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Little Wonders: Monogram’s Classic Wonder Woman Collection

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One of Monogram International’s new Wonder Woman Bust Banks.


Just in time for the release of DC Entertainment’s much anticipated Wonder Woman film, Monogram International Inc. announces its Classic Wonder Woman Collection. As always Monogram will offer a wide selection of collectibles and novelties, enough to please any fan of the Amazon goddess.

Kenny Pierce of the PiercingMetal website and I enjoyed a sneak peek at the prototypes for many of these goodies way back in February at The Toy Association‘s annual fair. The company has since provided us with an overview of the entire line. A pair of bust banks and new paperweight are highlights of the series along with a variety of logo emblazoned novelty items.

I’m a huge fan of the Soft 3D figural key-rings. Their bemused smiles always make me giggle and the selection of characters goes very deep into each licensed universe. When perusing Monogram’s sales booth I’m always pleasantly blown away by the saturated color palate of much of the product line. It’s completely in keeping with the comic book nature of many of their licenses. That said, some of the pieces in the Wonder Woman series lean more toward the adult collector. Polished metal key-rings, one emulating Diana’s Batman Vs. Superman shield, and the pewter lapel pin in particular will be good choices for the sophisticated lady who wants to let her geek flag fly but in the mellowest of ways.

One of Monogram International's new Wonder Woman Bust Banks.

This polished pewter pin could find a home on any geek girls lapel or purse strap.

All of these Wonder Woman items are available at retailers right now. You can find them at Hot Topic, Amazon, Entertainment Earth, and Diamond Comics.

The gallery below, featuring images from Toy Fair 2017, offers a sampling of the dizzying selection of the Monogram International product line. BTW, the T’Challa (Black Panther) Bust Bank totally rocks!

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Go Figure: Mezco Toyz 2017 “One:12 Collective” Preview

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Strange Days Indeed. This beautiful rendition of Marvel Comic’s Dr. Strange will join Mezco’s One:12 Collective.

The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 114th North American International Toy Fair in New York City is less than 24 hours away and as always we are preparing to bring you coverage of the newest products and toy trends for the latter year gifting season. Cameras are packed, lenses are polished, and we’re stocking up on energy bars for the 4 day foray that encompasses the entire Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and parts beyond.

Another Fine Mez…
Thanks to the fine folks at Mezco Toyz we got an amazing head start. Their recent sneak peek event (held at their outer borough Fortress of Solitude) afforded the opportunity to grab lots of unfettered photos of their upcoming offerings. This post will reveal the additions to their One:12 Collective, but you can expect plenty of pix of Living Dead Dolls and other licensed goodies to appear here as well. Keep in mind this is an advance look and many of these prototypes are still pending licensor approval.

Great for Play, Great for Display…
If you’ve spent any time on this site over the last couple of years you already know that I’m a big fan of Mezco’s One:12 Collective line. These approximately 6 inch figures are fully articulated, incredibly detailed, and come with an expanded selection of extras. They are boxed in nicely designed display cases but you won’t want to leave them in the box because they are so much fun to pose and play with. Extra heads and hands expand the posing possibilities and specialty items like The Joker‘s chattering teeth gag, Superman‘s bottled City of Kandor, Shazam‘s Mr. Mind, and Evil Dead‘s flipping-you-off corpse hand are pure gold for collectors.
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Figured Out: A Mezco Toyz 2016 “One:12 Collective” Gallery

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Punch Drunk Love: Marvel Comics’ Punisher gets Mezco’s detailed One:12 Collective treatment.

Toyz Story…
I’ll keep the chatter down since this post was promised as a gallery of prototypes for Mezco Toyz‘ burgeoning One:12 Collective series first revealed at their pre 2016 American International Toy Fair event. Take a look, the details speak for themselves. Having had hands on experience with the Dark Knight Batman and the Star Trek Mr. Spock I can say that the production models are as refined as the prototypes.

I recommend you make a point of checking out Mezco’s website for information on each character, it’s accessories, and the pre-order schedule. Many are selling out early.

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Mezco Toyz Space Ghost and Blip One:12 figures have just gone on pre-order. (Photo Courtesy of Mezco Toyz)

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They Call Me MEZter Sulu: Mezco “One:12 Collective” Expands

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Mezco Toyz will add Star Trek’s Mister Sulu to their excellent One:12 Collective product line. (Photo courtesy of Mezco Toyz)

Solo Sulu…
Oh boy, we were already really excited about Mezco Toyz‘ One:12 Mister Spock, but this morning’s communiqué from the land of Mez ups the ante. The company has just announced the addition of George Takei‘s character Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship USS Enterprise, to their line of original 1960’s Star Trek figures. Mr. Hikaru Sulu ultimately captain his own Starfleet ship, the USS Excelsior, in the Trek franchise and Mr. Takei has gone on to distinguish himself with a currently running Broadway play, Allegiance, that assays his time in a United States internment camp during the second world war.
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Steely Man: DC Collectibles’ Iconic Statues

DC Collectibles' Iconic statue Series features Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel

DC Collectibles’ Iconic statue Series features Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel



“The Kiss” is on My List…
A couple of months ago I was thrilled to furnish a sneak peak at the fabulous Jim Lee designed and Tim Bruckner sculpted Superman and Wonder Woman statue “The Kiss.” DC Collectibles has that slated for October 2013 release. Now, with the premiere of the Man of Steel movie only one month away here’s a look at some of the really exceptional creations based on the emigrant from Krypton soon available to collectors everywhere.
DC Collectibles Iconic General Zod Statue Captures the Visage of Michael Shannon as the Phantom Zone Criminal

DC Collectibles Iconic General Zod Statue Captures the Visage of Michael Shannon as the Phantom Zone Criminal



Iconic Series…
DC Collectibles Iconic Series depicts the characters of the film in 1/6th scale (13” tall) in cold cast porcelain renditions sculpted by the folks at Gentle Giant Studios. I’ve seen these limited editions up close and personal at New York Toy Fair and was duly impressed with their incredibly life like skin texture and minute detail. The series includes Henry Cavill as Superman, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Michael Shannon as General Zod, and Antje Traue as Faora.
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Tearin’ the Doors Off…Also available will be the vault busting tableau pictured above based on the film’s early promo shot. Another Gentle Giant produced piece, this scene is a 1:12 scale hand-painted resin casting. I really like this figure as it is reminiscent of the brick wall busting Aurora Superman model from my childhood.
Lee Bermejo's Design for DC Collectibles' Metallic Series

Lee Bermejo’s Design for DC Collectibles’ Metallic Series



Metal Men…
A nice sister assortment to the Batman Black and White Series, DC Collectibles offers Artists Frank Quietly, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and Rags Morales take their shot at illustrating Superman in 3D. The Superman Metallic Series has already begun roll-out, with additional pieces arriving through the end of 2013.

SkeletonPete Says…
I know there is some trepidation in the comics community on how this film will be spun, that’s a given when a character with the multi-generational longevity of Superman is up for rethink. As a fan of Superman 2 (1980), what I consider the best of the Christopher Reeve trilogy, I think the Phantom Zone adversaries hold spectacular potential. If Michael Shannon plays Zod with half as much crazed zeal as he portrayed Kim Foley in The Runaways we’ll have a doozy of a ride. I’m truly looking forward to this one.