Toy Review: 2018 SDCC Punisher: Special Ops Edition (Mezco)

If you want peace, prepare for war. The Amazing Spider-Man issue 129 and Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru, introduced the world to Frank Castle AKA The Punisher. […]

If you want peace, prepare for war.

The Amazing Spider-Man issue 129 and Gerry Conway, John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru, introduced the world to Frank Castle AKA The Punisher.  2018 Mezco brings their newest version to San Diego Comic-Con, the Spec-Ops Punisher. So much goodness packed into a tiny box. Where to start?

Wow, what a ton of goodies. Weapons include UZI, M16 with grenade launcher and grenades, M134 minigun with fire effects and bullets, handgun, 4 hand grenades, rocket launcher, combat knife with sheath on the tactical belt, and a duffle bag with working zipper, Velcro handle, and shoulder sling. Four sets of hands including karate punch hand, 3 heads one regular one angry and the new armored skull painted mask. 3 fire effects for the guns, all guns except the minigun come with 2 reloadable clips. Everything will fit in the duffle bag handle with caution as some stuff is fragile. Talk about raising the accessory bar, If that isn’t enough of an arsenal I don’t know what to tell you.

Figure wise Mezco fans are finicky with how the elbows bend on figures this one has the double jointed elbows making posing much easier. The tactical suit with ballistic plates is pretty spot on and flexible when body posing. Hands and heads are easy swapping with no issues. Portrait faces are true to the comic and the face mask has a sinister looking appeal.

I can’t find a single bad thing to say about this figure. This is my first Punisher figure and I love it.  The attention to detail down to the working zipper on the duffle bag still baffles me how so much care is given to all of it. This is truly a collectors figure and a much-needed collectible in your collection. Again this is another which was sold out both on the site and at SDCC(Less than 24 hours). If you can find him at a decent price buy it, worth every penny spent. Knowing what he is worth I cried just a little when I had to open him for review, but so glad I got to get the figure. At the rate we are going I just want to take a bag full of money throw it at Mezco and ask for more figures. With all the great figures coming and the popularity continuing to grow, seeing the design of the military style Punisher is it possible we could see GI Joe sometime in the future? I sure hope so.

Thanks, Mezco for thinking of us the collectors.

About Mike Hopkins - Feature Editor

As a long time collector, Mike's love for pop culture began in the 1980's with G I Joe and has grown since. Today he is our Managing Editor specializing in reviews of Mezco, DIamond Select Toys, DC Collectible and many other brands. As a writer he brings a honest but fair review style to Fanboy Factor. "What makes us who we are is our opinions other wise we get lost among many others who do not stand apart in the crowd."