Posted on June 12, 2016

Sparrow-01Remember the Amalgam Universe? It’s probably best forgotten. For those of you too young to remember, DC and Marvel mashed up their universes for one month back in the mid-90s. Characters from both sides where blended together to create new versions.

While the whole thing was little more than a sales stunt, one unique item floated above the rest. “Batman: The Animated Series” was on the air, and the “Batman Adventures” comic that accompanied it was popular. In a flash of brilliance, DC and Marvel published an Amalgam book done in the style of the animated series and book. (By Ty Templeton and Rick Burchett.) That’s what the kids today would call “meta.”

Out of that book came animated versions of Dark Claw (Batman + Wolverine, because of course it was) and Sparrow (Robin + Jubilee).

For my first full dip into the 6″ animated figure pool, I wanted to make characters that I knew would never be manufactured, while not repeating myself. These two fit the bill nicely.

Sparrow was built on a BTAS Harley figure. Major additions include her hair, the sleeves, gloves, belt, and lower part of the tunic, shaped from Magic Sculpt. A BTAS Robin donated his cape, because he’s chivalrous that way. The goggles are cut from a translucent gel material. The earrings are bits of cut styrene. The rest is paint, sweat and effort.

Sparrow’s emblem was printed and cut via decoupage. I’ve made it available in the Downloads section.

Created May 2016



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