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Silver Surfer Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/John Buscema Era Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:57930  
Name:Silver Surfer Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/John Buscema Era
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Toycooker  
Date Added:January 31, 2014
Base Figure:ML Superior Spiderman
Height:6.00 inches
Today I bring you a character that was appropriately/fittingly introduced in the silver age of comics back in 1966...Silver Surfer!!! Kirby came up with the design and when he introduced him to Stan Lee in the middle of the story of Galactus devouring worlds and approaching earth, Stan thought Kirby had gone too far with this nut on a flying surfboard. When he asked Kirby about it Kirby explained that he was tired of drawing spaceships, and that Galactus should have some sort of herald. Lee took to the characters noble attitude turning on his master to help earth, and began to develop the character further.

His costume hasn't changed much over the years but there have been many different interpretations of him and he has had different...feels to him. I really like the build and articulation of the new Superior Spidey mold and it think it is perfect for Silver Surfer, especially this era. I sanded down the pelvis to give him that silly underwear thing Kirby drew on him, but I guess that's kind of what they surfed in back in the 60s so it is kind of fitting for the era. Entire recipe as follows

Base:Superior Spiderman with smoothed pelvis and slight wrinkles sculpted on sides for undies
hands set 1: Toybiz silver surfer on Superior spidey wrist pegs
Hands set 2/blasting hands: Superior spidey grip hands painted to look like cosmic energy building
Head 1: Spidey legends movie Electro sanded down
Head 2: Spidey legends movie Electro with blasting eyes painted to look like cosmic energy building
Surfboard: Toybiz Silver Surfer sanded on bottom
Feet have magnets so he can magnetize to the board

Really like the expression the movie Electro gives, it fits the era too, and incedentally looks nothing like Jamie Foxx. Finished him off with a flat clean Silver paint job and slight chrome finish to add a little reflection in the shadows on the figure. Didn't want to go too crazy as to fit the era it was more of just a flat silver Surfer and not the chrome surfer as the past couple decades. Threw a little metallic cosmic energy blue on the alternate head and hands.

Hope you all enjoy you all enjoy this Silver age Silver Surfer that's always silver for this Silver Age contest in hopes to take at least the silver medal. Haha jk Until next time friends...

PS. Third pic is for grins, a little old school surf trick that started in the Silver Age too. ;)


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User Comments
MrBenibo - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The use of the old ML Surfer's hands on the new pegs is genius. I've been trying to figure out how to give my superior spidey open hands for a while now; thanks for the tip!
TheJ0aker - Monday, March 31, 2014
Consider this recipe jacked!

I love it. Electro's head is inspired. It's funny I'm sitting here wanting to do a surfer with the original ML figure and board, and I have the electro heads because I'm using the body for another custom. Time to grab a superior spidey I guess
NeCrollector - Thursday, February 13, 2014
Congratulations on the win, bro!!!
Toycooker - Monday, February 10, 2014
Wow, thank you everyone for the comments and votes! I am honored to compete amongst such great artists and friends. It's always a pleasure. I am stoked on this guy getting the gold!
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Congratulations!!! Truly a Masterpiece , and Silver takes the Gold !!!
1andonly5711 - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Congrets on the win dude
Banner/HULK Inc. - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Congratulations on your GOLD Surfer! My own Surfer just couldn't catch up, haha. Great Silver Surfer, well deserved win.
VicVeinz - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Congrats TC on your first gold...you been hitting these contests hard..great work bro!!
Patraw - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Congrats, the Silver Surfer takes the top spot in the Silver Age contest, what could be more appropriate than that?
Voting ends for the Silver Age Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Cloud Strife - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Aces!
massprime - Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Sweet!
Hilltop Creations - Monday, February 3, 2014
NeCrollector - Sunday, February 2, 2014
TUBULAR, dude! This is one fantastic Silver Surfer!
WayneTech Customs - Sunday, February 2, 2014
I love the look, Silver Surfer is awesome
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, February 2, 2014
Sharp, slick and perfect body type for the Surfer!!
VicVeinz - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Great job overall and you on point with Surfer's posing dude
Toycooker - Monday, February 10, 2014
Haha, thanks man, I should be, I've been surfing for 13 years.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Amazingly articulated (and expensive , they're all parts of brand new figures) , but the end result is Breathtakingly Cool!! , great work man , specially the paintjob , WOW !!!
Bacchus - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sweet Surfer!
Patraw - Saturday, February 1, 2014
Excellent Silver Surfer! I like that you went to the trouble of giving him an alternate head and hands, as that give SS some added pizzazz and breaks up the monochrome color scheme.
Voting begins for the Silver Age Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Saturday, February 1, 2014
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