Monthly Archives: January 2010
Sabrina Ng is at it again with a fully loaded Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave. What I love about this figure is that it looks like the G1 classic figure in robot mode and in alternate mode he looks like a futuristic battle station. Let's read more about this great custom:
"Up for grabs today is Henkei Shockwave. Armed to the teeth and more. He was also modified at his back with a small hook to prevent him from toppling. Those with the shockblast figure should know what I mean. Rare earth magnets were used for the weapon add-ons. Shockwave is able to pose freely with his weapons. As usual, Shockwave was protected with Anti-UV clear and will last you for a long time to come!"
To view more photos of this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave. If you are interested in commissioning her skills for a figure, get in touch with her at her website:
How does Darth Maul get around and perform his Sith duties? Cbthd has answered that age old question with his Custom Lego Star Wars Darth Maul Starfighter. A truly original concept, this vehicle is sleek and well scaled to the Darth Maul figure. My one complaint about the Star Wars line in general is that the scale of the figures and vehicles are not realistic but cbthd has fixed this. To place a bid on this great vehicle, head over to eBay and check out this Custom Lego Star Wars Darth Maul Starfighter.
Bratimus Customs has put the G1 back into the MP-08 Grimlock figure with his Custom Generation 1 Masterpiece Grimlock figure. Staying true to the cartoon version of Grimlock, the colors that were used represent a simpler time where, as kids, we would be glued to the television watching the Autobots battle the Decepticons. Let's read more about what inspired Bratimus Customs to make this great homage to Grimlock:
"I remember watching every transformer episode when I was a kid and waiting for the Dinobots to make an appearance. And when we decided to make our first TF custom, we decided on making him first. We've always liked the yellow color scheme more than the diaclone version gold simply because it was more faithful to the cartoon character that we've always loved. The yellow color scheme made him look more menacing."
Bratimus Customs has taken many photos of this great figure so head over to eBay and check out their Custom Generation 1 Masterpiece Grimlock figure.
Frenzy.Rumble is always thinking of new ideas and his Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy is no exception. I love the block look to the figure as it reminds me of the G1 classic figures. The figure definitely has a presence to it and will add a great new character to your collection. Here to tell you more about this great custom is Frenzy himself:
I've had this appendage kit for over a year now. It's made by a great company called "Fans Project" and this past week, I thought of a great unique idea to run with. Nucleon Quest Super Convoy was the black (rare) version of Powermaster Prime. The Fans Project City Commander kit used here is original, not the knock off (important to note as the plastic quality is better in my opinion.) The Convoy figure (see slide show below) was a Classics Optimus Prime, I added articulated hands to him. The trailer comes apart and combines onto Convoy, forming the Super Convoy. I've added articulated hands, new chest, new face, weapons and rubber wheels to the Super Convoy. Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom. All paints used in the process were lacquer and 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 ...always through an air brush to ensure thin, even perfect coats. 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. As always, I am accepting VERY LIMITED custom commissions and/or requests. Check out my website or contact me through ebay for details. Some ball joints were dyed in black dye to eliminate scraping and rubbing issues.
Modification Details :
Articulated hands on Convoy
Articulated hands on Super Convoy
New face added to Super Convoy
New weapons added to both modes
Rubber tires added to Super Convoy's alternate mode
It is always great to learn the back story and get into customizers heads! To see more photos, head over to eBay and check out this one of a kind Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy.
Thanks to a non paying bidder who won the entire Ark Autobot Collection, Frenzy.Rumble has placed the one of a kind collection back up and this time he has split them into three separate auctions. Thier loss is your gain! Check out the original article I wrote about this collection for the back story and if you are so inclined, head over to eBay and place a bid on this awesome Ark Autobot Collection. I also wrote individual articles about all of the figures so you can get to them by clicking here: http://www.actionfigurecustoms.com/tag/ark-autobots/
Crefigz is back with a kick ass version of the leader of the Decepticons with his highly detailed Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron. This has to be one of the most detailed Megatrons I have seen thus far from the ROTF line. If you look at the photo above, there is scoring, many levels of paint shading and he even added molding to Megatron's head to achieve a more movie like look. Pictures do tell a thousand words so head over to eBay and view the many photos he has over on his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron page.
Army of Two is a third person shooter video game developed by Electronic Arts, released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, focusing on two mercenaries fighting through war, political turmoil, and a conspiracy from 1993 to 2009. Jin Saotome has done a fantastic job translating the characters that appear in the game into 3 3/4" (1:18) scale figures with his Custom Army of Two Rios and Salem figures. I am not sure if this is a coincidence or not but the figures from the game fit perfectly in the GI Joe Rise of Cobra line. The figures are made with such detail and depth that it is hard to tell they are only 3 3/4" tall. They also look like they are plucked right from the game. To place a bid and view more photos of Jin's Custom Army of Two Rios and Salem figures, head over to eBay!
Growing up with watching the Star Wars movies in the order of 4, 5, and 6, one of my favorite parts of Return of the Jedi was getting to finally see Darth Vader's face. CAB Customs has captured the sullen look of an old battered Vader in small form with his Custom Lego Star Wars Darth Vader figure. With all of the customs that CAB makes, he does not use any stickers and the figure is made like it was from the Lego factory. One day, I hope he shares his secret but until then, head over to eBay and check out CAB's Custom Lego Star Wars Darth Vader figure.
Sideways is a great looking Decepticon and although he is briefly in the movie, his purposed was served by providing a very cool action scene in the movie where Sideswipe leaps over him in pursuit and throws a blade into the front of his hood and slicing him completely in half when Sideswipe reconnects with the blade thus finishing him off. Fallenkia has a great version of Sideways (before his demise) that is movie accurate and has a very cool feature, which are headlights that light up via a CR2032 Lithium button battery. Be sure to check out more photos and place a bid on Fallenkia's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Sideways figure over on eBay!
Lance858a has one of the best custom GI Joe figures I have seen in a long time with his Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Zarana figure. Paying homage to the classic style of the figure that came out in 1986, Lance858a has paid attention to the smallest of details. Lets hear more about those details from the source:
"Notice the careful attention to detail such as the working knife holster, the sculpted torn jeans, the knee pads, the custom pointy boots, the gloves, the torn shirt, all of which match the vintage 1980's character and figure 100%. She is a must have for any loving GI Joe collector."
One of the things that stands out about this custom are those minute details that complete this figure. For example, the knee pads are sculpted in a way that resembles the classic figure and I like the addition of the removable dagger. To see more photos of Lance858a's Custom GI Joe 25th Anniversary Zarana figure, head over to eBay!
One thing that I love about new movies is that they provide customizers with a fresh canvas to create great works of art and collectibles. That brings me to MyCuztom's latest creation, which is a Custom Ultra Magnus Revenge of the Fallen Transformers custom. This figure is very well done and the colors used remind me of the G1 Ultra Magnus as that was pretty much a white version of Optimus Prime. To check out the full array of photos and to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check out MyCuztom's Custom Ultra Magnus Revenge of the Fallen Transformers figure.