Monthly Archives: June 2012
With 100% of the proceeds going to Race for Life Cancer Research (UK) and Relay for Life (USA) charities, Loosecollector's Custom Marvel Legends Spartacus figure was created from the heart and it shows. Inspired by the moving story of the late Andy Whitfield, best known for his leading role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand during 2010, this figure is an homage to the late actor. The way this figure was crafted makes the plastic look like human skin, mirroring the tones and definition in the characters muscular body. To add to the realism, the accessories are contructed of wood (shield) and leather (belt and shoulder coverings). A rocky rubble base supports this great figure, which is as tall as a Masters of the Universe Classics figure. To bid on this figure for charity, head over to eBay and see how high you can go for a great cause for Loosecollector's Custom Marvel Legends Spartacus figure!
The first thought that came to mind when I saw TB Production's Custom Transformers Optimus Prime figure was, "Go ahead, make my day!" With custom built forearms, jetpack with articulating gas tanks, feet with mechanic details and balljoint, legs with outer heavy armor, chest/abs torso armor with balljoint, and shoulder armor, this Optimus Prime is ready to kick some Decepticon tail! Looking at the intricate detail and paint application, it is no wonder why this Prime is a nontransformable figure as TB poured his heart and soul into making the best Optimus he could.
Re-imagining the Star Wars universe in the Steampunk era styling is Sillof's Custom Star Wars Steampunk Bounty Hunter set. Sillof is a very talented and creative customizer who focuses on creating many different styles of Star Wars customs that range from Steampunk (like these figures) to West Wars (Star Wars characters fashioned to look like the Onld West) and World Wars (characters that look like they were from the WWII era). Recreating the Bounty Hunter line up from the Empire Strikes Back was a fantastic idea and all of the characters lend themselves to Steampunk style (yes even Bossk and Dengar)! To view each figure and to find out their Steampunkian names, head over to eBay and check out Sillof's Custom Star Wars Steampunk Bounty Hunter set!
From the depths where fire and brimstone unite to form comes Frenzy.Rumble's original Custom Masterpiece Transformers Hellstorm figure. The coloring could not have been more dead on for this type of figure. The amount of charring mixed with the sulfer yellow tones compliment each other very well. Unlike his Custom Masterpiece Sunstorm figure, there is a minimal amount of melted metal effects, which you can see on the wings and the legs. Frenzy.Rumble tells us a little more about this character:
"He started as a MP Skywarp, and was painfully detailed and camouflaged with an array of dark reds, blacks and grays. I accented some parts with a nice glowing brimstone and char effect. I also tweaked the Decepticon symbol to give it demon horns. Hellstorm also has 2 custom built swords which slice and dice through his victims like a hot knife on butter. Nothing makes Hellstorm happier than an Energon drenched weapon."
I love seeing original characters as it expands the universe of figures and takes the toy lines to new heights and Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Hellstorm figure is a great example of imagination meeting ingenuity and creativity.
Giving this giant of the an Autobot a fresh, updated look, Xaviercal has created a killer Custom Transformers Generations Omega Supreme figure. By combining the best of the Energon and G1 Omega Supreme's, the overall look is a more modern version of this gentle robot. In order to achieve the look that he wanted, transformation has been sacrificed thus turning Omega into an Action Masters version. The dark colors play very well off the yellows and oranges, giving the figure a strikingly different look than we are used to seeing. To top it off, he also sculpted the head and put a ball joint on it. I also thought it was a great idea to make the tracks blend in with the overall figure! More detailed photos can be found over on eBay so head over and check out this amazing Custom Transformers Generations Omega Supreme figure.
Sharon Carter, AKA Agent 13, had a few roles in the Marvel Universe. She is a secret agent in the Marvel Comics universe and an ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury and occasionally the girlfriend of Captain America. K&L has brought this figure to life with his Custom Marvel Legends Sharon Carter figure. K&L customs specialized in more of the realistic, human looking figures and great attention to detail is paid to facial expression, eye coloring and shape, and hair sculpting, which really shows in this figure. The facial expression is engaging, which is paramount in making realistic figures. The costume design is executed flawlessly and really gives homage to the comic book likeness. More photos, and the ability to place a bid on this figure reside over at eBay so head over and check out K&L's Custom Marvel Legends Sharon Carter figure.
There is nothing like seeing a G1 Optimus Prime to bring back all of those amazing memories as a child and Jbarb78 has applied a stunning paint app to the one and only Takara MP10 Transformers Optimus Prime figure. Entirely disassembling the figure, he brought out all of the detail in this larger than life icon. Some of the detailing is exemplified by the silver accents on the insides of the legs. In the original design by Takara, the leg pieces are just blue but in Jbarb78's design, you can see a more mechanical version, bringing out the robot detail that was hidden. You can also see this in the arms as well as the pre-customized version has a solid red arm between the forearm and the shoulder and the customized version has a layer of silver applied. You can see more detailed photos over at his auction page so head over and check out Jbarb78's Takara MP10 Transformers Optimus Prime figure!
For those unfamiliar with this beast, Rintrah is an alien sorcerer in training who is studying under Dr. Strange, and Draubner has brought it out of the pages of the comics with his Custom Marvel Legends Rintrah figure. Using art as a reference for both color and design, this customizer has nailed the colors and the overall look and feel. Molding the plastic to look like hair, this figure carries a depth and dimension that brings the comic to another dimension.
It is a widely accepted theory that the Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid that collided with earth over 65 million years ago but Kenjo's Custom Transformers Grimlock looks like it has arisen from ash and fire from that fateful day. There is a gritty appeal that drew me to this custom. A unique design for Grimlock has this figure standing as tall as the Unicron figure that came out years ago and from the looks of it, pieces of the robot devouring planet were used to construct this beast. I love the paint app as it looks like Grimlock has been in a raging battle that has left his metal scarred and burned. A great concept that is sure to do well! If you want to see more photos of Kenjo's Custom Transformers Grimlock, head over to eBay!
"We will disperse into the galaxy in small numbers, masking ourselves, hiding amidst the enemy. We will infiltrate governments on every planet. All must be brought down for something new to be created. Together or alone, we will slip onto worlds and strike from the shadows. We will be invisible. We will be patient. All that exists will be torn apart from within. Darth Krayt's vision of the galaxy remade will be realized. He lives in us. The Sith will prevail."
―Darth Nihl (Star Wars: Legacy War 6)
- Katosuki has brought one of great Sith Lords to life with his Custom Star Wars Darth Nihl in Marvel Legends scale. Translating the concept art into plastic reality, this figure is a great blend of concept art from various imagery. I love the way the face was painted. The shoulder spikes molded to the armor bring out the comic like appearance of this Sith. If you collect Marvel Legends Star Wars figure, Katosuki's Custom Star Wars Darth Nihl in Marvel Legends scale figure is one to add to your collection!