Toy Review: One:12 Collective: KGBeast (Mezco Toyz)

“Time for us to find out which of us is the best… the best at this game of life and death !” The Back Story: Anatoli Knyazev, code-named the Beast, […]

“Time for us to find out which of us is the best… the best at this game of life and death !”

The Back Story: Anatoli Knyazev, code-named the Beast, was the top assassin of the KGB. Created By Starlin and Aparo he first appeared in Batman #417 March 1988. His first live adaptation was in CW’s Arrowverse. In Rebirth, he is simply known as the Beast now and works for the US government as a contract killer.

What’s in the Box: 3 head portraits, one masked with eyes cut out, masked white eyes, and no mask, 7 interchangeable hands, handgun with 2 magazines, machete, spearhead, two sledgehammers one long one short, sickle, and prosthetic handgun with two magazines. Outfit includes spiked gauntlets, shoulder spikes, handgun holster, and machete sheath. Also included is the Stand with KGBeast logo.

The Verdict: I was not familiar with this character until I did some research. Although he has similarities to Bane this figure still stands on its own. Sledgehammers Gun to replace his hand and other goodies helped to make this another great character from the batman line. Another Villain to add to the fairly large Batman Mezco Genre but well worth the addition. The fact that this character hasn’t been mass-produced in different lines gives him an uniqueness. I for one am glad i grabbed this guy and he is worth it. This one came and went pretty quick your best bet is secondary market and be prepared to pay above retail. Grab one if you can he’s worth every penny. Mezco continues to set the bar in the action figure line.

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