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Toad Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:32705  
Name:Toad
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Final Fantasy
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:September 12, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:3.20 inches
Enormous amphibians that can be encountered in Square-Enix's 1990/1991 Final Fantasy Legend II Nintendo Gameboy roleplaying video game [original Japanese title: SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu (SaGa 2: Legend of The Secret Treasure.)] Said title was also released again, without changes, in 1998, by Sunsoft, and an enhanced remake, with fully polygonal graphics, was published for the Nintendo DS in 2009, but only in Japan (SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu ~ Goddess of Destiny.) Note that the labeling of this software as Final Fantasy Legend II, for Western consumers, was a deliberately dishonest marketing tactic--the SaGa series of games is not part of the Final Fantasy franchise.

There are five different species of toad/frog monsters in Final Fantasy Legend II. In order of power, from weakest-to-strongest, they are (the original Japanese moniker for each amphibian, if different, is given in parenthesis): Toad, Poison Toad (Poison Frog), Huge Toad (Black & White Toad), Giant Toad (Ch'ing-Wa Sheng), and King Toad (Heqet). [Ch'ing-Wa Sheng is the Chinese frog spirit of healing and good fortune and Heqet is the Egyptian frog-headed goddess of birth and fertility.] All five creatures share the same generic game sprite; they're only differentiated by name and combat capability. If you decide to have a monster as a member of your party of adventurers, it's possible to transform that monstrous player character into one of said toad variants, or some other type of critter, by having them consume the meat that is sometimes left behind by slain enemies after the conclusion of a battle (what they turn into is governed by the strength and type of beast that the flesh came from and what physical form the Player's monster had prior to ingesting it.)

All amphibian enemies in Final Fantasy Legend II employ some combination of the following abilities in battle (the strongest type, King Toad, has access to eight of them, Toad, the weakest, only has a couple, and the other three varieties fall in between those two extremes):

- Kick (a vicious blow from the toad's long, muscular legs.)
- Gas (a foul, choking emission from the creature's anus that damages all foes.)
- Tongue (a painful lash from the monster's sticky appendage.)
- Tie Up (the toad wraps and tangles up an opponent with its tongue, temporarily immobilizing them.)
- Poison Skin (a toxic glandular excretion coats the creature; anyone who physically attacks the warty beast while this is active will find themselves instantly poisoned on contact.)
- Curse Song (a ribbiting melody that temporarily weakens the audience with a debilitating curse, lowering their strength and defense stats.)
- Mad Song (a mind-rending, croaking chorus that temporarily disorientates listeners, causing them to indiscriminately lash out against friend and foe alike, randomly use items from their inventory, or stand idly by doing nothing at all.)
- Warning (sixth sense that significantly decreases the likelihood of the monster being ambushed.)
- X Ice (the amphibian is vulnerable to cold temperatures and takes extra damage from any sort of icy assault; critical hits suffered as a result of a freezing elemental attack can potentially be instantly fatal.)
- O Poison (the toad is immune to all known toxins; it can never be poisoned.)

Should you transform your monster player character into one of these croaking fiends, it will gain all of the capabilities, and weaknesses, described above, appropriate to that particular toad species.

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Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, wire twist ties, gloss nail polish, and acrylic paint (figure).
Transparent plastic and super glue (stand).

Dimensions:
7.6 cm/3.0 in. x 8.0 cm/3.2 in. (widest point x highest point)
(5.6 cm/2.2 in. tall excluding the stand.)

Time:
Three days; September 5, 7, and 9 (2011).
The first two days were spent sculpting, and the third day was mostly painting and making the stand.


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NeCrollector - Thursday, June 14, 2012
WOW! This is beautiful!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
your work is so out of this world and love your wips/info. keep up this amazing work and glad to know your frogs can hop without damage (most of the time).
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I don't know how you do it but this is incredible bro!
pock63 - Monday, September 12, 2011
This is one of my favorites of yours yet!!!
GhoulGirl - Monday, September 12, 2011
Neat! Excellent work!
Ole Jade Jaw - Monday, September 12, 2011
This is unreal! Incredible detail! Curious though, how fragile are these little guys? Would they survive a short fall or shatter into a million pieces?
Patraw - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Usually they're pretty resistant to breakage from falls, probably because paper has some give to it and they're also relatively lightweight. I've never had one shatter completely unless it was built up in a modular fashion to begin with (I.e., a robot.) Small, thin projections, like horns/spikes, have a tendency to shear off after a fall, but the figures' bodies seldom suffer damage. On this particular figure, the long, thin fingers/toes might break, but the rest of the figure is quite solid/durable.
Ole Jade Jaw - Wednesday, September 14, 2011
That makes them even better. (more awesomer...the awesomist even)
Patraw - Friday, September 16, 2011
I should add that the stems on the transparent stands I make love to break after a shelf dive (the circular bases, on the other hand, never break, although they can come unattached on impact if the glued bond with the figure isn't strong enough.) It's quite common for one of my flying/floating figures to survive a fall unscathed but for the stand to snap off. I don't think the plastic itself is that brittle (that too has some give to it), rather, my hypothesis is that the super glue I use to attach the stand to the figure makes the plastic in that area too rigid, because they always sheer off at the glue point.
dbocustoms - Monday, September 12, 2011
dude you got mad skills! very intricate details, especially for such a small little creation, great job and awesome frog!
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