Custom Spiderman heads

It's a mystery exactly which Hong Kong company is behind this, but these custom Spiderman heads have been making waves recently. They're quite popular for replacing Medicom's own produced heads, since their paint ops are simplistic and fairly disappointing at times. Maybe Medicom will get the message when some people willingly pay the equivalent of an entire Medicom figure for a custom head. Good news is these heads are sorta mass-produced, so you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg if you locate a better source.

I only have Peter Parker, so here are photos comparing the Medicom product (left) to the custom-made head (right).

Notice painted details like facial markings on the custom, compared to the clean look of Medicom's. There is more shading on the custom as well. My only gripe is they used too much yellow, which makes Peter look rather sallow and contrasts poorly with the RAH body.

Next up, the "battle damaged" Spiderman custom.

They've managed to quite impressively meld two of Medicom's headsculpts together, the "masked" Spidey and Peter Peter. The webbing detail on the mask also lines up with the outfit on Medicom's figure. But since they're calling it "battle-damaged", he shouldn't be looking so happy IMO. Shoulda given him a swollen eye or something. XD

It's hard to tell how large the production run of these custom heads is, so grab them while you can if you want to spruce up your Medicom Spideys. The next heads to be available locally will include the awesome-looking Eddie Brock/Venom custom and a few other Peter Parker heads with varying likeness.


Shaun said...

thanks alot for the heads up, and sharing these pix mich, much appreciated. Trying to score the heads today, if time permits. :)

Mizu said...

Don't mention it Shaun. You've been really helpful yourself. Just trying to repay the favour. :)

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