Frank Miller. This figure, representing Batman at the apex of his crusade, borrows from multiple sources, such as the work of Jim Lee and Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham video games. The resulting look is something I’m not sure...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Green Lantern John Stewart Review

When Mezco Toyz announced a Green Lantern would be joining the One:12 Collective line, I was slightly surprised that they went with John Stewart at the time. Hal Jordan was the more obvious choice, I thought. (They'd end up soliciting him as a Previews Exclusive release soon after John, anyway.) Then I remembered John's starring role as the resident Green Lantern of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon and it all clicked for me. For a recent generation of fans, John is their Green Lantern. He was just as obvious a choice as Hal; it just depends on when you became...

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Toys Era The Parasitic 1:6 Scale Diorama Statue Review

Most readers might not know this as of yet (it will become painfully obvious, I’m sure), but I am a huge Spider-Man fan. If something has to do with the ol’ Webhead, the odds of me buying said thing rises about 1000%. That said, I was not a fan of the 2018 Venom film. Look, Tom Hardy is a fine actor and I’m sure everyone tried their best, but it didn’t tickle me the way it obviously did others who watched it. So, I had no interest in grabbing the full “Luxury Edition” release of The Parasitic when Toys Era announced...

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WOO! Toys Comics Legend (Stan Lee) 1:6 Scale Figure Review

WOO! Toys Comics Legend Stan Lee 1:6 Scale Figure unboxed and in a nice dynamic pose to show off the flexibility of the figure When Hot Toys first announced their first Stan Lee Sixth Scale figure back in 2015, I foolishly passed. I'm sure that I had a solid reason for my decision back then, but as time went on, I regretted it more and more. When Stan passed away, the inevitable happened and that figure spiked in price on the aftermarket, effectively ending any chance I had of owning him. So when newcomer WOO! Toys put their third party...

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