This is my ultimate version of Tim Burton's Mad Hatter, made from the small Medicom figure (un-customized figure is the first pic in the brown suit). The main problem with the official figure is that it is more of a statue, with absolutely no joints or poseability. A Mad Hatter that can't even do the slightest Futterwakken? Complete madness!
I basically hacked the figurine up into many, many pieces. I tried to keep as many parts from the original figure as possible, and incorporated pieces from two other figures to give him poseable joints and accessories; the collar and upper body were basically hollowed out so the new neck and shoulders could be fitted into the torso and the gaps stuffed with epoxy. I also added a swivel joint into the new upper arms. His socks are fabric painted with fabric markers, and conveniently hide his knee and calf joints.
I also figured I would go all out and give him a removeable hat and hair, unfortunately this involved cutting his hat off of his head just above the eyebrows (which I ended up shaving off entirely and resculpting myself, they were WAY too big)....I then sculpted the missing head with epoxy, and dremeled him out a neck joint!
I figured while I was at it, he may as well have his battle outfit. Kilts and Swords! Yay!
As well as a new all-over paintjob, far more detailed and movie accurate. Alot more fine details added as well, like his arrow pin, pincushion ring, thimbles, claymore, ect.
And there you go! A completely poseable Mad Hatter, just in time for tea! Calloo Callay!
Original Hatter pieces;
Torso (Coat, Bandolier, Tie and Vest)
Teacup and saucer
Lady Deathstrike pieces;
Neck and ball joint
wrist joints became Hatter's upper arm joints
legs (feet cut off at ankles)
Harry Potter pieces;
elbows and forearms
fabric for kilt
unravelled wool for hair
fabric for socks
various small ribbons
LOTR sword, modified
lace for wrist cuffs