Monday, July 30, 2012

Custom-made Barnabas figure wins the Internet


Charles Richards onmissed out on the Majestic Studios BARNABAS COLLINS figure that was released a few years ago. The figure routinely sells for more than $100 on Ebay these days, which was more than most people are willing to spend on a toy. So he found an interesting alternative:
I missed out on the Majestic Toys version of the Barnabas Collins action figure several years ago, and most that currently appear on eBay are grossly overpriced. So... I was resigned to not having a sixth scale Barnabas in my collection.... But then a few weeks ago, I saw a custom Barnabas head offered on eBay that looked much better (to me) than the Majestic version (the plain face...not the vampire). I won the auction and within a week, using a spare body, a suit and overcoat set, and shoes I already had, I set out to do my own 1/6 scale version. I removed the sleeves to the overcoat to make the Inverness coat, and sewed the cape portion myself. I also made his cane from a wooden dowel and Sculpty. 

As the owner of the Barnabas Collins figure produced by Majestic, I've got to say his creation is superior to the figure produced by Majestic. It's a terrific likeness and steers away from the habit of merchandisers of always putting Barnabas in a brown suit.What think you?



5 comments:

Sandi McBride said...

Now that he mentions it, the brown suit thing was rather an affront to the dapper Victorian male that was Barnabas Collins.

vderricks said...
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vderricks said...

WOW! This is "Dan Curtis' Trilogy of Terror" creepy!

Alan Anderson said...
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KingAngantyr said...

Ah, so you are the guy who beat me on Ebay! You are pretty luckily, as I have only lost one auction! But I do not mind as I do already have a Majestic version anyway and simply wanted a spare head to make another custom. Glad that I didn't win it now, it is pretty fair that you got it!

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