Monthly Archives: April 2009
Hunter Knight Customs has a gorgeous X-Men lady for sale this week. This very well crafted Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure is beautifully sculpted, with features that really stand out. The hair is very well done as it appears to be flowing in the wind and the facial expression and features give the figure great personality. The costume design is also well executed and the colors work well with the figure. To view more photos, check out Hunter Knight's Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey figure on eBay!
Xaviercal is back with a Generation 1 custom that is a mix of current and classic form and function. His Custom Transformers Alternators Hoist is a great combination of the old (orange crane, green paint aps) and the new (Dodge Ram pickup as the base figure. Xaviercal is a great Alternators customizer and I love the way he is making the line into the classic G1 style. To view more photos or place on his Custom Transformers Alternators Hoist, head over to eBay.
From the episode, Rising Malevolence, Ironhide44 has created this Custom Clone Wars Boost figure, another awesome clone to add to your collection. Using his artistic skill, he has crafted deco in such a way that captures the look and feel of the character in the series. Let's hear more about how he made this great clone:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms, lower legs, and utility belt from a Space Trooper clone. Boost's head is custom molded with his Commander Gree hair style. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. The graphics on the helmet are done by hand. Painted as close as possible to the animated Boost using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. I drilled out the end of his blaster for a more realistic look."
Head over to eBay and check out more photos of Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Boost figure.
It is really great to see teamwork and I could not ask for two better people to put their skills to the test and collaborate to form one of the greatest customs I have seen. Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng bring you their Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure, which displays talents from both Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng. Frenzy Rumble, with his sculpting and keen eye for design, combined with Sabrina Ng's bullet proof paint aps, have created one of the most sought after customs I have seen in a long time. I am struck by the attention to detail in the design of this Devastator and it looks like no aspect was left untouched. Let's read more about how this collaboration got started from Frenzy.Rumble:
"Blown away by the talented painting of fellow artist Sabrina Ng and her custom Transformer auctions, we got in contact with one another. We decided to collaborate our skills, talents, and passions to bring you this "Anniversary Edition" Devastator custom Transformer. It was built by me some time ago, and he was shipped and took a little vacation in Singapore. While there, Sabrina painted and gave him her magical touch. Devastator was then sent back the the United States where I did some minor engineering updates, installed the electronics and took his photos."
To truly appreciate the fine details that went into this collaborative effort, head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure.
Who can turn a mediocre Animated Transformers into a killer looking SWAT vehicle? Jin Saotome can with his Custom Transformers Animated Payload figure made from Bulkhead. Jin has totally changed the look of Bulkhead and made him into a Decepticon. What a great addition to your Transformers Animated collection.
"If you remember the Transformers movie version of Payload, he was an armored truck that I turned into a SWAT vehicle before. Well here's an Animated Payload based on that theme, an armored police vehicle of sorts. He has a great paint job that has all sorts of battle worn shading, highlights, and metallic effects so he'll fit right in to your Transformers collection. Check out those claws, they're articulated and can be used to pick up his Autobot enemies! You can transform him into his alt mode that resembles an armored police vehicle compete with custom decals and effects."
To check out more photos or to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Jin's Custom Transformers Animated Payload figure.
What a way to kick off AFC's 600th article! I have waited for this day ever since the announcement of Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen. New movie, new toys, and awesome works of art like Butler's Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Megatron figure. I can't wait to see the movie but until then I will ogle the amazing customs. Seeing prototypes and photos of the original TF2 Megatron, I was most unhappy with the paint scheme but I then remembered that customizers will soon get their hands on them so that made me smile. The paint aps on this Tf2 Megatron are very well done, smooth, and the highlights are in the right places. Butler has made this figure 1000% better! To view more photos, head over to eBay and place a bid on Butler's Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Megatron figure.
Ironhide44 keeps the clones coming with his latest Custom Clone Wars Animated Sergeant Sinker figure. This has to be one of my favorite figures from Ironhide 44 to date because of the detail on this one. The shoulder and helmet deco are very nicely done. Here is some more detail on how this custom was made from the source:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms, lower legs, and utility belt from a Space Trooper clone. Sinker's head is custom molded with his unique hair style. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. The graphics on the helmet are done by hand. Painted as close as possible to the animated Sinker using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. I drilled out the end of his blaster for a more realistic look."
To add this awesome clone to your animated Clone Wars collection because lord knows that Hasbro will not be making this one for a while or ever, head over to eBay and bid on Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Animated Sergeant Sinker figure.
Shinobitron possesses the great skill of taking great looking Animated Transformers figures and turning them into cool crossovers with his Custom Transformers Blur Batman Beyond figure. Blur is a great choice of figures for this crossover. The head is sculpted to look like the Batman Beyond counterpart but the coolest aspect of this figure is that it transforms into the Batmobile but you will have to head over to eBay to view that shot!
I just came across another excellent Clone Wars custom. This time, mdrhody brings us his Custom Clone Wars Sergeant Denal from the 'Duel of the Droids' episode. This figure is another excellent example of customizers taking charge and giving fans what they want...more clones!!! For those not familiar with Denal, here is some info I found on him from Wookieepedia:
"Denal was one of the most experienced clone troopers in the elite 501st Legion, having survived many Clone Wars campaigns alongside Captain Rex and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. At the start of the war, Denal saw action on Rodia, Tatooine and Orto Plutonia, conducting many missions on those planets. He rescued a battalion of clone troopers from a Separatist ambush, recovered a lost Republic cargo, and helped a Jedi in distress defeat a force of battle droids. On one occasion, he even saved General Skywalker's Padawan Ahsoka Tano from a Separatist prison on Tatooine. Denal was also involved in the discovery and destruction of a new Confederacy superweapon—one that could prevent Republic radar from detecting enemy armies. Later in the war, Denal accompanied Rex, Skywalker, and Tano on a mission to destroy a Separatist listening post, which they successfully completed. Of the five-man squad of clones that was sent there along with the Jedi, only he and Rex survived the mission."
This figure is a great representation of Denal from the Animated series so head over to eBay and place a bid!
Ironhide44 has come out with another great addition to his line of Clone Wars customs with his Custom Clone Wars Chopper figure from 'The Hidden Enemy' episode. This was a great episode where Chopper was believed to be the traitor but it was actually Slick, another clone who knew of the Jedi's secret plans. This figure is a great representation of Chopper as he appeared in the series. Let's read more about this great figure:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms and utility belt from a standard issue clean armor clone. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. Painted as close as possible to the animated Chopper using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. Custom made droid fingers are mounted on a thin gauge black wire. I also carved out the scars on Chopper's head. His left eye is brown and his right eye is pale yellow. You get Chopper, his helmet, Droid finger necklace, and his blaster."
To add this awesome figure to your animated Clone Wars collection, head over to eBay and bid on Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Chopper figure.
I just wanted to let everyone know that a search box was finally added to the blog section that is located just under the character art. I can't believe it but I am approaching close to my 600th article and I am still amazed at the great work that everyone is producing. The addition of the search box should make it easier to find your favorite customs! Give it a try!
I can't get enough of combiners and Xaviercal has a one of my favorites up on eBay this week. His Custom Transformers G1 Menasor figure is very well done and ranks very high in my mind with one of the best I have seen. The design is very simple and I like that he did not go overboard with trying to make this custom have too many bells and whistles. I like the fact that he used the windows on Motormaster as it keeps the figure from being bulky. The colors on the figure are reminiscent of the G1 classic so head over to eBay and check out more photos of Xaviercal's Custom Transformers G1 Menasor figure.
There is so much detail in Sabrina Ng's Custom Masterpiece Grimlock figure. This is one of my favorite customs she has done to date. The colors really pop on this figure and if you look at the image below, you can see all of the intricate detail she puts into each and every figure:
I recently received an email from a person who has purchased 4 of Sabrina's customs and he said that they look even better in person and plans to bid on more of them so if you want a chance to own this figure, head over to eBay and place a bid on Sabrina Ng's Custom Masterpiece Grimlock figure.
"One two, Freddy's coming for you..." NTT has captured one of the silver screen's most horrific icons with his Custom Marvel Legends Freddy Krueger figure. I remember watching a Nightmare on Elm Street and being thoroughly scared. This figure has so much gorey detail and effects and truly looks like the murderous villain with the blades for fingers. My favorite part of this custom is revealed under the classic green and red shirt:
This was the coolest effect when I saw this in the movies. This figure is sculpted with care and is one of the best movie customs I have seen thus far. To bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Custom Marvel Legends Freddy Krueger figure.
Thanks to Sabrina Ng, she mentioned AFC during in an interview she did with 'The New Paper', a Singaporean newspaper. Congratulations Sabrina and thanks for the shot out! Here can read the article here and also check out her current customs on eBay here!
Straight from the sewers and hazardous waste plant comes Ratfink's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Bio Viper figure. This is an excellent use of the Cobra Air Trooper mould, which I was not a fan of Ratfink's figure is one that I would purchase if I saw it on the shelf. The helmet makes it look like he could go to the depths of the earth to root out GI Joe in the worst of conditions. The stand is also custom made, which makes a great display piece. To beef up your Cobra Army, head over to eBay and bid on Ratfink's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Bio Viper figure.
Hot on the heels of his magnificant Custom Generation 1 Devastator, Defstar brings us his Custom Generation 2 Devastator figure. The Generation 2 Devastor, in the 90's, came out as a yellow and an organge version of green gestalt combiner that came out in 1985. The yellow version was released in Europe and the orange was only available at KB Toys. Defstar did a tremendous job blending both styles of the G2 constructicons and the G1 figures with his blend of orange, green, and yellow paint aps that capture the feel of the G2 line while paying homage to the G1 figures.
Not happy with how the Transformers Movie figures turned out, timandashley2005 have redesigned and custom created this Transformers Movie Blackout figure to be accurate. Although this Transformer is not transformable, he felt that the need to go above and beyond to create this great looking figure and the best part is that 10% of the proceeds from this auction go to help the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. I think it is great that customizers deviate from the norm and make tradeoffs for the best of the custom and the fans. Let's read more about this great custom:
"You are looking at a custom leader class non-transformable Movie style Blackout. Blackout out was created out of a need to fill in my movie collection. He was painted in Citadel acrylics and made from scratch. The base of this figure is Leader class Megatron, arms cannons and other bitz came from other transformers and model kits. His left arm rotor is removable for display and shipping purposes. Blackouts face was hand sculpted."
Head over to eBay to place a bid on this Transformers Movie Blackout figure for a great cause!
One aspect of the Star Wars universe is that we got to see the evolution in armor from the Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith and daveSstation Creations has a great looking Custom Clone Wars Animated Shock Trooper to feast your eyes on this week. Yesterday, I wrote an article about his Custom Order 66 AT TE so this figure would be a perfect addition to your collection if you were to bid on that or just add another great figure to your collection. The markings on the Shock Trooper are well done and the color is perfect to fit in with the ROTS Troopers. daveSstation Creations has really filled a void in the Animated Clone Wars line so head over to eBay and place a bid on his Custom Clone Wars Animated Shock Trooper figure.
When I first saw the Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime figure, I never imagined that this figure could be turned into something this spectacular. DarkCave Customs has really outdone himself with his Custom Transformers Galvatron Prime with Roller. This figure pays homage to the G1 colors of the original Galvatron but he takes this figure to another level with the massage body armor and guns. This figure also was made with some special features, which you can read about below:
"For sale today is Galvatron Prime and Battle Roller. They are a modified Cybertron Leader Class Optimus Prime and a heavily modified Classics Acid Storm. He has been modified into a armored Heavy Truck and Single Manned Combat Tank. They come with an Ion Fusion cannon, with an operational laser sight, 4 Plasma Discharge Rifles and combined more than 20 points of magnetic connections."
There are a gaggle of photos over at eBay so head over there and check out DarkCave Customs's Galvatron Custom Transformers Galvatron Prime with Roller figures.
daveSstation Creations is back with another awesome AT TE with his Custom Order 66 Mustafar AT TE. He already has a Kashyyk and a Snow version and this is my favorite one to date! First, the Shock Troopers are my favorite of the clones that I was introduced to in Revenge of the Sith and what a way to honor them by giving them a custom ride. The colors are perfect for this AT TE as this would blend in with the terrain of the lava planet. No detail was spared in this AT TE! I love the Mandalorian logos all over the vehicle he chose the perfect shade of red for this one. Rounding out this awesome custom is an Animated Clone Wars figure decked out in Shock Trooper detail:
daveSstation Creations has poured many hours and time, along with his great skill, to making this AT TE so head over to eBay check out his Custom Order 66 Mustafar AT TE.
I love Sabrina Ng's Henkei series as she is the only customizer out there doing them consistently, which will make these very sought after. She is winding down her Henkei series and she has a great one this week with her Custom Henkei Grimlock figure. She possesses the skill to blend and apply paint like I have never seen and the golds and the silvers really work well together and they are in the right places. Let's hear more about this great figure:
"Grimlock was an interesting character to handle. Not only is he not a vehicle, he was always depicted as a dull coloured grey in the G1 line. Grimlock was painted a shade of glossy grey by mixing highly diluted black with super clear gloss. His red at the torse was derived from a custom blend of red that is heavier than my usual glossy red colours"
If you want to own these special Henkei Transformers from one of the best, head over to eBay and bid on Sabrina Ng's Custom Henkei Grimlock figure.
Ironhide44 is back with another excellent Star Wars figure with his Custom Commander Stone Clone Wars figure. I am surprised by the lack of clones produced to date for the Clone Wars animated series given that the series is focusing on CLONES! We don't need more R2-D2's or C3PO's, we need more Clones and lucky for us that there are talented customizers like Ironhide44 to answer the call. Let's read more about this great figure:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms and utility belt from a standard issue clean armor clone. On the arms are custom made decals of the Republic Senate seal. The holsters are custom molded plastic parts glued to the legs. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. Painted as close as possible to the animated Commander Stone using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety."
Want to beef up your Clone Army? Head over to eBay and place a bid on Ironhide44's Custom Commander Stone Clone Wars figure if you want to add this awesome Commander to your collection.
Xaviercal has taken Rollbar, an Alternator, and turned him into a Generation 1 classic that is the minibot Beachcomber that we all know and love. I love the direction he took with his Custom Transformers Beachcomber as he did an excellent job with the modifications. For example, he added larger buggy tires and a different front grill. The G1 Beachcomber blue seals the classic nature of the figure and rounds out another great custom from Xaviercal. If you are into the Alternators line, head over to eBay and check out this awesome Custom Transformers Beachcomber figure.