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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Custom Action Figure

Custom #:35658  
Name:The Lone Ranger and Tonto
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Western
Date Added:January 5, 2012
Base Figure:Various Joes
Height:4.00 inches
Well, my Dad just turned 69 and I wanted to get him something awesome for his birthday, but what do you get a guy that already has everything he wants? I decided to throw down on some custom Lone Ranger and Tonto figures, since we both have a shared love for the property (and Westerns in general). Also, he is an artist and used to draw cartoons of The Lone Ranger for me when I was a little kid, much to my delight. It seemed like magic would spring from his fingertips as he drew, and it was hard for me to fathom how anybody could draw with such speed and accuracy. It just didn't seem possible. Anyway, I am very thankful to my parents for getting me interested in pursuing art, as it has enriched my life tremendously. My Dad was pretty stoked on his gift, and says he will cherish these figures forever. Happy Birthday Pops!
The Lone Ranger was made using a modded Indiana Jones head (you haven't lived until you've sculpted a bandit mask on a head in this scale lol!), Wild Bill arms, torso, gun and hands, not sure about the thighs but pockets were dremeled off of them, Dreadnok Torch knees, and POC Destro boots. Not sure about the belt/holster. Also his elbow joints were swiped from a RAH Cobra Commander. I tried swapping out joints on this project, using ones that were the same color as my base color to combat paint rub, with mixed results. A lot of times the joints don't fit right, and it's easier to just shave the original ones down. Still - nothing ventured, nothing gained, I's nice when it works.
Tonto was made using a Spirit body and hands, with Wild Bill arms. His loincloth/belt is from an Avatar Neytiri. The head is from a vintage Spirit that was modded to work with the RAH body. I felt that the vintage head worked better with this character. The sculpt on the RAH Spirit is amazing but it reminds me of Johnny Cash for some reason lol. All of the buttons and collars/pockets were dremeled off of the torso. Not sure about where the hatchet came from (the fodder bin!).
Mahalo my friends!

User Comments
TheGr8One - Monday, January 9, 2012
Incredible job man. I had to google it because I was born in the late 80s & never watched this.
fitzjedi - Saturday, January 7, 2012
WOW!! I agree with Fastfreddie--I'm reminiscing watching this followed by the Cisco Kid! -Fitz
fastfreddie - Saturday, January 7, 2012
This is one of, take me back to 12 noon on a Saturday! Great job my man! Your dad is lucky. Remember that failed movie they tried putting out and then they wouldn't let the real Lone Ranger wear his mask anymore?? what a crock!
hussapocalypse - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thanks brother! YEAH MAN, actually I got to meet Clayton Moore (the guy who played The Lone Ranger) at an autograph appearance when I was a kid, and he was wearing sunglasses because they wouldn't let him wear his mask. Even though I was too young to understand copyright infringement and stuff like that, I was f'in FURIOUS about that kind of shoddy treatment of one of my heroes The Lone Ranger lol! I wish I still had that autograph, but it's been lost to the sands of time...Anyway, always on the look-out for the next FASTFREDDIE masterpiece here on the realm!
j-x - Friday, January 6, 2012
I have to agree with the scale, its very hard to work on, but looking at these two customs you did a superb job on this.
hussapocalypse - Friday, January 6, 2012
Gracias amigo! I am planning on doing some 12 inchers in the near future, which is a format you are well versed in. It will be a nice break from dealing with the seemingly endless minutiae of customizing 4 inchers. Hopefully I can capture some of the same fire and personality that you manage to get out of your sculpts at that scale. You are the undisputed King of Michael Myers customs - bravo!
junkman03 - Friday, January 6, 2012
nice figure ...
hussapocalypse - Friday, January 6, 2012
Thanks Junkman, I have enjoyed the work you've done, particularly with horror icons. Keep it up boss!
unknownsoldier13 - Friday, January 6, 2012
Great work! Hope that your Father enjoyed this custom masterpiece.Also,has your Dad done any art professionally?Or can you post some pics?
hussapocalypse - Friday, January 6, 2012
Thanks Unknownsoldier13! Sorry but I am unable to post pics or links here. My Dad has made a decent living making art and is well known in his field for creating large scale abstract expressionist prints called Mono-types. Also I wanted to compliment you on the Mego Pocket Super Heroes re-paints - those things are awesome!
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Kick @$$ work, man!
They're awesome!

A priceless gift for your Pops, indeed...
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Gracias Necro - you have one of the best handles on The Realm. Looking forward to seeing some more of your trademark Lanterns - also that Ovion re-paint you did had me doing back-flips as that was a much beloved toy of my youth. Kudos!
NeCrollector - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thank you so much hussa,
I admire your work a lot and to hear this from you is a real treat.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, January 5, 2012
that is truly awesome, love the fact he inspired you into art and then you returned the favor. the figs are awesome and know he will cherish them as he said. great job and even better story. keep making the great art you are producing.
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks as always Cosmo, you make The Realm a better place for a lot of people here with your positive attitude and enthusiasm. Can't wait to see some of your new work bro.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, January 6, 2012
thanks that means a lot, I hope to have a few thing done here soon so stay tuned.
scarecrow studios - Thursday, January 5, 2012
these figs are great, I was surprised to see they are 4 inch, with the detail work I thought for sure theyd be bigger, amazing work.
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Domo Arigato my fren - you have been banging out some sick stuff Scarecrow13 - looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next!
ringomendoza - Thursday, January 5, 2012
your dad looks like a very cool man. And now with his gift, he´s surely a lucky and proud one, too. Used to love the lone ranger as a kid, and even though I don´t like this scale, I love your figures. Excellent job, bro, and congratulations to you and to your dad, for having each other!
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks a lot Ringo - yeah he's a great guy. "The man of the hour, too sweet to be sour..." lol. Yeah, I like to work in all different scales to keep things from getting stale, but I've found the 4 inch scale to be the most challenging, so I don't like it either (even though I love it lol). Also, my toymania peaked in the late 70s/early 80s so I am largely a product of the Kenner Star Wars/Hasbro Joes era. FML lol
Hammer of the Gods - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Awesome figures and a great story - thanks for sharing this.
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks for your support Hammer, I'm a big fan. Your work on Jonah Hex/Thundarr/Inhumanoids made me $#%& my pants.
Liko - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Man. That has to be the coolest thing! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all. You'r dad is everything I want to be for my kids. Enjoy his friendship.
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
I'm glad to hear that, bro - and grateful for your kind words. I'm sure your kids are lucky to have a dad like you.
Mini-meRules - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Great job!
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks for your support Mini Me Rules, I appreciate you taking the time to comment brother!
Xysma Warhorse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
These are awesome man, great work.
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Gracias mi amigo!
3bcustoms - Thursday, January 5, 2012
These are awesome brotha Happy Birthday to your DAD and hope he enjoys the figs
hussapocalypse - Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thanks 3b - coming from you that is a humbling comment. I don't know how you do it man, imo the 4 inch scale is the most difficult of all the standard scales for customizing...paint apps are a nightmare at this size! I like using Joes though because I can buy them in bulk cheap!
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