"Kid" Destro (G.I. Joe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:34340
Name:"Kid" Destro
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:G.I. Joe
Date Added:November 16, 2011
Base Figure:ML Longshot/Namor/DCUC Steel
Height:6.00 inches
Is there anything scarier than an armed teenager? One day I was thinking about how in cartoons and other popular media they often retcon popular characters and make them into teens, tweens, and even babies in an attempt to make them marketable to a new demographic and explore new and different story-lines. And I had a good laugh imagining how some of the GI Joe villains must have coped with the struggles of adolescence. So here he is, "Kid" Destro! This marks the first time I have done multiple versions of one character, as I have also customized a "Pimp Daddy" Destro in the past.
I wanted a more slender, youthful appearance and found a good base in the ML Longshot body, which is already cast in black plastic, easing the workload as far as sanding and sealing joints. The arms are from a ML Sub-Mariner/Namor, and the head is from a DCUC Steel. It's a good head as it is slightly big for the body, enhancing the illusion that he's wearing a mask. Not sure about the gun and holster (suspect they are from a McFarlane Terminator T-1000), but the strap is from a ML Mister Sinister cape.
I'm pretty happy with the results here, but in retrospect if I could go back and do it over again I would have made him African American. Don't mess with the kid!
Thanks for checking it out.

User Comments
fitzjedi -
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Love these two concepts-and the work is top notch!! -Fitz
boskoes -
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Love the early DCU Steel head dude. Great recipe for Destro! Costume details are right on point! Awesomeness!
pulpyfiction -
Thursday, November 17, 2011
This is totally like Destro Begins! I like this it's like he totally just got the mask, and is about to make his mark! I think he looks pretty sweet, and the head fits surprisingly well! Nice work on the paints here too.
shadowhawk -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
cool Destro! looks awesome
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
great idea on the new figs and the execution is sweet. keep up the great work.
3bcustoms -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This is really cool, don't know if your aware but there is a G.I.Joe storyline where Destro has a son who tries to take over the role of his father and even banishes the Baroness (who is not his mother) Destro's son is African American.
hussapocalypse -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Thanks for the information - I was not aware of this but I might have to check it out because that sounds pretty cool. It's always weird when you think you have an original idea and then find out someone else has already thought of it! RATS - Foiled again!
3bcustoms -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Your figure is still awesome BTW, I also found you the title of the story I was referring to..it's called G.I.Joe:Reinstated and it's a great story.
hussapocalypse -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Gracias mi amigo! I'm going to hunt that down and check it out on your recommendation - quid pro quo - if you go to the mma underground forums geekground there are a ton of free comics posted there! Also I checked out some of your work - good stuff bro!
Bakegirl -
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
BADAZZ DESTRO HERE!! Just needs some BADAZZ weapons to go with now!
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