Toy Review: Conan The Barbarian: One: 12 Collective (Mezco Toyz)

Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we […]

Crom, I have never prayed to you before. I have no tongue for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good men or bad. Why we fought, or why we died. All that matters is that two stood against many. That’s what’s important! Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant me one request. Grant me revenge! And if you do not listen, then the HELL with you!

Back Story: Conan first originated in Weird Tales (1932) after being submitted in October 1931 by creator Robert E Howard First Labeled People In The Dark. A first-person narrative for remembrance of “past lives”. Conan was a black-haired barbarian hero who swears by a deity named Crom.  Although there were many rewrites due to copyrights being passed around his original take was republished in the late 70s in two volumes. Conan’s role has been reprised in many versions including television and film. He has been portrayed by the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jason Momoa. although rumors swell around Arnold returning to the role we have yet to see another film since 2011.

What’s in the Box: Mezco Toyz brings Conan to the collector world with their rendition of Frank Frazetta’s paintings Conan The Barbarian. Included with the figure are, two head portraits,  eight interchangeable hands, a necklace (removable), two interchangeable loincloths,  crossbody ax harness (removable), cape (removable), Belt with carabiner hooks, one scimitar sword and sheath, one broadsword and sheath, dagger with sheath all swords and daggers are removable from the sheaths, battle-ax, and shield. Also includes classic stand and posing arm.

Verdict: Again Mezco hits another out of the park. I prefer the classic version to the character instead of the movie versions. The weaponry included with this figure makes him an action-packed bundle of fun to pose and play with. This is a hard one to find and has increased in value since its release and if you were lucky enough to grab one hold on to it if not for the value but for the nostalgia of another classic icon from the early years of comics.

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