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Edward Scissorhands Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:8067  
Name:Edward Scissorhands
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Edward Scissorhands
Creator:solitaire  
Date Added:June 15, 2008
Base Figure:Gentle Giant Willy Wonka
Height:12.00 inches
This one nearly killed me. This was more a case of me seeing the base figure in the store and thinking "wow...I could make that into..." than me having the figure idea and seeking out the materials. I suppose that reverse engineering is the basic tool of all customizers, however, the innate ability to see something and automatically not just see it for what it is, but what it could be. The base body was a Gentle Giant Willy Wonka, as it has a dead on blank expression Johnny Depp headsculpt and a rail thin body. I then added a custom sewn outfit made from a metallic sheened felt that had reptile type patterns pressed into it. I thought it looked just as good as leather or pleather, and made the leather straps and such really pop in comparison. I then took a mezco Edward and carefully cut off all the details with an exacto knife, removed the sculpted hair and the hands. I added the hands and put the hair on the wonka head (the mezco head seemed too deformed, and not real enough) which I scarred lightly with epoxy and painted light cream with purple highlights. I then glued the removed details with hot glue and lock-tite and finally added some g.I. joe cavalry boots from a 12" spirit ironknife figure (they have spur straps molded on, which resemble the characters boots, and are a bit too long for 12" scale, which also looked perfect. This quickly became one of my favorite pieces and is a big attention getter.


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solitaire - Monday, June 16, 2008
Thanks for all the great feedback, it seriously means a lot and is something I can show my friends who accuse me of playing with dolls
Chaos Zero - Monday, June 16, 2008
Very, very cool! I hope to see a lot of non-marvel/DC customs from you.
rpetras - Monday, June 16, 2008
I'm not big on 12" figures, but this one really blew me away!
Great work on the sculpting, but the outfit here is just amazing!!!!
Nice work all around!!!
solitaire - Monday, June 16, 2008
Thank you kindly
Esbat - Monday, June 16, 2008
Brilliant work!
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