Ultimate New Sculpt Duke
Back when the Built to Rule sets were released, I found many of the figures had some interesting parts that could be reused for customs. Hollow Point comes to mind first, as his head was a great stand-in for a modern Rock N’ Roll. Many Joe fans modified the BTR guys in order to remove the LEGO-like studs from arms and legs.
Looking further into the line however reveals other parts that can be matched up with other 2000s era releases. The Duke included with the Armadillo Assault set featured a recolored green 2004 Alpine torso, a nicely generic shirt mold. I pulled the lower arms, waist and legs from another 2000s Duke, a single carded figure. The arms add swivel wrists, and the legs give Duke poseable ankles. It’s like a proto-25th anniversary figure.
That’s a nice NS custom! It’s interesting to see how with a little effort and parts swapping the figures can be pretty good.