Ever since Marvel’s Spider-Man & Friends line showed us how cute superheroes and villains could be, we’ve been itching for DC to follow suit… But while we can’t wait to see the inevitable cute Superman and Batman, we had some ideas of our own that probably won’t make the cut…

– Jed Resnik, ToyFare Magazine

For my next contribution to ToyFare’s WISH LIST action figure feature, I was asked to mess with the kids a bit by making some “mildly inappropriate preschool-styled DC customs!

I began the Power Girl custom by tracking down a Spider-Man & Friends Captain America figure. Sure, the gender was wrong, but the gloves, boots, and smile were perfect for her. I used rubber bands to start the shape of most of the costume details, the edges of which were eventually softened using Magic Sculpt. Magic Sculpt was used for the hair as well. I forget which figure I took the cape from, but it was definitely an older Superman figure I had picked up awhile back. Finally, the cape details were crafted from scraps of material I had lying about.

This was such a fun project for me, obviously. It was such a random assignment, and it was a lot of fun working on Constantine, the Joker and Power Girl all at once. Plus, check out the killer spread that ToyFare ran on the pieces. I really love how they looked in print.

Created Spring 2006

Featured in TOYFARE MAGAZINE, Issue #110, October 2006


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