So to kick off 2007, I'm doing a little housekeeping and posting the custom Minimates I did for CustomCon 15 in 2006. Please enjoy the following 15 customs: Bizarro, Black Manta, Brainiac, Captain Cold, Cheetah, Emerald Empress, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Lady Blackhawk, Lex Luthor, Riddler, Scarecrow, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, and Toyman!
My First Gorilla Grodd - Last week I stumbled on something I put together last summer and then promptly forgot about - my first Gorilla Grodd Minimate. Check out my first attempt to customize the infamous gorilla on the updated Gorilla Grodd page - scroll down to the bottom.
Holiday Wolverine - This year I participated in the Minimate Multiverse's Secret Santa gift exchange. As part of my gift, I put together a special holiday-themed Wolverine custom that has only been seen by a handful of people - until now!
Minimate Comic Cover Recreation - Last year on the Minimate Multiverse forum I participated in a Cover Recreation contest. The goal - recreate a comic book cover using Minimates. See the results here.
Let's start Fishnet February with the sexy stage magician - Zatanna! Please, go and enjoy now.
But can you commit crimes while wearing fishnets? These two women say yes! Meet the latest customs - the Riddler's loyal assistants - Echo and Query! See these bad girls as good customs now.
We finish up with the modern Black Canary, daughter of the original Black Canary. She has apparently gotten both fashion advice and crimefighting advice from her mom - go check her out.
To help celebrate, I present my next custom - the original Blue Beetle. His greatest contribution to the modern DC Universe was dying, and therefore becoming the inspiration for Ted Kord to become the next Blue Beetle.
But Doc Ock isn't the only multi-limbed custom up today. I present to you the Six-Armed Spider-Man. What's with the extra arms, Spidey? Jealous of Doc Ock?
So to cheer Hulk up, I'm making a few Hulk-related characters to give him a group to hang out with. I'm starting with an original creation, Composite Hulk-Thing - the embodiment of the longtime feud between the Hulk and the Thing.
Remember: to Hulk, anyone that you can roughhouse with is a friend. Anyone that you can really pound on is a good friend. Bi-Beast may be one of the best friends Hulk has...
No matter how they beat each other up, the Hulk is never going to like the Leader. So you really can't call them friends, but you could call them casual acquaintances. After all, they see each other every month at Doc Samson's Gamma Group Book Club, and they get along fairly well there.
So while it's great to have a She-Hulk Minimate, it would be even better to have some She-Hulk villains for her to beat up. So I present my next custom - Titania, who is the only recurring villain She-Hulk has.
And finally, to celebrate the anniversary of the site, I gave it a new look. Hit your "Refresh" button if you're still seeing a green background.
I also invite you to check out my contribution to CustomCon 18. It's a group of Minimate customs from a comic that I loved - the X-Statix. They're x-tra special.
While you're doing that, I'm going to be posting Cap-related customs all month. First up - Bucky, Cap's first partner, and the standard to all his other sidekicks have been measured.
Our first villain is the Red Guardian, a Soviet agent trained to be better than Captain America. Cap kicked his butt anyway. That that, Communism!
The second villain is an obscure foe that Cap only fought once - Brain Drain, a Nazi scientist who survives as a disembodied brain on top of a powerful robot body. Cap kicked his robot butt anyway. That that, Nazis!
Little-known fact: After John gave up being Cap and became the U.S.Agent, Battlestar tried to stay his partner with the new identity of the 50-Statesman. It didn't catch on.
The Red Skull comes in two different styles for your evil needs. For classic evil, there's the classic Red Skull comes in his old-school green jumpsuit, wielding the Cosmic Cube. For a more formal Red Skull, check out the uniformed Red Skull, dressed in his finest "evil general" outfit. Please enjoy, and check back next year when the Spring Red Skull styles are in stock. We expect the "Beachwear Red Skull" to be very popular.
Are there more mutants on the way? Maybe...
This week's featured mutant custom is Havok, trusted member of the X-Men and brother to Cyclops. Havok is getting released is wave 20 of the Marvel Minimates next year, so now's a great time to post this custom I made before I found out we were getting him. Please enjoy.
This week's featured mutant custom is mohawk Storm. It's like the regular Storm, but with a new haircut. Check it out.
And so I present to you Santa Doom, part of my gift in this year's Minimate Multiverse Secret Santa. It's the perfect blend of the cheer and goodwill of the holidays with the ruthless dictatorship style of Doctor Doom. Please enjoy, and check back in 2008 for continuing Mutantapalooza festivities.