A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 181 - Toy Biz 5 inch Thunderbolts Techno by 4:F
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 180 - Toy Biz 5 inch New Warriors Nova by 4:F
I HATE gold paint on action figures almost as much as I hate painting yellow on them but the yellow will win every time. Not so much a custom as it is a repainted but we have a year to fill here folks.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 179 - Toy Biz 5 inch Inhumans Karnak by 4:F
I have no recollection of what the base figure is that I used to create Karnak but he rounds out the nearly completed Inhumans.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 178 - Toy Biz 5 inch Moondragon by 4:F
Moondragon. Oh Moondragon. She uses a Water Wars Storm as her base with a Total Justice Martian Manhunter cape. I hate her pose but the look fits the character.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 177 - Toy Biz 5 inch The New Warriors Justice by 4:F
Justice uses a Gambit head on a generic body, possibly Daredevil but I don't recall completely. He's finished off with a Superman cape. Some day I'll finish the New Warriors.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 176 - Toy Biz 5 inch Snowbird as Sasquatch by 4:F
A simple Sasquatch repaint that I'm sure Toy Biz would have attempted if they would have released the Alpha Flight wave earlier in their Marvel waves. By the time Toy Biz started releasing the smaller 3 item assortments, most big box retailers had stopped ordering in bulk.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 175 - Toy Biz 5 inch Baron Zemo by 4:F
Baron Zemo was made using one of the many Spider-Man figures I had laying in the parts bin along with a random holster, the furry sleeve cuffs from the Street Fighter Cammy's coat and his headpiece is a repurposed belt from The New Mutants Magick. The rest is paint and markers.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 174 - Toy Biz 5 inch Hepzibah by 4:F
Toy Biz came close to completing the four member Starjammers team. The lone female was, of course left out. This custom uses a Generation X White Queen's torso & legs. Her head and arms are from a Spider-Man Black Cat and her sword is from an X-Men Water Wars swashbuckling Nightcrawler figure. I still haven't got around to giving her a tail and ears. Eventually, maybe.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 173 - Toy Biz 5 inch Toad by 4:F
Poor Toad never made the cut for the 5 inch line. He made it in to the first wave of Marvel Legends and was in an awkward pose and extremely large. I needed one for my Brotherhood of Evil Mutants so I used an evil Morph head, some toothpaste tube for his collar and a random body from the parts bin. It's been so long since I made that I don't recall what I used.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 172 - Toy Biz Ms. Marvel by 4:F
This is the second custome figure I ever made. She uses Testors enamel paint so even though she was created somewhere around 1995, she's still sticky in places. Toy Biz did eventually make the character using a repainted Medusa but the costume was inaccurate. Considering she was my second attempt, I'm still pretty pleased with her. This custom uses an Iron Man series Spider Woman base and a Psylocke sash drilled in to her hip. I went with blue for her costume although I believe it's black in the comics with blue highlights or reflections.
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.