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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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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!
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:
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!
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com. Also, my full portfolio can be seen on flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/sets/
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
The Fallen is still one of my favorite figures from the Transformers 2 movie and Frenzy.Rumble was worked his magic, skill, and expertise with this Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure. The painting technique looks like this figure is glowing molten red. To see how Frenzy.Rumble achieves this look, here is a little more on the types of paint he uses:
"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!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with."
The way the plastic was painted makes it look like metal. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure.
On the heals of Frenzy.Rumble's ROTF Devastator comes his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Jolt figure. What I love about Frenzy.Rumble's creativity is that he is always thinking of ways to make things better beyond a paint app. Here are some examples of this from his current figure:
- Head modified allowing it to have more range of movement
- Working dual "electro-whips" easily attach to back of figure with easy to access on/off buttons. The batteries are also easily changeable.
- Sparking light up chest - with transparent blue plastic; small button inside activates blinking light display (see video below for demonstration) Batteries are also accessible for change if ever needed.
Check out more photos of his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Jolt figure on eBay!
It was only a matter of time before this behemoth of a Transformers hit the scene and I am happy to see that one of my favorite customizers taking on this challenge. If you follow Frenzy.Rumble on Twitter and put 2 and 2 together, you could have guessed that he was working this Custom Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Transformers figure. When Devastator formed in the movie, it was one of the highlights for me and it is great to see that Frenzy.Rumble has give each of the six figures his undivided attention to make this figure the work of art that it is. Some of my favorite parts of this custom are the added articulation in key areas and the ability for the vortex to stay open like in the movie. Make the jump to eBay to see Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Transformers figure in all its glory!
Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime is ending today in 4 hours! This is the most viewed custom I have seen in a very long time. It is about the break the 15K view mark so head over there and place a bid while you still can!
Another high point on the Revenge of the Fallen movie was when Sam used the Matrix to bring Optimus back to life and Jetfire sacrificed himself for spare parts so that Prime could fend off and defeat the The Fallen. Frenzy.Rumble has captured this aspect of the movie in super high detail with his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure, which uses Leader Class Prime and Jetfire figures. Another favorite figure for me was Jetfire and although I have not spotted any figures in retail stores, I will be keeping my eyes out that one as it looks cool. The one thing I really love about all of Frenzy.Rumble's is that he makes excellent choices with repsect to paint apps and modifications. It seems like the mods are all in the right places and the paint aps are bullet proof. I can't possibly write about all of the amazing aspects of this figure so here is Frenzy.Rumble to tell you more about it:
Optimus Prime Modifications and Details
- "Truck Mode" flames were meticulously "traced" on computer using oversized images of the real truck, printed and sized accordingly, then processed and plotted onto high performance vinyl creating perfect stencils. The flames were then air brushed and hand pin-striped.
- Real chrome paint on front grill, bumper, exhausts, rims and other areas. Protected with industrial strength clear coat via air brush.
- Extra accessories fitted; chrome rear view mirrors and exhaust pipes, red and blue wiring on the back of the cab.
- Fully articulated hands with rotation at the wrists (allowing him to hold bonus items to be seen later....)
- Ultra shiny and durable lacquer paints used.
Jetfire Modifications and Details
- Meticulously detailed, every wire, gear, detail.... painted to look like the real deal.
- 5mm ultra-bright blue LED lights added to his jet turbines which are activated through reliable switches.
- Arm "kibble" modified so that it is removable, giving his robot form a much more accurate appearance.
- Articulated fingers and hands with rotation at the wrists. The "out of box" Jetfire has "fused fingers"
- Ultra matte finish on his alt mode ; SR-71 Blackbird.
- Modified head allowing him to look right and left
- Added jet wings to his lower legs and chest
- Fixed the shoulder pads to better resemble the on-screen and concept art.
- Added parts to his feet to give a more accurate look to the on-screen and concept art.
- Created "alternate" transformation sequence to really make him one-of-kind and more movie accurate.
Head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure from Frenzy.Rumble.
Arguably the funniest Autobot duo to debut, Frenzy.Rumble has these two protector comedians up this week with his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures. Here are some of the modifications and highlights you can expect for these figures:
"For Skids, I made some changes to the way his transformation works. His head now moves more freely while in robot mode, allowing full articulation. I've also added a major overhaul to the alt (car) mode, to better represent the actual car. This included some work on the front lights, running boards, and tail lights. Mudflap's shoulder have been modified to better position his arms. His head was also "fixed up" a bit to allow more articulation, his car mode was also completely revamped to appear more like the real deal."
Frenzy.Rumble is one of the best customizers out there so be sure to check out his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures.
I have said it before and I will say it again...these are the figures that should have been made for the Revenge of the Fallen Movie! Not only is Frenzy.Rumble keeping himself busy, he is going above and beyond the call of duty and this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime is yet another example of his talent. The paint aps are stunning and I urge you to head over to eBay and check out more photos of this stellar looking Optimus Prime.
Soundwave's dog has come a long way since the little puppy we saw wreak havoc on the Autobots in the 80's. This week, Frenzy.Rumble applies his magic and talent and created this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure. The paint aps on this figure look like metal and the detailing brings out the intricate robotic parts of this great figure. To read more about the quality that Frenzy.Rumble pours into each figure, check out his process below:
Enter...RAVAGE, a minion of Soundwave and Decepticon spy. All paints used in the process were 100% 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!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with.
The great thing I like about all of Frenzy.Rumble's listings is that he takes so many photos so if you want to check out more, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure.
The Fallen from the new Transformers Revenge of the Fallen line has to be one of my favorite looking toys to date for the Movie line. Frenzy.Rumble has taken the stock Hasbro figure and turned it into a work of art. His Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure is actually the second figure he has done for the line (I think he forgot he did an ROTF Soundwave in December 2008). I love the finish on the figure as it makes the orange accents pop on the figure and appear that the colors are running through the figure. Let's hear more about this figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:
"Here's my first (of many to come) custom Revenge of the Fallen figures...the big boss himself "The Fallen" Little is known about this meanie, but he's bad, mean, and he likes to kill Autobots. What's not to like? All paints used in the process were 100% 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!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around." to detail with."
To view more photos and place a bid on this awesome ROTF Decepticon, head over to eBay to take a closer look at his Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure!
Frenzy.Rumble has a pair of Decepticon troublemakers up for sale this week with his Custom G1 Transformers Battle Chargers figures. It is cool when customizers create figures that mean something to them because you know that extra care has gone into them to make them the very best they could be. I am happy to see these two together in this auction because one would not look right without the other. Let's learn more about these cool figures from Frenzy.Rumble himself:
I customized these twins with a more modern spin. Both Runabout and Runamuck are included in this auction, as well as some great bonus items coming later this week. This mischievious Decepticon Battlecharger Duo is a must have for any Transformer fan. Some cool features of these figures include:
- Fully poseable "frenzyrumble" signature hands, in ball joints, giving proper articulation
- Metallic flake "iridecint" paints on their alt (car) modes....colors change and appear tinted to different hues when at certain angles
- Cast, one of a king, scratch-built heads
To see more photos or to place a bid on these great figures, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Battle Chargers figures.
Frenzy.Rumble has a one of a kind creation up this week with his Custom Transformers Autobot X figure. He also refers to this figure as Autobot Spike but nonetheless, it is an amazing piece that shows off his talent and creativity. To give us the run down of the features of this awesome figure, here is Frenzy.Rumble:
- Roughly 50 points of articulation and/or moving parts!
- Head's scratch built, using a Sigma 6 Joe face, refined and "chiseled" then building the rest around it with clay and styrene.
- Eyes light up thanks to a small LED inside his head. Also harnessed in his head is the battery pack and switch on back. The batteries are easily accessible and replaceable.
- Head sits on a ball joint.
- Porsche shoulder on his right is cut and reshaped from a die cast model.
- On his back are opening rocket packs. They swing open and the rocket/engine slides down and out.
- In his chest is a sound chips, triggered by a small button on his back. The sound chip plays the "transformation noise."
- His upper right arm has a small door which opens to reveal gears inside.
- His lower right arm has a small door also, which reveals a canon (shown later)
- Right Hand is from MP Prime (man that hurt cutting him up for this, but the size was perfect)
- Left upper arm "post thing" up top near his shoulder is on a hinge, allowing that arm to extend to any position (if it remained sticking straight up, it would collide with the shoulder)
- Door on back right is from a second die cast model car, the mirror is real glass (what?)
- Lower left arm has red laser light inside it, pressing the front of this forearm illuminated the canon's recessed areas, canon tip, and 2 small holes on the sides of the forearms.
- Right leg bottom has scratch-built working hydraulic.
- He's over 11" tall
He already has bonus item #1 up and here it is (operation table):
To see more photos of this amazing piece, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Autobot X figure.
It is really great to see teamwork and I could not ask for two better people to put their skills to the test and collaborate to form one of the greatest customs I have seen. Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng bring you their Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure, which displays talents from both Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng. Frenzy Rumble, with his sculpting and keen eye for design, combined with Sabrina Ng's bullet proof paint aps, have created one of the most sought after customs I have seen in a long time. I am struck by the attention to detail in the design of this Devastator and it looks like no aspect was left untouched. Let's read more about how this collaboration got started from Frenzy.Rumble:
"Blown away by the talented painting of fellow artist Sabrina Ng and her custom Transformer auctions, we got in contact with one another. We decided to collaborate our skills, talents, and passions to bring you this "Anniversary Edition" Devastator custom Transformer. It was built by me some time ago, and he was shipped and took a little vacation in Singapore. While there, Sabrina painted and gave him her magical touch. Devastator was then sent back the the United States where I did some minor engineering updates, installed the electronics and took his photos."
To truly appreciate the fine details that went into this collaborative effort, head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure.
Pulling out all the stops and literally going for gold, Frenzy.Rumble has outdone himself and 24 karat gold painted various parts of this exclusive Custom Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock figure. Just to be clear, all of the gold details on Frenzy.Rumble's Grimlock (excluding his chest) are real gold lead, which is 24 karat. Let's outline the other details of this figure:
- Small button changes the eye colors of Grimlock's robot mode AND dinosaur mode (red or blue)
- Button "snaps" his mouth closed
- Red LED light in hand light up his energon sword (included) and energon blaster (also included) through small button on his shoulder
- Several parts on this custom are die cast
- Tail swivels and connects to neck in dinosaur mode
This giant masterpiece figure has been air brushed with automotive primer. Layers of lacquer and enamel paints ensure the BEST possible paint to withstand transformation and usage. Every detail has been meticulously painted and highlighted. He was primed with a special plastic adhering primer, base coated (via air brush) with a strong enamel based neutral gray. He was then coated with lacquer based gray, then coated with a metallic clear coat - finally sealed with Testor's "dull coat" sealer. Grimlock's paint is VERY durable, strong and colorfast (will retain it's hue for MANY years and is immune to UV damage).
Seriously, this paint ap looks phenomenal so don't miss you chance to own this one of a kind Custom Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock figure that is decked out in 24 karat gold accents.
Hot on the heels of his Custom G1 Inferno come Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Universe Grapple figure. Hasbro is known for taking a toy and making many paint variations and modifications to it and Grapple and Inferno (along with Ironhide and Ratchet) were no exceptions so I was very happy to see figure. I think Frenzy.Rumble nailed the yellow color and did an excellent job with constructing the hook and hydraulic crane. He also added some great effects which you can view below:embedded by Embedded Video
To view the stunning photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Universe Grapple figure.
Frenzy.Rumble just made a great addition to his Custom Transformers Universe Inferno figure by adding the classic Generation 1 style ladder. I don't know why this was not part of the original design but it is customizers like Frenzy.Rumble that do the jobs the toy companies fail to do year after year.
Frenzy.Rumble has the ability to take a mediocre figure (at best) and turn it into a figure that you will want to have as the centerpiece of your collection. The intricate detail to his Custom Transformers Universe Inferno figure must takes talent to transform the plastic into a realistic looking fire truck and is a 1000% improvement to the Transformers Universe figure. There are many subtleties to this figure and I like the way that he has made the tires realistic looking (if you remember the original figure, it had red rims) as well as the hoses, the lights, and bumpers. It takes a lot of patience to do this work but as you can see it is very rewarding. My favorite part of this custom is the Autobot symbol on the front, which for G1 fans, is how the original Inferno rolled! To see more photos of this great custom, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Universe Inferno figure.
A couple days ago I featured Frenzy.Rumble's Custom 18" Defensor figure and today he has his first bonus installment. The winner of this figure will get to choose from the colors above. Which set of eyes do you think would look the best? If you have a preference, take the poll I just created located in the right bottom module.
Frenzy.Rumble has outdone himself again and who would of thought he could top his Custom Devastator Combiner I featured a few weeks ago? This week, he has tackled one of the great G1 combiners of the 80's with his Custom 18" Defensor figure, which is made up of the five Protectobots (Hot Spot, Blades, Streetwise, Groove, and First Aid) you see below:
Frenzy.Rumble did a bang up job capturing the essence of this classic combiner with the color choice, which is spot on, and his choice of figures. He also added some great features, which include LED lights that flash and siren sounds. I was told by Frenzy.Rumble himself that he will have 5 bonus items throughout the duration of this auction so check back often to get the latest updates! Not only is Frenzy.Rumble one of the best customizers out there, he also is a stunning photographer who takes the coolest pictures of his customs so head over to eBay and check out more photos and place a bid while you are there for his Custom 18" Defensor figure.
Getting his hands on the rare Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen figure, Frenzy.Rumble has once again worked his magic and turned this mediocre Soundwave into a figure worthy enough for Megatron. His Custom Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave is the first of its kind that I have seen customized and kudos to Frenzy.Rumble for seeking this one out and doing a bang up job! Let's remind ourselves about how Soundwave used to look before the customization:
The original figure is quite dreadful but par for the course for Hasbro. Let's look at the vehicle mode customized:
I like the way Frenzy.Rumble used the same color palate and really enhanced this figure to bring out the intricacies of the figure. The detail simply gets lost in the original figure. If you want a chance to own this awesome figure WAY before it is released, head over to eBay and bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers 2 Revenge of the Fallen Soundwave.
Frenzy.Rumble is back on the scene with an exclusive treat that will not be out in the US for another few weeks and the best part is that they are customized in their Generation 1 likeness. His Custom Transformers Universe Hound and Ravage figures are the epitome of the 1980's and Frenzy.Rumble has outdone himself once again by using the very effective olive green (for Hound) and silver and black (for Ravage) to capture that G1 flavor that fans clamor for. Like all of Frenzy.Rumble's customs, the finish and paint aps are like glass and you know that he goes out of his way to please fans. Let's learn more about these great customs from the source:
"Hound was one of my favorite Autobots as a kid, and who doesn't love Ravage? Transformer Universe Hound and Ravage won't be available in US retaill for another month, but here they are ...and they're customized. With Hound, I removed the existing hands, and replaced them with fully poseable hands, which can point, wave, make a fist and more. These new hands actually fold into the forearms when transforming into alternate mode. I achieved Hound's awesome green color using 6 shades of green. All the detail was painful to add on, but suits the figure very well. His Jeep mirrors are painted with chrome to give a great reflection. I later added custom made decals, such as the faction symbol, army stars and vehicle ID tags. There's even been a custom California license plate added with the text : HOUND1. I also replaced the ugly tires which this figure came with for some authentic Jeep Wrangler rubber type tires. For Ravage, I repainted the entire figure and added a metallic look to his limbs, a faction symbol, and tiny details, like glowing red eyes and shiny silver teeth.
All paints used in the process were 100% 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!)? I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations. This is a must-have and definite collectible for G1 and movie fans alike"
Head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Universe Hound and Ravage figures!
The War Within Transformers comic book mini-series takes place on Cybertron before the Transformers came to earth. Building upon this theme, Frenzy.Rumble has created his version of a Cybertronian Tank in the form of this Custom Transformers War Within Grimlock figure. Using the Transformers Universe Onslaught as the base figure, Frenzy.Rumble has really made this figure his own and given it a completely fresh look with a familiar face. The paint aps are stunning on this figure and he gives the vehicle mode some cool extras, not to mention the killer battle scars. Let's read more about how Frenzy.Rumble made this great figure:
"There's lots of cool extras and customizing done on Grimlock. To start, I resculpted the head to best resemble Grimlock, I painted the visor red, and the eyes light up using a small button on his back. The gray base color was achieved using several shades of gray, all the way to an almost white. The gun comes from a Gundam model kit and was painted to match this custom. The gun was also custom made, and the ammo belt actually fits into a small groove on the gun. He also makes lots of sounds... and lights up in various spots (alt mode lights on top)!!! As for the alt mode (Cybertronian Tank)... I wanted to give Grimlock maximum firepower. I made some custom guns that mount onto small pegs up towards the front. The guns can pivot upwards, downwards, and slightly outwards so Grimlock won't have a problem locking onto any target. I also added some accessories to his alt mode, like the metal sections towards the back, the pipes on his back door, and the spare tire."
Over at Frenzy.Rumble's auction page, he has some killer photos so be sure to check out his Custom Transformers War Within Grimlock figure on eBay today!
If this custom could not get any sicker, Frenzy.Rumble has added his third bonus installment in the form of kickass forearm cannons! Here is more detail on them from the source:
"These custom made arm cannon guns fit perfectly on Menasor's forearms. On each of these guns, fit the small pistols from the individual Stunticons. If you look in the slide show above, you will see these guns all split apart and match a Stunticon. Yellowfor Dragstrip, maroonfor Deadend, redfor Wildrider, and whitefor Breakdown. Each arm cannon holds 2 pistols, giving Menasor maximum autobot blasting power."
If this custom could not get any hotter, Frenzy.Rumble has just informed me that he added Motormaster's Trailer to the most sought after Custom Transformers G1 Menasor Combiner figure. Check out the original review of Menasor to see the other figures in all thier glory.
When I first saw Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Menasor G1 figure I was at a loss for words, which is not good for a blogger When I composed myself, I began looking closer at this work of art that stands over 17" tall and began to see how awesome this figure truly is. Due to the fact that the sum of the parts make the whole, let me start with the Stunticons themselves:
Let me stress that this is not a repaint of the G1 Menesor but it is actually 5 distinct Stunitcons that combine to make Menasor. Each Stunticon looks to be painstakingly detailed and Menasor is the beautiful creation that is made up of them. The colors on this one remind me a lot of the Generation 1 combiner and each figure resembles their former self from the 1980's. Stay tuned for updates as Frenzy.Rumble has informed us that there will be 3 bonuses added to his Custom Transformers Menasor G1 as it progresses for check back often.
Taking on the minibot, FrenzyRumble uses the Transformers Universe line as a base for his Custom Transformers Animated G1 Powerglide figure. There is nothing mini about this Autobot as the Transformers Universe line gave this little a hero an upgrade to Ultra Class. Giving Powerglide a much needed Generation 1 makeover, FrenzyRumble describes his painting technique and process to get his figures just right:
"This time around, I actually dyed the original figure in a burgundy plastic dye bath. This tedious process left my stove and hands bright red for a week, but more importantly changed the white plastic to a deep burgundy red. This ensures any scratches, dings, etc, would only expose burgundy, rather than white. Like all my customs, I went over the edge with detail. EVERY detail is painted to perfection. The red was actually achieved using various blending and dry brushing techniques. There are roughly 10 or more shades of red. The arms and legs were painted in various shades of metallic silvers, golds, coppers, and gunmetal. Nothing beats the amazing results from enamel metallics....it will actually shimmer in the light. On Powerglide's plane mode, there is an American flag (which can be changed to your countries' flag) and near his cockpit, are traditional "kill point" markings, showing the number of Decepticons he's taken down. All paints used in the process were 100% 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!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations. In addition, he's got lots of sounds and lights. Pressing a small button in Warthog (plane) mode the cockpit and jet exhausts light up. Pressing that same button in robot mode lights up his eyes (although painted light blue to resemble his cartoon persona) This is a must-have and definite collectible for G1 and movie fans alike. "
I am also excited to inform you that FrenzyRumble has decided to make customs his full time passion so I am expecting many more great Custom Transformers in the future so stay tuned!
I never thought I would be writing about another Punch Counterpunch custom but here I am! This week, Frenzy.Rumble has remade a Generation 1 classic figure with his Custom Transformers Punch Counterpunch figure. Made from the Transformers Universe Sunstreaker figure, one of the coolest features about this custom are the customs lasers for each figure (which you can view below). This is one of the coolest customs because it is like getting two robots in one. The car mode is really slick and simple the red rims compliment the figure nicely. Find out how much blood, sweat, and tears (of joy of course), went into making this figure by reading more below:
The auction is for one transformer, with 2 robot forms; Counterpunch (the Decepticon) and Punch (the Autobot). Read the "Character Description" below to learn more about this awesome double-spy Transformer. To make his head, I actually took 2 other Transformer heads, cut them in half and welded them together with apoxy resin. His hands are articulated too! There are arm-mounted lasers for both Autobot and Decepticon forms, which shoot a real powerful laser light. Counterpunch is the version with blacks and blues, his laser is RED. Punch is the version with the yellow shoulders and chest, his laser is BLUE. There's even an authentic working heat sensitive faction symbol on his chest. This figure has been meticulously detailed with several shades of silver, blue and yellow, an array of metallic colors, and many other colors. EVERY detail is painted to perfection. All paints used in the process were 100% enamels, 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!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, all matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations.
For your chance to own a one of a kind custom from a true passionate artist, head over to eBay and place a bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Punch Counterpunch figure.
The winner of frenzy.rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Devastator will get to decide what his next custom will be. How's about that for power!
Custom painted and modified giant gun connects to the Power Jet Pack. This gun fits nicely in either of Devastator's hands. The gun has 4 different unique attachments, which actually make reloading and attaching noises when you change them.· There is a VERY powerful green laser light inside the gun, which activates and adapts to each attachment. Each attachment lights up differently. The laser is so powerful it will light up a small dark room, and can even be seen on an object many feet away.· You can see detailed pictures of each gun attachement in the slideshow above, or in the newly added pictures for this auction.Gun Names and Descriptions:· The Monsuta - This Plasma cannon fires heat-seeking plasma bombs · The Star Killer - The largest of Devastator's guns, this laser rifle fires a concentrated energon beam over 40,000 degrees Celcius.· The Firestarter - Energon infused flame-thrower shoots long range 'super-magma'. · The Plasma Cutter - This spinning blade of titanium cuts through Autobots like hot butter.* Please check out the slideshow and new pics added to the auction today for detailed shots. And to you all....Good luck bidding!!!
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When frenzy.rumble tackles a Transformers project, he goes BIG! Take a look at his latest creation, a 16" Custom Transformers Devastator Combiner figure. I really like frenzy.rumble's artistic liberties he has taken with this behemoth as I think it is a vast improvement to the original Devastator while still retaining the classic Generation 1 styling we all know and love. First off, you may notice the absence of a pretty dominant color purple that was the focal point of the 1980's classic. He has gone with a metallic look where there used to be purple and I think that adds very much to the look and feel of the figure. You can tell that this combiner has been painstakingly painted (as you can read below) as frenzy.rumble has achieved a nice Constructicon hue. frenzy.rumble goes into a bit more detail on how he created his masterpiece:
"Devastator is a combiner! This means he is 6 individual Constructicons that transform into construction vehicles, which combine into 1 gigantic Decepticon. In the slideshow below, you can scroll through the various pictures of each of these Constructicons, please note; there are 3 pages of slides. But if these aren't enough, to see many more pictures (including how this masterpiece was created) search "frenzyrumble" on Google. (It should be the 1st result returned)There are over 30 points of articulation on Devastator.... his head is on a ball joint, waist slightly rotates, shoulders move in and out, arms have 360 rotation front/back ways, elbows bend, forearms rotate in and out, all fingers (minus thumbs) have 3 points each, leg/hip moves outwards and back, knees bend, lower legs rotate outward/inwards, feet pivot on ankle (Mixmaster only.) I built this custom starting with 6 individual transformers, which I completely took apart, removed any factory paint, and primed with plastic primer, which provides a very durable protective under paint. All paint you see is 100% enamel. It's harder, and more durable than the customs you'll see painted in acrylic. Also, enamel paints are 'color-fast'; meaning they will retain their original color for 10+ years, whereas acrylics typically fade after 2-3 years. The yellowish-green is a result of 5 different shades. The silver metal robot parts on him were painted in 6 shades of silver, to give the ultimate metallic look."
I will be revisiting this figure when frenzy.rumble adds his signature bonus later on in the auction. Bid on this awesome Custom Transformers Devastator figure on eBay today!