Today is another figure that I purchased before Mattel had a chance to make an official retail version, a JLU Galatea. She was an eBay purchase so I do not remember who created her. Her head appears to be a casting of the Jack-in-the-Box kids meal Supergirl premium. Although I purchased this over a decade ago her face is STILL tacky and sticky to the touch. I'm assuming the artist used Testors paint. The rendition is superior to the official Mattel release but the paint job is sorely lacking.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.