Saturday, October 31, 2015

MEZCO Toys Judge Dredd Figure Review

"I am the LAW!"
Who exactly is Judge Dredd?  Joseph Dredd is a future law officer in Mega-City One.  His role is to be a "street judge", to arrest, convict, sentence and best of all execute criminals. In Mega-City One, he is the top of all the Street Judges, just waiting for the chance to execute those who do not obey the law.  Dredd was once offered the job of Chief Justice, but refused the position to continue to be Judge, Jury, Executioner.  There are many layers to this character, and the foes he faces in the not too distant future.  If you follow the comic story lines, you realize he has also fought against Xenomorphs and even a Predator.  Dredd has no fear, and is deadly force to any enemy that crosses his path.

  • Figure is extremely well made.
  • Highly detailed with a realistic look and weapons.
  • Magnets are used to keep parts of his accessories in place.
  • Great articulation.
  • The 1/12th Mezco line is a little pricey but worth the cost.
  • Good weapon selection, but wish he had a few more accessories.
Yes, Dredd at one point has to face a hoard of Aliens and an Alien Queen in one of the story lines.  Dredd and another Judge fight all over the city once they have realized the Aliens are there, and shit, they bleed acid blood.  Once they finally realize there is more than a few Aliens and where they are coming from, they decide to hunt them down.  Mr. Bones (Bad Guy) has cultivated an Alien Hive below the Grand Hall of Justice and plans to attack in this location. A huge battle ensues with many people being killed, and at one point Judge Sanchez is taken and Dredd decides to go after her.  In the end they are able to kill the Aliens and the Alien Queen, but not before they were attacked by facehuggers and impregnated.  Luckily, they are able to get out of that Hell hole and make it back so doctors are able to remove the chestbursters. Doctors wanted to save them to research… but Dredd kills them saying "I'm not the motherly type."

In a few issues, Dredd and the Judges including Judge Schaefer do battle with a Predator.  Yes Schaefer, who is the great-great-granddaughter of Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer from the original Predator film.  The Predator is quickly collecting Judge's heads for his trophy wall, and it's up to Dredd and Schaefer to stop him! I am going to leave this hanging, and let you figure out what happens from there.

The Mezco 1/12 line is packaged like Hot Toys/Sideshow figure.  It comes with a few pictures of the figure in different poses to give you a starting point for posing your figure. 
For those of you that bought the 1/12 Batman, believe it or not this figure is even better! He comes with magnetic shoulder pads and badge.  The outfit has a real leather feel to it, and the details on the boots, belt, from head to toe give you that look you know from the comics.  He has great articulation that allows you to utilize many different poses with ease.  He stands well on his own, but also includes an amazing stand with the Judge symbol on it.

Dredd is armed with a  Lawgiver pistol that is programmed to recognize only his palm print.  The Lawgiver allows for 6 types of ammunition, this is maybe the coolest thing about the Judges.  He also includes a day stick, a knife, 2 stun grenades, handcuffs, extra ammo clip, 6 pair of hands and an excellent stand.

I love the character Judge DREDD and this figure exceeds expectations. He is well made, very detailed and a great figure to play with.  If you love the movies or the comic books, or just collect very cool action figures this one is for you.  Check out our pictures and let us know what you think of Mezco's version of JUDGE DREDD!

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