Mezco Toyz and The Living Dead Dolls reveal the Trick'R'Treat Sam. He may look like a child dressed for trick or treating, but Sam is the personification of Halloween itself. Straight from the film Trick'R'Treat comes Sam, the enforcer of the rules of Halloween. Beneath his apparently innocent scarecrow mask is his misshapen, demonic head. Part pumpkin, part supernatural being, Sam shows no mercy to those who show disrespect to his holiday. Sam comes complete with his infamous and mysterious sack and his deadly oversized lollipop. He wears his film accurate removable hood mask and his orange footie pajamas. Sam stands 10 inches tall, features 5 points of articulation, and comes packaged in a collector friendly, specially die-cut window box. He joins the Living Dead Dolls family in October/November 2016 and is available for pre-order via the above link for $46.00.
Mezco presents the 24-inch tall Bugs Bunny figure. Based on his classic appearance during the years of 1942-1946, the Oscar-winning rabbit features 9 points of articulation. Bugs Bunny comes with his ever-present carrot ready to take a bite. Packaged in a collector friendly box, this oversized tribute to the world's favorite rabbit burrows his way into collections in September/October of 2016 and is available for pre-order via the above link for $180.00.
In the pantheon of comic books, The Dark Knight Returns might just be the medium’s Citizen Kane. The four part miniseries was released in 1986, having been written and illustrated by the illustrious Frank Miller (Klaus Janson also illustrated the series).
It was infamous for its portrayal of an aged (55 year old) Bruce Wayne/Batman in conflict with Superman (Dawn of Justice, anyone?). Also, the story features a much grittier look at Gotham, as Batman battles with an army of thugs called the Mutants. There are also several memorable events, from The Joker (I don’t want to spoil things…but the comic was released 30 years ago) being killed by Batman to Selena Kyle now running an escort service. So, yeah…gritty.
Being that The Dark Knight Returns celebrates 30 years this year, and that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice seems to glean some plot points from the comic, we’re seeing an uptick in DKR related collectibles. One of those collectibles is from the folks at Mezco Toyz. They’ve released, from the One:12 Collective series, a 1/12th scale Mutant Leader.
The Mutant Leader was, quite obviously, the leader of the gang known as the Mutants. In the comic, there was a pivotal battle between Batman and the leaders of the Mutants. Mezco released a now sold out set that featured both Batman and the Mutant Leader, however, the stand-alone Mutant Leader features some accessories that the guy included in the set did not.
The One:12 Collective Mutant Leader includes two sets of hands - a pair of fists, a right hand for holding weapons, and a left hand that appears to be grasping for something. The weapons that can be placed in that hand are a torch and a crowbar.
But what’s great about this guy is that he includes three different swap-out heads. You have the angry face with glasses and spikes on the crown of his head. There’s the yelling face with glasses and no spikes. And there’s one with his broken nose all bandaged up, minus those glasses. Each one is worthy of being displayed. And, speaking of displaying, the Mutant Leader includes a display base where you can place a peg into the bottom of his foot or use the posing stand for some aerial poses.
I like the figure sculpt. It’s tough to duplicate the Mutant Leader from the comic book, since the drawings were often rough. But he’s got those creepy elongated orange nipples, and the spikes on his wrists and ankles almost appear to be coming out of his skin. Also, the paint shading on the figure’s body is another impressive aspect of the piece.
Although I’ve covered plenty of figure announcements, I had never seen one of Mezco’s One:12 Collective pieces in-hand. After checking out the Mutant Leader figure, my initial impression is that they have a burgeoning line. Will 1/12th scale be able to compete with 1/6th scale? Price-wise, you’re looking at about 1/3 to 1/4 the price of your higher quality 1/6th scale figure. (Enough fractions for you?) Traditionally, that smaller size meant that quality would often suffer. But Mezco is proving that good things do come in 1/12th scale packages.
Positives: Including three alternate head sculpts with a figure is impressive. The suggested $65.00 price point sounds about right.
Negatives: Watch out for those spikes! They’re pretty darn sharp, and the last thing you want to do is trying to explain to a coworker how you were impaled on a toy.
Series: DC Comics’ One:12 Collective
Manufacturer: Mezco Toyz
Material: Articulated plastic body
Dimensions: 6 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Over 30 points
Outfit: Black, faux leather pants
Accessories: Alternate head with broken nose; Alternate head with gritted teeth and glasses; Alternate head with open mouth and glasses; Set of fists; Holding hand; Posing hand; Torch; Crowbar; Display base and posing stand
You can pick one up at the following:
Mezco Toyz has announced the One:12 Collective - Star Trek "The Cage" Spock, a limited edition variant From GetSpock.com. The figure is that of Spock as he appeared in the first filmed Star Trek episode, The Cage. Available exclusively from GetSpock.com, the limited-edition figure is produced for release from Vegas Dead Dolls at the 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
The Cage Spock is portrayed with an different uniform, has a different style of communicator, and uses a different weapon referred to as a laser instead of as a phaser. Physically, Spock has a different appearance with more pronounced ears, a less refined hairstyle, and severe eyebrows.
The One:12 Collective The Cage Spock figure features the following:
- Episode specific fabric uniform
- Posing hands
- Laser holding right hand
- Communicator holding left hand
- Laser with episode specific sculpt
- Communicator with episode specific sculpt
- Away Team harness
- Away Team jacket
- Display base with posing post
Mezco Toyz has announced the latest figure to join their One:12 Collective - Universal Monster's Frankenstein. Perhaps the most iconic movie monster of all time, Frankenstein first terrified audiences in 1931. Portrayed by legendary actor Boris Karloff as a terrifying yet misunderstood and tormented creature, Universal's Frankenstein monster has gripped moviegoer's imaginations ever since. Cobbled together from corpses stolen from graves and the scaffold; reanimated by lightning, Frankenstein terrorized a small village while seeking vengeance on his creator. Outfitted on a One:12 Collective body, Mezco's version of Frankenstein features incredible details. The final product captures the look and spirit of the character as he appeared in the legendary film.
The One:12 Collective Frankenstein is currently available to pre-oder for $70.00 and is expected to begin shipping in September/October of 2016.
The One:12 Collective Frankenstein features the following:
- Standard head
- Angry head
- Posing hands with attached forearms
- Grasping hands with attached forearms
- Functioning shackles with real metal chain
- Display base with posing post
Mezco continues their popular line of Chucky dolls with the one that started it all: the Good Guys doll. Before he became possessed by the Spirit of Charles Lee Ray, a serial killer better known as "The Lakeshore Strangler," Chucky was just a harmless Good Guys figure. His face not yet scarred, his clothes not yet bloodied, Chucky appears cheerful and ready for fun.
Just as he did in the films, Chucky speaks four movie accurate phrases when a discreetly placed button on his back is activated. Look for the Good Guys 15-inch Chucky Talking Doll to begin shipping in September/October 2016. It's currently available to pre-order via the above link for $94.00. It's also available to pre-order purchase via Sideshow Collectibles.
Mezco has announced a new Chucky figure from the Child's Play film series. The 5-inch tall Chucky Action Figure is Mezco's latest edition to its ever-expanding line of Chucky merchandise. Their designers have created an all new sculpt in an all new scale. This version of Chucky features not only two film accurate weapons (a gun and knife), but two sets of arms as well. Look for the Chucky 5-inch Action Figure to hit shelves in September/October 2016. It can be pre-ordered via the above link for $21.00.
Fans of the Hellraiser film series know it by many names - the puzzle cube...Lemarchand's box...the Lament Configuration - but Mezco Toys is bringing them to collectors as large plush dice. The pair of 3-inch cubes are permanent affixed to each other with a black cord and come complete with an informative hangtag. The Hellraiser Lament Configuration Fuzzy Dice can be summoned into collections around September or October of 2016 and can be pre-ordered via the above link for $12.00.
Mezco has announced the pre-order availability of their Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth 12-inch tall Pinhead figure.
Pinhead's detailed portrait sculpture captures each grid scar and nail of his infamous visage. Looking into the eyes of the figure, one can almost feel his insatiable craving for souls. Great care has been paid to each detail of Pinhead's attire. His vestments perfectly capture the look from the legendary film. The flayed portions of Pinhead's flesh bear witness to his suffering with a realistic wet-look finish. His sacred instruments, a trio of blades, dangle from his holy robes.
The figure includes two sets of hands - one set to hold the included Lament Configuration for summoning the Cenobites and a second set to wield his instruments of transformation.
The Pinhead figure is currently available to pre-order for $44.00. It's expected to begin shipping around September or October of 2016.
The afterlife's leading bio- exorcist is back and the manic Beetlejuice is bringing the creepy and the crazy! Mezco's newly announced Beetlejuice Plush stands in at 8 inches tall and features his black and white striped suit, a tangled mass of mossy green hair, while his sardonic grimace reveals his trademark yellowed teeth. Beetlejuice comes with an informative hangtag and is sure to thrill any fan of Tim Burton's Oscar-winning film. Watch out for Beetlejuice to enter the collections of the living between September and October 2016, and he's available to pre-order via the above link for $16.00.