Marvel Showdown: Tiger Shark (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:32317
Name:Marvel Showdown: Tiger Shark
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:N TT  
Date Added:August 29, 2011
Base Figure:DC Despero
Height:8.00 inches
Recently saw the movie "Men Who Stare at Goats" about a secret US Army division practicing the art of remote viewing. Just like Jedi masters, these soldiers were trained to be psychic spies, able to leave their body in spirit form and retrieve enemy secrets or see classified locations just by using their minds.
Didn't seem all that difficult, so decided to give it a try. Basically, just close your eyes, regulate breathing and release the mind into any direction it wanted to go. After awhile, once you get the hang of it, then you can direct your mind to where you want to go.
The hard part is deciphering what your mind is actually seeing, because sometimes the images coming in don't exactly make sense. And that's where the training comes in.
Couldn't come up with any great Custom ideas lately, so decided to let the mind wind its way, and try this psychic ability to see what other Customizers were working on. It was like entering in to a secret vault full of custom figures yet-to-be! Many of these figures were either still in production limbo or just in concept stages. There were so many great Customs to rip, trying to download into memory as much as the mind would allow, and careful not to disturb fastfreddie while he slept.
Coming out of meditation, the images salvaged were of a ferocious Tiger Shark custom! Technically FF hadn't made this figure yet, it was just an idea folded in many folds inside his head, starting with these parts:

Upper body/head - DC Despero
hand/fist - Wendigo/Hulk
legs - Solar Lord
fin - partial Supes vinyl cape
spikes - vinyl

And wow, it was such a simple yet bang on recipe, surprised ain't no one had carjacked this chop suey! Man, that fastfreddie is a genius in a madman's body - just wait til you see what's coming!
Now let's drop in on Jin and see what's inside his noggin. Blast, he's wearing his Magneto helmet.
Thanks for checking this out!

User Comments
bbeeno44 -
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I own this figure. I just praised a custom Orka that I had made for me. So I thought that I should praise this one too. Since it is easily one of my favorites of many many figures I've gotten.

EXCELLENT JOB ON THIS CUSTOM!!! He is one of the best I have ever seen in over 40 years of buying them!! This one has attitude!! He is a vast improvement over the original character (which you can rarely say about action figures)!! Never has an action figure looked so savage, so powerful and so menacing! He also had a certain cartoon quality about him. The tiny waist, large chest, giant fin on his head and spikes EVERYWHERE!!! He also has a violent life-like kenetic energy about him. I think it is that the mouth is open (at the same time gnashing teeth and appearing to be speaking something) and one hand is reaching out trying to grab something, while the other hand is clinched in a balled up fist. If it were a static sculpture, I'm sure it would be reaching out to grab you with one hand and the other would be reeled back to punch whatever is going to be grabbed. It has a quality of movement and life-like attitude and ferocity that you rarely find in action figures. Most have little or no expression and are built like gumby ragdolls,.. made to lay like Frankenstein on the block table. This one definitely runs with the fittest gazelles and swims with the fastest sharks!!... and clobbers the toughest cartoons!!

Namor had better watch his back with a boiling angry Tiger Shark like this one out there, I would be sleeping with one fishy eye open!
Kull.3397 -
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Fantastic job..I like it a lot!
Bob-A-Ferret -
Monday, August 29, 2011
This is really nicely done very menacing and it displays the over-sized barrel chest and micro waaist that he has in most pics. Love this
fastfreddie -
Monday, August 29, 2011
haha! thanks for the ego boost NTT, I needed it!! I love this version of TIGERSHARK! He's evil, big, mean and nasty like he should be. I like this costume colors from the Offenders group too. Love the curve in his king dorsal! Mean as ever! Great customs from the Great North!
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