This is merely a statue made in 6 inch scale. There are zero points of articulation but so far is the only rendition of GaGa in 3D form and nothing says Pop Culture in the 2000's like a Lady Gaga figure.
Wanda was recently upgraded by Diamond Select Toys. Her P-Funk hands with spell effects and added definition to her legs and torso made her look more like a current Minimate. Where they dropped the ball was her hair, the newer hairpiece didn't have her signature curl that falls over her mask so I swapped it out with the original release's hairpiece to make the perfect Scarlet Witch.
Stripsey was another eBay buy from Optimusleo. Wanting to build up the Seven Soldiers of Victory, I picked up him and Star Spangled Kid. I'm holding out in hopes of DC Collectibles making a Vigilante and Shining Knight. The Crimson Avenger is going to need to be a custom, I'm sure they're never making him.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 208 - DC Universe Classics Teen Titans Argent by 4:F
Argent is a straightforward DC Universe Classics Katma Tui repaint. I used one of Livewire's power effects. I used a white pearl for her skin but didn't use a white base coat so she photographs silver. I still need to do her leg bands. Some day.
An Imaginext black wolf figure painted glossy white. His eyes were also painted to match the cartoon's design. I left the trigger on his back that gives him his "biting" action feature because why not. He fits in well with Superboy.
Storm was a simple head swap. I used the head and hairpiece from the recent Brotherhood wave on the Outback body.
Today is my birthday and what better way to acknowledge it than with a custom figure of me. I have 3 figures of myself; a Minimate which I shared in March, a customized groom from my wedding cake and this one. The head is a 3D print from MyFaceOnAFigure.com, the likeness is eerie. The body is a Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I'm in 6 inch scale so I can be displayed with all of my favorite DC Universe & Marvel Legends figures though I'm primarily displayed with the Outback X-Men.
I'm not sure whose body Optimusleo used to depict Star Spangled Kid but his scale works perfectly. The stars are notably hand painted.
I have her listed as a DC Direct figure when in fact she uses a Kroft Superstars Electra Woman figure made by Living Toys as a base. Since the pose is odd, she is suited for a DC Direct labeling. This piece was one of a few commissions that I had done by Optimusleo. His eBay auctions are a better value but I wanted the character so I went with it.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 202 - DC Universe Classics Mr. Terrific by Optimusleo
DC Direct focused on the Justice Society a lot in the early days of their figure lines but slowly shifted to more modern costumes. I purchased this figure via eBay from Optimusleo. The lettering is perfect so he blends well with the rest of the team.
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.