Today is more Titans love. This project is going to be very X-Men and Teen Titans heavy with a few other random pieces thrown in so you've been warned. Speedy is a recent custom done by 37 Customs. I held out in having a custom made of this incarnation of Roy since Mattel promised a teen sidekick in Club Infinite Earths if the 2014 subscription went through. I figured it would be him or Aqualad but we may never know.
Roy was the last of the Pérez Titans that I needed to complete the core team. Although he was only recurring, he was integral to the stories and a necessary addition to the team. Speedy uses a DC Direct a robin head with a sculpted cap and a DC Universe Classics teen body. When he was first completed he had two fists and could not hold his bow. 37 Customs was quick to chop off his right hand, add a couple of magnets giving him the option of two fists and the ability to hold his bow.
37 Customs does a fantastic job with lining his work. I own several pieces from him and he uses some type of thin black "tape" to accentuate the folds and edges of the costumes he does. The yellow arrow on his chest is also a sticker. They are all perfectly cut and precisely laid on each of his pieces. It's a nice signature to his work. Yellow is notoriously the hardest color to paint on an action figure, most of the pieces he's done for me have a fair amount of yellow on them. The paint work is very smooth and clean. I'm proud to have a few of his pieces in my collection.
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.