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SUPERMAN: Master Edition Custom Action Figure

Custom #:50800  
Name:SUPERMAN: Master Edition
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Date Added:June 17, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC Guardian, DCD New Krypton head
Height:6.50 inches
Completion Time:20.00 hours
Articulation:23 points
Since it's still SUPERMAN weekend...I wanted to submit ANOTHER Superman figure. Many customizers have used the DCD New Krypton head for Reeve and rightly so because it IS perfect, but this head can be tricky if not painted right. I have always wanted to make what I felt was the perfect Reeve figure, as if Mattel was making it. I didn't want it in the flat 6.0 inch scale either because, in my opinion, Christopher Reeve was larger than life and transcended the role of just being a movie Superman.

That being said, this one is made from a DCUC Guardian figure solely because the blue color was spot on and allowed for no paint rub AND he already had a yellow belt! So basically what I did was smooth out the abs and then repainted that area the same blue as the rest of the figure. I also sculpted the symbol, the belt buckle, the belt loops, the collar seam, and the boots. The boots even have the seams and the wrinkles to match what Reeve wore in Superman: The Movie. Finally, the head was painted over the course of a few weeks to get it as close to the true likeness as possible. As for the cape, the one that came with the Man of Steel Movie Masters figure was a perfect fit. I realize it is longer than Reeve's cape, but it's just so majestic so I just HAD to leave it the length it was. The yellow "S" will be added to the back this week before I list it on eBay.

I really hope you guys like it. It truly is the figure I have always dreamed of making!

Thanks for looking!

User Comments
fitzjedi - Sunday, June 23, 2013
Brilliant work Matt, as always!! You've inspired me to try my hand at another of these. Keep 'em coming, my fellow Superfan!!
luthor1940 - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BRAVO MATT... Your best yet.
matthancock - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Thanks bud!
matthancock - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
What did you think of that box he comes with (shown on eBay)?
luthor1940 - Friday, June 28, 2013
Loved it. Wish I had Won. I really wanted this one.
NeCrollector - Monday, June 17, 2013
PERFECT! A Reeve Superman is on my 'to do' list & I will definitely be referring to this one for inspiration and guidance when I get around to working on it. AMAZING custom!
matthancock - Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thanks Necro! Look forward to seeing yours when you finish it!
JeddTheJedi - Monday, June 17, 2013
Really clever choice of base figure, and this is an incredible Movie Masters Christopher Reeve Superman and I think it's better than Mattel would've done it anyway! The sculpted S crest is crazy-perfect.
matthancock - Monday, June 17, 2013
Thanks Jedd! I woulda bought more Guardian figures, but on eBay they're pretty freaking expensive! Snagged thid onr for around ten bucks though.
matthancock - Monday, June 17, 2013
Thanks y'all!
Just realized I spelled "Christopher" wrong on two of those photos. Luke autocorrect or something. Figured I'd point it out before someone else does
1andonly5711 - Monday, June 17, 2013
You ms spelled Christopher
matthancock - Monday, June 17, 2013
1andonly5711 - Monday, June 17, 2013
You got a instant hit right there
ringomendoza - Monday, June 17, 2013
My jaw is on the floor. I can´t believe how perfect that "S" looks .Great attention to detail overall. I have passed on using that head in favour of Glassman´s hot toys shrunk cast, but I must seay it looks really great here. Splendid job, as usual!!
Gonard - Monday, June 17, 2013
I may just have to win him on ebay haha
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