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One of the most talented Custom Wrestling figure makers I know is a guy that goes by the name Skribbel24. As I was looking at the figures he has up for sale this week, I could not pick a favorite so I decided to feature them all! I have been featuring Skribbel's work since 2008 and he keeps getting better and better as the years go by! One of the most notable figure this week is his Chris Benoit Custom Mattel Elite Wrestling figure. Given the tragic ending to his and his family's life back in 2007, no toy company will ever make a figure in his likeness but Skribbel24 has created an eery likeness that you can own. Skribbel24 attention to detail is great as he tries to replicate aspects of the figures to help bring them to life. For example, the detail in the facial expression and tights are the most noteworthy aspects of these figure.
He also has more amazing figures this week, which include:
You can always check out Skribbel24's great work over on his Seller Page!
Missing Jedi has brought Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns, otherwise known as The Shield, to life with his Custom WWE Shield trio. Modeled after the likeness of the team that made their debut during Survivor Series 2012, these figures offer an accurate representation of these bad boys. It looks like a lot of time and effort went into getting their appearance right. From the hair and facial sculpts down to the outfits, these figures will make a fantastic addition to your custom WWE collection! The subtle aspects of these figures that I really like is the way the hair was sculpted, as you can see in the side view below. The styling makes it look like the hair is flowing, giving it a realistic look to it. The blending of the yellow and black hair of Seth Rollins. To place a bid on these cool Custom WWE Shield figures, head over to eBay!
I used to watch wrestling religiously as a kid when Hulk Hogan, George the Animal Steele and the tag team sensation Demolition ruled the ring. I am pretty out of touch when it comes to modern wrestlers but I know a good custom when I see one and lllbll's Custom Brock Lesnar figure captures the essence from the Extreme Rules 2012 WWE event. Customized from head to toe and decked out with a removable shirt, the combination of soft goods and detailed paint app brings this figure to life. Adding the shirt gives the figure a new look so it is like you get two (two), two figures in one! This figure is extremely detailed and would make a very unique and excellent addition to anyone's WWE or UFC collection so head over to eBay and check out this cool Custom Brock Lesnar figure.
I was a fan of the WWF back in the day when Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant were clashing in the ring and Demolition ruled the world of Tag Team. As I got older, I did not watch it as much but the WWE will always have a special place in my heart. I love when customizers are passionate about their creations and create figures that are both meaningful to them and have a good story. Like jps9779, I am a wrestling fan, and this Custom Kane Resurrected Mattel Elite Legends figure is a great display of his talent as well as skill. The key to making one of these figures believable is executing the facial expression and the costume design, both of which are nicely done! Choosing to create the mask as he appeared when wrestling in the WWE, the forehead wrinkles and the texture of the mask looks very realistic. Round the figure off with hand painted flames and stitching and you have one mean Custom Kane figure!
When I think of wrestling customs, I think of Skribbel24 and his ability to create very accurate representations of the icons we grew up (or are growing up) with. With his latest Custom Hulk Hogan as he appeared at the 1989 Minnesota State Fair, this is his first ever head sculpt that he made from scratch. He did an excellent job sculpting the likeness of the Hulkster and he even gave the figure some personality with the expression that was sculpted on the face. I had the great opportunity to see Hulk Hogan in action at Wrestlemania 7 and I remember seeing that stare that Skribbel24 has created on his face as be battled Sgt. Slaughter! Not only did he create a figure, he also replicated the "I survived an atomic leg drop from Hulk Hogan" t-shirt. If you want to place a bid on Skribbel24's Custom Hulk Hogan as he appeared at the 1989 Minnesota State Fair, head over to eBay!
I have to agree with Skribbel24 when he says that "Hulk Hogan is arguably the most famous WWE Superstar of all time." I was fortunate enough to attend Wrestlemania 7 as he battled Sgt. Slaughter at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. As a kid, I grew up watching this icon level anyone and everyone in his path and Skribbel24 has epitomized the Hulkster in a very different phase of his life with his Custom NWO Hollywood Hulk Hogan figure. What I love about Skribbel's customs is that he does not cut any corners and makes his customs come to life with his abilities. I have seen photos of the Hulkster in the NWO years and this custom does a great job of capturing that moment in his life. Specifically, he did a great job bringing to life his dyed black beard alongside his famous mustache. Also, with the addition of a removable shirt, this adds to the display of the figure. Head over to eBay and place a bid on Skribbel24's Custom NWO Hollywood Hulk Hogan figure if you want to own a custom from one of the best!
Squared Circle Customs has payed a very nice homage to one of the most well known wrestling icons with thier Custom TNA Sting figure. The inspiration for this custom stemmed from the Bound for Glory match between him and Jarret. Nonetheless, this Sting figure looks ready for action. Some great aspects of this figure include the excellent execution of the face paint aps and the way the eyes were done makes this figure come to life. The eyes are a very subtle aspect to look at but it can make or break a custom as the eyes make the figure take on a very different look depending how they are drawn. The costume design is a great replica to what Sting wore during the match:
Head over to eBay to check out more photos and to place a bid for Squared Circle Customs Bound for Glory Sting figure.
Wrenching his foe in the Scorpion Deathlock and capturing the NWA Heavyweight Championship, Lambo205customs has captured this wrestling icon with her Custom Sting Bound for Glory figure before his championship match. There are some really nice touches to this figure. For example, she has used some soft goods to created removealbe pads for both the crotch and knees, which adds to the way the figure can be displayed in your collection. She has also done and impecable job on the facepaint and really has captured the essence of the Stinger. It is also the little touches that make her customs great! For example, check out the scorpions on the boots:
When I watched Sting when I was young, I always marveled at his ability and I also thought it was cool the way he would go into a match with his face paint in perfect condition and at the end of the match, the paint is almost gone. If you want a figure from one of the best, head over to eBay and check out Lambo205's Custom Sting Bound for Glory figure or head over to her website at http://lambo205customs.wordpress.com/.
Wooooooooo Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! CustomKing316 is bringing some Macho Madness to AFC with his Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure. This Savage features a custom painted face and head, trunks, knee pads, removable star robe, and Intercontinental Championship belt. The likeness to the Macho Man is great and the trunks and robe that were chosen for this figure bring back the memories of when he was in the WWF! Bid on CustomKing316's Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure over at eBay!
Growing up in the 1980's, I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the introduction of Ravishing Rick Rude to the WWF and Skribbel24 has payed a very nice homage to this fallen warrior of the WWF. His Custom Ravashing Rick Rude figure brings back so many great memories of watching the WWF on Saturdays and waiting, in anticipation, for the weekly matches where Rick Rude was pitted against the unsuspecting generic wrestlers and also the famous feuds he was involved. Most notably, the feud with Jake the Snake Roberts took center stage but he was able to get under the skin of one of my favorite wrestlers of all time, The Ultimate Warrior. Wrestlemania V and Summer Slam 1989 were classic match ups where the Intercontinental Title was lost by the Ultimate then regained in the Summer Slam.
Some notable aspects of this figure include Rick Rude's famous flaming tights, where he had embroidered his face in the most private of areas. The head sculpt does an excellent job portraying Rude's likeness with short hair. If you are looking to add this awesome figure to your WWF collection, look no further and head over to eBay and bid on Skribbel24's Custom Ravashing Rick Rude figure.
Lambo205customs has an awesome Custom Ruthless Aggression Rey Mysterio unmasked for all of you wrestling fans out there. There are a couple aspects about this custom that I would like to point out. First, the clothing was very well done and it looks very natural on the figure. The head sculpt has a great gaze to it and the figure overall captures the essence of Rey Mysterio. I really like the idea of removable braces as this adds to the display-ability and poseabilty of the figure. It is great when customizers do this because it allows fans to change up their displays and give some versatility to the collection. All in all, another great figure from lambo205customs so go check out more pictures of this Custom Ruthless Aggression Rey Mysterio on eBay today!
As a kid growing up in the 80's, Demolition was by far my favorite tag team wrestlers in the WWF (now WWE) and knlimper has paid a very nice homage to all 3 members with his Custom Axe, Smash, and Crush Demolition figures. He has really captured the essence of this menacing bunch with their signature face paint and studded wrestling outfits. I had the great opportunity to find out from knlimper himself the figures he used to create these customs and he said, "Ax and Smash consist of DA13 Cody Rhodes bodies with DA4 Kennedy Boots (with CS Demolition heads) and Crush is essentially a DA Randy Orton body with DA Chris Masters legs and a John Cena head." It is always great to know what goes on in the minds of customizers and how they decide which figures to use as the base. As for my WWF watching days, I remember waiting for Saturday Night's Main Event to come on NBC so that the more known wrestlers could tear into some unknown tag team duo. You have to love the old school days of the WWF where theywould match up a pair of nobody's so that the more known wrestlers could get in thier weekly beatings. To check out more photos of knlimper's Custom Axe, Smash, and Crush Demolition figures, head over to eBay!
Brock Lesnar has had a very interesting career and lambo205customs has captured this evolution in this unique Custom Brock Lesnar Set of 3 figures depicting his WWE, Mixed Martial Arts, and Ultimate Fighting Championship looks. All of these figures are custom detailed and scuplted. My favorite parts of these figures are the tattoos and realistic looks to the figures. It appears that lambo205customs takes great pride in his work and it shows. I love the fact that each figure has a distinct look and they are not cookie cutters of each other in different outfits. If I had to pick a figure, my favorite out of the bunch is the UFC Brock. To check out the detailing of the these figures and to place a bid on lambo205custom's unique Custom Brock Lesnar Set of 3 figures, head over to eBay!
This week, skribbel24 brings one of the most recognized and talented WWE wrestlers to life with his Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure. With his signature bandana and sunglasses, this figure really captures the essence of the Macho Man. One of my favorite aspects of skribbel24's customs is the versitilty he gives you with displaying the figure. He could have painted a shirt on this figure but he chose to create it with soft goods, which gives you the ability to remove the clothing and change up the way the figure looks in your collection. Another aspect I like about this custom is the attention to detail. If you look closely, you can see the words 'Madness' which definately characterizes Randy Savage's personality through the years of his wrestling career.
Be sure to take a look at skribbel24's Custom WWE Macho Man Randy Savage figure to view more pictures or to place a bid on this great custom. Also, you can check out all of the other Custom WWE figures on eBay!
skribbel24 possesses the unique ability to capture the likeness of people. As a customizer, that is a very important trait. He has demonstrated this over and over again and this week he brings us his Custom WWE The Rock figure. Capturing human expression and emotion in a piece of plastic is very difficult to do (so difficult the major toy companies often have issues recreating the likeness of people accurately). For example, skribbel24 has captured the quirky facial expression of The Rock and has crafted the face so well that it is almost a dead on representation of him. The tattoos also add that extra touch and very well executed. This is a 2 in 1 figure, meaning that you can change the look from wrestler in the ring to the more casual 'Just Bring It' outfit. This is a great feature in this custom as you can change the look depending on your mood and it adds some versatility to your custom display. Overall, this is one of the best versions of The Rock I have seen to date.
Bid on skribbel24's Custom 2 in 1 The Rock figure today on eBay!
Helping me ring in AFC's 200th blog, skribbel24 has created a blast from the past with his Custom Mr. America Hulk Hogan figure. I had several opportunities to see the Hulkster in action as my Dad would take me to see the WWF when they came to San Francisco and Oakland, California. I was lucky enough to go to Wrestlemania 7 where Hulk Hogan defeated a GI Joe icon Sgt. Slaughter via his patented leg drop to win the WWF Championship. skribbel24's custom Hulk Hogan bears an uncanny resemblence to the living and breathing wrestling icon and that is why people are in awe of his customs. topping it off with a custom box, he delivers the total package (not to be confused with Lex Luger...ok...not funny). Let's learn more about skribbel24's latest custom:
Hulk Hogan had a run as the mask-wearing spoof superhero Mr. America in 2003. The persona was supposed to be Hulk Hogan in disguise, wearing a mask. He used Hulk Hogan's "Real American" theme music and used all of Hogan's signature gestures, moves, and phrases. He was the subject of a storyline that took place after Hollywood Hulk Hogan was forced by Vince McMahon to sit out the rest of his contract. After Hogan won at WrestleMania XIX, McMahon was kayfabe frustrated with him and wanted Hulkamania to die. A WWE pre-debut push took place with mysterious Mr. America promos airing for weeks during SmackDown!. There was also on-screen discussion on SmackDown! between then General Manager Stephanie McMahon and other players concerning her hiring Mr. America "sight unseen." On May 1, Mr. America debuted on SmackDown! on Piper's Pit segment. McMahon appeared and claimed that Mr. America was Hulk Hogan in disguise, and Mr. America shot back by saying, "I am not Hulk Hogan, brother!" (lampooning Hogan's use of "brother" in his promos). The feud continued through the month of May, with a singles match between Mr. America and Hogan's old rival Roddy Piper at Judgment Day. McMahon tried desperately to prove that Mr. America was indeed Hulk Hogan but failed at all attempts. Mr. America even passed a lie detector test. Mr. America's last WWE appearance was on the June 26 edition of SmackDown!.
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Over the last week, I had the great opportunity to get to know a very talented Wrestling figure customizer who goes by the name skribbel24. His Custom Brock Lesnar is not only customized from head to toe, he also comes with custom Classic Superstars packaging, which makes a mean looking figure for display. The likeness to Brock is spot on and he even added some height to the figure. One of the coolest parts of the figure are his tattoos, especially the one on his back! I asked skribbel24 how he made this figure and he kindly shared his hard work and what went into this aweseome custom:
"Brock Lesnar is one of the most wanted characters for wrestling action figure collectors. I wanted to take this Brock to the next level by making it completely different from the previous Ruthless Aggression-style Brocks released in the past. Most note-worthy is the headscan, which looks more like Brock than the old scan they used, not to mention he looks meaner and hungrier. Next would be his torso. I used the ripped super heavyweight torso. Brock is a huge guy with massive shoulders, and this torso is perfect for him. I used the new boot mould for him to make him taller, since he is a lot bigger than most wrestlers. I also did away with the conventional knee pads and gave him custom ones. To put the final touches, I painted his famous back tattoo and logo on his tights. I was careful to be accurate with the details since this is a big part of Brock's look. I finished off "The Next Big Thing" by completing his shoulder tattoos and placing him in a custom Classic Superstars packaging."
"First I used Charlie Hass's head from Ruthless Aggresion series, and Chris Jericho's hair. Then I used the Undertaker's body and any other ruthless aggression figure's arm as long as they don't have tatoo on it. At last, I used Rey Mysterio' gloves. After you have all those parts you are ready to paint. I used TAMIYA COLOR to do the painting job, after I finish the paint I spray a layer of Glosscote so the paint will stay forever and it looks better too."
More about Sting
Steve Borden, better known by his ring name Sting, is an American professional wrestler. He is one of the most successful and popular professional wrestlers to have never performed under contract for WWE, and is considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. Sting had a tenure in the WCW from 1989 to 2001.
I will always have fond memories of the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). As a child, I worshiped such wrestling superstars as Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior, Demolition, and countless others. As a kid, I religiously watched Wrestling on Saturday mornings and also on Fridays (when I got to stay up late). Since I was a big fan of the live action, I found myself buying the toys (and even went as far as building my own custom wrestling wring out of a large box, Lincoln logs, and rubber bands. I spent hours recreating pivotal matches and I even bought the sound tracks so my toys wrestlers could enter my makeshift arena to their own music. But one thing was missing from the toys when I played with them as a child...realistic clothing!
Thanks to karisno, an eBay seller specializing in custom hand made clothing for wrestling figures, children of today (and adults) can sport miniature replicas of t-shirts, vests, jackets, coats, and outfits for thier wrestling figures. Just to give you and taste of how amazing these pieces of clothing are, take a look at some of the pictures:
These cloths will bring to life any wrestling superstar so make sure to get to karisno's eBay Store and check of the pieces of clothing he makes for other stars like Bret Hart, Triple H (HHH), Shawn Michaels, and many more! If you want to check out other custom action figures from the WWE, check out my website at ActionFigureCustoms.com.