A Clockwork Orange Gets the Mezco Toys Treatment

 

A Clockwork Orange was met with a chilly reception upon its original release. Roger Ebert called the movie a “an ideological mess, a paranoid right-wing fantasy.” Pauline Kael, who seemed to have never liked any of the movies she reviewed, called the movie “an abhorrent viewing experience.” Kael called Kubrick a pornographer more than once in her review. She also said the acting was terrible and complained about the pacing of the film.

Crimes of all sorts were blamed on Kubrick and his movie. Parents, church groups, and every group in between called for the movie to be banned. Although the movie was a box-office success and some critics liked the movie,Vincent Canby called the movie “an essentially British nightmare” and said the movie was “beautiful to look at and to hear that it dazzles the senses and the mind,” Kubrick still pulled the movie from wide circulation in England.

A lot has changed in the almost forty eight years since A Clockwork Orange premiered. The movie is considered a classic. The bleak dystopian nightmare portrayed in the movie has been mimicked by more than one movie. People, celebrities and normal folk alike, dress up like Alex for Halloween with no regards for the evil the character represents. Toy companies now make figures based on the movie.

Mezco Toys recently released two 12-inch figures based on the character of Alex DeLarge. The one not being shown falls under Mezco’s One:12 Collective collection. The One:12 Alex Delarge is a figure on steroids. It stands 12 inches tall, but has more accessories and articulation than the figure being reviewed. It’s an awesome figure and if you can afford the price tag it would make a nice addition to any collection.

Mezco also released a trimmed down version of the One:12 version. It may have fewer accessories, less articulation, and comes without the stitched clothing, but it’s still an excellent figure. It also has a price tag ($39-44, depending on where you find it) many of us can afford.

Without further delay, the Mezo A Clockwork Orange review:

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz.

Don’t worry about breakage. The box is secure and packaged very nicely.

Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz.

A professional photographer with professional equipment took the picture for the back of the box. You won’t get their shot and my pictures confused.

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz

Two plastic trays and a sheet of plastic protect your figure from breakage and scratches that may occur during shipping.

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz

The figure may lack the articulation a lot collectors like to see in a figure, but we don’t mind when the figure looks this good.

Alex Delarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toys

The face sculpt has amazing detail. Notice Alex’s smirk.

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz

No detail was overlooked when creating the Alex figure. The opposite sleeve has a different colored eye ball.

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz

Notice the creases and folds in the clothes. Who knew Alex has such tight buns?

Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange by Mezco Toyz

The one other accessory, besides the cane with hidden knife, is the mask Alex wears during the movie’s notorious rape scene.

 

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