Kitsune Nozawa
One of my favorite things about the various animated-style comics over the years was when the writers using the comic as a testing ground of sorts for characters. Yeah, there were some real stinkers, but there were some fun characters and situations explored, too. I love seeing light cast on (read more...)
Killer Frost
I hardly know anything about the mainstream comic version of Killer Frost, but I knew I had to have the animated version of her in figure form as soon as I saw her first appearance. She was such a fun design! As seems to be a trend lately, she was (read more...)
Killer Croc (TNBA)
In 2011, we saw several great Harvey Bullock customs pop up. This year, we seem to be blessed with many Killer Crocs being created, and some of them available as castings. What you see here was created by the amazing Dr. Mind at Custom Justice. The good doctor sort of (read more...)
Killer Croc (BTAS)
The Hasbro Killer Croc figure is ridiculous, even by Hasbro standards. Yet I never improved the figure because I remained uninspired. Well, inspiration struck finally when the suggestion was made to remove Croc’s lower jaw and reattach it higher. Such a simple act, but it makes all the difference. Between (read more...)
Before you read this recipe, take a moment and visit Grundy’s gallery. Grundy is an amazing customizer and artist, with some top-shelf sculpting skills. I’ve been following his stuff for some time now, and it’s always inspiring to this mere mortal to see what he’s capable of creating. As you (read more...)
Justice Lords Clones
These barely qualify as customs, but I thought as a group they were worth showing. I enjoyed Mattel’s use of black lines and red dots to create “Luthoriac’s” clones of the Justice Lords, and thought I would employ the same technique to the remaining five characters. Hardly show accurate, but (read more...)
Jim Abell recently pointed out that the Ben Ten figure “Wildmutt” looked a lot like the monster form of the S:TAS character the Preserver. I think it was Peter Fries that informed us the same character designer worked on both shows, so it’s little wonder there are such similarities. Honestly, (read more...)
Joker (Mad Love)
I really enjoy the Bruce Timm image of Harley breaking Joker out of Arkham, with Bats in the background (available at the WB store for $450, should anyone be thinking of me at Christmas). I’d wanted to make this figure for some time, but couldn’t find the right base. As (read more...)
Poison Ivy’s Creatures
What you see here is something of a simplified amalgam of Ivy’s creations as they appeared in “Chemistry” and the fantastic video game “Batman: Vengeance.” Obviously, the recipe is that of the now infamous new school Bane. The torso is Happy combined with Detective Bats’ lower half. The torso leaf (read more...)
Joker (Arkham Inmate)
One of the driving reasons behind the Arkham Asylum project was the excuse to make some of Batman’s rogues gallery in prison attire. (Like I really needed an excuse.) Joker had to be included in this roster, of course. There was no getting around it. I checked all of the (read more...)