Monthly Archives: August 2010
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With a new larger scale Jazz in his hands, Frenzy.Rumble has taken an already amazing figure and given it a classic look with his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure. Here is some background on this great figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:
"Human Alliance Jazz is a remarkable figure. Hasbro has really outdone themselves with this larger, super accurate and detailed Jazz figure. When I first broke him out of his cardboard prison, he begged me to repaint him in his original Generation 1 color scheme. Remember, 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!)"
Modification/Feature Details :
- Chrome wheels
- Articulated hands
- Super glossy white paint job
- Metallic blue racing stripe with chrome pinstripes
- Tons of custom decals
Frenzy.Rumble makes the most amazing customs I have seen so head over to eBay and check out more photos of his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure.
Let's give it up for the creativity of Kingbotz with his winning entry in the TFW 2005 Custom contest with his Custom Transformers Animated Boombox and DJ Megahurts. The Decepticons have Soundwave, which leaves the Autobots lacking a boomin' system until now. Kingbotz has made a killer system that will sure to entertain all of the Autobots. Boombox was made from the Animated "Roll-Out Command" Supreme figure and various other materials from other toys. In place of his smoke-stacks are antennas extendable up to 3 feet! Boombox transforms from a truck to robot to dj-platform and back again. To see more photos and snatch up this one of a kind figure, head over to eBay and check out Kingbotz's Custom Transformers Animated Boombox and DJ Megahurts. For a demo of how it works, check out this video:embedded by Embedded Video
Here is what the figure looks like in vehicle mode:
Ever wanted to know what Jon Stewart of The Daily Show looked like in a Storm Trooper costume or, better yet, as an action figure? Thanks to Jow Moscone from Hasbro's PR devision for sending this press release over to AFC:
"Earlier this afternoon at STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart sat down for a one-hour interview with STAR WARS creator George Lucas in what was billed “The Main Event.” Hasbro is proud and honored to create a special gift for Stewart, which Lucas presented to him during the event – a one of a kind (NOT FOR SALE) 3.75-inch Jon Stewart Stormtrooper action figure! The figure, which is packaged on a unique blister card, includes a removable helmet and two interchangeable heads sculpted in Stewart’s likeness – one with a clean shaven face and the other styled with Stewart’s recent goatee."
There are a couple aspects of the Transformers Human Alliance figures that I like. First, they are doing the more popular figures in Voyager Class scale. Second, these larger figures provide a great canvas for talented customizers like Xaviercal to showcase his skill with this Custom Transformers Human Alliance Jazz in a G1 redeco. This figure pays a grea homage to the Generation 1 classic figure we grew up with with a couple great additions/modifications. You will first notice the hood scoop on the car, which makes the car look meaner in vehicle mode. Also, Xaviercal changed out the hands and also added a ball joint to the head of Jazz to make him more poseable. Check out the figure in robot mode:
Before there was Count Dooku, there was Jedi Master Dooku and Jackoftradze has created this figure based on the comic likeness. I really like his shading technique for this figure, which makes it look like Dooku is wearing real leather. It is this technique that separates the great from the good customs. Using Christopher Lee's Dooku figure as the head, he has created a much younger looking figure to portray his journey before the dark side. To own this figure, head over to eBay and check out Jackoftradze's Custom Star Wars Jedi Master Dooku figure.
I am really into the Masters of the Universe line I blame Comic Con for getting me back into this toy line. As I was browsing around the customs, I came across a bunch of Masters of the Universe Custom Lego minifigs so I thought I would share some of the ones I thought were worth mentioning:
Custom Lego Masters of the Universe Evil Lyn: This figure is very well done. The styling of the outfit and the overall look and feel of the character is a great match to the vintage figure.
Custom Lego Masters of the Universe Faker: Who can forget Skeletor's diabolical plan for infiltrating King Randor's castle with Faker, a He Man replica with glowing eyes (as it appeared in the cartoon). I am not sure if there was a mix up at the paint station when Faker was made but he came out a nice Smurfy blue so here he is in Lego form:
Custom Masters of the Universe Beastman Minifig: Beastman was such an oafy character in the cartoon but here is a great rendition of him in minifig form: