Today's figure is the third custom that I purchased from Face Customs; Psylocke as Lady Mandarin. I have yet to see another custom of Betsy in this costume. I added the psiblade from the Marvel Universe Psylocke figure to complete her look. I am attempting to collect custom figures of the X-Men from the Byrne era through the Jim Lee era so Lady Mandarin was a must. She was already completed by Face Customs, I found her on Figure Realm and asked if she was still available for purchase. He wanted to update her since his sculpting abilities had improved since he first completed the piece. I was happy with the look of the original figure however this version blows the first out of the water. Another perfect Marvel Legends figure from Face Customs!
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.