Mezco One:12 Collective Judge Dredd Available to Pre-Order


Mezco kicks off our weekend with a closer look at their upcoming One:12 Collective Judge Dredd. We got our first look at the One:12 Dredd at New York Comic Con. It’s great to see another look at the details, but I am still wondering how the fabric apps will hold up on the figure with more action-oriented poses. The Dark Knight Batman is further along in development, and that’s looking pretty good so far.

When we talked to Mez at San Diego Comic-Con, he said they were developing a 1/12 scale Lawmaster to go with this figure. I really hope that comes to fruition. The One:12 Judge Dredd is up for pre-order at Mezco for $65.

Continue reading “Mezco One:12 Collective Judge Dredd Available to Pre-Order”

Toy Soul 2014 (Hong Kong): ThreeA Toys Booth Pics

3A Toys at Toy Soul 2014 (Hong Kong) 10

While we’re talking about 3A Toys, they recently shared pics of the 3A Toys booth at Toy Soul show in Hong Kong. I’ve reposted a few here, including their upcoming 1/12 scale Judge Death. It’s interesting that 2000 A.D. has a couple concurrent licensing deals. In addition to 3A, Mezco showed off their 1/12 scale Judge Dredd at NYCC. It’ll be interesting to see how much overlap there’ll be between the two licensees, both of whose figures I love.

All I can say is that neither company is making these figures fast enough for my liking, although the 3A Toys Judge Death does go up for pre-order next week. While it’s beautiful, I’m not sure if it’s a must-buy for me – I’m still plenty pleased with the Judge Death we got a few years ago in Legendary Comic Book Heroes from Marvel Toys (Toy Biz).

Continue reading “Toy Soul 2014 (Hong Kong): ThreeA Toys Booth Pics”

NYCC 2014: Mezco Adds a Bad-Ass Judge Dredd to One:12 Collective

Mezco One:12 Collective Judge Dredd

I fell in love with Mezco’s take on Batman from the Dark Knight Returns back at SDCC, and they’ve knocked it out of the park again with Judge Dredd. Dredd is the latest reveal from their One:12 Collective, a multi-license, mixed media, six-inch scale, super-articulated action figure line.

It’s an ambitious undertaking right from the start. It’s tough to get fabric apps to work well in this scale, and to do it over a super-articulated body is a daunting prospect. Batman was shown in a variety of poses and held up pretty well in this regard. Dredd, on the other hand, has been limited to more vanilla stances – so while I’m certain Mezco will get it right, I’m wondering if they’ve still got more work to do to get the figure looking right in more action-heavy poses.

Not sold? Consider this – Mez hinted heavily at SDCC that a six-inch scale Lawmaster could be on the way. Regardless, I’m in – just waiting for Mezco to put Dredd up for pre-order. Mezco recently announced that pre-orders on Batman have been brisk with nearly half the pre-order allocation sold in the first day – despite a $65 price tag – so you might want to get on that now or risk a sell-out.

To see more of Dredd, Bats, and more, check out our NYCC 2014: Mezco album.

SDCC 2014: Mezco Returns with One:12 Collective Super-Articulated Action Figures

SDCC 2014 - Mezco One 12 Collective Dark Knight Returns

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!

NYCC 2013: Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Masters of the Universe, Street Fighter, and More

NYCC 2013 - Pop Culture Shock Collectibles  (1 of 10)

I didn’t have a plan when I got on the floor at New York Comic Con yesterday, but I lucked out and ran right into the display area for Pop Culture Shock Collectibles. Jerry Macaluso has carved out a nice niche of high-end collectibles, including statues, busts, and mixed media sculpture. Unfortunately for me, it’s way out of my budget.

Continue reading “NYCC 2013: Pop Culture Shock Collectibles Masters of the Universe, Street Fighter, and More”

Scroll Up