Norrin Radd the SILVER SURFER (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:57947
Name:Norrin Radd the SILVER SURFER
Contest:Silver Age
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Banner/HULK Inc.  
Date Added:February 1, 2014
Base Figure:WWE Kevin Von Erich
Height:6.50 inches
For the Silver Age custom contest I made the most silver of them all, The Silver Surfer.

This alien from planet Zenn-La is quite Zen-like and reflective. And I don’t mean like a mirror (though he is that way too), but in a philosophical way. He has the powers of the stars, travels the universe, and explores new worlds. Yet, he always protects the people of Earth and values humanity.

After making his first appearance as the messenger of Galactus in a Fantastic Four story, the Silver Surfer eventually had his own title in 1968. His sleek design hasn’t changed at all over the years. He’s just a much shinier silver color nowadays and continues to shine with every new artist’s rendition.

I decided to not make him shiny but shady; the way he was drawn in the classic Silver Age comics with dark lines of shading on the body. Artist John Buscema drew Silver Surfer #4 featuring Thor. It has one of my favorite comic book covers of all time.

Most Surfer figures have magnets on the feet. I did the opposite by placing magnets on the board and metal on his feet. I was surprised it worked so well. I added pictures to show parts I used to make the board and to show the magnetic effect.

Head - Randy Orton
Body, hands - Kevin Von Erich
Arms - John Cena
Feet - added thin metal under each foot so that they would stick to the board

It’s built from scratch by using long magnetic strips cut and glued onto aluminum sheet metal and painted silver.

I only positioned it on top of the stand from Toybiz Silver Surfer's board just for taking pictures. But I didn't use any part of the Toybiz board for building the one that I made.

Thanks everyone for looking at my Silver Age Silver Surfer!

Thank you to my fellow creators who entered Silver Age for making great characters from that era. You all made the contest more interesting.

User Comments
Toycooker -
Monday, February 10, 2014
Loved your surfer too bro, great minds think alike! That's two contests in a row we had the same characters lol
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Monday, February 10, 2014
Thanks Toycooker, yeah great minds think alike! We've both made Thors, Luke Cages, Iron Fists, and Silver Surfers. Congrats on your winning Surfer, and glad you liked mine.
Voting ends for the Silver Age Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Saturday, February 8, 2014
massprime -
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
This is just too cool!
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thank you massprime for liking my Silver Surfer.
WayneTech Customs -
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Awesome job especially with the base you used. Magnet board is great idea
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thank you WayneTech Customs for liking the board. You've got great technical skills in making your customs, like that Braniac, so I appreciate it.
VicVeinz -
Saturday, February 1, 2014
He looks like a physically stronger Silver Surfer..solid clean custom great adding the magnet feature.
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thanks a lot VicVeinz, yeah I always think Silver Surfer would be well built.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 -
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Seriously Magnetic Board!? ...COOOLLL!!! , Awesome Man!!
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Tbank you En-Ryu-Oh!2061
Patraw -
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Great rendition of the Silver Surfer! It's cool that you went to the extra trouble of making the board magnetic so that the Surfer can stick to it without additional support. I also like how you recreated the two comic book covers in your photos.
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thank you Patraw for liking the comics references and the board.
Voting begins for the Silver Age Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Saturday, February 1, 2014
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