Logic Prevails With Mezco’s One:12 Collective Mr. Spock
Though to this point Mezco's One:12 Collective has been limited to comic heroes, the company had teased some classic movie and television characters would join the line eventually. The wait won't be much longer for the first figure based on a real person. This spring, Mezco's One:12 Collective adds Star Trek to its roster starting with the smartest man in Starfleet. Well, at least maybe the smartest man on the USS Enterprise.
Yes, that's right; Mr. Spock, the first officer of Starfleet's flagship starship, will be getting his very own 1/12 scale figure to fit in alongside the likes of Batman and Judge Dredd (and eventually Frankenstein and Space Ghost). Even though there's a new movie on the way, Mezco's figure is steeped in nostalgia, and brings us original series' incarnation of the fan-favorite character as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. That's okay with us though. Old school Spock rules.
Few characters have a legacy in science fiction on the same level as Spock. Sure, you've got your Buck Rogerses and your Star Warsers, but the Vulcan science officer has been revered by Trekkies for generations for his candor, surprising wit and ability to play the Yin to Captain Kirk's Yang. Just releasing a Spock figure in name only wouldn't have moved the needle much, but Mezco's two Nimoy head sculpts (one stoic, one with that signature arched eyebrow) put this figure in a category all its own. That's doubly true when comparing it to the number of previously released Star Trek figures. They've generally been rather terrible.
Mezco's One:12 Collective has set a fairly high bar, not just for the company itself, but for the licenses they share with numerous other companies. Just on the Batman and Judge Dredd figures alone, Mezco's built up a solid base of expectations its exceeded both times with ease. Given the history of the line, it's easy to imagine the same thing happening again with the Spock figure. Compared to the previous releases, Spock might be a little lacking in the accessorization department, but he's still got a phaser, tricorder and communicator, which is really all you need for a classic Trek figure.
There are a number of hands included, too, including one for the ol' "Live long and prosper" Vulcan salute, but it's the nerve pinch and mind meld hands that offer the most posing possibilities. While there is only a standard blue shirt version of Spock currently available, the One:12 line has been filled with variants to this point. It's not outside the realm of reason to think a different Spock could pop up down the line. Say perhaps, "Mirror, Mirror"?
The One:12 Collective Star Trek Spock is available for pre-order now for $70. He's expected to arrive sometime during Q2 2016.