Custom MCU Figure – Yondu Udonta (“Guardians of the Galaxy”)

Hi world! Today’s showcase is a custom MCU Yondu Udonta from the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie :

Yondu Udonta was a former Kree battle slave who was freed by the Ravagers and himself became the leader of a Ravager clan. Yondu and his clan had arrived on the planet Morag to retrieve the Orb artifact, with plans to exchange it for a great fee from a client. Instead, Yondu discovers that fellow clan member Peter Quill had already taken the Orb intending to claim the fee for himself. Pissed off, Yondu places a bounty for Quill’s capture, and proceeds to track down Quill himself. Arriving at Knowhere, Yondu captures Quill and was about to execute him, until Quill convinced Yondu of a more lucrative and profitable outcome by teaming up to steal the Orb from Ronan the Accuser. The Ravagers, together with Quill’s team and the Nova Corps, engaged Ronan’s forces at Xandar, where Quill’s team defeated Ronan by using the Power Stone contained within the Orb. Yondu shows up after the final battle and as part of their earlier agreement, Quill hands the Orb over to Yondu. But when Yondu finds out that Quill had pulled a classic Ravager trick over him yet again, he instead laughs it off and decides to keeps Quill’s gift as a souvenir.

Recipe:
The whole figure – Yondu from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Arrow – Made from a pointed toothpick

I had acquired an extra 3.75″ Yondu figure for possible custom use, and then I realized that I could easily create a custom MCU Yondu as based on his appearance in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. The original figure was based on the second “GOTG” movie in which Yondu’s head fin is of a tall design. The fin was cut off and the original flat fin was sculpted on using epoxy. As a bonus I decided to add a Yaka arrow accessory. The original figure came with a holster that was obviously meant to carry the arrow, but the arrow never came with the figure. The custom arrow was made from a toothpick, with a rubber tube added on so that the arrow will stay in place in the holster.

MCU Yondu Udonta and Comic Book Yondu Udonta
It should be noted that in the Marvel Comics, the above right Comic Book Yondu comes from the 31st Century. Thanks to the popularity of the MCU Yondu, another Yondu Udonta (with his likeness based on the MCU appearance) was introduced in the comics, living in the present day and implied to be the ancestor of the 31st Century Yondu.

Encounter with Kree soldiers.

All too easy.

Quill hands the Orb over to Yondu, and warns him not to open it, given how dangerous it was.

Some time later…

Yondu shows who’s the boss.

Just one more:

“I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!”

And here’s a sneak preview of my next showcase: