Here is a photo of my hand holding another figure in the same scale, just to show how small they are.) Although the figures are generally nice, some elements lack inspiration. I had to customize all of my female action figures. My latest custom work are the following:
I had an instant liking for the character Psylocke simply because she looks Asian. (She's actually British trapped in an Asian body.) The major issue I had with the Habro's MU Psylocke is her hair. She looked like a blue version of the Dark Phoenix figure. I wanted her old hairstyle from the comics, long and with a side-part, being blown by the wind. I initially made her lips fuller but still purple (above) until I find it too Gothic. I decided to make it natural red (below). Her eyes seem uneven so I might rework that.
The Enchantress figure from the Secret Wars comic pack could have been one of the worst figure made for the Enchantress. The original figure looked too pissed off that she's not even sultry. I decided to paint her some teeth for that model open-mouth pout which I find sexy if done in the right way. I also modified her eye makeup.
The original Dark Phoenix figure looked plain. That's not good for one of the greatest villains in the Marvel universe. I decided to make her look a little more wicked with some eye shadow, bigger menacing eyes and an evil grin.
Some straight male action figure collectors may not care a lot about makeup or hairstyle, but you can't expect that from a doll collector like me.
The mist/smoke/energy field effect added to the photos can be done using the blur effects on a photo editing tool. (I used Paint.NET since it is free!) I might be using this effect more for Halloween toy pics.