Wednesday, June 29, 2016

If Kenner Had Made Nintendo Action Figures

The latest custom action figure collection from Death By Toys poses the question: "What if Kenner had made Nintendo action figures in the '80s?" Using vintage figures from G.I. Joe, Star Wars, and Fisher Price Adventure People, Dan has created new custom figures baring the likeness of classic NES game characters.

Using the iconic box art as the cardback, these DBT customs include Super Mario Bros., Hogan's Alley, Kung Fu, Excitebike, Ice Climber, and Urban Champion. Dan has even released the makeup of each custom figure:
  • Super Mario Bros.
    • Head – Star Wars Bespin Guard
    • Body – Star Wars X-Wing Pilot
  • Hogan’s Alley
    • Head – GI Joe Wild Bill
    • Body – GI Joe Headman
  • Ice Climber
    • GI Joe Snow Job
  • Excitebike
    • Fisher Price Adventure People biker
  • Kung Fu
    • Head – GI Joe Backstop
    • Body – GI Joe Outback
    • Arms – GI Joe Chuckles(?)
    • Legs – GI Joe Quick Kick (with filed down toes)
  • Urban Champion
    • Head – GI Joe Hawk
    • Body – GI Joe Bazooka (with number filed down)
Dan has also made a few available for purchase through the DBT store but they typically go pretty fast! View the entire collection below and connect with Death By Toys on Instagram and Facebook.







Also check out the custom Atari figures that Dan put together about a year ago!