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Army Of Darkness
&
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
 
When I first saw Sam Raimi’s series of Evil Dead films I was utterly blown
away.  I was Introduced to a heroic character so original and so unusual that
he quickly became my favorite.  As a result I have crafted many Ash figures
over the years and I’ve even seen some made by others, but was never
completely satisfied with the quality or accuracy.... until now.


Originally I wanted these to be 12” Mego figures, but quickly changed my mind after Hasbro released their new 12” G.I. Joe figures.  They have similar articulation to the Megos, but without the visible elbow joint, plus they was easier to come by.  The heads are hand made and the hands were also redone.  All of the accessories were made by hand from Sculptey, metal, and plastic.  The clothes were stitched together from various 12” figures and both figures were painted to add a more authentic look.  After seeing other figures of Ash, I presented this one to my friends they all had the same opinion.

 “Groovy"

 
Ash
Evil Ash


A while ago I spied and obtained the fourth issue of Toy Fare and behold, inside the Chop Shop article was instructions for a 6” Ash figure.  Being the Evil Dead fan that I am, I was inspired.  I had to partake in this endeavor, partly because I Enjoy it so much, but mainly because their figure turned out better than my first 6” Ash. I followed the instructions as best I could with the resources I had.  I used the same body, but took the head from a Laser Superman figure.  The left hand was taken from a DS9 Chief O’Brien figure and the bottom halves of his legs were the Ghost Rider’s.  His chainsaw, watch, shirt, and pants are made of super sculptey.  The chainsaw blade and the top handle were made from a comic board backing.  The side handle is a bent paper clip covered  with electrical wire insulation.


 
Ash (6 inch)

I recently heard that Toy Biz has plans for an Autolycus figure
(also played by Bruce Campbell) in the near future for their
Xena line. Perhaps we'll have another Ash figure with a new
base, only time will tell.