Mezco’s One:12 Collective line is the future of Action Figure collecting and they are not slowing down. These figures sport a minimum of 30 points of articulation, detail in their sculpting that could rival HOT TOYS. Real clothing and hyper attention to details to their accessories. These are the figures that collectors have always dreamed of and now we have them. Six inch figures with this much fun attached to them without breaking the bank. Now that they have included licenses from Marvel, DC, 2000AD and Universal Monsters One:12 just keeps on getting better.
Frank Castle also known as the Punisher is One:12″s latest greatest figure in their line of Marvel Characters. You should take note that there are 3 different versions of this figure. The regular release which is based on his early comic book appearance. The second was a Diamond previews release which includes his white skull emblem and the final is the 2017 Toy Fair figure, which is an all black Punisher with some more accessories. (The one we will be reviewing is the Toy Fair figure.
The box is a regular One:12 Collective sturdy box that features The Punisher Skull logo. The box is also resealable and Mezco was smart enough not to tape the top of the box.
Inside the box is a tray which secures the figure and all of his accessories, again no tape involved.
The figure comes with 2 interchangeable heads, 4 pairs of different hands, grenade launcher with grenades, knife, machine guns and a Glock hand gun with a bullet firing.
Outside the box you can see the incredible detail and care that is put into his outfit. His real clothing fits perfectly, not too tight if you wanted to roll up his sleeves and not too loose if you want to get him into any cool poses. The Punisher can also be displayed on his stand using a peg in his foot or a translucent arm that attaches to the stand. Punisher stands at 6 1/2″ tall.
The figure has articulation in the head which can rotate fully. Full rotation on shoulders, articulation on the elbows and wrists. The twisting waist helps get him into some cool poses. Articulation on the thighs, knees and boots.
In all three versions of this figure includes 3 different interchangeable heads. (Click on each picture for a larger portrait.) The detail on these heads are incredible, the sculpter and painter have done an amazing job with the details on each of these heads. The cuts and bruises look fresh over the flesh tone face. The cuts are sculpted into the head while the painter shines with the black eye on the “beaten up” head. I’m surprised that the band aid is made from real cotton. The slick back hair is a special touch where you can see almost every strand on his head.
I love the attention to detail they give to Frank’s Belt and chest symbol. Unfortunately for the Toy fair version its all in black so it will not be so obvious unlike the other two versions which is painted in white and really stands out. The knife accessory fits in perfectly in his scabbard and the detail on his pouches and boots really adds to the figure’s realism.
Once again Mezco has proven that with these figures you can have all the fun you want. 30 points of articulation and interchangeable hands make the playability on this figure superb. You can have him go up against any villain or hero your imagination wishes. You really get a full range of movement to get him into some really cool poses.
The standard One:12 male body that features interchangeable hands slides onto the arm with a peg going into the hand. Now it was easy to change out the hands but always use caution, the peg could snap off if forced.
Again the attention to the detail on his artillery is amazing. Each gun comes with its own magazine that you can place into his weapons but my favorite is the tail explosion as the bullet is fired from his gun. Its amazing how you can just freeze a moment with that accessory.
Mezco One:12 is proving to the action figure collecting world that this is the future of action figures. The care and thought that they instill into every figure elevates these figures into works of art. I have to confess, I am not a big fan of the Punisher but I enjoy having this figure on my toy shelf. As for cost one could argue that you could go and get a highly detailed import but you would be shelling out hundreds of dollars per figure. The Punisher figure retails for $80.00 at Mezco’s online store which I believe is reasonable for this type of figure.
This is a fantastic figure and if you are a Punisher fan or a fan of fine comic art, I Highly Recommend this figure.
Thank you to the fine people at Mezco Toys for this figure.