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 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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The End Gets Even More Supreme With Mezco’s New Previews Exclusive Supreme Knight: Batman

Mezco Toyz finale to their Batman trilogy of action figures has already seen its regular release go up for pre-order not long ago. Following hot on the heels of that initial announcement, their Previews Exclusive take has arrived with a palette swap and a few differences with the many accessories.  Representing the Dark Knight in his golden years, the PX Supreme Knight goes with the blue, gold and yellow color motif this time around. Evocative of his more Caped Crusader-style look, Batman leans into that vibe even more with the longer-eared cowl. Rounding out the costume changes is the oval...

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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 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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It’s the End of Batman as Mezco One: 12 Collective Batman: Supreme Knight goes up for Pre-Order!

Mezco loves Batman.  Their One:12 Collective line is full of variations of him, and while it can sometimes feel a bit tiresome, we have to give credit where credit's due. Despite there being any number of costumes and iterations from the comics or the films that they could simply base their figures on (and they do), Mezco Toyz decided to do something different.  In 2017, they revealed the Ascending Knight Batman, the first in a trilogy of Batman action figures that would tell their own story of the Caped Crusader's career. Earlier this year, the Sovereign Knight Batman dropped, to much...

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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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