ComicMix at Toy Fair: Mezco’s Hellboy II, Heroes and Warriors
I was already looking forward to Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but after seeing Mezco Toyz’ lineup of figures based on the film, it looks like I’ll be buying a ticket and making a little more room on the "geek shelf" (as my friends call it).
New, old and in-production films and television series inspired the bulk of Mezco’s lineup for Toy Fair ’08, with products based on Hellboy II and Heroes occupying the lion’s share of the booth. And while it’s not exactly comics-related, I wanted to let go with a big ol’ fist pump when I saw the 9-inch figures based on the film The Warriors lined up on one of the booth’s display shelves.
Several of the figures Mezco had on display weren’t available for photography, as they were either still awaiting approval by the licensors. Here are some of the highlights of those that were camera-ready, though:
Hellboy II 7-inch action figures, Series 1
Some of these Series 2 Hellboy II action figures were on display, but not available for photos — particularly a large "Angel of Death" figure, a "Goblin" figure whose upper half was bolted to a wagon, "Princess Nuada", a "Wounded Hellboy" figure with bandaged chest and a black-shirted Hellboy, which included several small, plastic cats as accessories.
These are some closer looks at the Series 1 figures:
Mezco also had a few of their Series 1, 3.75-inch Hellboy II figures on display, along with board photos of some of the figures that weren’t available yet. The second photo gives you a good look at the design of the "Angel of Death" figure mentioned above, as well as the black-shirted Hellboy.
This 18-inch "Deluxe Hellboy" is massive!
Mezco’s other big debut was the Series 3 line of figures from Heroes, the hit television series. This photo shows "Hiro Nakamura in Kensei Armor", "The Haitian" and "Nathan Petrelli" figures. Oh, and those heads on spikes in the background are alternate heads for the figures, not savage, Apocalypse Now-style warnings to other figures on the shelf.
Mezco also had a pair of statues based on Will Eisner’s comic-strip character The Spirit, with one based on the original Eisner style (pictured below) and another based on the upcoming Frank Miller version of the character which wasn’t available yet.
As I mentioned earlier, here are those 9-inch Warriors figures, which you should feel free to send me once they’re available.
Last, but certainly not least, here’s a photo of the upcoming line of action figures based on The Goonies — because it’s their time down here. Their time!