Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That's usually gift card territory. But it doesn't have to end that way! We're here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we've got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
It's been a big few months for licensed Batman '66 with DC Digital launching its comic series and loads of licensors working on products modeled after Adam West and Burt Ward in their iconic superhero roles. Some toymakers are thinking big -- or huge -- with their takes on the classic Batman show, but Mezco is offering colorful characters at a smaller, 2" tall size with its upcoming line of Batman '66 Mini Mez-itz. The toymaker had multiple versions of Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler and Joker on display at its Comic-Con booth, plus its in-scale Batmobile for the toys to tool around in. Get a load of some of the smaller-scale Batman '66 toys after the jump.
Expanding on its initial action figure and plush line debuts at Toy Fair, Mezco hit San Diego Comic-Con International with loads of new Axe Cop toys. Coming in 2014 is a full second wave of action figures pulled straight from Ethan and brother Malachai Nicolle's webcomic/Dark Horse comic/Fox ADHD cartoon including figures of Axe Cop in his cat suit and president attire, plus the Candy Candy monster and the the previously seen Baby Man. New plushies include Dr. Doo-Doo and a huggable Axe Cop.
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I'm still only on season three of Breaking Bad (I know, I know), so I'm hardly an expert, or as devoted a viewer as so many are of the critically-acclaimed series. That said, I still want this Walter White toy in my home. Designed by Mezco, this Comic-Con 2013 Summer Exclusive features White in his hazmat suit, a 55 gallon chemical drum, a few lab bottles and containers (you know, for making Meth), and a scale replica of the fly swatter from the season three episode "Fly." With a limited print run of 1,500, it will likely go fast, as these things always do.
Toys: Mezco's first wave of Batman '66 Mez-Itz is slated for a July debut.
Upcoming: Cartoon Books will collect Jeff Smith's complete RASL in a 472-page, full color, oversized hardcover this September.
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Breaking Bad isn't a comic book, but considering the main character is one of the greatest supervillains in TV history, I think you guys can indulge me for some quick Toy Fair 2013 news about Mezco's upcoming BB toys. Come July, fans of the AMC drama about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher
Digital: If you've been enjoying the new DmC video game, Titan Comics has launched the first of a two-issue series of tie in comics called DmC: Devil May Cry: The Vergil Chronicles on ComiXology that might be up your alley.
Toys: Both Batman and Bane ver