A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 72 - Speed Buggy Debbie by Psyguy
Today is the girl of the Speed Buggy Gang, Debbie. Psyguy nearly always nails every likeness of the Hanna Barbera characters on his first attempt. In the beginning, with the Josie Gang, we debated how they would translate with noses since part of Minimates charm is that the characters do not have noses. Since the noses on Hanna Barbera's designs are simple I asked him to add them. I think they help depict the characters very well. Very few of the Hanna Barbera have required revisions from his initial attempt, however Debbie was one of them. She has an odd flip to her hair that he missed on the first attempt. He also missed the color of her hair on the first try which is also unusual because he had a great eye for color hue. By the second attempt she was the perfect representation of Debbie. I never thought it would be possible to have plastic representations of all of these characters.
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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.