Billmeister has done it again and created this amazing looking Custom Transformers Dinobots Combiner called Extinction. Modeling an appearance of the Dinobots after the Fall of Cybertron game using the colors of metallic gold, silver, steel, and flourescent red. For the magma styling, he painted the Weapons with a glow like color scheme also in reference to the FOC weapons. Using combiner parts, the Dinobot quintet combines to form a beast with much more power than its individual bots can hope to achieve. I love the classic G1 color scheme and the colors are spot on to the classic 80's styling with an updated look to them. All of the parts seamlessly fit together to form a killer combiner!
Lucky I saw this when I did...only a couple hours left to nab Toyphilia's Custom Marvel Legends American Eagle figure. What Toyphilia excels at is creating customs that look like they were ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics. Since most toy companies focus on making popular figures or lines from movies, it is great when customizers fill in the gaps and make lesser known but amazing figures. Take his American Eagle, for example. He did a fantastic job sculpting the various parts needed to resemble the comic likeness of American Eagle, even down to the undulations in this tank top. Move quick on this one as there is not much time to grab Toyphilia's Custom Marvel Legends American Eagle figure.
LEK is famous for his realistic paint apps and he prides himself with delivering the best looking customs he can possibly create and his Custom Transformers Ultra Magnus Mastperiece MP-22 figure delivers! Painted in classic G1 red, white, and blue, Ultra Magnus' has a metallic and distressed look. Sinking effort into every nook and cranny he can, LEK's version of the trailer is the most detailed I have ever seen.
The trailer overall is absolutely impressive. If you look closely, you see gold accents integrated into the trailer detail, bringing a realistic look and feel to the figure that the off the shelf versions are missing. I have been following LEK's customs for quite some time now and they just keep getting better and better as the years go by! This Ultra Magnus Masterpiece MP-22 Custom Transformers Figure will not disappoint and should make a glorious addition to anyone's Custom Transformers collection. Don't miss out on this one!
Jetfire has always been my long time favorite in the Transformers Universe and D.M. has taken a Revenge of the Fallen figure and has given a G1 makeover. You will notice the classic color scheme that is very fitting for Jetfire. The aspect I really love about this figure is the distressed paint app. This is one of the most unique Jetfire figures I have seen in a long time and the Generation 1 colors brings out all of the unique detail that the off the shelf figure kept hidden.
I was just amazed and shocked by the idea of taking perfectly good gijoe figures and turning them into new characters. While searching around some more I found a site called the Biv. I lurked there for a bit. Then that site became what we know know as joecustoms.com. I joined watched and studied the many talented artists there. Built up the nerve to make a custom and the rest is history!AFC: How many projects are you working on at any given time?
Be it customs,dios,photography,art it's your one stop shop with very talented from all over the world come to display their work.
Taking advantage of the latest in 3D printing technology is DarCave's Custom Transformers Decepticon Justice Division Tarn figure, a one of a kind evil bot that is built to "Find. Kill. Cleanse." According to DarkCave, his head, dual fusion cannon, chest plate and shoulder/tank treads were CAD drafted and 3D printed. I am so excited that customizers are starting to use 3D printers as it opens up the possibilities to create customs at scale. For those who are skilled in CAD, it offers those who are more talented figuring out software. Using interchanging parts with Generations Springer and Sandstorm figures, Tarn is a seamless construction of Transformers and additional parts created by DarkCave. My favorite part of this custom is the chest plate as it reminds me of the combiners, especially Devastator. It is cool to find combiner parts on smaller figures as it gives them a very unique look. Since Tarn does not exist in the Transformers Universe, DarkCave has written a back story on him:
"Tarn is the leader of the Decepticon Justice Division, a group of Decepticons tasked by Megatron to hunt down traitors to the Decepticon cause. Even though he's fearful and intimidating, your intrigued by his personality and, in some ways, his nobility. As well as his addiction to transforming and classical music. No to mention this evil bastard can actually TALK his victim to death."
When it comes to Master of the Universe Classics figures, MeMade Customs has a knack for creating one of a kind figures. This week, he brings us his Custom MOTUC Bluu-Revol figure, which is a figure and character that does not currently exist in the Universe of the Masters of the Universe. Having collected these figures myself, I can tell that Bluu-Revol will fit into anyone's collection. Taking on the persona as an ironclad ice horde gladiator, this figure has many cool attributes to it. First, the helmet is interesting as you don't know what Bluu-Revol's face looks like and you can only imagine. The apparatus strapped to his back is intriguing and I wonder if it is an ice generator. The look is completed with the broken chains dangling from his wrists and to get the full back story on that, go ahead and read MeMade's original story about this killer figure:
"Working as a slave for his entire life, Marcus was always a slave. There is never a time in his life that he doesn't remember being one. Raised in the Horde mines, he fought for his life protecting him and his younger brother Sparta from harm. One day Sparta was caught stealing a loaf of Eternian sweet bread by the on guard horde troopers. He would have been sentenced to death if it wasn't for his brother Marcus. Marcus stood before her attack and offered himself up in place of Sparta.
Hordak being of no mercy disintegrated Sparta on the spot in front of his brother Marcus. Marcus vowing to take his vengeance was placed in a mutagenic chamber transforming him from a simple young man into hey now ironclad ice horde gladiator. Now known as Bluu-Revo, Marcus does not remember who he exactly is but does remember vengeance will be his against he who has oppressed him the evil Hordak!"
You can check out MeMade's Custom MOTUC Bluu-Revol figure and his others he has for sale over on eBay.
PumkinGonzo shows us what it is like if the leader of the Dinobots was played for the other team with his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Grimlock figure as a Decepticon. Painted in a classic black and purple scheme, this figure could very well fit into the Shattered Glass line where in 2008, the Transformers franchise introduced an old sci-fi warhorse of an evil alternate universe, (akin to Star Trek's Mirror Universe and DC Comics' Earth-Three) where the bad guys are good, the good guys are bad, and (mostly) everyone has different paint schemes. One thing you will notice about the paint app in this figure is its smooth as silk appearance. There are also other fine details that make this custom stand about among the rest. For example, the silver rivets that adorn the figure give it a more industrial look, which works great for this type of the figure. Sacrificing the electronics to get the look that he wanted is what customizers have to do sometimes as the sword, crown and other accents are painted in that classic Decepticon purple.
I was there live at Wrestlemania 31 when Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and turned the WWE World Heavyweight title match into a triple threat match. As Brock Lesnar was taking Roman Reigns to suplex city, I can still hear Rollins' entrance music and he curb stomped his way to become the future of the WWE. DeepFreeze customs captures this moment in WWE history with his Custom Seth Rollins as he appeared in his Wrestlemania 31 attire. I like that this figure comes with a removable shirt, the WWE Championship belt and the Money in the Bank briefcase as that adds to the display-ability of the figure. The paint app is evenly applied and the lines are well executed. This figure is definite must have for WWE collectors and DeepFreeze is offering you a chance to get this one of kind figure!
Solving the scalability issue is Ubrikkian Shipyards' massive Custom Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge that is over 3 feet long! With respect to off the shelf Star Wars vehicles, this Sail Barge is gigantic. One thing that always irked me about the vehicles in the Star Wars line was that none of them were to scale with the figures. I get it...it would bankrupt the toy companies and collectors would have to buy bigger homes for their toys but the figures never looked right next to the vehicles. Another aspect I like about this custom is the customizer himself as he wrote a witty and funny listing:
Ubrikkian Shipyards (ie. me in my basement) has been busy at the direction of his royal slugness building a new sailbarge after the disaster at the Sarlacc Pit. Up for your consideration is a voluminous Luxury Sail Barge for the Hutt family. A fully detailed, built from the ground up, custom Sail Barge ready to sail the sands of Tatooine. You can almost hear the music from Max Rebo's organ and Jabba's sinister laugh as he gets ready to feed another victim to the Sarlaac. This huge custom (38" L x 20" T x 15" W and weighs less than 10 lbs) has it all:
Room for all your figures to include a luxury suite that fits Jabba's entire girth and entourage
Deck planks with anchor chains and hatch doors that open to the spacious cantina below
A large cantinia with Jabba's mural, stairs to upper decks and large openings to place and view your figures
Realistically weathered hull and engines with windows that open
And of course those wonderful orange sails that really bring the barge to life.
The Sail Barge is also well designed and and thought out. In the Star Wars Universe, if it gets blown up, you build a version 2 but instead of making the same mistakes twice (hence the Death Star and Death Star v2), Ubrikkian Shipyards made some much needed enhancements. For example, the viewing ports are very large so Jabba can view the carnage without obstruction. If you are a Star Wars collector this Custom Sail Barge is a must for any collection!
As an army builder of GI Joe figures, I can appreciate the need for a great weapon and Marauder Inc. is a fantastic resource to meet your needs! Specializing in weapons for 3-3/4" figures, the product design is simply amazing and fills a much needed gap in the accessory department for smaller figures. To be honest, the stock weaponry that comes packed with figures these days is a joke so if you are serious about displaying your figures with the best replica guns and ammo around, head over to Marauder Inc and check them out!
Below you will find an example of their Modular ACR Assault Rifle w/ accessories and you can see how bad ass these weapons are. Imagine the possibilities if you equip your GI Joe or Cobra army with these weapons.
Or take this Modular M4 MOE Carbine Assault Rifle...a truly amazing piece that looks even better in the hands of a capable 3 3/4" figure
They not only specialize in weapons but they also make gear for dioramas too! For example, let's say your Joe army needs to camp out for the night after a long battle fighting the evil forces of Cobra. you can make it happen with this Nylon Tent:
They also sell weapon sets so if you are looking to outfit your entire brigade with some killer firepower, these types of sets are for you.
Here is how the company describes themselves:
"The source for weapons & accessories scaled for use with ALL collectible 3-3/4 inch action figures. We carry accurate 1:18 scale miniature replica versions of authentic looking weapons or designs based on military & science fiction originals. Sturdy & highly detailed items are NOT "soft & bendy" rubber or "fragile & brittle." Similar feel to vintage 1980s 1:18 scale weapons. The weapons are perfect for the ADULT COLLECTOR to "upgrade" the equipment of their collectible 3-3/4 inch (1:18 scale) figures or to finally provide those incomplete or custom figures with COOL & INEXPENSIVE accessories."
Growing up watching He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was really fun and it was cool that Prince Adam had a talking cat! JACC (Joe Amato Custom Creations) imagines a world where He-Man trusty sidekick is more than just transportation and the occasional rescue feline with his Custom Battle Cat-Man MOTU Classics figure. Resculpting a removable helmet and chest symbol, JACC has retained the classic look of Battle Cat we grew up with while creating a totally brand new figure for us to enjoy. The green and yellow paint scheme is also new and to make this figure even more interesting, he also wrote up a really cool bio:
The armor on the figure completes the look and I like that he tied in the symbol and sword of He-Man, which makes it look like they belong together. The tunic is a nice touch giving Battle Cat a more human feel to the character. This would make an amazing addition to any MOTU Classics collection so make sure to snatch this Custom Battle Cat-Man MOTU Classics figure while you still can!
Growing up in the 80’s, I had most of the Transformers toys and there was always something that bothered me about the G1 Megatron! After seeing Xaviercal’s Custom Transformers IDW Megatron figure, I think I have figured it out! The 80’s Megatron is not bulky or massive enough. Xaviercal has fixed this issue with one of the best Megatron’s I have seen of late. He gave Megatron such much needed additions to bulk up his legs and shoulders. Giving him a new fusion cannon and and a tank barrel to resembler his Walther P38 appearance in robot mode cements the look! Interesting to see that he chose to go with a dark gray color scheme but it works surprisingly well! There are also very subtle aspects of the figure that you might notice. For example, instead of using a purple Decepticon symbol, he chose to go with a metallic gray symbol that almost fades into the background.
When Shinobitron created this Custom Marvel Legends S.H.I.E.L.D figure montage, he definitely had versatility in mind. With 4 sets of heads, you can transform this figure into 4 different types of characters: Captain America, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Dum Dum Duggan. The design works on all levels and the suit that was selected for the base of the figure compliments each character. The accessories also are a great fit!
This is a fantastic idea for a custom and what is even better is the back story around why this figure was created and how it fits into the Marvel Universe so I will let Shinobitron tell this one:
"With all the super villains popping up and threatening the safety of the world, Nick Fury needed a solution to combat their evil. Deciding to take the matter to Tony Stark, they came up with the idea to make a specific S.H.I.E.L.D. suit of armor that could adapt to each individual user and could represent "Truth, Justice and Liberty". Thus it became dubbed "The Patriot" Armor and a solid reminder to villains of just what the heroes using the suit were fighting for!
The Patriot Armor stands at just under 6.5" tall from the bottom of his armored boots to the top of his various heads. This figure features around 33 Points of Articulation. This figure comes with 4 heads ( Captain America, Nick Fury, Iron Man, and Dum Dum Duggan), 2 sets of hands, a Shield, a clear Axe/Shield, wrist launcher, a strand of bullets, a double arm chain gun, and an arm laser gun. This Armor has been carefully sculpted and intricately detailed to show off the complexity of the design! There is not another like it!"
To view more photos or to purchase this custom, head over to eBay and check out Shinobitron's Custom Marvel Legends S.H.I.E.L.D figure!
From the bizarre world of good becomes evil and evil becomes good comes swampmonkeyxr’s Custom Shattered Glass Metroplex city with Optimus Prime and Scamper. In the Shattered Glass motif of teals, blacks, and purples, Metroplex looks like he is ready to defend! The way that this custom was painted makes the individual parts stand out and I like the way the customizer used red and gold accents.
If you take a close look at the fingertips, you will see what I mean. The red tips as well as the gold finger accents add the finishing touches to this figure that is needed. It is really cool that this figure customs with Scamper and Optimus Prime and I love the way smaller figures look as it gives scale to the massive city that is Metroplex. Optimus even comes with shattered cab windows, completing the look of the figure and giving it a special meaning.
Fully transformable, this Custom Shattered Glass Metroplex figure looks even more impressive in alternate form. All in all, this figure is a great addition to any custom collection and makes an even better addition to a Shattered Glass collection!
Seth Rollins had a wild ride at Wrestlemania 31. After losing to Randy Orton via the most devastating (and entertaining) RKO we've ever seen from the Viper, Rollins finally cashed in his Money in the Bank contract during the title match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, cementing his legacy as the current face of the WWE. Capitalizing on his victor, knlimper has captured this moment in WWE history with his Custom Seth Rollins in his Wrestlemania 31 outfit where he won the World Heavyweight championship. Doing an excellent job with the tights detail, knlimper has designed Seth's monogrammed outfit using his current SR logo in the black and gold theme. I was there live to see this all unfold and I have to admit, it was pretty exciting! It also seemed to happen very fast as Seth delivered a few curb stomps to Lesnar and Reigns and finally pinned Roman to win the championship.
There is so much detail in JCArtwork's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figure it will make your head spin. This figure literally looks like it was ripped from the Age of Extinction movie...it is that good! Using a DMK-03 Dual Model Kit Optimus Prime as the base of the figure, JCartwork has transformed this great looking Prime into a thing of beauty. The technique that was used to paint the figure makes it look like the figure is made out of metal and you can see that in every nook, there are the tiniest details that make this figure one of the best Optimus Prime's from the AOE line I have see to date. Lucky for you, this figure is available for immediate purchase so if you are in love with it like I am, head over to eBay and buy JCartwork's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Optimus Prime figure.
Sheamus has been out of commission from the WWE for quite a while but he made a vicious return on RAW last Monday. With his return came a brand new look and a heel attitude and Skribbel24 has immortalized this point in WWE history with his Custom Mattel Elite Sheamus figure. Regarding Sheamus' new look, it was met by a crowd chanting "You look stupid" but I have to admit that I actually like this new attitude and look that Sheamus has going for him. The braids on the beard, which Skribbel has captured nicely, along with the killer Mohawk. I also liked the new wrestling trunks as well. To be honest, his character was going nowhere in the WWE and I am glad to see that he has reinvented himself. To own this unique figure, head over to eBay and check out Skibbel24's Custom Mattel Elite Sheamus figure.
Just like the 1986 Transformers movie, Vampiregirl04 has reconstructed a Combiner Wars Megatron into this Custom Galvatron figure you see before you. Using the classic Generation 1 color scheme of purple, grays, and oranges, the modifications that were done to this figure fit into the current line while retaining that old school look that started the Transformers craze. The aspects that stands out on this custom are the modifications that were done to the chest and head, which include resculpted facial features, the addition of head crests, a Revoltech joint for the neck, resculpted and modified chest/torso, and a sculpted and modified cannon. I love the emotion that is conveyed in Galvatron's face and the way that the left eye and expression was created gives it a more lifelike look. To view more photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay and check out Vampiregirl04's Custom Combiner Wars Galvatron figure!
Textureme has an amazing Custom Marvel Legends Deadpool 6" figure up this week on the the Bay! This custom blows me away for a few reasons. First, the paint app is silky smooth and the colors compliment each other nicely. The red that was selected for the figure matches perfectly and the blacks and browns work off one another. Looking at the finer details, you might notice Deadpool branded weapons, especially on the bat. This makes for a very unique custom and given the weapon set, it is cool to have a ton of assault paraphernalia with your calling card on it. Not only is this figure's paint app well executed, Deadpool comes chockablock with weapons and two alternate head sculpts.
There are literally 1000's of combinations to display this figure so if you are into versatility then this figure is for you! Go check out Textureme's Custom Marvel Legends Deadpool 6" figure now!
Billmeister gave the leader of the Autobots a finish that he deserves with his Custom Transformers MP-10 Metallic Optimus Prime figure. Not happy with the stock coloring of the off the shelf version (who is really???), he gave Optimus a metallic look that more closely resembled the G1 version from the cartoon.
Just to give you an idea how amazing this paint work is, here is a close up (see above) of the cab area. He was able to create glow effects, which makes it look like the windows on his chest are actually lighting and dimming. You will also notice that the rivets on Optimus are painstakingly painted to perfection. He also gave the glow effects to his Axe but you will have to check that out on eBay!
With the Star Wars Black 6" series, the Marvel Universe and the icons from a Galaxy far far away were destined to collide. Fanboy Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Boba Fett Deadpool crossover figure is a thing of beauty! The two concepts gel together and play off of each so well. For example, the classic Deadpool eyes are integrated into Boba Fett's helmet in a way that is so natural. You will also notice a Deadpool belt buckle instead of a Mandalorian symbol. The color of the armor is just right and the addition of soft goods and sculpted holsters takes this figure to another level.
The brown soft cape, the belt, and the holsters compliment the armor and give the figure a classic look. It is this attention to detail that really blows me away. If you look closely at the holster, you can see very small stitching, which gives the piece a very realistic feel.
Other really cool aspects of the figure center around the weaponry and jet pack. I also think I see a Rubik's cube on the back of the figure, which I assume is there for when Boba needs a break from his Bounty Hunter escapades or when he is plotting his next mission.
This figure is on the top of my list for the most coolest, well designed figures I have seen in 2015 and to make this your own, head over to eBay and place a bid on Fanboy Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Boba Fett Deadpool crossover figure.
DarkCave Customs gives us a glimpse of an alternate Autobot Universe where this soldier is a jet with his Custom Transformers Ultra Magnus jet figure. There are several aspects of this custom that caught my eye. First, the paint app and styling DarkCave used gives the figure much depth and dimension. The classic G1 Ultra Magnus blues and whites compliment the figure nicely. The grays that were used to out line the figure really make all of the parts stand out from each and it gives it a fresh from war look with all of the carbon scoring. Second, DarkCave made use of a 3D printer to make a new head for the figure, completing the look. To check out more photos, head over to eBay and take a gander at this Custom Transformers Ultra Magnus jet figure.
The Hulkster and the NWO (yes...Nash and Hall) caused some major havoc at Wrestlmania 31 this past weekend and Skribbel24 has immortalized the this WWE/WCW icon with this Custom NWO Hollywood Hulk Hogan figure as he was seen in the Halloween Havoc pay per view as he fought against the Ultimate Warrior. Hulk Hogan does like to wear a nice boa so I am happy to see that it is included with the figure as it completes the look. Also, if you don't believe me that Hollywood Hogan, Hall, and Nash caused some trouble for Triple H and Degeneration X, here are the photos to prove it...I was there!
Following the same fate as Peter Parker, Cindy Moon was bitten by the same spider while attending a public exhibition demonstrating the safe handling of nuclear laboratory waste materials. I wish my school took us to a nuclear lab for field trip but alas I digress! As Cindy Moon exclaims, "When I'm like this, call me -- Silk!" and Babcsan has captured the essence of this Marvel Comics character with his Custom Marvel Legends Silk figure. Completely hand painted, Babcsan does an amazing job keeping the art and costume detail symmetrical and accurate to the comic representation, even down to the gray accents on the boots!
The fans choice Masterpiece figure was voted Star Saber and paying homage to the original G1 Japanese Brainmaster is Xaviercal's Masterpiece Black Star Saber Custom Transformers MP-24 figure. This figure looks so much better as a Decepticon and Xaviercal nailed the G1 style and coloring. The finish on the figure looks smooth and the colors are all in the right place. To tell us more about how this custom was made and what inspired him to make is Xaviercal himself:
"Star Saber keeps most of the features the original G1 toy had, the main difference being in how the Brainmaster gimmick works: Saber's face is in the main body rather than in the Brain of Courage figure. Also he comes with an extra accessory that was not in the original figure, the shield Star Saber used in "Showdown! The Fortress vs the Victory Unification", which doubles as a "flight stand" for the figure when in its alternate mode. He also comes with two swords, one scaled for Saber and one scaled for Star Saber. I completely took this guy apart and repainted him into e-Hobby exclusive colors of evil redecos. I wanted to do the same but with the MP Version."
This figure is hot and is already going for over $250 on eBay so better place your bid while you still can!
One aspect I love about Jin Saotome's customs is that he is always thinking about poseability and making his customs as versatile and unique as possible, which brings me to his Custom Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider Man figure. As Wikipedia describes, "The Symbiotes (originally known as the Klyntar) are a fictional race of amorphous extraterrestrial parasites which appear in the Marvel Comics shared universe. The Symbiotes envelop their hosts like costumes, creating a symbiotic bond through which the host's mind can be influenced. This transformation is just what Jin has created with this highly detailed figure. Here to tell you more about this great figure is Jin himself:
"This week I bring you the stealthy Symbiote Spider-Man straight off the comic pages! Spider-Man has been meticulously hand painted with detailed brushwork, airbrushed highlights/shadows/color gradients, and other effects. All joint holes have also been filled and sculpted over for a more smoother appearance. The entire figure has been sealed with a combination of matte, satin, and gloss varnish depending on the surface. Pose Spider-Man in any martial arts pose you want and he'll look incredible doing so. You get an extra pair of fists and a special alternate 'transformation' Peter Parker head!"
The transforming Peter Parker head is my favorite part of this figure. You can see it consuming his head and I love that the eyes are pretty much all you see on his face. I wonder what Peter is thinking right at this moment? Go check out Jin's Custom Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider Man figure over on eBay!
The Stunticon's were a world class set of riff raff Decepticons always out to cause trouble. When they terrorized the Autobots, boy did they cause mayhem. Capturing the menacing side of these 4-wheeling bad asses is LEK's Custom Transformers Menasor Combiner figure. Standing a towering 14" tall, LEK has captured the Generation 1 look and feel that we grew up with while giving the figures a mode edgier feel with the paint color choices. The individual figures, although plastic, have a metallic look to them, which makes the figure even more appealing. Paying homage to the original head sculpt by adding horns that flare out to the sides, LEK's version is a modern combiner with that old school feel. The face is well executed and the expression on Menasor's face is priceless.
My favorite vehicle in the Prequel Star Wars Universe has to be the Clone Gunships and Joe's Custom Creations as painstakingly created this Custom Lego Star Wars Dark Red Shadow Republic Gunship aptly dubbed the Knight Stalker. The creativity in this custom is endless. From the modifications to Gunship to the Clone Troops ready for battle, this Elite Force is ready for action! He modeled this vehicle on the original 7676 Republic Gunship and added two side mounted Gatling guns and even created an escape pod minijet, roving ATV, and wing mounted cannons that really fire.
As cool as this custom is, the story is equally as cool:
"This is a time of great uncertainty for the Galactic Republic. The Separatists are building a coalition of thousands of star systems. The Republic must stop the spread of lawlessness and disorder no matter where it goes! Characterized by the Dark Red, Silver, and Black markings on their armor & ships, the Republic's Shadow legion is the Republic's Elite Stealth Legion. To the public, the Shadow Legion doesn't exist, but when the job needs to be done and there is no fame to be had, the Republic calls upon the Shadow forces."
This custom is available to buy now (no bidding) on eBay so head over there and snatch up Joe's Custom Lego Star Wars Dark Red Shadow Republic Gunship elite force set!
Straight from the Comics with a touch of movie style to him, Kimota's Workshop brings us his latest creation with his Custom Marvel Legends Thor figure in Destroyer Armor. A cutomizer can look at several parts of various different figures and combine them to look like they would naturally fit together. That is the quality I admire most, which is the ability to take action figure fodder and make a figure that has a cohesive style. Kimota has done just this! The armor that Kimota has designed for his Marvel Legends style figure resembles the armor seen on the front page of the Thor Comic #381 but he added some spiked detail and some chest armor and make the look more modern. Here is more about how this custom was created from Kimota himself:
"Thor was handcrated using parts from several different action figures. Once assembled, sections were sculpted to him to make the look more authentic and to give you the detail you deserve to display on your shelf. He was primed using Citadel primer, and hand painted using Citadel, Tamiya, Formula P3, Model Masters, and other paints. Some areas are glossy, metallic and some are flat. The colors are different shades of grays, blacks, metallics, and others. The armor is painted to look like real metal with wear and tear. A closer look will show that Thor has metallic red eyes and gold trim to on the armor. His belt buckle is sculpted with the “T” hammer shape to show who is wearing the armor. Thor wears the Destroyer helmet with modifications such as the feathered wings that are featured with his normal look. His cape is painted dark red with a black wash to highlight the details present in the sculpt. He comes with his hammer, Mjolinir, which is painted metallic silver with a black wash. This Thor is made to take down cosmic threats like Galactus. So a hammer and a battle suit aren’t enough. He also comes with the Cosmic Cube or Tesseract from the movies."
Check out this amazing custom Custom Marvel Legends Thor figure in Destroyer Armor on eBay or over at Kimota's Facebook page.
I live for one of a kind customs and figures that are inspired by imagination and creativity, which brings to today's featured Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reaper Seeker Jet figure by PumpkinGonzo! This figure has a classic look and styling to it. The use of purple and blacks reminds me of the G1 Transformers line. I really like that the wings are painted a metallic color as they pop on the figure and make them stand out. Focusing in the smaller details, notice the purple engine fans on the chest, a great color choice to compliment the rest of the figure, which also shows up on the sides of the head, tying it all together.
The story behind this custom is great! From what inspired the creation of this custom to the help he got from family and friends. Here is more about how this custom came about:
"I had an idea of a demon looking seeker, and got heavily involved in this one and it was great fun to do! Brand new Sunstorm bought. Totally concentrated on robot mode. It will transform done carefully, but with the weapon and cloak it's all about a high quality professionally painted robot display piece. Airbrushed and hand painted. Numerous coats of primer. Very carefully, slowly painted with a build of a shades. Mainly a rich black, with slight metallic mixed black and steel wings with purple and red detail. The head is a dark steel/black mix to match the wings.
The cloak is a black fabric that attaches around the neck. The base is a mixture of black, steel, metallic black, purple and red all blended. High quality Decepticon symbols and finished with gloss varnish.
This is the first seeker in a set of three I have planned in this style. Next one will be late April, along with a black and purple Decepticon MP Grimlock. Special thanks to my wife for making the cloak. To Stormvaper, Stevil33 and TigerBlade (TFW2005) for their help with names and general chat."
According to the Transformers Wiki, Bludgeon is a ferocious warrior, skilled in the ancient Cybertronian martial art of Metallikato. He and his blade can cut through the battlefield as if everyone else is operating at a minimal speed setting. Xaviercal has captured his G1 samuria look with an updated Transformers movie feel with his Custom Transformers Leader Class Bludgeon Figure. The colors that were used really highlight the and accentuate the figure, defining the individual sections. For example, the chest plate really pops and the mix of metalic colors in in all the right places give the figure its robotic look and feel. Here is more about how the custom was created:
"Bludgeon is a complete build from using spare limbs from a DMK Optimus. The rest was built from using ROTF Bludgeon and leader class optimus. I wanted to do with a bare robot skeleton look for Bludgeon, to have that creepy but yet awesome look to him. He is aimed with a sword and small dagger both of which can store on his back. He also aimed with his Tank turret on his arm which resembles his original pretender"
I can't deny that when I first saw the Star Wars Episode 7 Force Awakens trailer, I felt like a little kid again. The very first image of we saw in the teaser trailer will be burned into my memory and Kimota has immortalized this iconic continuation of the Star Wars saga with this Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure.
Recreating a new version of Stormtrooper armor, Kimota has done a fantastic job replicating this armor from the movie and translating it into a fully poseable 6" action figure modeled from the Star Wars Black line.
To own this unique, one of a kind Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure, head over to eBay!
Combiners always have a special place in my heart and Deceptipunk's Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner is no exception. Standing almost 2 feet tall, this figure comes jam packed with articulation and more armor, which adds some weight to the figure. There are 6 Transformers that make up this combiner and Deceptipunk's color scheme is very complimentary in combiner form. Here is Deceptipunk's to tell you about this amazing combiner:
"This is my second take on Transformers combiners wars Cybertron Elite Defense Force combiner OPTIMAL MAXIMUM PRIME This custom was done To add a new style and combiner to the new combiner wars line. This is my second of version of this custom. But this time I added an extra robot so the combiner consist of 6 figures plus the frame and extra parts that come together to for this heavy behemoth. The figure stands 22 inches tall and it's very heavy. All figures are fully transformable exactly the same way as the original versions. With all the same transformation and articulation as the original. In this version I also added new parts and change the design a bit. I added extra parts that adds more bulk. Now the feet armor is bigger due to the weight of the figure , that way the feet can provide the figure with better stability and an overall more over bulked proportioned look. I also included are new ball jointed and hinged articulated hands. This custom has a lot of articulation like shoulder rotation , stronger ratchets, limbs have elbow swivel and twist , waist swivel is still there, hip and knew articulation as well as the leg swivel are also present and finally some ankle movement to create a better stance as seen in the pictures. This figure was prepped, cleaned detailed with silver and red accents and then applied lots of fine diluted dark washes to create contrast and to show weathering /battle torn look using enamels and acrylics."
Check out more photos of this Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner and be sure to place a bid so you can own this amazing figure!
With Wrestlemania 31 right around the corner, the Sting vs. Triple H match might be the most highly anticipated match of the night. Skribbel24, wrestling figure aficionado and craftsman, created this Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure that is a dead ringer for the vigilante. The franchise of the WCW, Sting will step into the ring for the first time under WWE contract to face The Game and this figure captures Sting's transition in style and appearance as he sought to take down the NWO in 1996. Skribbel24 describes himself as "The reigning and defending World heavyweight champion in wrestling figure customs" and I have to agree with him. He is one of the best in the business and he is going strong. It looks like the owner of this custom is selling it his loss is your gain so get your Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure while you still can and own a one of kind custom by the best...and that's best for business!
This is just a quick post to show you why I started this blog! I know kids are attracted to bright colors but the stock paint scheme is mighty ridiculous. Take LEK's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Slash, for example. Blending the classic G1 styling with the new cutting edge lines and angles of the new Transformers movies takes this figure to a totally different level.
Customizers have many unique skills and one of them is the ability to look at figures that large toy companies are producing and repurpose them into amazing looking figures. Take EniamRej's Custom Star Wars Darth Malgus figure, for example. He took a Marvel Legends Electro figure and was able to create a killer Star Wars figure that would rival anything that the major toy companies are putting out right now. First, the sculpting of the armor on the chest plate and other parts of the suit are superb, especially for a 6" scale Star Wars figure. Historically, Star Wars figures are produced in 3.75" scale but they are now starting to make larger figures with their Black Series. In addition, this figure has a variety of accessories as well as an additional head, which changes up the look of the figure. The eyes on the figure on both head sculpts are captivating and engaging. EniamRej's Custom Star Wars Darth Malgus figure is available for Buy it Now on eBay so make sure to snatch it up while you still can!
I love it when customizers take pride in their work and love what they do, which is why Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure is a cut above the rest. The frost white and blues gives me the chills just writing this as the colors are well executed and play off of each other nicely. As Chonosmoon describes on his website, "This custom I worked on in between working on Sunstorm and Impactor. Icestorm is based off fellow customizer & friend FrenzyRumble’s Masterpiece Icestorm. Using the inspiration I create this Icestorm to match my previous Sunstorm’s detailing and style."
In addition to learning how these amazing customs come to life, I am also interested in learning about the customizers. For example, as I was on his site, I learned that he is a war veteran and with Memorial Day approaching, I just wanted to personally thank Chonosmoon for his service to this great country. Here is more about the artist in his own words:
"I am an US Army combat veteran who finds his escape by creating some of art you see here. Chonosmoon is my chosen handle for web design and customizing Transformers figures. I started customizing in 2010 and have always enjoyed Transformers since I was little kid in the 80s. I hope that my creations can share that same joy, if not better than what I had growing up on them."
To view the amazing work and to place a bid on Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure, head over to eBay!
With the next installment of the Transformers movie coming out in June, Billmeister Customs is getting a head start designing his version of the classic Dinobot with his Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Grimlock figure. Mixing the old with the new, this custom blends the classic G1 colors of red and yellow with the harsh metallic look of the new generation Transformers style. The entire figure has been stripped down and repainted, enhancing the contrast in the various parts of Grimlock's body. I love the yellow accents when the figure is in T-Rex mode as well as the subtle colors in robot mode. I am looking forward to seeing more Transformers Age of Extinction figure in the coming months and if Billmeister's Custom Grimlock in any indication of the quality of these figures, I can't wait!
Thank goodness for customizer's like MikeMarvel as he has taken it upon himself to create this Custom Marvel Legends White Phoenix figure that Hasbro has since cancelled. Mike Marvel expresses his disappointment and opportunity nicely on FigureRealm:
"I think we were all pretty disappointed when Hasbro (yet again) cancelled all the variants this time in the Wolverine Marvel Legends line including the White Phoenix version of Jean Grey. I used a cast Jean Grey head and sanded it down and sculpted part of the hair. Hope base with hands from the fodder bin. She-Hulk lower legs. Wrapped up in a white primer and painted."
As you can see, the prototype is pictured below (courtesy of forums.marvelheroes.com). I actually love MikeMarvel's version as the gold coloring he used on the arms and legs is more muted and looks more timeless. Also, I love the way he outlined the phoenix on her chest. In addition, the way he sculpted and colored the hair is amazing as it looks very lifelike and flowing. The facial expression looks like she means business. The best part is that this figure is available for Buy it Now on eBay so head over there and snatch this one up before someone else does.
Heavily armed and modified, Xaviercal has brings us his Custom Transformers Titan Class Metroplex that is like nothing I have seen before. Fitted with LED's and a G1 color scheme, this figure boasts new articulation, armor, and weapons. Typically, the Metroplex figures I see are done in white but Xaviercal has painted this one in predominantly gray motif with a ton of accent colors, highlighting the intricate detail Metroplex has. The scoring and battle damage with the paint effects are very well executed and you can get a good example of this by looking at the right chest plate with the Autobot symbol. The figure looks equally impressive in city mode and he even added a scale model of Bruticus to make the figure look larger than life.
Collaborations between customizers can only mean great things for fans. Take Frenzy.Rumble's and ThyVipera's recent team up to create this amazing Custom Masterpiece Transformers Galvatron figure. Using the unique skills of ThyVipera in the building of this killer figure coupled with Frenzy.Rumble's talent at paint application, there is no wonder why this figure is second to none. This version has an uncanny cartoon look and feel to it that you can see in the face. The purples and silvers are just the right color to bring out all of the detail. I especially like the way the orange was applied on the canon as it looks like it is ready to fire. To view more photos of this Custom Masterpiece Transformers Galvatron figure, head over to eBay.
Paying homage to Botcon 2008, Wilestbilame has created this Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Sideswipe Transformers figure in a similar motif as the original. Using grays and teals (instead of blacks and greens), the paint app really brings out the detail. On the chest, the figure features the Shattered Glass Autobot logo with damage, which adds a very cool effect. This figure stands between 5 and 6 inches tall and fits in well with the Masterpiece line so check out Wilestbilame's Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Sideswipe Transformers figure today before it is gone forever.
The Platinum Edition Transformers are doing a real justice to the classic line from the 80's and Billmeister has taken one of the figures and given it a killer paint job with his Custom Transformers Grimlock that is styled after the coloring found on the box art as well as the CGI representation found in the Transfomers game. This repaint boasts bold coloring such as steel silver, silver aluminum, and, and chrome chest and neck pieces. The desired effect he was going for was a glow and he achieved that and then some!
Adding to the Masterpiece line, Colosal Customs creates a 9 inch version of one of the main Decepticons from the original Transformers Movie from 1986. This Custom Transformers Masterpiece Scourge figure captures both the classic feel of the character with an updated look. The lines on the figure are sharp and the iconic mustache and goatee are nicely done. There is a ton of articulation in the figure, even in the wings so you can pose the figure in many different ways. Comparing the figure to the original version, you will see many differences but the overall sleeker look is appealing to me and fits in with the rest of the more updated Transformers line.
Eddie Grayce graces us with his talent with his Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure. The contrast in colors on this figure are striking. The way the blues play off the black and silver give the appearance that the figure is somehow illuminated or there is energy running through the figure. Some of my favorite parts of this figure are the gloves and the hands. I love the way these were done and the blue features tie in nicely with the chest. The head sculpt was also done very well with the way the goggles appear that is something reflecting off of them. To view more images and to buy this Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure, head over to eBay as there is only less than 5 hours to go on this one!
Omega Supreme is one of the classic iconic figures in the Transformers Universe and Prime Customs has a killer Custom Transformers Omega Supreme Platinum Edition figure that is decked out in amazing detail and finishes. There are a few aspects to highlight with this figure. First, the weathering detail and carbon scoring give the figure an aged look, as if Omega is fresh from battle. This is something that the toy companies shy away from as this does not have mass market appeal. For hard core fans, this figure is right up your alley! Second, the colors are well done. They are not as bright as the stock figure, which adds to the battle worn look to the figure. This figure is available to Buy Now over on eBay so check out Prime Custom's Custom Transformers Omega Supreme Platinum Edition figure.
According to the Transformers Wiki, the Ark, the Ark is the name given to the Autobot spaceship that, in many universes, originally carried the Autobot and Decepticon armies to Earth. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. It has five decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). Its environment is fully automated and self-sufficient. For engines, it features 4 Hyperfuel Intake Accelerators. Wiliestbilame recreates this classic scene where the Arrk rests in this mountain as the Autobots headquarters with his Custom Transformers Ark diorama. This dio is scaled for 3" to 5" figures and goes nicely with the Titan Metroplex figure that towers 2 feet tall. The rocks looks so real I almost thought he had used some boulders he found in nature. This dio is well done and sure to add some spice to your Transformers collection.