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Check Out These 'Psycho' Minimates Figure Concepts

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Psycho killer Norman Bates once said "A boy's best friend is his mother"... but we boys & girls love our toys too. Thanks to this series of “Minimates” figure concepts, you can imagine what a LEGO Bates Motel diorama might look like populated with these likenesses of Norman and “Mother,” as well as the young lady who came between them.
 
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Take note this is not something you can purchase (not now, anyway); it's the amazing work of artist Luke Porter, who bases his custom pieces on both the classic LEGO figure style and Diamond Select Toys' popular Minimates characters.
 
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The Psycho mock-ups include this 4-pack based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic, which includes Norman in his regular and “Mother” guises, Marion Crane, and Mrs. Bates' lovingly-preserved corpse.
 
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The shower curtain was pulled back on these images at Raving Toy Maniac's semi-annual “virtual convention” CustomCon, where they display DIY concepts in the style of actual toy company product lines. 
 
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You can view these and other past CustomCon entries at Raving Toy Maniac's official site, and Porter posts many more Minimates concepts at his Deviant Art gallery.
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