"..I've become a better Batman"- Jason Todd/Red Hood
Here's a figure I put together over the weekend from some fodder that actually turned out better than I thought it would. Word is that the upcoming Arkham Origns game has the Red Hood in it and so a Red Hood figure may end up being released from the Arkhamverse but for now..I like this one.
Here's my take on the Red Hood/Jason Todd. I didn't like it when DC resurrected him. But after I saw that he had become a brutal and efficient vigilante I really began to like the character. For me..DC had finally found their Frank Castle/Punisher only this time..his family wasn't killed..he himself was killed. He also saw himself as the true heir to the Batman mantle. He's trained by both Batman and the League of Assasins thanks to the al Ghuls resurrecting him in a Lazarus Pit.
The way I envision him is a lone wolf just like Frank Castle. He steals the gear he needs to get the job done. He takes equipment from Waynetech, Lexcorp, S.T.A.R.labs..whoever has what he needs. He also is very proficient with good old conventional ordnance and uses, flash bang, incindiary grenades, knives, pistols..whatever.
What I didn't want was the all-too-familiar "red light bulb" helmet for him. I wanted something intimidating and functional more along the lines of the masks Army of Two wear. And his gear isn't pristine..it's well used and effective. He also has to keep a connection to his Robin roots so he's got Nightwing's battlesuit and Robin's utility belt.
Ok enough rambling..here's the recipe:
Body/Legs/Hands- Mattel Arkham City Nightwing
Head- DC Collectibles Arkham City Azrael (with a little epoxy sculpt to fill in the hole at the top of his head)
Jacket/arms- Mattel Mr Terrific
Weapons- Fodder from Exendables2, Matrix, Drax the destroyer and Mattel Deathstroke figures...(since taking the pictures I've also given him the P90 style gun from an Avatar figure and it works really well).
By the way..I couldn't resist just one photo with both of my favorite homicidal vigilantes doing what they do best on the only mob boss that ever really mattered...
Hope you enjoy the figure and I look forward to your comments.