Ideas for customs can appear at weird times and places. A few weeks back I was brushing my teeth, when my brain suddenly asked “Hey, has anybody every made an over-sized rubber duck?” What prompted that inquiry, I cannot say. Nonetheless, 5 seconds on Amazon answered that question with a (read more...)
Penguin (Batman Returns)
In its final days of their having the DC license, Mattel finally bestowed upon the fans a 6″(ish)-scale Penguin from “Batman Returns.” It was hardly perfect, but better than nothing. (They had previously released a 3.75″ version using a superior sculpt. Why not re-use those files?) The version Mattel released (read more...)
“Batman: The Adventures Continue” was announced with much fanfare. Suddenly, the previously solicited figures of characters that never appeared in the show made sense. Sadly, despite the impressive creative team, the comic book did not live up to expectations. I should probably stop talking about it now. When DC Direct (read more...)
Batman (Azrael)
It’s no secret I love Sean Gordon Murphy’s “Batman: White Knight” books. His introduction of Jean-Paul Valley is arguably better than the original. And of course I dig the costume designs. Thankfully, Todd McFarlane knocked those out of the park where the figures are concerned. I had seen some folks (read more...)
Batman (McFarlane TNBA)
When Mattel lost the DC license to Todd McFarlane, I was very excited. Todd had demonstrated that he had moved beyond his weird pseudo-statue phase with his Fortnite figures. I have no interest in the game, but the figures were some great toys. And generally speaking, I have really enjoyed (read more...)
Jekko’s Van
I can’t stand anything to do with Scooby-Doo. Let’s just get that out of the way. But when I see a Mystery Machine that’s a decent scale and price, I have to wonder what else I can make from it. Honestly, when I bought the Mystery Machine, I didn’t have (read more...)
Kitsune Nozawa
I have said it before many times: Batgirl Adventures is one my favorite comic books. As the book’s Big Bad, I have made Kitsune in the “old” scale. It was inevitable that I would make her in the 6″ scale, too. JL Hawkgirl serves as the base. I “broke” the (read more...)
Harley Quinn (Holiday)
I think this is the third time I’ve made a Holiday Harley based on the “Batgirl Adventures” comic book. I love that book, and I keep deriving inspiration from it, even if that means making the same thing over again in different scales. This 6″ version combines parts from TNBA (read more...)
Jingle Belle
We all know Paul Dini is one of Harley Quinn’s creative parents. (The other being Bruce Timm, of course.) But Mr. Dini has created a whole universe of characters, Batman related and otherwise. His creator-owned Jingle Belle is a delight, harkening back to classic Christmas TV specials, and adding more (read more...)
Condiment King
I have been meaning to make a Condiment King for decades. DECADES. Let that sink in. Obviously in the past it would have been in the old scale, and now it’s the 6″ scale. Ironically, the recipe would be almost the exact same in both scales. Old CK is built (read more...)