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Custom Menasor Transformers Prime Figure by Jbarb78

Custom Menasor Transformers Prime Combiner

Custom Menasor Transformers Prime Combiner

The Stunticons are one of my favorite Decepticon combiners and Jbarb78 or procustomizers.com has a treat in store for you Transformers Prime fans with his Custom Menasor Transformers Prime figure.  Due to the nature of the figure, it is an Action Masters style, meaning that the individual parts do not separate from the figure but the concept and execution of this amazing nonetheless.  Bringing in the style and look and feel of the Transformers Prime universe.  I love the look of the face and the chest plate on this one as it a very simple yet effective design.  Here is more from Jbarb78 himself as he describes more about the figure:

"I started with a leader class Cybertron Megatron, and grafted on various TF Prime figures to each of his limbs, with the goal of creating the ideal combined mode without looking like was wearing "car-pad" armor. I also used various parts from other Prime figures like the leader class Optimus, and what ever fodder I could find to simulate Motormaster's truck parts."

To see more photos of Jbarb78's Custom Menasor Transformers Prime figure, you can catch it on eBay or check out more photos in his gallery over on procustomizers.com.

Huffer Custom G1 Transformers Masterpiece Figure by Jbarb76

Huffer G1 Transformers Masterpiece Figure

Huffer G1 Transformers Masterpiece Figure

Jbarb76, from ProCustomizers.com, created an homage to little minibots from the 80's.  Back in the day, the minibots were the little Autobots that could and Jbarb78 has created one of these blast from past figures in a much grander scale with his Custom G1 Transformers Huffer Masterpiece figure.  Using the classic orange and blue coloring, Jbarb has retained the Generation 1 styling we grew up with and also retained the aspects of the figure that make it uniquely Huffer.  For example, in the original figure from the 80's, when Huffer transformers into robot mode, the cab of the truck flips behind the neck to reveal the head.  To view the figure in scale with a Masterpiece Optimus Prime figure, check out this cool Custom G1 Transformers Huffer Masterpiece figure for more detail!

G1 Inspired Beast Hunters Smokescreen Figure by Jbarb78

G1 Smokescreen Transformers Custom

G1 Smokescreen Transformers Custom

There is something about nostalgia that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  It could be the reminder of simpler days when you were a child with few worries or the first time you opened a G1 Transformer for the first time.  I get that feeling when I look at Jbarb78's G1 Inspired Beast Hunters Smokescreen figure.  He did a fantastic job with the color palette and capturing the feeling from the 1980's.  The very subtle use of the Autobot stickers remind me of the Generation 1 Transformers because most of the toys you pick up today either have the symbol etched on the figure already, which takes some of the fun away from the toys of today.  One slight modification is in the size of the #38, which was a good call!  In the G1 figure, the 38 took up a bunch of car real estate and detracted from the figure and Jbarb78 has fixed this with his smaller foot print number for this classic character.  You can head over to eBay and view Jbarb's  G1 Inspired Beast Hunters Smokescreen figure or visit his gallery to see more detailed photos!

Optimus Prime Masterpiece Transformers Custom MP10 by Jbarb78

Optimus Prime Custom MP Transformers Figure

Optimus Prime Custom MP Transformers 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!

Shattered Glass Rodimus Transformers Custom by Jbarb78

Shattered Glass Rodimus Transformers Custom

Shattered Glass Rodimus Transformers Custom

Jbarb78 turned this heroic Autobot to the dark side with his Custom Shattered Glass Rodimus Transformers figure.  It is really cool to see alternate versions of the Transformers figure we love.  The paint app on the figure is so smooth and the hood detail looks amazing.  The head sculpt has the signature Shattered Glass goatee with the insane crazed eyes!  Each Shattered Glass Rodimus I come across is unique as each customer chooses to accentuate different aspects of the figure.  The silvers and blacks are all in the right place, ranking this figure at the top of my Shattered Glass list.

According to Teletran 1, "Shattered Glass" is the catch-all name for the fictional universe and associated toys begun in conjunction with BotCon 2008. It is a "mirror universe", where the bad guys are good, the good guys are bad, and everyone has different paint schemes. The story is a Transformers take on the old sci-fi warhorse of an evil alternate universe, a concept previously seen in stories such as Star Trek 's Mirror Universe, Superman's Bizarro World."  The figure looks equally as great in car mode and if you are interested in purchasing this Custom Shattered Glass Rodimus Transformers figure, head over to eBay!

Shattered Glass Rodimus Custom

Shattered Glass Rodimus Custom

Frenzy and Rumble G1 Transformers PE-01 Shadow Warrior Custom Figures by Jbarb78

Frenzy and Rumble PE-01 Shadow Warrior Custom Figures

Frenzy and Rumble PE-01 Shadow Warrior Custom Figures

One aspect of the Transformers cartoon that puzzled me was that the size of the figures would change dramatically when transforming from robot to alternate mode.  With Megatron, for example, when he transformed into the gun, he changed from a two story tall robot down to a small handgun that could fit into Starscream's weaselly little hands.  Also, Frenzy and Rumble also changed scale as well but, with the ability to animate the figures, the cartoonists could morph their bodies to add cooler weapons and Jbarb78 has made a version of two classic G1 Decepticons with his Frenzy and Rumble Transformers Custom figures, based on the PE-01 Shadow Warrior.  I love the pile drivers that are attached to Rumble as it gives him that G1 look and feel that was right out of the cartoon.

Wheeljack Transformers G1 Custom by Jbarb78

Wheeljack G1 Transformers Custom

Wheeljack G1 Transformers Custom

Jbarb78 has found a creative use for the Transformers RTS Turbo Tracks figure by making this classic Custom Transformers G1 Wheeljack figure.  Tracks is a great figure for the base of this custom as the overall footprint of the figure is a great start for a Wheeljack custom.  Applying the classic white paint app with classic G1 sticker set, this figure pays a great homage to the mad scientist of the Autobots.  If you look closely at the head, Jbarb78 has made a toned down version of Wheeljack's antennas protruding from the the sides of the head.  The figure looks killer in car mode:

Custom Transformers G1 Wheeljack

Custom Transformers G1 Wheeljack

Masterpiece Grimlock Transformers G1 Custom by jbarb78

Masterpiece Grimlock Transformers Custom

Masterpiece Grimlock Transformers Custom

jbarb78 has taken the leader of the Dinobots to the next level with his Custom Masterpiece Grimlock figure.  The metallic look to this figure is just what it needed as the original plastic look to the figure really detracted from the overall style and jbarb78 picked the perfect match of colors with the shading technique that only he can do.  The eyes, feet, and even the teeth are set off and stand out against the metallic gray base of the figure, which looks a 1000 times better than the original.  This is one of the best paint apps on an MP Grimlock I have seen to date.  I took some screen shots of some of the sections of the figure so show the fine detail and the gritty look of the custom that really makes this one stand out above the rest:

MP Grimlock Custom

MP Grimlock Custom

Barricade Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure by Barbershop Customz

Totally rethinking one of the toughest Decepticons from the 2007 Transformers Movie is Barbershop Customz with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Barricade figure.  Using a Masterpiece Prowl as the base for the figure, he reimagined the character using the movie paint scheme.  The gold face really pops against the darkness of the figure.  I like the angle that Barbershop took with the figure where he chose not to change the face to the style of the movie figure.  I think this was a good call since all of the Masterpiece figures are based on the G1 Transformers line.  I have been a fan of Barbershop for many years and if you are too, come check out the past articles I have written about this fantastic customizer!

Japan Earthquake Relief Custom Transformers Auction by ProCustomers.com

I am very happy to feature 6 amazing Custom Transformers figures by the awesome customizers at ProCustomizers.com!  100% of the proceeds go to benefit the Japan Earthquake relief.  Here is the rundown of these amazing figures from a group of 6 talented customers:

Reveal The Shield Deluxe Class PERCEPTOR by Hotwire Customs

  • After the tragic earthquakes hit Japan, and the nuclear threat become eminent, Perceptor knew his abilities as a scientist would be needed. He quickly formatted into a nuclear response vehicle, and rolled out with his fellow Autobots. Now, they work to aid those in danger, and work to rebuild. Perceptor was given all the necessary prep and paint work to ensure long lasting and vibrant colors.

Reveal The Shield Deluxe Class JAZZ by Solracc333 Customs

  • Emergency Vehicle Jazz was made from a RTS Jazz. He was given a flat black base coat and then dry brushed steel, silver, and then white. The light bar is from a Generations Red Alert and decals were applied by fellow customizer Jbarb78.

Generations Deluxe Class SIDESWIPE by jbarb78 Customs

  • Sideswipe was created using a Generations Red Alert figure, painted to resemble a Japanese Imperial Police Car. He was painted using a custom mixed HoK white, and HoK Gloss Black. He was then detailed using Testors Model Master enamels, followed by Testors Wet Look Clear Lacquer. Custom Imperial Police decals were graciously donated by Boggs6ft7.

ROTF Voyager Class RATCHET by Jcartwork

  • Ratchet was made using a ROTF voyager class Ratchet figure, painted to resemble a Japanese rescue vehicle. Ratchet was given all the necessary prep and paint work to ensure long lasting and vibrant colors.

Generations Deluxe Class RED ALERT by speedleecustoms

  • Red Alert was created using a Generations Red Alert figure, painted to resemble a Japanese Imperial Police Car. Red Alert was given all the necessary prep and paint work to ensure long lasting and vibrant colors.

Generations Deluxe Class SEARGENT KUP by Customs By Zildjian

  • Kup was created using a Generations Seargent Kup figure, painted to resemble a Japanese random Japanese red cross/emergency vehicle. He was painted using a custom mixed HoK teal/light green. He was then detailed using Testors Model Master enamels, followed by Testors Wet Look Clear Lacquer. Custom Imperial rescue decals were graciously donated by Boggs6ft

Custom Transformers Action Master Devastator by Zildjian and Thy Vipera

Custom Action Masters Devastator

Custom Action Masters Devastator

Talk about teamwork from two very talented customizers.  Thy Vipera, with his kit bashing skills, and Zildjian, with his masterpiece paint aps, combined their talents to produce this amazing 20" Custom Transformers Action Master Devastator.  This non transforming transformers figure stands over 1.5 feet tall and features multiple points of articulation in the elbow, shoulders, and neck.  The figure also had some help from Jbarb78, who sculpted the head.  The expression on the face really gives the figure character and personality.  The three talented customizers who came together to create this work of art have something to be proud of.  Not only have they created a killer custom but this is a great example of the customizing community banding together to give fans what they want!