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Zod (Redesigned) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:56254  
Name:Zod (Redesigned)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:Banner/HULK Inc.  
Date Added:December 8, 2013
Base Figure:Mr. Sinister
Height:7.00 inches
This is my own design idea for General Zod that I call the Kryptonian Imperial Guard Commander. I think it’s a fitting title for this look. I took the very regal looking Mr. Sinister base figure and added a cape from Marvel Select Loki. I repainted everything but kept the red of the original figure’s eyes for a heat vision effect.

I sculpted and painted his Kryptonian “Z” symbol based on the art of Jim Lee’s Zod (see art image below). Some comics have shown Zod in a grey and black outfit, so I also used those colors. The V shaped neckline and facial hair are similar to what he had in the Superman I and II movies.

The style of the suit is loosely based on the ones in the Man of Steel movie. He and his crew wore black capes, armor and body suits. I’ve always liked the concept of others from Krypton having suits comparable to Superman’s but with slight differences in form or color.

I almost entered this in the Super Clones custom contest but decided on 3 other characters instead (my 3 customs before this one). Besides, Zod’s not really a Superman imitator.

General Zod is a militant leader with ties to Superman’s own past, kind of like a Red Skull or a Darth Vader type of an adversary. His battles with Superman are always epic. The General’s uniform has been reinvented time and time again in movies, TV, comics and video games. Now here’s another one. “Kneel before ZOD!”

User Comments
NeCrollector - Thursday, December 12, 2013
WOOOOOAH! Now there's a Zod to fear! Crazy-awesome execution, brother!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Thanks a lot NeCrollector! Glad you got to see it.
fitzjedi - Monday, December 9, 2013
This is an absolutley BRILLIANT design and concept. Believe it or not I've been sitting on a Mr Sinister base for a couple YEARS trying to figure out a way to make a Zod, and couldn't think of a look. This is FANTASTIC!! YOU KNOCKED THIS OUT THE PARK!! NICELY DONE!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, December 9, 2013
Thank you for the great compliment fitzjedi! You're one of the innovators when it comes to designing new looks for characters. I look forward to seeing your custom with Mr. Sinister.
Xysma Warhorse - Monday, December 9, 2013
Sweet custom bro!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, December 9, 2013
Thanks Xysma Warhorse! You and I made Zods same week, great minds think alike.
wardslit - Monday, December 9, 2013
HOOOOOOBOOOY! PARE! I DIG THIS REDESIGN! the base suits the character on the fly!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, December 9, 2013
wardslit salamat bro! Glad you dig it.
suprasizeme - Monday, December 9, 2013
Son of Jor-el …Kneel before Zod!!!! I love your take on the character. Sinister was a great choice for the base.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, December 9, 2013
suprasizeme thanks for the compliment, means a lot coming from a great customizer like you!
Automatauntaun - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Really love the zod you nailed it. Cool take.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thank you Automatauntaun for lovin my take on Zod.
1andonly5711 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Now this is really cool. It makes me feel like a dark superman kinda feel. Alaround great job.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Hey thanks a lot 1andonly5711! Great knowing you like this Zod.
Gonza2814 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
it looks badass!!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thank you for saying that Gonza2814! I appreciate your comment.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Sunday, December 8, 2013
A very imposing and sinister (no pun intended) Zod , as he should be , after all not anybody can go one on one against Superman , not to mention he has military training since birth (basically he's a dark kryptonian Batman) , and your vision of him most definitively brings forth all those things , an Awesome Work my friend !!!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
En-Ryu-Oh!2061, thanks! yeah, he is very "Sinister"
customapprentice - Sunday, December 8, 2013
YEAH! Thats what I'm talking about!! Your Zod design is the best one I've seen. He not only looks like a worthy foe for the man of steel, but he finally looks like he comes from the same planet as Superman,..albeit a different neighborhood. I'm not really a fan of the armored kryptonian look. This is much, much, better in my opinion. I wish you worked on the film! Anyway, fantastic custom!!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thank you customapprentice! I was not expecting such a great compliment. I appreciate it. I saw that you used this same base for an awesome Colossus too.
VicVeinz - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Finally somebody was able to do something with that Mr. Sinister base.. A original & Great looking Zod my friend
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, December 8, 2013
thanks VicVeinz, yeah had this base for a long time, not knowing what to do with it. Glad you liked Zod.
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