Mezco Opens Vault For A Unique Sale

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What’s better than exclusive toys? How about very rare exclusive Mezco Toyz – in a vault! Okay, so it’s actually the reception area of the Mezco Toyz offices, but the toy company is opening its “vault” for the first time this week to sell prototypes, one-of-a-kind test shots, discontinued products and production items.

The test items that will be available include Mezco’s “Heroes” line based on the TV show, along with multiple Hellboy items, “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween,” “Kick-Ass,” “Family Guy” and much, much more. There are also a few items that were never released on the market, such as “The Watchmen” Mez-Itz. Some of the cooler items on display during our tour was a box of Abe Sapien paint test heads from “Hellboy 2,” and the Jason Voorhees test shots made with pink and red plastics (or whatever color plastic was in the machine when the test was made). Also of particular interest to collector’s are the “Breaking Bad” bobble and figure tests, as well as Cheetara and Snarf from “ThunderCats.” Customers will also be able to purchase popular items such as Mezco's Living Dead Dolls and leftover exclusives from cons and toy fairs.

What makes the vault sales especially interesting is that these test items and prototypes normally end up on display at institutions like The Museum Of The Moving Image or Geppi's Entertainment Museum, but are instead available for purchase for prices as low as $60 and, on average, in the $100-$200 price range.

The vault is located at Mezco Toyz New York City headquarters at 2109 Borden Ave, Long Island City, on the second floor. It opens Thursday, Aug. 15 for invitation only customers, but is then open to the public (ages 13 and older) on Friday from noon until 5 p.m.

Below, check out pics from inside the vault.

Family Guy Quagmire test shot

Family Guy Quagmire test shot

Friday the 13th test shot (with Jason's head before the mask piece was fitted on)

Friday the 13th test shot (with Jason's head before the mask piece was fitted on)

The Wolfman paint (not pain) samples

The Wolfman paint (not pain) samples

Abe Sapien's heads, which were altered as production commenced on Hellboy 2

Abe Sapien's heads, which were altered as production commenced on Hellboy 2

Halloween test shots (and Leatherface before his mask was attached)

Halloween test shots (and Leatherface before his mask was attached)

[caption id="attachment_137850" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Paisley Halloween test shot

Paisley Halloween (along with Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street) test shots

[caption id="attachment_137848" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Halloween test shots

Halloween test shots

[caption id="attachment_137847" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice tests

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice tests

[caption id="attachment_137844" align="alignleft" width="1024"]Unreleased Watchmen products

Unreleased Watchmen products

Heroes test shots

Heroes test shots

Living Dead Dolls

Living Dead Dolls

Cheetara test

Cheetara test

Breaking Bad tests

Breaking Bad tests

Pink, red, white Friday the 13th test shots

Pink, red, white Friday the 13th test shots

Kick-Ass test shots

Kick-Ass test shots