August 27, 2007

Mezco’s much anticipated new line of legendary modern cinematic horror figures, Cinema Of Fear, will be arriving in stores in October/ November. To celebrate their release, the devilish minds at Mezco have created some very exclusive collectibles. 5 units of each character in the Cinema Of Fear line, Jason, Freddy, Leatherface, will be created in unique colors. 5 will be cast of translucent bloodstone, 5 will be cast in ebony, 5 will be cast in bronze, and 5 will be cast in gold. Limited to 60 pieces worldwide, these uber exclusives will not be sold in stores. They will only be available through contests and competitions run by select companies that have partnered with Mezco to celebrate the release of Cinema Of Fear. These amazing variants of Jason, Freddy, and Leatherface will surely become one of the most sought after variants of 2007!

About Cinema Of Fear:

Mezco Toyz presents it’s first assortment of the highly anticipated 7" scale Cinema of Fear line, a new horror brand that puts together some of the biggest licenses in the horror genre. The first line contains the holy trilogy of horror: Friday the 13thT, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The first assortment includes four figures, three of which have never before been released:

· Jason Voorhees – as seen in Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter; includes machete, hacksaw, axe, cleaver, alternate hand, tombstone and alternate wound head
· Freddy Krueger – as seen in A Nightmare on Elm street 3: Dream Warriors; includes Freddy skeleton, alternate head and alternate hand
· Leatherface – as seen in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; includes chainsaw, mallet, alternate old lady mask head and alternate old lady apron
· Chop Top – as seen in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2; includes Nubbins corpse, switchblade, hanger, alternate hippie head, alternate lighter hand and radio

About Mezco: Mezco Toyz is a toy company unlike any other. Mezco combines humor and horror, with action and adventure to produce the most sought after collectibles and toys on this or any planet. Mezco Toyz is an experienced developer and manufacturer of action-figures, toys and collectibles and has created figures for such high-profile licenses as Heroes, Hellboy 2, The Goonies, Family Guy, South Park, Animal House, Blues Brothers, Scarface, Under Dog, King Kong, and Edward Scissorhands. They are also the manufacturers of the much sought after Living Dead Dolls. 

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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