San Diego Comic-Con Most Wanted – SamuRon

Wow, is it that time already? The biggest pop culture event of the year is upon us, and I’m just not ready for it.

Thankfully, the rest of the guys have already covered the bulk of my Most Wanted list, so check out their pre-game shows: Buzzy, Sandman, and Talyn. Here’s some of the upcoming toy lines from my favorite toy companies that somehow didn’t already get mentioned:

DC Universe Mez-Itz (Mezco)

As far as I’m concerned, there’s been a hole in the urban vinyl category shaped like a big “DC” – ever since Hasbro took vinyl and brought it to mass market as Mighty Muggs for its Marvel, Star Wars, GI Joe, and Transformers licenses, I’ve been waiting for DC to follow suit. I thought last year we might get a line from Mattel – they had some protos on display for Masters of the Universe and others that never made it to toy shelves. And DC Direct’s Blammoids made it to comic book stores but just aren’t my cup of tea.

With DC going with Mez-Itz, I think we’ve finally got a chance for DC urban vinyl for mass market. Mez-Itz has a very pleasing form factor that’s scale compatible with Mighty Muggs. And they’ve got those ball-jointed necks, that make them a superior offering. I can’t wait to pick up the Batman / Joker exclusive, and see what else Mezco has planned.

>> Read more about Mezco’s Mez-Itz

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Batman and Joker Mez-Itz Now Available for Pre-Order

A couple of weeks ago we found DC Universe Mez-Itz listed on the Mezco web store. They just made them available for pre-order. The Batman and Joker are available in a 2-pack for $40 and will ship around San Diego Comic-Con. They’ll also be available for purchase at the Con.

I’m very psyched about these. Mez-Itz are scale-compatible with Hasbro’s Mighty Muggs, and also feature a ball-joint at the neck – you can get some great poses other vinyl figures without that won’t be able to manage.

The Kick-Ass Bundle that includes Mez-Itz and keychains is also available for pre-order.

The Batman & Joker 6inch Mez-Itz two pack, which is a summer exclusive that will be revealed at SDCC, is available for pre-order now at

in July they will also be available at SDCC 2010.

Mezco San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive DC and Kick-Ass Mez-Itz Preview Pics

We’re probably jumping the gun, because there’s been no official announcement from them yet, but when Mezco announced they would be making Mez-Itz for the DC Universe, we had to go poking around – especially after they said they’d have an exclusive 2-pack with the Batman and Joker.

Here’s what we found. Awesome! (And stay tuned for official word, coming soon.)

Batman & Joker 6″ Mez-Itz Two Pack– COMING 6/11/2010
Category: 2010 Summer Exclusives
Price: $40.00

Kick-Ass Super Bundle– COMING 6/11/2010
Category: 2010 Summer Exclusives
Price: $35.00

via 2010 Summer Exclusives – Product Catalog.

Mezco Announces DC Comics Universe Mez-Itz

We had previously asked Mattel if the Attitubes they showed at San Diego Comic-Con last year were coming, because we hadn’t been too jazzed with DC Direct’s Blammoids! offerings thus far.

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Looks like the urban vinyl license for DC was still up for grabs, and I’m tremendously psyched by this announcement, in which Mezco will producing Mez-Itz for DC Universe characters. Check out my review of the Mez-Itz Comic Hellboy to see why.

Mezco Toyz To Create Mez-Itz Line For DC Comics Universe

New York- Mezco Toyz is proud to announce that is has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Comics, to create Mez-Itz, Mezco’s signature designer vinyl brand. The deal gives Mezco Toyz full access to the massive DC Universe of characters as well as specific movies, including world-famous superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the vast array of villains associated with these iconic heroes.

The first characters to be revealed to the public will be Batman and The Joker.

The Dark Knight and The Clown Prince of Crime will make their debut at San Diego Comic Con in June 2010; the exclusive two pack of 6inch Mez-Itz is based on the classic comic book characters.

“I’ve been a DC fan since I picked up my first comic book many years ago. To have access to the DC Universe and the ability to recreate these iconic heroes and villains as Mez-itz is a dream come true!’ said Mezco President Michael “Mez” Markowitz

Mezco Toyz plans to release several waves of Mez-Itz each year in a variety of sizes. They will announce the next wave of DC characters at San Diego Comic Con.

Mez-Itz, rotocast vinyl collectibles are cool by design. They features five points of articulation, amazing graphics from Mezco’s award winning design team, and are often packaged in a collector friendly window box.

Mezco Mez-Itz Perseus and Freddy Krueger Available in April 2010

Also coming in April 2010 from Mezco are two new Mez-Itz, Perseus from Clash of the Titans and Freddy Krueger.

Clash of the Titans is the second time in recent memory that I’ve learned of an upcoming blockbuster movie because of toys – the first was Prince of Persia when McFarlane announced its toy lines for it.  The Clash of the Titans movie comes out in March next year.

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The son of Zeus is reimagined as a Mez-It, 6″ rotocast vinyl collectibles that are cool by design. The tamer of Pegasus and the slayer of Medusa becomes part of Mezco’s designer vinyl line and comes complete with his sword of the gods. Perseus features five points of articulation and is packaged in a collector friendly window box. Clash of the Titans, a big budget remake of the 1981 film version of the myth of Perseus and his quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster in order to save the Princess Andromeda, comes to theatres in March, 2010.

via 37061 – Perseus Clash of the Titans Mez-Itz – Mez-Itz – Mezco Direct – Detail.

As far as I know, Nightmare on Elm Street isn’t one of the horror franchises that has a new movie coming out, but you know I’m out of touch with what’s happening in Hollywood.  This Mez-Itz features a new design that is different from the Freddy that comes with Jason Vorhees in a two-pack that should be hitting any day now.

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The terror of Elm Street is reimagined as a Mez-It, 6″ rotocast vinyl collectibles that are cool by design. The disfigured dream stalker becomes part of Mezco’s designer vinyl line and comes complete with his removable hat and his trademark lethal glove. Freddy Krueger features five points of articulation and is packaged in a collector friendly window box.

Available April 2010

via 37095 – Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Kreuger Mez-Itz – Mez-Itz – Mezco Direct – Detail.

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