A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 32 - Marvel Legends Art Adams style Outback Dazzler (version 1) by MoveMountain
Today is the first of my Outback Dazzler figures. Allison changed looks ever so slightly far too often starting with the first appearance of this costume. Alan Davis, Marc Silvestri, Rick Leonardi, Jim Lee & Art Adams all had their own takes on how this costume would look. No headband, red headband, red headband with hanging sashes. The red calf sash came and went, the midriff was bare, her hair was shoulder length, then long and, at the end of their run it was cropped short like P!nk. The gloves on the costume in the comics changed slightly too. It was all over the place but that's good because when you translate it to plastic you can't really get it wrong.
I've narrowed down her Outback era costume to three key looks that cover The Fall of the Mutants, the Outback era and finally, the one custom that still needs to be created, the Seige Perilous look with the platinum blond short hair and cropped pants. This is the first I'm sharing as part of this project based on her look in Uncanny X-Men Annual 12. I love that Art Adams gave her longer hair. I love his take on her and the Outback team.
I found this figure on FigureRealm.com, a website that showcases Marvel & DC Comics custom action figures by different artists from all around the world. There is a section of the site that shows the custom figures that are currently available for sale on eBay, luckily this was one of them. I hope to be able to recreate the cover of Annual#12 with figures eventually. I only need two more! I still need a High Evolutionary and Storm in her alternate Outback costume to attempt a recreation accurately. Eventually we'll get there. For today, here's Ali.
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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.