Idea: Commander Keen action figure custom

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Idea: Commander Keen action figure custom

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I've been kicking around the thought of making a custom Commander Keen action figure, but finding a good base figure to customize was a major problem.

I THINK I may have found a good one: a super-poseable Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings toyline. I'd have to do some major sanding to eliminate the wrinkled look on the shirt sleeves, as well as the collar and buttons on the shirt, but with some sculpting and repainting, I could easily turn Frodo into Keen.

Any other ideas on custom Keen figures?
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It's hard to think of any short childlike action figures that also have good mobility. Closest I could find was Shaggy from scooby doo, but the arms might be too long.
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Post by DukeNukem 2417 »

The Frodo figure in question:

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Again, with sculpey and paint (and sanding), I could PROBABLY get it to look like Keen; the reason I chose this as a base is because it's close to DC Universe Classics and Marvel Legends in scale (i.e., it looks child-sized standing next to DCUC/ML figures).
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It wouldn't take much to make those look like jeans, too.
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Post by DukeNukem 2417 »

I could even do multiple versions of Keen if I got more than one Frodo:

"Goodbye Galaxy" Keen w/Neural Stunner
Scuba-Gear Keen w/harpoon (yes, it will be waterproofed)
"Isis II" Keen w/Zeffer 9000, Pulser, Solarizer, Blowgun and Plutezarp
"Keen Dreams" Keen (complete with fuzzy slippers)
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Are you making a helmet out of Frodo's hair, or from a separate piece?

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guynietoren wrote:Are you making a helmet out of Frodo's hair, or from a separate piece?
Probably a separate piece. Also, I may use Sculpey or Ave's Sculpt to alter the face; Frodo looks too.....Frodo-ish for my tastes.
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blimey i haven't been on here in ages :) just gsaw this and thot i'd comment that i have in fact been working on my own keen toy. not sure why to be honest. but it's using an anakin skywalker figure from star wars episode 1. it's got everything except the pogo stick which as you can guess is real hard to find
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Mr. 314 wrote:which as you can guess is real hard to find
Why not make your own?
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with what pray tell?

and frodo looks scary, if he was keen then it's little wonder a bunch of alien nasties want him dead :mortlol
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Mr. 314 wrote:with what pray tell?
Seriously? You've never been in a craft or hardware store that sells thin dowel or narrow plastic/metal tubing?
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no actually :o that's a really good idea, not sure why i didn't think of that before
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Post by A Kick in the Pants »

A custom Keen figure would be pretty awesome...but it sounds time consuming. I don't know of many figures that could be Keenified; Frodo is probably the most Keen-like and easiest figure for this. Sure, a non-Keen action figure can be modified into a Keen figure, but I think there should be official Keen figures as well. There are official Duke Nukem action figures, so why not official Keen action figures? :dead But anyway, at least modification is kind of a solution to the "no Keen action figures". XD Excellent idea on the figures. :)

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Post by DukeNukem 2417 »

I think I may end up not using Frodo for the Keen custom, 'cause I've found an even better base:

http://www.oafe.net/yo/ij4mw.php

Now if I could just find a good figure with a football helmet that'll fit him....
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