Hey, look, a comic strip!
Okay, we appear to be back up and running. Thanks to all for the patience.
I have recently acquired several large Batmen.
That’s right. Batmen.
With the recent (-ish) wave of big superhero films, Wal*Mart had a few exclusive large action figures. The first, I believe, was a 30 inch tall Spider-Man that came out with the second Spidey film. Then came a 26 inch Thing with the Fantastic Four film, and about the same time, a 30 inch Batman, courtesy of Batman Begins. I own each of these.
(On a side note, with The Dark Knight, another 30 inch Batman was released, but it was a Toys R Us exclusive… and, yes, I have it.)
About a year ago, I managed to secure a second Spider-Man at a great price. My intention is to customize it, and make it into the black costumed Spidey from the atrocious third film. Hey, the film stunk, but the costume was pretty cool!
The major issue is that it won’t be a simple repaint. I mean, I could do that, and may end up just doing that, but I’d really like to change the spider-emblems to match the black version of the costume. And, yes, in case you didn’t notice, the spiders changed with the black costume. And, yes, I’m probably the only person that would care.
Well, I haven’t done anything with it yet, because I’m kinda nervous about the destruction that could happen as I try to modify this massive figure.
Over the last month, and by no real intention (other than getting a good deal), I have purchased three of the Batman Begins 30 inch figures. (I didn’t intend to buy three… I thought for sure I would be outbid for at least one… but I wasn’t… so, yeah, three.)
I have decided that these will be my first modification projects, to help ease me into it.
The first project is simple – just a repaint. I’m going to take one of the figures and just paint a gray costume onto it. It will just be a version of the modern comic costume (with the armorish look). It should be straightforward and relatively simple.
The next project? I’m going to go for a more traditional blue/gray Batman. This will involve more painting, some sewing (to make a new blue cape), and a little sanding and molding. The sanding and molding will be for the bat-emblem, changing it from the solid, stark bat, to the bat symbol with the yellow oval around it.
The last project? I’m still debating a bit, but I’m leaning toward turning one of these guys into Space Ghost. But that is a ways off, for now.
Any other suggestions? Feel free to let me know.
I’ll see you all on Thursday!