A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 258 - Marvel Legends Marionette by Bluebery Customs
I love the costumes of comic book characters in the Bronze Age of comics The most of any era. They are the most iconic looks of all of the characters and received the most merchandising attention of any era to that point. Artists like Geore Perêz, John Byrne, Neal Adams and Dave Cockrum help define the looks of these heroes for my generation and it was magical I gravitate towards strong female super heroes but will be the first to admit I don't care how strong or powerful they are, I like them in barely there, brightly colored spandex.
Marionette wears a costume that I always loved growing up, I think the stripes hypnotized me. She was the super hero version of Farah Fawcett in my mind. When I found Bluebery Customs on eBay I fell in love with his work. I purchased a Disco Dazzler from him and it is easily one of my favorite custom pieces. The detail, the swappable parts and the accessories made her the most complex piece I own. She's beautiful. I shared her on the 25th day of this project. If you haven't seen her use the search option to check her out.
I started following Bluebery on Instagram and started to see custom after custom of perfectly rendered Marvel heroines from the 70's & 80's. I knew that he would nail Marionette and boy was I right. Her hair is a unique sculpt on a casting of a Marvel Legends Gamora head. I liked the angry look of the face. Her body consists of a Hellcat to the knees and a Scarlet Witch from the knees down. She is expertly painted and her lines are sharp and clean. The hair sculpt is incredible, the perfect recreation of her comic book Farah Fawcett look. The flips and layers, the highlights, the flexibility all perfect. Her gun looks like it was made for her. She's one of my favorite custom Marvel Legends.
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.