New Mezco Figure

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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by SprangFan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:02 am

I get the "big head" approach when a figure's done in "caricature" mode (I love the Funko bobblehead), but this one introduces a "realism" that suggests dwarfism, not caricature. It doesn't help that I think the facial likeness is "off" as well. I don't need a figure of "Batman starring Billy Barty."

There's a feeling of "real yet not real" involved in any toy figure. Sometimes it makes a baby doll "adorable" and other times "terrifying." I don't fully understand it but I've felt it. And this one is definitely in " creepy" territory for me. Your mileage may vary, obviously.

Glad to see the '66 property is still going strong, anyway. Looking forward to whatever's next.
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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by Yellow Oval » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:43 am

SprangFan,

Once again you read my mind. I was about to point out the caricature-like quality but you beat me to it. I also find that Adam's expression is kind of goofy like someone is holding out a big slice of chocolate cake or something that he can't wait to devour. I don't find the expression matches the way he played the character. This definitely is sliding into MAD magazine territory. For my money, I'm tired of the over-sized head figures so I will be passing on this one which is really too bad as the detail is great.

In any event, for those who do enjoy this kind of collectable I'm glad you have something to shoot for and I also agree it's great that '66 Batman is still noteworthy in the collectors realm.
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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by seanrt » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:16 am

I think the below is the Mezco line to watch. They are apparently doing retro style figures of Hanna-Barbera characters. The prototypes shown are Birdman and one of the Scooby villains. Apparently more to be revealed at ToyFair. This makes me happy.

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mezc ... yfair2019/

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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by John Mack » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:45 am

seanrt wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:16 am
I think the below is the Mezco line to watch. They are apparently doing retro style figures of Hanna-Barbera characters. The prototypes shown are Birdman and one of the Scooby villains. Apparently more to be revealed at ToyFair. This makes me happy.

http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/mezc ... yfair2019/
Yeah, now see.....if they'd do 66 Batman characters this way, I'd be all over it! I would not hold my breath for them though. I think there may be a manufacturing clause that states if the Batman character is done in caricature, or in some other way off a bit, you don't pay as high of royalty fees, but if the characters are done as realistic there's a giant fee. Just a guess.
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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by svl » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:40 am

"Batman starring Billy Barty".... I would have loved to see that. Pair him with Ted Cassidy as Robin and it would have been winner winner chicken dinner!

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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by BatToys » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:58 am

It will have a Bat Shield that may also fit Captain Action and the Hot Toys Adam West.

Also McFarlane Toys will make Multiverse figures based on tv shows. So 1966 Batman is a good possibility since Todd is a fan.

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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by danbar » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:22 pm

I think it looks fantastic. He comes with an alternate head/expression, multiple sets of hands, batarang, bat-radio and batshield. Here is a link to a page with some additional photos:

https://batman-news.com/2019/02/16/mezco-toy-fair-2019/

And most interesting.... according to batman-news.com:

"If we’re seeing any trend at Toy Fair 2019 in regards to Batman, it’s a lot of acknowledgment for the 1966 TV incarnation of Batman. From the Batmobile to Batman himself, it seems as though it’s everywhere we go on the show floor. "

Has anyone seen any of the other items they are referring to?

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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:21 pm

While I was reading that article I couldn't help but notice that there will be a One:12 Collective '89 batman!!! I know it may be treason on this board but the 1989 movie is probably my favorite of all the film appearances!
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Re: New Mezco Figure

Post by ChAnOoD » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:25 am

I hope it won´t cost hundreds of bucks, I´m getting tired of seeing toys treated as pieces for billionaires. I understand some of your opinions about the big-headed figures, but I think Bats 66 nature works fine with stylized collectibles.

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