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New 52 Red Robin Custom Action Figure

Custom #:56897  
Name:New 52 Red Robin
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Date Added:December 31, 2013
Base Figure:The Dark Knight Rises Movie Masters Bruce Wayne undersuit
Height:6.00 inches
Here's my final custom of 2013: New 52 Red Robin. I've never really been a fan of Red Robin's old look because it does resemble Dr. Mid-Nite a tad too much, something that was even pointed out in one of the comic stories by Harvey Bullock. The New 52 design has been called "too 90s" but I do prefer it over the old one and tried to approximate that in custom figure form.

The base figure is a Bruce Wayne from The Dark Knight Rises, the "undersuit" version onto which sections of his armour can be attached. It was a Comic Con exclusive in 2012 and I found the under-figure loose by itself. It's exactly the right body type for Tim Drake as Red Robin. I swapped out the lower legs for those from a Movie Masters Prototype Batsuit and the head for a Power Attack Batman Robin. I had to dremel down the large bit of hair that was jutting out over his head but I do really like the face sculpt. The harness straps were from an Azrael Batman and the straps around his arms were a tube from a Movie Masters Ghostbusters wand and backpack. The chest emblem was a circular piece of plastic from a Crocs jiblet with the symbol sculpted onto it. The belt was also from the Azrael Batman, with a section from a Black Widow belt.

The wings took some figuring out. The wings were from a Marvel Legends Falcon; I attached the two pieces from each side together into two whole wings. Then, I joined them with a piece of twisty wire, sculpting onto it to hold it down. The twisty wire allows the wings to be articulated. I attached the contraption to the figure's back with sculpt. It looks pretty flimsy but to my relief, it holds up surprisingly well. This was finished off with a bo staff made from a section of a wooden chopstick painted metallic grey and coated with matte sealant. Thanks for looking and happy 2014 Realmers!

User Comments
ManyMack Creationz - Tuesday, January 7, 2014
How did I miss this nice work as alway, the group shot is amazing!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Thanks Mack! Later Looking forward to all the customs we'll get to see from you in 2014!
fitzjedi - Monday, January 6, 2014
This looks pretty BOSS, dude!!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Thanks Fitz!
icecreamman - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Love it! Well done sir.
JeddTheJedi - Monday, January 6, 2014
Thanks icrecreamman!
panchopantera - Saturday, January 4, 2014
This came out real sweet. Tim is definitely the best Robin.
JeddTheJedi - Saturday, January 4, 2014
Thanks Pancho! I'm pretty surprised that at the end of the day, I don't hate any of the characters who took on the mantle of Robin and I'm inclined to like Tim the most too!
Gonard - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Woah I'm sorry I missed this one man, he's looking pretty awesome!
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, January 2, 2014
No worries at all Gonard; thanks for your comment!
suprasizeme - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Awesome looking Robin. Great job on the choice of parts and the paints look really clean. Tim Drake is undeniably the most intelligent Robin but Nightwing has a few years on him so only time will tell who was the better protege.
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, January 2, 2014
Thank you. I hope I'll be able to find more of the same base figure (though I doubt I will) because it works excellent for late-teens male characters.
Mr-X - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
An absolutely gorgeous figure! I love the cleanliness of the paint job!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thanks! My previous Red Robin had a really splotchy paint job so I did want to get it cleaner this time around.
christinacxxx - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
great work my friend love him paint and sculpt work is getting better and better
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thank you Christina! Your advice has been really valuable and I'm grateful for your friendship and support!
rexticon - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
so amazing man!!!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thanks Rex!
JayBlazeXGen - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Phenomonal job,I wonder what'll be the 1st of 2014,hope its from DC
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thanks as always Jay. I think it just might be, given almost all my customs are DC characters. Stay tuned!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
AMAZING custom of Tim!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thank you NeCro.
fastfreddie - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Respect, right here!
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thanks, that means a lot!
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
We definitively have to recognize (and this might come to bite me later) that Tim Drake could be the Best Robin ever Period (and yes better than Dick) and here's why , 1st : he found out on his own Bruce's secret , 2nd : he made Robin not only cool , but also a hero , and not just Batman protégé (never say sidekick) and 3rd and final : dude has gone and redo his image (costume) more times than all the other Robins put together (and that's only in the last couple of years) so I'm certain that if anyone would ever have to take the mantle of the Bat , it would be him . Thank you my friend for doing justice to a Great character with a Great custom , Extremely Cool Work !! and sorry for the long speech .
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
You've made a great case for why Tim is such a wonderful character and I'm inclined to agree. Dick will always be the original, but I think he's a better Nightwing than he is a Robin. Thanks for the comment and I'm glad you like this one!
Mdigenakis - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Excellent work. The head looks similar to the Animated Series line Robin.
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thank you! The head is from a Power Attack Robin; that line does have an animated-ish style look to it even though it isn't specifically based on any of the cartoons.
1andonly5711 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Very awesome indeed
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Thank you!
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