Hey, Cassidy! Yurble!
New 52 Earth 2 Flash Custom Action Figure by Draubner
Came across this guy on eBay a few days ago and man am I impressed. I contacted the seller and customizer, Draubner and asked him a few questions about himself and the figure.
Draubner is based out of the Philippines and has been working on custom action figures for about 3 years now. However he isn’t a huge comic book fan; he just likes working with visually interesting characters and bringing them to life. When he comes across something he likes he researches the character back and forth and uses this knowledge to really bring out the personality and details.
I have to say that he did a damn good job using that knowledge in this case. Figure was obviously made from Mattel’s DC Universe Classics base with some Flashy additions from the Flash figure but a lot of new sculpting such as the gauntlets, boots, zippers, and helmet! The paint job is also super clean and the colors chosen pop like no other.
The figure is currently at $260 on eBay with about 10 hours to go. Way too rich for my blood but if I had the money I would drop it in a heartbeat. Excellent custom. You can see and bid on the custom, HERE.
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Holy mother of GOD I want it.
[Flash v2 145]
Ugh I love love love this splash shot, because it so clearly shows the personalities of each runner. Wally’s leaping towards the future, fist extended, ready to punch the hell out of their problem. Max is also leaping forward, but he’s got his fists at his sides; ready if he needs them, but not so eager to beat up the bad guy. Jay is launching himself at the enemy, who’d best do his pants-wetting before he gets there, gosh darnit. Jesse has her game face on, and is clearly flying rather than running, she’s faster that way. Bart’s tripping over his feet a bit, but you know he’s still going to be the first one there, and the last one to leave.
Hi Flash fam feels, I wasn’t expecting you.
That time when Barry and Jay were defeated by glitter
See Kurt? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU KE$HA!
I’M CRY :’)
Wally, hey Wally - remember how Alan and Jay once tried to claim they were was cool and awesome as us? Ahahah. Old people.
WALLY YOUR EYEBROWS
Reblog if you at all consider yourself a fan of The Flash (comics).
The Flash #161
Oh Mrs. Garrick, oooh~
Mrs. Garrick, I believe you are trying to seduce me.
Bart: Haha! See what I did there with the “run”?
Bart, god dammit.
God dammit I want to hug you I love you so much
(ps has anyone got a DL link to the Justice League: Sins of Youth comic? I need one of the panels in there and i can’t find it x A x)
FLASH FAM FEELS
(( ALL ABOARD THE HUG TRAIN, IT DON’T MAKE NO STOPS ))
BART YOU ARE TINY
I love how all the dudes have the same WHAT IS THIS TINY CHILD DOING pose when Bart hugs them. That’s just great.
Can we just have an episode of Bart running around hugging people? Just an entire episode of that.
We’ll call it, “Bart hugs Earth-16”
If anyone deserves a Barry hug, it’s Bart.
Bart deserves all the hugs.
Everyone should just line up and hug Bart okay.
And it’s a legitimate one, too.
The reason Kyle and Wally were no longer the stars of their respective Green Lantern and Flash books was because DC said that they wanted to return those books to the most ‘iconic’ people to hold the name, namely, Hal and Barry. Which is also the reason that our Atom is Ray and not Ryan or Al, but that’s another story for another time.
No, DC. We don’t play like that.
If Hal is your iconic Green Lantern, and you’re making an iconic character gay, and the new gay character is a Green Lantern, then Hal is now gay.
You can’t say that Alan and Jay, who held the names first, or Kyle and Wally, who had more interesting stories/held the name longer, are not iconic, then flip your statement to have iconic mean what you want it to mean. In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya,
This is not how the world works, DC. Get your crap together.
So, I just received confirmation that my DC Universe Signature Collection Jay Garrick just shipped from Mattycollector.com! So until the figure arrives in the mail I’m going to be highlighting a couple or so different Flash figures every day.
First up one of my favorites, DC Direct’s Elseworlds Series 4: JSA Liberty Files Flash!
Actually in story Jay Garrick uses the codename, ‘Mercury’ and is a United States government operative working undercover in Russia when he is called in by ‘The Bat’ to stop a Superman gone rogue! Liberty Files was initially a two-part story released originally back in 2000 and written by Dan Jolley and Tony Harris with Harris also pencilling the interiors. Jay appeared in the second part titled, The Unholy Three.
I think this suit is almost perfect with the only thing I would add being a pair of aviator goggles; the uniform just screams for them. Despite that the simple two color scheme comes across well. In story the utility belt included a two way radio and the pouches were filled with things like ball bearings, which in the hands of a speedster are especially lethal. I like the additional detail of adding the chin strap despite the fact that he is not using it for some reason. In any case I think the suit design is a winner; hats off to writer/penciller, Tony Harris who I’m assuming is at least partially responsible.
Now, as far as the figure itself, DC Direct is known for it’s limited articulation and statue-like action figures and this one is no exception. It features what would appear to be 10 points of articulation but their range of motion is so limited that they might as well not even exist. The paint however is pretty top-notch and while it isn’t super-detailed, it gets the job done. The best work is seen in the face sculpt and paint job; they do an especially good job here. The helmet is not removable.
Thanks for reading, check back for more Jay Garrick action figure pics over the next couple of days.
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I have this figure too and I just…he looks like Alfred dressed as the Flash, okay? First time I saw him, I was like, “FLASH!ALFRED, MUST OWN.” And then I read the comic he came out of and my excitement deflated a little, because Alfred would make a really good member of the Flash Family.
So, remember when I threatened to write a bit of AU where Owen, Axel, and Evan were totally Rogues at the same time as their counterparts?
I did it, and I set it in the YJ-verse.
Title: Untitled (just calling it YJ Rogues for now)
Characters: Wally West, Barry Allen, Jay Garrick, Evan McCulloch, Axel Walker, Owen Harkness, Len Snart
Warnings: The end notes I pulled from texts I sent a friend while writing this may give you intense feels.