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 Stealth Drops New Pre-Order for Spider-Man Stealth Suit Figure!

I did not see Night Monkey coming. After Mezco did a surprise reveal of the One: 12 Collective Far From Home Upgraded Suit Spider-Man during San Diego Comic-Con last year, I just assumed that a Stealth Suit pre-order would follow closely behind. However, as summer became fall and fall became Winter, my confidence faded bit by bit. By the time we reached Thanksgiving, NYCC in the rearview mirror, I was instead convinced of the opposite opinion, in no way expecting a Stealth Suit to materialize at all. Well, Mezco fooled us all. They waited until just a month or two before their...

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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective, Part II: Exclusives

As many collectors know, getting on the Mezco train can be a sometimes-infuriating experience. For every euphoric successful purchase of a surprise Mezco Exclusive, there’s a horrible disappointment waiting around the corner, most likely due to issues beyond collectors’ control. While collecting toys could and should always be fun, there is always a dark side that exists when you venture into the sub-category of high-end, sometimes exclusive collectibles. Mezco Toyz, as popular as they are, fall into this category pretty often. At the end of the day, it’s just good business for them. Difficult to obtain = Must Have....

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