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Custom Kit-Bash: Marvel Legends Magneto from X-Men (2000)

Ever since the 2018 release of the Magneto X-Men movie Marvel Legends figure I have been trying to find a way of using the included Sir Ian McKellen Magneto heads on display. Having played around with a few options I have finally settled on this kit-bashed version which looks the part for me and works reasonably well in terms of how all the parts come together and with the bonus of not needing any painting.

The body is that of Kylo Ren from The Last Jedi with the head removed. The Marvel Legends Magneto head has too large a socket for the Kylo Ren neck peg - but for those who want a quick fix, I simply used some tissue in the joint to make the head fit more securely. Once fitted you can see the skin tone is a good match too. I played around with a few capes, but the one included in the Black Series Moff Gideon is the one that looked right for me, complete with the inner red lining. You could drill a socket onto the back of Kylo Ren to insert the peg of the cloak, or you can slice off the peg and glue the cape directly to the figure.

And there we have it, an X-Men movie Marvel Legends Magneto from the original movie release with limited effort, and with parts that are relatively cheap and easier to obtain on the secondary market.

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About Me : As a child of the 70's and 80's I grew up in a golden age for action figures and in my youth bought and sold myself through collections of Star Wars, G.I. Joe (Action Force) and M.A.S.K. while also dabbling in He-Man, Transformers and Ghostbusters. Roll forward and I am now reliving that Youth with the action figures of today and am a collector and fan of the larger 6-8 inch figures from my favourite movie and TV licences - including the ones mentioned above, but also the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Who and the Aliens. I launched The Mephitsu Archives in 2015 with a view of creating a UK focused site or these figures where fans can pick up the latest action figure news, read reviews and get information on where to buy their figures and what is currently on store shelves. I hope I am delivering that to you guys...


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