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Captain Cracker Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:35108  
Name:Captain Cracker
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Thundercats
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:December 15, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:2.00 inches
Captain Cracker is a notorious robotic buccaneer that was first introduced in the 23rd episode (Mandora and The Pirates) of the 1980s animated ThunderCats television series. He also appears in episodes 100 (Exile Isle) and 122 (Cracker's Revenge). The actor Earl Hammond provided the dastardly corsair's voice. LJN also produced an action figure of the character for their ThunderCats toy line.

Captain Cracker, and his crew of felons, stalk the cosmos in his starship, the Jolly Roger, plundering planets and preying upon other interstellar travelers. Given his occupation, it should come as no surprise that this metallic crook is a marked man, topping many 'Most Wanted' lists throughout the galaxy. When forced to fight, Captain Cracker typically wields a cutlass, dirk, or similar edged weapon. His robotic body has considerable strength and his armored chassis provides a fairly good defense against most conventional attacks. Cracker seldom goes anywhere without his mechanical parrot companion, Polly, perched on his shoulder.

Captain Cracker, Polly, and the sword accessory were all completely sculpted/fabricated from scratch, using common household materials. Captain Cracker has eleven points of articulation, and Polly has four. This figure represents a fusion of the cartoon and toy designs, plus a few tweaks of my own. I was disappointed that the original LJN toy didn't come with Polly (especially seeing as how there was precedent for mini sidekick figures in the line with Snarf and Ma-Mutt), so I rectified that with my version.


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Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, December 30, 2011
really loved this and the work into is spectacular. both parts are amazing and love the pics. the one where the bird is attacking is so funny. great job.
JmTrtt - Saturday, December 24, 2011
Great job! you tried you're best! that's all that matters.
Voting ends for the Thundercats Ho! Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Friday, December 23, 2011
hussapocalypse - Saturday, December 17, 2011
The amount of articulation and detail you are able to pack into a figure at this scale is nothing short of amazing. However, in the spirit of constructive criticism, it would be refreshing, especially in a contest setting, to see you do something less predictable. Perhaps a change in scale, or customizing a prefabricated toy, would serve as an actual surprise to other customizing mutants, er, I mean athletes, during a reveal, as opposed to being instantly recognizable due to your trademark style. In the future, I would challenge you to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and throw a curve-ball or two to shake things up a little bit.
cuztomiza - Saturday, December 17, 2011
I'm clueless too who ever did this Master of miniature customizing!awesome!
Darththomas - Friday, December 16, 2011
HMMMMM??, I wonder who made this one . Great work man 5 stars from me!!
Voting begins for the Thundercats Ho! Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Friday, December 16, 2011
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