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Bane 5inch Figure Walmart Exclusive (Professionally Painted) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:46565  
Name:Bane 5inch Figure Walmart Exclusive (Professionally Painted)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman - Dark Knight Rises
Date Added:January 28, 2013
Base Figure:Bane (walmart exclusive figure)
Height:5.00 inches
Continuing with my Dark Knight Rises customs, next up is Bane. Ever since I saw the 5 inch Walmart figure I liked it, however the lack of paint applications, made it look like a crappy figure. After seeing tons of picture references from the movie and the Hot toys figure, I was able to paint Bane with the correct skin color, aged pads on the vest, texturing on the pants, accurate mask and eyes. It's a pitty to see where the american toy industry is going, reducing articulation and paint applications. (see the iron man 3 toys...) After acquiring my first Hot Toys figure,(Dx-12 batman) my eyes have been opened to a new standard of quality and craftsmanship that we -as customizers/artists- should strive to imitate and surpass, and its a pitty to see that those high standards are not coming from US toy companies anymore....They come from China,Korea and Japan...Are we going to let that happen? time will tell.

User Comments
TheMattMan095 - Thursday, November 14, 2013
Outstanding work man. Wow.
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio - Monday, January 28, 2013
hunterknightcustoms - Monday, January 28, 2013
Much appreciated!
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, January 28, 2013
O_O THATS AWESOME! THAT COMPARISON MADE ME GO LIKE "HOLY!", I agree with you about the toys, btw what skin tone do you use?& what brand?
hunterknightcustoms - Monday, January 28, 2013
Thanks! its my own mix...spent hours mixing the right tone. Its a mix of brands including Formula P3, Citadel and model masters acryl
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, January 28, 2013
what colors?lol you wrote that right as I looked, I looked a sec ago & no reply, I look now, a reply lol
JeddTheJedi - Monday, January 28, 2013
Amazing work Hunter, the paint makes the figure look exponentially better, and it does look very cleanly and professionally-painted!
hunterknightcustoms - Monday, January 28, 2013
Thanks Jedd!
jpkasunic - Monday, January 28, 2013
Very nice post my friend. I know every customizer and collector would agree with you.
hunterknightcustoms - Monday, January 28, 2013
Thanks. I'm a child of the 80's (and 90's) and grew up with amazing toys like the USS Flagg, the Star Wars playsets, Thundercats, g.I.joe, etc Remember the good ol' joe catalogs? the thundecats leaflets? just by seeing them your imagination started to fly! China only manufactured what we told them. those toys were american toy making at their best. I know those times are long gone, but when I see pitiful attempts like Bane here or the craptastic Helicarrier for the avengers line...My optimism fades.
Wonder Toys - Monday, January 28, 2013
Your paint job really rejuvenated the stale figure. Usually you only get that level of detail in paint from a movie masters figure.
hunterknightcustoms - Monday, January 28, 2013
Thanks Wonder, when comparing some of the shots, the movie masters figure still has some minor inaccuracies. but hey, its 10 times better than what Walmart gave us.
Mentorbreak - Monday, January 28, 2013
What can I say, I tried the same with a basic figure of him. Sometimes I really got disapointed about the paintings of some figures anda already painted a Bane and Joker, you can see that in my album. Why they don`t try to get better, like the Hasbro figures?
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