Mez-Itz Art Show Prepares To Rock San Diego Comic Con 2009
July 18, 2009

San Diego- What do you get when you mix Mez-Itz, the hot new Designer  Vinyl toy from Mezco, and 60 famous artists, designers, and F/X artists?  The Mez-Itz Art Show! 
Conceived as a celebration of its new collectible toy line, the Mez-Itz  Art Show displays the amazing versatility of the Mez-Itz deceivingly  simple design. Rather than only turning to artists to create custom  figures, Mezco thought outside the box and reached out to designers and  F/X artists as well.

You’ll even see some by some familiar faces and friends of AFi, such as our own Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer, Jeremy "Spy Magician" Sung, Eddie Wires, Chris Miller, Airmax, Swass!, Matt "IronCow" Cauley, and More!


Chris Miller 

Some of the participants are: 
Trevor Zammit 
Tish & Snooky / Manic Panic 
Tim Gore 
Steven Walden 
Stephen Blickenstaff 
Rich Young 
Raymond Choy 
Eddie WiresNelson Kong / Kreechur 
Miss Monster 
May Sy 
Matt Connelly 
Matt Cauley / Iron Cow 
Lee Gajda / Leecifer 
Kyle Thye 
Kyle Robinson 
Kim Dylla 
Ken Usanami 
Josh Izzo 
John Mallamas 
John Graziano /Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 
Joe Dunn / Joe Loves Crappy Movies 
Jeremy Sung 
Jean St. Jean 
Jason Jerde 
Jason Geyer 
Irene Mendonis 
Guy Davis 
George Gaspar / October Toys 
Ed Wires 
Damien Glonek 
David Healy 
Dave Cortes 
Danny Bushey / Rustedhalo 
Daniel Brodzik / Front Line Studios 
Collin David 
Chris Houghton 
Carrie Conger 
Brandy Anderson 
Billy Chasen 
Barry Anderson / Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 
Angus Oblong 
Amos Hemsley 
RTL Iteetoo 
Chris Smith 
Chris Miller 
Acid PopTart/ Gothic Beauty 
Alla Mirilasnvili 
Ekatarina Zaborskaya 


Each was supplied with a blank white vinyl figure and given one mandate;  make it cool. The results are breathtaking. A Cyclops stares forlornly  at a Val Kilmer Doc Holiday, an evil teddy bear stands beside a crystal covered zombie Michael Jackson. A cigar smoking cherub brushes wings  with Nosferatu as a clockwork figure who could be related to Tic-Tock of Oz looks on. Each design seems better than the next, a true tour de force of artistic versatility. 
It all happens at booth 4145 at the epicenter of pop culture known as  San Diego Comic Con. This year the festivities from July 22nd-26th and the Mez-Itz will be displayed for the entirety of the convention.  Afterwards, the Mez-Itz will be displayed at a New York location that  has yet to be revealed. 
Mezco will also be showing the new Hellboy and Abe Sapien Mez-Itz available exclusively at Toys"R"Us 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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