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"Thrillkiller" Robin Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:43554  
Name:"Thrillkiller" Robin
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:KryptonianMD  
Date Added:October 14, 2012
Base Figure:STARMAN/SUPERMAN PARTS
Height:6.50 inches
Completion Time:4.00 hours
Set in the 1960s, Thrillkiller was written and drawn by Howard Chaykin and Dan Brereton and published in 1997-98. It has Bruce Wayne as a detective in the Gotham Police after his family was ruined by the Great Depression. Wayne Manor has been taken over by the rebellious, and a little demented, Barbara Gordon, daughter of police Commissioner James Gordon. Her live-in boyfriend is Richart Graustark, who goes under the name of "Richard Grayson", presumably to cover his German origins (World War II being still fresh in people's minds at the time). Barbara and Graustark fight crime as Batgirl and Robin, though, in true 1960s anti-establishment style, their main targets are corrupt cops, in particular those led by the Two-Face-like Detective Duell and the Joker-like but very feminine Bianca Steeplechase.

In this version, Grayson's family are still circus acrobats, but their deaths are caused as a result of his activities as Robin rather than the traditional other way round. He is overcome by grief and rage over their murder and his subsequent recklessness leads to his own death. He is replaced as Barbara's partner by Detective Bruce Wayne, who takes the identity of Batman, but the memory of him drives even Barbara to the point of insanity and she adopts the Robin guise as part of seeking revenge.

This is not a comic accurate potrayal by any means but captures enough of the spirit of thrillkiller Robin.

Recipe:
Starman arms, torso and head
Superman Legs
Fodder Belt with holster and gun.


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User Comments
JonMichael - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I just read this story, again. Well done custom! Recipe was simple, but perfect, and your paint did all the rest of the work. I really like the green you used on this.
Rogue - Sunday, October 14, 2012
this is a pretty cool Robin, great job!!
Rogue
NeCrollector - Sunday, October 14, 2012
That's one awesome Robin!
JayBlazeXGen - Sunday, October 14, 2012
Interesting, Cool
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