How to kitbash Clark Kent from the Hot Toys Superman 2-in-1 Version

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: , , , , ,

Picked up the Hot Toys Superman 2-in-1 Version and have no idea about what you need to kitbash a Clark Kent figure? Help's on the way!

With the Hot Toys Superman 2-in-1 Version, you'll get a Clark Kent head, suit, hands with pegs and shoes. You'll need to score a Hot Toys nude body with feet pegs, as well as a neck.

Besides googling 'Hot Toys True Type Nude Body' and hoping to discover an online store, I've no idea where to get this except ebay.

Before you get all click happy on the 'Buy It Now' button, please make sure your nude body comes with ankle connectors. A quick check at the point of writing showed a number of bodies that don't. You won't need the feet, but if the figure comes with it, it doesn't hurt if you're gonna get into kitbashing somewhere down the line.

Why don't you need feet? This is why.

As seen, in the pix, the ankle connector just plugs straight into his shoe.

About the necks, if you've a pedantic attention to details, you'd want to look for a neck that's a close colour to Clark Kent's head. You can't really tell from most of the auction pix up right now, but I'm guessing they're mostly from the Hot Toys True Type Bronze body.

Here's Clark's head plugged on the Hot Toys True Type Bronze neck. The difference in skin tone is rather obvious.

Admittedly, it won't really matter, unless you tilt his neck at odd angles.

His collar should cover up most of his neck.

I hope this post has been useful to owners and potential owners of this cool toy. Do drop me a comment if you need further clarification and I'll try to explain as much as I can.

EDITED on 17/06/2008:
As the Hot Toys Caucasian & Asian Relaunch Version has been released, here's comparison shots of the skin note of the alternate necks.

Caucasian & Asian Alternate Necks

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So, in addition to the body, would I have to buy a neck separately? I noticed that the nude bodies don't come with the neck. Thanks.

  1. Shaun says:

    yes, you would have to purchase the neck separately, based on what I've seen on ebay. The sellers tend to part out the Hot Toys True Type Body for sale.

  1. Anonymous says:

    poster rocks! :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks I was just thinking about doing this since I've just decided to pick up the 2 in 1 Clark/ Supe.
    Now it's even more bang for buck. 2figures for the price of 1.3! LOL

  1. Shaun says:

    thanks em.

    anonymous, you are welcome. :)