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Maggot V2 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:12453  
Name:Maggot V2
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Wings  
Date Added:February 5, 2009
Base Figure:LCBH Marv
Height:8.00 inches
Like I mentioned with Snowbird, I haven't run out of Marvel characters to cover I just wanted to update some of my older figures. In this case I wanted a less hulked out Maggot so used the still bulky Marv figure instead. Head is Savage Dragon and the kneepads, hair and glasses are apoxie (the glasses are removable). Modified the coat to be open and sculpted Eany and Meany with magnets again so that they don't fall off. I did much darker tones in keeping with his shady character and took liberties with the costume in not including the shoulder pads as he looks cleaner and meaner this waay (imo). He's my favourite of '09 so far and I'm sure those with a taste for the obscure will know who the hell he is lol


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Unknown User - Saturday, February 7, 2009
You're right, anything Joe Mad touched was fantastic - he made me interested in Psylocke who I'd found a bit meh up to that point! And yes, down with Neverland. Did we see him die on page as it were as I'm sure Cecelia Reyes was down as pushing daisies but she recently turned up in NYX. Or did we findout what happened to his slug that was in Sinisters lab?
Death-X - Friday, February 6, 2009
this guy is one of my favs too, I hate the Neverland storyline (weapon X) for killing him off.
Your custom kicks massive A$$ the best Maggot so far.
glennwebman69 - Friday, February 6, 2009
I have a bit of a soft spot for Maggot most probably coz he'd poll as the worst X-Man ever - Lockeed would probably poll higher! I was so excited when he debuted. A brand new character with Joe Mad's sick pencils - a penciller who could draw Moira McTaggart like she could kick your bum. It was all downhill from there and the backstory never backed up the character design which is actually pretty cool. And when Magneto was inserted into his origin it smacked of desperation. Good to see him immortalized here though.
Unknown User - Friday, February 6, 2009
Cheers guys, I was also gonna just get rid of him after I got the Monkeyman Piece but was determinedto use that coat somehow
Here's alil back story on the guy:
Maggott was first seen as a mysterious mutant who is searching out the X-Men’s adversary Magneto for an unknown reason. His search led to Antarctica where Magneto was holding the X-Men captive. Maggott then joined up with the team and returned with them to their Westchester, New York headquarters.
For a short period of time, Maggott believed his companions were going off on their own and killing innocent people. He even tried to turn himself over to the police before being stopped by the X-Men. His companions turned out to be innocent, as the people had been slain by a faction of N'Garai. A matter which was never resolved was why Maggott's slugs were seemingly related to the N'Garai.
Maggott later was tempted by the entity Shadow King with promises of a better life as an idealistic hero in exchange for his loyalty. He managed to resist the villain.
At first, he kept his past to himself, but Maggott eventually revealed his origin to Wolverine. Maggott had been born a sickly child in Apartheid-era South Africa and was named Japheth. He was always very ill and he could not digest solid food. Feeling himself to be a burden on his family, he ran away from home with his younger brother. Having left home, hoping to die, he was found by Magneto who released the slugs from his body and revealed to Japheth his mutant power. This turned his skin blue for the first time, and he named the slugs Eany and Meany. Compassionate at heart, Japeth immediately rejected Magneto's philosophy and his offer to join him after he shortly witnessed later the Master of Magnetism brutally massacre numerous white South African soldiers who were engaged in racist atrocities against black South African civilians (despite the fact that one of these civilians was Japeth's eldest brother who died in the violence). In spite of this, he later sought out Magneto when he got older, for help in easing the pain caused by his unique mutation. After the then-current roster of the team parted ways, the X-Man Beast suggested Maggott transfer to the junior team Generation X, but his tenure there lasted only one issue and afterwards he fell out of sight.
Maggott reappeared as an inmate at "Neverland", a concentration camp run by the covert government program Weapon X. Along with a number of other mutants, he was exterminated there. One of his slugs, which he gave away to two children at the camp after foreseeing his death (thanks to his psychometric powers) at the camp, was last seen in a container in Mr. Sinister's laboratory.
Niallskie - Friday, February 6, 2009
Fantastic rendition of Maggot here, looks exactly like him.... great one dude!!! I have followed some of his exploits but never did get to know who he was...would be a great info to tell me his identity....thanks
glennwebman69 - Thursday, February 5, 2009
Passed over those dirt-cheap Marv figures at Matalan a number of times not really knowing what I could do with one. Good to see you put one to use.
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