Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 Cable Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Cable 
   Cable was sent to the future to save his life when he was infected with a future virus.  Sounds like a great opening to an excellent movie right?  Cable was one of my favorite characters to read about in my 1990's comic binge I did as a kid. I was so attracted to the weapons in comics, and Cable always carried large, unique, futuristic guns that just jumped off the page.  When Mezco first announced this figure, I was thrilled to see they gave Cable his proper arsenal.  Let's take a closer look at how well Mezco did executing a major character to so many people in the 90's.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mezco Toyz Exclusive Lone Roach and Grub Figure Review

Mezco Toyz 
Lone Roach and Grub Review
Not too long ago,we saw our first glimpse of the Lone Roach and Grub in one of Mezco's awesome stop motion videos.  I want to take a moment and commend Mezco on upping their marketing game as they have been creating the one:12 line now for almost 5 years!  I appreciate this aspect of their releases as it really helps add the to the characters personality.  Most people were really blown away with the tiny Grub that comes with this figure, and for good reason.  When I first opened him up and was posing and playing with him, I got a lot of good ideas for pictures and customs. I'm excited to finally review this duo and see how they hold up to the other Gomez releases.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Mezco Toyz One:12 A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger Review

Mezco Toyz 
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger
Horror is not my favorite genre of movie, but I do love myself a good horror movie action figure. I loved the One:12 Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees figures so it really isn't any surprise that I love the One:12 Freddy Krueger as well. He comes with a body that has great articulation which is the reason I think this figure is even better than the Michael Myers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mezco Toyz Exclusive Pink Skulls Chaos Club Figure Review

Mezco Toyz 
PSCC Set Review 
Mezco surprised us all with the Pink Skulls Chaos Club, and everyone went nuts!  You may wonder what's all the craze about 3 guys in pink skulls, and it's because its related to GOMEZ! Let's face it, if you are currently collecting the Mezco one:12 line you are probably really into the Mezco mascot.  The Pink Skulls are foes of Gomez, and most likely come from all the dimension jumping Gomez does. I look at this group as an 80's punk gang, creating havoc with everything they come in contact with.  Let's take a closer look at the Pink Skulls and see if this is a must own set. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Mezco Toyz 2019 NYCC Exclusive Batman vs Black Mask Figure Set Review

Mezco Toyz 
NYCC 2019 Exclusive Batman vs Black Mask Set
I've been patiently waiting for Mezco to release more bad guys, and I'm really happy Black Mask is the latest!  Mezco killed it with an NYCC exclusive 2-pack set of Batman and Black Mask and probably the coolest thing that came out of NYCC.  The characters are true DC icons that really deserved a sweet blacked out set.  The mob boss Black Mask has his clutch on the criminal landscape of Gotham, and only the Sovereign Knight can stop him!  Let's take a closer look at this amazing set that sold out within 5 minutes of going up for pre-order!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Mezco Toyz 2019 NYCC Exclusive Stealth Gomez Figure Review

Mezco Toyz 
2019 NYCC Exclusive Stealth Gomez
Gomez is that Mezco mascot bug you just can't get enough of.  It's a good thing too, because Mezco keeps lighting it up with hit after hit versions of Gomez.  The latest is the Stealth Ops Gomez that comes loaded with so many great accessories you don't know what to do with it all!  The all black sleek look really captures a Spec Ops type feel for the figure and I couldn't be happier. Mezco has now released 5 versions of Gomez and all of them are equally spectacular.  Let's take a closer look at what this bug in all black has to offer to us Mezco collectors! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Mezco Toyz John Stewart Green Lantern Review

Mezco Toyz 
John Stewart Green Lantern Review  
As a young boy in the middle of the 80's I can remember one of my first Kenner Super Powers figures was Green Lantern.  The Super Powers line from the 80's is really why I love all of the characters to this day!  Whether its John Stewart or Hal Jordan, I was always following the extremely unique DC character.  John Stewart is a man of many traits, a US Marine Vet, intergalactic guardian and a true hero. Let's take a closer look at John Stewart and Mezco's execution of the Green Lantern.

Monday, September 2, 2019

HIYA Toys ThinkGeek Exclusive Batman

HIYA Toys ThinkGeek Batman
Batman is by far my favorite DC Comics superhero.  He also just so happens to be one of my favorite characters to use when playing Injustice 2. This version of Batman is the blue Classic Crusader skin from the game. Let's take a closer look at this Batman and what Hiya toys has to offer!  

Friday, August 30, 2019

Mezco Toyz 2019 SDCC Moon Knight Crescent Edition Review

Mezco Toyz 
SDCC Moon Knight Crescent Edition 
There are so many unique characters in the Marvel universe and Moon Knight is no exception.  He always comes with an asterisk saying "He's Marvel's version of Batman" but I don't see him that way. I will say I prefer Batman's suit over Moon Knight's suit and probably prefer Batman's back story over his.  During a full moon, Moon Knight is at his strongest with super speed, invisibility and allowing Marc Spector to do his thing.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Mezco Toyz Netflix Punisher Review

Mezco Toyz 
Netflix Punisher
The Netflix Punisher show received a lot of hype over the 2 seasons it was on Netflix.  As the show was coming together I was disappointed they chose Jon Bernthal for the role of the Punisher.  I am a huge fan of the Punisher but will admit I haven't watched any of this show as I am not a fan of Bernthal.  Even with these feelings, I'm still going to give a fair review of the figure Mezco has given us. 

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 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

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

Be sure to follow us all day long as we cover all of the events from the 2019 NY Toy Fair LIVE from the Javits Center! 

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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.