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Bravestarr Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:34477  
Name:Bravestarr
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Western
Creator:hussapocalypse  
Date Added:November 22, 2011
Base Figure:Various vintage Joes
Height:3.75 inches
BraveStarr was the last animated television series produced by Filmation (other notable Filmation properties include He Man And The Masters Of The Universe, She Ra: Princess Of Power, Shazam, and Ghostbusters and, in my opinion, it was the greatest cartoon they ever made. In one notable episode entitled, "The Price," a boy becomes addicted to a hallucinogenic drug similar to LSD called "Spin," and actually overdoses on it and dies at the end of the episode, which was a pretty shocking turn of events for an afternoon cartoon in the dark ages of 1987! Two episodes, set on Earth instead of the planet of New Texas where most of the story takes place, had a distinctly Victorian flair and a steampunk aesthetic, before there even really was such a term. This franchise was a perfect blend of Horror, Sci Fi, and Western elements. To this day I am confused as to why it never really caught on...the only thing I can think of was maybe the timing was weird. It was kind of "between generations," if you will. I don't really know how else to put it. But it's a shame, as this is an under-rated series and concept imo.
Anyway, the head is from Nunchuck, the ponytail is from Headman, the torso is from Armored Cobra Commander, the arms, pistol, and upper left leg are from Wild Bill, the lower legs are from Dojo (toes dremeled down to resemble cowboy boots), not sure about the upper left leg, the waist is from Raptor, and the hat is from RAH Wild Bill. I wanted to give him a "grittier" look ala Sergio Leone, so I gave the figure a dark gray wash and then dry-brushed highlights over the top.
Hope you like him and thanks for checking it out!


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Retrogeek - Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Perfect
The Watcher - Friday, December 9, 2011
very nice
ringomendoza - Friday, November 25, 2011
I had this fig as a kid! I loved it, and I totally ruined it..by trying to turn him into a gambit, at age 12, 20 years ago, with some oily paints my mom had..ah, such memories. My friend, you have awakened a repressed memory in my brain! I made my first custom at that age, and had totally forgotten all about it!!! thank you!

BTW, love your rendition, even though I´m not a fan of that scale, you made a very nice job, as usual..
hussapocalypse - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
HA! Man you guys are too funny. Thanks for the nice comments guys!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
your fig is great and loved the cartoon myself. mixed a lot of great elements together and the drug subject showed up in a motu cartoon and a cops episode. All of those cartoons including she-ra really dealt with issues and great stories. I miss the fact cartoons don't touch on those subjects anymore or have a lesson issue at the end. now you know and knowing is half the battle.
BotCustoms - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I always hated the old Bravestarr toys because they were too big for my GI Joes and such. This is an excellent way to fix that problem! Great job!
Darththomas - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
He looks great bud!!, I remember that episode too, must have more spin, everything happy smiley on spin , classic and a great example of how 80s cartoons dealt with issues like this, brutally and honestly. Anyhoo, back to the custom, love it!!
bet1 - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Great looking figure! Takes me back. Wonderful detail, especially on such a small scale.
hussapocalypse - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanks a lot brother!
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