Toy Biz proposed a beautiful rendition of this figure in the form of a fully painted two up on the back of their packaging as part of the second wave of their Fantastic Four line. When she was released she was cast in clear plastic losing all of the details shown in the fully painted version. She underwent a change because she was released as a repaint in the first wave. The line was supported by the Marvel Action Hour cartoon and retailers wanted the full Four members of the team in the first wave. Sue and Johnny were planned for the second wave and only Mr. Fantastic and The Thing were released in the first assortment.
Toy Biz repainted an Iron Man Julia Carpenter Spider Woman as Sue and a Silver Surfer as Human Torch to quickly get the full team on store shelves. The fact that Spider Woman doesn't have a sculpted eye socket because of her mask the eye floats on her face and looks odd.
I had access to an airbrush at the time I did this custom so I was able to prime her in a mist of white paint giving her a pretty effective transition from solid to invisible.
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.