Custom Mister Freeze



So I can say that even though it's not completely finished, I'm pretty proud of this conversation as back when I started to play around with the idea, I didn't think it would actually work. So, why not just buy a Mr. Freeze 1:12 scale or 7 inch figure? Amazingly, there are none unless you're willing to pay hundreds for them and the alternatives at decent prices are... well...

 

DC Collectibles DC Comics Designer Action Figures Series 2: Mr. Freeze Figure by Greg Capullo

 
DIAMOND SELECT TOYS Gotham Select Mr. Freeze

And their expensive competition...

One:12 Collective Mr. Freeze - Deluxe Edition

DC Direct Batman: Arkham City: Mister Freeze Deluxe

I went for the absolute cheapest because if it didn't work out then it wouldn't pain me that much. With the Gotham version I had affordability and my only worries were a bald head and the helmet/dome. So from these two ugly-ass prototype helmets...



 

 I decided to shave the ever loving crap out of him and gave him a gun. It was actually Marvel Legends Superpatriot's arm.

 



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Marvel Select - Magneto by Diamond Select Toys




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Ghostbusters Plasma Series shoot

Hey. Picking up where I left off back in July 2020, I decided to work on some proton streams so that the whole crew could go blast-happy.

 






 

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AZRAEL Batman Amor - McFarlane DC Multiverse

AZRAEL Batman Armor from Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8

This is the second time in my life I've been interested in an Azrael action figure and it's a mighty fine example of Todd McFarlane's incredible trademark sculpting. While not much in the articulation department, as sort of expected, it's still very much fun to pose.

 




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Cable 1:12 Collectible by Mezco

A couple of amazing things happened this year (otherwise filled to the brim with bullshit). 1) I finally have a decent camera to shoot with. And 2) J.G. An awesome friend and co-worker surprised me with two amazing gifts, this being only one of them.


Meet Cable from the 1:12 Collectible line by Mezco, this bad boy comes with a butt-load of accessories and exchangeable hands and that oh-so-sweet light up feature. This isn't a review cause I ain't any good at those so...

 





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Unused Poster for Batman 1989

More than 10 years ago I found a lot of online resources with concept art, storyboards and cut scenes for Batman (1989) and Batman Returns. I was baffled by the fact a lot of AMAZING things were left on the cutting room floor, which brings me to the unused poster below. I have yet to see an official restoration so  having already dabbled in upscaling/restoring with the Nintendo Power NES Batman Video Game, I tried my hand at this.


 

Original file (highest resolution I was able to find):

 


Bonus with added glow and red lips.




Nintendo Power Vol. 8 - Batman The Video Game Poster Restoration - NES, 1989

I had no idea this thing even existed and a decent scan online is pretty non-existent. This amazing piece of art was a four-page poster found in the eight volume of the now defunct Nintendo Power magazine. Archive.org has a full magazine scan but unfortunately no poster is included. Found within a Michael Keaton / Batman 1989 Facebook fan page, and thanks to Devan Gladden I was able to upscale and fix several aspects of the poster, including but not limited to: 

 

  • • Re-doing the logos for Batman, Nintendo Power and its copyright signature 
  • • Colorization as close as possible to other pictures of the poster itself found online 
  • • Removal of creases and distortions 
  • • Smoothing (tried to keep the original details as intact as possible) 
  • • Upscaling for printing


Click for Full-size image. Dimensions: 5128x6000 px, File size: 3.3 MB


 The unedited version:




Beetlejuice (NECA Cult Classics Series 7) & repainted Vanishing Vault (Kenner, 1989)

This was one of my holy grails, but I still hold on and hope someday we'll get an ultimate version of this iconic character.

 For more info on the repainted Vanishing Vault from the original Kenner toy line, click here.




Super Bat Car 360 Tawainese Batmobile Bootleg (custom)

So in my seemingly never-ending quest of finding a Tim Burton Batmobile big enough to house a 1/12 scale figure, the closest I've come to as of yet has been this 1/16 scale bootleg. It's a bootleg because, well...

 





Everyone knows the best way to be a bad-ass vigilante is to advertise "New", "Fashion" and "Super Bat Car" decals.
 

In case it wasn't obvious, the decals, the orange-colored front windows, chrome side gadgets and rear lights, the turbine is white (and oddly shapen), there's a red artifact smack dab in the middle like some sort of siren, missiles are not only where machine guns are supposed to be but they're also white(!) AND the entire thing is lifted from the front. Now this last part has nothing to do with it being a bootleg, but it is a pretty shitty decision in toy design.


This toy's entire shtick was to go round and round while flailing missiles around and trying to be entertaining until its batteries ran out. I saw potential in making it a little bit better. Truth be told, I only had an slight idea of what to do, but much like many custom things I've worked on I didn't have an idea how or where to start. In my ignorance I made the mistake of heating it up too much and ended up warping it some, which would eventually end up giving me issues to no end.

 

Even at the most basic level, I had to at least paint it since removing the decals actually removed the top layer of paint. The fact there was a missing rear light erm... set, pushed me to try my hand at redoing them to be more movie accurate. You can see I filled up various hollow areas.









Since there was already a working light-up mechanism, I decided to use it for the headlights instead.




And here are some shots of the end product, eventually it'll have a sealer but since I've never used a spray one, I'd rather try on something that hasn't been so troublesome in fear of ruining it.