Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HORROR TOY TUESDAY: Jeepers Creepers "The Creeper" Custom Action Figure

If you have your ear open in the toy collecting universe, you'll hear very many complaints on the lack of merchandise, such as toys, from the Jeepers Creepers movies. Well, someone stood up and finally decided to take matters into their own hands. So, for this week, I found it impossible to not spotlight this 1:6 scale (12 inch) custom action figure from the hit film Jeepers Creepers. Especially after hearing news weeks ago that there is finally going to be a third film.

Talented artist Julio Cid, has a knack for making collectibles that are desired by everyone. I actually did a post, last July, on his 2007 version of Michael Myers which is jaw-dropping. If you missed it, click HERE. After talking with Julio about his newest horror masterpiece, he let me in on the ground floor of how it was made with some fantastic shots.

Here's a look at the head before being painted...

Pretty damn awesome, right? Well, take a look at the alternate head being made for the same project...

As you can see, everything is completely sculpted out of clay, not resin. Everything is completely new and original for this one figure. And, it's a complete one-of-a-kind treasure commissioned by a sole customer. The attention to detail in the sculpt is beautiful. It's clothed in accurate weathered clothing, has full articulation and comes with axe, severed head, and hat! 

Take a look at him complete!

There's simply no words to describe how brilliant and masterfully done this action figure is. Finally, a collectible that does actor Jonathan Breck justice as "The Creeper". I can't name you a single better collectible to own from the Jeepers Creepers films unless you own a screen-used prop. When I see this figure, I can't help but have a thousand thoughts run through my mind of all the possibilities that could go along with it. I know that if I were lucky enough to own this piece, I'd pass on the typical stand and try and go for a diorama to display it. Maybe the pipe "The Creeper" dumps bodies down, or perhaps the interior of the church with bodies all over the walls and ceiling. Regardless of how it's displayed, there's nothing not phenomenal about this action figure.

While this is a one-off commissioned piece for a single customer, anyone out there with the money and love for these movies can still have one made for them. However, it will be an all new project with new sculpts so as to not make more than one of the figure pictured. 

But, Julio does all kinds of 1:6 figures and repaints. Most recently, he's unleashed his Christopher Lee Dracula, which is superb! Check out his work on his facebook page HERE if you want to see some drool-worthy collectibles. And, don't be scared to contact him if you have any questions or comments, or want/need work done!

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