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John Blake Nightwing/Robin Concept (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:41191  
Name:John Blake Nightwing/Robin Concept (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman - Movie Style
Date Added:July 25, 2012
Base Figure:Movie Masters Survival Suit Bruce Wayne
Height:5.80 inches
I should preface this by saying that this idea came to me before even watching the film. Once it was announced that an action figure of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character CGPD Officer John Blake would be released, I wondered what a custom turning it into Robin would be like. Alas, I have not acquired this figure yet, so for this conceptual look at a "what if" scenario where John Blake somehow becomes Nightwing/Robin (won't discuss how that's addressed in the movie, it's not as entirely straightforward as one might think), I used the head from a Marvel Ghost Rider movie Blackheart, with the front of the hair shaved down, the face painted over and a mask sculpted on to. I couldn't find the right neck pegs so this was a royal pain to attach to the Survival Suit Bruce Wayne body. The details are sculpted on, and went for a mix of the blue colour scheme with a dark, rust-red since the New 52 Nightwing has a suit with red highlights. The escrima sticks are from an old DCSH Nightwing, with the handles cut off.

UPDATED with the actual John Blake head. I was hesitant to use the John Blake head as I only have one and it's hard to find, so I came up with a removable mask so the head can still be placed back on the policeman body. The mask was made with a twisty tie and a piece of soft card.

User Comments
JayBlazeXGen - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Much better than your 1st
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thank you! Relieved that it is as such!
Dr. Snorable - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Much better!!!
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thanks, Doctor!
Chester001 - Sunday, August 5, 2012
much better lve the update
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thanks Chester! I'm quite glad I managed to make a removable mask that looks somewhat okay!
ManyMack Creationz - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Nice work Jedi!
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, July 26, 2012
Hey man, thank you so much!
Chester001 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
its like what if batman 4? like cause of the ending of tdkr
JeddTheJedi - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thanks once again - and yes, it is kind of like if the franchise had continued that way.
Chester001 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
this custom I haveto say is you best sculpt and paint work
on the body
I wanna see this with the movie masters john blake head
JeddTheJedi - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thank you Chester, that is very kind of you to say. Yes, the head does look out of place - I had a lot of trouble trying to get it to sit on the neck and it looks odd as it is. I'm sure it will look better with an official MM John Blake head, given that it's part of the same toyline.
Chester001 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
just a thaught
the current name is
Nightwing/Robin (Nolan-Verse)
you should change it to
John Blake | Joseph gordon levvit Nightwing/Robin (Nolan-Verse)
in my opinion
cause then people typing into google or the figure realm search might type john blake robin or joseph gordon levvit nightwing or something and they will find this figure an dmore chance of commenting etc
but thats just me......
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