This isn’t the first time Batman has followed his archenemy the Joker into a darkened museum after hours, but this is the first time neither will be leaving. Mezco Toyz has donated the prototypes of its new Batman and Joker Mez-Itz to the prestigious Museum Of The Moving Image in New York. The Museum of the Moving Image houses a collection of more than 130,000 artifacts from motion pictures, television, and digital media. Mezco’s Batman and Joker Mez-Itz will make their new home among the museum’ collection of 1,200 action figures, toys, board games, and other licensed items.
The Dark Knight and the Clown Prince Of Crime, are not only the first of many characters from the DC Universe that Mezco will be transforming into Mez-Itz, but are also a personal triumph for Mezco’s President. “I’ve been a DC fan since I picked up my first comic book many years ago. To have access to the DC Universe and the ability to recreate these iconic heroes and villains as Mez-Itz is a dream come true!’ said Mezco President Michael “Mez” Markowitz
Batman and the Joker are part of an exclusive limited edition two pack that will only be sold at the legendary San Diego Comic Con July 22-25, 2010, as well as through MezcoDirect.com. Mezco Toyz plans to release several waves of Mez-Itz each year in a variety of sizes. They will announce the next wave of DC characters at San Diego Comic Con.
Mezco will also be selling limited edition Kick-Ass and Hit Girl Mez-Itz at San Diego Comic Con. After the close of the convention, the prototypes will be donation to yet another museum eager to add Mez-Itz to their permanent collection. “We have a list of museums that have requested Mez-Itz for their collections.” says Mezco’s Director Of Special Projects, Mike Drake. “What we love about museums having Mez-Itz in their collections is not only does it validate the Urban Vinyl style of Mez-Itz as art, but it takes prototypes that would normally be locked away in the archives, and allows the public to see and enjoy them. Later in the year, the prototypes of the Green Hornet and Kato Mez-Itz, made for Seth Rogan’s upcoming Green Hornet Film, will also be donated to another museum.”
Mez-Itz, rotocast vinyl collectibles are cool by design. They features five points of articulation, amazing graphics from Mezco’s award winning design team, and are often packaged in a collector friendly window box.