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Mez-Conan: Iconic Frazetta Image Gets Mezco Toyz’ One:12 Collective Homage

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Frank Frazetta’s iconic “Conan the Adventurer” cover gets Mezco’s One:12 Collective treatment. (image courtesy of Mezco)

1960’s fantasy fandom hung heavily on author Robert E Howard’s 1930’s novels reissued in paperback form. Their affordability and portability put them in the hands of young readers who, though likely unaware of their prior lineage in pulp magazines like Weird Tales, loved them and craved more.

The Conan series, emblazoned with artist Frank Frazetta’s heroic and now iconic images of the fictional warrior solidified the rebirth of the sword and sorcery genre and those paintings are still considered the gold standard of the character’s portrayal.

Building on the already multitudinous offerings in their One:12 Collective universe, Mezco Toyz, in partnership with Frazetta Girls, has announced the release of their first Conan articulated action figure. Detailed down to every last battle scar, the figure is appropriately modeled after the image seen on Conan the Adventurer, Frazetta’s first cover for the Lancer Paperback series published in 1966.

Sword and Accessory Sorcery…

The One:12 Conan will come housed in a collector friendly display box, a perfect place to store the wealth of extras bundled with the figure.

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THE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CONAN FIGURE FEATURES:

One:12 Collective body with over 30 points of articulation
Two (2) head portraits
Hand painted authentic detailing
Approximately 17cm tall
Eight (8) interchangeable hands

One (1) pair of fists
One (1) pair of weapon holding hands
One (1) pair of grabbing hands
One (1) pair of posing hands

COSTUME:

Necklace (removable)
Crossbody axe harness (removable)
Cape (removable)
Two (2) interchangeable loincloths
Belt with carabiner hooks
Mid-calf boots

ACCESSORIES:

One (1) scimitar sword with removable sheath
One (1) broadsword with removable sheath
One (1) dagger with removable sheath
One (1) battle axe (fits into crossbody harness)
One (1) shield
One (1) One:12 Collective display base with logo
One (1) One:12 Collective adjustable display post

Preorders for the Conan One:12 figure and lots of other goodies are open at Mezco’s Website .

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SkeletonPete Says…

Following their Diabolik, Popeye, and Ghostbusters figures, I’m thrilled to see Mezco continuing to move the One:12 product line outside of the strictly comic book based superhero zone. Collaborations like this one with Frazetta Girls are a sign of exciting things to come. This particular figure is just begging for a limited edition diorama stand that includes the lithe young lady and mountain of carnage portrayed in the original painting. Can some Frost Giants to battle be far behind?

Also in the works, and prominently displayed at New York Comic Con 2019, is an amazing mixed media 1:6 scale statue of Conan in full berserker mode. This beauty is due in fall 2020.

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Mezco Toyz displayed this amazing Conan Statue, scheduled for fall 2020, at New York Comic Con 2019

Johnny is a Punk: McFarlane Toys Reveals Cyberpunk 2077 Action Figures

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McFarlane Toys’ will release Johnny Silverhand as their first Cyberpunk 2077 based action figure.

Facts and Figures…
McFarlane Toys has announced they will add to their burgeoning batch of licensed action figures with products for CD Projekt RED’s upcoming video game Cyberpunk 2077. They’ll follow hot on the heals of McFarlane’s previous game tie-in’s representing the worlds of ForteNite, Borderlands and Call of Duty, which were rolled out over the course of 2019.

CD Projekt RED (The Witcher: The Wild Hunt 3) confirmed work on the immersive journey in collaboration with RPG designer Mike Pondsmith – veritable godfather of the pen and paper cyber-game genre – way back in 2012. Author Pondsmith has appeared in his voluminous dystopian future games as “Maximum Mike,” adding a meta component to the surroundings. He’s likely to be seen in similar context in the new outing.

After years of development Cyberpunk 2077 will appear on April 16, 2020. The multiple platform role-playing game (RPG) has already won awards simply for its teaser trailers, so expectations are extremely high.

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McFarlane Toys has the video game figures you want, including Fortnite, Call of Duty and Borderlands characters.

Cy-Fy Roots…

In addition to roots in science fiction fan favorite Blade Runner and we assume William Gibson’s seminal books, Cyberpunk 2077 boasts the involvement of The Matrix’s Keanu Reeves as virtual character Johnny Silverhand. This 100% first person view role-playing experience, and the release of Marvel’s Avengers game may be the games that finally get me to buy a Sony Playstation 4.

McFarlane’s press release describes the game as “…an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality.  You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.”

The first action figures will debut in spring 2020 with 7 inch and 12 inch versions of guitar slinging Johnny Silverhand and a 7 inch version of Cyberpunk 2077 protagonist V (Male). The models feature 22 points of articulation and a selection of game appropriate accessories. More characters will be available over the next 3 years.

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Record Setting Spawn…

Todd McFarlane himself had a busy 2019 garnering a Guinness Book of World Records induction. With the release of issue #301 Spawn became the longest running creator owned comic in history. McFarlane has written, and intends to direct a new film featuring the Spawn character. The movie, still in development stage, has had both Jamie Fox and Jeremy Renner named as cast members.  Todd also recently did a private signing session of books and graphic novels for the CGC’s (Certified Guaranty Company) Signature Series.

Also worth noting is the nomination of  McFarlane Toy’s My Hero Academia Katsuki Bakugo as a finalist in the Action Figure category of The Toy Association‘s 2020 Toy of the Year Awards.

Please enjoy this gallery of McFarlane Toy’s Fortnite Action Figures

Guides for the Merry Fan: NECA Gifts Geeks with Giant Action Figure Directories

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The full size version of this comprehensive guide to NECA’s Alien action figures is available to download from their blog site. FREE!

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Widow Makers: Hasbro Toys Announces Marvel Legends Black Widow Action Figures

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Hasbro Toys’ Black Widow Marvel Legends Action Figures. (Images courtesy Hasbro Toys/Collage: Peter Parrella)

Spies Like Us…
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Duration & Mutation: DC Comics Marks 80 Years of Batman Personas

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Bat Bites, The Batman Who Laughs, from DC Collectibles’ Dark Nights Metal statue set.

Today is officially Batman Day, an 80th Anniversary event that has fandom fixated on the Caped Crusader. While the moving target choice of date is as enigmatic as the Dark Knight himself any excuse to celebrate DC Comics’ venerable octogenarian is OK with me.
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