Listen: I'm not saying that you have to buy the entire staff of ComicsAlliance one of Mezco's new Dark Knight Returns action figures, but I am saying that it's basically the least you could do after all that we've done for you.
The new 1/12 scale action figure is available for pre-order today (and expected to ship in January), and as you can tell from the photo above, it's pretty awesome. Standing 6.75" tall and boasting 30 points of articulation, four sets of interchangeable fists (including two "batarang fists," a grappling hook and rope, a grappling hook pistol, an interchangeable boot (in case the first one gets worn out from stomping crooks, I imagine), interchangeable but equally grumpy heads, and cloth costume that actually looks pretty awesome. The price: $65.
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 '66with 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.
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.
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
Axe Cop, Ethan Nicolle and little brother Malachai Nicolle's webcomic-turned-Dark Horse comic-turned-animated series starring Nick Offerman can tack on one more credential: Mezco toy line. Coming in July, Mezco's first action figure
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