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Superboy (Earth-116) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:25887  
Name:Superboy (Earth-116)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superboy Classics
Creator:manomight1974  
Date Added:December 2, 2010
Base Figure:DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:4.00 hours
Articulation:15 points
Okay, here goes. I was back re-reading my entire run of the original Superboy series, and came across a story from issue 116, in which a Superboy from a parallel universe (which has since been designated as Earth-116) comes to Earth-1. This alternate Superboy could be differentiated from "mainstream" Superboy by the fact that the colors of his chest insignia were reversed. During a mission in space, this Superboy is hurled from his universe to Earth-1 by the force of an exploding warhead containing Red Kryptonite. Upon his arrival in Smallville, the effect of the Red Kryptonite twists his personality and compels him to ruin the reputation of a good friend, which he attempts to do to Police Chief Parker. When Superboy and Krypto arrive to stop this "false" Superboy, the effects of the Red Kryptonite begin to wear off, and he explains his actions before fading back to his parallel world.

I wanted a custom of this alternate Superboy to go with my Superboy figure set, so, using an extra COIE series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy, I set about creating it.

The figure is a pretty straight-forward custom. I slapped on new chest and cape symbols with a little glue (both symbols were made by hand at a larger size, and then photocopied and shrunk to proper size...however, unlike previous hand drawn symbols I had done before, these are drawn with a slight curve to each of the sides as well as a slightly smaller size to more match the look of the "S" symbol of the late Silver Age/Bronze Age of Superboy stories), and TA-DA...the alternate Superboy from Earth-116!!!!

Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.


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