Spider-Man, Batman and Gun-Toting Mario Bros. Become Wonderfully Bizarre ‘Battle Babies’ Toys
Aggressive, let's call it... toysploration... has a bit of a bad name thanks to Toy Story's depiction of mad customizer Sid, but in the right hands creepy baby doll pieces can achieve a truly higher calling. Case in point: Stacey Rader/GeekyVixen's line of kitbashed and customized "Battle Babies." Working from a base of plastic babies and ugly animal toys from the 1960s and '70s, Rader builds up the downtrodden playthings with pieces from more celebrated toy lines for standalone oddities and bold dioramas. A bare-bellied baby Batman, a wee Super Mario Bros. cast at war, and some diabolically funny Star Wars pieces from Rader's Etsy shop await you after the cut.
Check out some of our favorite pieces below: