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Raybot makes some killer customs and his Custom Marvel Legends Mystique figure is no exception. From head to toe, this figure was very well executed. Some of the aspects that set this apart from other customs is the use of flexible hair and a flexible costume to add to the realism. Along with a full repaint of realistic washes, oversprays, textures, and highlights, Mystique comes saddled with a rifle and two handguns. The blue used on the figure was spot on and the way the face was painted makes it look like she is alive. Well done Raybot!
From Custom Transformers to Marvel Legends figures, Shinobitron is one of those customizers that excels in what ever he puts his hands on and his Custom Marvel Legends Black Panther X-Men figure is no exception. Putting his own militaristic twist on this figure, the cat like figure possesses many feline characteristics. I really love the head of the figure as it was well done and I really like the way the snout was crafted. If you take a closer look at the hands, they are very lifelike and have the ability hold daggers between the fingers. In addition to getting this amazing figure, Shinobitron created a pleathora of accessories like extra unmasked head with cowl, his tribal necklace, an ornamental spear, and 3 vibranium daggers which attach to his belt via pegs. The unmasked head is pretty cool but you will have to make the jump over to view Shinobitron's Custom Marvel Legends Black Panther X-Men figure to see it!
Updating one of the classic X-MEN characters, Horton's Heroes presents their Custom Marvel Legends Wolverine X-MEN figure. For being an action figure, this version of Wolverine possesses unique style and personality, which is a credit to Horton's Heroe's ability to paint and sculpt emotion and feeling into his work. In both the masked and unmasked versions of the head sculpts, the expression on Wolverine's face can be interpreted in a few ways. Add real metal claws and a killer paint app to the costume and you have one awesome Wolverine figure.
K&L is a very accomplished customizer and is published in Toyfare magazine. I must say that K&L customs has their way with the ladies and their Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Emma Frost is another great example. They make the most beautiful customs of the female nature, which is one of their specialties. In addition to creating accurate figures based on the Marvel Comics, K&L has the ability to make their figures come to life with the way that the faces and eyes are painted. The way the eyes and the eye brows are painted gives the figure a very distinct look. The hair looks natural and flowing, paying a nice homage to the this mutant telepath. Here is a close up of her face:
On November 21st, I came across a killer Custom Marvel Legends X-Force set by Speedlees so I decided to feature each figure individually. Today, the focus turns to the Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Wolverine in the set. I have seen other X-Force Wolverine figures and there is one from Sideshow that I am comparing this one to. I think Speedlees figure is so much better than what any "professional" toy company can produce. The figure from Sideshow looks to hulky and muscular for my tastes but Speedlees Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Wolverine is very proportionate to his body and the muscles are just the right size. The coloring and styling of the X-Force costume is right on. I like the dark blades on the figure as well as the mask. Overall, a great piece of work! Here is a close up of the figure:
Speedlees has a dynamite, four figure set up this week with his Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Set: Wolverine X-23 Warpath Wolfsbane figures. Instead of being satisified with making just one Action Force figure, he has the entire team. The scale on the figures ranges from 5.5" to 7" and would fit right in with your Marvel Legends collection. Each figure has over 20 points of articulation. Stay tuned for articles featuring each individual figure in the set. For now, head over to eBay and check out Speedlees Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Set: Wolverine X-23 Warpath Wolfsbane figures.
Even since I saw the Transformers Movie in 2007, all I can think of when I see a Wolverine figure is "Oh, no, man. Freddy Krueger have four blades, man. That's only three. That's Wolverine," from when Glen's character from the movie responds to Sergeant Epp's question, "What's that? Freddy Krueger been up in here or something?
Ok, I digressed...what I meant to lead off with was L.Designs' creation of this Custom Marvel Legends Wolverine figure is a great concept. Made from a Toy Biz Hulk figure, he decided that it would look better as a Wolverine figure, giving him a different edge to him. The shading and the blood spatter detailing is awesome. There are also several other aspects of this figure that great. For example, love the hair and the flairs off the knees of the pants, which creates a very cool visual style of the figure building off of Wolverine's crazy hair:
This one is up on eBay for a whopping 10 days so make sure you head over if you want to add this great Custom Marvel Legends Wolverine figure to your collection.
K&L Customs has brought to life a character from the legendary X-MEN series with their Custom Marvel Legends Mystique figure. The detailing on this figure is excellent and I love the way they created the eyes on this figure as lack of pupils mirrors the concept art and styling of the comics. The skull in the center of her head adds a great touch! The accessories for this figure are killer and K&L Customs are awesome customizers so head over to eBay and check out their latest customs!
Hunter Knight Customs has a gorgeous X-Men lady for sale this week. This very well crafted Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure is beautifully sculpted, with features that really stand out. The hair is very well done as it appears to be flowing in the wind and the facial expression and features give the figure great personality. The costume design is also well executed and the colors work well with the figure. To view more photos, check out Hunter Knight's Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure on eBay!
K&L Customs does it again with a magnificent display of their skill with their Custom Marvel Legends Boomer (Boom Boom) figure. I love costume design on this one. The shoulder pads and the amo belt add great character to the figure and the colors compliment each other nicely. One of my favorite parts of the custom is the head sculpt. The eyes are done in a way that give the figure personality. K&L are one of my favorite Marvel Legends customizers so head over to eBay and check out their Custom Marvel Legends Boomer (Boom Boom) figure.
One of C3's (Central Cali Customs) strengths is his ability to mold plastic and paint into realistic figures and his Custom Marvel Legends Mimic figure is no exception. I love the way this figure came together. My favorite aspect of this custom is the head sculpt. The hair and the eyes are done very well, which gives the figure personality. Let's hear more about this great figure from C3 himself:
"Up for an auction is MIMIC from the Exiles series. This guy has so many powers. He could copy up to 5 other mutants' power. This particular custom figure, he will copy Wolverine, Angel, and cyclops. Mimic stands 6 inches tall. He comes with replaceable wings, and claws. If you wanted him to have Angel's power, then just plug in his magnetic wings. If you wanted him to have Wolverine's power, then just plug his magnetic claws on his hands. You could actually combine them all 3 powers together is you want to."
If you want to own a custom from one of the best, head over to eBay and check out C3's Custom Marvel Legends Mimic figure.
Only a few hours left to nab Flobbster322's Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Rogue figure. The face and the hair on this figure are outstanding! This has to be one of the best looking hair sculpts I have seen thus far. The way the eyes are done gives the figure its own persona so head over to eBay and get this one while you still can!
It is great when customizers bring concepts to life and Wanderer-X has done this with his Custom Marvel Legends Polaris figure. One of the key members of the new Starjammers, Magneto's daughter and second woman to join the X-Men, and the Mistress of Magnetism, this Polaris figure is very highly detailed and there are a few aspects of this custom I would like to point out. First, the head sculpt is very well done. The hair and the facial features are the high points for me on this one. The eyes and lips give the figure personality and the colors stay true to the concept art. To add this great figure to your Marvel Legends collection, head over to eBay and bid on Wanderer-X's Custom Marvel Legends Polaris figure.
BoskoesToys has an amazing looking Custom Marvel Legends Juggernaut figure up this week. They have really captured the intensity of Juggernaut with the facial expressions and features they added to the figure. The eyes are piercing and the teeth show the true grit along with the lines in the face capture the true essence of Juggernaut. The helmet is one of my favorite parts of this figure and the way it was made lets the face shine through. BoskoesToys is one of the best in the business so head over to eBay and check out thier Custom Marvel Legends Juggernaut figure.
K&L customs have a great looking Custom Marvel Legends Storm figure up this week. The costume design is very nice and the eyes really draw you in to the figure. I also like the silver accents that surround the figure as it gives the limbs added dimension and makes them pop! They did an excellent job translating the concept art into a figure and it is customizers like K&L that have a long history of making quality customs that fans will have no problem posing next to their other Marvel Legends figures.
To check out the other photos, head over to eBay and check thier Custom Marvel Legends Storm figure.
Tonyz Customs has a beautifully styled and crafted Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure up on eBay this week for all to enjoy! First, let me say that Tony's artistic ability really comes through on this figure. The figure as a whole is amazing but if I was to isolate a few aspects, I would call out the face and the hair. Tony has the ability to bring the figures to life and they way he painted and sculpted the face makes it look very realistic. The hair is also done very well and I love the way it flows from her head. The yellow and blues complete the figure, making this one of the best Jean Grey figures I have seen in a very long time. To check out more photos and his WIP photo, head over to eBay and place a bid on Tonyz Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure.
I love the realism that NTT brings to his customs and his latest Custom Marvel Legends White Phoenix figure is no exception. I love the concept from head to toe! The coupling of metallic gold and soft white accent the right parts of the this figure and the gold sash ties everything together. The hair is a work of art in itself and I have said this several times but nailing the right features of a figure (such as the eyes and hair) can make a break a custom. The hair is very realistic on this figure and the deep shade of red really makes the face pop! NTT is one of the best customizers in this respect and he strives to set a realistic tone with his figures while still staying true to the concepts. Head over to eBay and place a bid on this beauty or view more photos of NTT's Custom Marvel Legends White Phoenix figure!
K&L Customs brings us this awesome Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Dazzler figure. There are several things I love about this custom. First, the sculpting on this figure really makes it come to life. The hair, eyes, and lips are the high points for me as getting these features right can make or break a custom and for K&L, they always get these things right! The sunburst on the figure is nicely proportioned and the colors look very smooth. If you want to own a figure from one of the best Marvel Legends customizers out there, head over to eBay and place a bid on K&L's Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Dazzler figure.
13Customs has brought to life this lovely X-MEN character with his Custom Marvel Legends Polaris figure. There was something that drew me to this figure and I can't quite put my finger on it but there seems to be an innocence to this figure in the way that the face was sculpted and painted. The hair is nicely done and the figure overall is executed very well. Sometimes it is the little things make a huge difference. For example, the subtle black outlining on the figure really makes the costume off of the flesh tone skin. The shades of green pay a great homage to this X-MEN enchantress. Head over to eBay to place a bid on 13Custom's Custom Marvel Legends Polaris figure.
I love it when customizers do what they think is right to enhance a figure to its full potential and Claws Inc has done just this with his Custom Marvel Legends Phoenix figure. There are many aspects of this figure that would make any collector want to add this to their Marvel collection. First, this is a one of a kind design straight from the mind and fingers of Claws Inc. For example, the paint aps for this figure were done in a white and bright gold, which goes very nicely with the fiery red hair, which is one of my favorite parts of this custom. The reason I like the hair is that (1) is looks very realistic and (2) the deep shadowing of the hair, which makes it look like it is flowing as she is rising up. I also like the definition that is given to the flesh tones that makes this figure one of the best. Head over to eBay to check out more photos and to place a bid on Claws Inc's Custom Marvel Legends Phoenix figure.
JRS Toys has improved upon what was once (and still is) a Toyfare Exclusive figure with their Custom Marvel Legends Age of Apocolypse Morph figure. They really captured the classic version of Morph from the 1990's and gave this figure a personality. Many of the figures that are produced by major toy companies lack character and style and it is customizers like JRS Toys that can give that figure a special look that brings out the essence of the figure we all remember. Let's read more about how JRS created this great figure:
"We here at JRS Toys have been trying to bring some "prototype" figures to life. Morph is a favorite of ours, I think his crackly laugh is probably most prominent from the X-Men cartoon of the 90's. So anyway, we were always jealous of this Toyfare Exclusive was released and decided that since we finally had all the right elements we'd update it. So what we have for you is one AOA Morph, ultra pose-able figure with some 36 points of articulation and stands 6 1/2 inches tall."
Head over to eBay to own this one of a kind Custom Marvel Legends Age of Apocolypse Morph figure.
From concept to custom, K&L has the talent to make their customs come to life and look even better than the art they were derived from. Their Custom Marvel Legends Gamora figure is a great example of their craftsmanship at work. It is the small details that add up to a great custom. For example, the gold accents around the eyes and the costume highlight the finishing touches that complete the look of the figure. The moulding on the forehead, the skull, and the hair pay a great homage to the marvel representation:
Check out more photos and place a bid on K&L's Custom Marvel Legends Gamora figure!
Wiz Customs shows us why fans love his customs and his Custom Marvel Legends Shatterstar figure is one great example. Decked out in his new X-Force suit, this figure sports very realistic detailing including shadowing and flowing hair. The facial detail is very well done as well, adding to the realism and making this figure look less like a toy. To tell us more about this custom and the quality that is poured into each and every one of his customs, here is Wiz.
"In his new X-Force suit as seen in the new X-Force comics an made with an exceptional level of detail to his comic counter part. Shatterstar stands 6" tall with over 32 points of articulation for maximum poseability. He was made with real to life shadowing you have to see it in person to appreciate it. He is made with the highest quality products available and looks amazing the pics do not do him justice. Any sculpt work is done with Aves Apoxie so it will not chip or break away. The painting is done using some of the best paint's available with some airbrushing as well. The parts and accessories are from existing Marvel Legends figures."
Head over to eBay and check out Wiz Customs' Shatterstar Marvel Legends Custom figure today!
Jazz4Toys stays true to the comics with his Custom Marvel Legends Nate Greyfigure. Let's start from the head sculpt and move down from there. The hair sculpt is magnificent and really brings out the comic feel of the figure. I like the way Jazz4Toys combined the looks in both of the concept art photos and added the sculpting around the eyes. The jacket and outfit looked stressed and he did a great job giving the clothing a realistic look. To own this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Jazz4Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Nate Grey figure.
Ripped from the pages of Marvel Comic comes K&L Customs incredible Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Deadpool figure. The K&L team makes the highest quality customs and this Deadpool figure is no exception. Some highlights for this figure are the deep shade of blue that makes the suit look realistic. Also, the symetry given to the 'X' symbols and face detail make this custom top notch! To see more detailed pictures, head over to eBay and check out K&L's Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Deadpool figure.
K&L Customs has the perfect pair of figures up for auction this week. I just finished writing an article about thier Custom Darkstar, which is amazing, and I am turning my attention to her brother. Thier Custom Marvel Legends Vanguard figure is very well done and it was very smart of the K&L team to make these together becuase they are the perfect pair. I like the use of gold and blacks for both figures. The costume design on Vanguard looks amazing. Check out both Darkstar and Vanguard on eBay to own these great figures.
K&L Customs really knows how to bring the human element out of their customs and their Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Dark Star is no exception. My favorite part of this custom is the facial features. The eyes are very well done and make the figure come alive. The hair is beautifully sculpted and the proportions of the figure were well thought out and nicely executed. Darkstar became a member of the Soviet Super-Soldiers with her brother, Vanguard, and the fifth Crimson Dynamo, which is especially interesting because K&L also created a Custom Marvel Legends Vanguard figure so be sure to check that out too!
BenjaminWings takes on a very sexy comic book character from the 1980's with his Custom Marvel Legends Goblin Queenfigure. The attention to detail really shows with the costume design and craftsmanship. I love the way the cape is tattered, giving it a more realistic and flowing look. Let's read more about this great custom from BenjaminWings himself:
"She stands at 6 inches tall and retains all of her articulation. She is hand painted with durable citadel paints and sculpted with Apoxie to reflect her classic outfit from her appearance during Inferno in the 80's X-Men comics. She would make a brilliant addition to any X-Men or Marvel collection, especially if you're considering my other auctions too! I take my time with all of my work and a lot of TLC went into making Madelyne a reality"
If you want to own this Custom Marvel Legends Goblin Queen figure or just look at more pictures, head over to eBay and take a look!
Updating the Tiger Stripe Wolverine, Jin Saotome adds a very cool feature to his Custom Marvel Legends Wolverinefigure in the form of a pair of steel claws. Here is Jin to tell you more about this classic X-MEN figure:
"You asked for more steel claws and you got them! The new ‘tiger stripe’ Wolverine that came out in the Target Exclusive Red Hulk wave is by far my favorite Wolvie to date. He’s basically a direct mold of the old ML 6 brown Wolvie which has the best features in my opinion. Well this time around I updated him with my all new recipe for steel claws! These claws don’t simply sit on top of his hands but plug in with powerful magnets ensuring a tight fit however you play with him. You can remove them and plug in the retracted claw nubs for a different look. Wolvie has also been given an updated curved ear shape and some shading to his body for a more detailed appearance."
To check out more pictures, head over to eBay and check out Jin's Custom Marvel Legends Wolverine figure.
K&L Customs has a Custom Marvel Legends Cyclops X-MEN figure up this week. This Jim Lee version is very well done and they do an excellent job recreating the suit that Cyclops was sketched in and bringing this comic figure to life. The colors work well with the figure and the skin tone on the face looks very realistic. Head over to eBay and check out the other pictures or place a bid on this Custom Marvel Legends Cyclops X-MEN figure.
NTT has done an excellent job bringing to the life the sultry X-MEN character with his Custom Marvel Legends Goblin Queen figure. I have always been a fan of NTT's sculpting ability and he has not let me down so far. Some unique aspects about this custom include the windblown look of the Goblin Queen, as her hair and cape appear to be blowing in the wind. The costume design is excellent and the facial structure of the figure is very lifelike. To view more pictures, head over to eBay and check out this Custom Marvel Legends Goblin Queen figure!
K&L Customs does a great job translating Black Cat from the page of Marvel Comics with their Custom Marvel Legends Black Cat X-MEN figure. What I love about this figure are the eyes. The eyes are very well done and are striking, which adds a dimension of realism to the figure. The lips are also well done and the sculpting of the figure really brings out the essence of the comic likeness. Head over to eBay to see more pictures of K&L's Custom Marvel Legends Black Cat X-MEN figure or check out the other Custom Marvel Legends figures while you are there!
Wanderer-X is a customizer who does an excellent job of translating comics and concepts into hard reality and his Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Deathbirdfigure is evidence of that. This custom has some really nice features. First, the sculpting makes this figure come alive. Specifically, the removable mask is a great touch as you can display the figure in many ways. The shoulder sculpting, the wings, and the forearm guards give the figure depth and bring out the unique characater of the figure. The lack of eyeballs gives the figure an evil look and the paint aps around the face are nicely done. To check out more pictures of this Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Deathbird figure or check out all of the other Custom Marvel Legends figures.
Jamie Madrox (AKA Multiple Man) has acquired extensive knowledge and skills via his duplicates' experiences, such as human anatomy, speaking Russian, and Shaolin monk stealth techniques and Loosecollector has recreated this figure for you with his Custom Marvel Legends Multiple Manfigure. I really love the facial expression and the profile this figure has. Loosecollector is one of the best Custom Marvel Legendscustomizers I have come across and you know you are getting quality! To view more pictures, head over to check out Loosecollector's Custom Marvel Legends Multiple Man figure and when you are finished looking at that figure, go check out more Custom Marvel Legends figures on eBay!
Straight from the pages of the X-Men Marvel Comics comes the collectablekid's version of X-Men character Nate Grey in Marvel Legends Styles. One of the great things about the collectablekid's customs is that he is an excellent sculptor so you know that his heart and soul is poured into every custom he creates. A few notable points about his Nate Grey are the flames surrounding his hands, the detailing on his suit, and his head (which pretty much covers everything but I will go into a bit more detail). First, the flames on his hands are very well done and actually look like fire. The fire almost takes on a persona of its own and the colors are very life-like. Second, the way the body suit was painted and sculpted gives the appearance of an actual piece of clothing. Finally, the aspects I will point out on the head are the eyes and eyebrows. The way that these are designed brings much life into the figure and the raised eyebrow is a very nice touch that gives the figure personality. It is this attention to detail that makes the collectablekid's customs priceless. The hair is also an aspect that looks lifelike and is sculpted in a way that feels like the hair is flowing.
collectablekid's Custom Marvel Legends Nate Grey is up on eBay right now so head over there and check it out.
krossiv brings us a very beautiful Custom Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch figure. Using the X-Men comic as inspiration, this custom has many features that stand out. First, the hair is nicely done and flows naturally from her head. The costume sculpt around the her face sets off the soft beauty of this figure. The cape is a great accessory to the figure and the way the boots are sculpted actually looks like the figure is standing in them (as opposed to being molded as part of the leg).
Go check out krossiv's Custom Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch figure on eBay today!
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collectablekid brings Rob Liefeld's X-Force comic icon to life with his Custom Marvel Legends Cable figure. As with every custom from collectablekid, no detail was spared, even down to the gun. The vibrant colors coupled with the black washing really brings out the hard lines of this figure and defines each discrete piece.
Check out more details about this awesome Custom Cable over at eBay! Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom Marvel Legends figures.
Dielawn Customs brings this X-Force figure to life with his Custom Marvel Legends X-23 figure. Beautifully sculpted, this figure has a personality of its own. The costume design mirrors the X-Force comic version very nicely. Let's see how Dilawn Customs made this great figure:
"This is a custom X-23 (Laura) Marvel Legends figure created by dielawn customs!. This is a hand painted figure with sculpted parts, it still has all of it's intended articulation but is meant for display, collecting and minor posing of the joints to insure the figure stays in it's intended shape. A lot of time and effort was put into this character to insure that it stands up to the test of resemblance to the actual comic book character. (Character has fully sculpted boots..belt...enhanced breasts... and real steel, silver colored, claws).... Painted with Testor Model Master paints...& finished off with Plaid Matte varnish spray sealer"
Wanderer-X brings one of the New Mutants to life with his Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Sunspot figure. Sunspot is an interesting character as he absorbs solar energy to increase his powers. I have seen a couple of versions of Sunspot from the comics and I prefer this costume over some other drawings where his arms and legs are just black. I really like the head sculpt on this one and the coloring on the lips and eyes. Bid on this great Custom Marvel Legends Sunspot on eBay!
KJ Customs steams up the scene with his Custom Marvel Legends Goblin Queen! He is a very talented sculptor and this figure is evidence of that. The human body is very difficult to replicate but this is one of KJ's strong points! Some of the high points of this custom are the very detailed ab sculpt and shaping. The hair flows beautifully off the top of her head and on to her shoulders. This is one of the most highly detailed and nicely sculpted Marvel Legends custom I have come across in a while. KJ tells us more about how me made this beauty:
"This figure is very detailed and very beautiful.She has several points of articulation and comes with a base with very detailed goblins.She also comes with a massive custom cape with about a nine or ten inch span.From head to toe this is going to please any x men fan! Starting with the figure itself ,she is about 7" tall.She is really for display and not for play. She has 8 points of articulation: Her ball joint shoulders,elbows,Knees, and ankles. Her legs and torso do not move because I wanted the figure to look flawless.She is pretty durable and has been crafted with magic sculpt and sealed. Her face is very beautiful and sexy.She has smokey eyes with light on the iris .Her skin throughout her body is shaded to look more realistic.She has red hair with many different colors of highlight and lowlight,and has been sculpted to look like it is flowing.She has a very sexy mid section and toned body. She has very detailed hands which have also been shaded and given long glossy black finger nails. Her costume is very comic book accurate. It is a jet glossy black color.On the loin cloth there are tiny gold skulls and a golden broach on her chest. The outfit itself is three dimensional, so it is not just painted on.Her knee high boots are also detailed and are jet black with gloss. She also comes with two hand sculpted very detailed goblins. The green one does not come off the stand but the blue one is removable. These guys are really awesome and help make the figure pop! Her cape is removable and very flexible. It has two rings which can be put on each wrist and really move with the figure when her arms move.The base is from another figure but looks really good with this one."
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K&L Customs brings another great Marvel Comics character to life with their Custom Black Widow figure. Created by this talented husband and wife team, this figure is very well sculpted and I am very impressed by the hair as it looks free flowing and natural. They also chose the right shade of red for her as it mirrors the comic and matches her skin tone. The costume design is very well detailed and I especially like the belt and the way that her collar flips up as it gives the figure attitude, an aspect that comes through naturally in this figure.
Black Widow's Powers
The Black Widow has received a variant of the Super-Soldier Serum which has enabled her to remain in peak physical condition for the past several decades, as well as slowing her aging process to some degree.
NTT brings a classic X-Men character to life with his Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Polaris figure. Capturing the essence of the comic version of Polaris, this figure is very well scultped and the costume flows seamlessly into her body. The hair is my favorite part of this custom as she looks like she is taking flight and her hair is flowing in the breeze. The shades of green compliment the figure nicely and really bring out the features of the figure. Let's take a closer look at how NTT created this great figure:
"Remodeled the hair on the Circe to resemble the hairdo Polaris had on the cover of the Xmen comic. In fact, she was completely painted in the same green tone as she appeared on the cover. Man, she just looked galactic, totally absorbed in her magnetic aura and doing her mutant thing! It was this gravity-defying element in her pose that was interesting to behold, and wanted to convey in this custom. This meant sculpting her hair to appear as though it was floating, showing a sense of lightness. Basically started by flipping the hair around to the other side, then sculpted over the seams. Her face-guard was cut from blister package, then glued on. Nip/tucked her boobs and legs also with apoxie - and replaced the feet with ankles from a Spidey figure, (for the ankle articulation) - it complimented her "in-flight" pose. Also adjusted the cape just like the way it's flowing on the comic cover as a way to give tribute to Jim Steranko's style of drawing - very Kirbyesque. The illustration, in all its potent, monochromatic green color, and stylized design is classic comic art at its best - pure enjoyment. Wanted to capture the detail and likeness of this version of Polaris."
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Polaris is a mutant with the ability to manipulate magnetism. Although she has the potential to exercise all of the powers that Magneto has, as yet she has only used powers involving the manipulation of magnetic, electrical, and gravitic fields. Moreover, she cannot summon as great an amount of energy as Magneto can. The exact limits on the amount weight that she can magnetically lift at present have not been measured, but they are considerably below those of Magneto. Since she has preferred not to use her powers in combat situations, she has not worked nearly as hard to develop them as Magneto has. As with Magneto, it is unknown whether Polaris's powers are purely psionic or whether they derive from her physically. Polaris has been observed levitating metallic objects and creating force fields in which she can suspend persons or objects in the air and in which she can protect them from attacks from outside the fields. She can also overload or short-circuit electrical systems. By concentrating, Polaris can perceive the world around herself solely as patterns of magnetic and electrical energy. She can perceive the natural magnetic auras surrounding living beings, as well. For a time, Polaris possessed superhuman strength and durability, as well as the ability to temporarily increase her height and mass by drawing on negative energy around her.
Apocalypse is a mutant who possesses superhuman strength which he can augment by psionically drawing on outside energy sources. Apocalypse can alter the atomic structure of his body at will in order to change his form. He can even increase his size by taking on additional mass from a presumably extra-dimensional source. Through his ability to alter his form, Apocalypse can give himself virtually any superhuman physical power. Apocalypse's "costume" is actually part of his body, and he can psionically alter its appearance at will. He can levitate himself telekinetically. Apocalypse has an extraordinarily long life span that has already lasted thousands of years. He can survive for weeks without food or water and can rapidly recover from injuries that would prove fatal to normal human beings. In the future, however, his physical form will eventually grow too aged and enfeebled to contain his vast superhuman energies. Hence, he will transfer his consciousness and powers into a succession of host bodies, abandoning each one when it too grows too old to contain his power.
taddy333 bring his Custom Marvel Legends Forge X-Men figure to life with an excellent paint job and comic likeness. What I like about this figure is the black washing, which really brings out the detail and adds another dimension to Forge. The yellows and the blues compliment each other nicely.
Head over to eBay if you would like to see more Custom Marvel Legends figures or If you want to read more about Forge's abilities, powers, and weapons, read on below:
Forge can intuitively create almost any device imaginable using his mutant ability - an uncanny and almost empathic ability to understand machines and to perceive "mechanical energy." He has created fantastic futuristic devices including cybernetic systems (to replace his lost hand and leg), sophisticated holograms, and elaborate computer and fiberoptic systems. Forge is an accomplished athlete and trained soldier. He also has a high mystical aptitude and has developed several magical spells, including a so-called "spirit sight," the ability to open portals to other dimensions, and the ability to use others' souls to enhance his mystical spells. Forge usually carries high-tech weaponry of his own design.
Lars brings us his version of X-Force's X-23 in Marvel Legends style. Featured in Toyfare Magazine issues #98 and #112, this custom would make an awesome addition to anyones Marvel Legends X-Men collection.
Hot off the heals of collectablekid's Custom Green Arrow is his Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Havok in stunning detail. Styled after the X-Men comic book drawn by Salvador Larroca, collectablekid brings Havok to life and frees him from the pages of the comics. This has been a work in progress for a couple years for the collectablekid and he recently found the unfinished work, which was only lacking a simple paintjob. Having started this figure in his early customizing days, he finished it up in a matter of days and here it is!
Instead of a simple repaint, collectablekid put his sculpting talent to use once again and captures Havok's ability to absorb cosmic radiation. If you look closely, the white detailing on the chest and other parts of the body have a powdery look to them, which gives the illusion of energy flowing through the body. The X is perfectly proportioned and the sculpting looks natural. The blue visor and the gauntlets extending from the forearms are adaptations from the comics and are welcome additions to the figure. Like I have said before, collectablekid has really detailed sculpts, which sets his customs apart from other straight repaints.
Here are the details from the auction:
ONE OF A KIND Havok figure based on his look in the X-men comic book drawn
by Salvador Larroca- detailed re-sculpted, repainted by hand custom figure
Articulated neck, shoulders, elbows, and knees- magnetic feet allow figure
to attach to any metal surface
In scale with other Legends figures
Bid on this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Havok
Havok is a mutant with the superhuman ability to absorb ambient cosmic energy into the cells of his body, transform it in an unknown manner, and release it as waves of energy that heat the air in their path enough to turn it into plasma, which is a super-heated state of matter consisting of charged subatomic particles. These waves will emanate from his body in all directions unless he purposefully tries to channel them in a single direction, usually along the length of his arms. Havok is himself immune to the intense heat he creates, as well as the power blasts generated by his brother Cyclops.
Despite past accounts, the energy that Havok releases is not truly a concussive force. When Havok strikes an object with the waves of intensity of hot plasma, the sudden vast jump in temperature will often cause objects to shatter, explode, or seemingly disintegrate, and an observer might therefore wrongly think that the object had been struck by a concussive force. Should Havok direct his energy at the lowest level, he can project it towards a human being and his target will suffer a severe headache but will not burn up.
Havok's body is constantly in the process of absorbing cosmic radiation. When each of his body's power-storage cell enclaves reaches its capacity, excess cosmic energy is thereafter absorbed and immediately re-emitted in negligible quantities. Upon the total expenditure of all his available energy, it takes Havok's body about 16 hours to recharge to its peak level. The act of concentration involved in releasing his energy in anything other than an omnidirectional wave is physically exhausting for Havok if he continues it over an extended period of time.
Straight out of the pages of Marvel Comics, K&L and M1 Customs brings us their version of Cannonball in the Marvel Legends Style, a mutant that generates a thermal/kinetic field around himself which renders him invulnerable and allows him to fly. What a great team they made and it shows! The high points of the this custom Cannonball center around 3 areas: The Hair, eyes, and the upper body.
First, the way the hair was sculpted really gives this figure some depth and character. The deep lines and grooves make the hair flow and give Cannonball a realistic look and finish. They even went to the detail of making the back of his head mimic what real hair would do if it was bound with goggles above it (e.g., the hair below the goggle line is fringed and looks different than the hair above the goggle line.
Second, the eyes gives this custom a look that Shaft would be proud of...."Cannonball is one bad mutha...shut your mouth!" Seriously, the eyes are perfectly centered and give the figure a couple looks depending on the angle. The first look I can see is one of staring off into the distance, as if he was awaiting something. The second look I can see (from a different angle) is one of shear badness! You would not want to cross this dude!
Finally, the upper body of the costume was sculpted to match the comic representation of Cannonball, even down to the small raised circles of the costume near on his chest. The circles are well rounded and give more depth to the figure. Cannonball is rounded off with a big 'C' on the chest and the shoulders, making this custom a very fine piece of art.
This figure is currently listed on eBay so head over there and check out this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Cannonball by K&L and M1 Customs.
ltlwiz brings us his latest creation with this Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Warpath figure. The attention to detail on this Warpath is excellent! There are very few that go the extra mile and you can tell from the solid paint job and black detailing on the chest and abs that really set this figure apart from the rest. Hair is one of the toughest aspects of a custom to get right (along with the nose) but the hair on this custom flows very naturally and adds depth to this great figure. To tell you more about his custom, ltlwiz explains in his own words:
"Up for auction is a "Custom Marvel Legends Warpath" in a his new X-Men outfit. He is about 7 inches tall and looks amazing
the pictures do not do him justice. I only use the best paints on my figures and seal for durability to prevent paint rub. He retains all of his points of articulation. He would make a great addition to your collection. Don't miss your chance to add him to your collection."
Straight from the pages of Marvel Comics comes this Moonstar Custom in the Marvel Legends style. Moostar has had many a costume and shortly before the demise of the Mutant Liberation Front, Moonstar was drawn with another outfit, a pair of hotpants and a vest. Moonstar stuck with this look when she re-joined her former teammates in X-Force (X-Force: 1st series #67).
Danielle Moonstar grew up on a small ranch outside of Boulder, Colorado. She led a normal life until the age of ten, when her mutant powers began to manifest in the form of harrowing nightmares. Shortly after the disappearance of her parents, Dani's dreams were marked by the vision of a "Demon Bear", which she believe played a role in the her parents' deaths. Dani's grandfather, Black Eagle, took her in, and she enjoyed several years of relative peace with him. However, as her powers continued to grow, Black Eagle realized there was little he could do to help his granddaughter. Black Eagle contacted Charles Xavier and requested that he help Dani to control her powers. Upset with her grandfather, Dani manifested an image of his greatest fear — his own death — which proved true as the operatives of Donald Pierce attacked in search of young mutants. Dani joined with several of Pierce's other victims who, under Charles Xavier's guidance, were able to defeat him. Despite reservations, the group ultimately enrolled at the Xavier Institute. She, Wolfsbane, Sunspot, Karma, and Cannonball formed the New Mutants.