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Eddie Grayce graces us with his talent with his Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure. The contrast in colors on this figure are striking. The way the blues play off the black and silver give the appearance that the figure is somehow illuminated or there is energy running through the figure. Some of my favorite parts of this figure are the gloves and the hands. I love the way these were done and the blue features tie in nicely with the chest. The head sculpt was also done very well with the way the goggles appear that is something reflecting off of them. To view more images and to buy this Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure, head over to eBay as there is only less than 5 hours to go on this one!
There are certain details that catch my and today I wanted to focus on Raybot's Custom Marvel Legends Jubilee figure. First, the colors really pop on this figure and stay true to how the figure appears in the comic. Second, the application of the paint is done in such a way that is accentuates certain parts of the figure. For example, the jean shorts look like real denim the way the paint was weathered or washed on the shorts. The pink glasses set the hair off, adding to the realism to the figure. The hair sculpt adds to the depth of the figure and the face looks very angelic. To view more photos of Raybot's Custom Marvel Legends Jubilee figure, head over to eBay!
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:
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!
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.
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!
En Sabah Nur is reborn again in this stellar Custom Marvel Legends Apocalypsefigure by SinisterCustoms. Using the Rise of Apocalypse as a reference, this custom is finely detailed and truly a one of a kind. For example, the belt design goes above and beyond expectations and the hair sculpt really captures the comic likeness of the comic. The forearm guards and the necklace also give this figure the look he was after. The shading adds depth to the figure and with the 36 points of articulation, you will have no problem posing this guy and fitting him in next to your other Marvel Legends figures or customs.
You can see more pictures of this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Apocalypse figure over at eBay so head over and place a bid!
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.
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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"
Bursting from the pages of the Ultimate X-MEN comic #92 comes boskoestoys' Custom Marvel Legends Stryfe Ultimate X-Men figure. Boskoestoys has really captured the comic version of this figure and has taken it to the next level. The metallic paint aps on this figure are very high quality and look amazing. The black washing really makes the detail comes to life and the one of a kind sculpting and moulding of the figure brings out the accuracy from the comic.
Find out more about this awesome figure by heading over to eBay and checking out boskoestoys' Custom Marvel Legends Stryfe Ultimate X-Men figure.
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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Darthleon's Custom Marvel Legends Storm figure rises from the page of Marvel Comics and is stirring up eyes on eBay! The sculpting on this figure is great and I am happy to see darthleon taking on a custom that is one of his favorite character portrayals. The hair looks great and it looks like she is getting ready to mess with mother nature. Let's see how he has made this great figure:
"This is one of my favorite versions of storm to date so I figured I give it a go considering there really isn't a good storm out there. Her entire torso, Boots, Hair and chest was rescultped to give a more accurate and detailed look. The outfit was painted with many highlights and shadows to give it a realistic look. Please note that do to the boots, this figure is meant to posed on the flying stand that is provided, because she cannont stand without support. The figure has multiple points of articulation. This figure is one that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Although the figure is poseable and durable, this item is intended for collectors and should be handled accordingly. He was scultped using a very durable compound called apoxie sculpt that when cured is very hard and durable."
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K&L Customs brings the comics to life with their Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Vertigo figure. The costume design for Vertigo resembles the comic and the hair is well done. The eyes have an intent gaze to them, which adds to the stunning look of this figure. Add K&L's Custom Marvel Legends Vertigo to your X-MEN collection today by going to eBay and placing a bid for this great figure.
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.
carloss7930 has created a one of kind Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey Phoenix figure that deserves special note! In keeping with the Marvel Comic style for the figure, this Jean Grey comes equipped with nice paint aps and custom flames. The facial features are very realistic and he did a great job getting the facial tone right. The eyes are amazing as they feel they are staring right through you. The shadowing and coloring of the hair have nice shades of red and are perfectly shadowed. The flames add a very nice touch to this figure, which sets this one apart from other customs. I think the winner of the this figure will be very happy as this is one of the best Jean Grey figures I have come across to date.
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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.
Before I start in on this Custom Marvel Legends Cable by Mojo1 Customs, this is AFC's 100th blog and we're still going strong. Straight from the pages of Marvel Comics comes Mojo1 Custom's version of Cable in Marvel Legends Style
. The left eye of Cable is cool as it looks like he is going to use this abilities to force people to bid on Mojo1's auction! Seriously, this custom is very well made and the paint aps compliment the figure nicely and stay true to the comic version of Cable. The hair looks natural and the facial features seem real.
I was forutunate enough to correspond with Mojo1 Customs and he shed some light on how he made this great piece: "Well, the recipe goes as such...Legendary Heroes Savage Dragon upper torso and head, the lower torso and legs from a TNA Kip James figure. I sculpted the extras on his bio-organic arm, facial scars and hair. Slpped it all together and paint."
This awesome piece is available on eBay so head over there and bid on this great Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Cable.
More about Cable
Cable is a mutant who possesses incredibly powerful telepathy and telekinetic abilities. These abilities have been limited by his need to restrain his techno-organic infection. As his powers grew, he was able to use his powers to perform greater and greater feats, without fear of losing control over his T-O virus. His telepathy increased to where he could read minds, broadcast his thoughts to either communicate with others or control minds, and fire mind-shattering psychic blasts. Without the effects of the virus, his telepathic and telekinetic powers are comparable in strength to those of X-Man, but enhanced by Cable's greater levels of experience, intelligence, and his Askani training.
diddy310 customs caught our eye with his Custom Marvel Legends Iceman. The aspects that stand out about this custom is the detailed sculpting that he did. There are differences between a straight up repaint and customizers who take the time (and skill) to create a truly unique custom that is their own and diddy310 has taken this Iceman to the next level. The hair on this figure is perfectly sculpted and proportional to the head. The building up of the chest is a welcome addition as it ads much needed depth to the figure. Styling the figure after Humberto Ramos/Chris Bachalo, he has really captured their artistic nature. I was lucky enough to correspond with diddy310 customs and he shed some light on how he made this awesome figure:
wanderer-x brings us his Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey in her classic Jim Lee uniform. One of the aspects that stands out for this custom is attention to detail with the hair and the face. The hair is beautifully sculpted and looks natural. It is also styled and flows nicely down her back. The eyes are striking and have a nice gaze to them. The facial features are beautifully proportioned and the paint aps on the costume are nicely done. This is one of the best Jean Grey customs I have seen in a while and should be a welcome addition to anyone's Marvel Legends collection.
Jean Grey-Summers is a mutant born with vast telepathic and telekinetic powers. Her powers were activated when she saw her friend getting hit by a car. She is a caring, nurturing figure, but she also must deal with being an Omega-level mutant and the physical manifestation of the cosmic Phoenix Force. She faces death several times in the history of the series, first in the classic "Dark Phoenix Saga," but due to her connection with the Phoenix Force, she, as her namesake implies, rises from death.
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."
Cal's Customs brings Northstar to life with his latest custom of the week. Go bid on his Custom Marvel Legends
Northstar can move and fly at superhuman speed. He can channel a portion of the kinetic energy of the atomic motion in his body's molecules in a single direction, accelerating his body to a velocity in direct proportion to the amount of kinetic energy he has tapped. Northstar also has an advanced equilibrium, and exceptional agility and reaction time, which allows for him to make sharp turns, and run at such speeds without becoming sick. Northstar is also able to punch at great speeds, which grants him the ability to hurt even the Hulk. In an early issue of Alpha Flight Northstar reveals to readers that his sister Aurora can fly greater distances than he can, but that he can fly faster.
As a side effect of partially robbing his molecules of their atomic motion, the binding forces within and between the molecules increase which enhances the sheer toughness of Northstar's entire body. This effect gives his skin enough durability to withstand speeds up to at least Mach 10 without injury. It had once been theorized that Northstar could fly at 99% of the speed of light (186,282 miles per second), although he never travelled anywhere near that speed because he would have done irreparable damage to the environment. Northstar can also vary the rate of acceleration of his molecules to release a cascade of photons as bright as a lighthouse beacon. His powers have recently been enhanced to the point where he and Aurora can generate explosive thermal energy in addition to light.
Northstar is a world-class professional skier, skilled trapeze artist, and an accomplished novelist. A native French speaker, he is also fluent in English. After his resurrection by The Hand, Northstar has been trained in the martial arts. Northstar also has peak human strength.
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