Superman (Brave New Metropolis)
  Once I’d made my STAS Superman figure, all my other Superman customs looked puny. So I applied the same recipe to update some. In this case, it’s Supes as he appeared in “Brave New Metropolis.” The torso is a Hasbro Supes, with repositioned left arm and all those muscles (read more...)
Superman (Anti-Kryptonite)
Presenting another fine custom inspired by Mike Danza! I’d been wanting an accurate figure of Superman in his anti-Kryptonite suit for years, but never got around to it. Mike proved using a Justice League Superman as a base could work nicely. For the most part, mine is almost a direct (read more...)
Supergirl (JLU)
Once Supergirl showed up in her new outfit on Justice League, I knew she’d be on my short list of figures to make. As a base I chose the new “generic” female body, as it’s appropriately short. (It’s inappropriately short for most of the ladies it’s been used for so (read more...)
Supergirl (STAS)
I was thrilled with the quality of the last batch of DC premiums from Jack in the Box. I’d start customizing Alf figures before I ate the food there, but I loved the figures. Batgirl and Supergirl are particularly strong, as these appeared to me to be the best sculpts (read more...)
Supergirl (Anti-Kryptonite)
I had started an anti-Kryptonite Superman, and it only made sense to make Kara in a similar suit. For the base I chose the recent Mattel female body used for Batgirl and Catwoman. I’m not a big fan of this overly-small sculpt, but I wanted Supergirl to look significantly smaller (read more...)
Oh Mattel! You try so hard! You really do! (And that’s more than I can say about Hasbro’s handling of the DC license.) But sometimes… Sometimes trying isn’t enough. Sometimes you really need to stop and ask yourself “Is it really appropriate to use Polly Pocket figures in the JLU (read more...)
The arrival of Mattel’s JLU Gorilla Grodd figure meant many customizers could now achieve their life-long dreams of creating their very own Gorilla City populace. I started down such a long road with Solovar, head of Gorilla City Security. Aside from the obvious color change, Solovar’s only noticeable difference from (read more...)
Shining Knight
As I’ve said elsewhere, I have no problem with Mattel issuing figures with painted-on details. However, there is simply no excuse for a poor head, or worse, a poorly scaled head sculpt. I’m not sure what happened during the creation of Shining Knight’s head, but it looks like somebody left (read more...)
Shayera Hol (Wake the Dead)
Hawkgirl has turned out to be one of my favorite characters on Justice League. I love her no-nonsense attitude! I found her character development from Justice League to Justice League Unlimited very interesting. Given that, I wanted to make a figure of Shayera as she appeared in “Wake the Dead.” (read more...)
Shayera Hol (Thanagarian Officer)
Mattel’s recent Thanagarian 6-pack shows what good Mattel can do when it really wants to. It features some nice new parts and characters. I’m especially pleased they chose to release the unmasked Hawkgirl head sculpt again, since it’s such a thing of beauty. (And the whole figure is the very (read more...)