News – DC Universe Classics Doomsday Unleashed Will Be…You Get the Idea

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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News – DC Universe Classics Super Powers Figures Revealed!

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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New Custom – Red Hood, Jason Todd

Yeah, I’m certainly not the first one to tackle this, but I really got the inspiration to do this recently and just had to give it a shot. So here I bring you Jason Todd as the Red Hood. Check out the official page for this custom to see the full photo set and a detailed description of how it was made. Also, Red Hood is up for auction on eBay right now. Click the picture below to go directly to the auction. Also, due to how popular my custom Arkham Origins Deathstroke figure was, I’m selling another one on eBay right now as well. Thanks for taking a look, and stay mint!*

*I’m trying out a new sign off. What do you think? …I’ll let myself out.

Custom Red Hood (Jason Todd) 6″ DC Universe Action Figure – Created January 5th, 2014

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It’s a shame we never got this version of the Red Hood from Mattel in the DC Universe Classics line. We did get Jason Todd as Red Hood, but in a costume he only wore for a few issues. This is clearly the more popular version, so I just had to do my take on the character. He’s made with the upper body of Mr. Terrific, the lower body from Jack Knight Starman, Sportsmaster Boots, Sandman hands, and a Terry McGinnis head. I had to cut Starman’s legs off at the shin and grafted the Sportsmaster boots to them and blended them in with Apoxie Sculpt. Speaker wire was used for the seam on his shirt. The helmeted head is from an electric Superman Blue sculpted over and painted to give a realistic metallic sheen. I gave him holsters for his pistol and knife and made sure they wouldn’t interfere with the articulation. After painting everything up, I gave him a crowbar, and now he’s ready to take his revenge on the Joker and show Batman how to reall clean the streets of Gotham!

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Custom Deathstroke (Arkham Origins) 6″ DC Universe Action Figure – Created December 18th, 2013

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Deathstroke is one of my favorite comic book characters ever, and I absolutely love his design in the Arkham Origins video game. I was excited when Mattel said they were making a figure of his appearance in the game, and I think the figure looks great. Unfortunately, that’s about all it does. While it has quite a bit of articulation, most of it is useless due to pointlessly being hindered by the figure’s sculpt. So I shaved some plastic from around the elbows and knees and doubled their range of motion. I also sliced the legs at the thighs and added thigh rotators, and even completely reworked the feet into actual, functional rocker ankles to help with stability and natural posing. Then I gave the figure a very specific silver dry brushing to make his armor look used and worn to match the game. I also took a DCUC Slade Wilson head cast and fully painted it, trying to make it look realistic as possible. I even gave him a big scar on his face to match the video game. So now Deathstroke has two alternate heads, and a full range of poseability. He’s now ready to fulfill the contract on Batman’s head and claim his prize!

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Custom Deadshot (Gotham Knight) 6″ DC Universe Action Figure – Created December 18th, 2013

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Deadshot is the result of an amalgam of inspiration, mostly from the animated film Gotham Knight, but also from the Arkham City video game. I loved Deadshot’s design in Gotham Knight, with his big hat and trench coat, so I took a ML Nick Fury coat and repainted it, and the hat is from a Mezco The Spirit “Octopus” figure, also repainted. The head started out as a DCUC Blue Beetle that I sculpted and painted over to make him at least partially resemble Deadshot in the Arkham City video game. The finishing touches were switching out his fists for open hands so he could actually hold a rifle, and now Deadshot is ready to take on Batman (from afar of course).

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