A Custom A Day....365 days of custom figures Day 359 - Betsy Braddock as Captain Britain Minimate by Psyguy
It's Christmas and what better way to acknowledge that than with a gift. I have been fortunate to have spent the past 5 years working with Psyguy on my Hanna Barbera Minimate collection but our common interest lies in Miss Betsy Braddock, Psylocke. When I first encountered Psyguy over at the Minimate Multiverse he had just started out as a customizer but had a natural gift for wonderfully persnickety custom Minimate of Marvel females. I contacted him to render a 1st X-men appearance Betsy in her pink costume for me. He has rendered several other Marvel ladies for me over the years as well, all of which can be found throughout this project. He was gracious enough to make this Betsy as Captain Britain as a gift. I love the idea that it was a Psylocke that he made for me using the first female long hairpiece, it ties back to the idea that Psylocke is what started this wonderful custom universe he has created for me. She's a very special piece of my collection.
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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.