Hope – Alan Custom

Day two of Custom Week and we have another hit from onlinybuyer21 (Alan).  You can find Hope on eBay for sale with the Phoenix at her back (Phoenix not reviewed here).

Hope

Packaging

No packaging was made for Hope.

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Paint

Figures with hard uniform lines are just not easy to do.  Painting a straight line is a challenge for the most steady hand.  That said, Alan nailed the Yellow lines of hope.  The base coat of Green has a nice gloss to it that makes the figure pop.  We also have excellent leather and plate detail on the shin and fore-arm guards.  I can’t be positive, but I think the figure also has painted read hair, and if I’m right, you can barely even tell, it came out great.  I may be wrong though.

Articulation

I will not be moving Hope, not even a little.

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Character Likeness

Spot on recreation of Hope from the Marvel Universe, Hasbro barely did any better with their official Legends line release.

 

 

 

 

Accessories

Hope comes with a ….shawl.  If you look at the figures and the image above of Hope, you’ll notice a color difference.  The figure is wearing a darker brown but paying attention to the comics, I feel like I’ve seen it both ways.

Overall

Outstanding custom as usual.  Hope was a major hole in my collection, especially now that AvX is in full swing.  I’m glad that I have this to represent her.

Grade

Displayed front and center – Perfect score (5 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.