Toy Review: One:12 Collective: Cable (Mezco)

I’m a soldier. I’m trained for everything. Maybe even this. Created by Chris Claremont as the infant son of  Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor (clone of Jean Grey) he appears […]

I’m a soldier. I’m trained for everything. Maybe even this.

Created by Chris Claremont as the infant son of  Scott Summers and Madelyne Pryor (clone of Jean Grey) he appears in The Uncanny X-Men #201 as a newborn baby. It wasn’t until later that writer Louis Simonson and artist Rob Liefeld turned him into the adult Cable in New Mutants #87.

Mezco Ends the year with one hell of a bang. Cable joins the One:12 Collective and is probably one of the best figures released to date. Let me start by saying this is one of the best-designed figure to date. The attention to detail shows strongly with this guy. Light up feature in his chest and eye only adds a much-appreciated detail. He also comes with some great accessories including his Plasma cannon with two removable magazines, grenade launcher with rotating carousel, handgun that fits in his holster on front of his belt, knife the fists on his thigh sheath, 4 sets of hands, and lastly the posing stand.

The excitement just poured out of me as I opened it for review. Cable is one of my four favorite marvel characters two of which are already part of the Mezco universe( Deadpool, Blade) the other one (Venom) hopefully will one day join. The uniform and armor was easy to work with when posing him. Weapons were great, only complaint on the weapons is the plasma cannon could not be held by both hands at the same time. This is probably attributed to the bulkiness of his armor. doubled jointed elbows were a plus and even the attention to the cybernetic arm detail was a plus. Batteries go in his back behind the armor which came off fairly easy but if you have giant bulky fingers you will find it difficult to place the batteries. My solution was to use a pair of tweezers.  The light-up feature was great and how they set it up as to shine through his eye showed they really put work into making it perfect. The light actually comes from the neck joint and is focused over the one eye.

 I know I gush over Mezco all the time and as a collector, this has been my go-to collection for several years now. I’ve found I’m running out of space to keep them all but I can’t help it I want to add every hero and villain to my collection.  If you didn’t grab him you need to he won’t hang around long. H They will be releasing a classic yellow and blue Xmen version in the PX Previews exclusive. With so many great collectibles out there Cable is my 2019 pick for best figure

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."