After a busy few weeks I am finally able to enjoy some new additions to the personal collection. One of those is the new Mezco Toyz One:12 Jim Gordon. Sure, I needed a Jim Gordon figure to help Bats chase down the bad guys, but the bat signal was the main reason I got this figure. I know I am not the only one with that mentality.
The box is the usual One:12 box, but bigger; with the outer sleeve being die cut to enhance the artwork. Out of the box you get 2 heads, 6 hands, removable trench coat, removable watch, removable GCPD vest, walkie talkie, GCPD badge, gun and holster, blast FX, and, of course, rotatable Bat Signal with light-up function. You also get the standard display stand and post.
The figure is your basic One:12 body with over 28 points of articulation. The clothes are done well, they are not too loose and fit the figure well. If you care, you can also take the tie off. The jacket goes on and off pretty easily. I would say easier than the Old Man Logan leather jacket and Popeye’s coat. Maybe I just learned from experience, who knows. The vest also goes on easy, I just took longer than I thought fiddling with the real zipper. Once it’s on though, it looks great. Just like Popeye’s hat, Mezco uses the help of a tiny magnet to help keep the walkie talkie on his shoulder. The gun and badge use a little peg to attach to the belt. A little peg I could easily see getting worn out and coming off. The gun itself has its own pros and cons. While the gun parts have motion, it barely fits in the holster.
The big selling point for me was of course the bat signal. Even if he was at the normal One:12 price point, I couldn’t see myself getting the figure on its own. The signal comes with batteries and has two on/off switches of sorts. I panicked a little when I put in the batteries and flipped the switch on the bottom to “on” and nothing happened. I then noticed the handle on the side moves and flipped it up and the signal came on. While some may not like it, I enjoy this attention to detail and love the signal even more. The only downside is the entire thing is plastic. I will be waiting until the kiddos get a little older before letting them play with this one unattended.
This is another exclusive, so if you missed the boat on this one you are at the mercy of the secondary market.
That said, I’m really glad I was able to snag this figure. The figure itself to me is just average, it’s the bat signal that really does it for me. Its definitely a must have for any Batman fan. Now, I just need to find me an Alfred.
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