Tuesday, June 28, 2016
New Customs: Nintendo Black Box Figures
Using some vintage GI Joes, a few Kenner Star Wars figures, and some Fisher Price Adventure People, I assembled a lineup of custom Nintendo figures based on some memorable NES black box games. (And yes, I realize the ridiculousness of an Excitebike figure with no bike. That's the joke.)
The Nintendo black box cover art is so iconic, that it was basically begging to be turned into a cardback. It was a little bit of a pain moving the game title to the top of the card (the NES games have it at the bottom), but luckily my mediocre Photoshop skills persevered.
I made a few extras and threw them in the new DbT online store, so grab one before they're gone.
See below for more pics, and scroll to the bottom for the individual breakdown of each figure. I'll likely post individual pics on the DbT Instagram and Facebook pages in the next few days, so make sure you're following.
INDIVIDUAL BREAKDOWN OF EACH FIGURE:
Super Mario Bros.
Head – Star Wars Bespin Guard
Body – Star Wars X-Wing Pilot
Head – GI Joe Wild Bill
Body – GI Joe Headman
GI Joe Snow Job
Fisher Price Adventure People biker
Head – GI Joe Backstop
Body – GI Joe Outback
Arms – GI Joe Chuckles(?)
Legs – GI Joe Quick Kick (with filed down toes)
Head – GI Joe Hawk
Body – GI Joe Bazooka (with number filed down)