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6" Batman the Animated Series Custom Action Figure Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:49319  
Name:6" Batman the Animated Series Custom Action Figure
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman Animated
Creator:Knightime  
Date Added:April 29, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC White Lantern Flash
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:48.00 hours
Articulation:26 points
First of all: sorry for the poor quality pictures. I had to take them with my phone and this was the best I could do with it!

Every fan boy knows how awesome Batman the Animated Series is but what we don't understand is why we haven't got a decent fully articulated action figure of him in 6 inch scale. Other Realmer's decided to fix this problem and have done some fantastic versions of him (which you really need to check out when your finished here!) Thus my ambitions to create my own were fueled!

The base body?
A DCUC silver Flash. I'm afraid non of his features survived my brutal dremelling, sanding and sculpting but if we are going to do this, we need to do it properly, right? As I love to pose these lil' critters, all articulation was retained. The lower arms however were removed and replaced with ball joints at the elbow so as not to interrupt the smooth animated look of his shoulders and arms. His hands were also given ball joints, painstakingly inserted into Flash's original left hand. The same was done to a spare grasping right hand as Flash originally had a fist sporting a Lantern ring. Not exactly the look we're going for here! The belt is made from spare rubber scavenged off an ML Moon Knight's cape. He didn't mind.

Head?
Like the body, both the Bruce Wayne and Batman heads are original sculpts by myself done using black and green Milliput. I do plan to re-do the Wayne head though as right now it looks nothing like him! However, it does serve to show what kind of accessories I would want from a collector's version of the figure.

Paints?
Acrylics and flat grey spray paint.

Cape?
After some experiments I decided to make his cloak out of a lightweight blue material that I picked up from a fabric store. After spraying it black on one side (to match the dark Knight's onscreen appearance) I wired it for poseability.

Where does he get those wonderful toys?
His accessories include:
* Alternate Bruce Wayne head
* Batarang
* Grapnel Gun
* Gas Mask
* Batarang with Batline

All were hand sculpted and follow as closely as possible (for a novice like me anyway!) the design set out in the Animated Series. I paused many a frame on my DVD collection for reference. Yes, I know I'm a nerd so stop judging me!

And the stand?
The stand was built by myself from cardboard and Milliput. As I like things to be useful as well as pretty, I installed a hidden draw made from an old spear mints packet so all Batman's accessories could be kept safe inside when not in use. I then sculpted the name plate which doubles as a handle for the draw. It was painted to resemble the background artwork featured in the show.

What did you learn?
Two things really. 1: patience makes perfect (well...almost) and 2: All the hard work, hours of pain and aggravation are all totally worth it when you end up with your childhood dream action figure, standing ever vigilant on your DVD cabinet!


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User Comments
knightfall20 - Thursday, January 9, 2014
Wow this figure is amazing! While I was staring at the pics I was just waiting for the lighting to zoom behind him just like the cartoon intro!! (playing Batman tas intro music)
Ricky Lewis - Tuesday, July 9, 2013
You killed it!!!! This is the best TAS Batman I've ever seen by far!
1987olds442 - Saturday, December 7, 2013
100% agree with you on that he did amazing work on this Why couldn't the Batman Unlimited line had something this cool in it.
Knightime - Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thanks so much! The animated series intro is iconic so I'm honored that this reminds you of it!
jigsaw78 - Wednesday, May 8, 2013
WOW !! Is the best Batman the Animated Series custom I view. Really is amazing this work. ¬°¬°CONGRATULATIONS!!
GeekSummit - Thursday, May 2, 2013
Unbelievable!!! I've been wanting to do this forever. I'll be taking quite a few close looks at this one!!!
Knightime - Thursday, May 2, 2013
Please do! Batman TAS is my all time favourite cartoon so I'm always looking out for custom figures of him and his rogues gallery! Do Joker as well! And Killer Croc, heck do um all!
Wonder Toys - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This is a masterpiece! You did an incredible job.
NeCrollector - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Perfection! THE best Batman Animated custom I've seen!
The fact that the base doubles as an accessories storage is genius!
Knightime - Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind comments! This figure was a labor of love and it's so nice to be able to share it and have crazy talented people say they like it too! I feel unworthy! Thanks again.
Big Hank - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wow! That's as close to perfect as I think we're likely to see! Just phenomenal. I can hear the theme song in my head!
Knightime - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thanks to everyone for your praise for Animated Batman! I know if he could, he'd narrow his eyes and begrudgingly say to you with Kevin Conroy's gruff voice "Thanks."
daredevil96's Sidekick Studio - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
YOU ARE THE MAN..........!!!!!!
KirkyMonster - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
That is incredible! Nice work.
MANKTHETANK - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
WOW!! Jumped right out of the cartoon!! Amazing attention to detail!
daredeviant - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Great job ! The drawer in the base is a great idea.
Knightime - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thanks guys!
klossen - Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Love it. nice work on the base
Sabretooth - Monday, April 29, 2013
OK, this is great!
fitzjedi - Monday, April 29, 2013
Brilliant work on a classic look!!
infamous22 - Monday, April 29, 2013
Man this is too AWESOME! The likeness is perfect! plus articulation? WOW
AREZ - Monday, April 29, 2013
HOLY SMOKES BRO!!!

As soon as I saw the custom, I heard Kevin Conroy's voice saying "I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!"... This BATMAN is such a MASTERPIECE!!!
ColetheCreator - Monday, April 29, 2013
Awesome figure! reminds me of my childhood!
Knightime - Monday, April 29, 2013
Wow, such nice comments! You must stop, I'm blushing! (seriously though, don't stop!)
pulpyfiction - Monday, April 29, 2013
This is one pf the best 6"scale tas batmen I've seen! Sculpting is fantastic, and he looks super clean! Great job!
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, April 29, 2013
GREAT JOB & UR FUNNY!
Knightime - Monday, April 29, 2013
Thanks for the kind comments! Hope more TAS customs are made by other realmers!
pock63 - Monday, April 29, 2013
Great sculpting, you really captured his look!
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