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REVIEW: The Notorious B.I.G. NYCC Exclusive

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Background

He's an all-time great; an unparalleled storyteller, and a man whose talent can only be compared to the size of his legend.

While that statement might be open to opinion, no one can argue that The Notorious B.I.G.’s influence can still be felt in the rap world.  Why else would Mezco Toyz have created a line of stylized Biggie (aka Christopher Wallace) vinyl figures?

The Notorious B.I.G. 2008 Exclusive was released at this year’s New York Comic Con and features the rapper in his Juicy music video attire.

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Packaging

The solid cardboard packaging features a silhouette of The Notorious B.I.G. on the front and the back of the box.  The figure is secured in a plastic tray with twist ties.  A sticker on the box identifies that this is a 2008 Exclusive piece.

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NYCC 2008: Mezco Toyz

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The most impressive piece at the Mezco Toyz booth had to be their NYCC Exclusive Notorious B.I.G. vinyl figure.  (We'll actually be doing a review of it later in the week)  In addition to Biggie, Mezco had a number of new Hellboy II products, including an 18" tall rotocast Hellboy.

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Cinema Of Fear Deluxe Plush Series 2

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Following the breakout success of their Cinema Of Fear Roto Plush Series 1,  Mezco revisits three memorable horror icons softer sides.

  • Freddy Krueger as seen in A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors sporting a dapper tuxedo.
  • Jason from Friday the 13th Part 2 features the “sack mask” look he
    experimented with before settling on his hockey mask, includes pick axe
    accessory.
  • Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 featuring the new mask worn
    in the second TCM movie, Leatherface also has a completely new outfit
    and his trusty oversized chainsaw accessory.

Each figure stands approximately 13" tall.  Mezco will have the prototypes on display at NY Comic Con from April 17-20th at booth 1041, actual product will appear in stores this
Halloween.

Notorious B.I.G. Vinyl Exclusive

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Mezco Toyz' stylized Notorious B.I.G. will only be available only through Mezco Direct and at New York Comic Con (April
18-20th, 2008).  The 9" tall vinyl exclusive version of Biggie is decked out in the outfit
he rocked in his Juicy video, an authentically reproduced yellow basketball
jersey.  The figure includes a removable towel, gold chain, sunglasses, and microphone.

The piece is limited to a run of 2,000 pieces.

Cinema Of Fear 7” Series 3

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Mezco’s Cinema of Fear 7" tall action figure line continues with Series 3.  The series contains four iconic horror film characters, including Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and the hitchhiker from the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  This is the first time the
hitchhiker has ever been captured in action figure form. Destined to
become a fan favorite

  • Freddy from Nightmare On Elm Street 5 - (alternate hand, deformed Freddy baby, and film accurate chef hat)
  • Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake - (infamous
    chainsaw, mallet, and maskless alternate head revealing the true face
    of horror)
  • Jason from Friday The 13th Jason Goes to Hell - (machete, dagger, and the beloved miniature Jason demon)
  • The Hitchhiker from the classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre - (bindle, camera,
    pocketknife, and razor)

Hellboy II Rotocast Vinyl

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Sideshow Collectibles is distributing the Mezco Toyz produced rotocast vinyl Hellboy figure.  Based on the film Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the figure stands in at 18" in height.  With 12 points of articulation, the figure comes with The Samaritan (Hellboy's gun) and the Big Baby shotgun.

Toys”R”Us Exclusive Heroes

Mezco Toyz has announced that they will be teaming up with Toys"R"Us to offer two exclusive figures from their NBC television series Heroes line: Fire Rescue Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and
Times Square Teleportation Hiro (Masi Oka).

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Fire-Rescue Claire features the Texas teenager in her iconic
cheerleader outfit from the scene where she rescues a fireman and risks
revealing her powers. The figure boasts over 9 points of articulation
and comes complete with a miniature reproduction painting by award-winning artist Tim Sale depicting the dramatic rescue scene.

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Times Square Teleportation Hiro features the Japanese office drone in
the iconic scene where he teleports to New York's legendary Times
Square in front of the famous Toys"R"Us flagship store.  Hiro comes
complete with an alternate head, his ever present messenger bag, a
Times Square backdrop, and his highly detailed sword of Takezo Kensei.

Mezco Shows Off Their Heroes

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Mezco has revealed their Heroes line of 7" tall action figures.  The characters from the hit NBC show are being set in plastic.  Series One features Mohinder Suresh the inquisitive scientist, Claire Bennet the cheerleader
with incredible recuperative powers, Peter Petrelli the most powerful of the heroes, Hiro Nakamura the programmer
with the ability to bend time and space and Sylar the villainous power
leach.

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SDCC 2007: Mezco Toys (Booth #4145)

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For all of the children of the 80's, the Mezco booth conjured up memories of Cyndi Lauper singing Goonies 'R' Good Enough.  Probably because of The Goonies toys.  The company ws showing off it's action figure line from the 1985 hit movie...proving the adage - better late than never.  The first series includes Sloth, Chunk, Mouth, Mikey and Data.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do an Anne Ramsey action figure.  O...sweet ol' Mama Fratelli!

2007 SDCC coverage sponsored by Max Toy Co

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**MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP**

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Sloth Loves Chunk…

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Ahh yes...It feels like yesterday that we saw the initial prototypes of The Goonies action figure line at Toy Fair '07.   It was actually about four months ago.  Lucky for us, Mezco has posted the painted prototypes of everyone's favorite gang of misfits.  If you grew up in the 80's, you definitely know the names: Mikey, Data, Sloth, Chunk and Mouth.  (Well...Mikey isn't all that unique.)  The line will be released this summer and loaded with accessories from the movie.

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