Category Archives: Star Wars
Thanks to leaked photos of the Star Wars Episode 7 The Force Awakens, we get to enjoy customs made from the movie a whole heck of a lot earlier. Kylo Ren was first revealed in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens back on November 28, 2014 and if the customs that are starting to come out are any indication of what is in store once more trailers get released, fans are in for a treat! Take this Custom Star Wars Force Awakens Kylo Ren figure as an example of what is to come! Standing 6 inches tall with his with the tri-blade lightsaber and the soft cloak, this figure resembles the leaked figure (seen below) and will fit in with your Star Wars Black collection.
Solving the scalability issue is Ubrikkian Shipyards' massive Custom Star Wars Jabba's Sail Barge that is over 3 feet long! With respect to off the shelf Star Wars vehicles, this Sail Barge is gigantic. One thing that always irked me about the vehicles in the Star Wars line was that none of them were to scale with the figures. I get it...it would bankrupt the toy companies and collectors would have to buy bigger homes for their toys but the figures never looked right next to the vehicles. Another aspect I like about this custom is the customizer himself as he wrote a witty and funny listing:
Ubrikkian Shipyards (ie. me in my basement) has been busy at the direction of his royal slugness building a new sailbarge after the disaster at the Sarlacc Pit. Up for your consideration is a voluminous Luxury Sail Barge for the Hutt family. A fully detailed, built from the ground up, custom Sail Barge ready to sail the sands of Tatooine. You can almost hear the music from Max Rebo's organ and Jabba's sinister laugh as he gets ready to feed another victim to the Sarlaac. This huge custom (38" L x 20" T x 15" W and weighs less than 10 lbs) has it all:
Room for all your figures to include a luxury suite that fits Jabba's entire girth and entourage
Deck planks with anchor chains and hatch doors that open to the spacious cantina below
A large cantinia with Jabba's mural, stairs to upper decks and large openings to place and view your figures
Realistically weathered hull and engines with windows that open
And of course those wonderful orange sails that really bring the barge to life.
The Sail Barge is also well designed and and thought out. In the Star Wars Universe, if it gets blown up, you build a version 2 but instead of making the same mistakes twice (hence the Death Star and Death Star v2), Ubrikkian Shipyards made some much needed enhancements. For example, the viewing ports are very large so Jabba can view the carnage without obstruction. If you are a Star Wars collector this Custom Sail Barge is a must for any collection!
With the Star Wars Black 6" series, the Marvel Universe and the icons from a Galaxy far far away were destined to collide. Fanboy Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Boba Fett Deadpool crossover figure is a thing of beauty! The two concepts gel together and play off of each so well. For example, the classic Deadpool eyes are integrated into Boba Fett's helmet in a way that is so natural. You will also notice a Deadpool belt buckle instead of a Mandalorian symbol. The color of the armor is just right and the addition of soft goods and sculpted holsters takes this figure to another level.
The brown soft cape, the belt, and the holsters compliment the armor and give the figure a classic look. It is this attention to detail that really blows me away. If you look closely at the holster, you can see very small stitching, which gives the piece a very realistic feel.
Other really cool aspects of the figure center around the weaponry and jet pack. I also think I see a Rubik's cube on the back of the figure, which I assume is there for when Boba needs a break from his Bounty Hunter escapades or when he is plotting his next mission.
This figure is on the top of my list for the most coolest, well designed figures I have seen in 2015 and to make this your own, head over to eBay and place a bid on Fanboy Toys' Custom Marvel Legends Boba Fett Deadpool crossover figure.
I can't deny that when I first saw the Star Wars Episode 7 Force Awakens trailer, I felt like a little kid again. The very first image of we saw in the teaser trailer will be burned into my memory and Kimota has immortalized this iconic continuation of the Star Wars saga with this Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure.
Recreating a new version of Stormtrooper armor, Kimota has done a fantastic job replicating this armor from the movie and translating it into a fully poseable 6" action figure modeled from the Star Wars Black line.
To own this unique, one of a kind Custom Force Awakens Stormtrooper 6" figure, head over to eBay!
Customizers have many unique skills and one of them is the ability to look at figures that large toy companies are producing and repurpose them into amazing looking figures. Take EniamRej's Custom Star Wars Darth Malgus figure, for example. He took a Marvel Legends Electro figure and was able to create a killer Star Wars figure that would rival anything that the major toy companies are putting out right now. First, the sculpting of the armor on the chest plate and other parts of the suit are superb, especially for a 6" scale Star Wars figure. Historically, Star Wars figures are produced in 3.75" scale but they are now starting to make larger figures with their Black Series. In addition, this figure has a variety of accessories as well as an additional head, which changes up the look of the figure. The eyes on the figure on both head sculpts are captivating and engaging. EniamRej's Custom Star Wars Darth Malgus figure is available for Buy it Now on eBay so make sure to snatch it up while you still can!
"You don't know the power of the dark side!!!" I have always thought that Darth Vader kept his armor pretty clean while gallivanting all over the galaxy but Stronox has depicted the dark lord of the Sith as a war torn leader with his Custom Battle Damaged Darth Vader figure. I always thought it would be cool to see Vader's mechanics as his armor was blasted and chipped away. There are very subtle aspects this custom that make it great and add to the realism. For example, on Vader's left leg, you see where the metal meets the flesh where the lower leg connects to the meaty part of his burnt thigh. The figure also comes with a removable helmet, which looks like it has taken a licken too! To see more photos, check out Stronox's Custom Battle Damaged Darth Vader figure!
Since it is Father's Day, I saw it fitting to feature custom that fits in with the theme of the day and mod-ulicious' Custom Cosplay Steampunk Darth Vader Helmet fit the bill. If you are into Steampunk, Star Wars, and Cosplay, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship and the start of your own Steampunk Darth Vader costume. The coloring and riveting job done on this helmet is stellar and if I could imagine what a Steampunk style Darth Vader helmet would like like, this would it. Imagine what you could do with this! Happy Father Day to all of the Dad's out there!
As I Am Boba Fett said, "The Elomin species has never been made in action figure form by Hasbro," and I think I have to agree with him. Building upon comic art from the Star Wars Expanded Universe comes this Elomin Female Slave Custom figure. According to Wookiepedia, "The Elomin were horned humanoids from Elom who lived on the surface of the planet while another sentient species—the Elom—lived underground. An interesting factoid but I am more interested in the customizer's interpretation of this figure, which, if you have seen the comic art, it pretty dead on. I love the fact that a customizer is adding to the line up rather than Hasbro as attention to detail that customizers pay to figures is by far SO much better! I Am Boba Fett sums this figure up nicely when he said, "Need another slave girl for your Jabba the Hutt scene...or a female alien for your Cantina scene...here you go!" If you are, in fact, in dire need of a new figure to add to a cool new scene or just add to your collection of rare figures that will never see the light of day from Hasbro, check out I Am Boba Fett's Elomin Female Slave Custom Star Wars Expanded Universe figure.
"We are the Death Watch, descendants of the true warrior faith all Mandalorians once knew. Now my people are living in exile because we will not abandon our heritage. Our people were warriors. Strong. Feared! Now they're ruled by the New Mandalorians who think that being a pacifist is a good thing. They've given away our honor and tradition for peace. Duchess Satine and her corrupt leadership are crushing our souls, destroying our identity. That is our struggle."
―Pre Vizsla introducing the Death Watch to Darth Maul on Zanbar
The Star Wars Clone Wars series is a fantastic way for customizers to visualize new and exciting figures from the Star Wars Universe and Parasite Collectibles has create a killer set of Custom Mandalorians from Death Watch, which includes Pre Vizsla and two Mandalorians. It is always great to see new figures added to the line, especially when they are Mandalorians.
One of Darth Plagueis' greatest contributions to the Star Wars Universe was training Darth Sidious in the ways of the Sith and the dark side of the Force. By doing this, he enabled Palpatine to take control of the entire galaxy and bring about an age of the Sith along side of Darth Vader. Darksider80 has epitomized this iconic Sith Lord with his Custom Star Wars Darth Plagueis 3 3/4" figure. Uniting the concept art from various sources, it looks like this Darth Plagueis is an amalgamation of various comic forms of the Sith Lord into one cohesive and great looking figure. The skin texture that appears in the concept art was brilliantly translated onto the figure, giving him an Old Republic styling. Thanks to Darksider80 for giving us a glimpse of what Darth Plagueis would have looked like as an action figure!
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Growing up, Star Wars and GI Joe were the mainstays in my toy collection. I never really thought to cross the toy lines in battle. It never occurred to me to have Stormtroopers battle Duke and his gang of merry Joe's or have the Battle Android Troopers take on Luke Skywalker. When I first saw Psychotropic76's Custom Stellar Stiletto Rebel Starfighter, I knew there was something familiar about this one of a kind vehicle. After I remember its origins as a Cobra vehicle, I thought how cool is this!
Aside from the general shape of the Stellar Stiletto, this custom does not even resemble its former self pictured above. Giving the vehicle a Rebel scum makeover, this Starfighter looks like it belongs in one of the movies (in fact, if you look at the last picture, Psychotrpia76 has placed it in a cinema scene)! The carbon scoring and classic burgundy accents gives it the feel of a classic Star Wars vehicle. There is even a cool back story on this vehicle to make it fit right into the Star Wars Universe so head over to eBay and check out Psychotropia76's Custom Stellar Stiletto Rebel Starfighter and while you are there, place a bid to add this crossover to your Rebel alliance!
Mirko is a painter, sculpter and model film-faithful re-creator who specializes in creating film-inspired pieces. This week, Mirko has taken a very cool vehicle from the Star Wars universe and made it a thousand times better with his Custom MTT Droid Carrier and STAP. The Trade Federation Multi Troop Transport is actually a very cool vehicle but one of the aspects that is usually missing from off the shelf toys is that weathered and battle damaged look, which Mirko has added to this great vehicle. Taking a page out of the Sculpting the Galaxy book, Mirko has applied his skill and made a killer looking MTT that is sure to enhance your Star Wars collection. Not only did he do an amazing job weathering the scoring the outside of the vehicle but as much attention to detail has been paid to the inside of the vehicle. To see what I am talking about, head over to eBay and check out Mirko's Custom MTT Droid Carrier and STAP.
Taking the Sideshow Clone's to the next level and giving them a human look and feel is Darth Vegas' Custom Utapau Shadow Trooper and Clone Commander in 12" scale. I love when customizers build upon great figures and make them even better. I have a special affinity towards customs that look like actual people and Darth Vegas has mad skills in that department. I will also plug his Commander Ganch Head sculpt he has up for sale as well because that looks like a real human face!
According to Darth Vegas, "figure has been modified and weathered to help make it stand out in one's collection. An official Sideshow Toy Clone sculpt has been customized to give the trooper some character beyond the helmet. Admittedly, this particular one was influenced by the AMC show "HELL ON WHEELS"… gruff and scoundrel like, a true gun slinger amongst his ranks… It is a one of a kind rendition and will not be cast." The Hell on Wheels influence definitely gives this clone a unique look.
Custom Zero has solved one of my main issues with the Star Wars vehicle line...SCALE! I know that it is impossible for Hasbro to build vehicles that scale with the 3 3/4" figures but this is where talented customizers come in and this Custom Star Wars AT AT Walker stands 3.5 feet tall and is 4.2 feet long. This scale surpasses the Super Deluxe AT AT Walker that was produced in 2010 by over 1.5 feet! Custom Zero's AT AT Walker has some awesome battle damage and weather effects. Combined with LED's in various places and a one of kind design for the cockpit and the interior transport cargo area, this AT AT Walker is how I envisioned the Star Wars vehicle line to be some day. For now, Custom Zero is filling the gap with his 3.5 foot tall Custom Star Wars AT AT Walker.
Re-imagining the Star Wars universe in the Steampunk era styling is Sillof's Custom Star Wars Steampunk Bounty Hunter set. Sillof is a very talented and creative customizer who focuses on creating many different styles of Star Wars customs that range from Steampunk (like these figures) to West Wars (Star Wars characters fashioned to look like the Onld West) and World Wars (characters that look like they were from the WWII era). Recreating the Bounty Hunter line up from the Empire Strikes Back was a fantastic idea and all of the characters lend themselves to Steampunk style (yes even Bossk and Dengar)! To view each figure and to find out their Steampunkian names, head over to eBay and check out Sillof's Custom Star Wars Steampunk Bounty Hunter set!
"We will disperse into the galaxy in small numbers, masking ourselves, hiding amidst the enemy. We will infiltrate governments on every planet. All must be brought down for something new to be created. Together or alone, we will slip onto worlds and strike from the shadows. We will be invisible. We will be patient. All that exists will be torn apart from within. Darth Krayt's vision of the galaxy remade will be realized. He lives in us. The Sith will prevail."
―Darth Nihl (Star Wars: Legacy War 6)
- Katosuki has brought one of great Sith Lords to life with his Custom Star Wars Darth Nihl in Marvel Legends scale. Translating the concept art into plastic reality, this figure is a great blend of concept art from various imagery. I love the way the face was painted. The shoulder spikes molded to the armor bring out the comic like appearance of this Sith. If you collect Marvel Legends Star Wars figure, Katosuki's Custom Star Wars Darth Nihl in Marvel Legends scale figure is one to add to your collection!
A little color can go a long way. Growing up with the original Star Wars trilogy, the cruisers, tie fighters, and star ships were pretty bland and gray. Don't get me wrong, the vehicles in the Star Wars universe are classic but when the prequels came out, they started to introduce some subtle color. The Republic Cruisers added a nice cranberry red and it brought the vehicles to the next level, which is what MyAmazinValues has done to this 5000+ piece Custom Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon #10179. Replacing the few red bricks of color with a few shades of blue in the right places really gives this Lego Star Wars behemoth pop! Let me know your thoughts by posting a comment!
Darth Krayt served as a Jedi Master in the waning days of the Galactic Republic. Eventually falling to the dark side and proclaiming himself Dread Lord and Dark Lord of the Sith, he took the name "Darth Krayt". Stronox, using his skill and talent, has made this Dark Lord from the Expanded Universe with his Custom Star Wars Darth Krayt figure. What I love about customizers is that they are always trying to improve their figures and themselves. For example, here is how Stronox has modified this design:
"Darth Krayt's shoulder pads have been modified for better positioning giving his upper arms a better range of motion, has had his waist modified so he is a bit taller, and he has also been given articulated ankles for better poseability."
The armor on the figure is intricately designed, giving the plastic a metallic like look and feel. Another aspect of this custom that is really cool is that the helmet is removable, revealing the face of this Sith! To check out more photos or to place a bid on Stronox's Custom Star Wars Darth Krayt figure, head over to eBay!
I have seen some pretty cool mashups in my lifetime but sometimes customizers surprise me and think of unique combinations of figures and his Custom Deadpool Madalorian Star Wars Marvel blends the worlds of Marvel and Star Wars like you have never seen them before. Using two very popular figure concepts, the Deadpool figure comes through loud and clear in the color palette and the design of the helmet, which represents the mask. Underneath the helmet, you can see Mr. Wilson's pock marked scarred face. Overall, I love the concept and it was very well executed!
The 12" line from Sideshow Collectibles is wildly successful but sometimes customizers out do the professionals and Mattman1968's Custom Star Wars 12" Furry Chewbacca is one of those figures that is nicely executed and very well done! What a great idea to add fur to the Chewbacca figure and it makes him look so realistic. What is a Wookie without fur anyway? The way that the fur is applied makes the figure look like a costume and if you did not know the scale of the figure, it is easy to fooled by this figure. In the picture below, you can also see that Chewbacca is nicely scaled to fit with the Sideshow line.
Straight from the Brother's episode of Star Wars the Clone Wars comes Thinkinink1972's Custom Cyborg Darth Maul figure. I was excited about the reintroduction of Darth Maul into the Star Wars Clone Wars universe but I was not sure what to think after I saw the episode. I actually felt sorry Maul as he looked so pathetic and nothing like his former self as seen in Star Wars Episode 1, The Phantom Menace. That feeling of sorry carries over to this figure as Thinkinink1972 has done a tremendous job capturing the cartoon version of the Cyborg Darth Maul and his spider'like self. The limbs were fabricated from wire and clay and allow for a range of articulation. Recreating the mechanical spider legs and abdomen demonstrates Thinkinink197's creativity as well as skill as he has mastered fusing metal and plastic together to create a great work of art and a Star Wars figure you will definitely not be seeing in the stores! I really like the way the metal weaves around the legs and throughout the torso, creating the effect of many intricate parts making up the walking mechanisms that Maul scrounged from the galactic dump. There are many more photos over at Thinkinink1972's eBay listing so go check out his amazing Custom Cyborg Darth Maul figure.
There is not enough Star Wars to go around for my lifetime or any fan's lifetime I am sure of that! The movies are one thing but the story lines of the video games, books, and the television shows really bring the Star Wars universe to life. Customizers, like Katosuki, bring the on screen video game persona's to life and his latest Star Wars Old Republic Custom Marvel Legends Female Bounty Hunter is a testament to that. This figure is not in your typical 3 3/4" scale but a 6" figure more in keeping with the Marvel Legends scale figures. I provided a comparison shot in the photo above and as you can see, the figure that was created did a great job at capturing the overall look and feel of the figure while taking some liberties with the design - as customizers should! The Bounty Hunter definitely looks ready for action so if you want to check out more photos, head over to Katosuki's Star Wars Old Republic Custom Marvel Legends Female Bounty Hunter as he has some great shots of the figure!
Tonight (technically 12:01 am on Friday) marks the re-release of Star Wars Episode 1 so I thought I would feature a Star Wars Custom in honor of the movie premier. Tonight, Mastercloner has a Custom Shadow Airborne Trooper up this week that also doubles as an ARC Trooper. When I first saw this custom, I thought it might be a repaint of an Airborne Trooper from the ROTS line but as I dug deeper and investigated, it turns out that Mastercloner casts his own helmets, which are designed to pop on and off and fit perfectly on the bodies. I don't think Hasbro has produced a solid cast Airborne Trooper head so this may be the first. I thought the Shadow Airborne Trooper was a great idea because the figure lends itself to more stealth action.
Debuting fully in the Star Wars Force Unleashed video game, Stronox has created an amazing rendition of this Star Wars icon with his Custom Star Wars Expanded Universe Starkiller figure. Actually, you got a taste of the Starkiller character if you owned the Soulcalibur 4 game, which he made his first appearance. There are several aspects of this custom that drew me to it. First, the resemblance to the concept and character are spot on. From the outfit to the facial expression, this figure captures the look and feel of this figure very well. In addition, the way the figure was painted was outstanding. The shading that was applied gives the clothing depth and a feel of soft goods when the figure is actually plastic. Overall, this figure is very well executed! To view more photos of Stronox's Custom Star Wars Expanded Universe Starkiller figure, head over to eBay!
Darth Malgus is one of my favorite of the Sith Lords and Katosuki has captured his likeness with his Custom Marvel Legends Scale Darth Malgus figure. The painting and sculpting technique used to make this figure give it a rough and raw edge. The texture of the armor and the sculpting on the face give Malgus that battle hardened look. I typically like a soft cape to wrap the figure but the hard plastic cape featured here gives the cloak a flowing look that adds personality to the figure. Katosuki also has other custom Sith Lords this week so make sure after you have checked out his Custom Marvel Legends Scale Darth Malgus figure, go see what other surprises he has in store for you by viewing his other customs for sale.
Less than 5 hours away until this Custom Star Wars Old Republic Darth Malgus figure goes away forever (or until the next lucky soul puts it on eBay again). I must admit that I broke down and bought the complete Star Wars Saga on Blu Ray so I am back into the fantasy from the Galaxy far far away... I told myself that I would not buy them but I succumbed to the dark side. At any rate, this Darth Malgus custom is cool on several levels. First, it is not a toy that Hasbro will produce any time soon (or ever). Second, I really like how the face was designed as the figure looks like it has been through hell during the Great Galactic War. I love the pits and craters in the head and face as it reminds me of how Darth Vader looked when Luke removed his mask. The customizer did the video game character justice!
To commemorate the Star Wars Saga launching on Blu Ray in a couple days, I thought I would select my favorite custom in the Star Wars category. Capturing the magic and fantasy of the Star Wars Universe, myaprilsky has done an amazing job taking a model to the next level with his Custom Star Wars Light Up Republic Star Destroyer. Using the Revell model kit, this Star Destroyer contains LED's and fiber optics to achieve the special effects only seen in the movies. Using cutting edge technology, the base was made from scratch using Laser cutting machines and a 3D printer. The placement of the lights looks like it is a fully functioning Star Destroyer making its way through the galaxy. The custom base compliments the model so well as the lights and effects play so well off of each other!
Ever wonder what life would if Hasbro scaled the vehicles to the size of the figures? With Michael Fright's imagination and ingenuity, you can get a glimpse into a Star Wars universe that is the right size for the figures. This Custom AT AT Walker is just one example of Michael's craftsmanship. If you notice at the bottom of the photo, you will see small figures at the base of the feet of the AT AT Walker but these are actual 3 3/4 inch scale figures, which goes to show you how large this AT AT really is. Standing at 4 feet tall, this AT AT is how Star Wars vehicles should have been made!
Along with the scale being grandiose, the detail inside the AT AT is not spared. The photo above is a shot of the inside of the cockpit and there is plenty of room for figures in this amazing Custom AT AT Walker.
You have to admit that it takes a lot of imagination to recreate the Star Wars universe as the toy line lacks play sets to recreate your favorite Star Wars moments and scenes but this is where appspot comes in and he has created on of the greatest scenes from the Star Wars movies with his Custom Emperor's Throne Room Diorama from the Return of the Jedi movie. I have been a fan of appspot's dioramas ever since I came across his Custom Tantive Attack Diorama back on February of 2008. The diorama scales nicely with the figures as the dio is roomy enough to house Royal Guards, The Emperor, Luke, and Darth Vader. A wider shot reveals the scale of the diorama (see below). Measuring over 2 feet deep, this Throne Room is constructed of foam and wood and based on appspot's other Dioramas, it is of the utmost quality and craftsmanship. I can still remember the first time I got a glimpse of the Throne Room in the movie theater in 1986 watching Return of the Jedi and now you can relive this great scene by owning appspot's Custom Emperor's Throne Room Diorama and making it your own!
Sillof's Workshop has taken the Star Wars universe to the Victorian era with his Custom Steampunk Jango Fett 6" Star Wars figure. There are several aspects of the this figure that worth noting. First, the leg, forearm, and shoulder armor are intricately sculpted and the design fits very well with the Steampunk era. Second, I really like the sculpt for the helmet and the way the sides curve in, giving it depth and making it more interesting to look at. The riveting on the armor completes the look of this awesome Custom Steampunk Jango Fett 6" Star Wars figure.
With both Sideshow and Medicom producing 1/6 scale Star Wars figures, the line has had a tremendous influx of great figures but that does not mean there is still room for improvement. Lalla's Custom Star Wars 1/6 Scale Yoda is a great example of even Sideshow or Medicom figures can be made even better. Recasting Yoda's head and implanting what hair he had left (not too bad for 700 hundred years old), Lalla created a very authentic Yoda as he appeared in the Empire Strikes Back movie. The detailing on the figure brings out the emotion in the figure, which comes through in the eyes and coloring of Yoda. To view more photos of this awesome Custom Star Wars 1/6 Scale Yoda, head over to eBay!
Every now and then I like to feature some unique and one of kind customs and this week, D.B.'s Custom Cast Star Wars Heads caught my eye. The detail in the cast and head sculpt is spot on to the Star Wars figures that appear in the movies. Only the heads are for sale but this gives up and coming customizers a canvas to work with. Sometimes people need some help in the head sculpt department and this is where D.B comes in. Here is another look at another finished head:
The Star Wars vehicles that come off the shelf are pretty boring and bland with respect detail and paint schemes. Luckily there are people like Area Nifty One Customs and they have created a Custom AT-AT Imperial Walker and Snowspeeder that looks like it was pulled right from the Empire Strikes Back movie. You can hear and feel the AT AT bearing down on you and it is the realism that this custom portrays that puts me in the Battle of Hoth. The carbon scoring and gritty detailing is what makes this custom so great. The scoring also gives the vehicles some dept, which makes more look more realistic and less plastic than what they formerly looked like. If you have tromped through the snow before, you can imagine how dirty you get and this is the war torn effect that Area Nifty-One has achieved with the set of these two vehicles.
Introduced in Season 3 of Star Wars The Clone Wars animated series, Ingencorp has created this very cool Custom Lego Star Wars Savage Opress minifig. It was great to see the origins of Darth Maul and this minifig has captured the on screen appearance of Savage very well. The apoxie used to sculpt the horns and the outfit that Opress was seen in is a great addition to the figure. The horns are in scale with the minifig as the animated series appearance Opress' had very large scale horns compared to the head. Top the figure off with a custom double bladed lightsaber and this Dathomiri Zabrak, who lived as a member of the Nightbrother clan on Dathomir, is ready for action.
The Star Wars line is known for creating the most obscure characters that might have graced the silver screen for at most a few seconds and JackofTradze is perpetuating this stereotype with his set of two Custom Star Wars Tonnika Sisters, as they appeared in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars A New Hope. I feel like the jingle for a Double Mint commercial should be playing in everyone's head when they see these figures but I digress. For the completists out there who need every Star Wars figure that appeared in the movies, this set is a must have. Overall, the figures resemble the on screen characters fairly well. One area that would be hard to replicate is the hair given the on screen characters have their head wrapped up in tiny little braids. Overall, JackofTradze did a great job adding two new characters to the Star Wars line up with an updated look.
CallMeTheJoker epitomizes modern pop culture with his Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Custom figure set. The set includes, Peter as Han Solo, Brian as Chewbacca, Chris as Luke Skywalker, Lois as Princess Leia, Meg as The Trash Compactor Monster, and Stewie as Darth Vader. Doing an excellent job matching the cartoon renditions and turning them into plastic, the figures are a great addition to any Family Guy collection. Here are the close ups of the figures:
To place a bid on this one of a kind Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Custom figure set from CallMeTheJoker, head over to eBay!
The Mandalorians commonly act as mercenaries or bounty hunters and Mythic Customs has added to the army of hired guns with his Custom Mandalorian Commando figures he has up for sale this week:
I am always impressed with one of a kind outside of the box customs that continue or add to a toy line. Mythic Custom's gives the figures an updated look with respect to the armor and a more militaristic feel. Along with creating some killer figures, he even came up with some stellar names that would make George Lucas proud!
In the latest installment of the Clone Wars Animated series, a new Darth Maul'like character was introduced. Of the same lineage as Darth Maul, the new character was dubbed Savage Opress. He was implanted as a sleeper agent with the intention of killing Tyranus, a vehicle for Ventress' desire for vengeance after she had failed Count Dooku for the last time. Opress was donated to Tyranus as a new apprentice, under the guise of being a complimentary gift from Mother Talzin, the leader of the Nightsisters. JackOfTradze brings this new character to life with his Custom Star Wars Savage Opress figure. It is very cool to see another being like Darth Maul and this figure adapts the Clone Wars version and turns it into a classic Star Wars figure. With the signature long horns that adorn the head of of Opress, JackofTradze did a great job capturing the look and feel of the animated character.
The Medieval times, or Middle Ages, was a period of European history from the 5th century to the 15th century, roughly between the years 400 and 1500. Continuing with his period pieces, Pack Rat Studios created a stellar Custom Star Wars Medieval Boba Fett figure, which rounds out his line of classic era figures. When I was a kid, I remember visiting a tourist attraction in San Fransisco called the Medieval Torture Chamber, which was one of this wax museums close to Pier 39. They had a whole bunch of crazy devices in there from nail racks to other various and sundry devices to inflict pain. This Medieval Boba Fett figure reminds me of that visit to the torture chamber how the armor is done with the spikes protruding from the boots, shoulders, and helmet.
Looking at the way the armor was made, it keeps with the styling of the period where knights roamed the land and justice was used to ward off the threat from the Barbarians. Mixing the classic Boba Fett Star Wars armor and the armor from the period really meshes well together and once again, Pack Rat Studios has done a superb job with this Custom Star Wars Medieval Boba Fett figure.
Imagining a time where blasters and lightsabers were weapons of the future, PackRatStudios has created a very cool concept using one of the most classic Star Wars figures with his Custom Steampunk Boba Fett figure. Using a weathered copper look and feel, rivets and the power of steam to power his jet pack and weapons, the figure design keeps with the Steampunk era. My favorite parts of this custom are the weapons and backpack.
The rifle is a cool concept as you can imagine the bullet getting pushed out by a burst of steam, as well as the jet pack as Boba Fett rockets off to his next Bounty Hunting adventure. To view more photos and to place a bid on PackRatStudios' Custom Steampunk Boba Fett figure, head over to eBay.
This week, Pack Rat Studios has created some period pieces that are truly outstanding his latest World War 2 Custom Boba Fett figure is no exception. For those who don't know, I am a World War 2 history fiend so I was so excited to see one the classic Star Wars characters in 1940's garb. I love the direction Pack Rat Studios took with this figure as he successfully combined two very different worlds into one figure that melds the two back into one. For example, the uniform looks like it was pulled straight from the pages of history with the flared collared jacket with the two chevrons on the shoulder. I like that the only piece of armor Fett is wearing is on his head, like a real soldier of the 40's.
Giving Boba a Rocketeer look, the jet pack looks like it was assembled using the era style bombs and missiles. His helmet is removable and if you want to see what is underneath that metal head, check out more photos of Pack Rat Studios' World War 2 Custom Boba Fett figure.
Based on the Clone Wars animated series comes DefiantYogi's Custom Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Commander Jet figure. I love the Clone Wars series as it is a great way to expand the Star Wars universe without the overhead of making a live action movie. Dubbed "CC-1993, nicknamed "Jet," was a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. Grown and raised on the planet Kamino, Jet served in the Grand Army of the Republic as a clone trooper commander during the Clone Wars. He participated in the Second Battle of Geonosis, serving under the command of Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi."
It was very creative how DefiantYogi created the helmet and head for Jet: "Custom cut earphones attached to the right and left sides of helmet. Custom cut decorative hexagon attached to middle of helmet, just above visor. Helmet fin shaved off to make dome smooth. Custom cast resin Captain Rex Head painted bald and with battle scars on both sides of face." To see more photos of this great figure and to place a bid so you can add him to your collection, head over to eBay and check out this awesome Custom Star Wars Clone Wars Clone Commander Jet figure.
According to the Star Wars Old Republic Wiki, "Darth Malgus, born Veradun, is a male Sith Lord in service of the Sith Empire. During the Great Galactic War he earned the rank of "Darth" and led a Sith invasion on the Core World of Alderaan. His attempt failed and he was defeated by a female Jedi. Because of his injuries in this battle he was forced to wear a special mask. Later in the year 0 BTC he led the Sith attack on the Jedi temple. He was managed to enter the Jedi Temple and kill Ven Zallow."
JackOfTradze does and excellent job at creating figures that are lesser known or simply do not exist at all. His Darth Malgus Star Wars The Old Republic Custom figure is an great example of how he can take a figure from concept art and create a figure you would die to have in your collection.
I really love the overall look of the breathing apparatus attached to the face of the figure as it brings back the feeling of and the sounds of listening to Darth Vader for the first time. The costume design looks like it is right from the game. To own this awesome Malgus Star Wars The Old Republic Custom figure, head over to eBay!
Bringing the Star Wars Visionaries art to life is StitchFett with his Custom 14" Cyborg Darth Maul figure. The machine parts to the this figure are very well made and remind me of General Grievous from the waste down. The cyborg parts are painted to look like metal and are flawlessly integrated into Maul's torso. The rising spike from the head are also well done and look exactly like the concept art. If you are not familiar with Darth Maul, Star Wars Visionaries is a 2005 collection of 11 stories written and drawn by concept artists who worked on the film Star Wars Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. Here is a comparison photo of the concept art and the custom figure:
This figure is Sideshow scale and would be a unique addition to your collection so head over to eBay and place a bid on StitchFett's Custom 14" Cyborg Darth Maul figure.
Inspired by the comics, JackofTradze has created this very cool Custom Star Wars Quinlan Vos figure. Many of the Star Wars figures produced by Hasbro lack the flesh detailing that JackofTradze focused on to give the figure a grimy look, like he was climbing through the forests and jungles of Kashyyyk. The necklace and hair detailing complete the look and give this Jedi Master personality. I also dig the 5 O'clock shadow! If you want to own a figure straight out of the comics from a talented customizer, head over to eBay and check out JackofTradze's Custom Star Wars Quinlan Vos figure.
For those who are unfamiliar with the character, according to Wookipedia, "Quinlan Vos was a Kiffar Jedi Master in the Jedi Order and a General in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He hailed from the planet Kiffu in the Inner Rim Territories. With long, dread-locked hair and a band of pale yellow across his upper face, Vos was gifted with psychometric powers which allowed him to "read memories" from inanimate objects through physical contact."
Before there was Count Dooku, there was Jedi Master Dooku and Jackoftradze has created this figure based on the comic likeness. I really like his shading technique for this figure, which makes it look like Dooku is wearing real leather. It is this technique that separates the great from the good customs. Using Christopher Lee's Dooku figure as the head, he has created a much younger looking figure to portray his journey before the dark side. To own this figure, head over to eBay and check out Jackoftradze's Custom Star Wars Jedi Master Dooku figure.
One of the great things about the Clone Wars animated series is the introduction of new clone troopers. There have been so many new Clone Troopers introduced in the series and I am surprised at the slow production of new clones from Hasbro. This is where the customizers come in and made figures that fans need and love. I-am-Boba-Fett has a figure that your squad needs to diffuse the most tense situations. His Custom Clone Wars Bomb Squad Trooper comes with 2 C.I.S. bombs and would be an excellent addition to your Clone Wars army. Here is what the Clones look like from the Animated Series:
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.
The ARF Troopers are specialized clone troopers that carry out short-range reconnaissance for Jedi Generals and Clone Commanders. Ric.Sea.Jedi has captured the look and feel of these clones from the "Landing at Point Rain episode of the Clone Wars Animated Series with his Custom ARF Trooper figure. The ARF Troopers are one of my favorite styles of clones as they remind me of the BARC Troopers and the Biker Scouts. The camo on this figure is blended very well and here is your chance to own one of the clones that was just in an episode. It will probably take Hasbro another year to make one of these figures (if they get around to it) so head over to eBay and place a bid on this Custom ARF Trooper figure.
Based on her appearance in the Knights of the Old Republic 2 game, JackofTradze has created this excellent Custom Star Wars KOTOR 2 Visas Mar figure. This figure is well done and even though you can't see her eyes, this figure's face is very striking and the figure is very well done as it stays true to the concept art.