My boys are extremely interested in my action figure customizing. Both (seven and three years old) see me in my office tearing toys apart from time to time, painting, gluing, and using a Dremel to sand and buff plastic pieces. They want in on the fun. If I were honest and recalled my own childhood, I could definitely see the appeal.
That was the idea around this custom action figure piece. I asked the boys to join me in selecting parts from my bins to put together into a single custom project. We started with an inexpensive Dollar General version of Marvel Universe Spider-Man for the head – those of you that are action figure fans like me know the head is probably the only thing worth salvaging from these figures.
Once the head was selected, we worked our way down through the bins and my sons pulled out items both felt would be useful. I did a rough mock up, unpainted, for them and both were impressed. Then, I broke the figure back down and started painting. The result was this. Combat Assault Spider-Man. Perfect for inclusion in the G.I. Joe universe alongside Snake Eyes and Roadblock!