From Hot Toys to Mezco: The Evolution of a Collector Part 1
|As of May 2018 I have officially joined the Mezco hype Train!|
Once an avid collector of Hot Toys I then moved on to the more affordable, but less satisfying Marvel Legends. I could not seem to find something to fill the 1/6 scale void left in my heart from hot toys, while not leaving another void in my wallet. That's when our good pal Jerry 'Barbecue17' Reed introduced me Mezco to One:12.
Find out more about my personal collecting journey after the break...
First off let's get the obvious issue of why I left Hot Toys
collecting Hot Toys in 2013 until today the prices have skyrocketed. For example I paid $210 for my first hot toy (The Dark Knight Two-Face), now a base figure runs anywhere for $250 to $267. While Iron Man figures cost upwards of $350 due to their die-cast only offerings.
Could I have afforded this? Sure, with sideshowtoy.com payment plans posing the risks of losing non-refundable deposits. You also have to consider the monthly payment commitment for an action figure high end or not. As you get older with a mortgage, multiple car payments, a wife, and a newborn the it becomes more about choosing wisely what you spend your disposable income on, more than it is how much you are willing to spend.
|The Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 42 Die-Cast began the pricing inflation of the popular Chinese based collecting company!|
To be continued in Part 2!