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Man-Bat Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42881  
Name:Man-Bat
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Creator:JeddTheJedi  
Date Added:September 19, 2012
Base Figure:DC Direct Batman and Son Ninja Man-Bat
Height:7.50 inches
Articulation:9 points
The Ninja Man-Bat figure from the Batman and Son line is excellent, but for me it was a similar case to that Yellow Lantern Scarecrow - I'd much rather a regular version of the character than one specific to the storyline. So a while back I stripped off the bandoliers, belts and snatched away his katanas - all of which have proven to be very useful as fodder. So I was left with something closer to a traditional Man-Bat, and did it up in a very splotchy paint job and just left it like that for a while. I finally came across that coveted LOTDK Man-Bat figure (the one with the huge wings) and that kinda inspired me to properly finish this guy up. Using a strip of plastic from the fodder bin, I created a regular belt, painting on the belt loops and buckles. A full repaint apart from the inside of his wings - including dirty grey jeans, a richer brown for the leathery wings, and a reworking of the eyes and teeth. Now, he's good to go flying on leather wings!


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User Comments
1andonly5711 - Friday, October 11, 2013
This is awesome
JeddTheJedi - Friday, October 11, 2013
Thanks! It's really nice to receive a comment on a slightly older piece!
thompsoncolton - Saturday, December 29, 2012
Neat work! Man-Bat: so underrated he didn't even get a single mention in Arkham Asylum.
JeddTheJedi - Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thank you! Yeah, that was a shame. I mean, even Humpty Dumpty got a shoutout, and Man-Bat didn't. Wut.
StrangePlanet - Monday, September 24, 2012
Now that's a beautiful classic Manbat. I was just reading his 1st appearance with the Neal Adams art and this is spot on.
JeddTheJedi - Monday, September 24, 2012
Thank you - wow, I'm glad it ended up looking so close to the character's first appearance! I think this was a great sculpt, it just needed all the 'ninja' bits taken off and a bit of a repaint, and am happy you like the end result!
ManyMack Creationz - Friday, September 21, 2012
Nice Man-Bat!
JeddTheJedi - Friday, September 21, 2012
Thanks a bunch Mack!
JayBlazeXGen - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Great job
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thank you! Painting practice, this one.
NeCrollector - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Aweeesoooome!
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thank you! Appreciate the double clap smilies!
Chester001 - Thursday, September 20, 2012
nice
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thanks Chester!
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