It’s hard to make sense of how Mattel marketed Masters of the Universe Classics with respect to its earlier 200X toys. At first, they catered to 200X fans by including alternate, 200X-inspired heads. Then, they “banned” them, citing both cost concerns and upper management’s dislike of the aesthetics. And finally, with the line nearing its end, they decided to milk 200X by offering the 6-figure 200X sub. Along the way, there’s been missed opportunities, and it’s been up to customizers to fill those gaps.
But if you’re going to spend that kind of cash, why not go for this set of the four Turtles that have been customized to match their actual first movie appearance? Cowabunga! Ends Thursday, June 18 at 4:00PM PST.
It’s a grab bag of sorts for this week’s Border Patrol:
Marvel Legends Thor (female) by Jufri Sukmana: The costume design doesn’t match up with what I’ve seen of the (spoiler) Jane Foster Thor that is currently worthy, but it makes for a striking action figure regardless. This one ends in a couple hours, so be quick if you want to bid. Ends today at 10:54AM PST.
Space Ghost (movie concept) by Nuffsaid: I normally have to ignore most movie designs as being over-engineered for that high-tech look. But if they ever made a Space Ghost movie and this were the costume they used, I’d be pretty pleased with it – it stays pretty true to the classic. Ends Wednesday June 3, at 5:40PM PST.
Marvel Legends Daredevil (Netflix red) by thor333uspb: Marvel recently announced some licensing deals for the Daredevil series on Netflix, but action figures were not among them. That’s not necessarily telling, since I think Hasbro and/or Diamond Select Toys would already be licensees, but thus far neither has revealed any plans. So the customs will keep coming. This one in particular has great sculpted details for the armor. Ends Saturday, June 6, at 7:08PM PST.
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!
For this edition of Border Patrol, we’ve got three custom action figures from the kick-ass Netflix Daredevil series:
Marvel Legends Netflix Daredevil (battle-damaged) and Nobu (the Hand) by moomoo1366: This pair of figures are being sold separately but would make a great 2-pack. I’ve seen quite a few black-suited Daredevil customs, but this is the first with battle-damage. Fitting, because it’s Nobu from the Hand who messed him up. Daredevil ends Wednesday, May 27 at 12:23PM PST. Nobu ends Wednesday, May 27 at 12:16PM PST.
For this edition of Border Patrol, we’re highlighting three iconic Marvel superheroes:
Marvel Legends Captain America by Shinobitron: This may be a simple kitbash using parts from the original Toy Biz Captain America with a more recent Cap re-release from Hasbro, but the clean paint job makes it exceptional. I am usually not a fan of that Hasbro body without the vest (see the original ML Drax) but with the Toy Biz head and gloves, it works well proportionally. Ends Sunday, May 24 at 7:57PM PST.