"Diabolik - super criminal, antihero, and ruthless master thief with expertise in chemistry, mechanics, and technology. Typically stealing from criminals for his own gain, he is known to do whatever is necessary to accomplish his deeds."
The Mezco One:12 Diabolik figure has been doing the rounds on display at Conventions for a while now, but it seems he has finally made it to the release schedule with this full announcement of the One:12 release and an arrival sometime in Summer 2019.
The figure, based on the cult Italian Comic, comes on a highly articulated body with 30 points of articulation. The classic spy genre "wet suit" is tailored for the body and around it is a variety of accessories including a back pack, wrist straps and holsters and a thigh holster.
The figure gets two head options and eight hand options. Equipment includes night vision goggles, a wrist watch and a set of wall climbing suction cups. He comes armed with throwing blades and a knife. And there are even items for a master thief to steal - a diamond and an Imperial Egg.
As with any One:12 release we also have a display stand. Diabolik is priced at the standard RRP of $80 and US pre-orders can be placed now via the Mezco website with a $20 non refundable deposit. UK pre-orders should open shortly around the £70 mark.
"The One:12 Collective Diabolik figure is presented in a sleek, all-black bodysuit with only his eyes peering through his cowl. Two wrist sheaths hold his throwing daggers and a thigh sheath holds his combat knife. The master burglar comes well equipped with the necessities including a pair of night vision goggles, suction cup climbers, and a removable backpack with hinge.
Raised as an orphan on the secret island hideout of a criminal organization, Diabolik became a master of disguise – crafting lifelike masks that allow him to assume virtually any identity. Specializing in grandstand burglaries, the super criminal keeps the loot all to himself."