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Edward Elric Customized Figure by DragonsAndBeasties Edward Elric Customized Figure by DragonsAndBeasties
So, I love Pinky St. figures [link] I find them stupidly cute, and I have a small army of them on my desk. They do make the odd anime character, but not the one I wanted, which was an Edward Elric Pinky. I rarely watch anime anymore, but Full Metal Alchemist is still one of my very favorite shows. I own both versions of the anime, and still watch them now and then. I recently rewatched FMA: Brotherhood and decided it was time to make this pinky happen!

I've never customized a toy before. I started by butchering a few of my least favorite pinky parts, and building on them. All the parts are interchangeable. I wanted to be able to swap out Ed's red coat and show just his automail. It's the tiniest cutest automail ever :XD:

I used colored Premo Sculpey clay for the customizations, and acrylic craft paint for some of the details. I baked the sculpey right onto the plastic without much trouble, though it was a delicate operation since the plastic gets super soft and can warp or melt.

It was nice to work on something a little different and just for myself. I love my Ed pinky! Kinda makes me wanna do another character, it was so much fun! And on that note no I DO NOT TAKE PINKY COMMISSIONS :XD:
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Maximum-Artist Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
So cute!!!!!! :3
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Bguajardo0724 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Full metal alchemist is amazing i love edric
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MissBabyMint Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so excited X3 His voice actor will be at a con I will *hopefully, most-likely* be going to in April! 
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lorenavldz09 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable! Ed is 1 of my favorite characters^^
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Noreen-9803 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the design was really perfect <3
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puiwi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
do you know what nendoroids are? they are kind of like pinkys, but they have interchangable faces as well, and most take the chibi look, however, there are nendoroids that are proportional to the actual anime character.... be careful for bootlegs though! (bootlegs are cheaper, way less quality, and they are produced and sold illegally....) i suggest to look up good smile company on google if you want to take a look at nendoroids~ theyre really cute, i wish i had some, but i has no money D:
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Mikufan526 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shut up and take my money! (If I had money)
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honeysclover Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
how did you get the jacket to come off??
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a separate piece
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FreddyFrog3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I love Edward Elric! He is one of my favorite anime characters!
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Str8EdgeAng3l Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Those are so awesomely adorable!
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Joileanna Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
did u make that?
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Vickers-von-Stitch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cute!!!! <3 I love it, they look adorable! Must have taken a lot of work!! A++++++
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BlueWolfShadow1050 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love *-*
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cute! i never watch FMA, but my friend does and he loves it. I just happened to stumble upon this and thought i'd say it was really cool :)
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LunaRaeB Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my goodness. These are amazing! :D I love your work. If you ever traveled to Indiana (or me to where you are located) I'd die at a chance to learn how to do this! <3 <3
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CRaZyAnimeLoverGirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
eeeeee!! hes so cute!!
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twins6292 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I just love it! Edward is so cool! Nice work! I haven't watched FMA in a long time. I so wanna watch it now. I never have time to sit and watch much now though... I still haven't seen the end. haha. People are always trying to tell me the end to and i'm like "lalala not listening!" haha. I'm not a fan of spoilers. haha. Still, keep it up! This is awsome!
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Artsy-Dannie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I know what my next custom is gonna be X3
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Vanna1994 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
This looks awesome ^.^
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cooool!!!
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Caramelcat123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude this is flippin' adorable.

you're a sculpturing master~
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RalleyZero Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CUUUTEEEE!!!!!! Love this!
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CelebrianoLorien Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I got all excited when I saw this and almost asked for a commission like this one, then I read the description :/ Ah well, this is soooo cute!! Totally favorited ^^
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would totally do customized pinky figures if I had access to more parts. They were super popular a few years ago and people would sell all sorts of parts and pieces but not anymore. You have to buy the full sets to get them now and they're kinda pricey ^^;
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know you posted this a while ago, but I just have to comment on how cute this is! I stopped watching most anime years ago, but recently have been getting the anime itch again. XD I decided to try out FMA(I know, I'm so behind the times) since it seems to have a pretty big following, and I am completely in love with it! I just finished the Brotherhood series, so I think I'll go check out the original series now as well. :D

That tiny automail is so freaking adorable. o_o I'd never thought about modifying an existing toy before, that seems brilliant! Now I really want to try something like that!

Sorry for the rambling! I'm just a little hyper right now! XD
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha no worries! I thoroughly enjoy geeking out over FMA myself! I watched a lot of anime back in college, but don't really keep up with it much anymore. Most of the new stuff I have tried to watch has been...lacking. Or obnoxious. =P

FMA is probably my favorite show ever. I still watch it regularly, it's just so good! I own both versions, and love them equally! The original is a wee bit slow compared to Brotherhood, but has a lot of good stuff. I remember waiting each week for the new episodes of the original to come out in Japan (oh man now I feel old, that was 9 years ago!) and watch the subs. It was the highlight of my week. I finally got my husband who doesn't care for anime, to watch brotherhood with me and even he loved it. Of course now anything else I show him will never be as awesome :XD:

I always wanted an Ed pinky. They don't make many anime ones, so I was bummed they didn't do FMA. Once I realized, "Hey... I totally have the ability to make my own!" I went to work. Now he hangs out on my desk all day with me :D
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LeiliaK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I'm pretty old school when it comes to anime series, I watched boatloads back in high school. I realized how far behind I am since selling at conventions, so I've been trying to catch up some.

I really was not expecting FMA to be as good as it is. My husband and I decided to start watching it just for fun, and we got so into it that we practically marathoned the whole Brotherhood series in a week! XD I would definitely consider it one of my top favorite anime series now, right next to Rurouni Kenshin and Cowboy Bebop. :) I'm curious to see what the original series is like, I'll probably be starting that one when I get back from Seattle.

Al is my favorite character. I really want to sculpt something of him, but that armor is really intimidating. o_o I'll probably attempt it anyways, should be an interesting challenge. ;)
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SamantHatsune Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I want this ;w;
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earthwolf27 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
omg! i love this! what medium do you use?
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lunar-neo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol so cute. but where's Al?...
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mini-cheesecake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG, I want one!!
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LadyRoma Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had an old Pinky I want to custom. Can you put the figure in the oven? I'm afraid it might melt O_o
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:iconedwin101:
edwin101 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artist
Soooo cute x3
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EpicEmoSkittles Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
.....((GOD I LOVE EDDS SHOES))
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K-L-April Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student
how did you make it glossy? u should definitely make more
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:iconmisscarmela:
MissCarmela Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, I wish you made a tutorial!
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FreakMyLife Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh I want one O.O FMAB is my favorite anime :) This is just amazing~
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ookamisoulreaper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
nice
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suzukoyan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
this is amazing, i love FMA
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yeeboon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so good :) great job!!!!!
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ravenpawfan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmmm how much would one of these cost ? and could you maybe do n alphonse and edward :T ?
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DragonsAndBeasties Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't make them on commission sorry. This was just for fun for my own collection ^^;

If I make another it would probably be Winry :)
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ravenpawfan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats ok i was just wondering because my its my friends bday today and she loves full metal alchemist :D
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kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OH you should so do lion sora from kingdom hearts :D
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kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AWWWWW THAT IS SOOOO CUTE :D
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm impressed! I wouldn't have guessed that it's sculpey and plastic combined.
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C0RT0 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cute !
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XxTheNewBlackxX Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
This is simply amazing, like I can't even fathom lol
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Ponygamer432 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOPWOOP edward elric rocks!! *claps hans and transmutes floor to spikes* :w00t:
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