The Atom

The Atom can’t break a light bulb?

What’s worse is the look on Doctor Light’s face. Given this guy’s track record, things might be getting a bit more unpleasant for our pal Ray Palmer as this scenario unfolds.

Anyway, this week’s plastic…

“Custom” might be too strong a word for this mod. He’s just a repaint of the standard ‘Clix figure (Origin) with minor detailing work, transforming the WizKids Ryan Choi figure into the classic Ray Palmer character.

Using an x-acto knife I shaved away all the detail work of the Choi costume and etched in new details for the Palmer version, gave him a fresh coat of acrylic paint and TA-DAH!, the bronze medal winner of least-work-mod to date, right behind silver medal winner Conan and the reigning champ Ursa Major. I’m a fraud. Custom Atom dial here.

Weird how WizKids never got around to making a Ray Palmer Atom. Yeah, they made that figureless dial figure (laws of grammar don’t apply here), but that doesn’t count. Then—as Ray Palmer fans were busy staring at the figureless Atom dial they just spent twenty bucks on—POW!, a second Atom-that-isn’t-really-the-Atom figure in the form of Ryan Choi. Awesome. Wizkids should have just gone all the way with it and sculpted him flipping the bird.

The real tragedy in all this…? HeroClix being discontinued before the F-U trifecta to Atom fans could be completed; I want that Sword of the Atom riding a bullfrog Atom (grammar rules still off). And I want that frog giving the finger.

"I'm the Atom. And you are...?"

Random Atom from the web

Cute, stylized Atom fan art.

ATOM COSTUME-A-PALOOZA! Ready…? Here he is in a parade looking drunk, now he’s harassing some DC editors, then it’s almost missing the JLA group photo and finally, squint to catch a glimpse of him on Hawkman’s shoulder.