Mighty Boy I (Superboy Classics) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:32099
Name:Mighty Boy I
Contest:Golden Oldies
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superboy Classics
Date Added:August 21, 2011
Base Figure:See Recipe
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:100.00 hours
Articulation:14 points
Okay, here goes. From Superboy Vol. I #1 (March/April 1949) we have Mighty Boy I, a youth named Reuben who is tricked by an unscrupulous carnival showman to appear as the world's strongest boy. All of Mighty Boy's feats are actually the result of circus trickery. When criminals kidnap Mighty Boy in order to further their villainous plans, Superboy steps in to end the fictitious career of the young man and apprehend all who sought to exploit him.

Again, this was a pretty simple custom to put together. I took the Crisis Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy, removed his head, arms, hands, and legs, and used Tamiya Putty White to fill in the grooves of his chest and cape symbols, thus making his chest and cape smooth. Next, I gave the figure a full body repaint. Once all paint had dried on the body, I reattached all body parts except for the head. Next, I sanded the neck ball on the Superboy figure into a post and then used more Milliput to build up the neck to accommodate the new head (the existing neck had a groove cut into it for the original head). Once the Milliput had dried, I repainted around the area of the neck where the seam between the neck and head was with some flesh-colored paint. Next, I jammed some more Milliput into the neck socket of a Toybiz Marvel Legends Sentry, and then placed it atop the Superboy neck post to create a neck socket. While the Milliput inside dried, I then commenced a full repaint on the head. Once the Milliput and paint had finally dried, I glued the head onto the body. Finally, as a last step, I cut out the letters and lightning bolt for his chest symbol, glued them on, colored them yellow, and TA-DA...Mighty Boy I, one-time rival of Superboy from 1949!!!!

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

User Comments
Voting ends for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Saturday, October 8, 2011
Bob-A-Ferret -
Friday, October 7, 2011
WOW only person on this site could have possibly thought of this character. GREAT WORK I personally still want more articulation LOL
manomight1974 -
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I figured that you knew it was me Bob, but I didn't want to say anything until AFTER the revelation. I'm glad you liked it. I'd like MORE articulation too, but the more articulation you get, the harder it is to work with. I will say this, those individual letters on the chest were a major pain to work with, gluing them on one at a time after cutting them out using a magnifying glass. NEVER doing that again.
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, October 10, 2011
That is defiantly a difficult process I hope your tweezer hand is not to sore. LOL
manomight1974 -
Monday, October 10, 2011
Oh ha-ha-ha, verrrrrrry funny. LOL. I wish I'd thought of using a tweezer...might have been just a tad easier.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
This one realy put me back to that Golden era!Good work!
manomight1974 -
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I"m glad you liked it. The whole point of the figure and the contest it was entered into was to harken back to those classic Golden Age days.
Voting begins for the Golden Oldies Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Saturday, October 1, 2011
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