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The Blank Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:34126  
Name:The Blank
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Dick Tracy
Creator:hussapocalypse  
Date Added:November 6, 2011
Base Figure:D!ck Tracy
Height:4.50 inches
This character was never released in America, and is widely considered to be one of the rarest mass produced action figures ever made. It is a "Holy Grail" figure for collectors (like myself) who are zany enough to pop for the Chester Gould artwork-inspired D!ck Tracy line released by Playmates in 1990. I didn't care for the movie much, but I LOVE the artwork of Chester Gould and particularly his character designs for prohibition era gangster villains. The artist who sculpted these toys in support of the movie obviously referenced the original Gould art as inspiration and I thank him/her for it, because those are some awesome looking toys, although they are extremely goofy, which fits the source material perfectly. I suspect it was the same person who sculpted the awesome Toxic Crusader and TMNT lines from that early 90s era as well.
Anyway, the only way I was ever going to own this figure and complete my set of D!ck Tracy villains without spending hundreds of dollars was to make one myself. It's a pretty simple custom. I dremeled the face off of a D!ck Tracy and re-sculpted the visage of The Blank with Aves fix-it. I also dremeled off his badge and a pair of handcuffs he had hanging off of his belt. Even though I don't ever intend to display him without his trench coat and thus would never see the cuffs/badge, it would still bother me for some reason to know that they are there so I went the extra mile and got rid of them anyway. The trench coat is a mego-esque tuxedo jacket from CTVT. Everything else was a simple re-paint. Thanks for looking and have a nice day!


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User Comments
CAZA - Sunday, February 10, 2013
Man this is genius!! you know , I just saw one of these (the real ones) go for like $600 , this is def the way to go! and more FUN! Thanks for the inspiration!
evanjones1 - Sunday, November 6, 2011
Nice! Looks totally perfect, man! I'm gonna sound like a dork, but what exactly is CVTV?
hussapocalypse - Monday, November 7, 2011
Thanks bro! You don't sound like a dork - CTVT is Classic TV Toys. They are a great and affordable resource for mego knock off bodies, soft goods, and various other accessories. Mostly for retro 8 inch figures, but I always find ways to use their stuff in lots of different customizing projects. Heh- I sound like a total shill here, but I swear I have no affiliation with these guys except as a loyal and satisfied consumer. I can't recommend them highly enough; I fricken love that place.
hussapocalypse - Sunday, November 6, 2011
Thanks for the nice comments guys, I sincerely appreciate it!
Monkeyman411 - Sunday, November 6, 2011
Looks factory made...fits in beautifully with the other figures
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, November 6, 2011
I had a few of these and your custom fits in flawlessly, great job.
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