So, in 1997-1999, Yes! Toys released Fistful of Aliens. It was a toyline consisting of three "races" of 1" figures, color-coded in red, green and blue. The link provided above will give you a more complete rundown on the entire line. This post is dedicated to one of the figures in particular: Dr. Dark.
Dr. Dark was part of the "Shadows" subset of boss characters; none of the Shadows were ever actually release, or to my knowledge, produced.
(FOA figures next to MUSCLE, for size comparison)
I took three cracks at Dr. Dark, and the first two (the bottom two pictured) were way too big.
There were other elements of them that I wasn't all that hot on, such as how one of them looks a lot like Man-Thing from Marvel comics... Haha
Nothing against Man-Thing, but that wasn't quite what I was going for.
Finally, I got the size of the armature right! He's the right scale for the FOA figures, and I feel like he's a lot closer to the target than the previous two attempts.
Here he is, with original FOA figures. Right scale, although I am not entirely sure that he will be the final sculpt I go with. I am working on a fourth take, in Aves Apoxy. I'll probably put them up side by side, for a vote here on the blog. I'll let you FOA fans decide which one cuts the mustard.
Let me know what you guys think. The plan is, to take the finished piece and mold/cast him. I want to make sure that he hits the mark, not just with me, but those who felt left out when Yes! Toys went under. I know I am not the only one that was bummed out that Dr. Dark never made his way into my collection!
Time to go minions...
It's been fun though, right?