Black Phantom (Bombshell)
Diamond Select released a few characters from Westworld. I knew the “outlaw” Delores figure would be useful, I just wasn’t sure how yet. So I posed the question to the fans of Inanimate Objects: what could be made from Delores in a DC Bombshells style? The best answer I received (read more...)
Lois Lane (Bombshell)
If DC Collectibles had not cancelled the Bombshells line, I feel confident Lois would have been made, probably in wave 4. Ant Lucia’s reimagining of her as a newsie is a wonderful twist on the character. I could not avoid making her. The torso and legs started as Bombshells Mera. (read more...)
Gsptlsnz (Bombshell)
Gsptlsnz! For a character with only a few seconds of screen time (and only a smattering of comic appearances since then), I sure am fascinated with her! It’s probably because she’s a straight-up pin-up gal, and that’s right in my wheelhouse. The only real question is why did it take (read more...)
Mxyzptlk (Bombshell)
I finally make my first male Bombshell and it’s… Mxyzptlk?! Yeah, well, if I’m going to make Gspy, I have to make Mxy. It’s a law of nature. Mxy wasn’t too difficult. His body is Mattel’s Dr. Psycho. His face comes from an old “boss” action figure. (Think the office (read more...)
Phantom Lady (Bombshell)
Many years ago DC Direct produced an excellent Golden Age Phantom lady action figure (though the articulation was lousy, as was their style at the time). When I brought home my first set of Bombshell figures, one of the first things I did was dig out said figure. Alas, it (read more...)
Talia al Ghul (Bombshell)
Talia al Ghul may be the most difficult Bombshell custom I have attempted to date. The Middle Eastern design influences mean there are virtually no parts from other figures to steal from. I know, because I researched this one several times over several years, always hoping I overlooked something. But (read more...)
Valkyrie (Bombshell)
If you’re a comics enthusiast, you have probably seen the famous cover of Airboy by Dave Stevens that features Valkyrie. (Go ahead. Google it. I’ll wait.) During the Golden Age of comics, Valkyrie was to Airboy what Catwoman is to Batman. Valkyrie started out as a Nazi villain, but switched (read more...)
Joker ’89
Much like Catwoman, it’s a crime no company has manufactured a proper Jack Nicholson Joker in 6″ or 7″ scale. Until that day arrives, I will fill that gap with temporary measures. This came about because of the burgeoning trade on eBay in shrunken Hot Toys head sculpts. I found (read more...)
Catwoman (Year One)
I had bought a DC Essentials for use of some parts on other projects, including her hair for Easter Bunny Harley. Once I had removed her mane, I thought, “hey, this looks familiar.” And then I realized I had a mighty need to make a Year One Catwoman. I had (read more...)
Harley Quinn (Unmasked)
I was one of those that was excited to hear McFarlane had won the license to make DC action figures. His Fortnite offerings proved he could make excellent and fun figures that featured a wide range of articulation. Todd may still love his statues, but the market had changed and (read more...)