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CC24: Buffy the Vampire Slayer *Elements* Line by Sasha (aka MsBig)

Sasha (aka MsBig) has produced a range of exclusive figures for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They are inspired by the elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

Let-the-Old-Man-Burn Buffy & Giles

In the Season 2 episode, “Passion”, Angel has turned evil and murdered Giles’ girlfriend, Jenny. Giles heads for the vampires’ factory hideout in a rage. He throws in a Molotov cocktail, then goes after Angel with a crossbow and a flaming baseball bat. Angel gets the upper hand and chokes Giles until he passes out. Then Buffy arrives and takes up the fight.

Angel: “Are you going to let your old man just burn?”

Buffy looks down and sees the flames getting higher and nearer to Giles. Angel takes advantage of the distraction, and runs out of the burning factory. Buffy wakes Giles and gets him to his feet. She supports him as they make their way outside. They both come out coughing from the smoke. He pushes her away from him.

Giles: “Why did you come here? This wasn’t your fight!”

Buffy punches him in the jaw, and he spins and falls to the pavement.

Buffy: “Are you trying to get yourself killed?”

She begins to cry and crouches down to hug him.

Buffy: “You can’t leave me. I can’t do this alone.”

Giles hugs her back, in tears as well.

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We-Can-Still-Date Cordy & Fish-Monster

In the Season 2 episode, “Go Fish”, the Sunnydale High swim team have been doing unexpectedly well in the regional finals when members of the team start to go missing. Xander is undercover on the swim team and finds out that their coach has been dosing them with fish DNA! Cordy is waiting for Xander by the pool when she hears a splash. She sees a fish-monster swimming beside her.

Cordelia: “Oh, my God! Xander! It’s me, Cordelia. I know you can’t answer me, but… God, this is all my fault. You joined the swim team to impress me. You were so courageous. And you looked really hot in those Speedo’s. And I want you to know that I still care about you, no matter what you look like. And… and we can still date…”

Xander walks up behind her.

Xander: “Uh, Cordy?”

Cordelia spins around, startled.

Xander: (points into the pool) “That’s not me.”

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No-Cure-but-the-Fire Buffy, Willow & Amy

In the Season 3 episode, “Gingerbread”, a Hansel and Gretel demon has convinced the parents of Sunnydale that all their teen oddballs are in need of mob justice. The Slayer and her witch friends are drugged, then tied to stakes for burning. Amy has real witch power but Willow is still a novice.

Amy: “Alright. You want to fry a witch? I’ll give you a witch! Goddess Hecate, work thy will!”

Buffy: “Uh-oh.”

Amy’s eyes turn pitch black, and the energy of her spell begins to swirl around her.

Amy: “Before thee let the unclean thing crawl!”

She is engulfed by a sudden burst of flame. A rat comes crawling out of Amy’s empty clothes. It scampers down the pile of books and scurries to safety. The frightened adults jump out of her way.

Buffy: “She couldn’t do us first?”

Willow: (desperately) “You’ve seen what we can do! Another step and you will all feel my power!”

Buffy: (quietly) “What are you going to do, float a pencil at them?”

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Crawling-From-Her-Grave Buffy

At the end of Season 5, Buffy died by jumping into a trans-dimensional portal; the only way to close it. In the first Season 6 episode, “Bargaining”, Willow has been trying to resurrect Buffy using dark magic. The spell is interrupted by demon bikers, the Urn of Osiris is broken and the Bambi blood spilled. The Scooby Gang have to flee. They don’t realise that the spell actually worked. Buffy comes back to life trapped in a coffin. She’s confused and frightened, and all alone. She breaks through the wood and earth to crawl out of her own grave.

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Mr-Drippy Buffy

In the Season 6 episode, “Flooded”, Buffy is back from the dead and facing reality. Without her mum and a steady job, she can’t afford to keep her household running. Then she has a disaster with a flooded basement and the extortionate cost of a copper pipe replacement. A demon attack busts up her furniture and the fight moves to the flooded basement. The demon makes the mistake of breaking the newly-fixed pipes.

Buffy (beating the demon to death with broken pipe): “Full… copper… re-pipe! No… more… full… copper… re-pipe!”

The dead demon floats away in the water, and Buffy surveys the carnage in the basement.

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Juiced-Up-Teleporting Willow

In the Season 6 episode, “Wrecked”, Willow realises that she now has enough power to turn Amy the rat back into a human. They go out on a magic spree. When they are tapped out of their own magic, Amy takes Willow to meet a powerful Warlock. He immediately senses Willow’s potential and makes a creepy deal to “taste” her essence and give her some extra juice. Willow goes on a wild ride. She finds she can manipulate the air and teleport around Sunnydale.

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Earth-Wants-You-Back Dawn and Buffy

In the final episode of Season 6, “Grave”, Willow is now an extremely powerful witch. She has been fighting her addiction to magic. She loses control of herself when her girlfriend, Tara, is murdered. Willow turns against the whole world and tries to destroy it. The Scooby Gang try to stop her but Buffy and Dawn get trapped in a muddy cavern created by Willow’s fire-bomb.

Willow: “I can’t take it anymore. But I know you, Buffy. You’re a warrior. You won’t go out without a fight. I don’t really have time for one. But you should go out fighting.”

Buffy: “Willow, what are you…?”

Willow: “It was me that took you out of the Earth. Well, now the Earth wants you back.”

The ground around Buffy and Dawn begins to rumble. Suddenly the walls themselves start to turn into monsters, earth-creatures made up of dirt and tree roots, which detach themselves from the walls and move toward Buffy and Dawn. Buffy and Dawn retreat, and find themselves back-to-back facing the monsters, each holding her sword.

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Long-Way-Home Willow

In the Season 8 Graphic Novel, “Long Way Home”, the rogue witch, Amy, has put a sleeping spell on Buffy and is winning the fight against the younger slayers with her army of Scottish Zombies. They’re in serious trouble until Willow shows up. She has now dealt with her problems and is in full control of her magical powers.

Amy: “All that time underground with nothing to do but get stronger. A hundred Slayers and there’s not one person here who can take me on.”

Amy’s eyes widen as an all too familiar voice calls to her. Willow is floating outside the castle.

Willow: “As a friend of mine once said… I’d like to test that theory.”

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer *Elements* Line

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Recipes
Thanks to MAC, DST, NECA Toys, SOTA Toys, McFarlane and Marvel for the parts.

Let-the-Old-Man-Burn Buffy & Giles
For Buffy, I used a Darla figure with deluxe Buffy head and arms. For Giles, I used a DST Giles with a MAC Giles head and deluxe Spike arms.

I sculpted Buffy holding up Giles. I redid their hair and clothes for the episode. I painted them looking sad.

The light-up stand came from the Essence of Spike set. I added one of Drusilla’s dolls and baseball bat, on fire.

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We-Can-Still-Date Cordy & Fish-Monster
My nephew, Harry, helped to sculpt and paint the Fish Monster. We used a small thin female Marvel superhero body with the Master head. We sculpted his scales, fins, claws, jagged teeth and Carp-like whiskers. We painted him with greeny-black scales, off-white teeth and claws and red eyes.

I made the swimming pool with a blue plastic box, printed white check paper and Scenic Water.

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For Cordy, I used a Schoolgirl Darla figure with a Cheerleader Cordy head and Piper hands. I sculpted her thighs and hips from scratch. I put her in a kneeling position. I painted her to look like Cordy. I used white pen to detail her striped blouse.

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No-Cure-but-the-Fire Buffy, Willow & Amy
For Buffy, I used a Primeval Buffy figure with deluxe Buffy head and arms. I sculpted her hair, necklace and top, and altered her trousers to be corduroy. I painted her looking at her mum, hurt. I used rope to tie her to a sculpted pole.

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For Willow, I used a Willow figure with deluxe Buffy arms. I sculpted her hair, necklace and jumper. I altered her trousers to combats. I painted her to look terrified. I used rope to tie her to a sculpted pole.

The light-up stand came from the Essence of Spike set. I added Slayer and Witch books for burning, and the Hansel and Gretel “Never Again” banner. Amy, the rat, is scampering across the red book in front.

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Crawling-From-Her-Grave Buffy
I used a Deluxe Buffy figure with Primeval Buffy arms. I sculpted her messed-up long hair and funeral dress. I painted her to look like Buffy smudged with mud and frightened. She has bloodied knuckles from breaking through the coffin.

I altered a graveyard stand with mud, Buffy’s headstone, and the broken Urn of Osiris with spilt Bambi blood.

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Mr-Drippy Buffy
I used a Prom Buffy figure with Willow arms, a deluxe Buffy head and Piper legs. I made her legs a more healthy size. I sculpted her hair (flattened by the splashed water) and wet clinging top. I painted her to look like Buffy with wet patches, and clear varnish for the shine. I used solid cast plastic to make the concrete floor, and dyed clear cast plastic for the water, with random basement items floating or on the floor.

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Juiced-Up-Teleporting Willow
I used a White Witch Willow figure with the toned Phoebe torso. I sculpted her hair and top blowing back, as Willow manipulates the air with her teleportation. I painted her with black eyes.

I joined an extra back to a DST stand with screws, then printed out distorted photos of The Bronze and The Magic Box as Willow teleports from one to the other. I painted the ground with some swirls.

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Earth-Wants-You-Back Dawn and Buffy
For Dawn, I used a Dawn figure with Kill Bill Bride arms and Twilight Bella legs. I sculpted her hair, top, necklace and puffy-sleeved jacket. I altered her jeans. I painted her as a frightened Dawn.

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For Buffy, I used a Primeval Buffy figure with a different right hand, Twilight Alice legs and Tara boots. I sculpted her hair, bare arms and belt. I altered her jeans and boots. I painted her to look like Buffy.

My niece, Hannah, helped to make the stand. We used a Charmed attic set with sculpting clay, spooky fairy-tale trees and branches. Then we painted it all muddy.

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Long-Way-Home Willow
I used a Dawn figure with a deluxe Willow head, Eowyn’s skirt and Electra feet. I sculpted her hair, dress, waistcoat and boots. I sculpted the folded arms from scratch. I painted her to look like Willow.

For the backdrop, I digitally removed Willow from a scan of the graphic novel, then filled in the background as best I could. I’m not great at this stuff, but it came out pretty well. I printed it out and glued it to a DST stand. I added part of the castle to the floor

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4 thoughts on “CC24: Buffy the Vampire Slayer *Elements* Line by Sasha (aka MsBig)

  1. I always lament the articulation that you sacrifice with your customs, but these are really outstanding, especially the likenesses.

  2. you spend a small fortune in these Buffy figures just to tear them up for these customs, don’t you? or do you have a small mold factory going on to cast all your parts?

    Once again, AWESOME JOB!

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