I’m auctioning a custom, limited edition Batgirl Funko POP! for charity! Thank you so much to all those who bid and spread the word. We raised $183.75 for charity!
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know that I love customizing vinyl toys. Recently, I decided to customize a classic (and now out of production) Batgirl POP! into the new 2014 redesign by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr, since no official toy of this version exists. I’m not sure I’ll ever reproduce this custom, so it’s extra special. I sanded down the spikes on her boots and gloves, sculpted her cuffs from scratch, and repainted everything. Here’s a before and after:
And here’s the redesign that inspired it, courtesy of MTV News:
For the first time, I’m auctioning one of my customs rather than outright selling it– you can bid on it for the next few days, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Gamers Outreach through eBay’s charity program. Gamers Outreach is an organization I came across during PAX Prime last year; it’s dedicated to providing interactive entertainment to improve the lives of others. Money collected goes toward initiatives like “Go Karts,” mobile video game stations that hospitals can wheel around so child patients have something to keep their minds off what can be a very scary time (you can see an example in the video above). I was inspired after speaking with Zach Thompson, the GO program director, and seeing firsthand the kind of enthusiasm and dedication he has for these projects.
If you’re a fan of Batgirl or a gamer at heart, I encourage you to check out the auction and consider bidding for a great cause. Otherwise, just spreading the word really helps! :)