Commemorative Custom…

With the licence for Christopher Reeve’s likeness finally available to toy companies and in great anticipation of Hot Toys reveal of the long-awaited tribute to the classic Superman Movies, shown above is the greatest action figure representation to date. Totally handmade using cast parts from various 1/6 figure bodies 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 would endorse the artist in the years before his passing by having one of Meadows portraits hanging from the wall of his office…

 

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