Possible Customs from Upcoming Releases

Now that we know most of the releases for the rest of 2009, I started to think about possible customs that could be made from these figures. I’m sure there are more possibilities that I have not even considered, but here is the list I came up with:

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T-800 becomes Dutch from Predator

We have several good Arnold heads to choose from now. Some are battle-damaged, but that’s nothing a dab of paint can’t fix. Pick your favorite head and combine it with parts from the Platoon set. Use a Sharpie to add some face stubble and you are set. You could also make characters from other Arnold movies like Commando and Conan the Barbarian.

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Radioactive Man becomes Radiation Suit Marty McFly

It would not take much work to modify Radiation Man from the upcoming Thunderbolts set. You could make a Doc Brown version as well. And maybe the head under Radioactive Man’s hood will be suitable for a classic Radioactive Man custom?

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SHIELD Soldier becomes Call of Duty Soldier

You could go crazy here and have an army of soldiers all based on the SHIELD Soldier from the upcoming Ultimates wave. A few modifications here and there could produce soldiers from any 20th century war. Pick up a few extra Red Skulls to make into nazi officers. If Call of Duty isn’t your war game of choice, how about the Medal of Honor or Battlefield series? You could also do soldiers from war movies like Saving Private Ryan. This minimate opens up a ton of possibilities.

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Angel becomes Mimic

As soon as I saw the Angel minimate from the upcoming Champions set, this is the minimate I wanted to make. There are several hairpieces that could work well here, and the goggles could be sculpted, or cut from spare pieces. You will definitely see this custom from me some day soon. You could also use the wings to make Icarus or Bird Man.

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Iron Patriot becomes Samus

I mentioned a possible Samus custom being made from a Mark III Iron Man back in October of last year. I never attempted it, and I’m glad I didn’t. The Iron Patriot armor seems much more suited to a Samus custom. This is another custom you can expect to see from me in the next year. 🙂

Are there any other customs you have considered making from upcoming releases?

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8 Responses

  1. SErge says:

    A classic radiation man would look pretty sweet, and Samus would be tricky, but I would love to see the results!

  2. karamazov80 says:

    I was actually looking around for a decent vest for a Dutch yesterday, but didn’t find anything that looked right. In my opinion, the forthcoming Biker T-800 from the pack with Kyle Reese would have the best head. No smirk, and no battle damage.

    • Luke314pi says:

      Yeah you might have to cut a vest from a jacket-style chest piece. And I agree that the upcoming Biker T-800 might be the best choice.

  3. TM2 Dinobot says:

    Arnie as the T800 has too orange of skin IMHO to ever look like a regular mate.

  4. Captain Minimate says:

    Hmmm… nice ideas! I think “Radiation Man” is really “Radioactive Man”

  5. Hellpop says:

    I was going to point that out (about Radioactive Man), but I thought that perhaps Marvel had changed his name so as not to confuse him with the Simpsons character, and I just hadn’t noticed.

  6. Jacob says:

    Wow, I was just wondering what minimate I could use for Samus, you a life saver.