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Hey everyone! This week’s new custom action figure is a movie concept Ultraman, leader of the Crime Syndicate of America, as if he were to appear in the current DC Cinematic Universe. Just click the photo below to see the full gallery page, complete with a detailed description on the process of making him. Also be sure to watch the video I made for this Ultraman custom action figure to see some exclusive WIP (work in progress) shots! And if you’re new here, visit my Custom Action Figure Archive to go through every single custom action figure I’ve made. I’ll see you next week with some new custom action figures. Thanks for looking.
Don’t forget to check out the video I made for this movie concept Ultraman custom action figure near the bottom of the page to see some exclusive WIP (work in progress) photos!
I love doing movie concepts, and this is no exception. This is a movie concept custom action figure for Ultraman of the Crime Syndicate of America if he were to appear in the current DC Cinematic Universe. The body is a Movie Masters Man of Steel Superman, with the head of a DC Universe Classics New 52 Aquaman. I felt the hair and facial expression on the Aquaman figure were perfect for Ultraman. All I had to do was paint his hair and eyebrows, and paint the neck of the body to match the skintone. I smoothed out the detail in the shield emblem, and crafted the big “U” out of polystyrene and glued it in place. I repainted the entire body, giving it a dark wash and then dry brushing some lighter blue to really bring out the sculpt. After painting the belt details red and repainting a Man of Steel figure stand to match the new shield emblem (which can be viewed in the video below), Ultraman is ready to form the Crime Syndicate of America!
Don’t forget to check out the video I made for this custom Doomstroke figure near the bottom of the page to see some exclusive WIP (work in progress) photos!
This one may seem wacky for a lot of you, but trust me Doomstroke is a real character. Not many people remember him, but he appeared briefly in the Superman/Batman storyline “Night and Day”, which took place in an alternate reality where a bunch of DC characters were amalgamated into new ones. I love mashups in general, because they have the potential to yield something truly creative, so I had to make Doomstroke. Most of Doomstroke is made from a DCUC Deathstroke, with some pieces from a DCSH Doomsday. I sculpted the Deathstroke mask over the Doomsday head, as well as the eye patch. The knot and strips on the back of the mask come from a Hasbro ML Elektra. I used the biceps and upper forearms from Doomsday, glued them to Deathstroke’s gloves, and cut the tops off Deathstroke’s biceps and glued them to the top of Doomsday’s biceps so they have a bit of sleeve to them. The rest is just strategic gluing. I removed all the spikes I could from Doomsday and cut them up, and glued them all over Doomstroke. I even added some tiny spikes on his eyebrows to make them more pronounced. I added some nicks and cuts to Deathstroke’s sword and some Doomsday spikes to the pommel and crossguard, then painted it to look like Doomsday’s bony spikes. I also added Doomsday’s belt and attached the sword scabbard and pistol to him. Some dry brushes and washes later, Doomstroke is ready to take on any hero, no matter what dimension they come from!
For those who haven’t heard by now, Mattel announced on their Facebook page the other day that the once thought dead DC Universe Classics Doomsday Unleashed figure in fact being released towards the end of this year. This came on the heels of some leaked packaged photos of the Doomsday Unleashed figure that Mattel wrote off as old packaged samples that the fans were never supposed to see. Apparently this was some misdirection until the official announcement, which is stirring some controversy amongst collectors. Many are feeling cheated for “having to buy” the Containment Suit Doomsday figure, thinking it would be the only one ever made. Me personally, I would have bought that version regardless, because when it comes to DC (especially DC Universe Classics), I’m all in, and I couldn’t be more excited about Doomsday Unleashed.
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For a while now, Mattel has been hinting that there would be a “last hurrah” for the 6″ Four Horsemen styled DC Universe Classics action figures, and that it would be shown off at the 2014 New York Toy Fair. People speculated that it would be the Super Powers light blue Superman, Mr. Mxyzptlk, to name a couple. Well the speculation is over. Mattel has revealed that later this year they will be releasing 6 figures, all homages to the vintage Kenner Super Powers line! The figures will be Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Gold Superman, the Riddler (Hal Jordan repainted as the Riddler just like the vintage Super Powers figure), and Mr. Mxyzptlk! These will round out the rest of the DCUC Kenner homages, and will each come with a collect & connect piece to build Super Powers Kalibak! Not only that, but they will all come in special Super Powers styled packaging as well, with each Kalibak piece coming in a separate poly bag. Each figure is set to be $30 apiece.
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