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'Robin' John Blake - Nightwing Custom Action Figure

Custom #:42892  
Name:'Robin' John Blake - Nightwing
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Date Added:September 20, 2012
Base Figure:Movie Masters Prototype Suit Bruce Wayne; John Blake head
Height:5.80 inches
So, it appears that John Blake as Nightwing/Robin customs are in vogue in these days following the release of 'The Dark Knight Rises', and leading up to its release on home video formats. I rushed out a custom of what John Blake might look like had he taken on the mantle of Robin, Nightwing, or in my conceptualization, a combination of the two personas, and there have been many, many really great customs that have well and truly knocked mine out of the water. This is my new take - the base body is a Prototype Suit Bruce Wayne with the straps, belts and bandoliers removed with the Nightwing insignia sculpted, the head is from a Movie Masters John Blake and the mask is made from soft card and twisty wire. The new features with this one are the muted navy blue colour scheme for the body, with a muted red for highlights. I wanted to combine the red colour scheme of the Robins and Renegade/New 52 Nightwing with Nightwing's traditionally blue colour scheme, and realised that this was also the direction the Batman and Robin costume went in (it's more obvious in some of the action figures, which ostensibly look less silly). I also added a set of removable 'wings' cut out from plastic blister packaging; they can be fitted into a slot on his back. The escrima sticks are modified from those that came with the pre-DCSH Nightwing. The face has also been given a bit of a repaint. Thanks for looking, and hope this one is better than my previous efforts at the figure!

User Comments
ManyMack Creationz - Friday, September 21, 2012
Nice work!
JeddTheJedi - Friday, September 21, 2012
Thank you!
nightwing27 - Friday, September 21, 2012
good concept,love the colours and the wings look great.
JeddTheJedi - Friday, September 21, 2012
Thank you so much, I was hoping the colours and wings would go over well with you fine folks on the Realm and I'm glad you like it!
JayBlazeXGen - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Nice but maybe try using a Batman base, to me the bruce wayne survival suit makes him look too puny, & maybe just draw/paint the mask, Good Job nonetheless
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hey, thanks Jay. Good points you've brought up; well I like the simplicity of the survival suit body but it does make Blake look a little on the slight side. The removable mask was born out of a desire to preserve the Blake head should I ever want to stick it back on the policeman body, and also removable masks are cool whenever they can be done okay.
JayBlazeXGen - Thursday, September 20, 2012
I see whatchya mean
Dr. Snorable - Thursday, September 20, 2012
MCollector - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Good concept!
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thanks; glad you think so!
NeCrollector - Thursday, September 20, 2012
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
JmTrtt - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Nice work!
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, September 20, 2012
Thank you!
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