A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 30 - Marvel Legends Outback Colossus by Face Customs
Collosus is one of the first three figures in a long line of custom pieces that I purchased from Face Customs over in the UK. Armored & Poofy Psylocke were in the same batch and started my Marvel Legends collection. Face had done the entire Outback team. He had even done customs of Wolverine, Longshot & Havok; characters that Toy Biz had already tackled in plastic. They were all perfect. I already had a Longshot because he was an Art Adams creation and Art is my favorite comic artist, ok I had a handful of Legends figures in my collection, some females and a few random others that I liked throughtout the years (like Jim Lee Rogue) but I was far from a completist let alone a focused collector. I don't tend to buy customs of characters that already have figures made so I picked up brown costume Wolverine & a Havok on the cheap off of eBay once I had Piotr & Betsy on their way across the pond.
Face was working on revising Storm's head sculpt so she wouldn't come until later on and his versions of Dazzler and Rogue, although superbly crafted they weren't quite the looks that matched Art Adams' style so I filled those slots elsewhere.
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.