Sunday, June 29, 2008

Custom Action Figures (Part 2)

Here are a few more of the customized action figures that I've been bringing out of storage and showing off lately. Starman, A.K.A Jack Knight was made from a Star Trek Captain Kirk in...some kind of civilian clothes? Maybe it was his Sunday go to meetin' Edith Keeler in the past suit. But I digress. This was one of those cases where I knew which character I wanted to build and was just waiting for the right base, and this particular take on James Tiberius was perfect. His cosmic staff is pieced together from random weapons. Also note the back of the jacket:





They weren't all this slick. This figure of The Vision, a repainted silver Surfer, was the first custom I did and it shows. Vision is largely absent from the toy shelves, and as far as I know, Marvel Legends has yet to produce a proper Vision toy, so I'm happy with this:





For the longest time, nobody would produce a Wonder Woman figure, so for mys second project, I made my own, with a Toy Biz Black Cat base. The Golden Lasso is shiny, golden Christmas wrapping wire:



I made three members of the Crime Syndicate as seen in Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's JLA:Earth-3. Hyperpsycho speed junkie Johnny Quick here was made from a Total Justice Flash figure:



Black Canary didn't spend long in this outfit, did she? She was made from an X-Men figure...some evil, dark-future version of Jean Grey, I think:


A repurposed Superman became Martian Manhunter, rounding out the Total Justice JLA:




Finally, DC's Captain Marvel was made using a Toy Biz Doc Samson:


While Marvel's Captain Marvel was made from a Toy Biz Northstar:



I have more coming soon. Then I'll shut up about the damned dollies, okay?

5 comments:

Rob said...

Unless the model was reused for multiple figures, the basis for the Black Canary was a Mystique figure (from the X-Men line with snap-on monster parts).

That Mystique was ridiculous in it arched back and trusted forward chest.

Anthony said...

I love the figures, but making anything out of a Northstar figure is just cruel. It's not like Marvel has made anything out of his character for years, other than "that jerk who happens to be gay and really fast."

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

I'm pretty sure there's a Marvel Legends Vision action figure. I'm not sure how good it is, but it exists.

The Nerdy Bird said...

Great Starman!

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