Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Black Bolt and Lockjaw Review

  Mezco Toyz Black Bolt and Lockjaw Review 

I have to admit, I'm not a huge Inhumans fan with the story line and characters but I wasn't going to miss out on getting Lockjaw! Black Bolt is the King of the Inhumans with many assorted powers mostly based off of his insanely loud voice.  The King can do damage to anything even with a few soft spoken words, this is power that we can only dream of.  Lockjaw is the protector of the Inhumans family, and has the ability to teleport across time and space and is a key part of the Inhumans. This set took a little longer than I expected to released, but once in hand it's awesome and Lockjaw is the crown jewel in this set.  Mezco keeps hitting us with great release after great release, its hard for all of us to keep up!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Popeye & Bluto: Stormy Seas Ahead Deluxe Boxed Set

 Mezco Toyz Bluto and Popeye Set Review 

The Popeye story is a character that goes way back, so far back your parents know who the characters are.  He's a sailor who loves spinach always battling against Bluto is his arch-rival. Mezco has released two previous versions of Popeye about a year ago, but many were hoping we would eventually get a Bluto to go with him and Mezco hooked it up!  The box set is pretty much an ultimate set for both characters, coming with lots of iconic accessories and the unique look all Popeye fans love and adore. I was excited when I first saw the announcement of the set, and it's even better in hand. Mezco always brings the heat and this deluxe set nails these two characters perfectly. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Batman: MDX Supreme Knight: Shadow Edition Review

 Mezco Toyz Batman: MDX Supreme Knight Review 

Mezco has always crushed it when it comes to Batman, simply put the owner of Mezco Toyz is a die hard Batman fan so of course he gets the most attention.  Mezco has been closing out the trilogy with the Supreme Knight figures, and the MDX may have saved the best Batman release for last!  There are so many amazing things that come with this version, which I essentially consider an 'Ultimate" Mezco Batman.  I was excited to take him out of the box and look at all of the wonderful things he comes with. Let's take a closer look at this jam packed Batman and see if he lives up to the hype!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Hiya Toys Exquisite Mini's Injustice 2 Video Game DC Figures Review

 Hiya Toys Exquisite Mini's Injustice 2 Video DC Figures

Bane: Darkseid: Aquaman: Reverse Flash:

Hiya toys started me off with their DC Injustice 2 figures about a year ago when I did my first review on them.  My initial take was they are great figures for their scale and pretty well made.  There were some slight paint issues with the figures but overall I gave them a good rating. Fast forward to the next set of Injustice 2 figures Hiya just released and they really upped the ante. The second series comes with Darkseid, Aquaman, Bane and Reverse Flash, which ends up being a very nice release.  Reviewing their first wave of figures was a lot of fun, but I couldn't wait to see what the larger figures looked like out of the box.  Hiya is quickly becoming a hot company, let's see if they maintained that hot streak with this new wave release.

Friday, October 16, 2020

HIYA Toys Exquisite Mini's Robocop 2 Figures review

 Hiya Toys Exquisite Robocop 2 Figures

Robocop 2 is set in Detroit in a not so distant future, and OCP is a evil corporation that is trying to make another version of the infamous Robocop.  This time hes battling a drug gang and the evil leader Kane who's a complete psycho.  I enjoyed the first and the second movie pretty equally with my favorite character ED-209 getting chances to steal the show.  Hiya has taken the Robocop 2 character and shrunk him down into a 4" highly detailed figure.  If you have watched the movie you realize that Robocop takes a beating and Hiya also offered us a battle damaged version that is pretty spot on.  Let's jump into my review and see how the exquisite minis stand up to the look and feel of Robocop 2. 

Monday, October 12, 2020

HIYA Toys Exquisite Mini's Predators Movie Figures Review

 HIYA Toys Exquisite Predators Movie Figures

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for "Predators" and it had me split. I really liked the plot of the movie and the idea of the Predators taking unique humans and hunting them on their own planet.  Upon watching the movie it was a little deflating with the choice of actors, and some of the human vs Predator battles, but it did give us fresh new designs of "Super" Predators.  So the movie wasn't the best but in the end the new designs caught people's attention and over the years a love has grown for the designs in the movie. I was very pleased to see HIYA was going to take on the challenge of this group and they did a great job executing.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Harley Quinn Review

  Mezco Toyz Harley Quinn Review 

It's Harley Quinn, this sweet little girl that likes long walks and lolly pops.  If that were Harley I think she would be a much different character, maybe even a woman who pursues Bruce Wayne.  Harley is a bad, bad girl with lots of crazy thoughts going through her head and shes's in love with everyone's favorite whack job the Joker.  The first Harley I owned was the Mezco movie version and I thought she was a very cool figure with great head sculpts. This Harley, is the one that we saw in the comics or even some animated series where she just likes to be a wild girl. I was excited to get her in hand and when I opened her up, she really met my expectations.  Let's take a closer look at this very kind and lovely woman we call Harley Quinn.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hasbro GI JOE Classified Series Cobra Pimp Daddy Destro Review

GI JOE Classified Cobra Pimp Daddy Destro 

It's been a long time since we had new GI JOE figures from Hasbro in our hands, but its starting to look like it was worth the wait. I've been picking up the majority of the 6" classified series, but right now I think Pimp Daddy Destro is my favorite in the current line.  Now this isn't the same level of figure we are used to reviewing with the $23 price tag, but it doesn't matter its a great figure. Hasbro released the original deco Destro in wave 1, but I'm really happy they went with this repaint for him.  Lets take a closer look at what Hasbro is offering us now in the 6" scale. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Storm Collectibles Golden Axe Skeletons Review

  Storm Collectibles Golden Axe Skeletons Review 

Starting as a young boy, I've had an obsession with skeletons whether in some scary room of the dead or warriors fighting them in old school movies.  Skeleton toys were a big thing in the 80's when I was growing up but we never had a true skeleton to play with.  Enter Sega and the game Golden Axe, where you could enjoy beating up on some very cool skeletons.  So many cartoons in the 80's had some kind of skeleton bad guy or weird scene with skeletons in the background or rising from the dead.  Golden Axe became that game where I could play out fighting these creepy skeleton warriors. Fast forward to today and Storm is releasing figures from the game including the skeletons! Enough about my love for them, let's take a closer look to see how well Storm did at pulling off highly articulated skeletons.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Nosferatu Review

Mezco Toyz 
Mezco surprised everyone when they announced that they would be doing a figure from the 1922 silent German film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror which was the first vampire film. It's a classic character that has had a major influence on all other vampire films that have come out since then. I honestly don't love vampires or the horror genre in general, but this figure is so visually appealing that it has become one of my favorite Mezco figures which is a pleasant surprise.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat Raiden Review

 Storm Collectibles Mortal Kombat Raiden 

I really enjoy the products that Storm has released over the past year or so.  They are producing so many great lines I knew I couldn't collect them all so I chose Mortal Kombat.  I currently have all of the MK figures they have produced, but I passed on the bloody versions. In steps Raiden, a beloved character going all the way back to the first Mortal Kombat video game.  I've been anxiously waiting to get my hands on him, and when he finally arrived he didn't disappoint. Let's take a closer look at Raiden and if Storm collectibles really continues to make an excellent Mortal Kombat line.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Gomez - The Clan of The Golden Dragon Review

 Mezco Toyz Gomez-The Clan of the Golden Dragon Review

First it was the White and Black Shadow Gomez Assassin that came out as Asia Goal exclusives.  I'll admit I was disappointed because I love ninja's and I wasn't going to pay the mark up on the figures.  I've held out and still don't own either of the White or Shadow Assassin Gomez and boy I'm glad I did.  Enter the SDCC 2020 Golden Dragon Gomez, it was exactly what I've been waiting for.  He wasn't the white or black but he still looked awesome and I purchased two of them.  Now that I have it in hand, it's exactly what I would expect to get from a ninja figure.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective MDX John Wick Review

Mezco Toyz John Wick Review
John Wick blew up on the scene a few years ago and has been a total hit!  Keanu is really at his best in this role, and the gun play and action sequences are excellent.  Mezco has taken his character from John Wick 2 and put him into a sophisticated 1/12 scale.  The hype for this figure has been ongoing for over a year, but when I finally got him in my hands I really feel like it’s average at best.  Mezco had a lot of time and pushed back the release date, all raising our hopes that this would truly be an ultimate figure. I was let down, but let's take a closer look at the final John Wick from Mezco Toyz.   

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective MDX Blade Review

Mezco Toyz MDX Blade Review
The first version of Blade from Mezco has been considered one of their best releases to date.  We were lucky enough to get this MDX version of Blade that includes some unique pieces the original Blade did not come with.  He is outfitted with a new tactical vest as well as the same handgun leg harness that came with the Toy Fair exclusive Blade. I really like both of these additions along with two different head sculpts compared to the standard release. Let's take a closer look at Blade's details and dig into the pros and cons of Mezco's latest release.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Rumble Society Baron Bends Review

Mezco Toyz Rumble Society
Baron Bends 
Baron Bends is the latest Rumble Society release from Mezco Toyz, an original designed under water Aqua-Knight. Baron is an ancient warlord from the cosmic realm, who searches time and space on a quest with no endgame in sight. An interesting background for an original character, and I give Mezco credit for creating characters outside the DC/Marvel realm. I was able to check him out in person at ToyFair, and really enjoyed their setup and what I saw. Let's take a closer look at the Baron Bends bundle, and how it stands up to other Mezco releases. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Collective Spider-Man Far From Home Figure Review

Mezco Toyz Spider-Man Far From Home
The newest movie versions of Spider-Man have been a huge hit with Marvel fans. I believe this is the 4th Spider-Man version Mezco has released in the similar red with black or blue highlighted suits.  I'm not counting the black PX version as this is a different suit and look all together.  I've always been a fan of the classic Spider-Man look and it was the first version Mezco released and I purchased.  What drew me into purchasing this version is the black and red suit along with some amazing accessories and head sculpts.  I'm very pleased with the Tom Holland head sculpt, Tony Stark glasses, and the perfect effect of a web mask that covers a figures face.  Now its time to take a closer look at the pros and cons of the latest release from Mezco Toyz. 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Magneto Review

Mezco Toyz 
I am a huge X-MEN fan so of course I was ecstatic to find out that Mezco was going to be making arguably the ultimate baddie in the X-MEN universe. I am extremely happy with how he turned out and I think they knocked him out of the park.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Mezco Toyz ToyFair 2020 Showcase Coverage

Mezco Toyz ToyFair 2020 Coverage
I got up at 5:15am on Saturday to catch the train around 7am to get to New York in time to check out the Mezco booth.  ToyFair was another amazing event, but Saturday morning I had Mezco on my mind from the minute I woke up.  Once I completed my trip and sat in line for my badge I was off to Mezco's booth.  Each year Mezco approaches the event a little different than they did the year before.  When 9am came the line outside the booth was packed and you could barely get in! Mezco was the talk of ToyFair which is no surprise as they tend to steal the show every year.  Once I was in the booth it was packed. I could barely move and everyone was getting hit with a barrage of Jansport backpacks. What was to come next was exciting. I just couldn't make my way to every spot in the booth due to the size of the crowd.  

Monday, February 10, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Moon Knight Review

Mezco Toyz Moon Knight 
I'm not a huge fan of the Moon Knight character, but I will say he's unique and his costume is sharp.  Marc Spector "Moon Knight" starts of when he's left to die in the desert.  He is discovered and saved by local people, where he was taken to a tomb and placed at the foot of a statue of the moon god.  He is later pronounced dead, but suddenly coming back to life saying Khonshu had brought him back to life! Let's take a closer look at the Superhero in all white, and see if he can withstand the Cheetos dust. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 Pennywise IT Review

Mezco Toyz 
In 2017 a remake of Stephen King's IT was made starring the creepy demon Pennywise clown that terrorizes kids in a Maine town.  The story goes, every 27 years Pennywise awakens to bring terror against its prey in a form it fears the most.  Personally I would prefer this demon stay far away from me, and I certainly don't want to see it take the form of a spider.  Pennywise is a shape shifting clown that strikes fear into all of its prey, even as an adult I want nothing to do with him.  Mezco did an excellent job with this figure and all the details it needed to create a truly demonic character.  

Monday, January 20, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 The Warriors Furies Box Set Figure Review

Mezco Toyz 
The Warriors/Furies Box Set Review
The Warriors is a late 70's gang based movie that has become a cult classic.  All of the New York gangs are called to a large meeting to listen to the King talk a lot of gang things. As the King preaches "Can you dig it!" one of the other gangs shoots and kills him and in the process blames The Warriors for killing him. This is the point where The Warriors have to make back to their home turf, fighting every gang in the city.  The Furies are an excellent 70's type gang wearing baseball uniforms and each having distinct face paint.  All of this leads to a nice scene of chasing and fighting with The Warriors winning out and getting away.  I was ecstatic when Mezco first announced the release of this set, and its living up to the hype.  Let's take a closer look at this four figure box set and if it can hold out in a gang fight!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mezco Toyz One:12 18" King Kong Skull Island Figure Review

Mezco Toyz 18" King Kong
The latest release from Mezco Toyz is their 18" King Kong from the movie Kong: Skull Island.  I originally was able to see this figure at ToyFair in 2018 and was really impressed with what I saw. My opinion of the Kong: Skull Island movie, it was pretty  entertaining but it also had its flaws.  I loved that they used the Vietnam era for the movie and John C. Reilly was pretty hysterical as well.  In the end, we all wanted to see Kong and what the latest adaption of the monster would look like.  He was the highlight of the movie, and in my opinion he lived  up to the hype.  Let's take a closer look at this monster of a figure, and see how well it stands up with Mezco's regular 1:12 releases.