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Marvel Legends or Universe Groot Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:56724  
Name:Marvel Legends or Universe Groot
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Universe
Creator:ayelid  
Date Added:December 24, 2013
Base Figure:Icons Human Torch, Lotr Treebeard
Height:14.00 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
Articulation:28 points
Here's Groot! Groot is known nowadays as a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot has been in comics for a long time... Before Marvel, there was Atlas Comics. Each month, Atlas comics featured Godzilla or King Kong sort of characters that mankind had to find some way to deal with. Groot first appeared in one of those comics, along with such colorful characters as The Blip, and Mummex!

Groot is built using a combination of a 12" Icons series Human Torch and a Lord of the Rings Treebeard figure. I like that I can display him with either 6" Marvel Legends or 3 3/4" Marvel Universe figures.

A lot of work went into making Groot a sturdy, functional figure. His legs swivel at the calf, but he has no seperate feet. He would probably withstand being slammed into a wall, but I'm too fond of him to try to find out!

I sculpted his likeness and costume, or my depiction of his likeness, anyway. Some of the limbs I sculpted, and some come from the Treebeard figure. I have seen a few spectacular homemade Groot figures, and I wanted mine to look sort of humanoid but yet have some definite alien tree person features. I resculpted some of his face after beginning to paint it, because I decided that it was not treelike enough.


The nice thing about building him on the Icons Human Torch figure is that the torch's costume is dark blue, which means there is no difference in color at the articulation points. His belt pouches come from a vintage 1960s GI Joe figure! I included some work in progress pictures to try to help illustrate some of the construction process.

You might notice that Groot's shirt is missing the buttons it is often depicted with. That is because, I can't decide what size I want the buttons to be lol.


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ManyMack Creationz - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Sharp work!
Face - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Beautifully done!!
Rok - Friday, December 27, 2013
Awesome head sculpt!!
ayelid - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thanks, man!
Kull.3397 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Mighty work here!! Compliments!!
ayelid - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thanks, Kull.
Katar Hol - Wednesday, December 25, 2013
That's incredibly cool man!
ayelid - Saturday, December 28, 2013
Thanks Katar.
1andonly5711 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Very bad ass
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks for the awesome compliment, man.
NeCrollector - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
A MASTERPIECE!
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks, NeCro !
VicVeinz - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Awesome brooo!!
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Yeah! Thanks, broman !
Bamf67 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Awesome work. Looks like he jumped right out of the pages. Great job!!!
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks, man.
jackhammer - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
love this!!!
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks.
Hilltop Creations - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Tight piece of work.
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks, man .
Nsp - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
sweet groot
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks, man.
timone317 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Man...this came out great. Nice work.
ayelid - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Thanks, man.
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