THE AFJ REVIEW: SDCC '16 MEZCO EXCLUSIVE ONE:12 COLLECTIVE CAPTAIN AMERICA
By Jarrett Kruse
Captain America is on a hot streak. Not only did Steve Rogers kick serious ass in Civil War, MEZCO managed to debut this sleeper figure at San Diego Con that knocked my socks off. While the price point was a little pricey at $110, I am here to tell you that I would have bought have bought two had they allowed it at their booth! This is just that damn nice a piece for your collection.
To start with, it comes in this brilliantly realized circular tin with the immediately recognizable red, white & blue that we have become accustomed. The lid is basically Cap's shield with the ominous star at the center and a sticker that says, "2016 CON EXCLUSIVE" next to MEZCO's bug logo. When you open the lid, a lenticular piece is revealed that moves when you move it towards and away from the light. So you get to see the 95-pound Steve Rogers turn into the 265 All-American soldier. It is a really nice touch and bonus that I can see Junkies spending extra on just to get the Con Exclusive.
When you take off the lid and the paper that smartly covers the chest of the iconic figure, a perfectly detailed chest with real cloth adding to the perfect contours of the sculpt. I love that they went with Cap's look from early on, 70's & 80's to be precise and the bonuses are insane. The boots and gloves are painstakingly detailed with a high gloss shine that really brings them out in the proper light as a separate entity than the rest of the figure. These hands have feet have kicked in skulls and knocked out the baddest of bad. The Vibranium made shield is perfect in its luster as are the bonus grenades, knife and additional sets of hands.
This is going to be a heck of a lot of fun to photograph in the nearby woods and despite it not being my favorite iteration of Cap (as far as suit color goes), I think that this is absolute smash as MEZCO's first foray into the House of Ideas aka MARVEL. The articulation is not that of a MARVEL LEGENDS figure but more of a "MARVEL LEGENDS light" look and feel. It stands the same scale as the LEGENDS figures but you can just tell right away that this did not come off an assembly line. This is old school craftsmanship meeting the digital age and MEZCO has married in the two in a fantastic combo. This is an absolute must have for collectors looking to get into the higher end figure market just as this scale is gaining speed and notoriety. The sign of things to come from MEZCO was one of the few bright spots of a stale 2016 SDCC. I can't wait to see what the Mez and his gang from LIC come up with next. For now, head over to MEZCOTOYZ.COM and reserve your Con Exclusives today.
Vowing to serve his country any way he could, young Steve Rogers took the super soldier serum to become America’s one-man army. Fighting for the red, white and blue for over 60 years, Captain America is the living, breathing symbol of freedom and liberty.
NOTE: Exclusive items ship out after SDCC (Sep - Oct). All sales are final on exclusive items.
Featuring over 32 articulation points, intricate sculptural work, incredible costume detailing and tons of accessories, the final product creates an iconic classic vision with a "real world" look. This exclusive, limited-edition not only features a new classic head sculpt and vibrantly colored uniform, but is packaged in an exclusive shield-shaped metal tin featuring a lenticular transformation chamber.
The One:12 Collective Classic Captain America features:
- Hyper-realistic portraits
- 1:12 scaled, highly realistic fabric classic uniform with special simulated duralumin scale armor
- Detailed sculpted costume accents, including belt, gloves, and boots
- Gauntlets with magnetic attachments
- Super articulated body with over 32 points of articulation
What's in the box:
- Classic style masked portrait with pronounced wings
- Unmasked Steve Rogers portrait
- Fists (L&R)
- "Thumbs Up" hand (L)
- Saluting hand (R)
- Pointing hand (R)
- Posing hands (L&R)
- Holding hands (L&R)
- Shield throwing hands (L&R)
- Shield with magnetic attachments
- Harness with magnetic attachment
- Knife (fits in sheath on the boot)
- Grenade set (can clip onto the back of the belt)
- Interchangeable pouch and canteen (can clip onto the belt)
- Display base with posing post
Packaged in a deluxe, limited edition circular tin featuring Captain America's shield design. When the tin is opened, a lenticular image is revealed. The lenticular dramatically shows the transformation of Steve Rogers from a scrawny weakling into a chiseled super-soldier. Beneath the lenticular, the figure and his accessories are securely held by collector friendly trays.