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Mezco Toyz Presents One:12 Collection Old Man Logan

Fresh off his latest movie, truly a spectacular tale, Logan now makes an appearance in Mezco Toyz new One:12 Collection entry – Old Man Logan.

I don’t have any of their One:12 figures, but I’m a fan. This newest one looks fantastic, and it comes with some awesome accessories. Read the press release for pictures and ordering information!

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PRESS RELEASE
The One:12 Collective Old Man Logan

In the alternate future of Earth-807128, Wolverine has aged. Now know as Old Man Logan, he lives with his family in a barren wasteland trying to maintain as normal a life as possible. When events turn against him Logan’s family and everything important to him is destroyed by the Hulk’s gang. Using his claws for the first time in years, Old Man Logan exacts revenge, sparing only the baby known as Bruce Jr. With his family gone, Old Man Logan heads off into the sunset with the baby vowing to set things straight.

Old Man Logan joins the One:12 collective with a detailed outfit and portrait sculpture. He also includes the baby Hulk who may be the last of the Banner bloodline.

The Old Man Logan One:12 Collective figure features:

• One (1) newly developed head portrait

• One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation

• Real fabric outfit with intricate tailoring

• Over 15cm tall

• Six (6) interchangeable hands including

– One (1) pair of fists (L&R)

– One (1) pair of clawed fists (L&R)

– One (1) pair of posing hands (L&R)

• Baby Hulk

Costume:

• Leather look overcoat

• White t-shirt

• Sculpted belt with decorative buckle

• Workman pants

• Sculpted cowboy boots

Accessories:

• Baby Hulk

• Removable hat

• Backpack that holds baby Hulk

• One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo

• One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Each One:12 Collective Old Man Logan figure is packaged in a deluxe, collector friendly box, designed with collectors in mind there are no twist ties for easy in and out of package display.

Expected to ship: November 2017- January 2018

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/one-12-collective-old-man-logan

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Mezco Presents Mortal Kombat X Series 2

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I know I haven’t talked much about Mortal Kombat on ASM. Truth is, I loved the original few games. Kitana and Sub-Zero? Those were my jam in the MK2 middle of a sandwich with MK1 and Ultimate MK3 as the… horrible analogy gone even more wrong. Anyway, suffice it to say, I plunked many a quarter into those games back in the day, but I didn’t keep up after I left college and didn’t have easy access to arcade games, nor a home console powerful enough to play the later versions.

But when I saw these pics from Mezco, I instantly thought two things: 1) Holy cow, things sure look different in Mortal Kombat X than I remember and 2) I wonder if I could still kick butt with Kitana. (Answer: No.)

Still, I may have to start looking at these MK figures that Mezco is putting out. They look rather nice, and the scale is great. Read more about it in the press release after the jump.

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Mezco Announces New “Sons of Anarchy” Figures, Plush, and Coins

Over the past few days, Mezco sent over several press releases regarding new “Sons of Anarchy” merchandise.

First off we have Jax, the national president of the Sons Of Anarchy motorcycle club.  Jax stands 6 inches tall in his signature leather vest which dons the club’s logo and patches. The figure comes with a set of alternate hands as well as scale version of John Teller’s manuscript.

Jax

Next we have Clay, one of the original 9, this grizzled vet can still kick your a**!

Clay stands 6 inches tall, detailed with his leather vest, patches, wallet chain and knife holster. The figure comes with a set of alternate hands as well as a knife, and signature cigar.

Clay

Both Clay and Jax have five dynamic points of articulation (neck, shoulders, wrists), and each one comes packaged (separately) in a collector-friendly blister package.

Mezco also sent over pictures of their new “Sons Of Anarchy” 8 inch Plush Figures.  This new line features a trio of bad boys – Jax, Clay and Opie (Jax’s childhood friend and explosives afficianado). Each stands 8 inches tall and features a detailed reproduction of the Sons Of Anarchy reaper logo on the back of their jacket along with series accurate patches on the front.  Each figure also comes with its own own informative hang tag.

Finally, Mezco has announced the “Son of Anarchy” Limited Edition Memorial Coin Set.

Produced especially for their appearance at the upcoming Chiller Theatre Expo (http://www.chillertheatre.com/main.htm) this magnificent tribute edition is strictly limited to 200 sets worldwide.

Every set contains 3 coins, specifically designed for each character scheduled to appear at the event:

  • Piney
  • Filthy Phil
  • Eric

Each memorial coin is a stunning testament not only to the individual Sons Of Anarchy character, but also to the artisans who hand craft each coin.

Each hefty coin is crafted of solid metal and die struck. Each color is individually added by hand before being fired at over 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours to ensure maximum durability. In the final step, the coins are weathered to give them a well worn finish, as though Clay or Jax has been carrying them in his jeans pocket.

These coins are almost as tough as the Sons Of Anarchy themselves!

As befits such fine craftsmanship, each coin come in an oversized coin cover with a plain white insert perfect for autographing!

Sure to become the focal point of any SOA collection, these coins are exclusively available through MezcoToyz.com

You can learn more about all of these releases at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/brands/sons-of-anarchy

(All photos by Heng Zheng)

Mezco Reveals 2014 Toy Fair Limited Edition Collectible: Breaking Bad Walter White Figure

As a prelude to next month’s Toy Fair show, Mezco Toys revealed their exclusive show figure – Walter White from “Breaking Bad”.  Because Toy Fair is not open to the general public, Mezco will be making this figure available via their website, although quantities will be limited.  The link to order is http://www.mezcotoyz.com/mezco-2014-toy-fair-catalog-figure.  See images below and the full press release after the jump.

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Mezco Presents Holiday Mystery Box Featuring Blue Krampus

Mezco-Krampus2013New York – Both Krampus fans and Living Dead Dolls collectors are going wild over Living Dead Dolls Presents Krampus!

To compliment the three standard colors and the one of a kind Red Krampus, Mezco now proudly reveals the final member of their quintet of holiday terror; the one of a kind Blue Krampus!

The one of a kind Blue Krampus has been randomly packed in one of the 333 Holiday Mystery Boxes.

Each Holiday Mystery Boxes will contain a full size 10 inch Living Dead Doll or another Mezco item, and one of those boxes contains the one of a kind Blue Krampus!

This one-of a-kind Blue Krampus features an a weathered bone colored mask with vibrant, icy blue fur. He will be randomly packed, in his coffin, in one of the 333 Holiday Mystery Boxes.

The standard Krampus Living Dead Dolls were made as an European Exclusive. The limited number available in the US sold out almost instantly, proving that Krampus Living Dead Dolls were a hit with collectors everywhere, both naughty and nice.

For more info visit:

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/brands/living-dead-dolls

 

#NYCC 2013 Friday Pictures – Transformers Art and Artists, Unique Toys, Mezco Toyz

nycc-logo-2013-hiAnthony Brucale, the genius behind TFU.INFO, was at New York Comic Con Friday, taking pictures for us.  Because of the amount of pictures, we’re going to post them in batches rather than have you wait for one long post to load up.

Transformers Art and Artists

At the IDW Publishing booth, Brian Shearer and Andrew Griffith were hanging out, drawing and signing autographs.  Dan Khanna, long time artist on various Transformers projects, was also at the convention.

Ian Brauner

Artist Ian Brauner (http://spacebird.tumblr.com) was there with this Prime Puns book.

Unique Toys’ Prototypes

Unique Toys was showing off their “Mania King” and “Sharky” toys.  We had pictures of Sharky from Thursday as well.

Mezco Toyz Display

Mezco Toyz was displaying their wares, including “Breaking Bad” merchandise and giant Thundercats figures.

Mezco Reveals Limited Edition Test Shot Axe Cop For NYCC

mezco_letters300dpiNew York - He’s a cop…with an axe…he’s AXE COP!

Mezco’s 1st series of Axe Cop action figures doesn’t hit stores until 2014, but you can get a special Axe Cop early, only at New York Comic Con and MezcoToyz.com

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/limited-edition-test-shot-axe-cop

735This is the first time a test shot has ever been released from the Mezco Axe Cop line of figures.

This 4inch scale Axe Cop figure is a limited edition of 500. He is comes packaged in a poly bag with an information card. As a test shot, he is unpainted and presented in his glorious raw plastic form.

Axe Cop is the internet comic sensation based on a story a five year-old boy narrated to his twenty nine year old brother, who happens to be an illustrator. What began as a simple tale became an award-winning comic, an animated tv series on Fox, and now a super cool collectible.

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Mezco Presents All Treats, No Tricks Mystery Box Featuring Red Krampus

New York- As a chill creeps into the air and the leaves explode with color, thoughts naturally turn to Halloween. This year, Mezco makes the time honored-tradition of Trick Or Treating even more thrilling by removing the tricks with their All Treats, No Tricks Mystery Box.

704Each of Mezco’s 666 Mystery Boxes will contain a full size 10 inch Living Dead Doll, and one of those 666 dolls will be a one of a kind Red Krampus! This one-of a-kind Red Krampus features a bone colored mask with vibrant, fiery red fur. He will be randomly packed, in his coffin, in one of the 666 All Treats, No Tricks Mystery Boxes.

The standard Krampus Living Dead Dolls were made as an European Exclusive. The limited number available in the US sold out almost instantly, proving that Krampus Living Dead Dolls were a hit with collectors everywhere, both naughty and nice.

The All Treats, No Tricks Mystery Boxes will be available for sale exclusively on the Mezco Toyz website starting on October 1st.

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Terror In The Toy Aisle: Chucky Returns To Toy Stores

[Mezco Toyz was kind enough to provide this report by John Charles.  Enjoy!]

Terror In The Toy Aisle: Chucky Returns To Toy Stores

By John Charles

Mezco-Mega-Chucky-2013-1Chucky burst onto the horror scene in 1988’s CHILD’S PLAY and has been an icon of horror ever since. During his 25 year reign, he has stared in 6 films (the latest, Curse Of Chucky, is on demand and DVD this October), guest hosted Weekend Update on SNL, presented awards at the Horror Hall Of Fame, and in perhaps one of his highest honors, hosted his own haunted house at Universal Studios.

As soon as the first film hit theatres the public began to cry out for Chucky dolls that they could take home. Major toymakors balked at the idea of making a toy of a killer toy so the first Chuckys available were made by Steven Smith Stuffed Animals. These were mostly sold at the Universal Studios parks and at video stores (a note to younger readers; ask your parents about video stores). Sadly, these dolls were not very screen accurate.

As more Child’s Play films were released, more toys got made by more manufacturers at a variety of price points. Now, as Chucky turns a quarter century old,  Mezco Toyz  introduces one of the most screen accurate Chucky dolls ever made. Earlier in 2013 they introduced a Chucky Living Dead Doll and a 4 inch plush figure, but their new Mega Scale Chucky stands a full 15 inches tall, features glass like eyes, an articulated body, and real cloth clothes.

Mezco has a rich history of making Mega Scale figures (Mezco’s term for figures 14 inches and up); their Hellboy, Family Guy, South Park, and Thundercats Mega Scale figures have all won numerous toy awards and are highly prized by collectors.

Mezco-Mega-Chucky-2013-28But recreating Chucky from the silver screen was a daunting task. One of the problems toy makers find most difficult is Chucky’s clothing. His coveralls feature a custom pattern that is not easy to reproduce, and his striped shirt, which at first glance seems simple, changes from film to film. Mezco’s Damien Glonek (1/3 of the creative team behind Living Dead Dolls) said “The most challenging aspect in doing this large scale Chucky was trying to match the outfit accurately to the movie.  There is no real style guide available for any of the Child’s Play films so we had to recreate the stripes to be silk screened and we redrew the graphics on the jump suit.” Adds Mezco’s Special Projects guy, Mike Drake, “The soles of his shoes even feature film accurate treads! This is a Chucky doll made by Chucky fans and our love for Chucky really shows in the final product”.

Mezco-Mega-Chucky-2013-13Another daunting challenge is Chucky’s box. Since the original film was made in 1988, before the digital printing revolution, no art files exist of the original box designs. Further complicating matters, multiples boxes were used. Fans are rabid about the box and empty boxes made for the films have fetched up to $1500 at auction. Even non-screen used boxes can sell for over $300. Recreating the box for Mezco was in-house artist and ninja, Richard Ford who said “Hey! I’m working! Oh…The Chucky Package design?  What an experience it was, and a wonderful opportunity.  In the beginning there were quite a few obstacles and an uphill battle against time.  Our search to find an original box and high res photos turned into a failed mission, thus began the long process of recreating everything.  Using low res photos as reference I was able to bring to life the design you see today.  The devil is in the details, as each Good Guy illustration was done with much attention and consideration for the diehard fans.  Much time and love was placed into the design, and I can only hope the fans will enjoy it as much as I do.  Now, if you will excuse me I have to finish packing for [REDACTED]  Take care everyone!”

With the clothing and packaging in place, Mezco faced yet another challenge, Chucky’s body. In the real world, dozens of animatronics dolls, puppets, and little people in masks bring Chucky to life for films. Each has its own variations. Making the task even more complicated is the fact that Chucky’s look is meant to change over the course of the film as he becomes more human and less doll. Seen here for the first time publicly, are Mezco’s wax sculptures of Chucky’s head and body. The green dust helps to accentuate the details in the green wax. To further the verisimilitude of the figure, real metal staples will be used to hold some of Chucky’s trademark red hair in place, just as it was in the film. “This was by no means an easy task” says Mezco’s Mike Drake, “but our sculptors really did amazing work with the reference photos and videos, and I know Chucky fans are going to be thrilled!”

Mezco-Mega-Chucky-2013-4Backing up this claim is Allan Maxwell aka. Dr. Death, Administrator of PrideofChucky.proboards.com who opines “I’d say Chucky has been excellently replicated down to the last stitch, with a fantastic sculpt. His trademark evil grimace is fantastically recreated with this Chucky replica. His screen accurate clothing is also a nice touch. There’s so many things to consider when recreating the infamous devil doll from hell, all the aspects have to come into account in order to effectively recreate this iconic character. From his twisted smirk to his infamous Good Guy attire.  Chucky fans get so few options when it comes to Chucky memorabilia and collecting for these films as the members on PrideOfChucky can tell you, it’s nice to finally have another quality product to add to our hungry collections.”  Drake adds “With 11 points of articulation and real glass-look eyes, this is without a doubt the best Chucky available!”

Mezco’s Mega Scale Chucky is available in stores this week and is also available online at finer websites. He has a MSRP of $90 and comes packaged in a window box.

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Mezco Presents Friday The 13th Lucky Mystery Box

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New York – Triskaidekaphobics rejoice! Mezco has just made Friday the 13th less frightening, with their Friday The 13th Lucky Mystery Box.

Each $13 box will contain:

  • A mystery Mez-Itz 6inch figure
  • A mystery glow in the dark figure
  • A mystery plush figure

Plus, as a special surprise, each 13th lucky customer will receive a special additional bonus item.

What kind of bonus item?

It could be;

  • A Monster Scale Frankenstein worth $100,
  • A Mega Scale Batman worth $200,
  • A Living Dead Doll,
  • Or another sought after Mezco item.

An offer this good can’t last long, only 130 Friday The 13th Lucky Mystery Boxes are available starting at 1300 hours (1pm EST) on Friday 9/13, so shoo that black cat out of the way, walk under that ladder, and place your order online at

http://www.mezcotoyz.com/exclusives?p=1

Also, be sure to visit Mezco at NY Comic Con booth #1855

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(Photo credit: Richard Ford)