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Brains Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:13892  
Name:Brains
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Quake
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:April 9, 2009
Base Figure:n/a; scratch build
Height:8.00 inches
Bizarre Strogg scientists found in Quake II. Brains perform many functions including interrogation, research/experimentation, data analysis, and overseeing the best-left-undescribed process of recycling the flesh of prisoners into the organic components of new Strogg cyborg warriors. These twisted creatures have broken the minds and bodies of many a hardened Marine who had the misfortune of being captured alive . . .

ABILITIES:
A Brains' chest cavity is filled with four, writhing tentacles - the Strogg monstrosities pull open their breast plates at close range to unleash these vampiric tendrils on their opponents. Both of a Brains' arms end in sharp hooks that work well for both eviscerating and drawing an individual in closer so that its tentacles can finish him or her off. An energy blast shield is built into the cyborg's armor - this transparent green force field automatically dissipates the force and intensity of incoming weapons fire and substantially decreases the amount of damage a Brains suffers from direct hits. With the exception of the Makron, their supreme leader, Brains are the most intelligent of the highly diverse Strogg.

WEAKNESSES:
For reasons only fathomable to the Strogg, a Brains' two legs are entirely different in design; these mismatched appendages are the cause of the abomination's characteristic, slow, limping gait. Brains must get close to their targets in order to inflict any damage - if not for their energy blast shields, they would almost surely never survive long enough to engage the enemy. While capable of defending themselves, Brains were designed more for academic and scientific pursuits than warfare.


Materials:
Paper toweling, thin/corrugated cardboard, styrofoam cup/peanuts, wire twist ties, newsprint, white/hot glue, and paint.

Dimensions:
20.4 cm/8.0 in. x 22.5 cm/8.9 in. (highest point x widest point)

Articulation:
Twenty points: Elbows (2), chest panels (2), and tentacles (16).

Time:
Three days; I began this figure on April 30, 2005 and completed in on May 2, 2005.


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User Comments
mistic*Misty - Friday, July 5, 2013
ho Quake 2 ! awsome Brains custom ! so freagin perfect ^^ I did some Quake 2 as well just in case you never saw. but yours is WOW just like the real ones who came out ^^ ppl could not tell that yours is made next to the real ones ^^ and its not Wall-E lol some ppl just don't know Quake
Unknown User - Friday, April 10, 2009
Wall-E looks pissed.
in all seriousness though this looks great I admire your work.
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