Monthly Archives: November 2012
Original concepts are what keep me searching for my next topic to write about and Encline Designs has delivered with his Custom Transformers Broken Mirror Devastator in a Dinobot color scheme. You may be asking yourself, "What is Broken Mirror and how did I miss this?" Well, to explain, here is that Encline Designs had to say:
"So I am doing my own version of the "SHATTERED GLASS" idea. Broken Mirror..or whatever. I don't care about the name. ha.. I used the AWESOME MAKETOYS GIANT as a base. He stands 12" tall gesalt mode. I know all G1ners feel the same, DEVASTATOR vs The Dinobots. To me they are like Optimus and Megatron. So it just seemed the natural thing to do is switch the colors. The best part, that color scheme also works to create an OMEGA SUPREME in gestalt mode! So this is my homage to DEVASTATORS two mortal enemies."
Giving this figure 3 distinct looks, Encline Designs has made 3 custom heads (Devastator, Dinobot, and Omega Supreme) in order to carry out his concept to the fullest. His work is of the utmost caliber and quality and you will be hard pressed to find other customers that match his skill and talent.
If you are into hearing more of the back story on the concept and figures, here you go:
"Searching deep into the future of other planets, evil mad Scientist Autobot Ratchet has discovered the most powerful vehicles on a distant planet called Earth. As his usual ways of experimenting on the Heroic Decepticons in cruel, twisted, and ultimately, with fatal results just to see how much they can take. The Rag Tag group of Megatron elite skilled force is now the subject of torture at the hands of Ratchet. Giving them earth construction vehicles in hopes of creating the most powerful slaves he can control, Ratchet has drained most of the Energon in his lab. The results? Not death. But powerfeul, fast, agile, intelligent, and very very angry bots.One would think that with the combination of the highly skilled Constructicons combining together could only mean one thing:DESTRUCTION. In an odd turn of events, instilled in the gesalt mode is a code that allows for three scenarios: Protection of all life and self sacrifice, Skilled warrior, and the most terrifying, Primative force. Each serves a purpose. While Protection is a humble and loving being, his dominating force is a strong hatred for the Evil Omega Desctructor. Protection is ofter in a constant state of turmoil at the fact the feels such emotions for such a being that he used to be so strongly connected. Warrior is there when this powerful gestalt needs to be fast, smart, and agile. He prefers to use his speed in battle but is also able to negotiate with reasoning and stun other bots mentally and telepathically. PRIMITIVE FORCE: The last to be used. When all else is failing and the Decepticons are facing a loosing battle; the anger, hatred, and all out beast with in will surface."
Taking the Sideshow Clone's to the next level and giving them a human look and feel is Darth Vegas' Custom Utapau Shadow Trooper and Clone Commander in 12" scale. I love when customizers build upon great figures and make them even better. I have a special affinity towards customs that look like actual people and Darth Vegas has mad skills in that department. I will also plug his Commander Ganch Head sculpt he has up for sale as well because that looks like a real human face!
According to Darth Vegas, "figure has been modified and weathered to help make it stand out in one's collection. An official Sideshow Toy Clone sculpt has been customized to give the trooper some character beyond the helmet. Admittedly, this particular one was influenced by the AMC show "HELL ON WHEELS"… gruff and scoundrel like, a true gun slinger amongst his ranks… It is a one of a kind rendition and will not be cast." The Hell on Wheels influence definitely gives this clone a unique look.
If you ever wondered where Prime's trailer comes from when it magically appears when he transformers, Wylun Customs gives you hint this his Custom Transformers DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime figure. Taking a ROTF leader class Optimus Prime and combining the figure with the DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime trailer, Wylun fused the armor to the figure and integrated it into key areas to make this killer Optimus Prime figure. This is the first time I have seen the Trailer integrated into a figure like this and I have to say that the enhancements it makes to the overall appearance of Prime makes him look even better!
As you can see, you can get a great look at the trailer detail from the back of the figure. In addition to the enhanced look of Prime, Wylun also gave him an ion canon and a cool removable helmet, which makes Prime look almost like a Roman Gladiator. With all of the detail that was poured into this figure, the transform-ability had to get sacrificed but that is a small price to pay to get a figure this detailed and stunning. To see more photos of this Custom Transformers DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay!
Uncanny Avengers is a new team of Avengers that features a line-up of both classic Avengers and X-Men including Captain America, Havok, Rogue, the Scarlet Witch, Thor and Wolverine that came out in the comics in 2012. With half of the team up for sale this week, I will be featuring Raybot's entire line up starting with this beautiful Custom Marvel Legends Rogue figure. Featuring a full repaint, this Rogue figure's paint application is second to none! The costume design mirrors the Uncanny Avengers comic appearance and the facial and hair features are simply outstanding. The hair detail is very lifelike and the way it falls on her face makes her look angelic. The eyes under the hood bring the figure to life and complete the overall amazing look that Raybot was going for. To view more photos and to check out the Uncanny Avengers line up, head over to eBay and check out Raybot's Custom Marvel Legends Rogue figure.
You have to admit that a large robot walking through the desert with a "disguise" over his head was a stretch but it gave Megatron a unique look for the Transformers Dark of the Moon movie. Capturing this look in stunning detail is Andy Hibb's Custom Transformers DOTM Megatron. Using ROTF Leader Prime and ROTF Leader Megatron parts as well as many scratch built parts using styrene, Andy has created a super detailed movie version and combining one his favorite scenes in the movie, he has also made a mini diorama! Here is Andy to tell you more about his creation:
"The figure can be posed in many different ways and is very articulated! I have studied many movie stills and pictures to create a very movie accurate custom which will be a perfect addition to any serious collectors collection. I have also scratch built the remains of Abraham Lincolns statue which Megatron half destroys and then sits down in which is one of my fave scenes of the film."
To take a look at more photos and to place a bid on his Custom Transformers DOTM Megatron and Lincoln dio, head over to eBay!