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Straw Man Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:2378  
Name:Straw Man
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Midnight Sons & Friends
Creator:LWes  
Date Added:April 18, 2007
Base Figure:Mr Fantastic
Height:6.00 inches
This time, I bring you an extraordinary figure of a very obscure character: Straw Man!
He first appeared in “Dead of Night” #11 1975 under the name Scarecrow. After that, he only had two more appearances: Marvel Spotlight #26 and Marvel Two-in-One #18, before making a comeback in the pages of Doctor Strange in ’92, appearing in three issues, then calling himself ‘Straw Man’ because he didn’t want to be confused with the psychotic serial killer that went by the name Scarecrow.
I had never heard of the character, but when I saw him in Marvel’s Official Horror Handbook I thought I’d find out who he was, and I really enjoyed reading those books from the ‘70s. It’s a shame he wasn’t used more!!

For the figure, I started out with a regular ML Mr Fantastic. I sculpted the head using FIXIT sculpt, which is also what I used to make the hat from scratch.
I modified the body some too as you see. I was happy to discover a great method for making the texture of his shirt and pants.
The coat is one from Urban Legends Punisher that I ripped up a bit and painted green.

I just love this figure and I think it’s quite fabulous – pictures can’t do it justice! Hope you like it as much as I do, and if you have any questions, just ask!

***UPDATE OCTOBER 2007***
Going through my customs, updating the ones that need it, Straw Man didn't need much, as I still consider it one of my best customs, but I finally made him a better scarf using paper. It's not perfect, but I think it looks better with the rest of the figure than the temporary version did.


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User Comments
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 30, 2008
STRAW MAN!!! Wow...that is so great. I have a couple of the comics when he was still calling himself Scarecrow, I've always had a soft spot for Scarecrow-ish characters...darn I'd love to add this to my collection.
Lunarfox - Monday, October 15, 2007
Look's truly great, love the additon of the painting!
Unknown User - Monday, October 15, 2007
Lol he does look evil tho - if you hadnt said - I'd assume hje was a Scarecrow henchman
~_@
Dedi
LWes - Monday, October 15, 2007
Thanks Deadeye! Yeah he's actually one of the good guys. He used to be the guardian of a dimentional portal so that the demons there couldn't come into our world, and when they did, he hunted them. That's how I remember it at least!
Unknown User - Sunday, October 14, 2007
Very nice work Lwes - but I'm totally unfamiliar with the character
So hes actually one of the "good guys"?
~_@
Dedi
LWes - Sunday, October 14, 2007
***UPDATE OCTOBER 2007***
Going through my customs, updating the ones that need it, Straw Man didn't need much, as I still consider it one of my best customs, but I finally made him a better scarf using paper. It's not perfect, but I think it looks better with the rest of the figure than the temporary version did. And I repainted tha hat too!
hawkeye - Thursday, April 19, 2007
really nice, I love the painting
LWes - Thursday, April 19, 2007
Thanks guys!
In the comics, Straw Man guards the gateway to another realm, which goes through a painting. He stops monsters from getting into our world and when he needs to, he takes solid form.
I made the painting from a picture of the figure, based on the painting in his first apperance (the reference picture)
Here's Dr Strange and Daredevil with it:
cowboyink - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
nicely done
hawkeye - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thats awesome LWes! I have a comic with him in it (he was called the scarecrow there) and you captured the likness perfectly.
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Geez, it's like that darn freaky cat from Alice in Wonderland, I won't be sleeping tonight...
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