Mezco Explores the Final Frontier with One:12 Collective Spock from Star Trek

Mezco One 12 Collective Star Trek Spock

We may have just had the biggest geekgasm ever this past weekend with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening (saw it, loved it!) but this is some pretty good news to start the week. Even before a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a Star Trek fan.

Mezco’s announcement of a Star Trek Mr. Spock figure in their One:12 Collective line is hitting all the right spots in my Neutral Zone.

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SDCC 2015: Mezco One:12 Collective – Awesome Figures, Could Use Some Focus

SDCC 2015 - Mezco One 12 Collective (1 of 18)

Mezco was actually my first stop during Preview Night (if you don’t count the stop on the way at Mondo, to sneak a quick look at the 1/6 scale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). I wanted to get there to get my hands on the one of the 150 One:12 Collective Batman / Mutant Leader 2-packs that was on sale for the day. I was lucky and got a set (haven’t had the chance to open it yet), and asked if they had any more figures coming in the line. I was told to look around the corner.

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SDCC 2015: Toys R Us Hosts Exclusives from Bandai, Hasbro, Mattel and More

SDCC 2015 Toys R Us Exclusives - Star Wars, Batgirl, and Power Rangers

Toy R Us is renewing its attempt to woo collectors by establishing a “Collector Vector” shop within both its traditional and online stores, and participating in San Diego Comic-Con with ten exclusives from a variety of toy manufacturers. While I’m doing fewer traditional toy runs now, I’ve been to my local TRU recently and have not noticed any change – but online they’ve established a Collector Vector search grouping that currently includes over 200 products and a landing page for their Con exclusives.

While I think TRU will continue to struggle to differentiate itself with collectors, the Con exclusives will help drive some traffic their way. The list includes the Yvonne Craig Batgirl from the ’60s Batman show (thankfully individually-carded and not in a 3-pack with Batman and Robin), a Star Wars Black Series Rancor set in the 3.75-inch scale, a Power Rangers exclusive, and more. They’ll be available at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) at the show and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12, while supplies last, of course.

It’s an impressive list of exclusives – TRU may be on the decline, but they still have some sway with the toy companies.

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Mezco Announces 12-Inch Mortal Kombat X Sub-Zero and Scorpion

Pre-order available now for December delivery

Mezco Mortal Kombat X 12-inch Sub-Zero and Scorpion

A couple years ago, 1/6 scale was devoid of any officially-licensed Mortal Kombat figures – today it’s got multiple licensees. We just posted about WorldBox’s Scorpion, the second of their MK ninjas after Sub-Zero. Next up are Mezco’s announcements of both ninjas from Mortal Kombat X.

While both manufacturers are playing in 1/6 scale, their price points will delineate them into separate target markets. World Box’s figures should be in the $150 range, making them relatively cheap but comparable to Hot Toys, with more accessories, clothing apps, and more paint apps. Mezco’s Sub-Zero and Scorpion figures are available to pre-order at $36 each, which we could imagine an all-plastic and ABS line like Marvel Legends Icons would cost, if they were still being sold.

Mezco is leveraging its (presumably) digital sculpts for Mortal Kombat X across 3.75-inch, 6-inch, and 12-inch scales. So if you’re a fan of these ninjas in the smaller scales, you’ll know what to expect from these guys, come December. It has begun!

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SDCC 2015: Two More Batman-Related Exclusives Coming from Mezco

Mez-Itz Poison Ivy announced and One:12 Collective Batman TDKR Mutant Leader teased

Mezco Convention Exclusives (with Poison Ivy Mez Itz)

Mezco has continued to be busy leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, with two more exclusives revealed for the show. First, they announced a Mez-Itz mini clip-on Poison Ivy. She’s all killer attitude wrapped up in a cute vinyl package, suitable as a key chain or zipper pull, for $8.

Second, they’ve collaborated with Entertainment Earth to put out a teaser for the One:12 Collective Mutant Leader from Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. We’d seen the mutant leader in Mezco’s display at NY Comic Con, but had not heard till now when and where he would be released. Entertainment Earth teased the news in a wrap-up of Mezco’s summer exclusives.

Incidentally, that feature also revealed another Batman variant from One:12 Collective, to be released exclusively at the Puerto Rico Comic Con. That’s limited to 300 pieces – a killer for completionists on the line.

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