Thursday, June 26, 2008

Custom Action Figures

Still busy setting up the basement, but lookit what I found! I was into action figures as well as comics back in the mid-90's, and in those pre-internet (for me) days, I turned my creative bent towards those characters that the toy companies hadn't yet produced. One of my earlier pieces was done while watching the Broncos bomb the playoffs, and I turned my attention to making my Toy Biz Psycho Man action figure look like a gold armored Iron Man:






I made dozens more over the next few years, including this Amazo, customized from a Drax the Destroyer figure:





Doctor Fate
, made from a Toy Biz Adam Warlock:




Most of my DC figures were made to fit in with Mattel's largely-reviled "Total Justice" line. Black Manta here is a TJ Batman with his head forever encased in a putty shell:

Similarly, a TJ Superman begat Ultraman:

In some cases a manufactured figure was close, but needed tweaking. Thus, Heroes Reborn Iron Man got a makeover.


BEFORE:
AFTER:

I think I made something like 30 of these. Wanna see more?

10 comments:

Robin said...

Yes please.

Daryle Dickens said...

I remember when Wizard featured these from readers every month.

Yes please show more. And who would you make today?

Anthony said...

Hellz yeah we want to see more!

googum said...

Heck yeah! Are you still collecting figures?

Joe Crawford (artlung) said...

Fun stuff! Sure post more!

Brian Hughes said...

That Silver Age Iron Man won me a Thor bust from Toyfare.

I still collect a little, mostly look for stuff on sale or favorite characters.

I'd like to do some new ones, starting with the Doom Patrol. Need to set up a workbench in the garage first, though.

More details, pix to come.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Great, I've discovered another person with far more talent and skill than I could ever hope to have. Please post more anyway!

MetFanMac said...

Nice stuff!

Kenneth182 said...

yes please

Gaeasoldier said...

More, please!