Combiners always have a special place in my heart and Deceptipunk's Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner is no exception. Standing almost 2 feet tall, this figure comes jam packed with articulation and more armor, which adds some weight to the figure. There are 6 Transformers that make up this combiner and Deceptipunk's color scheme is very complimentary in combiner form. Here is Deceptipunk's to tell you about this amazing combiner:
"This is my second take on Transformers combiners wars Cybertron Elite Defense Force combiner OPTIMAL MAXIMUM PRIME This custom was done To add a new style and combiner to the new combiner wars line. This is my second of version of this custom. But this time I added an extra robot so the combiner consist of 6 figures plus the frame and extra parts that come together to for this heavy behemoth. The figure stands 22 inches tall and it's very heavy. All figures are fully transformable exactly the same way as the original versions. With all the same transformation and articulation as the original. In this version I also added new parts and change the design a bit. I added extra parts that adds more bulk. Now the feet armor is bigger due to the weight of the figure , that way the feet can provide the figure with better stability and an overall more over bulked proportioned look. I also included are new ball jointed and hinged articulated hands. This custom has a lot of articulation like shoulder rotation , stronger ratchets, limbs have elbow swivel and twist , waist swivel is still there, hip and knew articulation as well as the leg swivel are also present and finally some ankle movement to create a better stance as seen in the pictures. This figure was prepped, cleaned detailed with silver and red accents and then applied lots of fine diluted dark washes to create contrast and to show weathering /battle torn look using enamels and acrylics."
Check out more photos of this Custom Transformers Optimal Maximum Prime Combiner and be sure to place a bid so you can own this amazing figure!
With Wrestlemania 31 right around the corner, the Sting vs. Triple H match might be the most highly anticipated match of the night. Skribbel24, wrestling figure aficionado and craftsman, created this Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure that is a dead ringer for the vigilante. The franchise of the WCW, Sting will step into the ring for the first time under WWE contract to face The Game and this figure captures Sting's transition in style and appearance as he sought to take down the NWO in 1996. Skribbel24 describes himself as "The reigning and defending World heavyweight champion in wrestling figure customs" and I have to agree with him. He is one of the best in the business and he is going strong. It looks like the owner of this custom is selling it his loss is your gain so get your Custom WWE Signed Sting Classic Superstars figure while you still can and own a one of kind custom by the best...and that's best for business!
This is just a quick post to show you why I started this blog! I know kids are attracted to bright colors but the stock paint scheme is mighty ridiculous. Take LEK's Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Slash, for example. Blending the classic G1 styling with the new cutting edge lines and angles of the new Transformers movies takes this figure to a totally different level.
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!
I love it when customizers take pride in their work and love what they do, which is why Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure is a cut above the rest. The frost white and blues gives me the chills just writing this as the colors are well executed and play off of each other nicely. As Chonosmoon describes on his website, "This custom I worked on in between working on Sunstorm and Impactor. Icestorm is based off fellow customizer & friend FrenzyRumble’s Masterpiece Icestorm. Using the inspiration I create this Icestorm to match my previous Sunstorm’s detailing and style."
In addition to learning how these amazing customs come to life, I am also interested in learning about the customizers. For example, as I was on his site, I learned that he is a war veteran and with Memorial Day approaching, I just wanted to personally thank Chonosmoon for his service to this great country. Here is more about the artist in his own words:
"I am an US Army combat veteran who finds his escape by creating some of art you see here. Chonosmoon is my chosen handle for web design and customizing Transformers figures. I started customizing in 2010 and have always enjoyed Transformers since I was little kid in the 80s. I hope that my creations can share that same joy, if not better than what I had growing up on them."
To view the amazing work and to place a bid on Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure, head over to eBay!
With the next installment of the Transformers movie coming out in June, Billmeister Customs is getting a head start designing his version of the classic Dinobot with his Custom Transformers Age of Extinction Grimlock figure. Mixing the old with the new, this custom blends the classic G1 colors of red and yellow with the harsh metallic look of the new generation Transformers style. The entire figure has been stripped down and repainted, enhancing the contrast in the various parts of Grimlock's body. I love the yellow accents when the figure is in T-Rex mode as well as the subtle colors in robot mode. I am looking forward to seeing more Transformers Age of Extinction figure in the coming months and if Billmeister's Custom Grimlock in any indication of the quality of these figures, I can't wait!
Thank goodness for customizer's like MikeMarvel as he has taken it upon himself to create this Custom Marvel Legends White Phoenix figure that Hasbro has since cancelled. Mike Marvel expresses his disappointment and opportunity nicely on FigureRealm:
"I think we were all pretty disappointed when Hasbro (yet again) cancelled all the variants this time in the Wolverine Marvel Legends line including the White Phoenix version of Jean Grey. I used a cast Jean Grey head and sanded it down and sculpted part of the hair. Hope base with hands from the fodder bin. She-Hulk lower legs. Wrapped up in a white primer and painted."
As you can see, the prototype is pictured below (courtesy of forums.marvelheroes.com). I actually love MikeMarvel's version as the gold coloring he used on the arms and legs is more muted and looks more timeless. Also, I love the way he outlined the phoenix on her chest. In addition, the way he sculpted and colored the hair is amazing as it looks very lifelike and flowing. The facial expression looks like she means business. The best part is that this figure is available for Buy it Now on eBay so head over there and snatch this one up before someone else does.
Heavily armed and modified, Xaviercal has brings us his Custom Transformers Titan Class Metroplex that is like nothing I have seen before. Fitted with LED's and a G1 color scheme, this figure boasts new articulation, armor, and weapons. Typically, the Metroplex figures I see are done in white but Xaviercal has painted this one in predominantly gray motif with a ton of accent colors, highlighting the intricate detail Metroplex has. The scoring and battle damage with the paint effects are very well executed and you can get a good example of this by looking at the right chest plate with the Autobot symbol. The figure looks equally impressive in city mode and he even added a scale model of Bruticus to make the figure look larger than life.
Collaborations between customizers can only mean great things for fans. Take Frenzy.Rumble's and ThyVipera's recent team up to create this amazing Custom Masterpiece Transformers Galvatron figure. Using the unique skills of ThyVipera in the building of this killer figure coupled with Frenzy.Rumble's talent at paint application, there is no wonder why this figure is second to none. This version has an uncanny cartoon look and feel to it that you can see in the face. The purples and silvers are just the right color to bring out all of the detail. I especially like the way the orange was applied on the canon as it looks like it is ready to fire. To view more photos of this Custom Masterpiece Transformers Galvatron figure, head over to eBay.
Paying homage to Botcon 2008, Wilestbilame has created this Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Sideswipe Transformers figure in a similar motif as the original. Using grays and teals (instead of blacks and greens), the paint app really brings out the detail. On the chest, the figure features the Shattered Glass Autobot logo with damage, which adds a very cool effect. This figure stands between 5 and 6 inches tall and fits in well with the Masterpiece line so check out Wilestbilame's Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Sideswipe Transformers figure today before it is gone forever.
The Platinum Edition Transformers are doing a real justice to the classic line from the 80's and Billmeister has taken one of the figures and given it a killer paint job with his Custom Transformers Grimlock that is styled after the coloring found on the box art as well as the CGI representation found in the Transfomers game. This repaint boasts bold coloring such as steel silver, silver aluminum, and, and chrome chest and neck pieces. The desired effect he was going for was a glow and he achieved that and then some!
Adding to the Masterpiece line, Colosal Customs creates a 9 inch version of one of the main Decepticons from the original Transformers Movie from 1986. This Custom Transformers Masterpiece Scourge figure captures both the classic feel of the character with an updated look. The lines on the figure are sharp and the iconic mustache and goatee are nicely done. There is a ton of articulation in the figure, even in the wings so you can pose the figure in many different ways. Comparing the figure to the original version, you will see many differences but the overall sleeker look is appealing to me and fits in with the rest of the more updated Transformers line.
Eddie Grayce graces us with his talent with his Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure. The contrast in colors on this figure are striking. The way the blues play off the black and silver give the appearance that the figure is somehow illuminated or there is energy running through the figure. Some of my favorite parts of this figure are the gloves and the hands. I love the way these were done and the blue features tie in nicely with the chest. The head sculpt was also done very well with the way the goggles appear that is something reflecting off of them. To view more images and to buy this Custom Marvel Legends Modern Havoc figure, head over to eBay as there is only less than 5 hours to go on this one!
Omega Supreme is one of the classic iconic figures in the Transformers Universe and Prime Customs has a killer Custom Transformers Omega Supreme Platinum Edition figure that is decked out in amazing detail and finishes. There are a few aspects to highlight with this figure. First, the weathering detail and carbon scoring give the figure an aged look, as if Omega is fresh from battle. This is something that the toy companies shy away from as this does not have mass market appeal. For hard core fans, this figure is right up your alley! Second, the colors are well done. They are not as bright as the stock figure, which adds to the battle worn look to the figure. This figure is available to Buy Now over on eBay so check out Prime Custom's Custom Transformers Omega Supreme Platinum Edition figure.
According to the Transformers Wiki, the Ark, the Ark is the name given to the Autobot spaceship that, in many universes, originally carried the Autobot and Decepticon armies to Earth. The Ark is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. It has five decks and houses a full crew complement of 300 Transformers (although it can be flown by only a handful if necessary). Its environment is fully automated and self-sufficient. For engines, it features 4 Hyperfuel Intake Accelerators. Wiliestbilame recreates this classic scene where the Arrk rests in this mountain as the Autobots headquarters with his Custom Transformers Ark diorama. This dio is scaled for 3" to 5" figures and goes nicely with the Titan Metroplex figure that towers 2 feet tall. The rocks looks so real I almost thought he had used some boulders he found in nature. This dio is well done and sure to add some spice to your Transformers collection.
Frenzy Rumble really knows how to create towering works of art and his latest Custom Transformers Piranacon is no exception. This figure, which happened to be a commission but the buyer could not follow through with his end of the deal, stands a towering 16" tall and has two bright yellow LED's for eyes. That really makes these large figures one of a kind are the attention to detail and creativity that customizers pour into every figure. For example, the lines and edginess of this custom give it rather harsh and stealth like appearance. Paying homage to the original G1 color scheme, Frenzy Rumble did an amazing job incorporating all of the pastel colors from the 80's figure we grew up with. To check out more photos, head over to eBay and view his Custom Transformers Piranacon and look at all of the killer photos!
Being a huge fan of muscle cars myself, this Custom Transformers Alternators Shockwave designed to look like a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda caught my eye for several reasons. First, the concept itself is outstanding. Typically you see the Alternator line featuring more up to date cars but this Shockwave is a twist to that line and a welcome addition! The choice of muscle car could not have been more perfect. The Plymouth 'Cuda is a heavy duty car with lots of bulk and mass, kind of like how the 1980's Shockwave was created to look like a massive bulky gun.
Second, the colors and the attention to detail on this custom are second to none. The paint has a showroom shine and the purple and black play nicely off each other. Lastly, the way this car was converted will make your head spin. If you can believe it, this figure started off as a Mazda RX-8 from the 2004 Alternators line. To read how this car was converted, head over to eBay and check it out!
I love when universe collide and Gill Customs has created an amazing Custom Cyclonus GI Joe Transformers Crossover made from a Conquest X-30. Painted in the classic purple and silver colors, the base vehicle makes a great start for a G1 seeker jet. In addition to the killer paint app, Cyclonus has lights in the cockpit, rear thrusters, and engines. The cockpit canopy even sports the orange color that was found on the original G1 Cyclonus figure. There have been many unique GI Joe Transformers crossover customs made over the years and I wish customizers would make more because I love both toy lines and it is great when they are blended together. If you want to see more photos of Gill Customs' crossover Custom GI Joe Transformers Cyclonus figure, head over to eBay!
Stronox Customs knows how to treat a ruler right and his Custom Cobra Serpentor figure with Thrown pays a killer homage to the ultimate Cobra leader. Both the thrown and figure have stunning detail, especially for a 4 inch figure. Stronox has given Serpentor many different looks and even gives you a hooded version, which pays respect to the original Cobra Commander figure. The cape is also wired which is a very cool addition and gives the figure an added sense of versatility and poseability. The thrown is painted almost in an Aztec fashion with 3 striking cobra heads that give the thrown a very royal feeling. The flames are a very nice touch and add to the mystique of the figure. To place a bid on this great piece of work, head over to eBay and check out Stronox's Custom Serpentor figure and Thrown!
With Colosal Custom's Titan Metroplex Custom Trasformers figure, it is all in the fine details. Since the 30th Anniversary Metroplex figure came out, I have been waiting for customizers to get their hands on this behemoth and some have answered the call. In addition to the simulated weathering and glow effects, there are numerous smaller details that really make this figure stand out. For example, the addition of lacquer to the labels to seal them down as well as LED eyes make this figure come alive. A lot of the nooks and crannies in the figure are detailed, which give the figure a look like no other. To view more detailed photos of this amazing figure, head over to eBay and check out Colosal Custom's Titan Metroplex Custom Trasformers figure.
Xaviercal has outdone himself this week. Not only has he created a fully transformable massive figure but he also added a sibling to the Transformers Universe with his Custom Transformers Grand Maximus G1 city. Standing taller than the Generations Metroplex at 24" (that is two feet for those who are metrically disadvantaged), Grand Maximus contains a killer paint app as well as loads of articulation. The paint app is stellar and the way it was crafted brings out the weathering detail you would expect from a humongous Autobot city. Here is more from Xaviercal himself:
Grand Maximus has being made by using a brand new Fortress Maximus, This Grand Maximus custom has being customized to include articulation for his knees, neck, shoulders , arms and new articulated hands and fingers. He stands very stable with his own two feet. Standing taller then generations Metroplex at actual 24" height, He stand taller then the new generation Metroplex (please note that Genernation Metroplex photo are only for reference only not included in this auction). Grand Maximus has being painted based off his cartoon appearance but with a modern realistic color schemes and tones and it being weather effects for the appearance to make him look huge and an massive robot.
To check out more photos of this amazing Custom Transformers Grand Maximus figure, head over to eBay!
What goes around comes back around on eBay and ThyVipera's Custom Masterpiece G1 Scorponok figure is making an appearance once again. The fan who bought this custom back in April 2011 is putting him up for sale and now is your chance to grab this bad boy! I originally featured this amazing custom so you can read the original article to get the details or head over to eBay and place a bid!
Featuring a custom head sculpt by Arte Loco customs, ThyVipera has epitomized one of the most recognizable villains in recent history with his Custom G1 Transformers Masterpiece Megatron figure. Standing 12" tall, this is how the leader of the Decepticons should have been made. Created from a Masterpiece Megatron MP-5 figure, ThyVipera has added tons of articulation as well as rebuilt parts to make this the best G1 Megatron I have seen in years. Although this figure does not transform, Megatron really looks better in robot mode anyway so there is not loss without the ability to change into the Walther P38 from yesteryear. The head sculpt immediately grabbed my attention as the face almost has a human quality to it. This is really an outstanding figure and kudos to to great customizers, Arte Loco and ThyVipera, working together to pull of this amazing figure.
VampireSweetBlood has create a really cool hybrid figure based on the Steve Roger's version with his Custom Marvel Legends Hulk Captain America figure. The figures are blended very well with both aspects of the figure shining through. The classic styling of the Hulk's ripped pants as well as the transition of a white lab coat to the Captain America uniform on his right arm give a realistic transformation in the figure. Overall, this is a very cool figure to add to you collection!
I am always a sucker for a meticulously detailed custom and Xaviercal continues to deliver high quality customs that simply make me drool. Take his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure, for example. Xaviercal mentioned that he gave Optimus a realistic appearance and he was not kidding! The plastic is painted to look like real metal and fine details on this figure can't be overlooked. He gave the leader of the Autobots a very gritty, automotive feel to him from head to toe. No nook and cranny was overlooked. Even went as far as applying some rub details to the tips of the feet as well as making his windshield look all grimy as if the windows had not been cleaned in a while. If you are looking for someone to lead your Autobots to battle, I would highly consider Xaviercal's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Optimus Prime figure as this ranks very high on my list of Optimus Prime figures. Don't let this one get away!
The combiners are always a site for sore eyes and I am happy that a talented customizer has tackled one of the coolest figures ever made. ForgottenForest has created this massive Custom G1 Transformers Predaking figure. Sometimes it is hit or miss whether customizers include how they created the figure but lucky for us, ForgottenForest wrote a ton so let's take a look:
"Standing at a massive 16.5 inches (42cms) tall to the top of his head and about 21 inches to the top of his gun barrels with a wing span of over 20 inches(51cms),Predaking will tower over any autobot and be the pride of your collection. One of my all time favourite transformers this custom took months to create and i have Designed him to be in scale and fit perfectly with the classics/generations/henkei figures. Built with an eye for detail ,Predaking is largely scratch built so you will not be able to find him elsewhere. His custom scratch built parts include his hands which are ball jointed at the wrist and on every finger as well as having an extra joint on every finger allowing for an incredible range of motion. Predaking also has scratchbuilt hip and thigh armour (which is moveable) as well as his wings which were designed to be very generation one acurate as well as having individually posable feathers which fan out to really catch the eye (the wings are also posable to allow for greater movement). Predaking also comes with a custom scratch built head that is unique and modelled after his generation one appearance. As an added free bonus Predaking comes with G1 acurate re creations of his arm mounted cannon weapon as well as his massive sword which is 11 inches long all by itself."
This figure brings back memories to the G1 greats of the past. The colors are spot on with the classic orange, yellow, and black color scheme that we all know and love. To check out more photos, head over to eBay check out this killer Custom G1 Transformers Predaking figure.
Xaviercal, using the Generations Metroplex, created this Custom Generation 1 Metrotitan Decepticon figure. This figure is right up my ally! I am not sure if you know but I took up Astrophotography as a hobby and this figure reminded me of that. Constructed on Saturn's moon Titan, Metrotitan is a massive Decepticon warrior, commanded by the villainous Violen Jygar to destroy the Autobots. The paint app really pops on this figure, bringing out all of the detail. The metallic look to the figure gives it a very polished look. The small details really make this figure come together. For example, the choice to place gray on the knuckles or adding red accents on the knees give this figure depth and dimension and make it very interesting. To view more photos or to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay to check out Xaviercal's Custom Generation 1 Metrotitan Decepticon figure.
Coming straight from the comics is Paint Customs' Doc Ock Custom Marvel Legends Scale figure. When I first took a look at this figure, I thought it had a ton of character. The way the face was painted and sculpted gives the figure a diabolical look and feel to him. The face is a cross between someone you meet in real life and the comic, which was well executed. You can even imagine what the eyes look like under the glasses. Other cool modifications include fully articulated grasping claws, which are totally cool! The claws are integrated so well into the back of the figure that they seamless come out to give the figure its classic look. The tentacles also have a unique style to them and I love that they are painted silver and green.
Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers Figures by Frenzy.Rumble
Up for only 3 days is Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers figures (boy that was mouthful). Adding and LED to Soundwave's visor gives the Decepticon communicator a very unique look and adds to the persona that only the 1980's cartoon could match. Painted in the G1 color scheme, the deep blue body is a great match to the original figure, which plays nicely off of the silver, yellow, and red colors. Soundwave would not be complete without his spies so he included Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage, which are fully customized as well. There is no better custom Transformer figure than Frenzy.Rumble so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers Ffigures before they are gone!
The stock paint jobs that come with the figures off the shelf have always been a disappointment and it is customers like Billmeister who save these figures corporate doom! Take his Custom Transformers Beast Hunters Ultra Magnus figure, for example. He turned a lack luster paint app into a stunning display of deep blue and red metallics that literally make this figure shine. When figures are painted like this, the facial features, as well as the fine details really come through much better. The siler metallic parts really look like steel and I love the way the weapon was painted to add an effect of some kind of energy rushing through it as Ultra Magnus wields his mighty hammer! The figure looks equally impressive in alternate mode where most of the body of the truck comes through as a deep blue with a crimson red top for the cab. Fantastic work!
One of the pivotal scenes in the original Transformers movie from the 1980's is when Megatron is reformed into Galvatron and Boskoes Toys has captured this moment with this Custom Transformers Reformed Megatron figure. Megatron really took a beating in the movie and the battle damage and the transformation is captured very nicely in this homage to the leader of the Decepticons. The gashes and the carbon scoring on the figure give it a multidimensional effect and combined with the translucent purple on various parts of the figure make it look like he is caught in the middle of the transformation.
There have been some excellent Fall of Cybertron customs lately and Xaviercal's Custom Fall of Cybertron Bruticus is no exception. Making this figure to look like the appearance in the video game, the Combaticons have an cool angular appearance and the colors are really vibrant and pop. My two favorite parts of this customs are the hands, which look very articulated, and the chest plate as the way it was painted makes it look like steel. In fact, the entire paint job looks amazing and Xaviercal's talent in this department is second to none.
AC Custom Figures creates a killer version of the Dark Knight with his Custom New 52 Zero Years Batman figure. This figure looks like the comic and AC did a fantastic job making this figure his own. He has a really funny story to go along with it so let's hear from AC himself:
"There are 2 things I love in this world: Batman and Mad Max. When I first saw the panel of Batman dressed in a sort of post apocalyptic Mad Max get up in issue #21 I almost pooped. Bad A. So here is my go at it. This Batman has more straps, buckles and pouches than he knows what to do with. I wanted him to be as accurate to the comic as I could, which was tough considering he has only appeared like this in one panel. He comes with a custom made bike and cross bow. And check out the customs sculpted back pack! This Batman is all set for his bone breaking new origin!"
To view more photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay and check out this cool Custom New 52 Zero Years Batman figure.
Sacrificing transform-ability for a killer look and style is Kishimoto's Custom Fall of Cybertron Metroplex figure. This Metroplex is thick and as Sir Mix A Lot says, "I want 'em real thick and juicy.!" All jokes and quotes aside, I love the styling of this figure. The way the legs were designed harkens back to the G1 Autobot city from the 80's with a modern look and feel. The figure stands a towering 18" tall and is an astounding 12" wide. Now that is big and it definitely fits with the persona of Metroplex. As Kishimoto says, "The figure is made from a shell from an existing figure with the use of both corrugated cardboard and carton cardboard. Only a few parts were made from scultpy and plastic. It is very stout and pretty solid in most areas but none the less has to be treated as a collectible piece and not a toy." This figure embodies all of the aspects that made Metroplex great so check out more photos of Kishimoto's Custom Fall of Cybertron Metroplex figure over on eBay!
Some things come full circle in the cycle of customs. Some sales are brokered through eBay and some don't even see the light of day on eBay as some customs are commissioned directly from fan to customizer, which brings me to Encline Design's Custom Masterpiece Shockwave figure. I am not sure if this was a direct comission or not but, lucky for you, the owner of this fine custom is listing it and it is up for grabs! Painted to look like the IDW comic version, Encline displays his talent and passion in this figure. Check out the comparison in size with the Masterpiece Starscream figure and you will see just how large this one this.
Frenzy.Rumble's customs, as well as the other creations from the talent out there, was one of the reasons I started this website and week after week I have not been let down. I must say, I have never seen anything like this before, especially in this scale. Frenzy.Rumble has taken the Worlds Smallest Transformers line and made them larger than life with his Extinction Custom WST Combiner. The concept is original to the customizer and I thought I was looking at his larger scale version, which he has made before. Upon closer inspection, this combiner stands 7" tall and is a highly detailed scaled down version using the Worlds Smallest Transformers line of figures. I can't believe how much detail he packed into these small figures but the execution is flawless. If you did not know the scale, looking at the photos, you would think this figure stands 2 feet tall. Going above and beyond, he has added more articulation to these tiny figures, which I can't believe he has done because I have owned some of these WST figures and you don't have a lot of room for error. My favorite aspect of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom WST Extinction Combiner is the T-Rex popping out of the center of the chest. It is a bit Alien'esque but it gives a cool dimension to the figure.
Wilestbilame takes the MP-13 Decepticon communicator and turns him from the dark side to create this unique Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Soundwave figure. Making a dramatic statement with an ehobby'esque color scheme, this figure looks amazing in MP form and is a nice change to see Soundwave and his partner in crime, Laserbeak, in this way. To hear more about this figure from Wilestbilame himself, take a read below:
"Shattered Glass is the name given to the parallel universe to the Transformers Generation 1 continuity where the heroic Decepticons battle the evil autobots to save cybertron, one such heroic decepticon whose white and blue deco really stands out is none other than everyone's favorite cassete player! Soundwave along with his most trusted partner laserbeak presents a new dynamic take on the legendary decepticon intelligence agent, being a martial arts expert in this universe, soundwave retains his signature loyalty to Megatron to ensure the safety of cybertron and his decepticon comrades from the evil forces of the autobots at all costs!! so taking this fantastic concept in mind, I took the widely popular masterpiece Soundwave MP-13 figure and his cassete laserbeak to recreate their shattered glass counterparts."
I love the way the cassette door was painted, which gives a G1 cartoon feel to this killer figure. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out this Custom Masterpiece Shattered Glass Soundwave figure.
Sculpt-bot's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Perceptor is the focus of this weeks featured post! Let's get more detail on this amazing custom in this virtual sit down with the creator of this great piece:
AFC: What is the custom you have up for sale on eBay this week?
Sculpt-bot: It is a Masterpiece Scale Perceptor Figure.
AFC: What inspired you to create this custom?
Sculpt-bot: With the design similarities between G1 Soundwave, and G1 Perceptor, I thought it was a natural transition to convert MP Soundwave into MP Perceptor.
AFC: How was this figure made?
Sculpt-bot: I scavenged a lot of parts from the original G1 Perceptor figure. Mainly the "microscope" portion, but I also used a razor saw to cut off many thin panels to add to the base figure. I extended the microscope barrel slightly to add a little size (still magnifies!) This wasn't really an issue in bot mode, but it looked a little too small in his alt mode. I also heavily modified the original G1 chest piece to upsize it to fit the MP mold. The clear portion of his chest was a challenge, as no matter what I did, I couldn't build a perfectly clear "lens" for his chest. I finally settled on a fogged crystal look, that still provided some translucency, but didn't need to be perfect. I shortened his legs slightly at the knees so that he was slightly shorter than Soundwave and Prime in bot mode. I wanted his head to be a combination of the G1 figure and cartoon design, so I built a new one up using the Soundwave head as a base. This gave his head the same articulation as the base figure. I built his G1 toy weapons out of scrap parts and some styrene. He was then painted up using custom mixed acrylics and enamels to match his trademark colors.
AFC: How many hours did it take you to create this figure?
Sculpt-bot: I probably put about 20-25 hours into him.
I have always thought the Crimson Guards deserved a more beefier armor and a more versatile uniform and Homemade Joes (aka Zartanman) has finally answered the call with this Custom Cobra Crimson Guard figure. Fitted with chest armor that is painted metallic silver, one of the uniform options for this figure already looks much better than the original from the 80's. Adding a full face helmet and a shield makes it look like these Crimson Guards are headed for a riot, which probably would have benefited them in the 80's cartoon. To check out more looks to this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Homemade Joe's Custom Cobra Crimson Guard figure.
Taking 4th place in the World's Greatest Customizers Captain America contest is Happy Day Customs' Venom Captain America Custom Marvel Legends scale figure. Venom is a Symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form that requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival, as with real world symbiotes, and to whom it endows enhanced powers. Inspired by some concept art, this figure embodies how Venom is taking over Captain America's body during a really cool transitional phase. I love the way Captain America's head is peaking through Venom's mouth and how the chest transitions almost completing the metamorphoses. To check out more up close and personal images, head over and check out this one of a kind Venom Captain America Custom Marvel Legends scale figure.
Customs by Z really knows how to punch up a figure taken straight off the shelf and take it to the next level and his Custom Transformers Beast Hunters Optimus Prime demonstrates the years of experience he has poured into every custom figure he makes. If you take a look at the figure Hasbro has produced, you will first notice the head sculpt is a little different and resembles the Transformers Prime look but Customs by Z has changed this up and totally redesigned the head to give it a more classic feel. Also, the angles of the face compliment the lines of the overall figure. Beefing Optimus up you will also notice a killer Gatling gun that is mounted to the top of the vehicle or clutched below his right arm. I love the way the gun was seamlessly designed to look like it was part of the figure. To view more images, check out this Custom Transformers Beast Hunters Optimus Prime figure!
The Bizarro concept is an interesting one. Introduced in the late 1960's, the Bizarro universe was an alternate reality where the "opposites" of characters lived. For example, instead of a round planet, the world was cubed and contained a freakish looking Superman called Bizarro. AC Custom Figures, in his "What if..." concept line introduces a new character to the new Superman movie with his Custom Man of Steel Bizarro figure. As the figure appeared in comics and the Superfriends tv show in the 80's, Bizarro boasts a purple color scheme and a backwards "S" on the chest. I love the shades of purple on the figure as they give it a metallic look and the gray washed out flesh of Bizarro gives him the appeal he had from the concept art and the cartoon. To view more photos and to place a bid on AC Custom Figure's Custom Man of Steel Bizarro, head over to eBay.
Loaded with articulation and standing an impressive 12" tall, Thyvipera brings to life a Decepticon from the first animated Transformers Movie with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Cyclonus figure. Nailing the Generation 1 purple coloring, this figure pays a nice homage to the Seeker that was created by Unicron. The classic orange is also present in the figure and is in the same places as seen in the movie (the canopy and his waist), which really completes the look. One aspect that was missing from the Transformers we used to play with as kids was articulation. This figure more than makes up for this as there are several key places where joints rotate, which makes this figure take on several different looks. Sometimes the ability to transform the figure into its alternate mode gets sacrificed when making a figure this large but not this one! This Custom Masterpiece Transformers Cyclonus figure also has the ability to change into seeker mode (with your help of course)!
If you grew up in the 80's (like me) and you had a Nintendo Entertainment System (the original), you must have played the game Contra. Released in 1988, this game consumed days of my life as I battled through the world that Konami created and Mint Condition Customs has brought to life the heroes of that classic game with his Custom Mad Dog and Scorpion Contra figures. What inspired these figures? I was wondering the same thing but Mint Condition sheds light on the topic:
"...what if Contra had been made into a live action movie back in the 80's? That was the question I asked myself while tackling this project. Since the original characters were so obviously based on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone (so much so that the cover to the original game was traced over movie stills from Predator), I decided that none other than the two action stars themselves would play the lead characters, Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer, and Lance "Scorpion" Bean."
These figure are top notch and not only did he do a fantastic job creating highly detailed figures out of 8 bit game characters but he even included the signature weapons that made Contra the killer game it was (and still is). I remember waiting for those weapons to appear as they flew in from the side of screen. To own these one of kind figures, go check out Mint Condition Custom's Mad Dog and Scorpion Contra figures.
Giving a much needed facelift to an Autobot Triple Changer, Xaviercal has applied his talent and gave an IDW and G1 feel to his Custom Transformers Wrecker Sandstorm figure. Giving a metallic look and feel to the figure pays homage to the Generation 1 figure with the coloring and styling. In the original Voyager Class figure, the colors are a bit bright for my tastes which mutes the details in the overall figure but Xaviercal has found a way to bring out the features and make this figure better than the original. The addition of the metallic dark silver accents are a welcome addition to the figure. To view more photos, check out Xaviercal's Custom Transformers Wrecker Sandstorm figure!
If you ever wanted to recreate the pinnacle scene in the Revenge of the Sith movie where Anakin (aka Darth Vader) storms the Jedi Temple with his gaggle of Clones now is your chance! nmptheboss has put together this Custom Lego Star Wars 501st Legion battalion with an awesome set of troopers as well as an AT-RT Walker. Now you can storm your own Jedi Temple...minifig style!
strikealpha247 brings us his Legendary Custom Masterpiece Transformers Ultra Magnus figure. Standing a towering 15" high, this figure boasts massive amounts of articulation as well as a very clean painted look to him. The coloring really brings out the classic nature of the G1 figure and pays a really nice homage to Ultra Magnus from yesteryear. I love hearing about how these figures are made so here is strikealpha247 in his own words:
"Using the Popular Classics Figure figure a new complete overhaul and turn him into the legendary Masterpiece! Ultra Magnus was carefully prepped and then airbrushed with various coats of the highest quality automotive grade paint available to bring out the realism for his main body, a truly awesome one of a kind piece perfect for any transformers Collection! Ultra Magnus is Fully transformable from truck to Robot mode, he comes with his exclusive fire power. He measures about 15 inches tall and very articulated. He has a ball joint head which come off when transforming to truck mode and ball joint hands that come off as well when transforming to truck mode. His power up fire power pack screws on to his back of his neck when in robot mode but can screw off for truck mode."
This is a fully transformable figure, which is fantastic given the size and scale of the entire figure. Typically figure of this size are more of the Action Masters type but not this Legendary Custom Masterpiece Transformers Ultra Magnus figure.
Sometimes making a custom is all about how you (1) put it together and (2) how you accessorize them. In this case, both points apply as Shinobitron creates the look and feel of Batman's nemesis with his Custom DC Universe Movie Masters Joker Dark Knight figure. The image above is one of the most iconic scenes in the Dark Knight movie where you get first get a feel for how ruthless the Joker is. Making a custom extended clip pistol, stack of cash, gas grenade, mask (non-wearable), and duffel bag, Shinobitron pays an homage to villain that will live in infamy. To check out more photos of Custom DC Universe Movie Masters Joker Dark Knight figure, head over to eBay or check out more photos in his gallery.