Monthly Archives: August 2012
Aiming to create the most G1 accurate figure, Nemesis Customs has crafted this amazing looking Custom G1 Transformers Masterpiece Galvatron custom. When I first saw this custom, I thought the paint looked silky smooth, an effect that helps bring out the cartoon look and feel Nemesis was looking for. The flat finish really brings home that G1 cartoon feel. There are numerous modifications to this figure that make it top notch, including G1 hip panels, a painted Masterpiece Matrix with steel chain, and a detachable arm canon to name a few. The figure looks just as great in canon mode!
For those who have kids, Yo Gabba Gabba is probably in your child's mainstay of television programing. Either you love them or you hate them! The show was developed by two Southern California dads with no previous experience writing for television and shared a mutual disappointment in kids’ television shows. They both wanted to design a kids' show that was entertaining while featuring real artists and real performers so that is the skinny on Yo Gabba Gabba!
I have to hand it to Warhorse for his imagination for turning the characters of Yo Gabba Gabba into superheros with his Custom Marvel Legends Plex Toodee Plex Brobee Muno and Foofa figures. You can see by the photos above how Warhorse took the original characters and transformed them into the Marvel Legends Superhero figures you see above. Great work!
Colosal Customs is living up to his name with his Custom Masterpiece Scale Transformers G1 Metroplex figure. Staying true to the G1 look and feel of the Classic figure we loved from the 80's, this figure stands 18" tall with great articulation. I remember the G1 Metroplex being a cool figure but the joints had little movement, which basically meant that you could moves the arms up and down and the legs from front to back. As you can see in the photos, this Metroplex is ready for action with some killer poseability. Some of the features that I enhance the look of the figure are the way the dark lines were painted in the figure, which gives the figure depth. For a mostly white figure, this was critical. Sixgun and Scamper also accompany the figure so head over to eBay to view the two other alternate modes this Custom Masterpiece Scale Transformers G1 Metroplex figure transforms into!
Raybot makes some killer customs and his Custom Marvel Legends Mystique figure is no exception. From head to toe, this figure was very well executed. Some of the aspects that set this apart from other customs is the use of flexible hair and a flexible costume to add to the realism. Along with a full repaint of realistic washes, oversprays, textures, and highlights, Mystique comes saddled with a rifle and two handguns. The blue used on the figure was spot on and the way the face was painted makes it look like she is alive. Well done Raybot!
The Masterpiece Seeker Jet figures have been a popular canvas to create unique characters and Wilestbilame has used this mould to create this visually stunning Custom Transformers Masterpiece Smokestorm figure. The figure touts 3D fire and smoke effects and I must say that it delivers on that aspect so much that if the figure smelled charred metal I would call it 4D! The flame effects actually make the figure look like it is on fire, an effect that is extremely difficult to replicate in plastic and paint. The smoke effects are all over the figure in the right places. To hear how this concept came to life, let's read what inspired Wilestbilame to create this great figure:
"Smokestorm is the realization of a concept created by a fellow TF fan and good friend a while back that really grew on me as it's own character and a truly awesome addition to the ever popular rainmaker seeker army, being a smoke based seeker himself, smokestorm is not only able to withstand temperatures that would melt even the thoughts of other decepticons, but also manipulate the smoke and molten metal to adegree that he is able to use it to his advantage for stealth, and recoinassance missions, as well as give the full feeling of a "warm" welcome to any foolish autobot that dares come close! Smokestorm was customized with the highest quality automotive grade lacquer paint available and was modified on his hips to remove that undesirable hip kibble which when fixed not only gives him a more complete and streamlined appearance but better poseability not possible before! utilizing a unique method, I was able to replicate truly awe- inspiring three dimensional flame/fire effects on his wings, sidefins and tailfins through a very systematic modification process utilizing real fire for a really authentic burning metal appearance!"
To place a bid or see more photos of this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Wilestbilame's Custom Transformers Masterpiece Smokestorm figure.
The Cobra S.N.A.K.E was one of my favorite weapons in my Cobra arsenal as a kid. A simple yet effective suit of armor kept me entertained for hours upon hours. Morgardee has given this suit a makeover with his Custom Chrome Cobra S.N.A.K.E armor. The theme of this figure was meant to go with the San Diego Comic Con 2012 exclusives from Hasbro and I think it will fit in very nicely! It just goes to show you that simple is sometimes better and more is less with this repaint.
Jetfire is one of my all time favorite Transformers to this day. In fact, I still have the G1 version sitting in my closet in the hopes that this great figure will be on display somewhere in my house some day. Taking what we know and love from the Generation 1 series and figure and fuzing it with IDW Stormbringer concept comes Darkcave Custom's Masterpiece Transformers Jetfire figure. Capturing and creating the multiple looks the character had through the years is captured in this piece. An homage to the G1 Transformers cartoon is shown above while the figure as portrayed by the toy that was produced in 1985 is shown below. While capturing all these looks, Darkcave was able to custom sculpt the head and have a helmet to accompany the figure. I have always been in pursuit of a bright white Jetfire figure but Darkcave decided to paint the figure with a ton of carbon scoring and weathering detail, which adds to the genuine feel of the character. Darkcave Custom's Masterpiece Transformers Jetfire figure is truly one of a kind so head over to eBay and check out this amazing figure.