While I was never a big fan of Jason Todd as a Robin, I loved what writer Judd Winnick did with him as the Red Hood. So I had to make a Fighter Pod version.
The Red Hood
The Red Hood is made from a Series 2 Han Solo with the signature knife coming from a Klingon.
The Red Hood and the figures used to make it
In order to count down to the release of Star Wars Episode VII toys, Hasbro released a daily toy calendar. One of my favorite sites, Actionfigureinsider, is posting the images daily. Today is the first day in double digits, and the calendar features Star Wars Fighter Pods!
Star Wars Daily Calendar – Fighter Pod Day!1
The AT-AT set is a great example of why I love Fighter Pods. You get an AT-AT. a snowspeeder, and 16 figures all for 20 bucks. Add a little snow and instant Hoth!
Hoth, Fighter Pod Style
Here’s the link to the original post on ActionFigureInsider.com:
Here’s another addition to the DC Fighter Pods series, Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. As you can probably tell, I am a huge fan of the Batman family and had have them in the Fighter Pod style.
Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
Batgirl was made from a Series 4 Padme with electric tape for the cape.
Batgirl and Series 4 Padme
Fighter Pods, my favorite toy line ever, did Star Wars. They did Star Trek. They did Marvel. They even did Despicable Me (really). But alas, no DC characters. So I had to make my own. And what better character to start with than my favorite, Nightwing. I will be posting more DC characters too.
Nightwing was made from a Series 1 Luke. It’s just a repaint with the lightsaber cut in two and used as escrima sticks.
Nightwing and Series 1 Luke
I usually only buy pop culture Hot Wheels, but I didn’t even realize this was a Fast and Furious car until after I decided to buy it. I haven’t seen any of the Fast and Furious movies; I just like Corvettes.
Fast and Furious Corvette Grand Sport Dragster
Here’s the car out of the package along with another HW Corvette I bought last summer. Only after I watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier did I realize it was a good substitute for the Black Widow’s car in that movie.
Corvette Dragster and substitute Black Widow Corvette
Lastly, here’s the dragster with another famous race car (and one of my favorite Hot Wheels).
Corvette Dragster and another famous race car
One of the first comics I remember reading was Captain America 287 which featured Deathlok. When Deathlok first showed up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, I immediately wanted to make a Heroclix version. The problem was that I didn’t like the design for the character. However, recently, Marvel revealed a new, much cooler look for the live action Deathlok so I set to work. I used the body of the Avengers 2 movie Hydra Soldier and along with the head and hands of Batroc (from the Winter Soldier movie set).
Deathlok and Agent Coulson
Deathlok Then and Now
Oh for more of this line. The reboot movies with the new cast had plenty of characters left for at least two more series. Here’s the unfortunately illl-fated Captain Robau, Captain of the USS Kelvin. He was made from an extra Sulu.
Captain Richard Robau