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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Help! My son has asked Santa for a custom made action figure! on: November 03, 2012 11:15:55 AM
My son who is 7 writes his own comic books.  "Ninja Pooh" is the main character and "Ninja Vampire" is Pooh's nemesis.

Carl is asking Santa for Ninja Pooh and Ninja Vamipre action figures.  (Since, he reasons, Santa can make anything...) I do have ample drawn examples of the characters...
Carl commonly plays with Imaginext action figures which are about 3" tall, made of hard plastic, and can be viewed here:
http://www.fisher-price.com/en_US/Images/FP_ImaginextFigurePoster_tcm169-22379.pdf
I would likely buy one of these as the base for the vampire.

I found a Winnie the Pooh figure which is probably plastic, although I don't know what type of plastic...
http://www.amazon.com/Disney-Figurines-Winnie-Pooh-Tigger/dp/B000WG1Q6E/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1351965955&sr=1-6&keywords=Winnie+the+Pooh

BUT NOW WHAT?!  Ninja Pooh looks like Winnie, but he has a headband and black karate belt.  Ninja Vampire has fangs, a cape, and a black karate belt.  Whatever I do, it has to be sturdy because all of my son's "guys" engage in battles in which they jump, dive, and survive explosions.

Felt? Paint? Some kind of plastic material? What kind?? Where to begin? 

I can knit, but I cannot draw and I am *NOT* crafty. Not at all - I am a bit overwhelmed at the very idea of making or modifying a toy. I have never used a glue gun or any kind of paint beyond water colors and finger paint! I am a *complete* novice at this sort of thing.  I really don't know what to do once I purchase the guys.

Any / all help and suggestions are most welcome!
Thanks so much,
Debbie
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