Marvel Legends 2017 Custom Talon
Right, so, when Darkhawk hit the Marvel Legends line in 2017, I immediately wanted a Talon. For those unfamiliar, Talon is the same exact “android” as Darkhawk, but he has a blue gem and a blue visor. I thought…even I could pull that off as a custom. I was wrong, I can’t, but my wife can! She did a great job on this absurdly simple custom that takes a figure and very easily makes him a different figure. I think my wife did an outstanding job on this custom and I’m really excited to have Talon. Now…I need an even finer point brush and a spare Marvel Universe Darkhawk so I can do the same in 3.75″ scale!read more
It is with a very heavy heart that I bring you this news. An exceptional talent has left this world today. Dale, the mastermind, the creator, The Riddler behind Total Toyz Customs has passed away after a battle with cancer.
Dale was a good friend to MUReview.net and a good friend to me. I stumbled on one of his pieces on eBay so long ago, a custom Yondu action figure. It wasn’t until some time after I bought that figure that Dale and I began our friendship. We spent a good deal of time discussing the history of comics, and I have never met anyone with the incredible depth of encyclopedic knowledge on any subject, let along comic books. Dale would excitedly start teasing me about what new customs he had coming out for the weekend early every week. He’d hit me with absurdly vague questions like, “Ok, this character had a car”. He was always genuinely disappointed, when I invariably, never knew the answer to any of his questions, but he was always excited to try to stump me anyway. Though I never knew the answers to his riddles, I always enjoyed taking blind stabs in the dark and failing miserably.read more
3-D MAN Created in the 1970s by Roy Thomas, the 3-D Man was a superhero active in the 1950s, battling to prevent a Skrull invasion of Earth! In the modern era, the original 3-D Man fought the incredible Hulk and was present at the first Contest of Champions, before passing his mantle on to the current 3-D Man, member of the Agents of Atlas!
DREADKNIGHT Once a talented engineer in the employ of Doctor Doom, Bram Velsing thought himself Doom’s equal; and Doom punished his impertinence by having a metal mask micro-surgically attached to his face. Velsing then armed himself with powerful weapons and became the Dreadknight! He has battled the unlikely team of Iron Man and the Frankenstein Monster; the Black Knight; and the amazing Spider-Man!
MISS AMERICA Created in 1943, Miss America battled enemy spies and saboteurs in the pages of several Timely Comics titles, eventually winning her own self-titled comic and helping found Timely’s only super-team, the All-Winners Squad! In the 1970s, Miss America was retroactively made a member of the Liberty Legion and the Invaders!
CLEA Enchanting sorceress from another dimension! Dr. Strange, Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, first met Clea when he traveled to her home world to battle her uncle, the dread Dormammu! Clea later became his partner, student, and lover, as well as a member of the “non-team” known as the Defenders!
RAMA-TUT The first identity used by the man who would bedevil the Avengers as Kang the Conqueror, the Scarlet Centurion, and Immortus! Created by comics legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Rama-Tut first appeared in the pages of Fantastic Four!
THE BEETLE When his original armored costume was destroyed with ridiculous ease by Iron Man, Abner Jenkins streamlined and improved the design and emerged as the all-new Beetle! In this newer, deadlier armor, he battled the spectacular Spider-Man (both alone and as a member of the Sinister Syndicate), the Avengers (as part of Egghead’s Masters of Evil), and Iron Man (as one of Justin Hammer’s B-Team, alongside Blacklash and Blizzard)!
PURPLE MAN Zebediah Kilgrave, once a master spy, was exposed to an experimental nerve gas that permanently dyed his hair and skin purple and gave him the power to make any who heard his voice obey him! His most frequent opponent has been Daredevil, though he has also battled Hawkeye and the Two-Gun Kid, Spider-Man, Moon Knight, Power Man and Iron Fist; and is currently seen on Marvel’s Netflix original series, Jessica Jones!
THE WHIZZER The fastest man on Earth-712, the Whizzer was a founding member of the Squadron Supreme! As a longtime member of the Squadron, the Whizzer has fought both alongside and against the Avengers on several occasions!
VANGUARD A Russian mutant born with the power to repel any force used against him, Vanguard served as a member of Soviet Russia’s premier super-team, the Soviet Super-Soldiers! Vanguard found himself, at different times, fighting alongside and against many heroes of the West, including Iron Man, the Jack of Hearts, the incredible Hulk, the amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, the Avengers, and the Thing!