Friday, November 24, 2017

Dazzling Disco Mutant


Dazzler
15 mm


It wasn't much of a stretch to turn one of the female figures from Ion Age's "Entertainers" set into the iconic 1980's Marvel Comics singing mutant heroine.  The rollerskates and disco club base are my addition; if I was less lazy I suppose could have given her feathered hair too...


Dazzler's first appearance, in 1980.
Dazzler ended up becoming a pretty decent second-tier superhero in her own right, but her origins were squarely in the realm of cross-marketing:

Dazzler was originally a project commissioned by Casablanca Records in the mid-to-late 1970s to be a cross-promotion in the mold of KISS, who had two successful comic book tie-in super-specials by the end of 1977...

Romita, Jr. originally intended for the character to resemble model, actress, and singer Grace Jones, but representatives from Filmworks – wanting to promote model and actress Bo Derek – insisted on design changes to reflect Derek's features. - Wikipedia

"You should be dancing yeah, dancing yeah..."

6 comments:

  1. Wow! My fave post of yours to date Allison. Outstanding conversion work, and what a great final photograph :-)

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    1. Wow, high praise indeed, thank you :) Glad you like this!

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  2. Great work on the whites and basing!

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