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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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Gomez: Street Edition Review

Photo: Calvin Le Overcoming most One: 12 fans’ doubts about the Gomez figure with the initial “Agent Edition” release, Mezco Toyz decided to double-down on the character fairly quickly with this “Street Edition” entry. Released as a San Diego Comic-Con 2019 exclusive, Street Gomez takes everything lovers of the initial iteration enjoyed and gives it a more casual, funky flavor. Let’s take a look. The packaging here isn’t as visually interesting as the second release of the Agent Edition that came with a comic book, unfortunately. It’s actually the exact same black box as the Toy Fair version, just with a...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Gomez: Agent Edition (w/ Comic) Review

When Mezco first hinted that they would be giving their mascot the One:12 Collective treatment, most fans and collectors balked. In this community, everyone has an opinion of what character should be released next. Giving people something they didn’t even ask for is a definite fast track to lots and lots of Internet griping. However, when the first Agent Gomez was released during Toy Fair, many saw the error of their ways. Gomez was a fantastic figure, and, most importantly, a lot of fun. This past week has seen the re-release of everyone’s favorite dapper cockroach, this time with...

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Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective San Diego Comic Con 2019 Preview Night

Another San Diego Comic Con is upon us and with it, another anxious and impatient look at what the Toy Gods have deigned to offer us puny mortals. Pop culture’s biggest even of the year officially kicks off on Thursday, but Preview Night, the day before, gives attendees a sneak peek at what is coming. As such, we’re fully prepared to piggyback on those attendees and their social media photography so that we can make our opinions known. Let’s take a look at one of our favorite toy lines, Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective and peek at what they...

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Mezco One: 12 Collective SDCC 2019 Predictions

This year’s San-Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us. For action figure collectors, that means impatiently waiting for our favorite toy companies to announce what new wares we can expect to spend our hard-earned cash on. Mezco Toyz One: 12 Collective line has been knocking the fans dead with their reveals recently, leaving very little doubt that this summer’s unveilings will do any different.  This past February, their Toy Fair showing was fantastic. From heavy hitters like the 1989 Michael Keaton Batman to cult favorites such as Moon Knight and the aliens from the 1988 film “They Live”, the company hit...

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