Tag Archives: Clone Wars Animated Customs
"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.
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.
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:
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.
FreshFromTheSewers has created one of the most feared bounty hunters to wreak havoc on the Clone Wars Animated scene with his Custom Lego Star Wars Cad Bane minifig. Given center stage in Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 2, Cad Bane has already caused major damage to the future of the Jedi Order. With his signature blue skin and breathing aparatus, FreshFromTheSewers did an excellent job translating this figure into the Lego world.
In honor of my son's 5th birthday today, I am featuring one of his favorite Star Wars vehicles. MeadMunch has created this Custom Battle Damaged AT TE as he was tired of the clean cartoon look to the vehicle. The detailing is really nice on this AT TE and it looks like it has been through hell! To see more photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay!
I still really like the Clone Wars series and there are a few tried and true customizers out there still making figures. Lilenobi brings us this Custom Clone Trooper Red figure, which is part of Commander Gree's Elite Search and Rescue team. This figure is well done and comes with carbon scoring and a removable helmet. To see more photos, head over to eBay!
Cad Bane made his appearance in the Clone Wars animated series and boy was he a force to reckon with. Ruthless and fearless, jackoftradze has brought him to life with his Custom Clone Wars Cad Bane figure. This figure really captures the look of Cad Bane and I love the accessories and guns that were made for the figure. The hat and soft goods really complete the figure and he chose a great shade of blue for the face and hands. To view more photos and to place a bid on jackoftradze's Custom Clone Wars Cad Bane figure, head over to eBay!
From the episode, Rising Malevolence, Ironhide44 has created this Custom Clone Wars Boost figure, another awesome clone to add to your collection. Using his artistic skill, he has crafted deco in such a way that captures the look and feel of the character in the series. Let's hear more about how he made this great clone:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms, lower legs, and utility belt from a Space Trooper clone. Boost's head is custom molded with his Commander Gree hair style. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. The graphics on the helmet are done by hand. Painted as close as possible to the animated Boost using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. I drilled out the end of his blaster for a more realistic look."
Head over to eBay and check out more photos of Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Boost figure.
Ironhide44 keeps the clones coming with his latest Custom Clone Wars Animated Sergeant Sinker figure. This has to be one of my favorite figures from Ironhide 44 to date because of the detail on this one. The shoulder and helmet deco are very nicely done. Here is some more detail on how this custom was made from the source:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms, lower legs, and utility belt from a Space Trooper clone. Sinker's head is custom molded with his unique hair style. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. The graphics on the helmet are done by hand. Painted as close as possible to the animated Sinker using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. I drilled out the end of his blaster for a more realistic look."
To add this awesome clone to your animated Clone Wars collection because lord knows that Hasbro will not be making this one for a while or ever, head over to eBay and bid on Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Animated Sergeant Sinker figure.
I just came across another excellent Clone Wars custom. This time, mdrhody brings us his Custom Clone Wars Sergeant Denal from the 'Duel of the Droids' episode. This figure is another excellent example of customizers taking charge and giving fans what they want...more clones!!! For those not familiar with Denal, here is some info I found on him from Wookieepedia:
"Denal was one of the most experienced clone troopers in the elite 501st Legion, having survived many Clone Wars campaigns alongside Captain Rex and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. At the start of the war, Denal saw action on Rodia, Tatooine and Orto Plutonia, conducting many missions on those planets. He rescued a battalion of clone troopers from a Separatist ambush, recovered a lost Republic cargo, and helped a Jedi in distress defeat a force of battle droids. On one occasion, he even saved General Skywalker's Padawan Ahsoka Tano from a Separatist prison on Tatooine. Denal was also involved in the discovery and destruction of a new Confederacy superweapon—one that could prevent Republic radar from detecting enemy armies. Later in the war, Denal accompanied Rex, Skywalker, and Tano on a mission to destroy a Separatist listening post, which they successfully completed. Of the five-man squad of clones that was sent there along with the Jedi, only he and Rex survived the mission."
This figure is a great representation of Denal from the Animated series so head over to eBay and place a bid!
Ironhide44 has come out with another great addition to his line of Clone Wars customs with his Custom Clone Wars Chopper figure from 'The Hidden Enemy' episode. This was a great episode where Chopper was believed to be the traitor but it was actually Slick, another clone who knew of the Jedi's secret plans. This figure is a great representation of Chopper as he appeared in the series. Let's read more about this great figure:
"I used a clean armor Captain Rex for a starting point. I used the arms and utility belt from a standard issue clean armor clone. The helmet is a custom molded "shell" of the newer 212th orange clone. Painted as close as possible to the animated Chopper using high quality acrylic paints. Sealed with clear flat acrylic. His armor is of the dirty variety. Custom made droid fingers are mounted on a thin gauge black wire. I also carved out the scars on Chopper's head. His left eye is brown and his right eye is pale yellow. You get Chopper, his helmet, Droid finger necklace, and his blaster."
To add this awesome figure to your animated Clone Wars collection, head over to eBay and bid on Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Chopper figure.
One aspect of the Star Wars universe is that we got to see the evolution in armor from the Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith and daveSstation Creations has a great looking Custom Clone Wars Animated Shock Trooper to feast your eyes on this week. Yesterday, I wrote an article about his Custom Order 66 AT TE so this figure would be a perfect addition to your collection if you were to bid on that or just add another great figure to your collection. The markings on the Shock Trooper are well done and the color is perfect to fit in with the ROTS Troopers. daveSstation Creations has really filled a void in the Animated Clone Wars line so head over to eBay and place a bid on his Custom Clone Wars Animated Shock Trooper figure.
As Mel Brooks said in the movie, The History of the World Part 1, "it is good to the King!" and for a Captain in the Clone Wars, this equates to getting your own rig modeled after your body armor. I was excited when I first got my hands on the AT TE and daveSstation Creation has taken it to the next level with his Custom Clone Wars Captain Rex AT TE snow vehicle. I am very impressed with the attention to detail and the craftsmanship that he put into this AT TE. First of all, I am a huge military historian and I am very please to see the "decals including some skulls along cab representing missions and a couple others custom decals on rear panels straight...representing assault and heavy artillery." The old style deco of the tanks from the armored divisions and the planes from the navy made sure to decorate their vehicles and planes with their respective core markings and this AT TE, in my opinion, is a great homage to that era.
The paint aps looks flawless and I am sure this baby looks amazing in person. It is great to see such creativity grace the AT TE and daveSstation Creation has done a stellar job imagining the world where this behemoth of a vehicle fits into the Clone Wars universe. To view more photos and to place a bid on this bad boy, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Clone Wars Captain Rex AT TE snow vehicle.
MasterCloner brings Waxer to life, the persnickety Clone who was more interested in busting 'klankers' than the collateral damage of the invasion. His Custom Clone Wars Waxer figure displays a very heavy battle damaged look. The helmet reflects the hash marks on the side, reminiscent of wars where pilots would mark their kills on the side of their planes or soldiers would mark theirs on their helmets. The head is nicely done and looks just like the animated version from the series. To view more photos, head over to eBay!
I echo Ironhide44's thoughts when he said that Waxer and Boil are the most interesting Clones from the series so far. The characters demonstrated compassion, leadership, and skill on the battlefield and Ironhide44's Custom Waxer and Boil figures are an awesome addition to your Clone Wars collection. I guarantee that these figures will not see the light of day for a long time from Hasbro so be sure to bulk up your Clone collection with figures you will never find in the store. It was only on the second time watching the episode where I noticed the different helmets and Ironhide44 has captured their unique elements from the small upside down triangle on Boil's helment to 'Klanka' count tick marks on Waxer's helmet. Ironhide44 is an excellent Clone Wars customizer so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Waxer and Boil figures.
Based on his brief appearance in Star Wars Episode 3, Ironhide44 brings us his interpretation of this infamous clone with his Custom Commander Neyo in Clone Wars Animated style. This figure was very well done and no detail was spared. The helmet was custom sculpted and it looks like a very believable precursor to the next gen armor that we saw in the Revenge of theSith movie. The figure also sports a custom made sash with integrated shoulder armor and home made armor symbol decals. I am very pleased with the Clone Wars animated series and I am happy that customizers are making excellent additions to the line. Ironhide44 is one of the few that are making Clone Wars customs so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Commander Neyo figure!
aeseven7 brings us his interpretation of this infamous clone commanders phase 1 uniform with his Custom Clone Wars Animated Commander Bacara figure. Bacara made a name for himself in the Revenge of the Sith movie by slaying Ki Adi Mundi on the Mygeeto Bridge but before that, this clone, along with all of the others, went through an armor change. I really like this interpretation as it resembles the ROTS Bacara and retains the feel.
I am seeing a slue of Clone Wars customs lately and I am very pleased! This week, DefiantYogi has a 501st Clone Wars Snow Trooper Custom, which was featured in Episode 15 of the Clone Wars animated series. I really liked that episode and it brought back memories of Hoth and the Empire Strikes Back. DefiantYogi also as a Custom Commander Gree and a Commander Bly up this week so check him out over at eBay!
It is always cool to know how the clones evolved into the leaders we saw in Revenge of the Sith. One thing that is great about a television series is that you can get to know the characters more in depth than a movie and Lilenobi's Custom Clone Wars Commander Gree captures the animated series likeness before he dons the Kashyyyk armor. Lilenobi did an excellent job translating the animated series Commander Gree into this custom, especially with the hair. Although this figure is not available on eBay anymore, I just had to capture it
One of my favorite clones from Revenge of the Sith were the Utupau Clone Troopers and Ironhide's Custom Clone Wars Bomb Squad Trooper reminds me of those troops. These types of clones appeared in the episode, 'The Blue Shadow Virus,' and I was happy to see the return of the orange deco. Ironhide44 has done a great job making the dirty armor version of these troops and he even added the patch that is seen in the concept art for the figure. The patch is an interesting concept and it reminds of the patches that the Armored Division soldiers wore in World War 2. If you want to own a unique custom clone trooper you will never find in the stores, head over to eBay and check out Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Bomb Squad Trooper figure.
Recreating one of the best Clone Wars episodes to date, Ironhide44 brings us his Custom Clone Wars Ambush Battle Pack featuring Lieutenant Thire and Clone Troopers Rys and Jek. One of the great things about the Clone Wars series is we get to know the clones better and see their personality, which really did not come through in the Attack of the Clones movie. most of the episode's I have seen so far center around camaraderie of the troops and their leaders and Ironhide44 does an excellent job capturing that aspect with his customs. It also looks like he pays very close attention to detail and he even hand mixed the paint to get the right maroon color. Let's get some detail from Ironhide44 on what went into creating this Battle Pack:
Lt. Thire is the leader. He has electrobinoculars on his helmet that can rotate. The electrobinoculars are custom made using plastic resin poured into a mold I made. He is a StarWarsShop.com exclusive Senate Security clone with a standard issue clone trooper helmet. The holsters for the pistols are custom made from molded plastic and were glued to the leg armor. The Pauldron and blaster pistols are from a Captain Rex figure. Thire was painted using high quality acrylic paints. I was maticulous about matching the maroon color and custom mixed it myself. He will come with two blaster pistols and a blaster rifle.
Clone Trooper Jek made that line a part of Star Wars lore in "Ambush". Jek is a standard issue Senate Security clone and a one man army. Jek carries a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, dual blaster pistols (from a Captain Rex figure), a bandoleer, and a missile launcher. The holsters, Z-6 rotary cannon, bandoleer, and missile launcher are all custom molded in plastic made by myself. The holsters are glued to the leg armor. They are proportioned as close as I could judge to the actual animated versions. The cannon has a rotating handle (in Jek's left hand). The missile launcher has a flexible shoulder strap. The bandoleer is flexible also and painted to match the animated style.
Clone Trooper Rys is a standard issue un-modified Senate Security clone with a blaster and backpack. The backpack is a modified version of Asoka's. It has a longer strap setup. The straps are a custom molded piece that I made. I weathered the pack to match the weathered look of Rys.
Head over to eBay and check out Ironhide44's Custom Clone Wars Ambush Battle Pack.
Continuing with catching up on Lilenobi's Custom Clone Wars Animated figures, his latest is Commander Fil as seen on Episode 10, the Lair of Grievous. He did a great job recreating the extravagant deco that Commander Fil's uniform adorns. I love the way the helmet is designed and I wish, for the future, that the figures will see a surge in Clones and Commanders in the stores. He also has a Custom Clone Pilot Hawk this week so check out Lilenobi's seller page each week to see what he has in store for you.
Once again, Lilenobi brings us the future commander of the Shock Troopers with his Custom Clone Wars Animated Lietenant Thire figure. Kicking off the first episode of the series, Thire demonstrated why he has what it takes to lead a large battalion. The battle damage and the deep red markings on the uniform pay a great homage to the clone leader. While sadly this clone is not for sale anymore, I still wanted to capture it as very few are customizing the animated clones like Lilenobi.
Lilenobi is your hook up for Clone Wars Animated customs and in my daily search for great customs, I came accross some that I missed last week so I am playing catch up. We saw Commander Bly briefly in the Revenge of the Sith but it is great to get to know him pre Order 66 in the Clone Wars Animated series. Lilenobi's Custom Commander Bly caught my eye as he is one of the few customizers out there immortalizing the Clones that make the series a blockbuster. Although this figure is not available anymore, head over to eBay and check out the latest figures that Lilenobi has up for sale this week!
Before I write about Lilenobi's Custom Clone Wars Clone Pilot Hawk figure, I have to say that the way he set up his listing reminds me of the Clone Firefighter Pilot ad where it said that figures that spend a few seconds on screen get immortalized in action figure. Although Clone Pilot Hawk did only spend a whopping 3 seconds on screen in the Clone Wars Animated Series, Lilenobi has done a great job capturing him in a figure. The deco reminds me of the 101st Airborne with the Hawks painting on the sides of his helmet. I was pleasantly surprised by the new deco when I saw the cartoon and I was very happy to see this custom up on eBay!
Ever since the Clone Wars Movie and subsequent animated series debuted, I have been waiting for some great customs to come out and Lilenobi has answered the call with his Custom Clone Wars Commander Stone figure. The detailing on this figure is amazing and captures the grittiness of battle that the Clones go through in each episode of the series. The paint aps on this figure are a great translation from the episode, even down to the tattoo on his head. Hasbro won't be making this figure anytime soon and if they do it will not be up to the caliber of how Lilenobi has done so head over to eBay and bid on this Custom Clone Wars Commander Stone figure.
Only 30 minutes left to snag aeseven7's Custom Clone Wars Animated Commander Neyo figure! This figure is very well done and was created by aeseven7's own interpretation of armor transition from the Clone Wars to the dreaded Order 66 call when we first saw Commander Neyo in Star Wars Episode III on Selucami. My favorite part is the head sculpt and he did an awesome job melding the new Animated Clone Wars series into something familiar while retaining the look and feel of the Revenge of the Sith movie. Head over to eBay to catch this one before it is gone!