Hello my Fellow Realmers! This is the first of two submissions today, which were made for a 'Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' Set. This is the Second Version of "Mastermind: 1st Appearance Version" that I am posting to the Realm.
The recipe for this is the same as the first, but this one features a new 100% Original Headsculpt (and Alternate Head).
As many of you probably know, Mastermind's Mutant Ability is the power of illusion, which he uses on an almost constant basis to make himself look more attractive to the people around him. I find this the most interesting aspect of his character, So this figure comes with a 'Handsome-Masked by Illusion-Head' (Modified Johnny Depp Head) like the original figure posted here and now he also comes with an All new 100% Original Sculpt 'Real -Unmasked-Head'. To me, his new head is his Primary head.
I wanted his new head to capture the way he looked in his first appearance issue, Uncanny X-Men (vol.1) #4. I really wanted to be true to Jack Kirby's illustrations, but to take that image and make it real, the way he would look in real Life.
As a side note, This figures posture (with the new head), the proportions of head-to-body and sort of the "vibe" I hoped to capture a little bit too, was inspired by F. Murray Abraham's portrayal of Antonio Salieri in "Amadeus". I felt a character who used his power to constantly make himself appear better looking to those around him might have some personality traits in common with Mr. Abraham's amazing portrayal of that character/individual.
I hope you all like it!