Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Garbage Pail Kids Cheap Toys: Cracked Crystal custom figure

Cracked Crystal with the previously-released Nasty Nick GPK custom from Muscle Things
Although I'm only a casual collector of Garbage Pail Kids Cheap Toys, one of the things I enjoy most about this particular subset of the minifigure collecting hobby is that some of its talented fans have taken it upon themselves to produce their own figures of GPK characters. These include characters that were not turned into plastic by Topps in the official late-1980s Cheap Toys line. The latest such figure is the beauty pictured above, Cracked Crystal, who was number 221 in the Topps trading card set (also known as Shrill Jill on the "b" version of the card).

The figure was sculpted excellently by collector/artist "Uraeus," with an equally fine job done on casting by "Muscle Things." This version was cast in a gorgeous clear light green that is very appropriate for the character. It also features Muscle Things' signature slightly rubbery plastic, which has an amazing feel to it. And look at that sculpt. It's so good, it easily looks like it could have been an official GPK Cheap Toys figure. Check out the Topps Cracked Crystal card to the right and see for yourself how the figure compares to the artwork.

I hope these Cheap Toys fans will continue to put their talents to work and create more great figures of GPK characters!

Also check out:
GPK Cheap Toys Nasty Nick custom figure
GPK Cheap Toys + Garbage Can-dy can

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