Monthly Archives: October 2009
2dtoys has a killer Arkham Asylum Batman Custom Marvel Legends figure up for sale on eBay this week. The figure has a presence to it. With the stern look and the stature of this Batman, this figure will look excellent in your display case. Let's hear more about this figure from 2dtoys:
"Batman is made in the DC Universe style standing 6 inches tall with 26 points of articulation. His unique costume in the video game was painstakingly recreated in remarkable detail. You might not see it in the photographs but he even has that unique texture all over his suit. It also features a new accurate head professionally sculpted from scratch. Even after the extensive full body sculpting, this figure is still fully poseable."
Be sure to check out 2dtoys' 2dtoys Arkham Asylum Batman Custom Marvel Legends figure on eBay for more photos and to place a bid.
What I love about BoskoesToys is that they are always striving to create new figures for toy lines and there latest Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Shockwave figure is no exception. I agree with Boskoes when they said it is a shame that Shockwave did not make it into the movie but if it did, Hasbro would have made a terrible figure so we need people like Boskoes to introduce old characters that did not get any screen time. The alternate mode is very interesting as they made this figure transform into a Power Station:
FrogDNA has made some really great enhancements to the GI Joe 25th Anniversary line with his chrome work and detailed shading with his Custom Crimson Guard figure. Striving to retain the classic nature of the cartoon, FrogDNA has used his stills to apply chrome and accents in all of the right places. Let's read more about how he achieved this look:
For this Crimson Guard I used Palisades'statue and the artwork from the blister as reference to bring to life this classic figure. There's some airbrushed shading on his uniform and backpack, glossy paints on his helmet, boots and leather parts of his uniform and matt paints where was needed, to enhance the realistic look. You can actually see some reflections on his helmet! The gloss/matt effect is enhanced by several layers of clear coat, glossy and opaque as well.
FrogDNA has this figure and others so be sure to check out his auctions over at eBay!
The new Leader ROTF Class Optimus Prime figure as a great upgrade from the previous 2007 movie version but Zildjian has upped the stakes with his Custom Transformers ROTF Optimus Prime figure that possesses many great features and stunning detail. The first thing that jumped out at me was the showroom finish paint aps that shows off Zildjian's talent. Attention to detail is a strong point for this custom so here are the finer points from Zildjian himself:
- High end House of Kolor Automotive metallic blue and red urethane paints.
- Alclad II mirror chrome finish on all robotic and chrome truck parts
- High quality vinyl decaled flames with hand painted silver trim.
- High end automotive clear coat finish.
- Multiple shades of Alclad silver, gunmetal, aluminum, copper and gold on all details
- Custom made gun with switch activated working high intensity white LEDs. LEDs and switch are hidden behind a sliding door on top of the gun. The batteries are replaceable.
- Each energy sword has switch activated dual red SMD LEDs and are removable from Prime's forearms. They connect within Prime's forearms with a rare earth magnet. They both also have easy access to the batteries to replace them.
- Upgraded chrome smoke stacks.
- Chrome side view mirrors.
- Chains and tractor trailer air brake connection wires on the back of the truck.
- Chrome hubcaps and single rubber front tires, and dual rear rubber tires. The tires DO NOT roll, they are fixed.
- Articulated hands.
- Blue LED in head replacing the green one.
As you can see, this Custom Transformers ROTF Optimus Prime figure is not only a beauty to look at but contains many features that make this Optimus a one of a kind.
Hit and Run is another classic GI Joe figure worthy of replicating in 6" scale and Starbuck_bg1980 has done just this with his Custom Marvel Legends Hit and Run figure. This is a great looking figure with a ton of removable accessories. One aspect of this figure that I like is that the camouflage on the figure is very well done and blends nicely with the face, which is how the classic figure from 1980's was done. I like that the colors are more military on this one as opposed to the brighter green used with the original Hit and Run figure. To buy this item now, head over to eBay and check out this Custom Marvel Legends Hit and Run figure.
FreshFromTheSewers has created one of the most feared bounty hunters to wreak havoc on the Clone Wars Animated scene with his Custom Lego Star Wars Cad Bane minifig. Given center stage in Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 2, Cad Bane has already caused major damage to the future of the Jedi Order. With his signature blue skin and breathing aparatus, FreshFromTheSewers did an excellent job translating this figure into the Lego world.
BoskoesToys does many toy lines really well and their Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-O figure is no exception. They have a knack for capturing the true spirit of the original Thundercats cartoon figures with a fresh, updated figure. I have to agree with Boskoes when they say that this is their best recipe for a Lion-O figure they have made to date. Some of my favorite parts of this custom include the Sword of Omens, which was Lion-O's right hand weapon. The hair and the face are spot on to the classic series character and the seriousness of the expression on his face give the figure a heroic personality. If you want to know what other special character this figure comes with, head over to eBay and check out BoskoesToys' Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-O figure.
The customizer with a cool name has a Custom Lego Star Wars Kashyyyk Clone Trooper minifig up this week that is very well done! Goongalacowabunga84's minifig is a great translation of the ROTS Kashyyyk Troopers. I really like the concept of this figure as it is less boxy than the original BARC troopers, who look like Biker Scouts in camouflage. The colors are also spot on and this figure is very well crafted overall. To place a bid on this great Custom Lego Star Wars Kashyyyk Clone Trooper minifig, head over to eBay!
DarkCaveCustoms has possibly one of the most creative uses of the Blackout figure I have seen to date with his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Shockwave figure. Curiously absent in the last two Transformers movies, DarkCave has solved this problem by making one of his own. What I like about this figure is that the G1 look and feel is still retained in the figure with the head sculpt and purple color. This figure would fit in nicely with either Generation 1 or movie lines. There are also subtle additions to the figure such as the chain gun that magnetically attaches. DarkCave takes many detailed photos so be sure to check them out over at his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Shockwave eBay page.
Straight from the Avengers comic series comes StlyeWarJoker's Custom Marvel Legends Hawkeye figure. I really like the head sculpt on this one, especially the eyes and the hair. I like the way this figure deviates from the typical masked version around the eyes. The weathering and detailing is also very well done! Head over to eBay and check out more photos of StyleWarJoker's Custom Marvel Legends Hawkeye figure.
Toyphilia is kickin it old school with a grand scale with his Custom Generation 1 Transformers Bruticus combiner. Standing a towering 20" tall, this figure is ready to do some serious damage. Some of my favorite parts of this custom are the head and the colors used to detail the figure. First, the head really sets this apart from other Bruticus figures I have seen because there is so much detail and depth to the face. If you remember the G1 figure, the head was very boxy and Toyphilia did a really great job taking the look and feel to the next level. The colors used on this figure remind me of the G1 classic figure while still retaining an updated vibe to it. To place a bid on Toyphilia's Custom Generation 1 Transformers Bruticus combiner, head over to eBay!
One of my favorite parts of Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith was when the Utapau Clone Troopers descended upon the battle for Utapau. FriendLiang has created a minifig version with his Custom Lego Star Wars Airborne Trooper. I really like the look of this figure as these are my favorite clones from the movies. Head over to eBay and place a bid on this Custom Lego Star Wars Airborne Trooper minifig.
"Using two voyager class Fallens I have sliced, diced and spliced them together to achieve almost double the size." This says it all and Encline Design's Custom ROTF The Fallen figure is an engineering marvel. In order to get this figure movie accurate, Encline had to sacrifice the ability to transform the figure, which collector's will appreciate. Here to describe (in great detail), is Encline himself starring in his own video showing off his Custom ROTF The Fallen figure:embedded by Embedded Video
The scale and intricate detail on this figure is outstanding! To date, this figure ranks high on my list as one of the best custom Transformers I have seen. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out Encline's Custom ROTF The Fallen figure.
The Human Alliance line of the new Revenge of the Fallen is an interesting concept that pairs Voyager Class figures with very small figure that fit in the vehicles. Xaviercal has switched up the paint scheme on his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe figure from the silver version and has done a fantastic job applying a smooth, showroom metallic red finish. Not only are the paint aps stunning, he also has added a custom pair of blades and fashioned new hands to better hold additional weapons. The legs have also been modified to have more articulation to increase the poseability of the figure. The detailing on the head is very intricate and you can view this and more of the photos by heading over to eBay and checking out Xaviercal's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Sideswipe figure.
ContradictionWear Customz has outdone himself with his latest District 9 Scratch Built Prawn Bust. This bust is highly detailed and is very well executed. The facial features are well in proportion and the way the bust was sculpted, the figure has much depth. It is very hard to get eyes right but this is not issue for ContradictionWear as the way the eyes are shaded, the figure looks very life like and realistic. He has posted a video that does more just than the photo above so please check it out:embedded by Embedded Video
To place buy this Bust right now, head over to eBay and snatch up this awesome District 9 Scratch Built Prawn Bust.
GreenQuaker12 has a recipe to beef up your Clone Army with his Custom Lego Star Wars Republic Commandos minifigs. Fashioned after the video game squad, these clones are ready to bust the heads and arms of your Lego Separatist armies. Custom painted and with custom decals, these clones will be an great asset to to the fight to win back the Republic! Head over to eBay and place a bid on these Custom Lego Star Wars Republic Commandos minifigs as there is less than one day left!
Frenzy.Rumble has an amazing opportunity for the custom Transformer aficionado and is offering up a very limited figure that he has applied his talent and skills to with his Custom Transformers Swerve figure. If you are not familiar with the figure, here is more about it from Wikipedia:
"A new mold that turns into a Chevrolet Aveo. Hasbro produced the toy at cost for Chevy as thanks for their successful partnership with the Movie franchise. It was designed for a promotional campaign in European markets, with the toys given away to people who took a test-drive of a real Chevy Aveo. The toys were never meant to be sold; a handful were left after the promotion had ended, and so they were shunted onto the website where these last few remainders very quickly sold out. This information was revealed by Hasbro executives at Botcon 2008. However, this figure is currently being given away at malls across the Greater Toronto Area as a promotion for GM's new contest. Upon entering, this is one of the free gifts they give you as a thank you. It was also spotted for retail at selected Wal-Mart locations in Canada."
Like all of Frenzy.Rumbles customs, he pours all of his skill into making these customs and it does not matter the scale. He also uses great judgment in deciding whether or not to modify the current figure and he was so impressed with the articulation and design from Hasbro that he chose not to modify this one. For more details, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Swerve figure.
I will be doing some system updates that may take AFC offline for a bit over the next day. If the site happens to be offline, we will be working to get it up and running and again so check back often.
It takes a keen eye and a ton of creativity to take a character who only got 3 minutes of airtime in a movie and turn him into an instant G1 classic figure. Jin Saotome has created this Custom Revenge of the Fallen G1 Kickback out of a Sideways figure and the result is simply amazing. From using the car windows as wings to the black, purple, and yellow color scheme, this figure can fit into either the G1 or the ROTF line with no problem at all! Let's read more about how Jin customized this one:
"Well he's back and deadlier than ever, transformed into the Insecticon Kickback! He has been painstakingly detailed by hand with a deep glossy black paint job, metallic highlights, brilliant shades of color, and intricate detail that will really make him stand out in your Transformers collection. Transform him or pose him any way you want, just take care when doing so as there a lot of moving parts to him. Kickback even has his trademark antennae but you can remove them if you want the slim-headed look"
To see more photos and to place a bid on Jin's Custom Revenge of the Fallen G1 Kickback, head over to eBay!