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  • Woof

    Of all Joker’s Jokerz, Woof might be the most difficult to craft. Heck, I’d been sitting on a shortcut for years, and it still took me that long to muster the courage. Obviously, the biggest challenge is the head. And I had a great advantage in that the talented Glassman (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Joker (Future)

    I’d made a Future Joker years ago. For its time, it was fine. But it’s a decade-and-a-half later. Time to improve matters. I wanted this version to capture Future Joker’s thin, wiry frame. I used the torso and legs of Lex from the Doomsday animated line. Mattel’s Creeper arms were (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Highfather

    One day Stew emails me pictures of his Highfather kit. Before that moment, my feelings on owning a Highfather figure were along the lines of “meh, whatevs.” But then he showed me the photos and I didn’t know how I’d lived so long without one. Stew’s simple addition of a (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Ghoul

    Ghoul is another fine kit produced by GeekVarietyCustoms. Honestly I did very little to modify his original product. I sculpted the hat brim, giving it some character and dimension, and I sculpted the Jack-o-Lantern candy bucket, trying my best to keep it screen accurate. (The handle is a twist-tie.) The (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Dee Dee

    Oh, Dee Dee. How you have vexed me over the years! My original customs, while a valiant effort at the time, are pretty lousy by today’s standards. I’ve started her over again many times through the years, but I never seem to get very far. It’s that damned hair! It (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Chucko

    Some time ago I enlisted the aid of the mighty 37Customs to help me with my customs output. My time is at such a premium, I simply can’t address all the projects I want to. So 37Customs agreed to produce some sculpts for me, leaving the painting chores for myself. (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Bonk

    Bonk’s torso started as a Happy’s (always useful for those big blokes). The legs came from a Mattel TNBA Batman. Much Dremeling and many applications of Magic Sculpt blended the two. The black overall and the upper line of the red shirt were sculpted. Happy also donated his boots to (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Black Manta

    If I have my story straight, 37Customs was taking a lot of commissions for Black Manta figures using the head from the eponymous Imaginext figure. In order to improve efficiency, he asked Stew to cast a few copies of the head and backpack, allowing Stew the option to included Black (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Mercy Graves (Fight)

    Since I was upgrading Mercy, I thought it best to make a fighting version to accompany a fighting Harley, as they appeared in World’s Finest.” I had hoped to build this version of Mercy from the version Glassman was helping with, but crazy schedules prevented that from happening. So I (read on...)

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    Added on July 23, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

  • Mercy Graves

    I had made a Mercy Graves custom years ago, but my skills had increased a great deal since then. It was time for a proper and accurate upgrade. The body and limbs are built on a Wonder Woman base. Lots of sanding and Magic Sculpt changed the shape. As Glassman (read on...)

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    Added on July 23, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)
    Black Manta (September 2, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (Fight) (July 23, 2016)
    Mercy Graves (July 23, 2016)

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Q: How much time and money goes into each figure?

A: Well, from the initial desire to make the figure to the final product can literally take years. Sometimes I’ll want to make a character, but the means of making it won’t exist yet, or might be too costly at that time. Other times I’ll have a hard time figuring out (read on...)

 

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CAPE 2004 Report

Okay, technically it wasn’t called CAPE until 2005, but that’s how I think of this. If this were a comic, it would be issue #0. This was my first time to display my creations publicly at Zeus (best comic shop in Dallas!), and I had a great time meeting people (read on...)

 

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Who is Casimir? Cason Pilliod’s background lies in theatrical and film design. He received his Bachelors in theatre design from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While there, he interned on the set of “Sesame Street” in New York, where he constructed props for puppets, prepared puppets for the camera, and generally assisted the puppeteers. Further design work includes props and sets for Austin area children’s theatres (“Outlaw Puss in Cowboy Boots,” “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”), as well as local film productions (“Home Fries”). Cason has also appeared in numerous films and commercials as a Swing dancer, and co-founded the (now defunct) Swing dance troupe Hop Up. Following a position at Microsoft in Dallas and a stint in real estate, Cason now works for a national publisher of educational media as a production artist.

What’s with all the toys? Casimir has been collecting and making toys since he was just knee-high. Even as an adult he still has his vintage Star Wars and Sesame Street collections. Being a creative individual, expanding and adding to the collections with his own works was never a difficulty. The customs on this site are the result of a love of the hobby and toys in general.

Where else can I see Casimir’s work? Over the years, Casimir’s customs have appeared in numerous print publications, including multiple issues of Lee’s Action Figure News and Tomart’s Action Figure Digest (winner 2005 Figure Design Contest). For those in the Dallas area, he can sometimes be found visiting Zeus Toys and Comics, where his custom toys have been known to go on display from time to time. To read interviews with Casimir, please see the Secrets Revealed page. He’s also a contributor to AFHub. And visit Inanimate Object’s sister site Animated DC Universe Comics. Finally, stop by the hallowed halls of Custom Justice for a chat occasionally.

Can I purchase or commission a custom? Casimir rarely accepts commissions, and usually only those of “real” people, such as as wedding cake toppers. You’re welcome to ask, but don’t be disappointed if the answer is “no.” (And here’s why.)

How do I contact Casimir? Your comments, questions and criticisms are always welcome. If you have a question about making customs, be sure to visit the Secrets Revealed section. Many questions about how to make your own figures are answered there. For all other inquiries, praise or criticism, please feel free to email at casimir@pilliod.net. And Inanimate Objects is now on Facebook!