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The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is back for 2013! This week’s topic of discussion? It’s downright espionage!

Spies! Anything spy related. Choose your show, movie, character, gadget, toy, poster…

I wasn’t quite sure what to go with here. But then I remembered I just recently pieced together a custom Captain Action spy figure, so I thought why not show it off a bit more. This was influenced by the design of Archer, the FX cartoon TV show. Of course it could very well just be a generic Captain Action in spy form, too.

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He was made using the basic Captain Action, along with a turtleneck sweater from a GI Joe. Add in some Joe weapons and Jesse Ventura’s Pants. Put it all together and you have a pretty neat looking spy figure.

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I’m a pretty big fan of the old GI Joe Adventure Team Secret Mission to Spy Island, so this sort of pays tribute to that.

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Jeff has some great new Minimates to show off today and I couldn’t help but highlight them. Puh puh puh puhlease! These are great!

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It’s the curvaceous Jessica Rabbit, with sculpted on curves. Hey we know you can’t have a Jessica without curves! Along with her is the formidable, Judge Doom. I haven’t watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit in years, but between my love of Bob Hoskins and all the great things in that movie, I think it may be time to bust it out and watch again. Jeff’s customs have definitely got me wanting to take a trip back into Toon Town.

Of course, this set is not complete without Roger himself. Jeff did some other great Minimates back in October and we highlighted his work then as well. But now he’s really outdone himself.

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He’s got the whole Roger Rabbit crew in tow. Heck he even found a nice in scale Benny to join in on the fun! I’m always amazed at how people are able to take the Minimate medium and create so many wonderful characters. This is really unique.

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As always, if you know someone who’s made a great custom or have something neat you’d like to share, email me and maybe it’ll get featured here on Custom Creations Corner!

Our buddy Jeff Brzozowski sent along some spooky new Minimates customs he cranked out this October. Starting with everyone’s favorite worm superhero, Earthworm Jim! Jim might seem like an easy custom to make, but the real trick is making that worm head. Jeff once again showcases his ingenuity and ample ability with this one.

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I particularly like the cartoon eyes. But Jeff wasn’t done there. He’s really taking the Minimates medium to new levels with an entire series of Goonies Minimates!

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Donatello the Playboy

Think you’re seeing double? Think again.

April O'Neil Variant

It has come to my attention that Playmates has released a variant of the April O’Neil figure in the new Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles line. The variant is a simple paint variant and I have no idea if this is as a result of a simple factory error or change in material or if this is a “correction” as the first batch of Aprils were slightly off color model.

Which is the real April O'Neil?

The changes are minor, but you’ll notice that in my April O’Neil Review that my April had reddish orange hair and a slightly dark, muted yellow shirt. The newer Aprils that are shipping out have a more brown color hair and a brighter yellow plastic shirt.

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Given that the color of the shirt has changed (and that requires more than just simply swapping paint) I’m going to assume that Playmates felt that the first run of April O’Neil figures were off model. There are several other changes to the figure that seem to confirm that as well.

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MOTUC Mighty Seav-Or

Presenting the newest addition to Masters of the Universe Classics. Inspired by Alan Thicke’s pledge to restore faith in the non-believers…. It’s the MIGHTY SEAV-OR!
The Mighty Seav-Or
Heroic Master of Stay at Home Dad Psychiatry
Real Name: Alanoppenheimer Thicke

In the 2 1/2 Ultimate Battleground, it appeared as though He-Man and all of Eternia was doomed. In the darkest moment of battle through many growing pains, the Mighty Seav-Or appeared to say that they nowhere near the end and that the best was ready to begin. The Masters soon learned that as long as they had each other, they had the whole world sitting right in their hands. Each time He-Man, Gwildor or any of the Masters of the Universe felt down, the Mighty Seav-Or would show his smile again. Eventually he began to use his mystical psychiatry to help reform members of the Horde and sway the disenfranchised enemies of He-Man to swear allegiance to Eternia and to subscribe to the good way of life. This is no time to abandon the universe, but to Master it!

Special thanks to FakeEyes22, Count_Marzo and Cordicon for helping with the concept and bio.

It’s time once again to shine a spotlight on some of the interesting customizers out there in the toy collecting realm. I noticed this on Ebay today and thought it might be of interest to vintage He-Man collectors.

This is not my figure and I don’t know the guy who made it. I just happened to stumble upon it. I guess there’s still a fairly big community of classic Masters of the Universe collectors out there. Vintage MOTU customs seem to be on the rise if my research at He-Man.org tells me anything. This figure is coming from Buenos Aires. Who knew there were hardcore MOTU fans in Argentina?!

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