A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 150 - Marvel Legends Jim Lee Jean Grey (ponytail cartoon variant) by 4:F
Jean wasn't going to happen. I hated the ponytail on the cartoon and had no reason to tear apart a beautiful Marvel Legends Jean Grey. I waited a long time for her and thought she was depicted perfectly. Then MDStimcell created a Rogue as Ms. Marvel custom using Jean's hair. I had to have one!!!!
I had an extra packaged Jean for the archives and the Target Ms. Marvel three pack was deeply discounted and readily available so I decided to make the Rogue custom. MDStimcell had also made a ponytail Jean using Spider-Girl's hair. I knew Jean wouldn't go to waste and I would have use for all of the spare parts. Spider Girl will eventually become a 90's Jubilee. Eventually
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.