Firelord and Frankie Raye Nova – Alan Customs

Here we have the second and third of the aforementioned Custom Cosmic Three from Alan (onlinebuyer21).  The two figures in this post were commissioned customs requested by me to Alan.  If you are interested, you can contact him through eBay, or let us know here and we can put you in contact with him, to have your own custom figures created.  Alan has already done a Nova, but was a little hesitant to do a Firelord based on potential degree of difficulty.  Not for nothin’ I think he knocked it out of the park anyway.

Firelord

Packaging

No packaging

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Paint

Firelord is the right color in all the right places.  Nice bright orange with the faded through boots, reg gloves, sharp lines.  The gold / glow face came out great and there is an excellent level of detail in the paint here.

Articulation

This figure was created out of a Johnny Storm figure.  Alan added the neat little flamey bits.

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Character Likeness

Definitely Firelord, the hair could have been a little higher, but I completely understand the limitations of reality.

Accessories

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Alan was kind enough to throw in the flame staff, it looks great, and for that! I am thankful!

Overall

Excellent replication of one of Galactus’ fallen heralds.

Grade

Displayed front and center – Perfect score (5 out of 5)

 

Frankie Raye Nova

Packaging

No packaging.

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Paint

I feel like Alan kinda got a fastball right down the middle with this one.  Nova is solid gold…he did that, and well.  Nice solid coat, even, great job!

Articulation

This Nova was made possible by the Dark Phoenix Jean Grey from the Cyclops / Jean Grey 2-pack.

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Character Likeness

What makes this custom is the hair, and what makes Nova is the hair.  It’s fire, and Alan took something that isn’t solid in reality and made it look great as a solid.  This is Nova! (Frankie Raye)

Accessories

No accessories

Overall

As said…I feel like (but have no actual idea) that this was probably an easy one.  That didn’t mean that Alan would let up though. It’s an excellent custom and I am proud to display Nova amongst my Heralds setup.

Grade

Displayed front and center – Perfect score (5 out of 5)

 


 

Rating System: Each figure will be reviewed under the following categories:
Packaging
Paint
Articulation
Accessories
Character Likeness
Overall: Each figure will then be given an overall grade out of 5 levels:
Displayed front and center – Perfect score
Displayed but more to the side – Second best, nothing wrong with that
Displayed somewhere I might see it – Displayed, it’s good, I like it, not as much as others.
Displayed but buried in the back – Not all that great, but no other options for this figure
Stored* – It’s really not worth displaying. 
*This will be caveat-ed, if the figure is excellent but is being moved out in favor of a better version of the same character, this will be explained.