Superboy (Alternate Costume) (Superboy Classics) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:29871
Name:Superboy (Alternate Costume)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superboy Classics
Date Added:May 30, 2011
Base Figure:DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy
Height:6.00 inches
Okay, here goes. I wanted a custom Superboy figure in his VERY short-lived costume from the back-up story in The New Adventures of Superboy #18 entitled "Day of the Costume Change!" In this story, Clark gets the idea that he needs a change in style, so he asks Martha to sew him a new costume, with the majority of the suit being in yellow. This idea kinda backfires in that, because it is mostly yellow, it seems to block out the rays of the yellow sun (yeah, I know, kind of a lame excuse).

Anyway, this was a pretty simple custom to put together. It was just a simple full repaint of ALL costume details, and then I slapped on new chest and cape symbols with a little glue (both symbols were made by hand at a larger size, and then photocopied and shrunk to proper size), and TA-DA...a Superboy in his short-lived alternate costume!!!!

Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.

User Comments
HectorHall -
Friday, July 4, 2014
I have really enjoyed wandering the gallery of your customs. This one stands out because I remember reading the story! I like the fact that you pulled a costume variant out of an old story. Great job!
manomight1974 -
Friday, July 4, 2014
Thank you, HectorHall. It is so nice to have my work appreciated. I read this story when it was on the stands when I was a kid, and like so much from the Bronze Age of comics, there was fun and innocence in stuff like this that has been all but forgotten in the modern age. Stuff like this figure, is a reminder of my childhood, and is done now as a memorial to my Mom, who bought me my first comic all those years ago.
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