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Superboy (Adventures of Superboy 1960 TV Pilot) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:42416  
Name:Superboy (Adventures of Superboy 1960 TV Pilot)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Direct
Date Added:September 3, 2012
Base Figure:DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:24.00 hours
Articulation:15 points
Okay, here goes. I wanted a custom figure of actor John Rockwell as he appeared in the title roll of Superboy in the 1960 TV Series Pilot for the "Adventures of Superboy". So, using an extra COIE Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy, I set about creating one.

The figure is a pretty straight-forward custom. I slapped on new chest and cape symbols with a little glue (both symbols were made by hand at a larger size, and then photocopied and shrunk to proper size...however, unlike previous hand drawn symbols I had done before, these are drawn to more closely approximate the symbol worn on John Rockwell's costume in the pilot...also, it should be noted that the cape symbol worn by John Rockwell was red and yellow, unlike the more traditional all yellow symbol of the comics), and TA-DA...Superboy as he appeared in the 1960 TV Series Pilot for the "Adventures of Superboy"!!!!

Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.

User Comments
MCollector - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Hey,that's the version of the series! I love that tv series,great job!
manomight1974 - Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Glad you liked it and thanks.
StrangePlanet - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Cool piece. Great attention to detail.
manomight1974 - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thanks. I truly appreciate the comments, and I am humbled every time someone shows some appreciation for one of my pieces.
claytonemery - Tuesday, September 4, 2012
That is neat. Talk about a footnote to comics history. And I googled and found AOS 1961 is available on YT! Thanks!
manomight1974 - Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Glad you liked it, claytonemery. It is indeed a footnote to comics history, but a beloved one, at least as far as I am concerned. The episode is available on YT, but it was also legally released on the Smallville complete series boxset last year, and there are a few people offering bootleg copies of it on EB. Message me if you need to find what to look for.
NeCrollector - Monday, September 3, 2012
manomight1974 - Monday, September 3, 2012
Glad you liked it NeCrollector. Means a lot when one of the "Big Guns" on the site likes my stuff. Thanks.
NeCrollector - Monday, September 3, 2012
I don't know about "Big Guns" brother, but I'm honored that you think so.
I love your body of work, dude.
manomight1974 - Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanks, NeCrollector. I'm glad you like my stuff. It's always nice to hear that people appreciate your work.
dandare - Monday, September 3, 2012
Very nice. I love classic looking customs
manomight1974 - Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanks glad you liked it. I tend to do a lot of customs from the Silver Age, especially Superboy ones, whether they are from the comics or TV.
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, September 3, 2012
Great job,
manomight1974 - Monday, September 3, 2012
Thanks. It was a pain in the butt to get the symbols right, but in the end, it was well worth it. Glad you liked it.
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