Mean Machine (2000 AD) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:31390
Name:Mean Machine
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:2000 AD
Date Added:July 28, 2011
Base Figure:Super hero Showdown Wolverine
Height:3.75 inches
As part of my little 2000ad project- I present my "Mean Machine" Angel.

Mean is a famous character from the comics and was one of the few good characters from the god awful Dredd film with Sly Stallone.
Mean has a disk on his forehead that at each click of the dial he headbutts people, animals, buildings, anything, and as the numbers rise from 1 to 4 so does the ferocity of his headbutts and anger! Being stuck on number 4 ios not a good place to be as Mean often completely loses control at that point.

He has had many run ins with Dredd in the past. I liked the character so a figure was a natural progression.

Base figure: Superhero Showdown Wolverine- this figure was ideal for me- didn't take a lot of work- I cut one arm off at the shoulder and I made the robotic arm from the figure stand "arm" that you get with the showdown figures.
A few scrap bits to make it look more robotic and Mean has his moveable robot arm. The hand can also twist round at the wrist- the hand was made out of the claw from the Gi Joe Rex "The Doctor" Lewis, with a couple of fingers removed

The head is from McFarlanes Monsters "Frankenstein" figure. It took a bit of work to get it to fit the ball joint on the base figure, but I liked the angle that it worked at to give Mean the hunched look.

A paint job on the base figure and head to create Metal parts and a little plasticard disc to create the dial on Means head. A quick dry brush over the jeans to give the impression of dust- Man lives out in the Cursed Earth- an radioactive wasteland outside of Mega City 1.

I think ol' Mean looks a surly SOB- what do you think?

feedback etc



User Comments
deadeye -
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Drokkin great custom -I too made a mean machine a while ago

Every aspect fo this custom rocks but I think you need a slightly more expressive face for mean.
I used an AOE burned variant wolverine face on mine and did a bit of remodelling on him - elongating jaw etc.
But kudos dude nonetheless - great job
P Seddon -
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Drokk me that's cool!
Fant0mas -
Friday, July 29, 2011
Hey all -thanks for the kind words-appreciate it!

re the Dredd movie- it looked great but Rob Schneider?? comedy sidekick? no thank you! the look of the film and the production was very good- I liked the costume design, the sets and the ABC warrior amongst other things, but things like Dredd taking the helmet off, awful cliche catchphrase ("I knew you'd say that" and Rob Schneider just ruined it- he may just have called it Demolition man.... yuck!

the new Dredd film hopefully will be better... fingers crossed
jarasa1 -
Friday, July 29, 2011
Looks great! Is the movie that bad? I love that movie! I believe that sly was born with the sole purpose of being Judge Dread in that movie. LOL. But seriously I like the movie.
Clutch -
Friday, July 29, 2011
Very impressive work here, from the parts, paint to the stance. Simply FLAWLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Redmist -
Friday, July 29, 2011
Awesome. Luv the paint on the jeans! Good 2 c u back!
alceu br -
Thursday, July 28, 2011
very very nice, very stilistic!!!!
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