Mezco is my early pick for best in show, with its 1/12 scale, super-articulated action figures. The first figures planned for the multi-license line will be three versions of Batman from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. Mez was particularly excited to get to make the DKR Bats, which has cloth apps in the 6-inch scale, allowing the line to sail through some crowded licensing waters.
The Batman Dark Knight Returns figures on display are factory samples, so they’re looking pretty good. Mez says there’s still some paint tweaks to be done. With the complexity of the line (around 32 points of articulation with cloth apps in this scale), they’re hoping to get the figures out by 4th quarter this year. Next year, they’re hoping for a figure every other month or so. This will span licenses, which (spoiler) will include Judge Dredd with his Lawmaster… Sign me up!