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Absorbing Man Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38408  
Name:Absorbing Man
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:April 15, 2012
Base Figure:Sota Street Fighter T-Hawk
Height:7.00 inches
Meet the Absorbing Man, the most dangerous man on Earth! Unable to remove Thor's powers, Loki instead resorts to "powering up" a vicious mortal,convict Crusher Creel, the enemy that might just defeat Thor! Carl "Crusher" Creel! The man who has fought Thor, The Hulk, and Even a whole team of Avengers to a stand still. In fact, Creel has even won a few. Crusher is one of Marvel's oldest Villains, having first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #114, 1965. The description below is for those who would challenge Absorbing Man being a shape-shifter; although, he does have a Skrull head so that is covered there as well!
Crusher Creel can alter the molecular structure of his body, his clothes, and his wrecking ball to mimic the properties of any material he touches. This process also gives him enhanced strength, endurance, and in most cases, resistance to injury. If the object touched holds some form of energy, such as a battery or a blast furnace, Creel absorbs these properties as well. He also has limited shape-changing abilities when absorbing certain objects, such as forming hammer-like fists when touching a hammer or growing to enormous size when copying items of massive power or strength. More recently, Creel has developed the ability to control the mind of another, even over vast distances. He was shown to be able to "re-grow" his arm when it fell off (in his rocky form) by re-attaching it, then changing back to human form. Some of the substances he has absorbed are; Thor’s Uru hammer Mjolnir, Odin’s cosmic bolt, Hulk’s (gray) strength, Captain America’s shield, the Thing’s skin, titanium, bronze, Dazzler’s light, iron, diamond, helium, water, earth, granite, bricks, Ultron's metallic armor, the Sentry's energy, cinder-blocks and Quasar’s quantum bands. If his body is broken into pieces while in a non-human state he can mentally reassemble himself.

This Figure has a ton of parts combinations and the arms, hands, and heads are all removable via neodymium magnets or joint modifications. The base was Sota Street Fighter T-Hawk. After heating and removing all the tassels, head, his arms, and jacket. I re-sculpted his chest, back, and traps. Filled the ab peg holes and re-sculpted the legs. Most of the arms were re-sculpted as well. The arms were also dremeled at the wrist and bicep and filled with epoxy to fit the neodymium magnets that make them interchangeable. The ice arm was made with a bath scrubber acrylic handle cut, shaped, and glued together. The forearm was covered in hot glue and sanded.I messed up the paint and after sanding it off realized hot glue gets cloudy after sanding so, the glass is now ice. He was going to have a shattered glass hand but that was replaced by a FF Movie Invisible Woman Leg as an Ice Scythe. It was originally supposed to be clear. The Dragon Man arm was a Pitt BAF hand and wrist with a ball joint added and attached to a FA Hulk arm that I dremeled out to fit. I also used an FA Hulk arm for the plant arm. The arm, hand, and head were sculpted. A plastic mistletoe tree leftover from Christmas was used for leaves and an old brooms bristles for the branches. I credit Actorjez's Swamp Thing custom for inspiration there. Except I used a wire dog brush to make the texture effect.Ball and chain were made from random kid toy balls with sculpt. The chain was a bird toy chain. I bought 10'. Didn't have time to finish the other balls. I may have missed some of the arms or heads in the photos. I will post them up if I notice any. Any questions on how anything else was made/ sculpted, I will answer after the contest.

Thanks for looking! Comments are always welcomed and appreciated. Happy Voting and Good Luck to everyone!


Base- Sota T-Hawk

Heads and Floor Safe- Hulk Transformation series Absorbing Man Heads, some cast, all sculpted.

Arms- Zangief, Birdie, T-hawk, FA Grey Hulk, Blanka, ML Thing, Scratch Built!

Removable Leg Water Accessory- Hot Glue

Everything you see was painted with acrylic and sealed. Sculpts were done with Aves Fixit Sculpt.

User Comments
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Saturday, September 22, 2012
I've been staring at this for about 20 mins now and I just can't get enough of this it's such a fantastic, hell I would say perfect representation of this character and I have to congratulate you on that
RedRebelCustoms - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thank you! What a huge compliment bro!
Gunsmoke - Friday, May 18, 2012
Dang man . I voted on this guy and knew he be a winner . This is one of the coolest custom action figures on the net .
RedRebelCustoms - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thanks bro! I'm glad you thought so!
devildice - Monday, May 14, 2012
I'm just so speechless brother...this is superbly fun-tastic!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 14, 2012
devildice- great to hear from you bro! Thanks for the great comment. Now I just need to figure out how you do those crazy effects. The WIP you sent me were Awesome. I never did find that facebook page? I did see some of your work on a custom forum but I had some trouble reading most of the posts. LOL. Thanks again bro!
By the way I think this is my 105th post on this custom! Never thought my work would get this much interest. I am very grateful to all you fantastic figure realmers
RedRebelCustoms - Thursday, May 10, 2012
Even with mine, I can't believe I got so many comments! I really enjoy answering them. With so many I was worried I would run out of comments! Thank you all so much!
Chester001 - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I saw 99 comments I thaught id make it a 100
looks good
well done
RedRebelCustoms - Thursday, May 10, 2012
chester001- HaHaHa, congrats on #100 bro and thank you for the kind words. Very much appreciated!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
Thanks again to all you great realmers for voting and my sincerest apologies for not having returned the comments earlier guys!

I had almost forgot. A special thanks to BZCustoms for getting the head casts done for me so quickly! I'm talking a couple days and super clean casts!
toxinvenom - Friday, April 27, 2012
This looks really good. I don't even like Absorbing Man but this is crazy!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
toxinvenom - Now this is a compliment sir! I am so happy you got some enjoyment out of Creel here. You may want to checkout some of the Hulk series when Creel was written as somewhat more intelligent and used telepathy. He was quite sinister in that story line.
milenka - Thursday, April 26, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
milenka - I appreciate the comment bro! Believe me after staying up for 2 days to meet the entry deadline, I felt a little loopy!
superflash - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Good Lord!~That's incredible!!!!!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
superflash - Thank you so much for that INCREDIBLE comment bro!
loosecollector - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
There was no doubt in my mind that this Creel will win. It is ingenious and a clear labor of love. You did well brother. It is gold well deserved and I celebrate with you. Congratulations !

@FR: I can't find my old comment ...
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
loosecollector - YOU ARE A CUSTOMIZING LEGEND! The shear amazement and honor I felt sharing the top spots with you will keep me smiling for sometime to come. As for not seeing the comments. Yeah, I was kinda bummed I couldn't read them all on here. I guess after so many they cut you off! LOL.
Lokoboy - Monday, April 23, 2012
I knew this would be first, even if Loose Collector has an epic Hulk in the competition. There is just so much work put into this custom. I couldn't even imagine doing this, it will probably make me tired just by thinking of doing something like this. Well done bro!
scarecrow studios - Monday, April 23, 2012
this figure is astounding. I really don't know what else to say about it, everything is just perfect. this is a piece of art, you should be very proud of this piece.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
scarecr0w13 - Thank you sir! This comment really means a lot. I don't hear that perfect comment often. I think thought they were reserved for people like LC! LOL.
suprasizeme - Monday, April 23, 2012
Congrats on the gold. This custom is AMAZING and really exemplifies the meaning of this contest. A most deserved win.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
suprasizeme - Bro, your excellent work is an inspiration and I will gladly accept such a spectacular comment! Thank you!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, April 23, 2012
congrats on the excellent custom and the win. I was totally taken back by the sheer epicness of this custom, phenomenal job.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Man, you really know how to make someone feel that achievement! Thanks so much CFC!
fastfreddie - Monday, April 23, 2012
Waving the REDREBEL FLAG! Awesome showing man! Way to bring home some GOLD! This is truly the most intricate designed, bookoos of accessories, killer paint apps and best put together Absorbing Man ever to grace the custom scene!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
fastfreddie - LOL! WOW! Truely an honor to get a compliment like that from the Fantastic FASTFREDDIE! Someday I hope I can even come close to your painting prowess!
Bartowski - Monday, April 23, 2012
Congrats, sir. You deserve it
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
Bartowski - Thank you! I couldn't believe it with the great entries here!
G_Rantula - Monday, April 23, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
G_Rantula - OH MAN! I am speechless! Thank you!
CAb00se - Monday, April 23, 2012
congrats, this was incredible! truly among the best on this site!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
CAb00se- WOW! Thanks bro! I'm not sure I agree but it is so cool to hear people say that!
javier2099 - Monday, April 23, 2012
Congratulations, your custom is great.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
javier2099 - Thank you so much! It means a great deal to hear the great comments.
cuztomiza - Monday, April 23, 2012
CONGRATS MAN!!!!!!!2 INA ROW WIN!!!!!!!!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, May 7, 2012
Customiza- Thanks again Bro! I was stoked to hear I'd won!
Voting ends for the Shapeshifters Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Monday, April 23, 2012
MrMarvel97 - Sunday, April 22, 2012
That is simply AMAZING!
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
MrMarvel97 - Thank you sir! I'm very happy you liked it! These awesome compliments make it all worth it.
Skiman - Saturday, April 21, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Skiman - I'm not sure how amazing it is but I appreciate the compliment bro! Thanks for voting and being part of what makes this site so great!!
tommyx - Friday, April 20, 2012
That is a perfect figure.
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
tommyx - Hey bro! Haven't seen you around much lately! Thanks for the awesome comment and I hope to see more of your fantastic work soon!
Bushinryus40th - Friday, April 20, 2012
Completely impressive bro! Iam totally tripping over this custom right now! Amazing work!
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Bushinryus40th - Thank you very much bro for the impressive bit! If you're like me the culprit is probably fodder, or kids toys! Ok, first look around to see if anyone was watching. If not, pick yourself up and pretend nothing happened. It'll be ok. You can do this! Now, pat yourself on the back for being such an awesome Realmer! Thanks for the support bro!
Bushinryus40th - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Lol! And also congrats on your win!
3bcustoms - Friday, April 20, 2012
I Think we have a winner....dude this is FUDGIN AWESOME
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
3bcustoms - another customizer whose work I very much admire! Thank you for the vote of comfidence and the great FUDGIN comment!
boskoes - Thursday, April 19, 2012
best one I've seen!! great
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
boskoes - someone once stated on here that if you get a compliment from boskoes, you must be good, or some such! I do not take lightly that you commented on here and made such a bold statement to boot! I still have a ML Skrull with a stryker head on the back burner from one of my earliest attempts at customizing! Love your work bro and I know it keeps you busy, so, thanks for taking the time to leave such an uplifting comment!
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