BATZARRO - Bizarro Batman (DC Universe Classics) (Batman) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:17589
Name:BATZARRO - Bizarro Batman (DC Universe Classics)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Date Added:October 7, 2009
Base Figure:DC Universe Classics Detective Batman
Height:6.00 inches
A super-posable, Bizarro-Batman: Batzarro!
Here's the recipe:
-DC Direct Batman/Superman Batzarro (Head, cape/neck cowl, forearm gloves, bottom of boots, belt, buckle, chains, chest logo)
-DC Universe Classics Detective Batman (torso, upper arms, pelvis, upper legs)
-DC Universe Bizarro Superman (lower arms/modified, lower legs, feet/modified)
-Aves Sculpt (chest area to add muscle, modified boot top and bottom design, to affix new forearms)
-Flight Stand (a website seller purchase - a great display accessory!)

After reading through the Batman/Superman TPB "With A Vengeance!" (issues #20-25), I couldn't wait to get the Batzarro DC Direct figure based on Ed McGuinneses artwork. Sadly, the figure was more statue-like, and it's right arm snapped right off after moving it once.

Fast forward three years, and I still had bits of Batzarro around, and decided I needed one to go along side my DCUC Bizarro Superman.

As you can see in the WiP shot, I started out with the grotesque DCUC Bizarro torso, but thought it looked too hideous and un-batman like. I ported over the parts I liked from my mark 1 version, sculpted new detail, and affixed the upside-down batzarro logo (cut/dremmeled/trimmed from the original DCD figure's chest)on to the new figure. I used Aves overtop of this ported logo, using the original as a guide.

I added some height to Batzarro by cutting off the neat grips/treads on the DCD figure's feet, and affixing them with superglue/Aves Sculpt to the DCUC figure, and redrilling the peg holes.

I dremmeled/sanded down the neck and head to give Batzarro a Balljoint neck like any other DCUC figure, rather than the cut-joint neck present in the original DCD figure.

I Drilled four holes in the upper back of Batzarro and ancored the chain lengths in using Aves Sculpt, and secured them with superglue, then more Aves to smooth things over.

While I'd let the figure's various paint coats dry, I'd actually hang Batzarro from a coat hanger by his chains - allowing him to dry without touching anything. :) Those things are sturdy!
I used Royal Purple, and a 2:2 ratio of Cold Grey to Black to achieve my ideal "Batman Grey" - not too dark, but not too light. I dry brushed the lighter Cold Grey on the grey costume areas to bring out muscle definition, but left all the purple areas without dry brushing. Those areas received some Citadel Black ink (I.e: inside the closed fist, on the teeth).

I made an active decision to invert the belt buckle (vs. the upward pointing buckle in the comic art) to avoid the turning torso clipping the top over and over again. Super-glue affixed the belt to aDCUC waist-spacer plastic from the fodder bin, and painted the belt dark brown with a cobra leather drybrush, and a Citadel 'Flesh Wash' to give it more of that aged leather look.

To avoid paint rub, I sealed the entire figure (minus the flexible cape) with liquid KRAZY Glue-superglue (a first for me), then painted the whole figure with Vallejo Matte Finish Varnish.

I really, really liked making this figure. He's silly without being ridiculous, and looks fantastic with my other figures. He's currently sitting on the shoulders of my DCUC Solomon Grundy with Bizarro Superman. :)

If you'd like to read up on this neat character, check out the links posted in the comments area.


User Comments
shaka -
Friday, October 30, 2009
This Batzarro its awesome!!!! Can you post the link to the website to buy the Flight Stands?
Unknown User -
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Unknown User -
Thursday, October 8, 2009
so cool
blaynescott -
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thanks. I'm really happy with what a DC Universe Batman-body type looks like when you build up the chest so that the muscles on the breast are like 2 rounded off squares - I might try this when making a Grey-bodied DCUC "Red Son" Superman too. It looks and feels really dynamic.
Unknown User -
Thursday, October 8, 2009
looks exactly like the ref.pic.well done.
Unknown User -
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I never heard of him, but it is a very cool action figure.
Darth Veach -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Me neither. This is awesome!!
Top-notch comix -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
awesome job! looks really accurate!
blaynescott -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thanks Pock. But what did I tell you about using the spell check that's built into any web browser? Seriously though, thanks man - I'm glad you like him.
pock63 -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
That guy loockes great! I like the upsidedown bat simble on his chest.
blaynescott -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
cerebus -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Great job Blayne! Love the boots
wesr -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
maybe each bizzaro shows a different part of whoever they're meant to be. This one is a imperfect copy, the floppy eared one is a a really bad copy. reminds me of the movie Duplicity where they keep copying that guy and they keep getting dumber.
blaynescott -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
These are figures that've been finished for a while - I'm just getting around to photographing, and posting em'.
There's another Bizarro-Batman out there whose 'opposite' feature is that he's always happy, and has floppy ears. I like this version better, even though it's no so much a reverse-Batman, but more of an imperfect duplicate. 'Bizarros' have been both at different time in DC history, so I guess it all comes down to personal preference when it comes to them.
wesr -
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
you've been busy lol. Looks really neat, I never knew he existed.
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