Tri-State Collectors – Shop in the Mezco Vault – 8/16 Only!

[Update: Reading is fundamental! I posted this thinking the sale was today, but it’s next week. Oops!]

I often miss living in NYC (rarely during the oppressive summers or freezing cold winters, though), and today is one of those days. Starting in a short while at Noon EST On Friday next week, Mezco is opening up their vault and making some unique items available for sale to collectors like you and me.

So if you’re in the Tri-State area, now’s next Friday the time to tell your boss that you’ve come down with a summer cold, and get your butt to Mezco in Long Island City and pick up some loot. I’d be there if I could!

Mezco Unlocks The Vault And Release Rare And One Of A Kind Items

Mezco Vault Sale

New York – In a first of its kind event, Mezco Toyz is opening their vault and releasing items from their archives.

Mezco’s Test Shots usually end up ion public display at such institutions as The Museum Of The Moving Image, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, or others. This is the only time the vault has ever been opened and multiple test shots made available to the public.

At the same time, Mezco will be offering a select number of out of production items, including items from it’s popular Scarface and Hellboy lines. “We get calls and emails about some of our discontinued items, like Notorious B.I.G., Heroes, Scarface, and others almost daily. This is an attempt to satisfy fans, pure and simple. We will be offering rare items, out of production items, and items like test shots that are one of a kind and unavailable anywhere else. ” says Mezco’s Mike Drake.

Most test shots will be priced in the $100-$200 range so they will be affordable to even the most thrifty collectors. Rare items will be offered at lower than expected prices as well. “This is truly a collector’s dream come true!” says Mezco’s resident artist/ ninja Rich Ford “Bring a truck and bring your credit card, because this is gonna be one heck of an event!”

Public sale is on Friday 08/16 from 12noon-5pm. Cash, Visa, Mastercard are all welcome.

Mezco is located at:

2109 Borden Ave
2nd Floor
LIC NY 11101

The Hunter’s Point station is approx 3 blocks away from us.
http://hopstop.com/search?address2=2109+BORDEN+AVE,+Hunters+Point,+New+York+11101&city2=newyork

Not attending? Follow the excitement on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/MezcoToyz
Instagram – https://www.facebook.com/MezcoToyz/app_267091300008193
and Twitter – https://twitter.com/MezcoToyz

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Photo Credit: Rich Ford

Universal Licensing Deals – Mattel Gets Back to the Future and NECA Says Hello to My Little Friend

There was lots of buzz today about Mattel acquiring the rights to Back to the Future that originated, of all places, on the Shocker Toys Facebook page. Some intrepid Google searching confirmed that the deal was one among many new licensing deals for Universal. Speculation is already starting about whether this will be a MattyCollector.com line and if the Four Horsemen will be their design partner, as it is with Mattel’s other classic movie license for Ghostbusters.

Nestled within the licensing announcements was the news that National Entertainment Collectibles (aka NECA) has picked up Scarface. As much as I dig Al Pacino, I hope that we get some of the other characters in the movie. Has there been an action figure with Michelle Pfeiffer’s likeness yet?

A number of merchandise deals have been secured by Universal Partnerships & Licensing for properties including Curious George, Fast & Furious and Despicable Me.

The latest partners include:

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Mattel for Back to the Future action figures, accessories and toy vehicles (worldwide)

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National Entertainment Collectibles for Scarface action figures and accessories (worldwide)

via Universal Reels In More Than a Dozen Deals – License.