Mezco One:12 The Flash

Mezco One:12 The Flash

Mezco One:12 The Flash

My first official MezcoToyz.com purchase of a One:12 figure!  This is so freaking exciting!  The Flash!!  So…this is what happened.  They announced The Flash.  I was ecstatic.  The Flash went up for sale, I missed it.  The Flash was listed as sold out.  I was devastated.  Then, outta nowhere, The Flash went up for order…so I clicked, and I clicked hard.  Then, I waited, impatiently, through Toy Fair, where I got to see it in person like 10 times, and love and want it more.  Then…finally….Friday, it arrived at my house, and there was great joy.  How come though?  What’s so good about this figure…well…for one thing, shut your pie hole, what kind of question is that even?  But for the other, you can just scroll…and I’m sorry I yelled at you…but you needed to be told.

The Good

  • The Flash’s outfit is a perfect fit and perfect color.  The red fabric is The Flash through and through from page to plastic.
  • Lightening bolt accent pieces are well designed, look wonderful, and there really isn’t any concern that they’d fall off.  You should be careful using the included flight stand around the waist piece.
  • The standard-eyed head is highly detailed and the eyes look fantastic.  
  • The star of the figure for me is the white-eyed Barry head, the smirk, the eyes, it’s The Flash at his finest, tapping the Speed Force!
  • Accessories apart from the alt head include:
    • 2 alternate pairs of hands, fast run hands and grasping hands. Hands are easily interchangeable.  
    • 4 lightening effects, 2 for hands, 2 for feet…yes, I know I used the hand pieces wrong…I’m silly like that.
    • Speed Cyclone effect, fits perfect on the hand peg, looks great.
    • Stand with standing peg and a full armed flight stand for wall running…what else?
  • Fantastic pose-ability allows the Flash to get into all sorts of great run / jump / speed poses.  Joints are tight but easily move-able.  

The Bad

  • This may be the most minor complaint I’ve ever had, but as a matter of preference, I always liked the Flash bolts high on his boots vs where they are situated here around the ankle.

The rest

One:12 has brought another de-facto figure version of a character to bare on us all, and we…mostly we have to buy it.  This is a great figure, if you are a fan of the Flash, you shouldn’t hesitate.  You should also know that you can pick up a “variant” to this figure as well, Zoom!  Zoom is out now, but could be tough to find, he’s a PX Previews exclusive figure and generally retails for about $80.  

Availability

Getting The Flash will be a little tricky too.  The Mezco Official site has an option to be added to a wait list, but The Flash has already sold out twice there.   It is sold out at BigBadToyStore.com too.  A sure bet for today, a little more expensive, but you can pick this up at Amazon.  Flash generally retails for about $75.

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World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract set for March 31 at WonderCon Anaheim

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT TO HOST EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE OF TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT MARCH 31 AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM

Teen Titans actors Sean Maher, Jake T. Austin, Taissa Farmiga, Kari Wahlgren, Brandon Soo Hoo & Stuart Allan to attend Screening & Panel Discussion

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment continues its annual WonderCon tradition with the exclusive World Premiere of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, the next DC Universe Original Movie, on the evening of Friday, March 31, 2017 at WonderCon Anaheim in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center.

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will screen at 6:00pm in the 4,000-seat Arena, followed by a panel discussion amongst the film’s acting stars and filmmakers.

The entertaining post-screening panel will feature Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity, Batman: Bad Blood), the voice of Nightwing; Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Raven; Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place, The Fosters) as Blue Beetle; Brandon Soo Hoo (Tropic Thunder, From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series) as Beast Boy; Kari Wahlgren (Phineas and Ferb, Legion of Superheroes) as Starfire; and Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian; plus director Sam Liu (Batman: The Killing Joke), supervising producer James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) and character designer Phil Bourassa (Justice League Dark, Young Justice). Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.

Inspired by the 1984 DC story arc from Marv Wolfman and George Pérez, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract finds the Teen Titans – Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, Blue Beetle, Robin and the just-returned Nightwing – working as a cohesive team in their never-ending battle against evil. But their newest teammate, the mysterious and powerful Terra (voiced by Christina Ricci), may be altering that dynamic. Meanwhile, an ancient evil, Brother Blood (Gregg Henry), has awakened, and familiar foe Deathstroke (the late Miguel Ferrer) is lurking in the shadows – both waiting to pounce. Ultimately, the Teen Titans will need to battle their enemies and their own doubts to unite and overcome the malicious forces around them in this twisting tale of intrigue, adventure and deception.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet the cast on Friday, March 31 when all of the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract panelists will sign limited edition, WonderCon Anaheim exclusive mini-posters at the DC Entertainment booth. For information on the cast’s Autograph Signing, please visit Hall D on Friday morning. 

An encore presentation of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract (without an accompanying panel) is slated for Sunday, April 2 at 3:15pm in the Arena.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract will be distributed on Digital HD starting April 4, 2017, and on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD beginning April 18, 2017.

The Next Generation of the Marvel Universe Rises Together in  SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING

The Next Generation of the Marvel Universe Rises Together in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING

A crucial SECRET EMPIRE chapter that bridges issues #3 and #4 of the Marvel Comics event!                                                                                          

New York, NY—March 13, 2017— There’s a new order to things in the world, but it’s not one that everybody agrees with! So what is there left to do about it? The Black Widow has a dangerous plan—but to carry it out, she’ll need the help of the young heroes of the Marvel Universe—and it may require them to cross a line they never thought they would! Helmed by Derek Landy, writer of the blockbuster, award-winning Skulduggery Pleasant series, with art by J. Cassara (New Avengers) it’s time for Natasha Romanov to unite the next generation of Marvel heroes against the oncoming forces of Hydra with SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING.

“One of the overriding themes in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING is for the heroes not to make the same old mistakes all over again,” said Landy. “The Champions, for instance, are looking for non-violent ways to stop violent opponents, and that ethos spills over into Uprising. How do a bunch of super-powered kids, brimming with optimism, factor in the Black Widow’s dark agenda when confronted with Captain America’s role in the Hydra takeover of America? What are they willing to do? How far are they willing to go?”

Landy continued, “This will be the first time many of them have stood side by side with the heroes they grew up reading about. This momentous occasion, unfortunately, will be slightly soured by the fact that they’re squaring off against the hero of heroes, the inspiration of all inspirations — Captain America himself.”

An integral installment in the Secret Empire saga, SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING enlists the younger heroes of the Marvel Universe – Miles Morales, a.k.a. Spider-Man, Ironheart, Wasp, Amadeus Cho, Falcon, and more, for a dark-ops mission no one – not even the heroes themselves –are prepared for. Can Black Widow forge these champions into a new elite strike force against Hydra’s forces? Or will her time run out and send the younger heroes into the fight unprepared for what’s to come?  Be here this May when the age of innocence ends and the next generation is forced to take a stand in SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING from Derek Landy, J. Cassara, and Marvel Comics.

SECRET EMPIRE: UPRISING #1

Written by DEREK LANDY

Penciled by J. CASSARA

Cover by MEGHAN HETRICK

Variant by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE

FOC – 05/08/17, On-Sale – 05/31/17

 

 

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