A custom figure of Lemmy Kilmister by ‘Elvis 1976’ (or Sébastien Bontemps’ if you prefer…)
If you read Dangerous Minds on a regular basis then you know that from time to time myself or one of my intrepid colleagues enjoy spotlighting various action figures based on bands like Crass or perhaps a poseable version of Al Pacino’s portrayal fictional cocaine-gobbling drug lord Tony Montana from Scarface. If you dig these kinds of posts then I’ve no doubt that you will soon be coveting the custom action figures by Brussels-based artist Sébastien Bontemps who works under the moniker “Elvis 1976.”
Bontemps’ interest with action figure customization started with a Joker figure released by DC Comics in the late 2000s and though his exceptional creations are generally “one-offs” it does appear that the talented artist sells his figures from time to time. You can find out how to purchase one by contacting the folks over at One Sixth Warriors for more information.
If you’re more of a movie memorabilia kind of collector I’ve no doubt that Bontemps’ highly detailed take on the most famous mohawked member of Lord Humungus’ Marauders from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, the completely badass crossbow-wielding Wez will make your head spin. Images of some of my favorite inhabitants of Bontemps’ ultra-cool world follow.
Super Duper Alice Cooper.
‘Wez’ (played by actor Vernon Wells) from the 1981 film, ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.’
A close look at the detail of Wez’s wrist-crossbow.
The disturbingly realistic face of Sébastien Bontemps ‘Mad Max’ figure.
‘Captain Spaulding’ played by the great Sid Haig in the 2005 film ‘The Devil’s Rejects.’
Up-close and personal with ‘Captain Spaulding.’
Another look at King Diamond.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Reservoir Dogs’ action figures and blood-soaked accessories (including Marvin Nash’s ear!)