CustomCon is a fictional toy show showcasing the work of
several customizers. You will not find these toys in your
local toy store.
been five long years since the last volume was published, but
the folks at Bantam Books have announced a collaboration with
Baen Publishing and the fledgling Pamster Toy Company to introduce
a line of action figures based on characters from the popular
Wild Cards mosaic novels. Set in a world like our own; save
for the alien Takisian Virus which killed tens of thousands,
disfigured thousands and left a precious lucky few with fantastic
powers; the Wild Cards novels feature the exploits of characters
created by some of the top writers in science fiction, including
George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Melinda Snodgrass, Chris
Claremont, John J. Miller, Stephen Leigh, Walter Jon Williams,
Lewis Shiner and many, mnay more. The books were written in
the "mosaic" format, allowing each author to write the chapters
featuring their own characters.
is Daniel Brennan aka Yeoman, a vigilante archer whose
skill and ruthlessness make him the equal of even super-powered
Robicheaux is a track checker with the New York Transit
Authority and this figure shows him in his NYTA uniform.
He also happens to be a were-alligator, thanks to the
Wild Card Virus. Both toys are sold in one package.
is Peregrine, the beautiful ace who hosts a late-night
talk show and still finds the time to fight crime.
little fellow is Arnie Fentner, aka Kid Dinosaur. His
ace power was the ability to transform himself into
various dinosaur forms, but always weighing the same
as he did in human form. He was murdered by The Astronomer
on September 15, 1986, at the age of 14.
an abortive crimefighting career as Fatman, gourmet
Hiram Worchester founded Aces High, a restaurant catering
to aces and other celebrities. Thanks to his gravity
control powers, the hefty chef only weighs 30 pounds!