Mr Blank Toys introduces their newest art toy figure entitled “Bruce Campbell-Wayne”, this 6″ art toy figure will be release as a NYCC Exclusive through bootleg toy distributor DKE Toys as a Limited Edition run of 25 pieces.
The idea for the “Bruce Campbell-Wayne” figure all started while sitting around with a friend discussing dumb ideas that would be great as art toy figures. The question posed started out as: “What if Bruce Campbell was Batman?” lol! If you are as big of a Bruce Campbell fan as my buddy you might already know this but back when the Batman v. Superman movie was coming out, Campbell made a big stink of it, and basically he publically suggests that Ash is ready to take on both Batman and Superman!! Who wouldn’t want to see that?!? And so I went ahead and created the figure for the movie, lol!!!
In an interview with the LA Times about “Ash VS Evil Dead” he an Lucy Lawless discussed the movie.
Campbell: Well, he’s not! He’s like a veteran. Who’s been though a couple of battles, a couple of skirmishes. So he’s definitely damaged goods, and that’s what attracts me to it. I don’t like characters that are too perfect. What are you going to do with them? That’s my only problem with some superheroes is that they’re too perfect. Batman fighting Superman? To me that’s, sorry Warner Bros., it’s just a mistake. Because most fans are going to go, “Baloney, Superman, in his sleep.”
Lawless: But now he has special armor.
Campbell: Batman does? Well he’s gonna need it — he’s fighting Superman! His face is exposed. Punch Ben Affleck in the face, you’re done. Walk away. What’s for lunch?
Lawless: He’s like, “No no not the face, not the face!”
Campbell: Hey, nice try. I’m not buying what they’re selling. Because OK, Kryptonite, well, who’s carrying around Kryptonite? Only Lex Luthor.
Lawless: Ah, Batman’s suit, hello.
Campbell: Batman’s suit is made out of Kryptonite?
Campbell: What a crock. Where’s he gonna get it, on the Internet?
Lawless: You can get anything on the Internet. Kryptonite underpants.
Then later around when the movie came out he posted this on his Twitter:
To build the figure I started with a 90’s Batman figure torso, legs from some unknown 90’s Kenner/DC figure (probably another Batman figure), and a lego shotgun… I sculpted everything else (including the movie accurate chainsaw) using Apoxie Sculpt.
As I was sculpting though I ran into a funny issue because I was basing my sculpt on the “Army Of Darkness” movie poster that I had photoshopped to be Batman in Ash’s place. What I noticed was about the harness for the shotgun holster on his back, on the movie poster it was under his shirt instead of over his shirt like we see in the movie… I went back and forth about it but in the end I sculpted the figure based on the movie poster instead of how it would really look in the movie. I don’t know if this is even something anyone would notice normally, but it’s just fun to point out. Also while photoshopping I ended up turning the girl on the poster into a representation of Harlequin, and the main Deadite at the bottom with the mohawk I turned into the Joker, to balance out the ratio of Batman elements with Army Of Darkness’s Ash (see poster below). Lastly I added a little quote “Now I’m Batsy, so gimme some Super, baby… Groovy!” just to seal the deal by referencing Campbell’s original twitter post (see packaging details above).
Here’s the source material for comparison:
I am very happy to also announce that the “Bruce Campbell-Wayne” 6″ carded figure will be my second figure being distributed thru the amazing DKE Toys bootleg art toy distributor, they will have a limited edition of 25 pieces with them at the 2018 New York Comic Con in October! Plan to get there early so you don’t miss out, my last figure sold out first day at San Diego Comic Con! If you can not attend NYCC please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They will do their best to accommodate all requests and start a waiting list if needed.