Another figure for my classic Superboy collection...the Ringmaster!!!! The Ringmaster made one appearance alongside his henchmen Grillo, Loop, Musculo, and Sloop as the leader of a group called “The World’s Greatest Crime Show”, and battled Superboy and a young Perry White in Adventure Comics #120 (Sept, 1947).
This was a fairly simple figure to do. I had an extra DC Universe Classics Mad Love Joker figure, which I removed the head, tuxedo jacket, arms, and hands from. With the figure headless, jacket-less, arm-less, and hand-less, I cut the tie off and gave him a full body repaint in black for the pants and shoulders and dark blue for the vest to match the artwork from Adventure Comics #120 (Once the black and blue paints were dry, I gave the figure a coating in flat clear). Once fully repainted and coated in flat clear, I used my Dremel to grind down the neck ball joint into a post. With that done, I set the figure aside and began work on the head. The head is a Mattel Ghostbusters Walter Peck which I repainted the hair with flat black and gave a coating of flat clear to more closely match the look of the Ringmaster. Next, I drilled a small hole into the base of the neck in the front just under the collar which I then inserted the bow-tie from a DC Direct Silver Age Superman Series One Jimmy Olsen and glued in place after repainting in black and then coating in flat clear. I removed the Joker's squirting flower from his lapel and filled in the exposed hole in the jacket with Milliput, which I then sanded smooth with my Dremel once it dried. After repainting the jacket black and giving it a coating of flat clear, I put it back on the figure, and reattached the arms which I had repainted in black and coated with flat clear. With the arms now reattached, I attached the hands from the Jimmy Olsen which I had given a full repaint in a home brewed Caucasian flesh tone that more closely matched the skin tone of the head and a coating of flat clear. Next, I jammed a small glob of Milliput into the head cavity and then pushed the cylindrical neck post in it to create a new peg hole. Once the Milliput had dried, I glued the head in place. Lastly, I gave him the top hat from an extra DC Universe Classics Zatanna (which had been slightly hollowed out with my Dremel to accommodate the Walter Peck head and repainted with black and blue, and then coated with flat clear), and TA-DA...the Ringmaster!!!!
Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.