A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 284 - Toy Biz 5 inch Mockingbird
A good Mockingbird custom was always a challenge throughout the 90's. None of the 5 inch scaled fugues came with sculpted masks so one would have to be made or sculpted over a head to create her. Toy Biz did release a Marvel Girl figure using a Xena head with a plastic mask glued on top. It looks terrible. So does this custom in regards to her mask.
She was an eBay purchase but I changed the paper mask she was originally made with. I cut off a DC Direct Star Sapphire's mask and glued it to her forehead. The problem is that it floats above her face rather than sitting on it. The sleeves were made with craft foam and have grown brittle and are cracking as the years go on. She was painted very heavily so she doesn't move. Cracking the joints would tear the paint. Still in all, it's a 5inch Bobbi. I love me some Mockingbird.
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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.