Monthly Archives: March 2015
One aspect I love about Jin Saotome's customs is that he is always thinking about poseability and making his customs as versatile and unique as possible, which brings me to his Custom Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider Man figure. As Wikipedia describes, "The Symbiotes (originally known as the Klyntar) are a fictional race of amorphous extraterrestrial parasites which appear in the Marvel Comics shared universe. The Symbiotes envelop their hosts like costumes, creating a symbiotic bond through which the host's mind can be influenced. This transformation is just what Jin has created with this highly detailed figure. Here to tell you more about this great figure is Jin himself:
"This week I bring you the stealthy Symbiote Spider-Man straight off the comic pages! Spider-Man has been meticulously hand painted with detailed brushwork, airbrushed highlights/shadows/color gradients, and other effects. All joint holes have also been filled and sculpted over for a more smoother appearance. The entire figure has been sealed with a combination of matte, satin, and gloss varnish depending on the surface. Pose Spider-Man in any martial arts pose you want and he'll look incredible doing so. You get an extra pair of fists and a special alternate 'transformation' Peter Parker head!"
The transforming Peter Parker head is my favorite part of this figure. You can see it consuming his head and I love that the eyes are pretty much all you see on his face. I wonder what Peter is thinking right at this moment? Go check out Jin's Custom Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider Man figure over on eBay!
The Stunticon's were a world class set of riff raff Decepticons always out to cause trouble. When they terrorized the Autobots, boy did they cause mayhem. Capturing the menacing side of these 4-wheeling bad asses is LEK's Custom Transformers Menasor Combiner figure. Standing a towering 14" tall, LEK has captured the Generation 1 look and feel that we grew up with while giving the figures a mode edgier feel with the paint color choices. The individual figures, although plastic, have a metallic look to them, which makes the figure even more appealing. Paying homage to the original head sculpt by adding horns that flare out to the sides, LEK's version is a modern combiner with that old school feel. The face is well executed and the expression on Menasor's face is priceless.
My favorite vehicle in the Prequel Star Wars Universe has to be the Clone Gunships and Joe's Custom Creations as painstakingly created this Custom Lego Star Wars Dark Red Shadow Republic Gunship aptly dubbed the Knight Stalker. The creativity in this custom is endless. From the modifications to Gunship to the Clone Troops ready for battle, this Elite Force is ready for action! He modeled this vehicle on the original 7676 Republic Gunship and added two side mounted Gatling guns and even created an escape pod minijet, roving ATV, and wing mounted cannons that really fire.
As cool as this custom is, the story is equally as cool:
"This is a time of great uncertainty for the Galactic Republic. The Separatists are building a coalition of thousands of star systems. The Republic must stop the spread of lawlessness and disorder no matter where it goes! Characterized by the Dark Red, Silver, and Black markings on their armor & ships, the Republic's Shadow legion is the Republic's Elite Stealth Legion. To the public, the Shadow Legion doesn't exist, but when the job needs to be done and there is no fame to be had, the Republic calls upon the Shadow forces."
This custom is available to buy now (no bidding) on eBay so head over there and snatch up Joe's Custom Lego Star Wars Dark Red Shadow Republic Gunship elite force set!
Straight from the Comics with a touch of movie style to him, Kimota's Workshop brings us his latest creation with his Custom Marvel Legends Thor figure in Destroyer Armor. A cutomizer can look at several parts of various different figures and combine them to look like they would naturally fit together. That is the quality I admire most, which is the ability to take action figure fodder and make a figure that has a cohesive style. Kimota has done just this! The armor that Kimota has designed for his Marvel Legends style figure resembles the armor seen on the front page of the Thor Comic #381 but he added some spiked detail and some chest armor and make the look more modern. Here is more about how this custom was created from Kimota himself:
"Thor was handcrated using parts from several different action figures. Once assembled, sections were sculpted to him to make the look more authentic and to give you the detail you deserve to display on your shelf. He was primed using Citadel primer, and hand painted using Citadel, Tamiya, Formula P3, Model Masters, and other paints. Some areas are glossy, metallic and some are flat. The colors are different shades of grays, blacks, metallics, and others. The armor is painted to look like real metal with wear and tear. A closer look will show that Thor has metallic red eyes and gold trim to on the armor. His belt buckle is sculpted with the “T” hammer shape to show who is wearing the armor. Thor wears the Destroyer helmet with modifications such as the feathered wings that are featured with his normal look. His cape is painted dark red with a black wash to highlight the details present in the sculpt. He comes with his hammer, Mjolinir, which is painted metallic silver with a black wash. This Thor is made to take down cosmic threats like Galactus. So a hammer and a battle suit aren’t enough. He also comes with the Cosmic Cube or Tesseract from the movies."
Check out this amazing custom Custom Marvel Legends Thor figure in Destroyer Armor on eBay or over at Kimota's Facebook page.
I live for one of a kind customs and figures that are inspired by imagination and creativity, which brings to today's featured Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reaper Seeker Jet figure by PumpkinGonzo! This figure has a classic look and styling to it. The use of purple and blacks reminds me of the G1 Transformers line. I really like that the wings are painted a metallic color as they pop on the figure and make them stand out. Focusing in the smaller details, notice the purple engine fans on the chest, a great color choice to compliment the rest of the figure, which also shows up on the sides of the head, tying it all together.
The story behind this custom is great! From what inspired the creation of this custom to the help he got from family and friends. Here is more about how this custom came about:
"I had an idea of a demon looking seeker, and got heavily involved in this one and it was great fun to do! Brand new Sunstorm bought. Totally concentrated on robot mode. It will transform done carefully, but with the weapon and cloak it's all about a high quality professionally painted robot display piece. Airbrushed and hand painted. Numerous coats of primer. Very carefully, slowly painted with a build of a shades. Mainly a rich black, with slight metallic mixed black and steel wings with purple and red detail. The head is a dark steel/black mix to match the wings.
The cloak is a black fabric that attaches around the neck. The base is a mixture of black, steel, metallic black, purple and red all blended. High quality Decepticon symbols and finished with gloss varnish.
This is the first seeker in a set of three I have planned in this style. Next one will be late April, along with a black and purple Decepticon MP Grimlock. Special thanks to my wife for making the cloak. To Stormvaper, Stevil33 and TigerBlade (TFW2005) for their help with names and general chat."
According to the Transformers Wiki, Bludgeon is a ferocious warrior, skilled in the ancient Cybertronian martial art of Metallikato. He and his blade can cut through the battlefield as if everyone else is operating at a minimal speed setting. Xaviercal has captured his G1 samuria look with an updated Transformers movie feel with his Custom Transformers Leader Class Bludgeon Figure. The colors that were used really highlight the and accentuate the figure, defining the individual sections. For example, the chest plate really pops and the mix of metalic colors in in all the right places give the figure its robotic look and feel. Here is more about how the custom was created:
"Bludgeon is a complete build from using spare limbs from a DMK Optimus. The rest was built from using ROTF Bludgeon and leader class optimus. I wanted to do with a bare robot skeleton look for Bludgeon, to have that creepy but yet awesome look to him. He is aimed with a sword and small dagger both of which can store on his back. He also aimed with his Tank turret on his arm which resembles his original pretender"
I can't deny that when I first saw the Star Wars Episode 7 Force Awakens trailer, I felt like a little kid again. The very first image of we saw in the teaser trailer will be burned into my memory and Kimota has immortalized this iconic continuation of the Star Wars saga with this Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure.
Recreating a new version of Stormtrooper armor, Kimota has done a fantastic job replicating this armor from the movie and translating it into a fully poseable 6" action figure modeled from the Star Wars Black line.
To own this unique, one of a kind Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure, head over to eBay!
Combiners always have a special place in my heart and Deceptipunk's Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner is no exception. Standing almost 2 feet tall, this figure comes jam packed with articulation and more armor, which adds some weight to the figure. There are 6 Transformers that make up this combiner and Deceptipunk's color scheme is very complimentary in combiner form. Here is Deceptipunk's to tell you about this amazing combiner:
"This is my second take on Transformers combiners wars Cybertron Elite Defense Force combiner OPTIMAL MAXIMUM PRIME This custom was done To add a new style and combiner to the new combiner wars line. This is my second of version of this custom. But this time I added an extra robot so the combiner consist of 6 figures plus the frame and extra parts that come together to for this heavy behemoth. The figure stands 22 inches tall and it's very heavy. All figures are fully transformable exactly the same way as the original versions. With all the same transformation and articulation as the original. In this version I also added new parts and change the design a bit. I added extra parts that adds more bulk. Now the feet armor is bigger due to the weight of the figure , that way the feet can provide the figure with better stability and an overall more over bulked proportioned look. I also included are new ball jointed and hinged articulated hands. This custom has a lot of articulation like shoulder rotation , stronger ratchets, limbs have elbow swivel and twist , waist swivel is still there, hip and knew articulation as well as the leg swivel are also present and finally some ankle movement to create a better stance as seen in the pictures. This figure was prepped, cleaned detailed with silver and red accents and then applied lots of fine diluted dark washes to create contrast and to show weathering /battle torn look using enamels and acrylics."
Check out more photos of this Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner and be sure to place a bid so you can own this amazing figure!
With Wrestlemania 31 right around the corner, the Sting vs. Triple H match might be the most highly anticipated match of the night. Skribbel24, wrestling figure aficionado and craftsman, created this Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure that is a dead ringer for the vigilante. The franchise of the WCW, Sting will step into the ring for the first time under WWE contract to face The Game and this figure captures Sting's transition in style and appearance as he sought to take down the NWO in 1996. Skribbel24 describes himself as "The reigning and defending World heavyweight champion in wrestling figure customs" and I have to agree with him. He is one of the best in the business and he is going strong. It looks like the owner of this custom is selling it his loss is your gain so get your Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure while you still can and own a one of kind custom by the best...and that's best for business!