A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 45 - The New Batman Adventures Killer Croc by 4:F/Baby Doll by HunterKnight Customs
For Valentine's Day I decided to share a couple of customs, from The New Batman Adventures Killer Croc & Baby Doll.
Killer Croc was a resin casted kit that I purchased from Stew's Customs. Stew is one of a handful of artists that have continued to give collectors of Mattel's Timmverse figures new pieces by sculpting and casting resin figures of characters that weren't made into figures in the retail line. Croc has no articulation since I painted him and then glued him together. Some artists that do Timmverse or JLU customs add magnets to the joints to allow the figures to maintain movement but since he is top heavy I figured he didn't need anymore help falling over so I glued him still.
Baby Doll is a piece that I commissioned the great HunterKnight Customs to do. HunterKnight is one of my favorite customizers because he takes on a lot of random or challenging pieces. Where most customizers are doing their 70th Batman custom, HunterKnight has crafted a wide variety of female and obscure characters from toy lines and teams that toy companies missed. he's quite talented, an effective communicator and an all around nice guy. He had made a small batch of castings of his competely original sculpted Baby Doll, this is one of them.
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.