Category Archives: AFC Announcements

Sponsor Announcement: BigBadToyStore Pre-Orders and New Arrivals

Big Bad Toy Store is always getting new inventory so please click the above banner and head over to their site to check out their selection.  Click here to view a taste of the new items (both pre-orders and arrivals) they have received in the past few weeks.

Help Samantha Beat Cancer | Help a Fellow Customizer

I know the customizing community is close so I need everyone to band together to help raise money for Samantha, the fiancé of a veteran  Customizer ToyMaker B (also known as Bill Doetterl).  She has unfortunately been diagnosed with cancer for the second time!  Many customizers are banding together in a call to arms in an attempt to do some good on her behalf.  There are a many ways you can offer support:

1.  Participate in the WGC Think Pink Custom Contest

2.  Donate money to her cancer fund here

Many of the customs will be auctioned off on eBay so I will keep everyone posted as to when they go live so stay tuned for further updates.

Twisted Timelines Custom Contest over at proCustomizers.com

Twisted Timelines

Ever wonder what you get when you cross certain periods in history with your favorite toy lines?  What you get remains to be seen as www.procustomizers.com is hosting a friendly Custom Contest called Twisted Timelines!  If you are a customizer or a fan of customs, who will not want to miss out on this one!  Read more about the contest here...and...oh...did I mention...there are prizes!!!

Sponsor Announcement: Acgon.com Collectibles

I am pleased to announce that Acgon Collectibles is now an official sponsor of AFC.  Please support AFC by clicking the image above to check out the wide selection of toys that they have to offer.  From League of Legends, Transformers, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings, and more, I am sure they will have something for any collector.

 

Happy Easter 2013

Happy Easter from everyone at AFC!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

I am pleased to announce that BigBadToyStore is now an official sponsor of AFC.  Please support AFC by clicking the image above and check out the amazing selection of toys that they have to offer.  If you are a Customizer, I highly recommend buying the figures you customize from them!

Action Figure Customs Has a New Look!

Action Figure Customs

I am happy to announce that AFC has a brand new look!  Check back often as I will be adding more features and functionality to allow fans and customizers to better connect with one another!  Please let your friends now by sharing this post on their Facebook pages!

AFC Remembers our Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

AFC remembers the men and woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving our country so we can be free.  All of us at AFC thank you and are indebted!

Happy 2012 from AFC!

Courtesy of Stephen Hayford

Courtesy of Stephen Hayford

Happy New Year from all of us at AFC!

AFC is Raising Money for the Boy Scouts!

AFC has been supporting the Customizing Community since 2007 and AFC needs your help to raise money for the Boy Scouts of America.  70% of your purchase will be returned to my council, my unit and my Scout rewards. Online purchases help us fund fun, educational activities and help more kids experience all the things that make Scouting great.  Please give us support by buying some Popcorn using this link.  You can also click the image above to link to the site.  If you do not like clicking links or images, you can copy and paste this link into your browser:

http://www.trails-end.com/estore/scouts/email_referral.jsp?id=17293141

April 2011 Custom of the Month Voting Thread on Procustomizers.com!

Head over to proCustomizers.com to vote for your favorite Custom of the Month for April 2011!

Happy Easter From All of Us at AFC!

Custom Lego Easter Bunny by My2little1s

Custom Lego Easter Bunny by My2little1s

All of us at AFC would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter!  For all of you Lego fans, enjoy this Custom Lego Easter Bunny!

Get Your Featured On Action Figure Customs Badge

Want to promote that your custom was featured on Action Figure Customs?  If I have written an article about one or more of your customs, send me an email and I will tag all of your articles so that they will display once the badge is clicked!  Now you can brag to your friends that you were featured on AFC by displaying this badge on your website, eBay listings, forum signature, or blog!

I have three sizes available so in your email, please send send me the following:

1. Your Handle or eBay Seller ID (that is how I identify the Customizer)

2.  Size preference of your badge

Here are the actual sizes of the Badges:

400x94 - Featured on AFC Badge

400x94 - Featured on AFC Badge

400x75 - Featured on AFC Badge

400x75 - Featured on AFC Badge

300x56 Featured on AFC Badge

300x56 Featured on AFC Badge

Happy New Year from ActionFigureCustoms

 

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Everyone here at AFC would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe New Year!

Merry Christmas from all of us at AFC!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

All of us at AFC would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!  Have a happy and safe holiday!

Give Customizers Some Love This Christimas!

Happy Holidays from AFC!

Happy Holidays from AFC!

Customizers spread the love by making figures that we can only dream of so if you are looking for last minute gifts to show your appreciation to the talented customizers out there, give and eBay Gift Certificate to that special someone!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at AFC!

Thanksgiving Diorama by Stephen Hayford

Thanksgiving Diorama by Stephen Hayford

All of us at AFC would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the photo above, created by the infamous Stephen Hayford!

ebates is a great way to save money buying on eBay and other online stores!

Want to earn money for purchasing items online?  Head over to ebates and check out the site!  You can save 1% to 3% on eBay (depending on the category you buy in).  If you sign up, you can get $5 to start or a $10 gift card.

Become a Fan of Action Figure Customs on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter!

Action Figure Customs Facebook Fan Page

Keep up with the latest custom figures from all of the talented customizers on Facebook!  Become a Fan today!  You can also follow us on Twitter too!

System Updates October 2 2009

I will be doing some system updates that may take AFC offline for a bit over the next day.  If the site happens to be offline, we will be working to get it up and running and again so check back often.

Comic Con Exclusive Star Wars GI Joe Transformers Figures

Can't make it to Comic Con?  Here are some short cuts to the exclusive figures that attendees are putting on eBay from your favorite toy lines:

Star Wars

GI Joe

Transformers

All Comic Con Exclusives

Follow ActionFigureCustoms on Twitter

Stay up to date the second I publish a new article on the latest amazing custom: http://twitter.com/CustomFigures

Testors Aztek Airbrush & Acrylic Paint Kit for Sale on eBay!

7/12/2009 Update: Although this item has been moved off of the Daily Deal page, you can still get to it by following this link: Testors Kit

I just checked out the Daily Deal on eBay and found something useful for you custmizers out there!  If you are looking for an Airbrush Kit, check out Testors Kit they have over on eBay!  If you don't know about the Daily Deal, it is awesome!  They have lots of products that are at very deep discounts!

Custom Transformers Section of AFC

With the Revenge of the Fallen movie out in full force, be sure to check out the Custom Transformers section of this site for latest and greatest figures.

Search Box Added to AFC’s Blog Section

I just wanted to let everyone know that a search box was finally added to the blog section that is located just under the character art.  I can't believe it but I am approaching close to my 600th article and I am still amazed at the great work that everyone is producing.  The addition of the search box should make it easier to find your favorite customs!  Give it a try!

AFC Mentioned in Singaporean News Article

Thanks to Sabrina Ng, she mentioned AFC during in an interview she did with 'The New Paper', a Singaporean newspaper.  Congratulations Sabrina and thanks for the shot out!  Here can read the article here and also check out her current customs on eBay here!

Happy Valentine’s Day Wishes from AFC!

Happy Valentine's Day from everyone here at AFC!  As Ralph Wiggum said in that infamous episode of The Simpsons, ""It says 'I Choo-choo-choose You,' and there's a picture of a train!"  We hope everyone has a safe and happy day!

Top 5 Highest Rated Customs on AFC for 2008

Back in August 2008, I added more features to this blog and one of them was the ability for fans to rate their favorite customs.  Fans were not shy about telling me what their favorite customs were so here is the rundown:

Brock Lesnar Custom WWE Evolution Set of 3 Figures by lambo205customs

1. Brock Lesnar Custom WWE Evolution Set of 3 Figures by lambo205customs

2.  Optimus Prime Custom Leader Class G1 Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Figure by Sabrina Ng

2. Optimus Prime Custom Leader Class G1 Transformers Movie Optimus Prime Figure by Sabrina Ng

3.  Menasor Custom Transformers G1 Combiner Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

3. Menasor Custom Transformers G1 Combiner Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

4.  Rey Mysterio WWE Custom Figure by lambo205customs

4. Rey Mysterio WWE Custom Figure by lambo205customs

5.  Powerglide Custom Transformers G1 Figure by FrenzyRumble

5. Powerglide Custom Transformers G1 Figure by FrenzyRumble

To make sure that your favorite figures are among the Top 5 next year, be sure to place your vote by clicking on the stars by the article title!  Congratulations to Lambo205customs, Frenzy.Rumble, and Sabrina Ng!!!

Selling My G1 Transformers Collection on eBay!

Hi Everyone!  I run www.actionfigurecustoms.com and although this post is not custom related, I just wanted to let everyone know that I am selling off my G1 Transformers Collection on eBay!  I am sure that customizers out there appreciate the originals so I thought I would get the word out.  Jetfire is just one example above so head over to my seller page to check out more G1 Transformers and Takara Reissues.

Lego Star Wars Custom Section Added to AFC

I don't know why it took my so long to do this but I just added a Custom Lego Star Wars section to the website where you can view all of the eBay listings related to the mini world of Star Wars Lego.  If you know of a category that would help you find the customs you are looking for or if you are a customizer and you want me to take a look at your work, please feel free to contact me.

More Site Upgrades

Hi everyone...as you can see I am working through some site updates so I ask for your patience while they are sorted out.  I am working with CrushLabs (www.crushlabs.com) and they have been awesome!  If you can get past the WIP it will be back up and running to normal within the next couple days.

Update: Blog Conversion Almost Completed

I just wanted to update everyone and let you know that the blog conversion is almost complete but there are a few more things to do.  Most of the thumbnail photos need to be updated and the blog will soon be rolled back into the main the site.  Thank you everyone for your patience and if you need to get back to the main site, just head over to www.actionfigurecustoms.com!

Making Site Updates – Redesigning the Blog Section

I am doing a blog conversion this week. I am moving the blog from Google Blogger to WordPress so you may notice some changes this week so please be patient. Thanks to everyone who reads this blog daily and I am looking forward to upcoming changes!

ActionFigureCustoms Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year!

 From everyone at ActionFigureCustoms, have a safe & Happy New Year to everyone around the World!

Merry Christmas from Action Figure Customs

Everyone here at ActionFigureCustoms would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Merry Christmas! We hope Santa delivers everything you want and more!

eBay Photo Tips – Show Off Your Custom Figure!

Part of the fun I have writing this blog is trolling eBay and looking at all of the Custom Figures people have made from week to week. For the most part, seller's on eBay do not photograph their items very well and this is a definite drawback and customizers need to take note! Let's face it...people buying your customs want to see every minute detail! Here are some tips for photographing your customs:
Include Multiple Photos of your Custom
A picture does speak a thousand words and this is what ultimately will sell your custom and, in turn, make you the money. You can have a nice description and that helps but you need to take the money shots: photos that highlight all of the hard work you poured into your custom.
Use Proper Lighting
Nothing ruins a great picture more than bad lighting. There are many cheap solutions to solving lighting problems. One of those is Photo Studio in a Box, an inexpensive lighting solution that costs $99 and includes two lights, a backdrop, and a tripod. Using proper lighting decreases the chances of blurry photos, which you should never include (if you have taken a blurry photo, retake the shot).
Avoid Background Clutter in the Photo
As poor lighting can kill a photo, extra stuff that shows up with your custom in the photo can also be deadly! Make sure that you do not include any extras in your photos as you want to show off your great custom.
Here is a really bad example of a custom that is currently on eBay:
Custom Sandtrooper (Pink is really your color!)

RSS Feeds for Myspace or Websites

Ok...slightly off topic but relates to custom figures! I just recently joined MySpace to network and get to know all of the talented customizers out there! In a few short days I have created my presence on MySpace and have found many of the people who I blog about it. On of the things that bugged me about MySpace was the fact that they have their own blogging programs embedded in the page. After a few Google searches, I discovered that I could embed a widget into any part of my profile thus constantly keeping my MySpace page up to date with the blogs from this site. I know many of the customizers have blogs out there so here is a recipe for creating RSS feeds within Myspace:

and create a new account or log in if you have an existing account
2. Click the Make a Blidget button
3. Enter the URL or RSS feed of the blog that you want to appear on your MySpace profile
4. Adjust the width, color, and the title of the Blidget to match with your MySpace scheme
5. Add a title, image, and tag it
6. Click Publish Blidget
7. On the following page, click the Add to MySpace button (or the larger Get Widget button, and then Add to MySpace
Note: You can't just copy and paste the code into your MySpace profile (already tried it and it does not work) if you want the links to be clickable. When the Widgetbox puts the Blidget on the page, it adds extra code to create buttons that will open links
8. Enter your MySpace email address and password as Widetbox needs them to edit your profile
9. Choose the section of MySpace where you want the Blidget to appear
10. Click OK
The Widgetbox Blidget should now appear on your MySpace profile!

If you want to check out how it looks on MySpace, please check out the About Me section here: http://www.myspace.com/actionfigurecustoms

 

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like (I could not embed it in this blog...but that would have been funny...a blog within a blog!):