Chris Thile of Nickel Creek (Twilight) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:20731
Name:Chris Thile of Nickel Creek
Contest:Turn It Up!
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Twilight
Date Added:March 25, 2010
Base Figure:The Sparkly Vampire
Height:6.50 inches
Chris Thile is an American musician, best known as the mandolinist and vocalist for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek. His current band is Punch Brothers and his most recent album is Punch. He has also recorded five albums as a solo artist, debuting with Leading Off in 1994. Chris Thile has collaborated with many artists such as Mike Marshall, Béla Fleck, Glen Phillips, and Edgar Meyer.

The three members of Nickel Creek met in Carlsbad, California at That Pizza Place in 1989, listening to weekly bluegrass shows with their parents. Soon they were taking lessons from the same instructor, playing festivals, and even recording albums. Their first, Little Cowpoke, was released in 1994. Nickel Creek has gone on to record several more albums, including their self-titled debut album and This Side, which went platinum and won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In 2005, Nickel Creek released Why Should the Fire Die?, which received massive critical acclaim and sold 250,000 units.

Thile has released other solo albums, including the intricate Not All Who Wander Are Lost, released in 2001, and Deceiver in 2004 (in which he wrote, composed, sang, and played every part). In 2008, Thile released a collaboration album with bassist Edgar Meyer, and also plans to release a collaborative album with Hilary Hahn.


This figure is based off Chris Thile, whom my wife is in love with because he is so talented. He started off as the pale dude from the first Twilight movie. I removed the outer jacket and sculpted holes in his knees. The figure was painted over several times to give the look of jeans, flannel and scruff, which I like to call the "dirty bum" look... good things he makes a ton of money.

His instrument, the mandolin, which seems like the product of a guitar and banjo making magic, was a retooled Guitar Hero guitar. It needed a reshapened body and neck as well as a paint job.

Anyway, I thought the figure fit his look well and would make for a good custom. I know he is not that well known, but I was trying to get the likeness spot on regardless.

Thanks for looking and hopefully for your vote!


User Comments
Charlies Angels -
Monday, March 25, 2013
he is cool.... but why is he in the Twilight catagory I thought this was for bella swan and edward cullen

TWILIGHT FOR EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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