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 – 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 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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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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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Mezco’s One: 12 Collective

Everyone has to start somewhere, and collectors are no different. Whether you’re entering the hobby on the ground floor, or you’re sliding over from collecting something else, there can be a lot to catch up on so you’re not left behind. Mezco’s One: 12 Collective line started nearly five years ago, back in 2015. In that short amount of time, they have become one of the most popular 6” figure lines in the market. Capturing the interest of fans that wanted something more high-end than a Marvel Legend or scaled smaller and cheaper than a Hot Toys figure, Mezco...

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