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CustomCon is a fictional toy show, showcasing the work of action figure customizers. You won’t find these toys in your local toy store – at least not right away. I’ve heard from several toy makers that they often get inspiration from customs. So you never know! (Check out previous CustomCons and see for yourself.)
There’s nearly 60 items on sale, from toy makers like Funko, Diamond Select Toys, Bif Bang Pow!, Underground Toys, Diamond Select Toys, and even Mattel (who hasn’t sold exclusives through Entertainment Earth, as far as I can recall.)
Here’s some deals for DC Universe Classics customizers:
Batman Legacy Catwoman Collector Figure – $9.88 – this classic Catwoman from the Batman Legacy line was a highly sought after version of Selina Kyle but ultimately peg-warmed – she’s got a nice blank body, high-heeled boots, skirt, and a cape
DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Artemis Figure – $9.28 – the 6-inch Young Justice line tanked at retail – the show getting canceled didn’t help, but the $20+ price point was the clincher – Artemis comes with a mostly blank body with the exception of some buckled boots, but as a deluxe figure she also has a compound bow, quiver, and arrows
DC Universe Young Justice 6″ Aqualad Figure – $8.33 – accompanying Artemis is Aqualad from the deluxe Young Justice line, also discounted deeply – another blank body aside from the Aqua-buckle and fins on his calves, he comes with a bunch of translucent water accessories and also has some useful bare feet
I Am Your Fodder highlights action figures that are cheap and would make interesting customizing fodder.
The results are in – the Wall Street Journal says, “The annual holiday shop-a-thon drew to a muted close for many retailers, according to preliminary data, reflecting what some experts said was the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession.” While it’s not great news for the economy, it does mean that we should see continued sales to close out the year.
Case in point – Entertainment Earth is touting their Year-End Sale, with discounts up to 90%. I saw DC Universe Classics figures for just over $5 and Young Justice between $11 and $13. In total, they’ve got 112 action figures on sale, and a bunch of stuff in other categories too, for a total of 735 items being put on clearance.