These figures were designed in-house at Mondo by Remy Paul and sculpted by Jay Kushwara. Mondo is also teasing at least two more figures in the series, with both Black Panther and Captain America next in line for the Marvel Mecha treatment.
While they aren’t based on any existing Marvel Comics storylines, there is a mythology fueling the Marvel Mecha line. Mondo’s Tim Wiesch developed a storyline for the series and is writing a series of mini manga comics that will accompany each release (sort of like the classic Masters of the Universe figures). Here’s Mondo’s official summary of that story:
Late in the early 23rd Century mankind took its first real steps onto the galactic stage. A new Plasma Engine technology had made the exploration of the furthermost limits of the Milky Way achievable within an incredibly short amount of time. And explore they did. Within the span of just two generations humankind would call hundreds of planets home. To protect all of these new expeditions, the Governments of Earth created an elite space fighting force known as MECHA where only the best of the best are given the opportunity to pilot the most incredible force in the galaxy. But in those outer reaches of space, an unknown terror was emerging. Merchant vessels and military ships alike were found abandoned or, even worse, with no survivors throughout the galaxy in a rapidly accelerating pattern. Across all known space the Mecha are on high alert but without concrete evidence of what they should be looking for very little has been done to protect the space travelers. That is about to change…
Both figures are available to preorder now through Mondo’s website. The red and blue figure is priced at $160 and the symbiote variant is priced at $170.In other recent toy news, Hasbro teased a series of vintage-style Star Wars: The Black Series figures to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm, while Spawn creator is teasing a followup to his massively successful Spawn figure Kickstarter.
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