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Yorick Brown Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:23857  
Name:Yorick Brown
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Y: The Last Man
Creator:syntaxic  
Date Added:August 28, 2010
Base Figure:50's Angel
Height:6.00 inches
Here's Yorick Brown from the series Y: the Last Man.

I'd been wanting to do a figure for him for forever, and finally got the motivation to get going. I wanted to do something a little different this go around and decided to do swappable heads, which I think worked out pretty well.

First - the body is a 50's Angel figure and the cloak is from a DCD Wonder Woman Circa. The non-gasmask covered head is from DCD Alexander Luthor with hair sculpted on. The gasmask comes from a McFarlane Solid Snake with Angel's head underneath with the hood sculpted on.

As mentioned, this figure has swappable heads thanks to magnets (how do they work? ...is that meme getting old yet?). Honestly, this one was definitely a learning experience for me as it didn't quite turn out like I wanted. I had wanted to keep it so the heads could still move up and down, but since I couldn't get the magnet to stay glued to the stem of the ball joint, I eventually had to pass on that. As such, the heads can move left and right, but that's it. Next time I try something like this, I'm going to try using a steel ball in the neck and putting the magnets in the head to allow more movement.

Painting was minimal with this figure, which was nice... just basically the hood, hair, and chest to make the tanktop more of a t-shirt and that's it. I toyed with painting the pats blue to give it more of a jeans look, but honestly, I think the black works well enough and the benefit likely wouldn't be worth the effort.

Update! Thanks to some comments below I was able to track down a suitable monkey to use for Ampersand, who is now included in the pics. As the original figure came in a pretty much straight brown, it did need a repaint to a more suitable Ampersand color scheme and a sculpted on the diaper. Very easy, though he doesn't sit on Yorick's shoulder very well.

Thanks for looking!


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User Comments
kimmie1985 - Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Absolutely Awesome! Great resemblance, and excellent execution.
myshoeiswet - Sunday, August 29, 2010
I think you captured Yorick's look very well. The paint job is simple but effective. Kudos for making a figure from a great comic series!
syntaxic - Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.
I've updated the pics to include Ampersand in all his diapered goodness.
soul - Sunday, August 29, 2010
Great custom, I've loved reading Y and your interpretation of yorick in figure form is brilliant, not just his gas mask head which by the way is superb but also the colours you've used are identical to the comic it even seems to have the same texture to the paint apps as the print in the comics it's just more 3D :-) oh and an ampersand would make this grat figure exemplary
LostMatthew - Saturday, August 28, 2010
Love this comic man. Thought about doing a Yorick of my own using an Indiana Jones Mutt figure since word is Shia LaBeouf is set to play him in a film adaptation. As for an Ampersand to accompany you're Y, try a spider monkey toy and paint it to look like a Capuchin. Try searching at the tapirback site.
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