Thursday, September 17, 2015

Dream Team: League of Sextilian Gentleman!

If I was going to create a 1:6-scale dream team, it would have to include the following:
  • (Millennial) Action Man/Natalie
  • (Millennial) Max Steel
  • Mike Power, the Atomic Man
  • Bullet Man
  • Capt. Action and associates (any era)
  • Mr. Action
  • Dyna-Man/Dyna-Girl
Did I miss anybody?

Sunday, June 1, 2014

HISHE: Captain America...

TUTORIAL: Saving Joe's Neck

Items needed:
  • A file
  • A nylon bushing (Mine had a .312" outer diameter)
    [Hint: bring the head with you to the hardware store for best fit.]
  • Silicone adhesive sealant
  • Plastic Repair Epoxy [I used that from Ace Hardware]

A Classic Collection GI Joe body with a broken neck knob.

Capt. Action Backstory...?

Who is Captain Action ?
A fan fiction proposal

He is hard to define, in universe. I see his alternative heroic identities as roles he has played/plays,* perhaps as stuntman [Miles Drake?] in his secret identity. His real hero identity would be his default costume, using:

  • his stunt skills (a la The Fall Guy & Gymkata), including driving & piloting skills, parkour, human fly skills,** funambulism, etc. (for starters),
  • special effects techniques (a la the movie F/X),
  • make-up/master-of-disguise skills (beyond superheroes, a la Batman & Lone Ranger),
  • other theatrical techniques & devices (Batman's tackle comes to mind).

*In costume, he could even make promotional appearances and at comicons [as Drake], even using his (non-powered) props as weapons, like Thor's hammer or Capt. America's shield...

**His human fly skills would be great for Spiderman promotionals (and possibly how he got the gig in the first place)...

TUTORIAL: Classic Collection Knee Repair

When I break or lose the plastic pin assembly in the knee joint of a Classic Collection GI Joe, I have found that a piece of hardware called a binding post (sometimes called a sex bolt) to be a workable substitute.