Mostafa Yehia is an Egyptian mechanical engineer who got an MBA in marketing and discovered his talent in making custom figures; cartoon characters at an early age.\r\n\r\nWhen did he first discover this unique talent, what are his achievements so far and what about his future plan, this is what SEE revealed after interviewing Yehia and taking pictures of his hand made work.\r\n\r\nHere are the excerpts of the interview.\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. First of all, tell us more about your self<\/strong>\r\n\r\nI\u2019m Mostafa Yehia, I\u2019m 35 years old and I graduated from faculty of engineering at Helwan University.\r\n\r\nI mainly work in selling and marketing cables and electric motors.\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. When did you discover your hobby?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. I discovered my passion in the custom figure field since I was 9 years old.\r\n\r\nI mainly focus on producing cartoon characters, superheroes and robots.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-58313" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64418773_304042010477583_5051605963639881728_n-300x211.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. What about these figures\u2019 manufacture technique?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. They are generally made by combining parts of existing figures with newly sculpted and created parts.\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. What are the materials you use frequently?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. I can use materials that already exist in the surrounding area like toothpicks, wooden pieces, papers, cartoon and plastics.\r\n\r\nMoreover, I buy special materials like ceramic paste, epoxy clay and thermal clay; which is used for carving.\r\n\r\nSome materials are expensive like acrylic colors and dremel tool; which costs more than 1000 EGP.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-58314" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64725073_559466134583600_6579028507421048832_n-300x217.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. What was the first action figure to produce?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. Mazinger Z statue was the first figure to produce and it was made of a wooden piece then I made Ninja Turtles from papers and toothpicks.\r\n\r\nQ. How long does it take to make 1 figure?\r\n\r\nThe duration depends on how many details I should focus on in each figure and it could take weeks to finish 1 piece.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-58315" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64255129_554095862042819_1913839364127850496_n-300x271.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. When did you launch your Facebook page and how many followers you got so far?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nI\u2019ve launched a Facebook page called \u201cMy Super Craft\u201d for 4 years now to display my work and number of followers exceeded 10,000 persons.\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. What are the characters that people liked most?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMany people admired the custom figure of \u201cSultan\u201d; the character of the Egyptian actor Ahmed Mekky in \u201cKhalsana be Shyaka\u201d Series besides Mazinger Z bust.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-58316" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64244562_284710695653279_2073889383383040_n-300x234.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. Are you planning to establish your own project soon?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. Till now I deal with these figures as a hobby and I didn\u2019t sell any of them but at some point, I\u2019ll launch my own business.\r\n\r\nI just need to take some specific courses to enhance my hobby and be able to handle more professional work.\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. Are kids the only target group of your work?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nOf course not, as many adults prefer to collect and own such figures.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter wp-image-58317" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64945309_193766364903341_1399777606097698816_n-266x300.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. Have you made any female figures?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nA. Yes, I made Merida bust; a famous female character in Brave movie.\r\n\r\n<img class="wp-image-58318" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2019\/06\/64684262_1180874382095394_5483242703644786688_n-223x300.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\n<strong>Q. What is your future dream?<\/strong>\r\n\r\nMost of these figures are made in China and I hope to produce made-in Egypt custom figures and be able to compete both domestically and internationally.