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Power Pack Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:14282  
Name:Power Pack
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:warrack  
Date Added:April 25, 2009
Base Figure:Marvel Legends X-23 / LotR Smeagol
Height:5.00 inches
Power Pack are, for the most part, made from Marvel Legends X-23. I had to shorten the base body to different degrees to get the different heights for each of the siblings.

Zero-G: Alex Power (white) is the tallest and uses the black X-23 as a base with sculpted hair, boots and cuffs. Details are painted. He also has the right hand from Hasbro ML Jean Grey. I dremeled down X-23's chest and added some width around the trunk of the body.

Lightspeed: Julie Power (red) is the same basic recipe as Alex. Although you can't really see in the photos, she has a flexible piece of hair at the back so that she can look upwards for those flying poses. I rounded out her face so that she had a more feminine jawline than Alex but kept the facial family resemblance.

Mass Master: Jack Power (blue) is again the same recipe, but shortened to its limit. I used the purple X-23 face for Jack as he is the cheekier kid and I thought the rounder face would suit him.

Energizer: Katie Power (yellow) is a different recipe from her siblings. As the X-23 body had gotten as short as it really could with Jack, I used a LotR Smeagol figure. This again needed a lot of shortening and dremeling to lose the emaciated detailing. Her head is SOTA Street Fighter Sakura, as are her hands. I think her pig tails are Cammy's. Like the rest of her family, she does use X-23's boots.

I've included a picture of her alongside some of my other 6" scale figures so you can see how they fit in with the rest of the Marvel Legends.

On all figures I tried to go against my usual gritty approach and keep them bright and colourful to get that fun, childish vibe.


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User Comments
Genjoke - Sunday, April 26, 2009
I always wanted to make them but could never figure out which base(s) to use! Great Idea! I am going to shop for som x-23s tomrrow morning
COOOL!
Unknown User - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Tattletale would really be cool for that 80's vibe! Whack Howard the Duck from the Silver Surfer in there and you'll have a hoot on your shelf!
TalonSoulbender - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saw this on the Soup, blows my mind!!
Talon
LOD
warrack - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thanks gents. Now that I have them alongside my other customs they bring a smile to my face everytime I look at them, just cos they are so bright and happy looking, next to gritty Annihilus and Ultron.
chupacabra24 Thanks for the comments. I made Jack purposefully look a little simian for that cheeky monkey effect, so that's why his mouth is a little further down than the others. His hair is taken from the new Marvel Age Power Pack books, but I made it a little more real world as noone in my figure display is allowed to have anime hair.
Glennwebman69 & Ant Thanks guys. As always, much appreciated.
WingsCustoms Thanks for the info about Smeagol. I was really stuck for a tiny figure that had ML level articulation until I saw your custom of Gateway.
ARES-god_of_war Me? Cranking customs out? Never. I looked at the 5" bodies for a long time and decided that they just weren't good enough. It wasn't simply a matter of scale, but of proportions. If you stand a 5" figure next to a 6" figure, it doesn't look like a kid. It just looks like a shrunk person. All those 5" figures are probably going to have ripped torsos etc. that just would look a bit funky on kids.
And as I had to shorten them all to be different heights anyway, I thought it best to work from a standard base, and X-23 is in abundance here and going very cheaply at retail.
sephiroth Power Pack have been getting new comics in the Marvel Age imprint since about 2004 I think. It's the one comic that my partner gets excited about and I have to say, the little nods they do to the 616 MU in there are really interesting. My figures are modelled after their look in that series.
I may do Franklin/Tattletale and Kofi to complete the group, and am aiming to make a base of the whole gang using their powers.
Anyway, thanks all for the comments again.
wesr - Sunday, April 26, 2009
Did they make a new comic for them? I remember them being around in the 80s when I was a kid. I remember Marvel using them in public service ads in my Transformers comics. They look really good. Making figures of kids is a pain, I'm trying to make one now to go with another.
ARES-God of War - Saturday, April 25, 2009
EXCELLENT rendition!
Just one thing, When you start cranking these out for the custom collectors, can you use the 5" Fantastic Four/Spiderman bodies?
1. it'll save you the trouble of having to shorten each and every one of them.
2. those things are practically free on a website?!
I'm not hating, but seeing you got yours done before I did... I wanted to share my "Child Bodies" idea with you?
Keep up the good work money!
Unknown User - Saturday, April 25, 2009
These are wicked - I remember you saying you wanted try these last month can't believe they turned out so good, especially Smeagol! Think Katie is my fave. More group shots please! :P
Ant - Saturday, April 25, 2009
that is freaking cool
glennwebman69 - Saturday, April 25, 2009
Great job - some real subtle sculpting.
chupacabra24 - Saturday, April 25, 2009
F'n SWEET. EXCELLENT job on all of them; the only thing I can possibly criticize is Jack, whose mouth is usually depicted as a little smaller and closer to the nose, and whose hair is usually a little longer and 'flaired out' around the bottom, but you absolutely nailed all of the rest of them, especially Alex. GREAT job!
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