Nothing more than a haircut. It's still too long, I may cut it again but for some reason Toy Biz rooted it to her knees.
Black Widow was released with a brownish, auburny tint to her hair. I wanted it RED like it appears in the comics so I took a Sharpie to it. All better.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 270 - DC Universe Classics Negative Man Power Effect
Sometimes it's the smallest things that keep a figure from being complete. Mattel did a great job getting the core Doom Patrol released. Outside of painting a second figure of him black, I thought a simple color printout was just as effective.
Kitty was an easy custom, I used brown paint to cover Rogue's white stripe in her hair. Done. The likeness isn't very Anna Paquin to begin with so why not have it not look exactly like Ellen Paige either.Look, I grew up in the 70's, my Wonder Woman figure looked more like Apache Chief than Wonder Woman so I'm not picky.
Toy Biz did all four male members of the original X-Factor team in Legends scale but the lone female was left out as usual. I'm so glad that Hasbro is working so hard to release two females per wave to help fill in the gaps of teams and give us characters that have long needed representation in plastic form. Times they are a changin'. Jean uses a head casting of the Jim Lee Hush Poison Ivy figure from DC Direct. Her neck hole needed modifying but fits nicely. Her body is from a Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch. The rest is apoxie sculpt and paint. The Inferno X-Factor team is now complete.
I purchased this custom ages ago, way before FiguresToyCompany was even a thought and way before they rereleased remakes of the very expensive original Mego Teen Titans. He's made with Dr. Mego reproduction parts.
Finishing off my custom Green Lantern collection is Turytt. He's another eBay purchase, I purchased him in a lot. I got a good deal last year on 4 GL customs and couldn't resist adding to the ranks.
A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 264 - DC Universe Classics Green Lantern Hannu by 4:F
A fairly common recipe for this character, I used a movie Fantastic Four Thing. No sculpting required, just paint. I used metallic green to give him more of a DC Direct feel.
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.