Monthly Archives: February 2013
Growing up, Star Wars and GI Joe were the mainstays in my toy collection. I never really thought to cross the toy lines in battle. It never occurred to me to have Stormtroopers battle Duke and his gang of merry Joe's or have the Battle Android Troopers take on Luke Skywalker. When I first saw Psychotropic76's Custom Stellar Stiletto Rebel Starfighter, I knew there was something familiar about this one of a kind vehicle. After I remember its origins as a Cobra vehicle, I thought how cool is this!
Aside from the general shape of the Stellar Stiletto, this custom does not even resemble its former self pictured above. Giving the vehicle a Rebel scum makeover, this Starfighter looks like it belongs in one of the movies (in fact, if you look at the last picture, Psychotrpia76 has placed it in a cinema scene)! The carbon scoring and classic burgundy accents gives it the feel of a classic Star Wars vehicle. There is even a cool back story on this vehicle to make it fit right into the Star Wars Universe so head over to eBay and check out Psychotropia76's Custom Stellar Stiletto Rebel Starfighter and while you are there, place a bid to add this crossover to your Rebel alliance!
I can't believe that I have been featuring work by Zildjian (back then that is what he called himself) for over 5 years now and his customs get better and better as time goes one. Take his Custom Transformers Prime Galvatron figure, for example. He has gone by Customs by Z for a while now but if you want to look up his older customs, just go here! In a collaborative effort with Fakebuster, another talented customizer, they have produced one of the best Galvatron figures I have seen to date. Capturing the raw essence of the character from the 1980's Transformers Movie, the rough edging of steel makes it look like the paint is peeling off from battle. The LED's give the figure an ominous and sinister feel and I could imagine Galvatron lighting up as he was just about to blast a fireball through his iconic orange canon. Here are some more details about the figure from Z himself:
"GALVATRON stands approximately 6"-7" inches tall. This is the second of two extremely novel figures that was completed with a unique set of add on parts that were made exclusively by none other than FAKEBUSKER! Through a very generous agreement with one of my best and most loyal commissioners, I was able to obtain 2 additional sets of the Galvatron upgrade kit."
For your change to own this rare Custom Transformers Prime Galvatron figure, head over to eBay! While you are there, scroll all the way down to the end of the listing and check out the before and after photo to see how amazing Zildjian's craftsmanship and execution is.