Monthly Archives: July 2010
Once again, the Customizers unite for a great cause! This week, five customizers put their skill together to create this amazing Custom Animated Transformers Defensor figure. Let's rundown the talent that created this great combiner to benefit the SickKids Charity:
Blades by chans formers:
Groove by Nemesis Predaking
First Aid by Cliffjumper69
Streetwise by racerguy76
Hotspot by Encline Designs
The Animated Series did not make any combiners so here is your chance to own a one of kind set from some amazing customizers to benefit charity so head over to eBay and place your bid on Cybertron.Ca's Custom Animated Transformers Defensor figure.
First off, I am back home from Comic Con 2010 and it was a fabulous show. I really enjoyed seeing everyone in costume and viewing the great toys that are coming up from Hasbro, Mattel, and Sideshow. That said, the focus of today's article is JRS Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey X-Men figure. Modeled after a mash up of her Uncanny X-Men and X-Men cartoon appearances, JRS has captured her likeness with two alternative heads (shown in the photo above). The facial features, including the eyes and the hair, are very well done, which gives the figure a great personality. There is less than an a day left to grab this great figure so head over to eBay and bid on JRS Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Jean Grey X-Men figure.
Combining two of the greatest toy lines ever created, Encline Designs has outdone himself again on a massive scale. Standing over 2 feet tall (28 inches to be exact), he brings us the ultimate in crossovers with his Rolling Thunder Prime Transformers GI Crossover figure. I could not believe my eyes when I first saw this giant of a figure. Inspired by a sketch, Encline Designs executed this masterpiece with precision! I love hearing the stories about what inspired customizers to create these works of art and we are lucky enough to get a peek into Encline's mind:
"You ever see a comic or picture of an amazing character and you just wished you could show it off in your own collection? I have and that is what made me bring to life this Rolling Thunder Prime! I'm sure you'll in agree in that Don Figueroa is one of the most well known Transformers artist. Inspired by Don's sketch of Rolling Thunder Prime (and having received the blessing by Don himself), I set out on an eight month journey to sketch, plan, design and build it. Only I wanted to use an original Rolling Thunder! So that's what I did, I scratch built him 100%. From the head, hands, legs and everything in between! In doing this I also wanted to incorporate the idea of G1 Prime as a truck with a trailer. So I "super-sized" the rocket deck to be a mobile command center. I am proud to present the truly one of a kind Encline Designs: Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime! The first of my large scale crossovers! This custom is special to me because it has been a breakthrough for me as an artist. To be honest, I was a little intimidated at first but with the great support I received from sites such as Sector70.com, TFW2005.com, Hisstank.com, Procustomizers.com, Seibertron.com, etcetera and the amazing support from my great fans on Facebook, I was able to push through this custom and bring this idea to life!"
Here is what the figure looks like in alternate mode:
This amazing piece scales very well with your GI Joe figures so head over to eBay and check out more photos of Encline Design's Rolling Thunder Prime Transformers GI Crossover figure.