Illyana was meant to be Sprite but since she uses the All New X-Men Jean body she is slightly out of scale from the Marvel Legends Ariel so I decided to throw a DC Universe Classics Supergirl head on the body and call it Illyana. I plan to get to the New Mutants at some point so why not start now.
Most customizers render her with her armored arm because she holds her Soul Sword, I decided in this scale she didn't need to hold a sword, primarily because her hands cannot grip one but I have her as Magik in the 5 inch line and as a Minimate so having her rendered in the plain yellow and black costume sans armor works fine for now.
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.