Wednesday, August 7, 2019

HIYA Toys Thinkgeek Exclusive Harley Quinn

Hiya Toys ThinkGeek Harley Quinn 
I think Harley is the baddest girl of the entire bunch.  She's a fun character to play with in Injustice 2 with lots of great moves.  Hiya's adaption of Harley is pretty spot on from what we see in Injustice.  This particular figure is the alternate purple costume from the game. Let's take a closer look at Harley and what Hiya toys has to offer!  

HIYA Toys Thinkgeek Exclusive Superman

Hiya Toys ThinkGeek Superman 
Up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane, no its SUPERMAN!  Superman's suit is more of a modern look from the Injustice 2 video game.  Hiya does a really good job of capturing this costumes from the game and it produces a sharp look.  I actually don't play with Superman in Injustice 2 that much, as I'm really a huge Batman fan from the game.  Let's take a closer look at another great figure from Hiya toys and see how it turned out!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

HIYA Toys Red Hood Figure Review

Hiya Toys Red Hood
Red Hood is an awesome character from the Batman and DC Universe.  He's very popular in many comic series as well as in figure form.  A good amount of DC characters are based on super powers, but Red Hood likes his weapons and taking people out.  He has a lot of moves in Injustice 2 that are hard to beat, but he can be a little hard to master.  I was really excited to review this figure by Hiya toys as he comes with some great accessories!

HIYA Toys Swamp Thing Figure Review

Hiya Toys Swamp Thing
Is the Swamp Thing a human or a monster?  He's a MONSTER, that looks like a mix of trees, branches and maybe a little bit of the Hulk.  I read some of the comics as a kid, watched the movie as a teen and always thought he was a weird character.  This version of Swamp Thing is based off of the video game version in Injustice2 that I've played and I'm actually pretty good with him!

HIYA Toys Harley Quinn Figure Review

Hiya Toys Harley Quinn 
I think Harley is the baddest girl of the entire bunch.  She's a fun character to play with in Injustice 2 with lots of great moves.  Hiya's adaption of Harley is pretty spot on from what we see in Injustice.  This particular figure is the classic costume which I actually like the best. Let's take a closer look at Harley and what Hiya toys has to offer!  

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Sovereign Knight Batman Review

Mezco Toyz 
Sovereign Knight Batman
Do we need another Batman? Well, yes. Yes, we do...because we love Batman, you love Batman, and Mezco loves Batman. At this point I own many different One:12 Batman figures, but this one just might be my new favorite. He's sharp, mean, and tactical looking. The best part about him is that he is chock full of accessories. What's the point in having a cool utility belt if you don't have accessories, right? So let's take a look at this guy.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Mezco Toyz Mezitz 1989 Batman and Batmobile

Mezco Toyz Mezitz 
1989 Batman and Batmobile 
It's 1989 and Batman is finally on the big screen and it was a huge leap from the previous TV adaption of the character.  Mezco has taken this iconic film/look of Batman and brought it to life in their Mezitz format!  The Batmobile is perfectly scaled with their 2" Mezitz figures and is a really cool piece to play with and look at! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Clown Prince of Crime Joker Review

Mezco Toyz Joker Clown Prince of Crime Edition
The Joker is crazy, and he's a really creepy clown.  Batman's most lethal foe is always cooking up crazy plans of crime and chaos in the dark city of Gotham.  Joker is considered by many people to be the greatest single villain of all time. If you have to sit and think for a minute as to why, then you probably are not a fan of the Joker. Mezco has produced three versions of Joker so far, each one with a unique look for you to decide what's your favorite version.  If you are like me, I have picked up all three versions and hope Mezco continues to do more!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Logan Wolverine Review

Mezco Toyz Logan Wolverine
Logan... is there really a better human weapon out there?  Listen, Wolverine is one of the best characters ever created by Marvel.  I know, you can disagree as I'm truly a Punisher fan, but Logan deserves your respect.  This version is after the X-Men, as he continues his endless journey to help people in need while fighting the demons inside of him.  Not long ago Mezco released Old Man Logan which was a great figure, but I really prefer this version even more.  Let's take a closer look at Logan, and see how well Mezco did creating this awesome character!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Diabolik Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Diabolik
The Diabolik comic is a character from Italian Comics that started out in the early 1960's.  You may not remember him from over the years depending on where you lived growing up.  It's actually an expansive series that released over 800 volumes and has sold over 100 million copies! Diabolik is a thief that will do anything including murder in order to cash in on his missions.  He's a master of disguise that will target criminals and steal anything with significant value. Diabolik does carry a soft side and will not hurt police or innocent people during his missions of mischief.  Let's take a closer look and see how Mezco did with this "Robin Hood" type master thief. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Marvel Blade Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Blade
Blade, otherwise known as Eric Brooks, was only a newborn when his mother was attacked by the doctor delivering the baby (Vampire Deacon Frost) and killed her.  In doing so he passed enzymes in his blood into the infant that would eventually become Blade. Blade would go on realizing his powers and fighting all kinds of vampires through time...one of them being Dracula.  Let's see if Mezco's version lives up to the hype of the notorious DAY WALKER! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

DRONE Custom Figures Punisher Head Sculpts and Clothing Review

Drone_Custom_Figures
Punisher Work
Drone Customs on Instagram has been producing quality 1/12 scale items for over a year now.  He initially started out with a hooded Punisher and old man Bruce Wayne head sculpts that went over well with the 1/12 community.  He has since expanded making clothing for the Punisher as well as new head sculpts and wired capes for your One:12 action figures! So far I purchased the 1st edition Punisher head baklava and the classic blue Punisher suit and they are both awesome!  Today we take a closer look at his three new head sculpts and a specific Hydra Punisher T-shirt he created!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th Part 3 Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Jason Voorhees
I have never been a horror movie fan. My imagination takes what I see and runs with it which can be creepy at times.  I have never collected horror figures because I always prefer figures with weapons for movie or comic based characters.  NECA TOYS makes a lot of horror stuff, but since I am not a horror fan I never owned any figures from their horror line.  That brings us to Mezco which despite my lack of affinity for horror is causing me to slowly build up a detailed horror line that I don't mind using precious display space on.  I already have Micheal Myers and the Evil Dead 2 Ash figure so I am glad I was able to grab this Jason.  Let's discuss Jason from this casual horror fan's perspective on how well Mezco did with the figure. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Exclusive Purple Variant Catwoman Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Exclusive
Purple Catwoman
Catwoman has always been one of the classic badass villains of DC Comics and a formidable foe for the Caped Crusader. Way before Harley Quinn was even a thing Catwoman was holding it down representing strong female villains. The initial release of this figure was fantastic, but the purple on this one just pops. Plus, Mezco made sure to make some improvements which should make many people happy.

Friday, February 22, 2019

NY Toy Fair 2019 Roundup

NECA, Storm Collectibles, Super7, and MORE!!!!
Last Saturday for the fifth consecutive year in a row Steve and I made our annual voyage up to the Javits Center for New York Toy Fair. It is always a long day with lots of work, but we always find a way to keep it fun.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Mezco Toyz 2019 Toy Fair Press Event

Mezco Toyz 2019 Toy Fair Press Event
This past weekend we had the pleasure of going to the 2019 New York Toy Fair. This was our fifth year in a row covering the event. Every year the Mezco Toyz press event is the highlight of Toy Fair. Not only do they pump out an exorbitant amount of new characters, but nobody takes better care of their guests than Mezco. Mezco gave out goody bags to all of the press in attendance. They included TWO new One:12 figures and other items as well. The new figures were Mezco's mascot, Gomez, and a Toy Fair exclusive Blade. More on those later!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Justice League Tactical Suit Batman Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Justice League Tactical Suit Batman
Batman is a character that over the years dons a ton of different suits and looks. I generally don't find any that  I don't like that much.  I am not a huge fan of the Justice League movie or Ben Affleck as Batman but this figure is really sharp and detailed.  The suit is designed for combat with super power foes, as Batman only has his skills and wit to defeat the evil he faces. I really love Batman and Mezco really does a great job giving us every single one of his looks!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mezco Toyz Exclusive One:12 Popeye - Deluxe Sailor Edition Review

Mezco Toyz Deluxe Edition Popeye
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. I'm strong to the finich, cause I eats me spinach. I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
Mezco already hit a home run with the original release of Popeye. It was an 'out of the box' character and the figure instantly became a favorite amongst collectors. I have heard many people go as far as to say it is THE figure of 2018.

With that being said Mezco had a lot to live up to, but they did not disappoint. 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Live Coverage the 2019 NY Toy Fair


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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Evil Dead 2 Ash Williams Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Evil Dead 2 Ash Williams
It's 1987 and Evil Dead had already made its mark a few years earlier with Bruce Campbell playing Ash Williams, but this time it started out as a vacation.  After a demon poses as his girlfriend, Linda, he is forced to cut her head off and bury her in the woods. Pretty cool start to a movie, right? As the movie progresses characters come along, but the majority of the movie is plain nuts.  It's a great cult classic, and if you haven't seen it yet you should watch all three movies (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness).  Now it's time to take a closer look at Ash and see how well Mezco did translating him into figure form.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Iron Man Figure Review

Mezco Toyz One:12 Iron Man 
Iron Man is easily one of Marvel's most popular characters at this given moment in time. Much of that is due to the Iron Man and Avengers films. Tony Stark is one cocky mofo, but he has the tech and the suit to back it up. Iron Man was a highly anticipated figure for us. He is unique in that the One:12 line prides itself on its soft goods, but this figure doesn't have any soft goods. With that said, they make up for that by making an extremely sturdy action made with metal parts, light up features, and lots of accessories.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Darkseid Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Darkseid
Darkseid starts at the top of any list when it comes to all time super villains.  He is the father of other villains (Orion, Kalibak, Grayven, and Grail) that all carry their own weight in the DC world of comics.  Darkseid is the ruler Apokolips but desires to conquer the universe and of course crush all free will. Darkseid has so many abilities that beating him takes an army of superheros fighting against him at full strength.  Does Mezco provide us with an ultimate version of Darkseid, or is this figure not worth the hype?

Monday, January 21, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Popeye Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Popeye
Popeye the Sailor Man was one of the first cartoons I was introduced to as a child. I loved the goofiness of the show and how spinach gave him muscles to take on his challenges. First introduced in 1929, Popeye has become one of the most recognized cartoon characters of all time. I really liked the other characters such as Olive Oyl and Bluto as well. They really added to Popeye's character. Now we have an excellent figure from Mezco that a lot of people are calling the figure of the year.  Let's take a closer look at this sailor and see what we think about him.