The First Appearance Ra’s Al Ghul custom is actually the result of yet another happy accident. I had purchased a Yu Yu Hakusho Ghost Files Sakyo figure awhile back fully intending to create a Bruce Wayne figure. Unfortunately, Sakyo felt a bit too stiff to pass for Bruce, so I set the figure aside in hopes another idea would strike me. It wasn’t long before it dawned on me that the stiff posture of Sakyo actually closely resembled that of Will Eisner’s the Spirit! After realizing this, it seems I found half a dozen uses for the figure, and yet none are to be found any more! Oh well, that’s how it goes sometimes.

For the most part, the Ra’s Al Ghul custom is not much more than a headswap. I patched the seams on the Sakyo figure with Magic Sculpt and added a casting of a DC Direct Green Lantern Corps. Ganthet head. The cloak is reworked from a Hal Jordon Spectre. Flexible wire was added to the liner of the cape to help it hold its shape. Not bad, eh? I’m kind of glad I hung onto those cloaks after all these years!

After putting off a classic Neal Adams Ra’s Al Ghul for years, it’s nice to finally have the ‘definitive’ version on my shelf. Maybe now it’s time to update my Talia custom…

Created Spring 2005


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