The Hot Toys Batman Returns Batman 1/6th scale collectible figure has just been unveiled. Hot Toys has been teasing this figure for a long time, since not too long after their Batman 1989 figures were released. This figure looks incredible, like it stepped straight out of the movie. But that’s what Hot Toys always aims to deliver. You can preorder the Hot Toys Batman Returns Batman figure at Big Bad Toy Store right now! Get your preorders in while you can. Keep reading for lots of hi def images and details! Continue reading
Hey everyone! My latest custom action figure is up, Batman 1989 movie style! I took the recent NECA Batman Classic Video Game Appearance action figure and completely repainted it. It involved me taking apart the entire figure, including removing the head from the cowl (yeah there’s a Michael Keaton face under there!). I even detailed the face, including the black makeup around the eyes. I also gave my custom Batman 1989 movie figure two capes! One hangs naturally, the other has wires in the top for placing in his hands outstretched like when you first see him in the Batman 1989 movie. Pretty cool, huh? Just click the picture below to take you to the full page with the entire photo set, including a detailed description on the process of making it. And also, if you want to see some exclusive WIP photos and more, be sure to check out the Youtube video for it. And not only that, this custom Batman 1989 movie action figure is up for auction on eBay right now, starting at $0.99! If you’d like to own it, be sure and bid. If you know someone who might want it, feel free to pass the link along! And if this is your first time visiting Mint Condition Customs, be sure to visit the Custom Action Figure Archive to see every single custom action figure I’ve made up to this point. And remember, Mint Condition Customs is where toys become Interactive Art!
And don’t forget to check out the Youtube video below to see some exclusive WIP photos!
Due to the way the license is set up, NECA wasn’t allowed to make a straight 7″ figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman 1989 portrayal. The only way they could do it is to paint it in the old NES video game colors. With the sculpt being excellent, I decided to change it and repaint the entire thing to look just like the Batman 1989 movie. This involved taking apart the entire figure (luckily NECA makes this easy with how their figures are constructed), including removing the head from inside the cowl (yes there’s a full Michael Keaton face under there). All the pieces were prepped, and then painted. I even put detailing in the face, including the black makeup around the eyes. For the cape, I dediced to do something extra. I took some black rayon material, and used a movie accurate cape pattern to make it. I then made a second cape, and added some wires running through the top for Batman to hold in his hands outstretched to mimic when he first appears in the movie. And now this custom Batman 1989 action figure is ready to take down the criminals of Gotham City!
The 7″ NECA Batman 1989 Classic Video Game Appearance action figure was just put on sale at the NECA eBay store. According to NECA, it’s in limited quantities, so get it while you can! Just click the link or the picture below to take you there. The NECA Batman 1989 Classic Video Game Appearance action figure is based on the look from the Tim Burton 1989 movie starring Michael Keaton, but painted in the colors of the sprite from the Batman video game. I hope this helps out some fellow collectors. And if this is your first time visiting Mint Condition Customs and you’re a custom action figure enthusiast, be sure to check out the Custom Action Figure Archive to see every single custom figure I’ve made to this point. At Mint Condition Customs, toys become Interactive Art!
TimBurton.jp revealed a couple of photos of a Superman Lives toy prototype. The prototype is of the recovery mech Superman suit and was designed by Hasbro (who had the rights to make DC related toys at the time). The movie was set to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicholas Cage as Superman. It’s not perfect (by any stretch of the definition of the word), but you can definitely see a hint of Cage in there. Remember, this was in the mid-90’s, before the action figure Renaissance that gave us great collector figures. If you’re just now hearing about the proposed Superman Lives movie, you can browse around their site and see a lot of concept art and test shots from the movie that never came to fruition (much to the joy of geeks all around the world).
Click the headline above or click the link below to see full images of the Superman Lives prototype!