Hellboyz (Mania.com)

By:Scott Collura
Date: Saturday, May 01, 2004

The relatively young company Mezco Toyz was granted the coveted 8-inch action figure license by the film's producer, Revolution Studios. The first assortment of five 8-inchers, based on the characters Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Kroenen, Sammael, and Rasputin, feature an amazing 18-22 points of articulation each and detailed paint and sculpt jobs.

"For HELLBOY, we slightly exaggerated some fine aspects of the character design to try and translate the superhuman qualities of the characters and the world in which they exist," explains Mez, aka Michael Markowitz, the President of Mezco. "Licensors will always have comments and feedback as well as their own directed requirements for their property. The real key is to make something that is both cool with the licensor while trying to push the execution in the direction that has been envisioned at Mezco. I guess our goal is to simultaneously make cool figures while bringing art and attitude to the property in a way that hopefully complements that license."