From Mezco’s One: 12 Collection comes the Fully articulated figure of Mega City-One’s toughest Law man Judge Dredd. Based on his original black and white comic book appearance from 2000AD and not the original colorful release. Mezco enlisted Rebellion and comic book artist Ben Willsher to design the most accurate figure possible based on the characters current look the One:12 Collective has crafted a finely detailed figure.
(*Note this is the NYCC ’15 exclusive figure, so like Clerks 2 we’re going to do a little color adjustment.)
The box features the badge of Dredd on the front and some cool looking artwork of the Lawman himself. Another excellent feature on this box is that the figure can be repackaged but it is tricky to do that with all the plastic that separates certain pieces. The artwork is very nice and can be displayed separately if you would like.
As you can see right out of the package he comes with 11 accessories which we will discuss later but the packaging is reusable you just need to be careful with the plastic pieces that protects the figure.
Right out the box this figure looks amazing, highly detailed as if he walked right off the comic page. He also comes with a stand showcasing his badge. The stand can be used as a peg which can fit in the holes of his heels or you can use a clear arm stand for more intense posing.
The articulation is incredible, the head has full rotation as well as back and forth. The arms get full rotation at the shoulders articulation at both the elbows and wrists. There is also articulation at the thighs, knees and ankles. The torso also rotates right and left to get the best poses.
One thing about posing him, because of his skin tight spandex uniform you should be careful and try not to push the elasticity for fear it may rip. However we did have him in some extreme poses and the “Real leather-like fabric” did not rip; just use caution.
Speaking of poses, this figure utilizes magnets to hold his shoulder pads and badge in place to his body in case you ever wanted to pose him with some sort of battle damage. The magnets make customization easy and trouble free.
Judge Dredd has outstanding detail including which separates these high quality figures from standard figures.
The fabric representing his spandex uniform is made from a real life leather like fabric that covers the figure. His zipper is made from a real metal which is used as an actual zipper for customizing. Use caution when zipping up and down his uniform.
The paint is a two-tone shade of grey and black with a nice black wash on his armor accessories. The little details are huge with this figure. Dredd’s face sports his usual grimace with some scaring. His helmet sports a reflective glaze for that realistic look.
Both his boots sport pockets for his Lawgiver (Gun) and knife.
His belt is made out of a soft rubber with pouches and holders.
As always use caution when filling these pouches and holes as the rubber is very pliable.
Let’s talk about accessories:
Judge Dredd comes with 7 interchangeable hands, a day stick, knife, Lawgiver, magazine cartridge, hinged handcuffs and two bombs. Here is one of the reasons why this figure is so cool, the hinged handcuffs have so much detail, I’m surprised that they don’t lock. The beauty of the hands are the details you see on them from the knuckles to the finger tips. This is a powerful figure.
The hands are simple to change and rely on a outer peg system.
Most of the hands are just for show and you will have a difficult time holding anything in his left hand.
As I mentioned before you can stand Dredd on the base with a peg or an actual clear plastic stand.
The stand wraps around his waist nicely and holds him perfectly for any type of pose you would like the Judge in.
This is a fantastic figure but playability in my opinion would be tough because of the tight fabric. Have you ever wanted a highly detailed statue that you could move and change poses. This is what you will get with this collectible. You can change his pose everyday but I would handle him with care. Make no mistake though, this figure is not fragile but use a little caution with his fabric.
I can’t stress this enough what an amazing figure this is especially if you are Judge Dredd fan. The detail along with the real life accouterments has raise the standard of what collectible figures should be. I would definitely recommend this figure to anyone who enjoys Judge Dredd or is an avid action figure adult collector that would appreciate the finer figures in life. After enjoying this figure, I may purchase the Batman figure from Mezco’s One:12 Line.
Don’t forget Judge Dread’s Lawmaster is available for pre-order from the Mezco store. (Yes, there will be a black and white version to go with your Con Exclusive Dredd.)