It’s a good year to be a Spider-Man 2099 fan as the character is getting a new miniseries and Mezco Toyz just shipped their ONE:12 Collective action figure. Having acquired the toy (and the comic for that matter), I can say it’s a good year for Spider-Man 2099 fans. Sure, the Spider-Verse sequel prominently featuring him is delayed, but maybe picking up this figure will allow you to recreate the best version of the film in your mind anyway?
Starting with the packaging, it appears Mezco Toyz has slimmed down the box size on their ONE:12 Collective line. The box is definitely smaller and thinner. It doesn’t affect the overall experience, but it was a surprise to see.
Given the quality of the Mezco Toyz figure, there likely isn’t a better option. Sure, the Sideshow Collectibles exclusive figure is cool, but this figure is particularly good because of the well-made onesie and great details. Compared to the Mezco Toyz classic Spider-Man figure, the costume and fit in this figure have been improved quite a bit. There’s very infrequent bunching when you pose this figure, and the stitching is tight. You won’t notice any strings or loose threads.
In fact, the stitching is so good you’ll need to look closely to appreciate the great stitching that wraps around the logo on the figure’s chest. A closer look at the image below will show there’s a thin red stitch that outlines the plastic-pasted logo. It’s a subtle touch, but it adds a lot of detail, as if the suit was made by hand.
This action figure comes with a decent amount of accessories as well. You get three different heads, twelve hands in total, four web lines of differing styles, a large circular web base, and a stand complete with Spider-Man 2099 art.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, the absolutely must-have Lyla projection FX. It’s tiny, but it’s very well crafted and a must-have for a Spider-Man 2099 action figure. The Sideshow Collectibles figure doesn’t have that.
Like all Mezco Toyz ONE:12 Collective figures, the poseability is good with 32 points of articulation. You can’t quite get the action figure’s legs behind his head, but you can get pretty creative with the posing.
Swapping heads and hands is a breeze too. Sometimes it can be very hard to swap heads on figures, but this one was very easy to pop things off and on. They also felt snug so you won’t be losing a hand under a burrow anytime soon. The effect of the web shooter is pretty great too.
The only negative I can see with this figure is the cape that is built with posing wire. The wire certainly allows some poseability for the tiny cape that protrudes from Spider-Man 2099’s back, but alas the way it connects to the back ends up forcing the cape to flop or drape down. If you mess around with it you can generally get the cape to move into a specific position, but it’s not an easy task. The cape itself is nicely made with good details, though.
Overall, this is one of the best Spider-Man 2099 action figures on the market. The texture cloth costume is the best you can get, period. As a proud owner of the far more expensive Sideshow Collectibles Spider-Man 2099, it’s safe to say this is a better format for a costume that’s not simply hard plastic. From the great detailing in the costume to the Layla hologram accessory, you really have everything you could want in this figure. Fork over the $90 and join the waitlist; this is a Spider-Man 2099 action figure worthy of your shelf space.
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