Mezco Toyz Acquires Mortal Kombat License
November 4, 2014

New York- Mezco Toyz is proud to announce it has entered into an agreement with Warner Brothers to create a new series of collectibles based on the popular video game franchise: Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful and influential video game franchises ever created. Having celebrated over two decades of success and with nine games in its legacy and an all new next gen platform game being released spring 2015, the Mortal Kombat brand is a top rated and earning game brand that is a fan favorite. With gamer anticipation at a record high, millions of units of the game have already been pre-sold.

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Mortal kombat is well known for its unique characters, engaging fighting style and most notably, its finishing moves. Since its initial release in 1992,  Mortal Kombat has won numerous awards, setting previously unimaginable sales records.  With cumulative sales topping 40million games sold, Mortal Kombat has been called “One of the reasons for people to own a gaming console…”.

Mezco is in development on numerous lines based on the world of Mortal Kombat and starting with the new up coming Mortal Kombat X game. initial offerings include: 3.75 inch figures, 6 inch scale figures, accessories, bobble heads, plush figures, clip-ons and key chains and more.

Mezco previewed several of the 6inch scale Mortal Kombat figures at New York Comic Con in October.

Additional figures and more details will be revealed at Toy Fair in February 2015. Mezco’s Mortal Kombat lines will be available in stores starting 2015.

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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2 Comments »

  • Adrian says:

    YES! More of the same shit we already have seen!

  • I’m happy to see the Mortal Kombat / Jazwares days are over. Those figures were pretty bad considering the price. I would have paid $9.99 for them. I ended up returning them due to buyer’s remorse. Although I love Mezco, (just last night having been reacquainted with their fun Austin Powers line), I’m not excited to see that they have this license. Mezco used to have great articulation on their figures. Lately, aside from from Universal Monsters line, recent releases such as Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy, while having nice paint and sculpts, leave much to be desired in the way of articulation. I’m not a poser or ACBAer, but I consider myself an action figure collector and not a ‘little statue’ collector.

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