Custom Ultraman ID please!

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  1. KaosHead

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    Custom Ultraman ID please!
    So, back in the day, when Super7 was still in Japan Town, I used to live in the Bay Area and went to one of these toy-swap meets. That's where I got this figure:
    [​IMG]Ultraman Custom by TOAD Likr, on Flickr

    At least that's what I think. On its foot, it says DC '11.
    I was wondering if anybody recognizes it, or if the original artist is still around here.
    I don't know the original toy maker neither, so..
     
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    Can't help with an artist ID, but can at least give you info on the sculpt. It is a 'Thrashman' figure by Gargamel.
     
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    Yes! Thank you!
     
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    To be honest, the colour scheme was giving me a strong Mark Nagata vibe, but dug through a whole bunch of old blog posts from different sites which covered D-Con 2011 and could not see this guy there in any of the coverage, sorry. Also checked the custom Gargamel show from '11, no dice either. 'DC' could be the artist's initials, too, maybe.
     
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    This was done by Dustin Cantrell @dustin

    I kinda had a hunch, but found it searching Flickr for thrashman. Given the time period, lots of folks were still using it to host pix.

    [​IMG]3-D Thrashman by Dustin Cantrell, on Flickr
     
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    Ha! Well done Blake! I faintly remember the name Dustin, I think. Had to be him. Thanks! I'm still stuck on Flickr btw.
     
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    Excellent work on the ID @blakewest!! I had no doubt someone here was going to come through. :thumbsup:
     
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    Dustin did some amazing custom work back in the day. Always very creative, unique, and thought out. Anybody know what ever happened to him? It’s been years.
     
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    He has two kids now, which means he is done collecting. Lol. He's still in SF.
     
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    Cool, thanks Bert, good to hear. Those were some fun days back in J-town.
     
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