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S.H.I.E.L.D Patriot Armor Custom Marvel Legends Iron Man Nick Fury Captain America by Shinobitron

Custom Marvel Legends Nick Fury SHIELD

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When Shinobitron created this Custom Marvel Legends S.H.I.E.L.D figure montage, he definitely had versatility in mind.  With 4 sets of heads, you can transform this figure into 4 different types of characters: Captain America, Iron Man, Nick Fury and Dum Dum Duggan.  The design works on all levels and the suit that was selected for the base of the figure compliments each character.  The accessories also are a great fit!

This is a fantastic idea for a custom and what is even better is the back story around why this figure was created and how it fits into the Marvel Universe so I will let Shinobitron tell this one:

"With all the super villains popping up and threatening the safety of the world, Nick Fury needed a solution to combat their evil. Deciding to take the matter to Tony Stark, they came up with the idea to make a specific S.H.I.E.L.D. suit of armor that could adapt to each individual user and could represent "Truth, Justice and Liberty".  Thus it became dubbed "The Patriot" Armor and a solid reminder to villains of just what the heroes using the suit were fighting for!

The Patriot Armor stands at just under 6.5" tall from the bottom of his armored boots to the top of his various heads.  This figure features around 33 Points of Articulation.  This figure comes with 4 heads ( Captain America, Nick Fury, Iron Man, and Dum Dum Duggan), 2 sets of hands, a Shield, a clear Axe/Shield, wrist launcher, a strand of bullets, a double arm chain gun, and an arm laser gun.  This Armor has been carefully sculpted and intricately detailed to show off the complexity of the design!  There is not another like it!"

To view more photos or to purchase this custom, head over to eBay and check out Shinobitron's Custom Marvel Legends S.H.I.E.L.D figure!

Custom Marvel Legends Captain America

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Custom Marvel Legends Iron Man

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Custom Marvel Legends Man-At-Arms

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WWE Custom Hollywood Hulk Hogan NWO Mattel Elite Legends Classic WCW Figure by skribbel24

Hollywood Hulk Hogan WWE NWO Custom Figure

Hollywood Hulk Hogan WWE NWO Custom Figure

The Hulkster and the NWO (yes...Nash and Hall) caused some major havoc at Wrestlmania 31 this past weekend and Skribbel24 has immortalized the this WWE/WCW icon with this Custom NWO Hollywood Hulk Hogan figure as he was seen in the Halloween Havoc pay per view as he fought against the Ultimate Warrior.  Hulk Hogan does like to wear a nice boa so I am happy to see that it is included with the figure as it completes the look.  Also, if you don't believe me that Hollywood Hogan, Hall, and Nash caused some trouble for Triple H and Degeneration X, here are the photos to prove it...I was there!

NWO Wrestlemania 31

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Symbiote Spider-Man Custom Marvel Legends Figure by Jin Saotome

Custom Symbiote Spider-Man Marvel Legends Figure a

Custom Symbiote Spider-Man Marvel Legends Figure

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!

Custom Marvel Legends Symbiote Spider Man

Custom Sting Classic Superstars WWE Signed Figure by Skribbel24

Sting WWE Custom Signed Figure

Sting WWE Custom Signed 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!

Sting WWE Custom Signed Figure

Megatron Custom Transformers 1986 Movie Reformation by Boskoes Toys

Megatron Custom Transformer 1986 Movie Reformation

Megatron Custom Transformer 1986 Movie Reformation

One of the pivotal scenes in the original Transformers movie from the 1980's is when Megatron is reformed into Galvatron and Boskoes Toys has captured this moment with this Custom Transformers Reformed Megatron figure.  Megatron really took a beating in the movie and the battle damage and the transformation is captured very nicely in this homage to the leader of the Decepticons.  The gashes and the carbon scoring on the figure give it a multidimensional effect and combined with the translucent purple on various parts of the figure make it look like he is caught in the middle of the transformation.

Customizer Spotlight: Custom Wrestling Figures by Skribbel24

One of the most talented Custom Wrestling figure makers I know is a guy that goes by the name Skribbel24.  As I was looking at the figures he has up for sale this week, I could not pick a favorite so I decided to feature them all!  I have been featuring Skribbel's work since 2008 and he keeps getting better and better as the years go by!  One of the most notable figure this week is his Chris Benoit Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling figure.  Given the tragic ending to his and his family's life back in 2007, no toy company will ever make a figure in his likeness but Skribbel24 has created an eery likeness that you can own.  Skribbel24 attention to detail is great as he tries to replicate aspects of the figures to help bring them to life.  For example, the detail in the facial expression and tights are the most noteworthy aspects of these figure.

Chris Benoit Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

Chris Benoit Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

He also has more amazing figures this week, which include:

Buff Bagwell Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

Buff Bagwell Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

CM Punk Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

CM Punk Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling Figure

Sting Custom WCW Wrestling Figure

Sting Custom WCW Wrestling Figure

You can always check out Skribbel24's great work over on his Seller Page!

Custom Deadpool and Transforming Exo-Suit by Frenzy.Rumble

Deadpool Custom and Transforming Exo-Suit

Deadpool Custom and Transforming Exo-Suit

I am a huge fan of crossovers and the blending of worlds that were not meant to be together.  Imagining a world where Transformers and the Marvel universes collide, Frenzy.Rumble has created a one of a kind concept with his Custom Deadpool with a Transforming Exo-Suit.  The Transforming mech suit that Deadpool controls is a machine of destruction that is ready for action.  The Exo-Suit has a massive amount of articulation and a gaggle of weapons  The suit sports two magnetically held guns on the backs of his forearms.  Like Frenzy.Rumble said, " If Deadpool's going to go big, he's gonna go big with some style."  What mercenary doesn't need a killer ride?  If you want to check out more detailed photos over his auction page, head over to eBay and view his Custom Deadpool with a Transforming Exo-Suit.

Spiderman Custom Marvel Legends Figure by Jin Saotome

Spiderman Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Spiderman Custom Marvel Legends Figure

I have been a fan of Jin's work for a very long time and there is good reason!  He consistently knocks his customs out of the ballpark!  His amazing Custom Marvel Legends Spiderman figure is packed full of articulation, where he can "look straight up, hunch, crouch, crawl, leap, akimbo, and pose just about any way you can imagine."  That is more articulation than you can shake a stick at.  I love the dark lines that compliment the red spider suit, highlighting fine details in the figure.  There is also one more hidden surprise, which you will have to discover by clicking over to Jin's item page to check out his Custom Marvel Legends Spiderman figure.

Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal by Frenzy.Rumble

Optimus Primal Custom Beast Wars Transformers Figure

Optimus Primal Custom Beast Wars Transformers Figure

Harkening back to the animal instinct that is deep within all of us, Frenzy.Rumble ventures into the realm of the beast with this unique Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal figure.  Formerly a commissioned custom, Frenzy.Rumble is making this figure available to anyone who will find a great home for this figure.  He has the unique ability to transform mediocre figures into epic creations and this Optimus Primal is no exception.  The figure has two very distinct looks and there is no question that Optimus is a living, breathing machine when he is in robot mode.  By hand sculpting the fur on the shoulders, head, back, and arms, it gives the illusion of flowing hair, making the alternate version of this figure very believable.  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal figure, head over to eBay!

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom

After seeing Transformers Dark of the Moon, I appreciated how the designers made Optimus with more weapons and Frenzy.Rumble has created one of the greatest figures I have seen thus far with his Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime.  If you want a figure that stays true to the movie, this one is it!  Not only does this figure have enough armor on it repel any Decepticon onslaught, Frenzy.Rumble paid attention to detail so many aspects of this figure.  By custom making wings and a jet pack, this figure looks like he was pulled right from the movie.  The jet pack was designed to appear that the thrusters were about to take off, which is a very cool effect and the Autobot symbols add a nice touch to this great addition.

Optimus also has the ability to change his head from battle to regular mode thanks to alternate head sculpts.  To get a look at the amazing detail this figure possesses, check out the image of one of the legs below.  You will see weathering, battle damage, and intricate paint works to achieve a robotic and metal effect.  Although this figure does not transform into a truck, the robot mode of this figure makes up for the lack of transformation.  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime, head over to eBay!

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom

It only took 3 movies but TF3 has brought us one of the great characters in the line now in Leader Class form and Frenzy.Rumble has turned Good to Great and Epic into Ultimate with his Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide figure.  I must say, the off the shelf version of this figure is not bad but after getting one glimpse of Frenzy.Rumble's creation, I have to agree with his 'Ultimate' designation for this figure.  There are certain levels of customizing Frenzy.Rumble can take a figure, iterate the heck out of it, and transform it into a work of art.  Take one look at the before and after shot:

At a 10,000 foot view, giving this figure a cohesive style and color was a huge improvement.  I was not sure why the original figure has blue but Frenzy.Rumble saw this as an opportunity to give the figure the look it was meant for.  At the 1,000 foot level, you will notice two very large scratch built cannons attached to his arms.  These cannons bring out the badass in the figure, which boasted the line 'Feeling lucky, punk" in the first movie.  Not only do these cannons look amazing, they also have LEDs for added effect:

At the 100 foot view, you will see paint app accents that give depth to the figure and define the various segments of the body.  Sometimes when a figure is made this great, the ability to transform the figure is sacrificed but who would want to turn this figure into a truck when it looks this amazing?  The release of the movie is right around the corner and Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide figure is set to end on June 29th so make sure you mark that on your calendar so you don't forget to bid on this epic figure!

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom

Frenzy.Rumble is a customizer with a fountain of ideas and he is never shy about making his concepts come to life, which is evidenced by his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mid-Warp Skywarp figure.  Original ideas are what customizing is all about and this Mid-Warp figure is brilliantly executed!  This Mid-Warp figure appears to be changing from translucent to black right before your eyes as the clear plastic blends into the black plastic with a fusion of hot blue in between the pieces.  To tell us more about how he achieved this effect, let's hear from Frenzy.Rumble:

"Mid-Warp Skywarp was an idea I executed well a few months ago, using a deluxe sized, universe crystal clear seeker. With rave reviews and comments, and the urge to make it bigger and make it better; I went all out on a Masterpiece class version. Mid-Warp Sky stands approximately nine inches tall in robot mode (22.9 cm). He was built using a rare and expensive "Ghost of Starscream"  Masterpiece figure. Spent countless hours removing the factory paint and details, and sanded then polished the clear plastic to a glass-like finish. I also modified his rear tail fins so that they don't hang off his hips and are permanently fixed to his lower legs. His display base is also custom painted, and include a very bright LED light which lights up Mid-Warp Skywarp from the ground up, adding extra effect to his teleportation."

Mid-Warp also looks fantastic in Seeker Jet mode so head over to eBay and check out more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mid-Warp Skywarp figure.

Steampunk Thor Marvel Legends Custom by Jin Saotome

Steampunk Thor Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Steampunk Thor Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Continuing with his Steampunk line of figures, Jin Saotome has immortalized the God of Thunder with his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Thor figure.  It is cool to imagine the classic Marvel characters in an age of steam, metal and bronze.  The shading of the figure brings out all of the amazing detail, such as the muscles, rivets, head gear.  The voltage containment units on his back give the figure a very cool effect and the larger pointed bronze pieces protruding from the knees and biceps add dimension.  Metal gears, chains, reflective optics, and magnetics round out this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Thor figure so head over to eBay because there is less than a day left to snag this one and add it to your Marvel Legends or Steampunk collection.

Acid Storm Masterpiece Transformers Custom Charity Auction by Frenzy.Rumble

Acid Storm Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Acid Storm Transformers Masterpiece Custom

With 25% of the sale benefiting the Japanese Red Cross Society, Frenzy.Rumble has created this Custom Masterpiece Transformers Acid Storm figure in a charity auction that will help with the relief efforts from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  I agree when he said that he "knew he had to go over the top" when creating this figure and he definitely delivered on that promise.  If you remember Frenzy.Rumble's MP Sunstorm, he had created melting effects and he did something very similar with this custom as he has made the figure look like it is being eaten away by acid.  The places where I really love the acid effects are on the after burners (as you can see in the photo below) and the two air intakes by the head of the figure.  Not only has he  created some very cool visual effects on the figure, he applied glow in the dark paint apps, which gives the figure a whole new dimension.

Acid Storm Transformers MP Custom

Acid Storm Transformers MP Custom

 

Sunstorm Masterpiece Transformers Custom by Frenzy Rumble

Sunstorm MP Transformers Custom

Sunstorm MP Transformers Custom

Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!  Like the protoform Transformers hurling to earth and burning up on reentry, Frenzy.Rumble has created some killer flame effects for his latest Custom Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm figure.  Imagining how Sunstorm would rocket through the sky, literally on fire, as the metal is pealing and melting off the of robot brings the concept to reality and achieves a look that I have not seen attempted before.   It takes a true artist and gobs of talent to pull off the burning, singeing, and fire effects to a plastic figure.  Here is a close up of the work applied to Sunstorm's tail wings:

Sunstorm: Flame Effects

Sunstorm: Flame Effects

Frenzy Rumble's figure is up for sale this week on eBay so head over there and check out his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm figure as he has some really cool photoshop effects on some of the pictures where actual flames are shooting out of Sunstorm's hands.  I know Frenzy Rumble is great but if he figured out how to make actual fire shoot out of one of his customs, he will be elevated to a God like level in my book!

Steampunk Dr. Doom Custom Marvel Legends Figure by Jin Saotome

Steampunk Dr. Doom Marvel Legends Custom

Steampunk Dr. Doom Marvel Legends Custom

Continuing his classic era figures comes Jin Saotome's latest Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Dr. Doom figure.  The way the armor was crafted and painted in bronze, gold, brass, and copper effects makes the figure look more like royalty, especially when it is holding a goblet in his hand.  If you think about it, this is the perfect figure to do in Steampunk style due to the fact that his suit is made entirely of armor, which gives a lot of latitude in how this figure could be conceived and executed.  My favorite part of this figure is the leg armor as I can picture Dr. Doom clunking around as the gears turn and the knee joints bend.  The weathering of the figure makes it look like it is from the era.  To view more photos of Jin's Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Dr. Doom figure, head over to eBay!

Steampunk Dr. Doom Leg Armor

Steampunk Dr. Doom Leg Armor

Hulk Hogan WWE Classic Superstars Custom by Skribbel24

Hulk Hogan 1989 Minnesota State Fair

Hulk Hogan 1989 Minnesota State Fair

When I think of wrestling customs, I think of Skribbel24 and his ability to create very accurate representations of the icons we grew up (or are growing up) with.  With his latest Custom Hulk Hogan as he appeared at the 1989 Minnesota State Fair, this is his first ever head sculpt that he made from scratch.  He did an excellent job sculpting the likeness of the Hulkster and he even gave the figure some personality with the expression that was sculpted on the face.  I had the great opportunity to see Hulk Hogan in action at Wrestlemania 7 and I remember seeing that stare that Skribbel24 has created on his face as be battled Sgt. Slaughter!  Not only did he create a figure, he also replicated the "I survived an atomic leg drop from Hulk Hogan" t-shirt.  If you want to place a bid on Skribbel24's Custom Hulk Hogan as he appeared at the 1989 Minnesota State Fair, head over to eBay!

Stryfe Marvel Legends Custom Figure by Boskoes Toys

Stryfe Custom Marvel Legends Figure

With their first figure in 2011, Boskoes Toys is coming out swinging with their Custom Marvel Legends Stryfe figure.  The team over at Boskoes Toys are excellent at translating comic and art into plastic and this figure is an excellent example of how talented their designers and sculptors can be.  The paint app style and shaping techniques makes the plastic on the figure look like metal.  The addition of blue accents on the figure on the thighs and chest really break up the silver tone of the figure and give it a unique look.  The mask is more streamlined than the comic art but that is a welcome addition as it takes a lot of the weight out of the face.  Round the figure out with the protruding spikes on the thighs and shoulders and you have one heck of a Custom Marvel Legends Stryfe figure!

Wreck-Gar Transformers Custom Junkion by Frenzy.Rumble

Wreck-Gar Transformers Custom

Wreck-Gar is one of those classic, memorable, characters from the G1 cartoon and, most recently, the Transformers Animated series.  The Transformers Generations line has exceeded my expectations and it is mostly because customizers like Frenzy.Rumble adding their talent to really bring out the best in the line and his Custom Transformers Generations Wreck-Gar is a perfect example.  He has made this figure come alive with his masterful paintwork and detailing.  For example, the original figure had a lot of gray in the waist, shoulders, and legs and what a difference a unifying color scheme makes to the overall look and feel of this figure.  Spikes were also added to the figure to give it a unique look that only a Transformer named Wreck Gar could pull off.

Wreck-Gar Custom Transformers Junkion

Wreck-Gar Custom Transformers Junkion

The figure looks amazing in motorcycle mode, making Wreck-Gar hell on wheels!  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Generations Wreck-Gar, head over to eBay!

Steampunk Captain America Marvel Legends Custom by Jin Saotome

Steampunk Captain America Custom

Jin Saotome is continuing his Steampunk line with this amazing Captain America Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk figure.  There are subtle details in this figure that bring out that old world style.  For example, the letter A on Captain Americas forehead is done with a style reminiscent of the 1900's and the rivets on the front of the figure remind me of an old style military uniform.  Saving the best piece for last is the magnetic clockwork shield, which I believe is the central feature of this custom.  The detail in the gears and mechanisms of this shield are superbly executed and there are blades that can attach in any way you please.

Steampunk Captain America Custom

Steampunk Captain America Custom

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Only available through mail order in 1986 for those lucky kids who collected enough robot points and scrimped and saved their allowance to pay for the shipping and handling, Frenzy.Rumble created an updated version of this G1 toy/cartoon fusion with his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector.  The color choice for these figures is spot as it looks like the figures were pulled right from the cartoon, in their classic silver, purple, and green color scheme.  Not only has Frenzy.Rumble added massive amounts of articulation (compared to the original figures), he also added some cool effects, such as a light up lens and a hologram of the Decepticon symbol on the view finder.  To show the scale of these figures, here are some pictures with their Decepticon buddies:

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector

This is yet another example of Frenzy.Rumble's talent and dedication to creating the best custom figures!  To check out more photos and to place a bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector, head over to eBay!

Custom Steampunk Deadpool Marvel Legends Figure by Jin Saotome

Steampunk Deadlpool Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Steampunk Deadlpool Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Jin Saotome is a master of originality, which brings me to his latest Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool figure.  Never seen before in any comic or video game, this version of Deadpool is a one of a kind!  According to Wikipedia, Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc.

Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool

Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool

The Steampunk style is evident in not only the costume design of Deadpool but also the weapons, which are my favorite parts of this figure.  The weapons look like they were scrapped together using parts from a factory.  Here is more about this great figure from Jin himelf:

"Complete with new headsculpt, Wade has been hand-painted from head to boot with deep shading, superb color blending, weathered highlights, brilliant metallics, and intricate detail which will really make him stand out in your Marvel Legends collection. He features hand-sculpted detail using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, the most durable 2-part modeling compound out there. Deadpool comes with two Steampunk inspired weapons he can hold in either hand and the ray gun plug into his beltpack. His sword is sheathed on his back and can be drawn to defend himself against whatever mechanical creations Dr. Doom has unleashed."

Jin more has pictures posted on his auction page so head over and check out his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool figure.

Ben Gali Thundercats Custom Figure by Boskoes

Ben Gali Thundercats Custom Figure

Ben Gali Thundercats Custom Figure

The Thundercats are another great classic cartoons from the 80's that has a major following.  Boskoes, one of the great customizers of almost any toy line, has a Custom Thundercats Ben Gali figure up this week but it is not being sold directly from Boskoes.  It looks like someone bought it and is selling it for some reason but nonetheless you have a chance to own this great Ben Gali figure for yourself.  In Boskoes styling, this figure has a great amount of detail with the dark shading of the figure bringing out the various muscle tones in the figure.  This is one fierce looking Ben Gali, a figure which I am used to seeing more subdued.

Ben Gali Thundercats Custom

Ben Gali Thundercats Custom

For those who don't remember, "Bengali is the holder of the Hammer of Thundera, a tool that serves both as a weapon (fires bursts of energy) and a magical blacksmithing tool.  Not being so handy around the house, I would love to own a magical blacksmithing tool" (source: Thundercats Wiki).

Galvatron War for Cybertron G1 Transformers Custom by Jin Saotome

Galvatron War for Cybertron G1 Transformers Custom

Galvatron War for Cybertron G1 Transformers Custom

Adding to the War for Cybertron series, Jin Saotome resurrects this Custom G1 Galvatron done in Generation 1 styling.  Not appearing in the line up for the game, this figure is sure to be very sought after.  The colors really pop on this figure, especially the deep purple.  The scoring and weathering makes the figure look like he is fresh from battle.  The G1 coloring is a throw back to the 80's Galvatron, with the addition of the large orange canon, the signature weapon of Galvatron.  What I really like about this figure is that no single body part seems to blend together as Jin has paid great attention to detail to ensure that each part of Galvatron stands out.  Let's read more from Jin himself about this cool figure:

"From the gaping maw of Unicron comes the most feared Decepticon ever, Galvatron! But this time he's been done in the War for Cybertron series. Galvatron has been handed painted with deep shading, intricate robotic detail, weathered highlights, and sharp colors that will really have him stand out in your collection. He transforms into a space cannon we all know and love but also has wheels to act as a tank or hover treads. Check out his giant metallic cannon! It's ready to blast a hole in any Autobot...or Decepticon that gets in his way. You can also store his cannon on his back or swap arms."

In canon mode, the figure looks fierce and any Autobot in its way will get blasted to oblivion.

Canon Mode: Galvatron War for Cybertron Custom

Canon Mode: Galvatron War for Cybertron Custom

Masterforce Overlord Transformers Custom by Sabrina Ng

Overlord Custom Masterforce Transformers Figure

Overlord Custom Masterforce Transformers Figure

There are few moments when I am at a loss for words and this is one of them.  We have not seen much from Sabrina Ng in the last year but when she resurfaces, she comes out swinging and her Custom Masterforce Transformers Overlord figure hits it out of the ballpark!  Boasting 5 modes of transformation, this behemoth can change into a Tank, Jet, Tank and Jet, Base, and Robot:

Overlord Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

Tank Mode: Overlord Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

Base Mode: Overlord Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

Base Mode: Overlord Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

I have heard of triple changers before but this is the first quintuple changer I have seen.  Here are some of the figures she used to create this masterpiece:

  • Heavily modified Armada Tidalwave fitted with tank treads from ROTF Bludgeon
  • Waist was redesigned from ROTF Jetfire and modified to fit Armada Tidalwave
Sabrina is a master at paint application and this is some of her best work yet.  She has taken several photos over at her auction page so head over to eBay and check out Custom Masterforce Transformers Overlord figure.

Possible Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Figure Insecticons

Custom Transformers Movie Insecticon Figure

Custom Transformers Movie Insecticon Figure

I am really hoping that the digital artists for the Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon movie are taking notes from the customizers out there because I could totally see this figure in the upcoming movie.  I am calling this figure from Jin Saotome a Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Insecitcon in hopes that this concept will make it into the movie.  This is a great concept for a movie figure and a literal translation of an Insecticon as it looks very much like a pesky fly.  I love the weathering and the metallic look of the figure as well as the LED light for the eye.  Jin is always great at marketing his figures so here is an excerpt from his Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon Insecitcon description:

"This holiday everyone is getting a puppy, goldfish, cat, or even a pony (should you really want to spoil your daughter and own a ranch) for someone for Christmas. Well those pets are run of the mill sorts, why not treat that special someone to a really unique pet! Here we have a wild-caught Insecticon from the shimmering fields of Cybertron's east sector. It's about 5 inches long and has deep purple markings, brilliant metallic colors, dark shading, sparkling highlights, and a weathered, detailed look to its carapace that looks as if someone spent hours hand-painting the little guy. It's eye lights up a bright orange and its head looks just about anywhere with the curiosity of a small earthly animal. To keep it (and you) safe a special terrarium is included that has the proper litter and food necessary for the Insecticon's growth. It's internal spark lasts for a very long time and gently tickling it under its abdomen will have its eye turn on until you tell it to go to sleep."

Another cool aspect of this custom is that is comes with its own growth chamber:

Custom Transformers Movie Insecticon

Custom Transformers Movie Insecticon

Marvel Legends Grim Hunter Custom Figure by Boskoes Toys

Grim Hunter Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Grim Hunter Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Boskoes Toys can really bring the comic book characters to life and their Custom Marvel Legends Grim Hunter is no exception.   Grim Hunter is a villain of Spider-Man and Boskoes really knows how to bring these comic book icons from the pages to plastic.  The clothing is very well done on this figure.  The techniques that Boskoes' uses makes the plastic on the figure look flowing while the armor looks like metal.  The facial features and structure of the face is very realistic and the hair looks like it is flowing in the wind.  The accessory belt is a great touch that adds depth to the figure.  To check out more photos of Boskoes Toys Custom Marvel Legends Grim Hunter, head over to eBay!

Grim Hunter Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Grim Hunter Custom Marvel Legends Figure

G1 Jazz Human Alliance Transformers Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

G1 Human Alliance Jazz Custom

G1 Human Alliance Jazz Custom

With a new larger scale Jazz in his hands, Frenzy.Rumble has taken an already amazing figure and given it a classic look with his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure.  Here is some background on this great figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:

"Human Alliance Jazz is a remarkable figure. Hasbro has really outdone themselves with this larger, super accurate and detailed Jazz figure. When I first broke him out of his cardboard prison, he begged me to repaint him in his original Generation 1 color scheme. Remember, all paints used in the process were lacquer and enamel, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years (keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!)"

Modification/Feature Details :
- Chrome wheels
- Articulated hands
- Super glossy white paint job
- Metallic blue racing stripe with chrome pinstripes
- Tons of custom decals

Frenzy.Rumble makes the most amazing customs I have seen so head over to eBay and check out more photos of his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure.

Leader Class Starscream Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream

Custom Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream

It is great when customizers get their hands on a figure that is their favorite in the toy line and this is the case for Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream figure.  He took a great figure and made it perfect.  Attention to detail is something that Frenzy.Rumble does very well.  For example, he removed the tattoos that did not appear on the Movie Starscream and redid them to make the figure as movie accurate as he could.  I also like small details and it is great to see that he put ball joints on the hands as this gives the figure the personality and poseability from the movie.  To see the level of detail and hard work that goes into these customs, check out the before and after shots:

Frenzy.Rumble has a ton of modifications listed so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream figure.

Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime by Sabrina Ng

Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime

Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime

As of 2007, IDW produced a comic called Transformers 'Evolutions: Hearts of Steel' where the series was set sometime during the Industrial Revolution.  Thanks to famed Transformer artist Guido Guidi, he was able to redisign our favorite Transformers based on technology of the time period such as Optimus Prime as a locomotive, which brings us to our latest custom from Sabrina Ng with her Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure.  For this figure, she has given it her signature paint aps where she can make plastic look like metal and she also has wired 8 LED's throughout!  If you are a fan of Optimus Prime and locomotives, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina's Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure.  Here is what it looks like in locomotive form:

Custom Marvel Legends Darth Maul Cyborg Figure by NTT

Custom Marvel Legends Darth Maul

Custom Marvel Legends Darth Maul

Ever wonder what happened after Darth Maul fell down the shaft after getting bisecting by Obi Wan?  NTT has an theory on this with his latest Custom Marvel Legends Darth Maul figure.  Building on the Star Wars Visionaries comic, NTT depicts Darth Maul as a much meatier cyborg than the I have seen in concept art but that is what I like about it.  You can imagine Darth Sidious, in his haste, gathering the only parts he could find to quickly resurrect Darth Maul for more Sith missions.  This Darth Maul looks like he can do some real damage with those legs.  Although the gracefulness of the figure is somewhat overtaken by the large legs, Darth Maul still looks like he is a force to reckon with.

Custom Iron Man 2 Mark VI Figure by Jin Saotome

Custom Iron Man Mark VI Custom by Jin Saotome

Custom Iron Man Mark VI Custom by Jin Saotome

Just a couple hours left to nab this awesome Custom Iron Man Mark VI figure by Jin Saotome!  Sometimes looks can be deceiving in this 3.5" figure!  As Jin states, in his auction,

"...sometimes the easiest 'planned' customs turn out to be pretty hard. When I cracked open the light-up Mark VI 3 3/4" Iron Man pieces went everywhere! There are multiple metal tabs that are held in place by the body and set against the main battery. Those had to be put back in, the LED swapped from orange to a blue one, and the leads bent to match the circuit. A few hours later I was actually able to get him back together and working! He was repainted like the 6" figure that's coming out as a Walmart exclusive and lights up bright blue now."

What a great idea to replace the orange LED with a blue LED and the repainted figure looks worlds better than the original factory job.  Even the smallest of details make this figure shine!  For example, some of the figure is outlined in black (mouth, knees, eyes) and it is this subtle detail that makes this figure stand out among the rest.  Like I said before, just a couple hours left on this auction so head over to eBay and place a bid on Jin's Custom Iron Man Mark VI figure and own a figure from a legend in the customizing community!

AFC Interviews Transformers Customizer Frenzy.Rumble

This week, I had the honor of interviewing one of the most talented and popular Transformers customizers, Frenzy_Rumble.

AFC: Tell the fans of your work a little about yourself.

Frenzy_Rumble: First off, I'd like to thank AFC for the opportunity to do this interview. AFC is an essential cornerstone in the customizing community. My name is Michael, otherwise known as frenzy_rumble. I was born in Brooklyn NY, and grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey. After college, I moved to San Diego where I met my beautiful fiance Katie. After about 10 years in San Diego, we moved back to New Jersey to be closer to family. Currently, I have a full service customizing shop with every tool and gadget I can get my hands on. I spend the majority of my days and nights in the shop, even weekends! With many years in the graphics art world, a profession in web development, I created my first personal website:

www.frenzyrumble.com

In the coming months, I have (in the works) a "revamp" of frenzyrumble.com which will have tons of details, galleries, videos, tutorials, guest book, and LOTS more. I can be contacted through the current website, or directly at info@frenzyumble.com. Also, my full portfolio can be seen on flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/sets/

In addition, I've recently dipped into the world of youtube, where I feature new customs, action figure reviews, comprehensive tutorials, and hold some awesome contests. You can check out my youtube channel here : http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwfrenzyrumblecom (be sure to subscribe too!!!!)

AFC: How did you come up with your alias Frenzy.Rumble?

Frenzy_Rumble: I've always been a huge fan of Transformers (especially the Decepticons). I would save all my money as a kid and spend it all on Transformers. Two of my favorite figures were Frenzy and Rumble. Both were great characters AND figures. I feel the recognizable names, but with a little bit of an original twist would result in a catchy name most people can remember easily.

AFC: When did you start making customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: I found in my "Generation 1" original collection some figures which were (terribly) repainted and modified. I've always been an artist; and love to put my creativity on everything I can. A little over 2 years ago, I was blown away by the beautiful customs I saw on ebay. I thought to myself it looked like a fun and awesome way to be artistic. My first "official" custom sold was Transformers the Movie Leader Class Brawl. I was working for a web development company and the majority of my co-workers watched the auction skyrocket. Only a few days later, my mailbox was filling with "requests for commissions" - I couldn't believe it. There was a market for something I absolutely loved doing. Some months later, I went "full-time" with customs, leaving the web development company and working for myself from home.

AFC: How did you get started making customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: Like said above, I had a great deal of response from the initial customs and commission earlier in this career. I am very active and involved in many online communities dealing with customs, constantly learning and helping others develop. The majority of my commission "client-base" are repeat customers. My website and consistent passion help advertise my work. Although they are "only toys," I tend to take my customs very seriously.

AFC: How many customs do you work on at one time?

Frenzy_Rumble: Typically I have 10-12 projects on the work bench area. I've learned that to be productive, you must be organized. My shop is divided into "sections." Each section is a stage for a project. To the far left, I have parts, figures, and raw materials. When a project is "started" it moves to the "bashing" area, which is where I do any modifications and building. When ready, it moves to the painting area and is painted. Next, the project moves to an idle area to allow proper drying and curing of paint. Several days later (approximately 7-10) I take the completed project to the photo area, where I have set up my tripod and light tent. After some agonizing photo sessions, I upload the best photos from the shoot; and supply those to the commissioner. The main core of my work shop is my computer. My computer serves as my only communication to the outside world, lol. In June, I will actually be getting a new shop, with even more room! Here's a picture of the current shop:

Upon approval, the custom is meticulously packaged and shipped. I feel it's important and best to have multiple projects going simultaneously...it's easy to get "burnt out" on a project and lose interest, stepping away from it can help give you a new perspective and interest.

AFC: What is the custom you are most proud of?

Frenzy_Rumble: I'm proud of all of them, each for a small reason, be it a minor breakthrough or new method that "worked" or the recipient's rave response when he/she receives the custom. Some of my favorites have been Autobot X, Defensor, and Computron (which is still being built).

Autobot X and Defensor

AFC: What is your favorite toy line to do customs for?

Frenzy_Rumble: Transformers. Specifically generation 1 "revamps"...there's nothing more satisfying than taking an old basic figure and reworking it to look more modern and appealing.

AFC: What customs do you have lined up for future projects?

Frenzy_Rumble: Currently, I am focused heavy on commissions. Once I get a little more ahead of them, I have literally a list of projects I plan to embark upon. Some of the ones I am eager to get into are: Generation 1 revamps (Sky Lynx, Headmasters, Metroplex, Triple-Changers, Trypticon). I also intend to raise the bar with gestalts/combiners. There are lots out there I would love to do: Bruticus, Raiden, Piranicon, Monstructor. One I've been working on (for almost a year now, lol) is Computron. He's got over 50 LED lights, a full high-res LCD screen, speakers, sounds...the works. AND he's got a USB and 8gb of memory (not a joke!) In the next coming months, you'll see some of my new "Steampunk" series customs. An idea I thought of a few months ago. I will take many G1 memorable characters, but put a steampunk era spin on them. Definitely something new and never done before.

AFC: How do you get your inspiration for your one of kind customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: My inspiration comes from many sources. The majority of it comes from my love of what I do and the love of Transformers. I am also inspired by the music I have playing while working. I admit, that often I have the scores or soundtracks of Transformer movies playing from my PC while I build and paint. Other customizers have and always will help inspire me as well. I love browsing ebay and message boards to see what other people have created.

AFC: You use a really detailed painting technique, can you tell me more about your process?

Frenzy_Rumble: Thanks! The process is tedious, but rewarding when done. Preparation work is just as important as the paint itself. I sand and clean the figures perfectly, take apart the figures as much as I can, then apply base coats using lacquer paint. Next, I use a blend of enamels and acrylic based paints for washes and panel lining. Next I begin dry brushing and highlighting the parts. To do this, I blend over a color using lighter shades until the desired effect is reached. I also paint the edges with a wet lighter shade to help provide more definition. Lastly, I go through each part and add in details using a small brush and Testor's Model Master Enamel. When dry, I air brush clear coats in matte, satin, or gloss finish.

AFC: If you had one piece of advice for other customizers out there, what would you say to them?

Frenzy_Rumble: Be original and persistent. I've seen too many customizers try and make a name for themselves by following in someone else's shadow. There are hundreds of characters and thousands of ideas - untouched and ready for customizing. Site your inspirations, but put your own mark on your customs; while it's important to be humble, it's more important to be proud of your art. Be consistent and persistent, don't give up because of a flop auction or unhappy customer. Do what you love doing and everything else falls into place.

Cable Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Figure by BoskoesToys

Cable Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Figure

Cable Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Figure

Whether BoskoesToys is making Custom Transformers, Iron Man, or the multitude of figures they specialize in, they always do a stellar job and their Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Cable figure is no exception.  This figure looks downright mean and nasty and that large gun by his side compliments the figure's demeanor.  BoskoesToys does exceptionally well at the finer details in figures.  The paint aps, for one, are amazing, and the addition of the black shading gives the figure depth and dimension.  For more photos and to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check out BoskoesToys' Custom Marvel Legends X-Force Cable figure.

Winston Churchill Custom WW2 Alternate History GI Joe Figure by Jin Saotome

Winston Churchill World War 2 Alternate History Figure

Winston Churchill World War 2 Alternate History Figure

World War 2 is my favorite period of history to learn and read about and Jin Saotome has flipped the history books upside down with his line of World Wars 2 Alternate History figure line.  I missed this figure last week so it is not available anymore but I thought I would do a retrospective right up on Jin's Custom Winston Churchill GI Joe figure.  As you can see, this is not the same Winston Churchill from the 1940's.  Let's read more about how Jin has rewritten history:

"Though the assassination attempt utilizing an exploding tea chair left him only half the man he use to be, Churchill still found the courage to rise for battle. The Allies' top scientists got to work on a new lower body built for combat. Outfitted with powerful servos, shield panels, a flame unit, and mechanical stomping legs, Winston joined Roosevelt and the others to fight the Axis up front and personal. Churchill enjoys rolling into battle sideways and bowling into the Nazis yelling "STRIKE!" leaving no one spared. The tide has turned, but the war still rages on!"

Even though Jin's Custom Winston Churchill GI Joe figure is over, you can still view it over at eBay and check out the photos.

 

Custom Transformers Generation 1 Drift Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers G1 Drift

Custom Transformers G1 Drift

Frenzy.Rumble has a great figure up this week with his Custom Transformers G1 Drift figure.  Let's read more about this one of a kind custom:

"This custom was a project I've wanted to complete for about a year now. Drift is a great character, and he's never been given justice in any toy form. I took an Alternity (not Alternator) version of Megatron, swapped out the head, gave him a super shiny paint job, awesome vehicle graphics, chrome custom built swords (x2), articulated hands, and a super detailed metallic paint job on all his robot parts. The Japanese text on his doors reads "Drift"."

It is great to see figures other than the most popular ones as this gives collectors a chance to branch out and complete their collections with one of a kind customs that you will never see on the shelf.  Great work!

Custom Transformers The Junction Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner

Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner

When I first saw this custom from Frenzy.Rumble, I really did not know what to think at first.  As I looked closer, I realized that this was not just a repaint of a G1 Transformers combiner but a totally new idea that Frenzy.Rumble had come up with.  If anyone has kids, they will appreciate his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner made from Thomas and Friends trains.  I always thought that the Thomas show was a bit odd but the toys were great and kids love them!  Frenzy.Rumble is great at putting imagination in motion and his latest figure is no exception.  To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner figure.

Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O Thundercats Figure by BoskoesToys

Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O

Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O

BoskoesToys has created a great homage to one of the coolest figures and toy lines with their Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O figure.  What is great about this figure is that there is so much detail and the addition of the bear skin cloak really completes the figure.  Like every one of Boskoes' customs, they pour everything they got into each figure and this Lion-O is no exception.  The way they applied the paint aps on this one gives the figure such depth and character.  When I was a kid, I used to mingle my toy lines and this Thundercats figure would be a great addition to your Masters of the Universe collection as well so head over to eBay and check out Boskoes' Custom Marvel Legends Lion-O figure.

Kup Custom Tranformers Animated Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers Animated Kup

Custom Transformers Animated Kup

Sometimes things happen for a reason and due to a buyer backing out on a commission, Frenzy.Rumble has placed his first venture into the Transformers Animated series with his Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure.  The Animated Optimus Prime was the perfect base for Kup as the figure looks a lot like the Generation 1 figure with the Cybertronian design.  To tell us more about this figure, here is what Frenzy.Rumble wrote:

"This is my first dive (and a little late) into the Transfomer's Animated series. Originally, this was a commissioned project, but the buyer backed out (before seeing the pictures) and (lucky for you) he is now available through this auction. Thanks to the great customizer "Shinobitron" for the idea/concept of this guy. Kup started as an Animated Optimus Prime. I removed the exhaust stacks on his forearms, made the truck roof attach on to his back in robot form, added rotation articulation to his hands. The head started as an Animated Jetfire head, completely resculpted the chin, mouth, and more. Also filled in many hollow areas and screw holes with Ave's Fixit.Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom."

To round out your Animated Transformers line, head over to eBay and place a bid on this great Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure.

Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Devastator by Crefigz

Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Devastator

Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Devastator

One of the coolest scenes in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was when Devastator violently combined into the huge robot that tore apart the pyramids in Egypt.  Crefigz has taken this monster and applied his signature techniques to his Custom Transformers ROTF Devastator.  A very funny scene in the movie was when Agent Simmons was standing beneath the wrecking "balls" of Devastator and Crefigz even added this detail from the movie.  This is a great looking figure and you can see more photos over at eBay and check out Crefigz's  Custom Transformers ROTF Devastator.

Shockwave Custom G1 Transformers Henkei Figure by Sabrina Ng

Custom Henkei Transformers Shockwave

Custom Henkei Transformers Shockwave

Sabrina Ng is at it again with a fully loaded Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave.  What I love about this figure is that it looks like the G1 classic figure in robot mode and in alternate mode he looks like a  futuristic battle station.  Let's read more about this great custom:

"Up for grabs today is Henkei Shockwave. Armed to the teeth and more. He was also modified at his back with a small hook to prevent him from toppling. Those with the shockblast figure should know what I mean. Rare earth magnets were used for the weapon add-ons. Shockwave is able to pose freely with his weapons. As usual, Shockwave was protected with Anti-UV clear and will last you for a long time to come!"

To view more photos of this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave.  If you are interested in commissioning her skills for a figure, get in touch with her at her website:

Megatron Custom Revenge of the Fallen Transformers Figure by Crefigz

Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron

Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron

Crefigz is back with a kick ass version of the leader of the Decepticons with his highly detailed Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron.  This has to be one of the most detailed Megatrons I have seen thus far from the ROTF line.  If you look at the photo above, there is scoring, many levels of paint shading and he even added molding to Megatron's head to achieve a more movie like look.  Pictures do tell a thousand words so head over to eBay and view the many photos he has over on his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Megatron page.

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch Custom Movie Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch

Frenzy.Rumble, who is best known for his Custom Transformers, has given the Avatar movie some attention with his Custom AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch.  I had the opportunity to see the movie in IMAX 3D and I must say it was well worth it.  I am usually not into 3D movies but the effects were very well done (and not overdone).  One of the vehicles in the movie allowed the soldiers to venture out on the planet Pandora to do some major damage.  Let's read more about how Frenzy.Rumble was inspired to do this vehicle:

"What an amazing film! On my way home from seeing this awesome movie, I decided to make a quick stop at a toy store and pick up some of the movie's toys. I started the customization process by fixing some of the weaker articulation. I proceeded to add some battle damage, and created/added a strap for the gun. I used a durable special chrome lacquer paint for the AMP's joints and gun parts."

To see more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch vehicle, head over to eBay!

G1 Transformers Optimus Prime Revenge of the Fallen Custom by Sabrina Ng

G1 Optimus Prime Revenge of the Fallen Custom

G1 Optimus Prime Revenge of the Fallen Custom

It has been a while since Sabrina Ng has listed a custom on eBay but her latest G1 Transformers Optimus Prime is well worth the wait.  Let's get up speed on what Sabrina has been up to:

"I had been practicing with new techniques and perfecting existing ones. Officially introducing Starburst Metallics.  This breakthrough technique allows me to achieve a higher colour saturation as compared to conventional techniques. Trust me when I say that the custom looks way better in real life than what the pictures can say. Deeper and more virbrant hues regardless of the colour that I am using.

For this version of G1 Prime, I literally dropped his whole silver stripe concept and decided on giving him an updated look. I wanted Prime to look more majestic thus the gold chrome on the front of his truck. He was airbrushed, detailed, shaded, dry brushed, chromed, blue LED modded and protected by a special anti UV component."

Her introduction of Starburst Metallics is great news for the customizing community and for fans of her work.  I thought she has her painting technique nailed down it is so great that she has perfected a new technique.  You can check out her G1 Transformers Optimus Prime over on eBay or you can also check out her NEW website at sabrinasabrina.com to see all of her latest customs and also if you need commission work done, shoot her an email.

Ratchet Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobot Collection by Frenzy.Rumble

Ark Autobot Charity Auction for the Make a Wish Foundation Spotlight: Ratchet (Article 8 of 11)

Up next in the Ark Autobot series is Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Ratchet.  According to Frenzy.Rumble, "Ratchet's factory paints were removed, then painted wtih a high gloss lacquer white. He was detailed using Testors Model Master Enamels."  This figure also pays homage to the G1 style of Ratchet but in a more updated look and feel.

Check out the original article for all 11 Ark Autobots!

Ironhide Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobot Collection by Frenzy.Rumble

Ark Autobot Charity Auction for the Make a Wish Foundation Spotlight: Ironhide (Article 7 of 11)

Giving good ole Ironhide an updated look, Frenzy.Rumble has given him a classic paint ap that reminds me of the G1 color scheme.  In robot mode, the plastic is made to look like steel to give it a very polished look.  This is 1 of 11 awesome figures for charity so be sure to head over to eBay and place your bid!

Check out the original article for all 11 Ark Autobots!

Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobots Charity Auction by 8 Artists from Procustomizers.com

G1 Ark Autobots Transformers Customs for Charity

G1 Ark Autobots Transformers Customs for Charity

The customizers over at Procustomizers.com are filled with tons of talent and lots of heart as they have just put up the largest collaboration effort I have seen with their Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobot collection!  All proceeds of this auction go to the Make a Wish Foundation.  I would like to personally thank all of the artists who worked on this.  Many of them I have featured on this website so here they are:

Bumblebee : by payton34
Cliffjumper : by bighank
Hound : by encline designs
Ironhide : by frenzyrumble
Jazz : by encline designs
Mirage : by thyvipera
Optimus Prime : by sabrina ng
Ratchet : by frenzyrumble
Sideswipe : by tonyzcustomzs
Sunstreaker : by tonyzcustomz
Wheeljack : by bighank

This is a 10 day auction so I will be doing individual write ups on each of the figures as the days go by so check back often!  In the meantime, head over to eBay and place your bid for this one of a kind opportunity to own this great collection of 11 G1 Custom Transformers Ark Autobots by a group of very talented people!

Toxic Zombie Jetfire Custom Transformers Classics Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Toxic Zombie Jetfire

Custom Toxic Zombie Jetfire

Halloween brings out another side in customers.  I am used to seeing the Marvel Legends figures done up Zombie style but this is the first Transformers figure I have seen done this way and I have to say I am liking it!  To commemorate Halloween 2009, Frenzy.Rumble has created this one of a kind Custom Toxic Zombie Transformers Jetfire figure.  What you are seeing in the photo above is not an optical illusion but a "special mix of paint and micoscopic beads to create the 'toxic slime' effect" that glows in the dark.  This figure looks awesome in robot mode as well so if you want to view more photos, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Toxic Zombie Transformers Jetfire figure.

Shockwave Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Figure by BoskoesToys

Shockwave Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure

Shockwave Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure

What I love about BoskoesToys is that they are always striving to create new figures for toy lines and there latest Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Shockwave figure is no exception.  I agree with Boskoes when they said it is a shame that Shockwave did not make it into the movie but if it did, Hasbro would have made a terrible figure so we need people like Boskoes to introduce old characters that did not get any screen time.  The alternate mode is very interesting as they made this figure transform into a Power Station:

Shockwave Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure

Lion-O Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Figure by BoskoesToys

Lion-O Thundercats Custom Marvel Legends Figure

Lion-O Thundercats Custom Marvel Legends Figure

BoskoesToys does many toy lines really well and their Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-O figure is no exception.  They have a knack for capturing the true spirit of the original Thundercats cartoon figures with a fresh, updated figure.  I have to agree with Boskoes when they say that this is their best recipe for a Lion-O figure they have made to date.  Some of my favorite parts of this custom include the Sword of Omens, which was Lion-O's right hand weapon.  The hair and the face are spot on to the classic series character and the seriousness of the expression on his face give the figure a heroic personality.  If you want to know what other special character this figure comes with, head over to eBay and check out BoskoesToys' Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats Lion-O figure.