Mezco Toyz Wants You To Chill Out With One:12 Collective Mr. Freeze Figure

Things are about to get pretty cold for the Caped Crusader with pre-orders now live for the new Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective Mr. Freeze action figure. Glimpsed at the Mezco display at both New York Comic-Con and the New York Toy Fair recently, the villain looks mighty imposing. Victor Fries has been a member of Batman's rogues’ gallery for decades, since first appearing in Batman #121 all the way back in 1959. First introduced as Mr. Zero, the character really gained popularity after his origin was revamped in the Batman: The Animated Series television show that aired during the 1990s. Given...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Toy Fair 2020 Roundup

We are early into another year, and that means another Toy Fair is upon us.  While plenty of collectors are still fawning over whatever figures they snagged over the holidays, varied toy companies are ready to present to retailers and press what they have to look forward to. Chief among them (for our purposes, at least) is Mezco Toyz and their One:12 Collective line. Early Saturday morning, Mezco Toyz presented their wares for attendees to see in person and, most importantly, to photograph. Collectors have been waiting impatiently all week for these photos to make their way online, and the time has come....

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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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By Crom, Mezco Toyz Has Welcomed Conan Into The One: 12 Collective!

Mezco Toyz Conan the Barbarian One:12 Collective Figure is available for Pre-Order now @ ToyOrigin.com for $89.99 USD and is slated to drop Quarter 3 of 2020. Enjoy 5% Reward Points (cash back) with your Pre-Order! Most action figure collectors and casual fantasy readers of a certain age immediately think of Arnold Schwarzenegger when they hear the name “Conan”. However, for diehard fans, two names will instead come to mind: the character’s creator, author Robert E. Howard, and famed fantasy artist Frank Frazetta.  Frazetta, in seven paintings of the Cimmerian adventurer, utterly defined the Conan we picture in our mind’s eye,...

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Mezco Announces The New One:12 Collective Popeye and Bluto: Stormy Seas Ahead 2-Pack!

If you had told most collectors that one of the best action figures of 2018 was going to be a Popeye figure, they'd have laughed you out of whatever Facebook group they were trolling in. Despite all odds, though, Mezco gave the One:12 Collective treatment to the old Sailor Man and it was indeed a resounding success. Mixing just the right amounts of artistic interpretation and real-world aesthetic gave their Popeye figure a winning recipe. After following up with a Mezco Direct Exclusive version that came in some of the most clever packaging ever, it looks like Mezco Toyz...

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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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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Black Bolt is Up for Pre-Order, And His Little Dog Too!

It’s been two years and change since Mezco showed them off during SDCC 2018, but the time has come. Collectors are finally able to pre-order that most dynamic of duos: Black Bolt and Lockjaw! Wait, who? Most casual comic book readers won’t be familiar with the Midnight King of the Inhumans, but Blackagar Boltagon has been around since the early years of the Fantastic Four series, having been created by none other than Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  The ruler of a secret race of superhumans called the Inhumans, Black Bolt is always silent since he has the ability to trigger a massive shockwave...

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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 Netflix Punisher Review

Frank Castle is the latest release from Mezco Toyz adaptations of the popular Marvel Netflix universe characters. Inspired by his appearance in season 2 of Daredevil, this figure is a more grounded take on the Punisher. While the figure itself looks great, it’s value is weakened by limited accessories and difficult posing. The Punisher’s own Netflix solo series may not be the best representation of the character from the comics, but Jon Bernthal’s performance definitely makes it hard to see anyone else in the role. Despite its shortcomings, this release is one to keep an eye out for. DESIGN 10/10 This...

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Four Entries of the Mezco One:12 Collective Line That Aren’t Action Figures

Mezco’s One:12 Collective line is known for its high-end action figures. From their inaugural entry, the Dark Knight Returns Batman, up until some of their most recent releases such as Diabolik or Blade, the One:12 brand has equaled figures done with an eye toward the discerning collector that wants a step up from mass-market figures like Marvel Legends or DC Collectibles. While figures are what make up most of the line, Mezco has occasionally released other collectibles like vehicles or diorama pieces. Let’s take a look back at some of these unique entries in the One:12 history, and maybe...

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