Giantman and the Wasp (Marvel Universe) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:38215
Name:Giantman and the Wasp
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Universe
Date Added:April 9, 2012
Base Figure:DCUC Starman and Ultimate Wasp Heroclix
Height:6.00 inches
So, I wanted to add a "Modern" Giant Man and Wasp to my shelves... However, I've never been happy with the notion that you should have a 12" giant figure in a 3.75" inch line... it's just too big for characters like Giant man. I decided instead to modify a DCUC figure (Marvel Legends was still more or less defunct at the time, and DCUC was the most in-scale with what I wanted). I bounced back and forth on whether to shell out and get a BAF for him, but finally I just went down to Toys R Us and picked up the figure I thought looked closest out of what I had available.

Finding a base for Wasp was a bit harder. I didn't really like any of the Wasp figures that have come out for the line: This is a character with more costumes than perhaps any other comic character EVER, and Hasbro couldn't use one of them that looked decent? I scoured stores in my area for a fairy thing that was small enough, but nothing looked to be properly in scale with the MU line. Then I lucked into the idea of using Heroclix... the things were already tiny to being with, and a character like Wasp would be even more-so.

Bases in hand, I sculpted most of the details on Giant Man using Fixit Sculpt and got down to painting them both. The biggest problem I had was actually the antenna on Hank... the blasted things just kept breaking. Finally I broke down and gave him ones that were a bit thicker and stubbier than I'd have wanted, just to make sure I wouldn't lose them again.

User Comments
TomatoisJP -
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Just because he CAN grow that big doesn't mean he's that big all the time, and 6 inches is more then big enough to tower over the rest of the figures in group shots.
HisDivineShadow -
Monday, July 2, 2012
since giant man can grow over 30 ft tall, I always thought 12 inch figures were too small, but would serve since that's as big as they come usually. at 3.75 scale, 12 inches would be around 20 ft.
NeCrollector -
Monday, April 9, 2012
Nice sculpt work.
Write a new Comment
New Comment...


Custom Figure on eBay
Previous / Next Customs
BoneyardSubmission OrderThe Avengers - Hulk ( Mark Ruffalo )
Marvel Universe Spider-Carnage (2nd Version)Marvel Universe SeriesShang Chi Kung Fu Master
RobinCreated by TomatoisJPYoung Justice: Kyle Rayner
The figures contained in the Custom Showcase are not for sale by Figure Realm, and the creators of the customs are no way affiliated with Figure Realm. The Custom Showcase is purely for entertainment purposes and only provides a means for the creators to show off their work and trade ideas. Figure Realm does not make or sell customs.

If this custom violates the Custom Showcase Guidelines, please Report it.