Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mezco’s Mez-Itz Join Forces With FX Show To Help Fight Cancer

Toy Fair 2009 was abuzz with excitement when Mezco Toyz announced that their popular Mez-itz line, first introduced as 2.5inch figures in 2002, would be resized into 6inch vinyl figures. Although the first of these new deluxe Mez-Itz will not be available until July, fans designer vinyl toys are in for a very special treat this April.

In cooperation with the twentieth annual FX Show, Mezco Toyz will supply one hundred and fifteen artists with specially made, six inch tall, blank Mez-Itz designer vinyl figures to customize as part of the FX Vinyl Art Jam. Each artist will have 90 minutes to customize their bare Mez-Itz figure.
The completed figures will then be displayed and voted on by show attendees with prizes awarded to the “fan-favorites”. On Sunday April 19th, the figures will be auctioned to benefit the American Cancer Society. Interested bidders will be able to participate both in person or online.

“Its hard to find someone whose life has not been touched by cancer”
says Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects, “so when Mezco heard about FX’s Vinyl Jam and the funds it would raise to help fight cancer, we immediately wanted to participate!
Our new Mez-Itz are the perfect medium for an art event like this, and although they don’t officially debut until July, a cause as important as this made it easy to justify ramping up production to make the needed figures.”

Although the list of participants is still being finalized, the list may include such talented artists as: Michael Golden, Oliver Coipel, Mark Texeira, Jim Cheung, Greg Horn, Michael Oeming, “Mez” Markowitz (Presideent of Mezco), Damien Glonek, Mike Gorilla Pasquale, and Pierre “Airmax” Kalenzaga, along with many others.

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New Marc Silvestri Witchblade Variant Cover Debuts at Popular Seattle Show

Top Cow Productions, Inc. proudly announced its plans today for this weekend’s Emerald City ComiCon, the popular comic focused show in Seattle, WA taking place April 4-5.

The publisher will be celebrating the 125th Issue of Witchblade with a cover variant exclusively released for the Emerald City ComiCon featuring a brand new illustration by Marc Silvestri of Sara Pezzini. This marks the first time Silvestri has depicted Pezzini in her “dark armor” form, which she has adopted as part of the “War of the Witchblades” storyline that kicks off in issue #125. Copies of the exclusive variant cover will be available at the Emerald City ComiCon show booth (#604) for a SRP of $10.

Top Cow creators who will be exhibiting at Emerald City ComiCon include William Harms (Impaler) at Table D-18, Joshua Ortega (Necromancer) at Table C-20, Mike Choi & Sonia Oback (Witchblade, Fusion) at Table A-02, Jay Faerber (Witchblade Annual) at Table E-01, Dave McCaig (Berserker, Broken Trinity: Witchblade) at Table D-13, Steve Sadowski (Witchblade) at Table L-17 and many more!

Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik and Boom! Studios Publisher Ross Richie will be co-hosting a panel entitled “Inside the Writer’s Studio: Mark Waid”, focusing on the work and career of the prolific writer and editor in a format reminiscent of Bravo’s “Inside the Actor’s Studio”. Join them for a casual conversation and intimate look with Waid at his work including his runs on The Flash, Kingdom Come, Captain America, and many of comics’ other top properties. Plus be the first to get an inside scoop on upcoming projects like Cyberforce/Hunter-Killer, Irredeemable, and Disney's Incredibles. The panel begins at 2pm on Saturday, April 4th in Panel Room 3B.


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Mattycollector San Diego Comic Con 2009 Exclusives

Mattycollector has released images of their 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusives, on their Facebook page.
Limits and sales info to folllow later in the week.


Form of an action figure! Shape of San Diego Comic Con! That’s right, the one and only Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, are available for the first time in Mattel’s DC Universe™ Classics line sculpted by the world famous Four Horsemen with the articulation and detail you have come to expect from this award winning line! Figures are available in special window box packaging complete with character accurate accessories as well as amazing light and sound action! As an added bonus, available ONLY as an exclusive gift with purchase at SDCC : the Wonder Twins’ mischievous monkey, Gleek! Only available at the show, Gleek will not be with the set online afterwards. Gets yours today! Available without Gleek on after the show.


For over 20 years fans have waited, and now at long last Mattel is proud to present the first ever figure of He-Ro™, the Cosmic Warrior! He-Ro™ comes complete with magic staff and Power Sword® Complete your MOTU Classics collection today with this special figure sculpted by the Four Horsemen. Limited quantity available on after the show.


Have you been saving your Infinite Heroes Anti-Monitor points? If so, bring 50 points to the Mattel booth to get a free 3¾ Anti-Monitor figure! And for every 25 points you bring (including the first 50) you will receive one raffle ticket to win an exclusive giant 30” hand-painted Anti-Monitor figure! At least one 30” figure will be raffled off each day of SDCC! – Don’t have Anti-Monitor points? No problem. The 3 ¾” figure will also be on sale at the Mattel booth and the show and is available on after the show.

This is the 30 inch Anti Monitor. At least one hand made hand painted model will be raffled off each day of San Diego Comic Con. Raffel tickets will be exchanged for each 25 Anti Monitor points you redeem. Points can be found on the back of every DC Universe Infinite Heroes figure and multipack set.


At long last Hal Jordan will be joining Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited collection. In this pack, you can get not only Hal Jordan (in his trademark Ferris Aircraft flight suit) but also his predecessor Abin Sur and his mentor/arch enemy Sinestro both in different versions of their Green Lantern uniforms. Plus, as an added bonus, for the first time in the JLU line, all of the heads in this pack are swappable, letting you play out Hal’s transformation from Test Pilot to Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814! Available on after the show.

Abin Sur's head is removable!

Sinestro's head is removable!

GHOSTBUSTERS™ Classics Dr. Egon Spengler with Slimer

Who ya gunna call for all your Ghostbusters™ action figure needs? Mattel, that’s who! Presenting the first in a line of highly detailed, fully articulated figures of the one and only Ghostbusters™. The first figure in the line, Dr. Egon Spengler, comes complete with Proton Pack and gun as well as a pack-in Slimer figure available no where else. Start your Ghostbusters™ Classics collection today! New figures will be available each month only on!

Disney/Pixar Cars Rescue Squad Mater

Be the first to own this exciting three pack of 1:55-scale Cars characters based on the exciting new Cars Toon shorts airing on the Disney Channel! Awesome light-up package includes Rescue Squad Mater flanked by Dalmatian Mia and Dalmatian Tia in their firefighter deco. Available on after the show.

Disney/Pixar Toy Story

To help celebrate the return of Buzz Lightyear and all the Toy Story characters to the big screen, Mattel is proud to present the first ever 3 3/4” scale Buzz Lightyear figure with movie accurate packaging. This fully articulated figure comes complete with moveable visor and film accurate styling. Available on after the show.

Here is the incredible packaging for this 3 3/4 Buzz Lightyear figure!

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War of Kings #2 Hits Stores TODAY!

The cosmic battle rages on in War of Kings #2, On-Sale NOW! Don’t miss all your favorite sci-fi characters making their big moves in a war that will reshape the cosmic power structure forever! Vulcan, Gladiator, Black Bolt, The Starjammers, and The Inhumans collide in a war unlike any other. Fan-favorite writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning team up with acclaimed artist Paul Pelletier in the explosive War of Kings #2. Can anything withstand the military juggernaut of Vulcan’s Shi’Ar Empire? And what does Black Bolt have planned? The answers are here!

Critics and fans are raving about War of Kings #2:

“Working from their own small corner of the Marvel Universe, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are producing their best work to date with War of Kings...Instead of simply telling a romping adventure yarn, the duo continues to plot out what is easily the most audacious story of their careers”—Daniel Crown,

“This is some of Pelletier's best work, and Abnett and Lanning haven't written anything as sharp as this in years.”—Timothy Callahan,

“Abnett and Lanning keep setting 'em up, and Pelletier and company keep knocking 'em down. "War of Kings" is an epic tale that will be referenced for years to come”—David Hodum, ComicsBulletin.Com

For a limited time, check out the acclaimed War of Kings #1 for FREE courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited at!

Don’t miss War of Kings #2, on sale TODAY! Plus, stay up to date with the official War of Kings event page at

WAR OF KINGS #2 (of 6) (FEB092565)
Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Rated T+ …$3.99


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