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Nightwing Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:59388  
Name:Nightwing
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman - Movie Style
Creator:Mr-X  
Date Added:March 17, 2014
Base Figure:Various
Height:12.00 inches
Completion Time:10.00 hours
Articulation:26 points
This one was actually a spur of the moment idea, although I think it panned out well. I wanted to make a version of Nightwing as he might appear in a Nolan-verse Batman film. One of the things I really wanted to do though was differentiate on his look from that of Batman’s. On one hand, there was the Bat suit, which as we all saw, was very armored looking and menacing. Nolan took the suit from the more fantasy driven, all powerful cloth appearance that was more than meets the eye, and made it into a more realistic suit. That’s what I wanted to do with the design for Nightwing.

Although others might disagree with me, I don’t think Blake would have donned the Bat suit had the Nolan story continued, at least not as it was worn as Batman. I like to think that he would have personalized it more for his own fight on crime. I tried to combine this thought with what we know about Dick Grayson to get a good effect. Obviously, he’s still wearing armor, and a fair amount of it, but not as much as Bruce. Blake wasn’t trained for years in different martial arts and so he wouldn’t use as much of a direct approach in combat situations, and we all know Grayson’s fighting style was more speed, acrobatics and finesse. As such, for this Nightwing, I pictured him more as a quick fighter who would trade the heavy armor in favor of speed, really only protecting his more vital areas.
As you can see, the overall design kept that Nolan-ish look, but gave it more a real world, tactical impression, which is what I was hoping to achieve.

Recipe:
Main body, head and undershirt- Hot Toys figure
Arms, pants, boots and armor vest: GI Joe Movie Ripcord
Escrima sticks: Evangelion tonfas


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Palanmacar - Sunday, March 23, 2014
This is AMAZING!
NeCrollector - Thursday, March 20, 2014
Love the design! Totally cool!
Automatauntaun - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
nice work
Mr-X - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thanks!
HeartBreakCustoms - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I only got one thing to say man ....#Beastmode
Mr-X - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Thanks Kid!
JeddTheJedi - Monday, March 17, 2014
Solid Nightwing here! Really sharp, and I certainly wouldn't mind it if a live-action version with this look came to fruition!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks, I'm hoping we get a movie...or show...or something one day...haha
The Watcher - Monday, March 17, 2014
Looks really cool!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thank you!
mmdiego - Monday, March 17, 2014
oh wow I like his retro suit, like you said its more realistic than some zip up spandex lol anyways gret job painting and creating him
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks!

I understand the spandex is laced with kevlar or some other miracle durable material, but in the real world, I can't imagine a serious superhero actually stopping crime in it
ManyMack Creationz - Monday, March 17, 2014
This is hot!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks for the feedback!
Hilltop Creations - Monday, March 17, 2014
Stand up and clap!!!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thank you!
Nsp - Monday, March 17, 2014
kewl nightwing
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Bacchus - Monday, March 17, 2014
Awesome Nightwing concept!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thank you
Blain3 - Monday, March 17, 2014
Amazing concept!
Mr-X - Monday, March 17, 2014
Thanks!
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