Wonder Woman has no shortage of weird adversaries, but none are as fun, in my opinion, as a short-tempered sociopath who can grow to the size of King Kong. I am of course talking about Giganta.
Giganta turned out to be quite a beautiful piece of work, beginning life as a 14″ Mego Poison Ivy. After hacking her hair to half length, I had a custom outfit made for her, and threw together some yellow bracelets out of a yellow file folder (lacking for better materials). The end result is as charming as a fifty-foot psycho redhead can get, and towers over the 8″ megos! They’re only as tall as her leg!
I suppose it helps that I have a thing for redheads AND for tall women. Anyway she’s far easier a custom to make than Cheetah, and I don’t see Cheetah swatting helicopters out of the sky while dishing out dumb one-liners.
She even got a cool stand-in box, complete with a properly scaled Pocket Heroes Wonder Woman to victimize!
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This is something of a work in progress, but it’s presentable enough to share here: my custom Mego Battle Van!
Made from an LJN SWAT van and some Coleco Rambo parts, it doesn’t resemble the Battle Van as much as I would like — I would need a nice A-Team van with articulated doors for that — but it still looks pretty great.
I had the choice between this van and the Mobile Bat Lab, but went with the SWAT van because it had a more realistic and military look to it. The Punisher would never drive a 60s flower power mobile.
It also comes with my custom doll of Micro, Punisher’s partner-in-crimefighting! He and the van come tricked out with all sorts of accessories: a roof-mounted minigun turret, a tripod missile launcher which can also be mounted to the roof, a VHF radio set with handpiece, a laptop with removable disks, and whatever other toys I can cram into the back.
Frank also had a slick hog to ride for doing drive-by drug deal raids or reluctantly teaming up with Ghost Rider.