Rest In Peace Dale and Total Toyz

Rest In Peace Dale and Total Toyz

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.

Dale’s attention to detail in his custom figures was amazing.  He had a gift for being able to look at a comic book page from 1967 and bring that character to life, just as he appeared on the page.  His figures were unlike any other I have ever, or will ever own.

Dale’s memory will live on in my collection and in the collection of so many others that were able to pick up his outstanding custom figures.  I will always treasure each figure from my first (Yondu), to the last, The In-Betweener.

MUReview will miss you Dale, all of your friends in comic and figure groups will miss you, and I will miss you.  Rest in peace old friend.

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for February 22, 2016

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for February 22, 2016

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3D Man

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!

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Dreadknight

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!

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Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for February 19, 2016

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for February 19, 2016

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Miss America

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!

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Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for January 18, 2016

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for January 18, 2016

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Clea

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!

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Rama Tut

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!

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The Beetle

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)!

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Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for January 4, 2016

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for January 4, 2016

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The Purple Man

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!

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The Whizzer

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!

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Vanguard

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!

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Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for December 28, 2015

Custom Spotlight: Totaltoyz Custom Releases for December 28, 2015

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Nightshade

NIGHTSHADE Child of a human father and an exiled princess from the extra-dimensional Land of Nightshades, Even Eden was born with the power to change into a semi-substantial shadow being! As Nightshade, she used this power as a government agent, battling evil both alone and as a frequent partner of Captain Atom! In the 1960s, Nightshade was created and owned by Charlton Comics. When DC Comics purchased Charlton’s heroes in the 1980s, Nightshade became a member of the Suicide Squad!

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Mentallo

MENTALLO Created in 1966 by the legendary comics team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! A telepath of minor skill, Marvin Flumm was recruited by the Agents of SHIELD for their fledgling ESP Division; but he used stolen SHIELD technology to boost his powers and become the super-villain Mentallo! Throughout his career, Mentallo’s opponents in the Marvel Universe have been many; including Nick Fury and the Agents of SHIELD, Captain America, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Deathlok, the Micronauts, Spider-Man, Professor X, and Hawkeye!

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Human Fly

THE HUMAN FLY First appearing in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #10, 1976, the Human Fly (sometimes simply called the Fly) was given the proportionate powers and abilities of a fly; giving him nearly every power possessed by the spectacular Spider-Man, and a couple Spidey didn’t have! While he also fought Spider-Woman and Moon Knight, the Human Fly’s principal nemesis was Spider-Man, until he was cut down by the Scourge of the Underworld!

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