I was but a wee lad, the only Star Trek action figure I owned was of Lt.
Ilia. I still have it, and it's wonderful, but now that I customize
I wanted one something more along the lines of the Playmates size.
After all, it would just be a simple headswap/repaint, right?
Wrong. First, the original Lt. Ilia action figure is actually
colored differently than she ever appears in the movie, and she has a skirt-like
waist to her top which I've not seen anywhere else. So I encountered
a dilemma -- should I customize the character just as she had appeared
in the movie, or as she appeared on my worn-out action figure from the
70s? So far, I've gone with a mix of the two outfits. I liked
the grey/white combo on the old figure, but I didn't try to add that waist-thing.
I'm not finished with this figure, although for the time being, she'll
not do much changing because I'm satisfied with it for now.
Links in this table will connect
you to customs made from other parts of same figure.