It starts with the smooth oozing drip of a brush, paint gliding over slick sculpted flesh, morphing raw plastic into eclectic works of art. Customizing; It is an obsession. It engulfs us like a polychromatic shroud, a silent partner, our hands its only outlet. It has a story, and it must be told.
This is Figure Inque.
For over a decade Figure Realm has been amassing custom submissions from all around the world. While I'd love to dedicate a page to each one speculating on everything from the parts used to the composition of the super glue, a much more sane solution is to focus weekly on a handful of customs that grab my eyeballs and won't let go until I cry out the praise they deserve. More than that, I'll focus on works that contribute something to this hobby, that remind us of exactly why we started customizing in the first place and inspire us to continue. New ideas for parts usage, clever painting techniques, if I see you turn water bottles into a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier you are totally in!
Every Thursday a recent batch of customs will be featured here, covering what I admire about them and even including commentary and tips from the creators themselves when possible.
Newest Figure Inques
Gizmoduck (DuckTales) created by Wutok on May 24, 2018 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on June 10, 2018
As we get older, our priorities change. Pay the bills instead of buying video games, get much needed sleep instead of watching cartoons at 6 in the morning. Yet somehow building robotic armor for crime-fighting ducks will always be at the top of the to-do list....[See More
Mr. Freeze (Marvel Legends) created by Mutation92 on March 10, 2018 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on March 10, 2018
Much like how all those old military-themed comic characters raid Movie Captain America's closet to make cool modern outfits, the techy/robotic characters can rummage through Iron Man's drawers for an upgrade....[See More
Rock Golem (Fantasy) created by powerful_ally on January 31, 2018 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on February 11, 2018
There is nothing more badass than a golem. You can't cut them or burn them, you can't drown them or hurt their feelings. they're indestructible engines of annihilation and I'm always happy to give them more exposure please don't squish me Mr Golem aaahhhhhh!!!...[See More
Catwoman (Total Justice) created by Dollyd81 on February 10, 2018 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on February 11, 2018
Dollyd81 has been pumping out superhero customs for almost 2 years now with consistent quality. They started strong and never let up, producing vintage figures that would most likely have seen official releases had the articulation craze not taken over the action figure community.
(Can we call '90s figures "vintage" yet?)...[See More
Doctor Strange (Marvel Select) created by terd123 on December 23, 2017 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on December 24, 2017
Marvel Select figures are the larger more detailed cousins of the Marvel Legends figs, unfortunately that also means that problems like stiff plastic clothes are magnified as well....[See More
See more of the Newest Figure Inques Blade (Marvel Legends) created by PROFESSOR FREAKAZOID on December 24, 2017 Figure Inque by Henchmen4Hire on December 24, 2017
Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade, these kind of guys are the Green Lanterns of customizing in that you can mash together a bunch of "tactical" body parts, paint them black and usually get a really cool version of them. Of course, there's nothing like giving them a big ass spike-launcher to put them over the top!...[See More