Mikie Graham's custom Krang Nimbus worth a hearty 'cowabunga'
10:00 AM on 12.22.2010
Blamo Toys is concluding it's 2nd Annual "Blamo Custom Toy Show" in which they show off customs based off of its toys. This year, the Blamo Nimbus (normally US$180 if it wasn't sold out) got the preferred treatment with artists creating extremely varied interpretations of the original source material; namely, a wooden base called Nimbus. Each Nimbus is 19 cm tall and made of Suar wood with a brass lightning bolt plated in silver, then hand carved and hand stained. But of course that wasn't enough for the various custom artists.
I'm not here to claim a winner or anything, but I know what I like and I like me some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Krang Nimbus by Mikie Graham is what happens when you take a typical Nimbus piece and turn it into the brain-like Ninja Turtles enemy from Dimension X (technically an Utrom but who's keeping track?). Graham's custom was accomplished with acrylic and silver leaf paint after adding a second head and Krang's little brain tentacles. Overall I'm rather impressed with the final appearance.
I sort of have a hard time looking at the base Nimbus without believing it wasn't supposed to be Krang all along. As with all these custom pieces, Krang is limited to one and only one stock, so the first lucky Turtles fan with US$300 wins the day. Any takers?