Monthly Archives: June 2009
Arguably the funniest Autobot duo to debut, Frenzy.Rumble has these two protector comedians up this week with his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures. Here are some of the modifications and highlights you can expect for these figures:
"For Skids, I made some changes to the way his transformation works. His head now moves more freely while in robot mode, allowing full articulation. I've also added a major overhaul to the alt (car) mode, to better represent the actual car. This included some work on the front lights, running boards, and tail lights. Mudflap's shoulder have been modified to better position his arms. His head was also "fixed up" a bit to allow more articulation, his car mode was also completely revamped to appear more like the real deal."
Frenzy.Rumble is one of the best customizers out there so be sure to check out his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures.
What a huge opening weekend to the Revenge of the Fallen movie and one customizer has been pretty busy gearing up for the release. This week, I am featuring Sabrina Ng's custom ROTF line up as she has many of the great figures up for sale this week. All of the figures are excellently detailed with Sabrina's own style and interpretation of the color pallet. Let's take a look at the line up:
Be sure to check out her customs each week by visiting her seller page!
With the Revenge of the Fallen movie out in full force, be sure to check out the Custom Transformers section of this site for latest and greatest figures.
I was very happy to see that Omega Supreme was given some air time in the Transformers Animated series. Anemis007 has brought this icon to life with his Custom Transformers Animated Series Omega Supreme figure. The colors really capture the G1 nature of the figure and the scale is a great size, standing 13.5 inches tall. I am not sure if they will be making one of these figures or not but you can own it now by heading over to eBay!
I promissed myself to lay off the Optimus Prime figures for a while but I could not resist letting people know about this one! Chris Morada has one of the most unique Revenge of the Fallen figures up this week with his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure. The flames on this figure are amazing and the paint aps look like a brand new car with a showroom finish. There are so many aspects of this custom that leave me without words. First, the flames looking like they are searing and burning through the figure. The chromed out parts are great and the smoke stacks really make a great addition to the figure. Chris Morada has plenty of photos over on eBay so head over there and check out his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure.
Encline Designs has another excellent Revenge of the Fallen custom up this week and he has added something special to his Custom ROTF Ravage figure...can you guess what it is? If you can't guess what it is it is staring you right in the face and no it is not a Photoshop effect. I won't go as far as calling Encline a doctor but he did conduct some brain surgery on Ravage and gave him an LED light, which is a very cool aspect of this figure. Here are some of the other mods he did:
"Added one red LED in the head. The batteries and off/on switch are housed in the torso. Added a socket at the neck and base of the skull. Made a double sided ball joint and put in the neck. Now RAVEGE has more neck articulation than ever! Added teeth and filled in the screw hole on the side of the head"
Encline is not afraid to get his hands dirty and give fans what they want so if you love this figure, head over to eBay and check out more photos of Encline's Custom ROTF Ravage figure.
Next up for the homage to the Revenge of the Fallen customs is Bumblebee and Matt1989cars has created a version that I would be proud to own with his Custom ROTF Transformers Bumblebee figure. This figure looks great and thanks to some retooling by Hasbro to make this figure movie accurate, Matt1989cars has given it the paint aps he deserves. You can either view more photos of this great figure or visit the Custom Transformers section of this site for more Revenge of the Fallen customs.
I have a feeling I will writing about Revenge of the Fallen customs for many months but that is ok with me because I have been waiting so long for these figures to hit the stores. Sabrina Ng has this Custom ROTF Transformers Sideswipe figure and it is chromed out and looking slick. To differentiate the parts in robot mode, she added some blue accents, which give the figure a more interesting look. To view more photos, head over to eBay!
Let the Revenge of the Fallen customs flow! As the US release date nears, there are many awesome customs that have come out by talented people like Encline Designs. His Custom Battle Damaged Optimus Prime is no exception and really shows off Encline's talent and creativity. I can't wait to see the movie as I am guessing the Optimus could like the custom featured in this article but if you want to see more photos of this great figure and all of the detailing, head over to eBay!
I have said it before and I will say it again...these are the figures that should have been made for the Revenge of the Fallen Movie! Not only is Frenzy.Rumble keeping himself busy, he is going above and beyond the call of duty and this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime is yet another example of his talent. The paint aps are stunning and I urge you to head over to eBay and check out more photos of this stellar looking Optimus Prime.
Soundwave's dog has come a long way since the little puppy we saw wreak havoc on the Autobots in the 80's. This week, Frenzy.Rumble applies his magic and talent and created this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure. The paint aps on this figure look like metal and the detailing brings out the intricate robotic parts of this great figure. To read more about the quality that Frenzy.Rumble pours into each figure, check out his process below:
Enter...RAVAGE, a minion of Soundwave and Decepticon spy. 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 to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with.
The great thing I like about all of Frenzy.Rumble's listings is that he takes so many photos so if you want to check out more, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure.
Xaviercal has taken a Masterpiece Prime figure and turned him into a badass with his Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure. This figure is packing heat and even has custom smokestacks to add that extra level of detail and villainy. Let's read more about this figure from Xaviercal himself:
"Inspired by the truck in the movie Deathrace the tanker of Nemesis has HUGE cannon on the back and double mini guns on the front. Nemesis has a new pair of smokestacks to make him look more evil looking. But that’s not all ,even nemesis has to take a break sometime!!! So he has a throne made from an alternator parts and armada prime, some random parts and a wheel from a RC truck and to go with the throne nemesis has a staff from the heads of fallen transformers including Megatron, Shockwave, Optimus prime, and a movie Starscream. All of these are custom painted and detailed"
The thrown is a cool effect and I like the black paint on the oil tanker. I was never a fan of a chrome tanker so this is a great change. The figure looks awesome in truck mode towing the suped up tanker so if you want to see that mode, head over to eBay and check out Xaviercal's Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure.
Encline Designs has a wicked twist on Optimus Prime with his Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure. If there was ever a figure so dark and twisted, it would be this one! Not only does this figure pack enough heat to melt anyone it his path, but the facial expression Encline chose for this figure gives it the evil personality it was made for. I enjoy reading how customizers describe their creations so let's read how Encline tells his story:
This one is the direct disciple of The Fallen. Empowered by the fire inside, he hunts. Nemesis hunts for any Cybertronian that did not side with The Fallen when he chose in his deepest of processors to gain power. Being the most hot headed of three prototforms created together, he hunts with out mercy. Nemesis has made his way to earth. Sensing a new fear of a great warrior, he takes his form. The hunt will begin by putting fear in the heart of this brave leader by killing off his soldiers one by one. Under estimating the strength and pure drive to protect that Optimus Prime has, Nemesis meets his match sooner than expected. Loving the trill of hand to hand combat, Nemesis drops his shoulder cannon and wants to remove Prime's head for his trophies.
There are many cool features on this figure and to view the ones that light up, head over to eBay and check out Encline Design's Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure.
If I was to dream of a better Serpentor, I would envision 2dtoys' version with this Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Serpentor figure. I absolutely love this figure! The colors are dead on and the scalloped look that 2dtoys was able to give this figure is how he appeared in the cartoon. The snakes coming out of the figure give it a great effect and a cool look. The sculpting is awesome and everything is symmetrical. This is the best Serpentor figure I have seen to date so head over to eBay and check out this great Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Serpentor figure.
Frenzy.Rumble continues to amaze me with his talent of interpreting the classic Generation 1 Transformers figures and coming up with original works of art. His latest collaboration with JAF has yielded these 5 Custom G1 Dinobots and I have to say that this entire set is a site for sore eyes. I really love the yellows, grays, and reds on these figures and Frenzy.Rumble and JAF have payed a great homage to the the G1 cartoon representation of the figures. Here is some more detail on the figures:
Grimlock - Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, waist, head, knees hips and fists
Slag - Added articulation in his head (on ball joint!), shoulders, elbows, knees, hips and tail
Snarl - Added articulation in head, shoulders, elbows, hands are on ball jointed wrists, hips and knees
Swoop - Wing poseability improved, Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, upper legs and knees
Sludge - Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, hips and knees
To place a bid on this one of kind set Custom G1 Dinobots, head over to eBay!
Combining two of the greatest toy lines every imagined, Toyphilia has created this Custom GI Joe vs Transformers Thundercracker Cobra Rattler that literally looks like he ripped it straight out of the comics. As he states, "the primary modifications include moving the A-10's fuselage-mounted engines to the rear wings (in order to facilitate a VTOL system in which the Rattler's wings pivoted on their axis to redirect engine exhaust downwards), a nose-mounted anti-tank Gatling gun, and four large anti-tank missile launchers." This figure looks awesome and stays very true to the comic representation, which you can take a look at over at eBay while you are checking out Toyphilia's Custom GI Joe vs Transformers Thundercracker Cobra Rattler.
It is unfortunate circumstances that collectors must sell their most prized possessions and that is why it pains me to write this article as the owner of this custom has fallen on some hard times. This Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mirage figure is simply amazing. Fashioned after his G1 counterpart, this Mirage was kitbash of several different Alternators and end result was a classic figure that will fit nicely with the Masterpiece line. To learn more about this great custom, let's hear from the seller, gclarks01:
"This custom was made by master customizer JAF. It is a real Indy car Leiger Gitanes model kit altyered to Transform with several Alternator donors as Parts - Skids, Prime, and Sideswipe. He is very poseable! The Gitanes on the side of alt mode is accurate to the real car. (That is the way the real cigarette name is spelled, hence the decals on the side), but I had JAF make custom "Citanes" ones for his spoiler/feet and his front spoiler, torso to be more G1 in robot mode where he really shines. You also get his custom Hunting Rifle and Shoulder Missle launcher."
To view more photos and to place a bid on this Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mirage figure, head over to eBay!
Taking Jetfire back to his roots, Boggs6ft7 brings us this awesome Jetfire VF-1S Custom Macross Transformers Robotech figure. From the skull and crossbones to the classic yellow and black paint aps, this figure captures the essence of the original while still retaining the feel of a Jetfire figure. I love the weathering job that was done and the detailing is just enough for this figure. I took a look at the original Marcross VF-1S figure and that is loaded with extra detailing, which is a little overkill in my opinion. If you want an original custom that you will never see anywhere else, head over to eBay and check out Boggs6ft7's Jetfire VF-1S Custom Macross Transformers Robotech figure.
The episode, Trespass, was one of my favorite episodes in the Clone Wars animated series and FreshFromTheSewers has made a very cool Custom Lego Star Wars Captain Rex in snow fatigues as he appeared in that episode. He really did a great job translating how he appeared on screen to this figure with the extended helmet and overall design of the fatigues.
Megatron kind of got the shaft in the 2007 Transformers movie with getting a cube shoved in his chest and getting dumped liked yesterdays garbage in the Laurentian Abyss but Encline Designs has resurrected the leader of the Decepticons with his Custom Leader Class Revenge of the Fallen Megatron figure. This figure has been enhanced, sculpted, and sanded from its original version and I have to say it is such an improvement. To read more about how he achieved this effect, let's hear it from Encline Designs himself:
"As you can tell, I put a ton of work into him fixing the arms. I there are now ratchet joints at both elbows with hands, claws, mandables..(whatever they are) on ball joints at the wrists!!!! The DEATH ARM has 3 options!!!!! You can have the regular arm, attach the gun, or remove the arm all together and snap the DEATH ARM into place. Now with an elbow. Yes, the missile still fires. I sanded down Megatron with 150 grit to give him some texture. He was airbrushed with HOUSE OF KOLOR gunmetal enamel base. I Shadowed with transparent black and highlighted with ALCAD II chrome(that is ground up aluminum). I then did some brush work to add the rust and weathering. He can still be transformed!"
Check out this Custom Leader Class Revenge of the Fallen Megatron figure to either view more photos or place a bid!
Rurisk has a cool twist on the Galactic Marine with his Custom Lego Star Wars Galactic Marine minifig. In Revenge of the Sith, the Galactic Marines helped take down Ki Adi Mundi on the Mygeeto Bridge but Rurisk has made more of a special ops marine that mirrors the Shadow Troopers. You can't really see it in the photo but this trooper has a fabric Kama, which helps soften the figure. If you are new to AFC, go check out the Custom Lego Star Wars section for more great minifigs and vehicles.
DarkCaveCustoms has a very unique custom up this week and I am very happy to feature his Botcon 2009 contestant piece. This Custom Transformers Redemption Prime is a truly one of a kind piece and it looks like DarkCave has poured so much imagination and skill to getting all of the pieces he needed to make this custom a work of art. The alternate mode for this figure is a giant battle hawk and it looks like all of the parts fit great together. This is his last figure in his Prime Directive custom line so go check out all of the detailed photos of his Custom Transformers Redemption Prime figure.
The Fallen from the new Transformers Revenge of the Fallen line has to be one of my favorite looking toys to date for the Movie line. Frenzy.Rumble has taken the stock Hasbro figure and turned it into a work of art. His Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure is actually the second figure he has done for the line (I think he forgot he did an ROTF Soundwave in December 2008). I love the finish on the figure as it makes the orange accents pop on the figure and appear that the colors are running through the figure. Let's hear more about this figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:
"Here's my first (of many to come) custom Revenge of the Fallen figures...the big boss himself "The Fallen" Little is known about this meanie, but he's bad, mean, and he likes to kill Autobots. What's not to like? 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 to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around." to detail with."
To view more photos and place a bid on this awesome ROTF Decepticon, head over to eBay to take a closer look at his Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure!
Let the Revenge of the Fallen customs begin! There are a couple things that I love when a new movie comes out! First, we get to see a whole new line of toys from the creators at the toy companies and, second, we get to see the awesome customs from creative people like Xaviercal with his Custom G1 Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Tracks figure. Retaining the classic blue and the firebird symbol on the hood, this figure, made from a ROTF Sideswipe, is a great canvas for Tracks. I am looking forward to the many ROTF customs to come and I have a feeling that there will be too many to keep up with so make sure you also check out the Transformers section as well to keep up with the latest.