Monthly Archives: August 2008

Lion-O Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Figure by BoskoesToys

BoskoesToys pays homage to another classic action hero with their Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-Ofigure.  Thundercats was one of those cartoons that was in my rotation as kid and it is great to see an awesome version hit the scene.  Some of the highlights of this figure include the flowing hair effects achieved by excellent sculpting, the colors that really bring out the character of the figure, and one can't help but miss the extremely large sword!  For more pictures and to place a bid on this awesome custom, head over to see Boskoestoys Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-O figure!

Nemesis Prime Custom Transformers Animated Figure by EnclineDesigns

Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated Figure

Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated Figure

EnclineDesigns proves once again that he can take a normal Optimus Prime figure and transform it into a formidable predator with his Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated figure.  This custom is a step above the rest of the Animated Transformer customs I have seen to date for several reasons.  First, EnclineDesigns has retained some of the coolest G1 aspects of Optimus Prime in his Nemesis Prime figure.  For example, he has a custom trailer and he also went as far as customized his version of Roller (which you can read more below).  The backstory and how it was made is awesome so let's hear it from EnclineDesigns himself:

"I have always thought, "What if there was a PREADTOR TRANSFORMER?" This is what I got. I have repainted a Voyager class Transformers animated Optimus Prime to bring you the most lethal Cybertronians. I completely took his chest apart and added in four LEDs with an off on switch on the back. I resculpted the grill to look like teeth that way, his chest looks like a skull. I also added teeth to the outside of the face shield and added self inflicted battle scars to the face underneath. As you can tell, he has battle damage with glow in the dark fluid. The Trailer, arm guards, hands, and shoulder gun are connected with rare earth magnets. The smoke stacks can rotate to become arm cannons. Nemesis is also G1 accurate in that his hands must be removed to transform. But do not worry!!!! They are stored on the walls on the trailer along with his arm plates, if you wish to store them there. What else can be stored in the trailer. Well, Optimus Prime has Roller, so Nemesis has RunOver. His only trusted companion. RunOver is a repainted ACTIVATORS ANIMATED BUMBLEBEE. I painted him with a cracking effect that is achieved by painting one color on top of another before it is fully cured. This added to the "Death" affect for RunOver I was looking for." 

If you look closely, you can make out Nemesis Prime's stowaway Runover

If you look closely, you can make out Nemesis Prime's stowaway Runover

If there is one custom to add to your collection, EnclineDesign's Custom Nemesis Prime Transformers Animated figure is high on my list.

BAT 25th Anniversary GI Joe Custom Cobra Figure by GettingRidOfToys

BAT 25th Anniversary Custom GI Joe

BAT 25th Anniversary Custom GI Joe

The BAT was one of my favorite figures to play with as a kid and was a central part of my Cobra army.  The battle scenes that I would create for my GI Joes would be tremendous and it looks like GettingRidOfToys has created a Custom Battle Damaged BATthat looked exactly like I had imagined an android coming back from a huge war would look like.  First off, the concept for this custom is awesome.  What BAT comes back from battle unharmed?  The paint aps are amazing and he even went so far as to redo the original paint aps and apply a great weathering technique to the figure.  The bullet hole blasting out of the back of the BAT's head adds a really nice effect and I love the shattered face.  Check out GettingRidOfToys' Custom Battle Damaged BATon eBay or check out the other Custom GI Joes!

The Fallen Custom Transformers Universe 2 Figure by Dark Cave Customs

Custom The Fallen Transformers Universe 2 Figure

The Transformers Universe 2.0 line is proving to be a very nice canvas and another creative outlet for Transformers customizers.  In December 2007, I wrote my first 'The Fallen' article and it is great to see another one come on the scene. I just started writing about Dark Cave Customs' figures and I thoroughly impressed with what I see.  His Custom Transformers Universe 2.0 The Fallen figure is no exception.  Using the TFU 2.0 Onslight as a canvas, DCC has brought out the grit and anger in his custom with excellent attention to detail.  This figure includes a removable heavy gun and dual bladed gauntlet. The cannon barrels have been upgraded and head modifications have been made.  I would highly recommend heading over to see DCC's Custom Transformers Universe 2.0 The Fallen figure as this is one to add to your collection.

Cobra Skystriker Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Jet by PrittyMommie

Custom Cobra Skystriker
Custom Cobra Skystriker

Cobra will soon be getting a boost to their air attach arsenal if the secret deal Destro struck with an unnamed GI Joe operative goes as planned.  PrittyMommie has delivered the blue print to Cobra and they have produced their first F-14 prototype with this Custom Cobra Skystriker.  This jet has dawned the signature black and blue Cobra camo in a nice glossy finish.  Another operative has told me that this is the last Cobra Skystriker that PrittyMommie will do so snatch this one up while you can by heading over to eBay and placing a bid to add this awesome Custom Cobra Skystriker to your Cobra Army today!  While you are there, be sure to check out the other Custom GI Joe and Cobra figures as well.

Custom Cyclonus G1 Transformers Animated Figure by Dark Cave Customs

Custom Cyclonus

Custom Cyclonus

Dark Cave Customs has added another figure to the growing Custom Animated Transformers with his Custom G1 Cyclonus Animated figure.  Painted in classic Cyclonus purple, this figure is a great representation of the G1 Transformers Movie version.  The angles on the figures of the Animated Series lend themselves to a great canvas for creating G1 figures.  The head sculpt is crafted in a way that pays a very nice homage to the classic figure.  Dark Cave Customs provides a little more detail about how this custom was created:

"Cyclonus is a repainted and modified TF Animated Starscream action figure.  He includes a two removable stun cannons, which can be mounted under his wings, or attached to his gauntlets with embedded super magnets, and the head has been modified to better resemble his G1 namesake."

Bid on this awesome Custom G1 Transformers Animated Cyclonus on eBay or check out the other Custom Transformers figures!

Gold Spartan Custom Lego Halo Minifig by jv2402

Custom Lego Halo Minifig

Custom Lego Halo Minifig

A couple weeks ago, I featured jv2402's Custom Lego Scopion Tank and he is back with your chance to add a Custom Lego Halo Gold Spartanfigure to minifig collection.  Read more about over at his auction page or check out all of the other Custom Lego figures on eBay!

Cyclops Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Figure by Central Cali Customs

Central Cali Customs brings us his version of Jim Lee's classic X-MEN character with this Custom Marvel Legends Cyclopsfigure.  C3 is an awesome sculptor, and that is one trait that sets his customs apart from others.  Let's learn more about this great custom:

"Up for this auction is Jim Lee style of Cyclops. He was built based on 4 different base figures. It took a while to do a research on what to use for him, specially the hands. I specifically look for the perfect right hand, so he would be pose nicely as if he's touching his eye wear to use the laser beam. His belt buckle, boots straps, thighs strap, hands strap, and body strap were hand sculpted. He was hand painted with majority of blue color, with all his yellow straps and boots. You will find the shadows and highlight on his body, hands, legs, boots, hair, etc. His X-Men logos are also hand painted. Lastly, he comes with his replaceable laser beam."

Check out C3's Custom Marvel Legends Cyclops on eBay but also make sure to take a look at all of the other Custom Marvel Legends figures.

Mygeeto Bridge Custom Star Wars Diorama by a1deluxe

Getting a glimpse into the fall of the Jedi Order in Star Wars Episode 3, Revenge of the Sith, was a sad part of the movie but a1deluxe has created a diorama from the scene on Mygeeto Bridge.  This Custom Star Wars Mygeeto Bridge diorama, you get to relive the battle in 3 3/4 inch scale.  Measuring 31"x18"x14", the bridge is highly detailed and complete with carbon scoring.  What is great about this dio is that it is large enough stage a full battle with plenty of room for the Galactic Marines and Droid Armies to have at it.  The Star Wars line is lacking in dioramas so it is great to see them from time to time.  To see more pictures, go check out a1deluxes Custom Star Wars Mygeeto Bridge diorama or check out the other great Star Wars Customs while you are there.

Black Cat X-MEN Custom Marvel Legends Figure by K&L Customs

K&L Customs does a great job translating Black Cat from the page of Marvel Comics with their Custom Marvel Legends Black Cat X-MEN figure.  What I love about this figure are the eyes.  The eyes are very well done and are striking, which adds a dimension of realism to the figure.  The lips are also well done and the sculpting of the figure really brings out the essence of the comic likeness.  Head over to eBay to see more pictures of K&L's Custom Marvel Legends Black Cat X-MEN figure or check out the other Custom Marvel Legends figures while you are there!

501st Airborne Clone Trooper Custom Lego Star Wars Minifig by CloneArmyCustoms

We were first introduced to the Airborne Clone Trooper in the Revenge of the Sith movie where the Utapau Clone Troopers decended onto to the planet for war.  Since then, there have been many different flavors of clones produced by Hasbro for all regiments and one of my favorite is the 501st!  This week, Clone Army Customs has made a Custom Lego Star Wars 501st Airborne minifig I must say that this is one of the best minifigs I have come across so far.  The custom casted helmet is the perfect scale for the figure and the decals are highly detailed.  To check out more pictures, head over and check out Clone Army Customs' Custom Lego Star Wars 501st Airborne minifig!

Deathbird Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN by Wanderer-X

Wanderer-X is a customizer who does an excellent job of translating comics and concepts into hard reality and his Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Deathbirdfigure is evidence of that.  This custom has some really nice features.  First, the sculpting makes this figure come alive.  Specifically, the removable mask is a great touch as you can display the figure in many ways.  The shoulder sculpting, the wings, and the forearm guards give the figure depth and bring out the unique characater of the figure.  The lack of eyeballs gives the figure an evil look and the paint aps around the face are nicely done.  To check out more pictures of this Custom Marvel Legends X-MEN Deathbird figure or check out all of the other Custom Marvel Legends figures.

Sabrina Ng’s Custom G1 Optimus Prime Is Back!

Last week, I wrote about Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers G1 Optimus Prime but unfortunately the auction ended without any bidders so it is back on eBay with a new pricing strategy and a new addition to the custom (pictured above).  To see more pictures, check out Sabrina's Custom Optimus Prime G1 Transformers Movie figure.

C-3PO Custom Lego Star Wars Phantom Menace Minifig by darrens5150

darrens5150 does an excellent job creating the version of C-3PO that appears in the Star Wars Phantom Menace movie with his Custom Lego Star Wars C-3PO minifig.  This minifig depicts C-3PO before he received his gold coverings and the detailing that darrens5150 uses a mix of custom paint aps and decals.  The wiring on th minifigis done very well and the paint aps on the head compliment the custom decals very nicely.  Add this awesome Custom Lego Star Wars C-3PO minifig to your Custom Lego Star Wars collection today!

Macho Man Randy Savage Custom WWE Figure by skribbel24

This week, skribbel24 brings one of the most recognized and talented WWE wrestlers to life with his Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure.  With his signature bandana and sunglasses, this figure really captures the essence of the Macho Man.  One of my favorite aspects of skribbel24's customs is the versitilty he gives you with displaying the figure.  He could have painted a shirt on this figure but he chose to create it with soft goods, which gives you the ability to remove the clothing and change up the way the figure looks in your collection.  Another aspect I like about this custom is the attention to detail.  If you look closely, you can see the words 'Madness' which definately characterizes Randy Savage's personality through the years of his wrestling career. 

Be sure to take a look at skribbel24's Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure to view more pictures or to place a bid on this great custom.  Also, you can check out all of the other Custom WWE figures on eBay!

Overkill Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Figure by Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome continues to add great figures to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line and his Custom GI Joe Overkill is no exception.  To be honest, I have never been a fan of the Overkill figure but Jin has made some great improvements and modifications to the original Overkill concept.  I like the proportions to the figure as I have always thought that the original Hasbro Overkill figure was disproportionate.  Jin tells us a little more about his Custom Overkill:

"Overkill has been through many character changes over the years and it’s time he was upgraded once again. Here he is created in the 25th Anniversary style, complete with a super detailed paint job including multi-tone shading, weathered metal highlights, and battle-scuffed metallics. You can remove his right arm and attach his arm cannon the instant those Joes show up on his sensors. Overkill too damaged to go on? His head can be removed and saved for a new body, or perhaps installed on a B.A.T. so he can continue leading his android troops in battle! This is one android you don’t want to mess with folks. So, need an updated version of the B.A.T. commander? Know a friend who loves popping the heads off all his figures?"

I like the fact that you can remove his head and the wires coming out of the neck add a nice touch to his Custom BAT Leader Overkill so head over to eBay and check it out.  After you are finished looking at this figure, check out the multitude of Custom GI Joe figures.

Machine Head Custom Marvel Legends Original Figure by Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome has his creative juices flowing and delivers a unique, one of a kind Custom Marvel Legends Machine Headfigure from his own imagination.  There really is no back story on this figure but Jin delivers a unique design that will please any Custom Marvel Legends fan.  He explains more about this one of a kind figure:

"Over the past few years fans have written in, asking me to do original characters from my own designs. I have my comedy series ‘Brick Ninja’ but felt it was time for something new. Enter Machine Head. This mysterious character has come out of nowhere decked out in a sleek jet-black suit, bright red neck wrap, and metallic armor details. But who is he? Does he fight for the innocent or for his own sinister purposes? And is there anything human left under that helmet? This figure will leave you guessing for a bit and will include a bonus accessory later on that’s sure to turn heads. It will be added towards the end of the auction so keep an eye out. There is no backstory for Machine head. He has no past, and it’s up to YOU to give him a future. Consider this the ‘prototype’ figure eh?"

You can always check out more Custom Marvel Legends figures on eBay!

Custom Marvel Legends Destro GI Joe Figure by NTT

With briefcase and all, NTT has equipped Destro to work at his first desk job...yeah right!  What this Custom Marvel Legends Destrois capable of I will leave that to your imagine but NTT has done an awesome job capturing the classic nature of this Cobra favorite.  I love the over sized weaponry and vintage Destro'esque suit, he is ready to take on GI Joe.  What I love about this figure is the attention to detail surroundigng the forarm weapons.  I wish I could go to work sporting a pair of rockets and grenades on my arms.  Here is a bit more detail from NTT himself about how this Destro was made:

"This figure stands 8 inches tall and features multiple points of articulation (including head, arms, elbows, wrists, torso, legs, andknees). Parts of this custom was sculpted with Aves apoxie (very durable) and completely hand painted in acrylics.  Being a huge fan of the GI Joe series, decided to make a Destro figure in the Marvel Legends scale. He's been made with lots of attention to detail, for example the grenades and missiles on his forearm, his ruby opal necklace, and even added those studs around his neck. Included with this figure you get the bigazz machine gun, the briefcase, and a rapier sword."

Be sure to check out all of the Custom Marvel Legends or Custom GI Joe figures over at eBay!

Powerglide Custom Transformers G1 Figure by FrenzyRumble

Taking on the minibot, FrenzyRumble uses the Transformers Universe line as a base for his Custom Transformers Animated G1 Powerglide figure.  There is nothing mini about this Autobot as the Transformers Universe line gave this little a hero an upgrade to Ultra Class.  Giving Powerglide a much needed Generation 1 makeover, FrenzyRumble describes his painting technique and process to get his figures just right:

"This time around, I actually dyed the original figure in a burgundy plastic dye bath. This tedious process left my stove and hands bright red for a week, but more importantly changed the white plastic to a deep burgundy red. This ensures any scratches, dings, etc, would only expose burgundy, rather than white. Like all my customs, I went over the edge with detail. EVERY detail is painted to perfection. The red was actually achieved using various blending and dry brushing techniques. There are roughly 10 or more shades of red. The arms and legs were painted in various shades of metallic silvers, golds, coppers, and gunmetal. Nothing beats the amazing results from enamel metallics....it will actually shimmer in the light. On Powerglide's plane mode, there is an American flag (which can be changed to your countries' flag) and near his cockpit, are traditional "kill point" markings, showing the number of Decepticons he's taken down. All paints used in the process were 100% enamel, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years. (Keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations. In addition, he's got lots of sounds and lights. Pressing a small button in Warthog (plane) mode the cockpit and jet exhausts light up. Pressing that same button in robot mode lights up his eyes (although painted light blue to resemble his cartoon persona) This is a must-have and definite collectible for G1 and movie fans alike. "

I am also excited to inform you that FrenzyRumble has decided to make customs his full time passion so I am expecting many more great Custom Transformers in the future so stay tuned!

Custom Marvel Legends Multiple Man X-Factor X-Men Figure by Loosecollector

Jamie Madrox (AKA Multiple Man) has acquired extensive knowledge and skills via his duplicates' experiences, such as human anatomy, speaking Russian, and Shaolin monk stealth techniques and Loosecollector has recreated this figure for you with his Custom Marvel Legends Multiple Manfigure.  I really love the facial expression and the profile this figure has.  Loosecollector is one of the best Custom Marvel Legendscustomizers I have come across and you know you are getting quality!  To view more pictures, head over to check out Loosecollector's Custom Marvel Legends Multiple Man figure and when you are finished looking at that figure, go check out more Custom Marvel Legends figures on eBay!

Custom G1 Brawn Transformers Animated Minibot Figure by Shinobitron

The Transformers Animated series is providing a great canvas for some killer customs.  Up this week is Shinobitron's Custom Transformers Animated G1 Brawn Minibot figure.  Using the Animated Soundwave figure as the base, the way the car mode resembles the G1 Brawn nicely.  The spare tire on the roof is a nice addition to the car, which adds the G1 flare that Transformers fans will love.  In robot mode, which you will have to view Shinobitron's auction to see, the head that was sculpted to really pays a nice a nice homage to the G1 minibot Braun's look.  Be sure to check out all of the Custom Transformers figures after you view this killer Custom G1 Braun figure.

Custom Star Wars Lego Tauntaun by Christo

It is great to see customizers filling gaps in toy lines with their own creativity and Christo has done this with his Custom Lego Star Wars Tauntaun.  He got the idea from the Star Wars Lego video game and here it is in living color.  The scale is very done and fits in nicely with the minifigs.  After you are done viewing Christo's Custom Lego Star Wars Tauntaun, check out more Custom Lego Star Wars figures on eBay!   

Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom Lego Star Wars figures.

Hellboy Custom Marvel Legends Mezco Figure by KirksKustoms

KirksKustoms brings out the Hell in Hellboy with his Custom Marvel Legends Hellboyfigure.  This Hellboy figure's facial features are super realistic.  Kirk did an excellent job with the eyes as the original figure was lacking detail in that area.  The teeth and facial hair are also deserving of note as he did an excellent job recreating parts of the human body.  The blackwashing adds great depth and perspective to the figure and this is one to add to your Hellboy or Custom Marvel Legends collection.  After you are finished looking at Kirk's Custom Marvel Legends Hellboy figure, head over to eBay and check out more Custom Marvel Legends  figures.

Rodimus Prime Custom G1 Transformers Figure by BoskoesToys

BoskoesToys has created one of the most intricate and bad-ass Rodimus Prime's I have seen to date with his Custom Transformers G1 Rodimus Prime figure.  Using the Energon Leader Class Megatron as a base, this figure bears no resemblance to its former self as BoskoesToys has completely transformed the leader of the Decepticons into the new Leader of the Autobots in a stunning form.  The paint aps and detailing is very intricate with this custom and the colors are amazing.  The custom looks awesome in car mode as BoskoesToys has captured the essence in this G1 Rodimus remake.  After you are finished looking at this Custom Transformers G1 Rodimus Prime figure, check out more Custom Transformers!

Snake Eyes Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Movie Figure by RaysCustoms

Looks like RaysCustoms is gearing up for the upcoming GI Joe Movie with his Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Snake Eyes Moviefigure.  Snake Eyes is such a classic figure and this version has some notable aspects.  First, the way the figure is painted makes it look like he is wearing a suit as the paint aps have been applied in a way to mirror clothing.  The boots look realistic as if they have been worn for years and have seen many battles.  Second, the fine details (like the grenades on the shoulder strap, the gun in the holster, and the knife in the boot) are nice touches that make RaysCustoms figures a cut above the rest.  If you are so inclined, head over to eBay to take a look at RaysCustoms Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Snake Eyes Moviefigure.  Also, every 90 days eBay removes items from their databases so you can check out all of the Custom GI Joe figures anytime!

Optimus Prime Custom Leader Class G1 Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Figure by Sabrina Ng

Sabrina Ng has taken the Premium Leader Class Prime a step up and made it her own with her Custom Transformers Leader Class Movie Optimus Prime figure in Generation 1 style.  It is really great when customizers go back to the G1 roots.  The way this custom was painted gives it a metallic look that only a true artist can achieve.  The truck actually looks like it has rivets in it.  The color red is a very nice and richer than I have seen in most custom Prime's but the color goes well with the figure.  Here is how Sabrina made this work of art:

"I've airbrushed, painted, dry brushed, weathered and highlighted the entire figure to be as realistic as possible!!! Well, let's see. After washed and dry, I gave him a coat of primer followed by a base coat of steel and gold. Anyway, I then gave him a nice overall chrome silver coating as well as 2 layers of gloss coat before I started on his primary colours of specially mixed red and blue paint. MP-01 had a chilli red colour scheme but I felt that it was too common and doesn't do this figure justice. Thus, I settled on a more intense shade of red and blue to give him a deeper character. Body parts were painted with a shade of silver and dry brushed for the steel effect. After all was done, I gave him another layer of gloss coat to seal in the paint before I started on doing some weathering and detailing for him. Before I ended the job, I gave him a glossy UV protection coat to prevent the colour from fading over the years. The end result, an ultimate work of art."


Head over to eBay to read more about Sabrina's Transformers Leader Class Movie Optimus Prime figure and check out more pictures.  Please Note: Items are removed from eBay databases every 90 days so if the item is gone, check out more Custom Transformers figures.

Halo Scorpion Tank Custom Lego Vehicle and 4 Spartan Minifigs by jv2402

jv2402 has a vehicle to beef up your custom Lego Halo collection with his Custom Scorpion Tank!  The scale of the Scorpion Tank fits in nicely with the scale of the minifigs and the steel look of the tank is very well done.  The Lego pieces look like rivets on the tank and to top it off, the vehicle comes with 4 minifigs, which you can read about below:

"The is a CUSTOM MADE SCORPION TANK that will be super glued together upon shipping do to the parts that might break off during shipping. Scorpion Tank is customed painted to make it look like steel. Has a cockpit to put your Figure in to handle the Scorpion Tank.  Tank Barral is movable in 360 degrees.  4 minifigs included:

  • 1 Blue Spartan with decals on his arms and legs armed with a custom Rocket Launcher
  • 1 Red Spartan with decals on his arms and legs armed with a custom minigun
  • 1 Green Spartan without decals armed with a minigun and to man your Scorpion Tank
  • 1 Very Rare Steel Spartan without decals armed with a custom Rocket Launcher"

Bid on this custom Lego Scorpion Tank over at eBay!

Megatron Custom Transformers One of a Kind Figure by AshKan

I have not come across many unique custom Transformers but when I do it is a really nice change.  AshKan has given the leader of the Decepticons a fresh look with his Custom Transformers Megatron figure.  This one of a kind Megatron is a nice change to the repaints and there are several aspects of this figure that make this one to add to your custom collection.  First, the overall concept scores high marks in my opinion.  I can imagine that this is one of Megatron's incarnations when he was waging on Cybertron.  As evidenced by Optimus Prime's decapitated head, it looks like Megatron has prevailed.  The lines on this custom give this figure a battle torn look as if this was Megatron's suit of armor.  The two different styled hands pay a nice homage to the Transformers Movie Megatron but with a totally different style.

Head over to eBay and see more pictures of AshKan's Custom Transformers Megatron figure.  While you are there, place a bid or read more about the artist who created this great figure.

Update: Blog Conversion Almost Completed

I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that the blog conversion is almost complete but there are a few more things to do.  Most of the thumbnail photos need to be updated and the blog will soon be rolled back into the main the site.  Thank you everyone for your patience and if you need to get back to the main site, just head over to www.actionfigurecustoms.com!

Link Custom Legends of Zelda Marvel Legends Figure by Grinmankey

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was spend hours and hours playing the original Nintendo system (NES).  The game that stole many hours of my childhood away was the Legend of Zelda and Grinmankey has done an excellent job creating this Custom Marvel Legends Legends of Zelda Link figure.  The head sculpt really brings out the character of the figure and the ears and the hair are of special note.  Let's learn more about how this great figure was made:

It's LINK from the extremely popular video game "The Legend of Zelda"! This particular version of Link is how he appears in the newest version of the game subtitled "The Twilight Princess". Link is one of my favorite characters of all time and I love making figures of him. This is my second (and MUCH better) custom of Link and it hurts to sell them. With this figure you'll get everything shown in the pictures. Both sword and scabbards are included and are interchangeable with the mounting on Link's back. The highly detailed shield is also included. I use citadel brand paints for all my painting needs and Aves Apoxie sculpt for the sculpted details. The figure itself is taken from Marvel Legends figures, SOTA figures and other random fodder. This would be the perfect addition to any video game fan's action figure collection. It also fits in with the Marvel Legends and DC figures in scale

Ginmankey's Custom Marvel Legends Legends of Zelda Link figure is up for bids on eBay so go check it out!

En Sabah Nur Rise of Apocalypse Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Figure by SinisterCustoms

En Sabah Nur is reborn again in this stellar Custom Marvel Legends Apocalypsefigure by SinisterCustoms.  Using the Rise of Apocalypse as a reference, this custom is finely detailed and truly a one of a kind.  For example, the belt design goes above and beyond expectations and the hair sculpt really captures the comic likeness of the comic.  The forearm guards and the necklace also give this figure the look he was after.  The shading adds depth to the figure and with the 36 points of articulation, you will have no problem posing this guy and fitting him in next to your other Marvel Legends figures or customs.   

 

You can see more pictures of this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Apocalypse figure over at eBay so head over and place a bid!

Scourge Custom Transformers Animated G1 Figure by Shinobitron

Shinobitron's latest G1 creation is this Custom Transformers Generation 1 Scourge and he is really taking advantage of the Transformers Animated line in a very good way.  This time, he has created this figure from the Voyager Class Megatron mould and what a great base figure this made for Scourge.  The way Shinobitron sculpted the head, complete with the 'fu man chu' mustache Scourge is known for, really captures the G1 likeness and essence of this figure.  The colors are spot on and the vehicle mode was a perfect choice for this figure.

To read more about this Custom Transformers Generation 1 Scourge, head over to eBay and place your bid now!

Unicron Custom Transformers Generation One Movie Figure by BoskoesToys

BoskoesToys has brought to life one of the most menacing Transformers icons to life with his Custom Transformers Movie Unicron figure.  They really hit the mark on this one with thier choice of colors and staying true to the Generation 1 look and feel.  Let's get a bit more detail on this one from the source:

This dude holds up to 27 Mini-Con figures, has glowing eyes, a glowing fist, a chest cannon, and missles galore! There's an Energon Unicron under all that delicious paint so i'm sure you're acquainted with the sheer size of this transformable bahemouth. We took the paint all the way with this one- emptying out our trick bag, and painstakingly mixing up custom hybrid blends of our very favorite pots. Testors Model Masters, Cartoon Colora  cell paint, Reaper, Pearl -X "real metalics" & Tamiya Color all helped out here. Minimal mods, infact just some minor apoxy work on the chest so all is good in the hod as far his original Transformation goes.

Bidding ended already for this Custom Transformers Movie Unicron but the pictures are worth a thousand words so head over to eBay and check it out.

Nova Annilihus Custom Marvel Legends Figure by DarthLeon

Custom Nova Annilihus by DarthLeon

Custom Nova Annilihus by DarthLeon

DarthLeon has created a classic Marvel comic character with his Custom Marvel Legends Nova Annilihusfigure.  There are a couple aspects that stand out on this custom.  First, I really like the way the body armor is sculpted and the way it was painted makes it look like metal.  Second, the helmet is very well done and the fine detailing makes it the centerpiece of the figure.  Everything is very well proportioned and the paint aps compliment each other nicely. 

Custom Nova Annilihus by DathLeon

Custom Nova Annilihus by DathLeon

DarthLeon's customs rank at the top of my list with respect to likeness and quality so head over to eBay for your chance to own this Custom Marvel Legends Nova Annilihus figure.

Ghost Rider Custom Animated Transformers Marvel Crossover Figure by Shinobitron

Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

What do you get when you cross the Marvel Universe with the new Animated Transformers line?  You get a work of art as Shinobitron has the recipe for creating unique figures that fit into either world.  First, I must say that this Custom Animated Transformers Ghost Rider is simply amazing.  He has really thought of everything when creating this custom.  There are basically 3 modes you can display this piece and every single one is awesome.  I never thought the Oil Slick Animated Transformer could be used this way but Shinobitron really has a keen eye for what will look great and he comes through every time in the execution.  He goes into more detail about this great figure below:
"Ghost Rider has been detailed to resemble his Marvel Comics counterpart as close as possible.  I tried my best to keep fans of both happy with 3 modes of conversion for the TF fans and Chains and flames for Rider fans.  GR is fully articulated and can change freely from bot to bot to Bike.  He has 2 head (one for Blaze and one for GR) and an extra set of hands for Blaze.  Blaze needed a gun though so I was sure to include his Hellfire shotgun in TF form.  But what to do when in the presence of evil?  Extend the arms swap the heads and add some flames and you got a Robotic Ghost Rider ready for some fierce justice!  Another cool feature is that when Ghost Rider is in his bike mode the Marvel Legends Super Hero Showdown Ghost Rider is able to ride him!  Talk about your ultimate team up!!!"
Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

Below is yet another form you can display this great piece!

Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

Custom ATF Ghost Rider by Shinobitron

Shinobitron's Custom Animated Transformers Ghost Rider on eBay today!

Punch Counterpunch Custom Transformers G1 Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Punch Counterpunch G1 Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Punch Counterpunch by Frenzy.Rumble

I never thought I would be writing about another Punch Counterpunch custom but here I am!  This week, Frenzy.Rumble has remade a Generation 1 classic figure with his Custom Transformers Punch Counterpunch figure.  Made from the Transformers Universe Sunstreaker figure, one of the coolest features about this custom are the customs lasers for each figure (which you can view below).  This is one of the coolest customs because it is like getting two robots in one.  The car mode is really slick and simple the red rims compliment the figure nicely.  Find out how much blood, sweat, and tears (of joy of course), went into making this figure by reading more below:

Punch Counterpunch G1 Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Punch Counterpunch G1 Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

The auction is for one transformer, with 2 robot forms; Counterpunch (the Decepticon) and Punch (the Autobot). Read the "Character Description" below to learn more about this awesome double-spy Transformer. To make his head, I actually took 2 other Transformer heads, cut them in half and welded them together with apoxy resin. His hands are articulated too!  There are arm-mounted lasers for both Autobot and Decepticon forms, which shoot a real powerful laser light. Counterpunch is the version with blacks and blues, his laser is RED. Punch is the version with the yellow shoulders and chest, his laser is BLUE. There's even an authentic working heat sensitive faction symbol on his chest. This figure has been meticulously detailed with several shades of silver, blue and yellow,  an array of metallic colors, and many other colors. EVERY detail is painted to perfection. All paints used in the process were 100% enamels, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years. (Keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, all matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations.

Punch Counterpunch G1 Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Punch Counterpunch G1 Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

For your chance to own a one of a kind custom from a true passionate artist, head over to eBay and place a bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Punch Counterpunch figure.

Jack of Hearts Custom Marvel Legends Figure by DarthLeon Customs

Custom Jack of Hearts by DarthLeon

Custom Jack of Hearts by DarthLeon

Using comics as a reference, DarthLeon brings this classic Marvel character to life with his Custom Marvel Legends Jack of Heartsfigure.  This figure is outstanding!  The detailing alone deserves great mention as the patterns of the paint aps are very sophisticated, which adds to the comic realism.  The tunic is on of my favorite parts of this custom.  The patterns are very symmetrical and colors are perfect. 

Custom Jack of Hearts by DarthLeon

Custom Jack of Hearts by DarthLeon

The face is another favorite of mine for this one.  The light blue and heart over the eye are very well done and give this figure the look it was intended.  Head over to eBay and add DarthLeon's Custom Marvel Legends Jack of Hearts figure for your chance to own this great figure to your Marvel Legends collection.

Jazz Custom Transformers Universe G1 Figure by puichun721

Custom G1 Jazz

Custom G1 Jazz

puichun721takes on a classic Generation 1 figure with his Custom Transformers Universe Jazz figure.  This version of Jazz has a custom head and other parts that make it look more like the cartoon figure.  We got a peak into his workshop and here are some pictures of how puichun721 made this figure:

Custom Head for Jazz
Custom Head for Jazz

To read more about this classic G1 Custom Transformers Jazz, head over to eBay and check it out!

Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold Custom Transformers Movie Figure by Crefigz

Custom Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold

Custom Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this figure was 'royalty' and Crefigz has dressed Optimus Prime in his finest with his Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold Custom Transformers Movie figure.  The protoform mould is perfect for this kind of interpretation with Prime's crown-like head, which is painted very well, bringing out the royal look of the figure.  The gold accents outlining figure also add to this effect.  This is one the most unique Protoform Prime customs I have come accross and you know when you buy from Crefigz, you are getting top quality!

Crefigz explains some of the back story that went into the thinking behind this unique Protoform Prime: "This Protoform Optimus Prime has went through evolution made by Crefigz. Got this inspiration after listening to the Transformers Movie 2007 : The Scores - "Arrival To Earth" and wanted to repaint something royal / kingly and it came out to be this so called Golden Prime son of Optimus Prime - The King Of Autobots. (watching LOTR now)"

Custom Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold

Custom Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold

Head over to eBay and place a bid for this one of a kind Protoform Optimus Prime Allspark Gold Custom Transformers Movie figure.

Custom Crimson Cobra HISS Tank and Killer WHALE GI Joe Vehicles by proudpaapaa1

Custom Crimson HISS and Killer WHALE

Custom Crimson HISS and Killer WHALE

proudpaapaa1 has allocated budget to the Crimson Guards and given them a way attack on land and sea with his Custom Crimson Cobra HISS Tank and Killer WHALE GI Joe vehicles.  What a way to upgrade Cobra's Elite forces!  The devil is in the details with this one as he has made a great color scheme and design for some classic GI Joe and Cobra figures.  The blues and crimson red are in the right places on the HISS Tank and I like the upside down triangle cobra symbol on the side of the tank as it makes it look more militaristic.  Take a look at the detailing below:
Custom Crimson Cobra HISS

Custom Crimson Cobra HISS

As for the Killer WHALE, it was captured by the Crimson Guard and redone and what a great looking vehicle this is.  Again, the crimson red is the right shade and I love the choice of blue on this one.  The alternating colors really accent the right pieces on the vehicle and I love the addition of the cobra symbols on the front of hovercraft:
Custom Crimson Killer WHALE

Custom Crimson Killer WHALE

Add these awesome Cobra vehicles to your Crimson Gaurd Army today by heading over to eBay and bidding on proudpaapaa1's Custom Crimson Cobra HISS Tank and Killer WHALE GI Joe vehicles.