Fresh off their television debut on Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle return with a three-part miniseries chock full of action in Axe Cop: American Choppers!
President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe (an old friend from college), and the two decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America—the American Choppers. They are joined by Captain Axe, Axe Girl, Axe Woman, Axe Dog, and other axe-wielding heroes. The only problem is that there are no bad guys left, but that all changes when mysterious giant creatures attack the city!
Axe Cop: American Choppers #1 debuts May 21 in comic shops everywhere!
Mezco‘s 1st series of Axe Cop action figures doesn’t hit stores until 2014, but you can get a special Axe Cop early, only at New York Comic Con and MezcoToyz.com
This is the first time a test shot has ever been released from the Mezco Axe Cop line of figures.
This 4inch scale Axe Cop figure is a limited edition of 500. He is comes packaged in a poly bag with an information card. As a test shot, he is unpainted and presented in his glorious raw plastic form.
Axe Cop is the internet comic sensation based on a story a five year-old boy narrated to his twenty nine year old brother, who happens to be an illustrator. What began as a simple tale became an award-winning comic, an animated tv series on Fox, and now a super cool collectible.
This Saturday saw the premiere of Axe Cop based on the webcomic/Dark Horse comic as part of Fox‘s new latenight block of animated shorts, Animation Domination High Def. The early Nielsen ratings estimate that that half hour averaged a 0.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.5 million viewers overall. That’s up from the previous week’s repeat of Hell’s Kitchen which had a 0.3 rating and 1 million viewers.
Axe Cop makes up 15 minutes of that half-hour block, and High School USA the other half. That matches the first-season average of the initial telecasts of FX’s Archer in the same 11 p.m. half-hour during the 2009-10 TV season. In total viewers, Archer averaged nearly 1 million viewers. Archer has since grown and built a loyal audience and changed time slots. The rating is also similar to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim at that same time block.
This is an experiment by Fox to expand its animated offerings and grow new concepts. There’ll be more announced for the ADHD block, but the network is waiting for these initial shows to establish themselves. The prospects look good for the long-term as Fox has college football which will end between 10 and 11 when it returns later this summer. That should pair up nicely with these shows.
To commemorate both the upcoming television premiere of Axe Cop (July 21, 9:30pm, on Fox) as well as Mezco‘s Summer Exclusive Axe Cop Badge prop-replica, Mezco will be hosting a special signing by the Axe Cop creators at San Diego Comic Con.
On Friday, July 21st, from 12noon-1pm, both writer, 8-year-old Malachai Nicolle, and artist Ethan Nicolle, will appear at Mezco’s booth # 3445 to sign Mezco’s Summer Exclusive Axe Cop Badge prop-replica.
Autograph sessions with both creators are very rare so this is a very special event for Axe Cop fans. This will be their only scheduled autograph signing at SDCC. Malachai’s autograph is especially sought after by fans, as he rarely does signings because of his young age.
Axe Cop was originally created when (then) 5 year old Malachai told his older brother, Ethan, the story of Axe Cop one day while playing. At the time, neither of the brothers ever imagined Axe Cop would grow into a cultural phenomenon comprised of a popular website, best selling graphic novels, a cartoon, and action figures.
Fancy enough for formal occasions yet casual enough for a relaxed evening of target practice, the Axe Cop Badge Replica compliments any outfit.
Featuring a sturdy pinback, this full size replica badge lets evil doers know what side of the law you are on….the side with the axe!
The packaging for the badge was designed specifically for this autograph event and includes a spacious autograph area! The badge is available for $5 at the Mezco booth or for the same price online at http://www.mezcotoyz.com/axe-cop-badge-replica (online badge is not autographed).
There will also be a limited number of Wexter Plush and Avocado Soldier Plush available for purchase at the Mezco booth.
During the show, Mezco will also be revealing Series 2 of the Axe Cop action figure line. Series 2 will include fan favorite characters:
Axe Cop in Cat Suit
Axe Cop from President of the World Comic
Series 1 of the Axe Cop toys will be chopping their way into stores in October.
He’s the best crime fighter the world has ever known thanks to his trusty axe, his pet T-rex, Wexter (with maching gun hands!) and a group of crime-fighting partners unlike any you’ve ever seen!
Axe Cop is the internet comic sensation based on a story a five year-old boy narrated to his twenty nine year old brother, who happens to be an illustrator. What began as a simple tale became an award-winning comic, and upcoming animated tv series on Fox, and now makes the leap to super cool collectible with Axe Cop 4inch Scale Figures Series 1!
Series 1 contains:
Axe Cop -The star of the show, with axe, poopsucker gun (to help him conquer Planet Poop), Uni Baby, and lemon grenade (all the explosive power of a regular grenade but with a lemony freshness).
Dr Doo Doo – One of Axe Cop’s many arch enemies, with Doo Doo soldier, and sword. Also includes clear stands to create the “hover” effect.
Avocado Soldier – Axe Cop’s metamorphosing partner, with flute, machine gun, and removable unicorn horn (for magic powers, of course).
Ethan Nicolle, the artist behind Axe Cop, says: “Mezco worked closely with us to make the toys faithful to the comics and to pick the fan favorites. Many of the toys look so much like my drawings in three dimensions it’s almost spooky…I’m excited to have Mezco making Axe Cop toys because they walk a great line between toys to look at and toys to play with. Axe Cop is for kids and adults and I think Mezco nails that market with their intricate but not-too-fragile designs. “
All Mezco Axe Cop figures feature up to five points of articulation and are individually packaged in a display friendly blister package covered with Axe Cop artwork. The toys hit shelves in October 2013.
Mezco Toyz has announced it will be creating a line of collectibles for Axe Cop. Mezco will be offering an assortment of merchandise for the Axe Cop license including both action figures and plush collectibles.
Featuring one of the largest and surreally diverse casts ever seen, Mezco’s award winning design team will be in overdrive bringing them to life for fans. Many of the designs for these soon to be sought after offerings will be available for viewing at www.mezcotoyz.com. Axe Cop, the animated series, will be premiering on FOX on July 27, 2013.
The true-life story behind Axe Cop is nearly as amazing as Axe Cop himself; A 5 year old boy narrates an ongoing story based on his amazing imagination, and his 29 year old brother, a professional comic book artist, brings those stories to life. The results are an axe-wielding cop partnered with a flying T-rex with machine gun arms.