12″ Of Steel…

With the availability of Christopher Reeve’s likeness finally available to toy companies and in great anticipation of Hot Toys revealing their take on The Real Man Of Steel, shown above is the greatest representation to date of Reeve in action figure form. Totally handmade using cast parts from various 1/6 action figures topped with an all-original headsculpt, US artist Kristopher Meadows first submitted his prototype (pictured top) for a custom figure competition in the pages of Tomart’s Action Figure Digest in the mid-nineties. Based on euphoric fan reaction Kris then produced a VERY limited run for a few lucky collectors. From the screen-accurate costume fabric to the real leather boots, this custom has a quality unsurpassed by many of today’s offerings having been produced by a passionate fan with considerable care and attention. Christopher Reeve himself endorsed the artist later in the years before his passing by having one of Meadows portraits hanging from the wall of his office…