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Joker Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:17030  
Name:Joker
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Final Fantasy VII
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:August 31, 2009
Base Figure:N/a; Scratch Sculpt/Fabrication
Height:2.80 inches
Undead jesters found in Squaresoft's 1997 Final Fantasy VII Sony Playstation video game (said title was also later ported to the PC). They can (appropriately enough, given their fondness for games of chance) be randomly encountered in the area surrounding the Gold Saucer--usually in pairs, but sometimes a single specimen will be found in the company of two Flapbeats (a bird-like creature). Additionally, after you get the Tiny Bronco seaplane, but before the entertainment facility gets closed due to Meteor, they can be fought inside the Gold Saucer, at the 'Battle Square' arena combat mini game. The enemies Joker and Death Dealer share the same polygon model, but differ in color/capabilities (recycling enemies is a common programming practice).

A Joker's eight magic cards are the source of all its power; the creature relies on them completely for both flight and combat. Spinning beneath the Joker's skeletal feet, the cards not only provide the lift that allows the fiend to hover in the air, but, due to their razor-sharp edges, can be used to cut opponents in a buzzsaw-like fashion (the "Spinning Card" move). The bony clown may also choose to "play" one of them at random, causing one of five results, depending on which is drawn:

Club (12.5% probability), Earth elemental magic attack.
Spade (25%), physical attack.
Heart (25%), Cure spell on one opponent.
Diamond (25%), Gil Toss attack.
Joker (12.5%), instant death for one opponent.

Needless to say, if you're on the receiving end, you'd better hope for one of the two Hearts and pray the Joker doesn't get pulled.

These monsters are ranked at Level 18 and have 370 hit points (HP). You'll earn 150 experience points (EXP), 30 ability points (AP), and $260 in Gil for every Joker that you slay. You might also find a Hi-Potion (restores 500 HP) item drop reward after the battle. As they have no physical contact with terra firma, Jokers are immune to the effects of Earth magic. Conversely, being airborne, Wind magic will toss one about like a proverbial leaf, resulting in substantial damage. They cannot be transformed into frogs nor immobilized (Stop or Paralyze).



Materials:
Newsprint, Kleenex, wire twist ties, black & white computer printout of Final Fantasy VII Joker playing cards (I hand colored them), white glue, crazy glue, a plastic shopping bag, plastic from a memory card package, colored pencil, No. 2 graphite pencil, marker, and acrylic paint.

Dimensions:
4.0 cm/1.6 in. x 7.1 cm/2.8 in. (widest point x highest point)
The height is 9.2 cm/ 3.6 in. including the jester's hat and circling cards stand.

Articulation:
Sixteen points: Neck (2), shoulders (2), elbows (2), wrists (2), waist, hoop, hips (2), knees (2), and ankles (2).

Time:
Seven days; August 24-30, 2009.


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User Comments
Madtinker76 - Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Congratulations! Well deserved.. great figure and accessories to boot.
burnout - Saturday, September 12, 2009
huzzah!
totally deserved the gold.
asch - Thursday, September 10, 2009
justice ! congarts, waiting for more from You
Merge Sentinel - Thursday, September 10, 2009
I am not ashamed in the least for this to have beaten me- it well deserves it. The use of materials is creative, yet intuitive. The paint job is clean, yet foreign and interesting. The base is gorgeous, the design is fun and whimsical and horrifying. AND THIS IS LIKE THE MINIMUM QUALITY LEVEL WE GET FROM YOU. Bravo, sir. *Tips oversized suoer-rigid hat that can be found on his own entry*
Patraw - Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Man, I was really surprised to log in this morning and I find out I won--I really didn't think this figure came out all that great, and the last time I was online, last week, nobody had commented on it yet, so I figured it was gonna bomb in the voting. Thanks to everybody who voted for me--you made my day!
C.P. Customs: It's all painstakingly hand-sculpted/fabricated, mostly from newsprint, Kleenex and white glue (obviously the base is mostly transparent plastic). The articulation is achieved with wire twist ties.
chaosemperor - Tuesday, September 8, 2009
CONGRATULATIONS, Patraw as always your creativity in your customs is absolutly mind blowing.
Redmist - Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Freakin' banana-central right here! JUst insane- I mean the fact that the accessorites fit flawlessly, u made everything yerself...Kudos: U deserve it!
burnout - Monday, September 7, 2009
what they all said...and then some.
5 all the way.
the one single custom that I think truly deserves a full 5 stars.
Goldenwolf - Sunday, September 6, 2009
The Master Of The Mini Sculpt This Is Another Masterpiece.
Unknown User - Saturday, September 5, 2009
This could only be the work of one person. Your hands give you away everytime. J/K Very nice work as always.
asch - Saturday, September 5, 2009
Yes, You are my winner bud. Those figures of Yours are just amazing, real masterpices
Chaos Zero - Friday, September 4, 2009
This is outstanding as usual. You are without a doubt the most unique customizer and you definitely deserve to win this competition.
DTM - Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is a really cool custom, small, yet so detailed. You definitely got a 5 plus from me.
G1-Toys - Thursday, September 3, 2009
The amount of thought and detail that went into this is outstanding.
I'm quite new to customizing and would love to hear more about how you made these
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