Happy Meal: The Robin Mobile

McDonald’s currently has a line of super hero-themed Hot Wheel cars.  I’ve picked up a few Happy Meal Batmobiles in the past because they are great props for so many different toy lines. Now it was Robin’s turn. This set featured a Robin car with a special ability: it has a special wheel that lets it go forward, backwards, and turn.

It fits nicely with both Fighter Pods and Heroclix.

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Heroclix Custom: The Condiment King

Yes.  The Condiment King.  This is an actual DC Character.  Really.

When I saw that the new World’s Finest Heroclix set actually has a Condiment King clix, I decided to post the custom I made years ago.

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To call The Condiment King a D-list Batman villain would be kind.  Whereas most of Batman’s villains are fixated on jokes, riddles, cats, or even waterless fowl, this guy fixated on condiments.  Really.

One of my favorite comics is Birds of Prey #37.    In it, Robin, Blue Beetle, and Black Canary are rounding up The Condiment King, the last of villains who had been infected by the Joker Toxin (see The Joker: The Last Laugh storyline). Without giving away the story, the issue features some great character interactions as well as an interesting take on Batman’s rogues.  And most of all, it’s just plain fun.  Thanks to writer Chuck Dixon!

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The Condiment King was made from a Pyro clix with the gun and belt pouches from a HDC Trooper.

Heroclix: Agents of SHIELD

I love the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D show.  It has great characters, action, adventure, drama, and humor.  And its just plain fun.  So when Heroclix made the characters (okay, they are technically the comic characters based on the TV show characters), I had to pick them up.  I found them online for less than a buck each.

Back row: Agent Ward, Skye, Simmons, and Fitz
Front Row: Agent May and Agent Coulson (from first Avengers movie set)

Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD

Heroclix: The Winter Captain

I was looking for the last few Avengers Age of Ultron Heroclix I needed but got another Captain America instead.  In the comics, after the Civil War storyline, Bucky stopped being the Winter Soldier and became the new Captain America.  Since the movie version of Civil War comes out next year, I decided to make a movie version of the Bucky as Captain America.

Bucky Barnes as Captain America

Bucky Barnes as Captain America

Captain America and the Avengers

Captain America and the Avengers

The movie version and the comic book version

The movie version and the comic book version

I used the Avengers 2 Captain America (obviously) with the head from an Avengers 2 Test Subject and the gun hand from an Iron Man 3 Savin.

Figures used to make the Winter Captain

Figures used to make the Winter Captain

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Deathlok

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).

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Deathlok

Deathlok and Agent Coulson

Deathlok and Agent Coulson

Deathlok Then and Now

Deathlok Then and Now