#SDCC14: Mezco Announces The Strain Collectible Coin, Living Dead Dolls, and More


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With San Diego Comic-Con’s Preview Night kicking off in just a few hours, Mezco Toyz has announced a new line that you’ll want to add to your shopping list: collectibles based on FX’s new series “The Strain.”

“The Strain” is a high concept thriller from co-creators, executive producers, and writers Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan and executive producer/showrunner Carlton Cuse. The series airs Sundays at 10:00 pm ET/PT only on FX.

“The Strain” tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City (home of Mezco headquarters). Goodweather and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

Mezco has acquired rights to produce “The Strain” figures in an assortment of scales, Living Dead Dolls, plush items, bobbleheads, and more. They will also be offering the first-ever collectible coin for “The Strain” at San Diego Comic Con beginning today, July 23th. The limited edition collectible features the series logo on the front and the biohazard symbol, as seen in the series, on the reverse.

Each coin is a stunning testament not only to the ancient evil of “The Strain” but also to the artisans who hand craft each coin. Each hefty coin is crafted of solid metal and die struck. Each individual color is added by hand before being fired at over 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 24 hours to ensure maximum durability. In the final step the coins are polished to an inhuman luster and then sealed in their airtight containment units.

Only 300 of these limited edition coins exist, and they are available exclusively at the Mezco Toyz SDCC booth (#3445) and at MezcoToyz.com while supplies last.

Not attending SDCC? Follow the excitement on the Mezco Toyz Facebook page.

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