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Imaginext Mr. Freeze= Custom Minimate Freeze?


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#1 hellpop

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 04:43 PM

So I'm wondering if anyone has tried to customize the Imaginext Mr. Freeze into a Minimate Mr. Freeze, using basically the same method as the custom Black Manta (IE: lopping the head off a Manta Pocket Hero and putting it on a Minimate body). I've been thinking of trying it, and I think it will work, but I'm not sure how easy it would be. Does the Freeze helmet detach easily? Does the head look too big on a Minimate body?

By the way, here's the figure in question:

Imaginext Mr. Freeze

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:11 PM

I don't know if it'd fit or not.

The tough part, though, would be finding a suitable head to underneath the dome (if you're not into painting/sculpting).

I'm going to keep an eye out for one of these in the future and see about trying it out.

Thanks man!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:23 PM

Fro what I can tell, they're a bit bigger than Minimates. But bigger enough that the dome might fit perfectly over a Minimate. Now I wanna try it. Where have you seen these in stores?

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:42 PM

I've actually only seen one once, in a Target a month or so ago. I immediately thought about doing this (I had just done the Black Manta custom, and was looking for similar projects), but I didn't pull the trigger. The reason I bring this up now is that it dawned on me that the gloves, boots, and belt that come with Lex Luthor would be perfect for Mr. Freeze. They are available at TRU.com, so I would assume they can be found in their stores as well.

Looking at the photo, I would think that the head doesn't come out, so that you would just use that head. Looks like the shoulders, helmet, and head are all one piece. The Superman figure they released in this line also came with a domed helmet, and though it doesn't quite say "Mr. Freeze", I just tried it out and it does fit pretty perfectly on a Minimate. It doesn't stay, and it has a big hook attachment that you'd have to lop off, but it fits. If all else fails, I'll probably just use that (the Spectre's head, by the way, makes for a fine Freeze head, and a BSG Razor Cylon gun makes for a fine freeze gun).

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

Well,I would try to get a Minimate head in there. It has to come apart somehow, they had to paint the thing.
And might I say, a whole Cylon makes a pretty nice Mr. Freeze if I do say so myself biggrin.gif

Edited by Shamrock, 27 May 2009 - 05:53 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2009 - 05:52 PM

lol that frozen guy has an XD face

I gotta pick one of these up.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

Okay, my youngest has this guy (okay he has all these Imaginext Superfriends). The head inside the dome does not appear to be a full head, looks like from the nose up. The body is bigger than a minimate. Now the dome, shoulder rig and head are attached as one piece, but looking at it, I think you could get the half head out without ruining the armor. might need to be a 2.5 inch mates to look right though. They are relatively hard to come buy, mostly cause most stores were stuck with a ton of blue/grey Batmen and didn't order a lot of the Mr. Freeze wave.

It might work, might spectacularly fail. Proceed with optimistic caution.

But the freeze chamber / ice trap is really fun to play with. Just sayin'

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

Hell, this figure is pretty cool by itself!!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (Shamrock @ May 27 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mr. Freeze if I do say so myself biggrin.gif

Did you make that? It looks awesome!
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:55 PM

The scale is a little off with these. they are 3 inches if i am not mistaken.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (Mirymate @ May 28 2009, 12:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, my youngest has this guy (okay he has all these Imaginext Superfriends). The head inside the dome does not appear to be a full head, looks like from the nose up. The body is bigger than a minimate. Now the dome, shoulder rig and head are attached as one piece, but looking at it, I think you could get the half head out without ruining the armor. might need to be a 2.5 inch mates to look right though. They are relatively hard to come buy, mostly cause most stores were stuck with a ton of blue/grey Batmen and didn't order a lot of the Mr. Freeze wave.

It might work, might spectacularly fail. Proceed with optimistic caution.

But the freeze chamber / ice trap is really fun to play with. Just sayin'


Thanks for the report. My biggest worry is that the shoulder pads might look ridiculously big on a Minimate body. But I think it's worth trying.

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (Iowa @ May 27 2009, 07:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Shamrock @ May 27 2009, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mr. Freeze if I do say so myself biggrin.gif

Did you make that? It looks awesome!

ditto, really sweet
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (minimadman @ May 27 2009, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The scale is a little off with these. they are 3 inches if i am not mistaken.

Well then it can be an Ahnold Freeze XP

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE (Dio @ May 28 2009, 11:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (minimadman @ May 27 2009, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The scale is a little off with these. they are 3 inches if i am not mistaken.

Well then it can be an Ahnold Freeze XP


You know, as terrible as that movie was, he would look amazing as a minimate.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:57 PM

I can tell you for a fact that these are bigger than minimates. I just thought about displaying the Kubrick Mr. Freeze with my minimates. He's about the same scale as Bane.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:53 PM

It might be a benefit though that they're bigger, because proportionally a Minimate's head is huge compared to its body.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:42 PM

So I went on a shopping trip tonight, and what did I find, but an Imaginex Mr. Freeze. Ironically he was at the same Target that I passed on him two months ago... and that Target has been dead for me, except that I found the two items I wanted to expand my Minimates with, this and the SHS Ghost Rider Motorcycle.

So the good news is that the helmet is indeed a separate piece, and I was able to work it off without much of a problem. And, just setting it on the shoulders of a Minimate body, I can see that it's going to work pretty well. I'm using the oversized gloves and boots that came with Lex Luthor, which fit well with the oversize shoulder pads. It even sits pretty nicely on the shoulders.

The bad news is that I cannot as of yet force a Minimate head into the helmet. The opening is too narrow; I think I can shave a little of the plastic back, or put it in boiling water so that it will be a little more malleable. But I'm getting the damn head in there somehow!

Sorry no pics, as my camera battery needs to be charged. I'll try to snap some (sans head if I have to) tomorrow.

UPDATE: Success! Shaving the plastic worked. Mr Freeze is done, and he looks awesome, if I do say so myself. Sooooooooooo glad I did this, he's my new favorite custom (I know I'm prattling on, but I'm pretty jazzed). Like I said, I'll try to get pics up soon, but I'll share my formula now: I used the original Ghost Rider torso, arms, and legs, plus the gloves, boots and belt from Lex Luthor. I tried out some other combinations (such as just all black) but this was my personal favorite. I used an extra Spectre head I had sitting around, and Sharpied his eyes red, and gave him a BSG Razor Cylon's gun for his freeze gun. Unfortunately, the gun that comes with the Imaginext figure won't work for a Minimate (it barely works for the Imaginext figure); I may try out a Ghostbusters proton pack, but this will do for now. And, of course, the helmet.

Oh, and I also used the GR head to make Black Mask. Good night for customizing! biggrin.gif

Edited by hellpop, 01 June 2009 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:16 AM

Now chop chop on those pics. biggrin.gif

Edited by Shamrock, 02 June 2009 - 07:16 AM.


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Posted 02 June 2009 - 08:17 PM

I started a new thread in the customizing board, so check him out:

Hellpop's Custom Mister Freeze

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#20 EricM

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:24 PM

Nice work Hellpop. I like.




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