Mezco One:12 Space Ghost review

Posted on: June 27, 2017

I grew up watching re-reuns of Hanna-Barberra cartoons in the 80s and one of the most interesting cartoons for me was Space Ghost.  Not only did this show introduce me to the concept of aliens on other worlds (I was 4 years old) but I thought the idea of a black hooded ghost like being was appealing to me visually.

One of the cool unique ideas that I find fascinating is that One:12 creates these incredible figures of characters that aren’t necessarily popular by today’s standards.  Now one may argue that its nostalgia that allows figures like Space Ghost to come to the current market but I believe the One:12 team has a serious love for these characters and it definitely shows in the final product.

Take note that there are two versions of this figure, a Previews Glow-in-the-dark figure that will retail for $80.00 and a regular version which we will be reviewing.  Not much difference between the two versions other than the obvious fact that one glows in the dark and the other doesn’t.

The box is a sturdy representing Space Ghost’s color scheme and font that screams of the 1960s when the show debuted.

The side of the box shows Space Ghost’s symbol and the rear displays the figures in different poses.

One of the great ideas that has become a One:12 standard is the fact that you can remove the figure from the package without damaging the box or tray.  You can also return the figure to the tray without causing damage.

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You can open the outer cover of the box like a book and inside you can see a pencil and inked drawing of Space Ghost that looks as if Alex Toth drew it.  (Alex Toth was the HB artist that designed the look for Space Ghost)  The other side shows the tray with the Space Ghost and Blip the monkey figures.  Also displayed on the top tray is the other changeable head, 3 pairs of interchangeable hands and other laser, ice and fire blast effects that attaches to either his wrists or hands.  The second tray underneath; includes a stand and an translucent arm to achieve the best poses you can think of.

 

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Outside of the box this figure is amazing and is another One:12 achievement.  (Click on each photo for a full screen view)

The figure stands about 6 1/2 inches tall.  The material on the suit is clean and form fitting and does not hinder or interfere with the articulation.  The head sculpts are accurate but more on that the heads later.  The white plastic boots blend well with the material suit.  The yellow cape is the right size and compliments the white suit as it should.

The paint is clean and applied nicely, the metallic red on the power bands is a cool touch.  the only problem I had was my set of pointed finger hands had some chips on the knuckles but that could be just my figure.

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The figure comes with two interchangeable heads.  One is a serious battle ready portrait while the other is a smiling face.  Both heads are sculpted accurately compared to his animated appearance.  Although the smiling face looks like its a forced smile and doesn’t really look good for my personal taste.

The head falls on a ball joint for full movement and the suit and cape does not interfere at all.

 

 

 

 

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The articulation comes from the standard male One:12 buck that they use which incorporates all types of mobility including: hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, waist, knees, thighs and feet.  All the joints are tight and easy to move.  The cape includes a wire inside that allows the cape itself to have incredible articulation.  You can get some really great poses using the cape.

The only down side is that the heads come off really easy which is a nice feature but if you are trying to get him to look forward for a flying position it may be difficult to keep the head on.

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Space Ghost comes with a great amount of accessories which is another One:12 standard so you can get a variety of options to pose and play with your figure.  I just love how you can move the cape to get the best poses especially when you want him to appear flying.

 

The accessories are easy to apply to his fists or you can connect certain blast effects directly to the pegs on the wrists.  (Although you should always use caution when changing hands on the wrists because the peg can break if you apply too much force on the peg.  I like to rotate the pieces on the peg until it goes properly into position.)

 

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Blip the monkey also comes with Space Ghost and limited articulation but enough to get some great action poses.

The colors are solid and bright.  The facial detail on Blip makes him look like a real monkey and far from his cartoony appearance.

 

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Mezco’s One:12 line has raised the bar once again by creating unbelievable pieces of art.  One could argue that Space Ghost walked out of the tv set and into your home with all of the articulation and detail.  The playability (if you have time) is excellent and you can really have a lot of fun by creating your own adventures.  The poses you can create as he stands or flies on your shelf is enjoyable and the accessories he comes with makes this figure a steal at only $70.-$80.00.  I cannot stress enough if you love action figures, please treat yourself to any of Mezco’s One:12 figures.

I highly recommend this figure and if you are incline to, check out Youtube for some classic Space Ghost episodes.  However if the 60s aren’t for you try Googling “Space Stars” for 80s Space Ghost.

Enjoy

 

Mezco’s One:12 Collective Punisher figure review

Posted on: March 26, 2017

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

IMG_2481IMG_2503IMG_2432 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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

Mezco’s One: 12 – Judge Dredd Collector’s Figure review

Posted on: November 19, 2015

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.)

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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ARTICULATION:

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.

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DETAILS:

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.

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Judge Dredd has outstanding detail including which separates these high quality figures from standard figures.

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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.

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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.

 

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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:

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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.

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Most of the hands are just for show and you will have a difficult time holding anything in his left hand.

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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.

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PLAYABILITY:

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.

 

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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.)

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T. Romero