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Monday, December 20, 2010

Mezco Donates The Green Hornet Prototype Action Figures to Museum of the Moving Image

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 Mezco Donates The Green Hornet Prototype Action Figures to Museum of the Moving Image
 
New York, December —Standing in Museum of the Moving Image's core exhibition Behind the Screen, surrounded by Star Wars and Star Trek action figures, Mike Drake, Mezco's Director of Special Projects, "handed off" several priceless items from the new film The Green Hornet to Dr. Barbara Miller, the Museum’s Collection Curator. The donated items include two prototypes action figures of the new film's stars; the Green Hornet and Kato. 

Mezco has produced 1/6th scale figures, and the original prototypes have been donated to the Museum. The towering 12-inch-scale figures feature film-accurate detail, numerous points of articulation, and real cloth components. The Green Hornet figure comes complete with his trademark “gas gun” and interchangeable hands. Kato comes with interchangeable hands and a film-accurate firearm.
 
Set to be released in theaters on Friday, January 14th 2011, the Green Hornet is considered by many action fans to be the must-see film of 2011.  Starring Seth Rogan, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz, the new big-budget film tells the tale of Britt Reid the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate; he is perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. In order to do this, they decide to become criminals themselves -- protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante, The Green Hornet. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car, made of equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case. They begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
 
“The trailers for The Green hornet look amazing,” says Gordon McAlpin of Multiplexcomic.com, “Michel Gondry is an amazing director and I can’t wait to see what he has crafted with the Green Hornet’s rich mythos!”
 
The Museum of the Moving Image is only museum dedicated to the art and industry of all of screen culture, from the earliest silent films to today’s video games. It holds a collection of more than 130,000 artifacts from motion pictures, television, and digital media. Among these, the museum’s licensed merchandise holdings are particularly noteworthy with more than 17,000 artifacts dating from 1914 to present. More than 1,000 of these artifacts will be on display in the Museum's core exhibition “Behind the Screen” beginning January 15, 2011 when the museum reopens to the public after a major renovation and expansion. The Museum of the Moving Image provides access to the collection through its website, exhibitions, and education programs.

Both Green Hornet figure prototypes will be accessible on the Museum’s online Collection Catalog at http://collection.movingimage.us.
 
About Mezco Toyz: Now entering its second decade,  Mezco Toyz  produces the most sought after collectibles and toys in the world.

Mezco’s award winning design team has created some of the most cutting edge products ever seen to hit the market. Mezco’s products have earned numerous awards and Mezco products are in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums.

Mezco is a driving force in the toy and collectible industry, developing both licensed properties and in-house concepts for years to come.

Learn more at: MezcoToyz.com
 
About Museum of the Moving: It is the only institution in the U.S. that explores the art, industry and innovation of screen culture in all its forms. Embracing topics that range from 19th century optical toys to the latest Internet developments, the museum provides insight into every phase of the production, promotion and exhibition of moving images. Engaging an international audience of all ages, The Museum of the Moving Image offers a distinctive, highly interactive core exhibition; contemporary and retrospective programs of films from around the world; public discussions with leading figures in film and television; a unique collection; inspiring education programs; stimulating changing exhibitions; and groundbreaking online projects. The Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York. For more information, please visit http://movingimage.us