A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 139 - Toy Biz 5 inch The New Mutants Cannonball by 4:F
Hot on the heels of the Jem and the Holograms trailer, The New Mutants movie was confirmed by Fox. So for the next several days we'll be looking at my Toy Biz 5 inch scale New Mutants customs. Sam Guthrie is up first as Cannonball. I think he uses a Captain America body but I do not remember. It's far too bulky to represent Cannonball's frame during this time period but it was a plain body with boot cuffs so I used it. The head is from a Backstreet Boys Burger King Kids Meal toy, the belt is from Wolfsbane. His blast effect is a repainted HydroMan spout. The mushroomy part of the blast should be reversed and at his waist but it's what was available and still looks fine when he's displayed with it.
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.