Monthly Archives: March 2010
I had the great opportunity to interview Rateeg Creations back in February 2008. Rateeg Creations has a beautiful Custom Marvel Legends Emma Frost figure up this week. Hand sculpted and painted, there are many aspects of this figure that stand out. First, the head sculpt looks very life like and the eyes on this figure are amazing. If you do eyes right, the figure takes on a personality of its own. The facial features are very proportional and the hair on the figure is very well done. For figures like this, I am all about the eyes and the hair and this Emma Frost is stunning. The figure also comes with a cloth cape. I am also a big fan of mixing in soft goods with the figure. There is less than a day left to nab this great figure so head over to eBay and checkout more photos of Rateeg Creations' Custom Marvel Legends Emma Frost.
Standing a towering 13" tall, LK Customs is at it again and he is going large with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers G1 Six Shot figure. The original G1 Six Shot Transformed into a robot, a tank, a spaceship, a gun, an off-road vehicle, and a winged wolf and I am happy to see that LK has retained all alternate modes and still kept the grand scale he was going after with his Masterpiece line. Boasting 41 points of articulation and a very accurate G1 color scheme, this massive figure is a must have for your Masterpiece Transformers collection so head over to eBay and read more about LK's Custom Masterpiece Transformers G1 Six Shot figure.
Not only is Encline Designs a talented customizer but he also has a very big heart. This week, I am honored to feature his Custom Transformers Fans Project Defender as all proceeds will be going to the Autism Society of America. Using his signature dry brushing battle look, Encline Designs has really given this figure depth and character. With a lot of the Transformers, the lack of detail mutes the figure and it takes people with raw talent and skill to make the figure come alive. Head over to eBay and support a great cause and place a bid on Encline Design's Custom Transformers Fans Project Defender charity auction.
For all of you Lego Halo fans out there, jv2402 has this awesome Custom Lego Halo Recon Spartan minifig up for sale this week. Let's see what sets this minifig apart from the rest:
"Figure comes with high quality decals. Sculpted headpiece right on to the figure. Comes with everything you see in the pictures.. Unlike most customs with decals on the legs, this minifigure can be put into sit position with no problems of the leg decals coming off."
That is great that you have light play with this one as sometimes you want to take the figures off the shelf and pose them and it looks like this Custom Lego Halo Recon Spartan minifig could be up for some action to head over to eBay and place your bid!
I love the imagination of the customizers out there and this week, Kingbotz has his version of what Jetfire looked like on his journey to earth with his Custom Transformers G1 Cybertronian Jetfire Tetrajet. The angles on this figure really give it the look and feel of a craft coming from Cybertron and the colors give it that G1 character. Here to tell us more about this one of a kind creation is Kingbotz himself:
"So here's the latest addition to my line of Tetrajets, Jetfire. Right now I'm working on some harder stuff, but I'm still doing the jets on the side to keep the line going. It started as Cybertron Starscream Supreme, and finished as the biggest and sharpest jet I've done yet I think.
Jetfire has 3 modes: Robot, jet and Mecha-mode!I believe when Jetfire entered earth's atomosphere from space during exploration, he would've actually still been in his Cybertronian-Tetrajet form, not an earth-jet...but I still gave his numbered designation "VF-1" to tribute the original toy which was modeled after the Valkylrie-Fighter 1 military jet. I also implemented his original G1 boosters into both modes, as optional features, which can be displayed in multiple ways in both modes, or can be taken off completely. I gave him a ball-jointed head, and modified the head to resemble Jetfire's and get away from the Starscream-look. I added a second barrel to his gun and added a peg to the bottom so you can pop the gun off and have him actually hold the gun in his hand. It all worked out, and you can comfortably wedge the boosters between his wings in the back to resemble the G1 booster pack from the cartoon."
Frenzy.Rumble has a great figure up this week with his Custom Transformers G1 Drift figure. Let's read more about this one of a kind custom:
"This custom was a project I've wanted to complete for about a year now. Drift is a great character, and he's never been given justice in any toy form. I took an Alternity (not Alternator) version of Megatron, swapped out the head, gave him a super shiny paint job, awesome vehicle graphics, chrome custom built swords (x2), articulated hands, and a super detailed metallic paint job on all his robot parts. The Japanese text on his doors reads "Drift"."
It is great to see figures other than the most popular ones as this gives collectors a chance to branch out and complete their collections with one of a kind customs that you will never see on the shelf. Great work!
Encline Designs consistently makes incredible customs and his Custom G1 Transformers 15" Devastator is a great example of his talent. A lot of thought goes into these creations so here are some of the modifications that Encline has made:
"1) I added a custom hand-sculpted head (sculpted by Ptitvite). 2) The incredibly detailed paint job of adding mud, wear, and rust while holding true to the classic color scheme of G1 Devastator. You will also notice the cement dried in MixMaster's chute and drum. For the thighs and the face, I wanted to make them look like steel so I airbrushed them with chrome and a slight blue candy hue at certain angles. 3) I replaced the piece of plastic in the crane hydraulic with an aluminum rod to look more realistic. 4) To top it off, I am the first to add LEDs. As always, I think LEDs should compliment the figure and not be the main focus. So I installed four LEDs inside his torso for Longhaul's headlights. I also installed an ultra violet LED inside the custom built chest piece to light up the Decepticon symbol. The headlights and the chest shield are on separate circuits as well as have their own easily accessible battery packs. 5) Added custom Encline Construction logos heehee"
The choice of green that used has more of an iridescence quality to it. In some photos it looks more florescent in other photos it looks like the classic Constructicon green. I especially like the Encline Construction logo, which is very subtle so you can play a quick game of 'Where's Waldo' to find them. Bidding is hot on this Custom G1 Transformers 15" Devastator figure and it has exceeded over $2000 already so head over to eBay and jump in the action!
When I first saw this custom from Frenzy.Rumble, I really did not know what to think at first. As I looked closer, I realized that this was not just a repaint of a G1 Transformers combiner but a totally new idea that Frenzy.Rumble had come up with. If anyone has kids, they will appreciate his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner made from Thomas and Friends trains. I always thought that the Thomas show was a bit odd but the toys were great and kids love them! Frenzy.Rumble is great at putting imagination in motion and his latest figure is no exception. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner figure.
More than meets the eye is one way to describe Boggs6ft7's Custom GI Joe Transformers Crossover Toss N Cross figure. As I was scrolling through the Custom GI Joe section of my site, I saw this GI Joe vehicle and thought to myself that someone must have repainted the old 80's GI Joe Bridgelayer but upon closer inspection, I discovered something cool! Boggs6ft7 has taken the Transformers Universe Dropshot figure and used it as the base for this Toss n Cross custom. How cool is that! So not only do you get a killer homage to a cool GI Joe vehicle but you get the added ability of the vehicle to transform. What a great way to combine two legendary toy lines. Well done!
BoskoesToys has created a great homage to one of the coolest figures and toy lines with their Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O figure. What is great about this figure is that there is so much detail and the addition of the bear skin cloak really completes the figure. Like every one of Boskoes' customs, they pour everything they got into each figure and this Lion-O is no exception. The way they applied the paint aps on this one gives the figure such depth and character. When I was a kid, I used to mingle my toy lines and this Thundercats figure would be a great addition to your Masters of the Universe collection as well so head over to eBay and check out Boskoes' Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O figure.