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What a huge opening weekend to the Revenge of the Fallen movie and one customizer has been pretty busy gearing up for the release. This week, I am featuring Sabrina Ng's custom ROTF line up as she has many of the great figures up for sale this week. All of the figures are excellently detailed with Sabrina's own style and interpretation of the color pallet. Let's take a look at the line up:
Be sure to check out her customs each week by visiting her seller page!
With the Revenge of the Fallen movie out in full force, be sure to check out the Custom Transformers section of this site for latest and greatest figures.
I was very happy to see that Omega Supreme was given some air time in the Transformers Animated series. Anemis007 has brought this icon to life with his Custom Transformers Animated Series Omega Supreme figure. The colors really capture the G1 nature of the figure and the scale is a great size, standing 13.5 inches tall. I am not sure if they will be making one of these figures or not but you can own it now by heading over to eBay!
I promissed myself to lay off the Optimus Prime figures for a while but I could not resist letting people know about this one! Chris Morada has one of the most unique Revenge of the Fallen figures up this week with his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure. The flames on this figure are amazing and the paint aps look like a brand new car with a showroom finish. There are so many aspects of this custom that leave me without words. First, the flames looking like they are searing and burning through the figure. The chromed out parts are great and the smoke stacks really make a great addition to the figure. Chris Morada has plenty of photos over on eBay so head over there and check out his Custom The Fallen Optimus Prime figure.
Encline Designs has another excellent Revenge of the Fallen custom up this week and he has added something special to his Custom ROTF Ravage figure...can you guess what it is? If you can't guess what it is it is staring you right in the face and no it is not a Photoshop effect. I won't go as far as calling Encline a doctor but he did conduct some brain surgery on Ravage and gave him an LED light, which is a very cool aspect of this figure. Here are some of the other mods he did:
"Added one red LED in the head. The batteries and off/on switch are housed in the torso. Added a socket at the neck and base of the skull. Made a double sided ball joint and put in the neck. Now RAVEGE has more neck articulation than ever! Added teeth and filled in the screw hole on the side of the head"
Encline is not afraid to get his hands dirty and give fans what they want so if you love this figure, head over to eBay and check out more photos of Encline's Custom ROTF Ravage figure.
Next up for the homage to the Revenge of the Fallen customs is Bumblebee and Matt1989cars has created a version that I would be proud to own with his Custom ROTF Transformers Bumblebee figure. This figure looks great and thanks to some retooling by Hasbro to make this figure movie accurate, Matt1989cars has given it the paint aps he deserves. You can either view more photos of this great figure or visit the Custom Transformers section of this site for more Revenge of the Fallen customs.
I have a feeling I will writing about Revenge of the Fallen customs for many months but that is ok with me because I have been waiting so long for these figures to hit the stores. Sabrina Ng has this Custom ROTF Transformers Sideswipe figure and it is chromed out and looking slick. To differentiate the parts in robot mode, she added some blue accents, which give the figure a more interesting look. To view more photos, head over to eBay!
Let the Revenge of the Fallen customs flow! As the US release date nears, there are many awesome customs that have come out by talented people like Encline Designs. His Custom Battle Damaged Optimus Prime is no exception and really shows off Encline's talent and creativity. I can't wait to see the movie as I am guessing the Optimus could like the custom featured in this article but if you want to see more photos of this great figure and all of the detailing, head over to eBay!
I have said it before and I will say it again...these are the figures that should have been made for the Revenge of the Fallen Movie! Not only is Frenzy.Rumble keeping himself busy, he is going above and beyond the call of duty and this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime is yet another example of his talent. The paint aps are stunning and I urge you to head over to eBay and check out more photos of this stellar looking Optimus Prime.
Soundwave's dog has come a long way since the little puppy we saw wreak havoc on the Autobots in the 80's. This week, Frenzy.Rumble applies his magic and talent and created this Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure. The paint aps on this figure look like metal and the detailing brings out the intricate robotic parts of this great figure. To read more about the quality that Frenzy.Rumble pours into each figure, check out his process below:
Enter...RAVAGE, a minion of Soundwave and Decepticon spy. All paints used in the process were 100% enamel, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years. (Keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with.
The great thing I like about all of Frenzy.Rumble's listings is that he takes so many photos so if you want to check out more, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Ravage figure.
Xaviercal has taken a Masterpiece Prime figure and turned him into a badass with his Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure. This figure is packing heat and even has custom smokestacks to add that extra level of detail and villainy. Let's read more about this figure from Xaviercal himself:
"Inspired by the truck in the movie Deathrace the tanker of Nemesis has HUGE cannon on the back and double mini guns on the front. Nemesis has a new pair of smokestacks to make him look more evil looking. But that’s not all ,even nemesis has to take a break sometime!!! So he has a throne made from an alternator parts and armada prime, some random parts and a wheel from a RC truck and to go with the throne nemesis has a staff from the heads of fallen transformers including Megatron, Shockwave, Optimus prime, and a movie Starscream. All of these are custom painted and detailed"
The thrown is a cool effect and I like the black paint on the oil tanker. I was never a fan of a chrome tanker so this is a great change. The figure looks awesome in truck mode towing the suped up tanker so if you want to see that mode, head over to eBay and check out Xaviercal's Custom Masterpiece Scale Nemesis Prime Transformers figure.
Encline Designs has a wicked twist on Optimus Prime with his Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure. If there was ever a figure so dark and twisted, it would be this one! Not only does this figure pack enough heat to melt anyone it his path, but the facial expression Encline chose for this figure gives it the evil personality it was made for. I enjoy reading how customizers describe their creations so let's read how Encline tells his story:
This one is the direct disciple of The Fallen. Empowered by the fire inside, he hunts. Nemesis hunts for any Cybertronian that did not side with The Fallen when he chose in his deepest of processors to gain power. Being the most hot headed of three prototforms created together, he hunts with out mercy. Nemesis has made his way to earth. Sensing a new fear of a great warrior, he takes his form. The hunt will begin by putting fear in the heart of this brave leader by killing off his soldiers one by one. Under estimating the strength and pure drive to protect that Optimus Prime has, Nemesis meets his match sooner than expected. Loving the trill of hand to hand combat, Nemesis drops his shoulder cannon and wants to remove Prime's head for his trophies.
There are many cool features on this figure and to view the ones that light up, head over to eBay and check out Encline Design's Custom Leader Class ROTF Nemesis Prime figure.
If I was to dream of a better Serpentor, I would envision 2dtoys' version with this Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Serpentor figure. I absolutely love this figure! The colors are dead on and the scalloped look that 2dtoys was able to give this figure is how he appeared in the cartoon. The snakes coming out of the figure give it a great effect and a cool look. The sculpting is awesome and everything is symmetrical. This is the best Serpentor figure I have seen to date so head over to eBay and check out this great Custom Marvel Legends GI Joe Serpentor figure.
Frenzy.Rumble continues to amaze me with his talent of interpreting the classic Generation 1 Transformers figures and coming up with original works of art. His latest collaboration with JAF has yielded these 5 Custom G1 Dinobots and I have to say that this entire set is a site for sore eyes. I really love the yellows, grays, and reds on these figures and Frenzy.Rumble and JAF have payed a great homage to the the G1 cartoon representation of the figures. Here is some more detail on the figures:
Grimlock - Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, waist, head, knees hips and fists
Slag - Added articulation in his head (on ball joint!), shoulders, elbows, knees, hips and tail
Snarl - Added articulation in head, shoulders, elbows, hands are on ball jointed wrists, hips and knees
Swoop - Wing poseability improved, Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, upper legs and knees
Sludge - Added articulation in his shoulders, elbows, hips and knees
To place a bid on this one of kind set Custom G1 Dinobots, head over to eBay!
Combining two of the greatest toy lines every imagined, Toyphilia has created this Custom GI Joe vs Transformers Thundercracker Cobra Rattler that literally looks like he ripped it straight out of the comics. As he states, "the primary modifications include moving the A-10's fuselage-mounted engines to the rear wings (in order to facilitate a VTOL system in which the Rattler's wings pivoted on their axis to redirect engine exhaust downwards), a nose-mounted anti-tank Gatling gun, and four large anti-tank missile launchers." This figure looks awesome and stays very true to the comic representation, which you can take a look at over at eBay while you are checking out Toyphilia's Custom GI Joe vs Transformers Thundercracker Cobra Rattler.
It is unfortunate circumstances that collectors must sell their most prized possessions and that is why it pains me to write this article as the owner of this custom has fallen on some hard times. This Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mirage figure is simply amazing. Fashioned after his G1 counterpart, this Mirage was kitbash of several different Alternators and end result was a classic figure that will fit nicely with the Masterpiece line. To learn more about this great custom, let's hear from the seller, gclarks01:
"This custom was made by master customizer JAF. It is a real Indy car Leiger Gitanes model kit altyered to Transform with several Alternator donors as Parts - Skids, Prime, and Sideswipe. He is very poseable! The Gitanes on the side of alt mode is accurate to the real car. (That is the way the real cigarette name is spelled, hence the decals on the side), but I had JAF make custom "Citanes" ones for his spoiler/feet and his front spoiler, torso to be more G1 in robot mode where he really shines. You also get his custom Hunting Rifle and Shoulder Missle launcher."
To view more photos and to place a bid on this Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mirage figure, head over to eBay!
Jin Saotome brings us a reincarnation of 'The Fallen
"This auction is for a 6" tall "The Fallen" custom Transformers Classics figure with removable side cannons, magnetic removable inferno flame, extra right hand, and spinning turret/claw arm. He has multiple points of articulation meaning you can pose him in all sorts of awesome "I'm one of the first Transformers, bow to me!" poses and he'll look great in every one.
This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that's not going to rub or flake off. The Fallen was one of the first 13 Transformers created by Primus and perhaps one of the coolest bots around. Why? BECAUSE HE'S ON FIRE! (Not literally as playing with the figure would result in your house burning down. But his character is supposed to be glowing like a furnace, always burning with flame.) The Fallen is detailed with various shades of… eh… black? Well the inner-furnace detailing are is neat part, done in orange-red-yellow tones for a real burning look! He does feature various metallic tones and weathering too for that been-around-for-a-millions-years theme. Flip out the turret and claw on his right hand and depress the lever on top for flaming-turret spinning action. The magnetically attached flames behind his head can be removed for transformation and the side cannons are removable as well. The Fallen transforms into an assault-tank and looks fairly cool doing so, rolling around and looking quite threatening. So, need a revamped Fallen to replace the chunky Titanium version that keeps toppling over? Know a friend who would bring this figure on camping trips in case of an emergency? (Kidding, it's not on fire.) Then don't pass this auction up! This figure will be shipped in time for Christmas in case you'd like to give him as a gift."
Go over to eBay and bid on Jin's Custom 'The Fallen'
At the dawn of time, Primus created new life, the 13 original Transformers, to crew his planetary form into battle against his eternal nemesis Unicron. One of these 13, his original name now lost to the mists of time, turned against his siblings, his creator, and his universe, and betrayed them all.
Now he is a being of power, darkness, and absolute dedication to Unicron. At the end of the first battle between the two Gods, for his treachery, the Fallen was sealed into extradimensional limbo along with his new master.
ltlwiz brings us his latest creation with this Custom Marvel Legends X-Men Warpath figure. The attention to detail on this Warpath is excellent! There are very few that go the extra mile and you can tell from the solid paint job and black detailing on the chest and abs that really set this figure apart from the rest. Hair is one of the toughest aspects of a custom to get right (along with the nose) but the hair on this custom flows very naturally and adds depth to this great figure. To tell you more about his custom, ltlwiz explains in his own words:
"Up for auction is a "Custom Marvel Legends Warpath" in a his new X-Men outfit. He is about 7 inches tall and looks amazing
the pictures do not do him justice. I only use the best paints on my figures and seal for durability to prevent paint rub. He retains all of his points of articulation. He would make a great addition to your collection. Don't miss your chance to add him to your collection."
I was only 9 years old when Ghostbusters hit the theatres in 1984 and boskoes brings us a taste of this cult classic with his Custom Marvel Legends
Venkman, Spengler, and Zeddmore figures are fully posable and in perfect scale with all your other 6 inch ultra posable action figures. Each figure comes with a removable proton pack, that lights up (works on AAA batteries, and releases a small electro magnetic charge when turned on). This auction also includes, a pair of goggles (fits any one of the figures), 1 small ghost, and an ectometer. Slimer Glows in the dark, and comes with a jar of glow-in the dark slime. He also comes with a whole mess of goodies to eat. Slimer also comes with the above auction as a bonus!
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a character in the movie Ghostbusters and the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. He was the cartoon mascot of the fictitious Stay Puft marshmallow corporation. boskoes Stay Puft Stay is ultra posable and stands aporox 9 inches tall and comes with Proton blast and base.
GOZAR is ultra posable, and in perfect scale with all your other 6 INCH ULTRA POSABLE action figures. She comes with exchangeable hands, and Zull. Zull is posable but is not overly articulated. His eyes light up red, and he comes with a removable chain.
- We retooled the seat, so our Six Inch ULTRA-POSABLE ghostbusters figures can fit inside!
-We rigged it with working lights, and 3 different sounds (Engine starting, horn, and Siren). The flashing lights and sounds all work by pushing 1 of the 3 button on the roof!
- We gave it a crazy realistic paint job. We when with a "Ghostbustin' all day", distressed look, and hit it with cinder and Ectoplasam spatter!
- We kept the swivel roof seat, and tow wench intact!
- We gave it a custom MP3 player, that fits discreetly in the back hatch with industrial velcro. The MP3 player has an amplifier system so you can jam out while your pushin' Ecto 1 around, and also a pair of ear phones, incase you love this thing so much you wanna sit it by your bedside.
-MP3 PLAYER, comes loaded with the entire soundtrack to Ghostbusters 1 & 2, and hold up to 160 songs.
Who can take a Transformers figure that looked like it came out of a Lucky Charms box and turn it into a piece of Generation 1 Transformers Movie history? You guessed it! Jin Saotome! After Jin's successful 2007 Transformers Movie Galvatron, he went back to his roots and created this Custom Transformers Cartoon Movie Galvatron out of the ashes of an Energon Megatron figure. I do like the masculine look of this Galvatron as Jin has focused on making him Gray and Blue (instead of the traditional purple). The cannon is a great shade of deep orange which compliments the figure nicely. As Jin states in his auction:
This auction is for a 10” tall custom Transformers ‘Classics’ Galvatron figure with removable particle accelerator cannon, and space-cannon attachments. Galvatron has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count and they all have excellent range of motion even for as large as he is. This means you can pose him in all sorts of awesome Starscream-threatening poses and he’ll look great in every one. Galvatron changes from robot to scrap Space Cannon and transforming him won’t affect the paint job. Just take care when moving his parts around as he’s a very large and hefty figure.
This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that’s not going to rub or flake off. Here’s another taken on an old favorite, Galvatron done in a ‘Classics’ feel to him. First of all he’s huge, ten inches tall and fairly wide to boot. He has an imposing feel about him especially with his massive particle accelerator cannon aimed at you! The cannon can be attached on two spots on his right arm, on the side for storage and on his forearm for combat. And wow this sucker is a brilliant metallic gloss orange! Galvatron himself has been hand painted with various shades of blues/dark blues, weathered highlights, shadows, metallic sections, and given the full treatment of detailing that all my custom figures get. Even his eyes are two tones of red and yellow, burning with the need to kick Starscream across Cybertron at a moment’s notice.
But what’s Galvatron without an alt mode? Throughout the years he’s been depicted as different things but it’s back to the oldschool look this time! Galvatron transforms into yes, a massive space cannon, complete with treads. His arm cannon becomes the tip and brings his size to over a foot long. A lot of care and detail was put into this figure to get him the right mix of G1, cartoon, and modern styling here, I hope you like him. So, did you want Galvatron to top off your unique collection of Transformers? Know a friend who would get a kick out of a giant blue robot? (yes, sometimes Galvatron is depicted in purple, but then he’d be competing against the X-men Sentinels). Then don’t pass this auction up!! This figure will ship to you in time for Christmas too, in case you’d like to give him as a gift.
Make sure you check out Jin's awesome Custom Transformers Movie Galvatron for your chance to own this great piece!
Cal's Customs brings us this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Thunderstrike. The likeness to the comic is spot on and the paint job on this one looks flawless! It must look aamazing in person. The hair looks very natural (something very hard to pull off) and the eyes have an intense look to them, adding to the realism of the figure. The mace is a great accessory and although the comic does have a 'T' monogrammed on the it, I actually like this one without it. Besides, I am sure the mace would be hard to clean after a battle if monogrammed. You can own this one of kind masterpiece over at eBay so go bid early for a chance to add Cal's Custom Marvel Legends Thunderstrike to you collection!
For those unfamiliar with this character from the Marvel Comics, here is a little background:
Eric Masterson, an architect, is merged with Thor and given Thor's form and powers after Thor is sealed in Eric's mind, by Odin, due to Thor's accidental killing of Loki. Eventually, Odin is revealed to have been possessed by Loki, who was attempting to manipulate everybody. Eric and Thor are separated and restored to their original bodies.
Eric continues in the role of Thor, after having been given Mjolnir by Thor, who tells Eric to carry on as Earth's protector. Eric then returns to Earth and joins the Avengers in Thor's place. During this time, he aids them in such battles as the Kree/Shi'ar war and the Infinity Gauntlet crisis, being one of only three heroes at the conclusion of that battle to remember the entire confrontation (The other two being Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer.
However, Eric's role as Thor is relatively brief, as the Enchantress manipulates Eric into attacking Thor for Sif's affection. During a confrontation with Thor, Eric hits Sif, which provokes Thor, leading him to defeat Eric and reclaim Mjolnir while Odin reveals the Enchantress’s manipulations. Odin then creates a new mace for Eric called Thunderstrike.
Eric first uses the Thunderstrike mace against the villain Bloodaxe, and is
promptly defeated. Afterwards, Eric creates his own costume to distinguish himself from Thor, while keeping Thor’s reputation intact. Eric names himself Thunderstrike, after the mace itself. Eventually Eric defeats Bloodaxe, only to discover that ‘he’ was actually Jackie Lukus, his current love interest.
"This auction is for a 10" tall custom Transformers 'Classics' Omega Supreme figure with removable drilling arms, working scrap-magnet, scrap-claw, Dump truck minicon, and flickering light-up smelting furnace. Omega has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count and they all have excellent range of motion. This means you can pose him in all sorts of awesome Decepticon-smelting poses and he'll look great in every one. Omega changes from robot to scrap metal foundry and transforming him won't affect the paint job. It's time for more Transformers Classics customs and this week I give you Omega Supreme Omega features two drilling arms that can be detached into separate vehicles. The right claw opens up and spins via a thumbwheel and the left drill extends and spins when you slide the lever. Add two AAA batteries (not included) and you can have the claw-drill light up and make noise when you spin it. Once detached you can transform Omega into a scrap metal foundry complete with a working scrap-magnet for hoisting metal chunks into his minicon buddy and scrap-claw for tearing apart slagged Decepticon wreckage into smaller bits. Inside Omega's chest is the smelting furnace that lights up and flickers brightly, ready to process scrap metal into raw materials to repair his Autobot friends. (furnace batteries are included and you can replace them easily) Omega Supreme has been painted with many different shades, metallics, weathering, highlights, shadows, you name it. He's been styled to resemble his G1 form while playing to the modern 'Transformers Classics' theme. So… were you looking for a giant guardian to watch over Cybertron while you were out? Know a friend who will keep trying to attach the two arms to form a rocket? (sorry, they're drilling equipment this time around, heh) Then don't pass this auction up!!"
Caramel's Customs brings us a taste of the future with her Custom Marvel Legends Red Hulk. The color of Hulk's skin must have taken him hours to get right and the vein color strikes a nice balance with rage seen in Hulks face. The hair compliments the figure's complexion and rounds out this great piece. Did I mention that this figure is 13" tall? Well, if you want to see a picture of this Red Hulk to scale you will need to view the auction! I found an image of the Red Hulk for comparison (see below) and Caramel's Customs did an excellent job bringing this one to life.
I took a trip over Caramel's Customs website and found a little more information on her Red Hulk: "HULK SMASH! Who can this be? He's HUGE and RED! Can he be a new HULK? We will all find out come after the New Year! In the mean time, if you want to own you very own customized red Hulk before then, check this one out! I spent ALOT of hours making this one. I wanted to make him as large as he is on the cover."eBay but bid early as this one is getting some great action. Also, visit, Caramel's Customs website and check out her other customs!
The Masterpiece line has been a huge hit for Takara and the figure line keeps growing (Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Ultra Magnus, Skywarp). What if Takara made a Masterpiece Jetfire? deafinoneear shows you what it might look like with his custom Masterpiece Jetfire from a Yamato VF-1S 1/48.
Using the 2009 Bumblebee concept Camaro as an inspiration, darthleon_customs brings us a Generation 1 treat with his Custom Wheeljack
crowkillers-incorporated is at it again and brings us this black custom Lego 2009 Camaro. If you have not seem his work before, check it from my blog post on his red Camaro. I am simply in awe of his work and his latest custom black Camaro comes with some nice details that sets this apart from his red version. For example, this black Camaro has racing stripes, a very nice addition to the car. The interior is tan, which sets off the black and red. As for how this was built, I will let crowkillers-incorporated fill you in on this one:
"As a Camaro owner myself I was in awe when I feasted my eyes on Chevy's New Concept Camaro Last Year. After a Few months I decided to build one. This model contains Well over 2300 New parts and has been constructed in 1/8 Scale studless form. Some of you may be confused as to what the term "Studless" actually means, well here it is:Rather than having bricks that actually "Click or Snap" together with studs, my models are pinned and joined together courtesy of different length friction pins and axles. This method makes for lighter and stronger models and is the only style that I build in. Studless building is like playing Chess where you must always be 5 or 6 steps ahead. Now that you know what studless means, on to the Car's specs:
V8 Engine with removable LS2 Style Engine Cover. This engine features a moving crankshaft with 8 pumping pistons. 6 Speed Transmission with Reverse. As you can see in the pictures, This is a Fully Funtional 6 Speed transmission with a working Reverse gear. Not to be confused with Lego's 8448 5 Speed+Reverse Transmission, My Model has 6 Forward Gears Plus a Reverse. I needed to clarify this because many people refer the Lego 8448 tranny as a "6 Speed"(5+R). My Tranny is much more complex and works very smoothly through all 6 gears. Or 7(6 Speed + Reverse) Depending on if you consider Reverse a Gear or not. Oh Yeah, The shift pattern also follows the Real Camaro's! Working independent 4 wheel suspension. Opening Hood, Doors, and Trunk. Operational Front Wheel Steering system with a "Hand of God" Steering system that also operates the steering wheelinside of the cockpit.
"Hand of What?" Ok, I always get the e-mail asking, so I will explain what "Hand of God" means. "Hand of God" refers to your own hand (Making You "God from above using your Hand") Turning a somewhat hidden wheel (In this case on top of my model's dashboard) that in turn steers the front wheels. And with my model, also turns the Actual steering wheel accordingly.Note: If you are the winning bidder, please don't consider yourself a God and start a silly cult. That would just be well... Wrong. Detailed interior done in Tan. Check out the cool arm-rests on the doors. And the awesome Black exterior With Red-Stripes. This is a complete custom model, not a set that you can buy at Walmart or Lego Shop At Home. And the only instructions that exist are embedded within my head."
There is still one day left to bid on this masterpiece of Americana! Head over to eBay and put yourself in the running to own this Custom Black 2009 Lego Camaro.
Generation 1 customs are always a nice to see, especially when they are repurposed from the Transformers Movie. Since there were only a handful of Transformersin the Movie (Bumblebee, Megatron, Optimus Prime, Starscream, etc.), Hasbro produced figures that were not in the Movie. One of the figures that did not appear in the movie was a video game controller named High Score 100 from the Real Gear subline.
Beastbox basic function is an interrogator
His violent temper overcomes his natural curiosity
More willing to whittle down his captives with his fists than with his words
Few survive his interrogations long enough to reveal anything useful
Can record up to 6000 hours of testimony
Equipped with two compression cannons, which crush a target with tons of compressed air
"Speak now if you intend to ever speak at all" Fugayzie had a great idea to make a relatively unattractive Transformer in the subline into a icon of the 1980's. I would like to see more customizers try and stretch their imagination and take the Movie Transformers back to the future and make more generation one icons come back to life. For more Custom Transformers, check out the latest and greatest on eBay!
Custom Marvel Legends Wolverine Luke Cage Thing Silver Surfer Cyclops – All as Zombies by rayscustoms
Just in time for Halloween! rayscustoms brings us a truly one of a kind set of Custom Marvel Legends Zombie Figures. Rare forms of Wolverine, Luke Cage, Thing, Silver Surfer, and Cyclops are up for grabs on eBay so go check them out! It is night of the living dead in the Marvel Legends Universe and rayscustoms is the harbinger of death.
Interest in GI Joe has certainly had a resurgence with the 25th Anniversary line of figures. Snake Eyes is by far the most well known Joe and Kyle Robinson created this Custom Marvel Legends Snake Eyes. Wanting more of Ninja style for Snake Eyes, he played down the commando look. He explains in more detail, "I always wanted a Snake Eyes made from a Deadpool base but never had the yarbles to scrap a Deadpool for it. BUT when I got my 3rd DeadPool figure striped/incomplete, I said what the heck. I was going for a more sleek and not too cluttered ninja type snake eyes (not commando style). RECIPE:~ ML Deadpool base figure ~ snake eyes head casted by Black Arachnis and originally sculpted by ME~ Sword and gun also from deadpool ~ Belt from ML cable ~ gun holster from retooled face off punisher and taskmaster strap ~ scabbord is retooled april oneil form TMNT"What is cool about this figure is the prominent Arashikage on his right arm. The Arashikage is the Clan of Ninjas that were part of The G.I. Joe comic book story line. The clan was founded many centuries ago by the Emperor of Japan in order to protect the Jewel of Amaterasu. The jewel allows its owner to control the chi surrounding him. The "map" to the jewel is a kata that only members of the Arashikage ninja clan have access to. Members of the Arashikage clan wore a tattoo on their right forearm, representing the 63rd hexagram of the I Ching. Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow were first shown to have this tattoo in their first battle at the Silent Castle. The weathering on the weapons and armor adds much depth to the figure. The face is also spot on and pays a nice homage to the 1985 version and the comic (as shown above). The darkened grooves on the mask also creates a nice shadowing effect. Deadpool was an excellent choice for the base mold of this Snake Eyes. Often I will see Snake Eyes done in a more skinier base using other Marvel Legends figures but Deadpool compliments the figure nicely as Snake Eyes and the muscles and head look very proportional to each other. the ninja weapons add a nice touch to figure as often he is couched as a Commando with uzi's and grenades.
Snake Eyes has always been a favorite of the GI Joe line. In every version of the story, Snake Eyes is quiet in his movements and is a swift and deadly master of multiple martial arts. He is an expert in the use of the ninjato, which he usually carries in a pair of sheaths strapped to his back (but often uses only one). He is equally qualified with and willing to use standard weapons like firearms and explosives. Making him even more dangerous is that he has never relied on one set of weapons to the exclusion of others. In keeping with his personality, Snake Eyes usually wears what could perhaps best be described as a black "military ninja" bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face, which was disfigured in a combat-related accident. Kyle also does commission work so hit him up on his website! To see more picture of Snake Eyes, check out his dedicated page on Kyle's site!
Killzone is a first-person shooter exclusively for the PlayStation 2 game console, developed by Netherlands-based Guerrilla Games and released on November 2, 2004 in North America. A sequel, Killzone: Liberation was released on the PlayStation Portable and another followup, Killzone 2 is currently being developed for the PlayStation 3.
Punstarr from the Toy Soup forums brings us this highly detailed custom Speedball in the Marvel Legends style. By taking a Marvel Quicksilver, cutting off all his hair, he sculpted new hair, a belt, and mask with Apoxie. After he did all of that, then he hand painted the whole thing, even painstakingly drawing the circles on his costume with a Bic Ultra Fine "Mark It" pen.
One aspect of sculpting that is really hard to nail, in my opinion, is hair and eyes (and noses if you are making your own). It is these aspects of a figure that can make or break the likeness. Punstarr nailed the hair on Speedball with his apoxie sculpt. The hair looks very natural and it gives the appearance that he is standing on the edge of a building waiting while the wind is blowing up through the buildings of the city. Drawing the circles on the boots, hands, neck, glasses, and belt must have taken a long time but it is this kind of attention to detail that can also make or break the likeness. The shadowing really brings out the comic artistic effects as shown in the reference picture below. The mask around the eyes coupled with the gaze of the figure gives Speedball a very intense look on his face, rounding out an all around excellent custom! You can check out the action his custom Marvel Legends Speedball landed on eBay and if you are not familiar with Speedball, take some time to read about his abilities below.
As Speedball, Baldwin's body generated an energy field that absorbed, amplified and redirected kinetic energy; it also weirdly distorted his voice and often surrounded him with multicolored kinetic energy "bubbles." The field activated anytime any portion of Baldwin's body experienced a significant impact, though Baldwin gradually developed enough control over the field to suppress it if the activating impact was slight enough. Speedball's most frequent use of his kinetic field was to engage in high-speed, high-impact bouncing, building up greater speed and force with every additional impact while he remained in motion. After a series of sufficiently numerous or forceful bounces to build up power, he could hurl himself into a given target with tremendous impact. Later, he could consciously thrust his kinetic energy field outward, delivering extremely forceful kinetic-powered punches, generating a wider kinetic force field that could more gently push targets away from him, or releasing streams of pure kinetic energy which struck their targets with great impact. He also learned to drain kinetic energy from outside sources, slowing or halting the motion of other people and objects. With his kinetic field activated, Speedball was almost completely immune to physical harm; it also slightly enhanced his physical mass and strength and converted whatever clothing he was wearing into his Speedball costume, presumably created by Robbie's subconscious from otherdimensional kinetic energy (he later discovered that he could alter the costuming's appearance to some extent at will). Robbie developed some proficiency in unarmed combat during his time with the Warriors.
Snake Eyes has always been a favorite of the GI Joe line. In every version of the story, Snake Eyes is quiet in his movements and is a swift and deadly master of multiple martial arts. He is an expert in the use of the ninjato, which he usually carries in a pair of sheaths strapped to his back (but often uses only one). He is equally qualified with and willing to use standard weapons like firearms and explosives. Making him even more dangerous is that he has never relied on one set of weapons to the exclusion of others. In keeping with his personality, Snake Eyes usually wears what could perhaps best be described as a black "military ninja" bodysuit, along with a balaclava and visor to cover his face, which was disfigured in a combat-related accident.
Snake Eyes, what I really like about this custom is the detail and weathering on the suit and the detailing on the weapons. The Uzi is one of my favorite parts of this custom, as it matches the 1980's Uzi that the 3 3/4 inch figure came with. Capturing Snake Eyes' comic book likeness, taddy333 explains more about this one of a kind custom: "He stands approximately 7 inches tall and is in scale with all Marvel Legends, DC Direct, Street Fighter, McFarlane, Spawn or similar figures. He has over 40 points of articulation, and can hold many action poses. He is fully poseable and sealed for protection. I seal each of my customs with multiple coats of Testors Dullcote. He is meant for display, so paint on joints may rub off from rough play.
I have made numerous customs and strive for the highest possible quality on each and every one. This figure is the result of hours of painting with quality paints (Tamiya and Model Masters) and hours of sculpting with quality sculpting materials (Aves Apoxie Sculpt). SNAKE EYES is captured here in his comic likeness. He is equipped with a combat knife, an Uzi and a sword to combat any foe in your collection."
Check out this Custom Marvel Legends Snake Eyes for your chance to own this piece of GI Joe history. You can always find all of the Custom Marvel Legends on my http://www.actionfigurecustoms.com/ website.
Here is what stormtrooper_shop has in store you
Please have fun with your armour! We do! It takes your mind off the serious things in life! That's what its all about, to have fun! In the set you receive:
- All the plastic parts needed to make a full set!
- All the rubber strips for the helmet!
- All the stickers needed for the helmet and O2 tank!
- All the elastic straps for wearing the armour!
- Bubble tinted lenses for fitting to the helmet!
- Full assembly instructions!
- Hot glue gun and glue for assembly
- ABS Polish to get the scratches out in case of damage
- Velcro for holding the part together if you choose not to glue them
- Padding for inside of the helmet as it is not supplied here
- The material used is 2mm A.B.S. Plastic. Acylonitrile Butadine Styrene. It is glossy white and UV stabilised. That means the sun will not turn it yellow or grey like most kits!
You can buy his armor on eBay so check out his Star Wars Stormtrooper FX Armor Custom Kit! If this is not your thing, head over and check out other cool custom Star Wars figures on ActionFigureCustoms.com.
The Transformers Movie line has really given customizers a great canvas to work from. This week, shyeah has created a beloved great from the 1980's in his reincarnation of Ratchet!
As he describes his process, "I've redone the head to have a more accurate G1 look. Black wash touch-ups were applied to his arms, legs and torso. I also did some metal grey dry brush touch-ups on his roof rack. Besides the head and paint touch-ups, I replaced the original Rescue Ratchet hands with more G1 style hands. Also included are the original Movie Rescue Ratchet instruction booklet (Not pictured). A Big thanks to Jin Saotome for the various custom and painting questions that I had. He's just awesome!"
As Hasbro has created a G1 style Starscream and Jazz, add shyeah's Custom Generation 1 Ratchet from the Transformers Movie line. If you want to check out other custom Transformers, go check out my Custom Transformers Section on http://www.actionfigurecustoms.com/.
I do have an affinity to the 2009 Chevy Camero since seeing Bumblebee tearing down the streets in the Transformers Movie. This Custom Lego 2009 Chevy Camero is 100% American engineering with many specs that make this one a custom lego aficionado's dream!
So what makes this one so special? crowkillers-incorporated explains how this Custom Lego 2009 Chevy Camero is different than the others:
"As a Camaro owner myself I was in awe when I feasted my eyes on Chevy's New Concept Camaro Last Year. After a Few months I decided to build one. This model contains Well over 2300 New parts and has been constructed in 1/8 Scale studless form. Some of you may be confused as to what the term "Studless" actually means, well here it is:
Rather than having bricks that actually "Click or Snap" together with studs, my models are pinned and joined together courtesy of different length friction pins and axles. This method makes for lighter and stronger models and is the only style that I build in. Studless building is like playing Chess where you must always be 5 or 6 steps ahead.
Now that you know what studless means, on to the Car's specs:
V8 Engine with removable LS2 Style Engine Cover. This engine features a moving crankshaft with 8 pumping pistons. 6 Speed Transmission with Reverse. As you can see in the pictures, This is a Fully Funtional 6 Speed transmission with a working Reverse gear. Not to be confused with Lego's 8448 5 Speed+Reverse Transmission, My Model has 6 Forward Gears Plus a Reverse. I needed to clarify this because many people refer the Lego 8448 tranny as a "6 Speed"(5+R). My Tranny is much more complex and works very smoothly through all 6 gears. Or 7(6 Speed + Reverse) Depending on if you consider Reverse a Gear or not. Oh Yeah, The shift pattern also follows the Real Camaro's! Working independent 4 wheel suspension. Opening Hood, Doors, and Trunk. Operational Front Wheel Steering system with a "Hand of God" Steering system that also operates the steering wheel
inside of the cockpit.
"Hand of What?" Ok, I always get the e-mail asking, so I will explain what "Hand of God" means. "Hand of God" refers to your own hand (Making You "God from above using your Hand") Turning a somewhat hidden wheel (In this case on top of my model's dashboard) that in turn steers the front wheels. And with my model, also turns the Actual steering wheel accordingly.
Note: If you are the winning bidder, please don't consider yourself a God and start a silly cult. That would just be well... Wrong.
Anyways...Detailed interior with Tan/Red combo seats. Check out the cool arm-rests on the doors.This in my opinion is the Best car that I have ever designed and put up for auction here. This is a complete custom model, not a set that you can buy at Walmart or Lego Shop At Home. And the only instructions that exist are embedded within my head."
Test drive this 1/8 Scale Custom Lego Technic 2009 Chevrolet Camaro over at eBay for your chance to own this piece of Americano. If you are looking for more custom Lego's, check out my Custom Lego section of my ActionFigureCustoms.com website.
This Star Wars inspired Custom Republic Gunship brings the battles to life in the Lego Universe. This custom features highly detailed construction and the vehicle itself sports a low profile compared to the original release of the Gunship. By integrating the large cannons into the wings, the Gunship does not look as top heavy and adds a nice, streamlined look to the vehicle. The wings are also angled much lower, creating the illusion of an x-wing with its ability to move its S-Foils in and out of position. Due to its low profile, I would go as far as classifying this as stealth given the abrupt angle of the wings and cockpit features. huetoys goes on in further detail:
With the resurgence in interest in toy lines like Transformers, Star Wars, and GI Joe, the Thundercats are bound to be next right? Well, I am not sure of the future of a Thundercats comeback but I do know if it did happen, fans would be hitting the toy stores. Until then, boskoes brings us a special treat with his set of five Custom Marvel Legends Thundercats: Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara, Tygra, & Mumm-Ra.
boskoes has this to say about his one of a kind custom set: "Up for grab is a custom set, of custom Marvel Legends style Thundercats. That's right, you get to pick the versions of these characters that you like best, (and we've done quite a few). The pictures in this auction are from our last commission job, and if you want your cat's just like them, then that's fine too. Meticulous attention to detail, custom packaging, an instant qualification for our collectors club, make this auction a great way to finally get your hands on these figures."
In case you have not watched the Thundercats in 20 years, here is a recap of these timeless characters:
Lion-O — The leader, and the hereditary ‘Lord’ of the ThunderCats. Initially he is a mere boy only twelve years old, but in making the trip to Third Earth he ages physically until he becomes an adult of twenty-four — this due to the suspension capsule diminishing but not altogether preventing aging. On Third Earth, much like his big-cat namesake, the lion, Lion-O has great strength, endurance and agility (as well as a headfull of hair). He also has the cunning and skills of a fighter, but because of his time in the capsule, he missed the experiences needed in growing up. Through his adventures, he gains this maturity while learning what it takes to become a true leader.
Panthro — The next noble in age and experience, based on the panther, this warrior is the chief mechanic/engineer and pilot for the ThunderCats. He’s also physically the strongest and is a cunning warrior in combat. With Tygra’s help, he builds all of the vehicles the ThunderCats use on Third Earth — including the ThunderTank, the Feliner and the ThunderClaw, ThunderStrike and HoverCat. A jovial soul, he’s also quick to lose his temper and has a paralyzing fear of bats and a dislike of spiders.
Cheetara — A female warrior , based on the cheetah, who is the only adult female ThunderCat (until the later appearance of Pumyra). She is as lovely as she is brave and caring. Often a voice of reason, she is also the bearer of a budding ‘sixth-sense’, detecting when something is unsafe or if evil is near. This precognitive sense also allows her to perceive visions — whether involuntary or by forcing herself — but this drains her and she may require days or weeks to recover.
She has incredible speed — once clocked at speeds of 120mph on a morning jog. She can only maintain this top speed for short distances, but with it she can move very fast in combat. Her weapon of choice is a battlestaff that can grow or shrink to variable lengths, with which she can vault or leap over enemies. When not in use, it is attached to the armband on her left arm.
Tygra — A staunch, level-headed warrior, based on the tiger, Tygra is known as the ThunderCat architect and scientist. As the eldest (after Jaga) he is the one Lion-O often turns to as second-in-command and for counsel. He is responsible for the design of all of the ThunderCat structures on Third Earth — Cat’s Lair and the Tower of Omens.
He is also gifted with ‘mind-power’ — the ability to create life-like illusions in other people’s minds; he used this for Lion-O’s Anointment Trial, but it puts a great strain on him. He uses a bolo-whip in combat, with which he can render himself invisible to the naked eye.
Mumm-Ra - The chief villain and antagonist against the ThunderCats, Mumm-Ra is the self-proclaimed "ever-living source of evil" on Third Earth, having powers of sorcery and an apparently unlimited lifespan. He is, in fact, a bound servant to the Ancient Spirits of Evil (represented by four anthropomorphic statues within the burial chamber of his pyramid), who provide him with increased power and virtual immortality to further his pursuit of spreading their dark influence throughout Third Earth.
Residing within the Black Pyramid amid the ruins of what appears to be an ancient Egyptian civilization, Mumm-Ra exists in a decayed, weakened form that must return to a stone sarcophagus to replenish his energy. When leaving the pyramid, he can summon the power to transform himself into a more vigorous form: Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living by reciting the following incantation:
“Ancient spirits of evil, transform this decayed form to Mumm-Ra, the Ever-Living!”
While in this form, Mumm-Ra possesses superhuman strength, the ability to fly, as well as fortification of his mystical might — casting spells, throwing energy bolts, etc. — to battle his foes. He can also alter his physical form into a variety of alter-egos to deceive his enemies.
Seemingly invincible in whatever form he chooses, Mumm-Ra appears to have a singular weakness: seeing his own hideous
reflection neutralizes his ability to remain outside the Black Pyramid and forces him to withdraw there in his emaciated mummy form. However, as the series progressed, the Ancient Spirits of Evil eventually overcame this shortcoming to make Mumm-Ra even more formidable.
These figures are available on eBay so check out boskoes' Custom Marvel Legends Thunder Cats - Lion-O, Panthro, Cheetara, Tygra, & Mumm-Ra! If you are hungry for more Custom Marvel Legends figures, go check out them out on eBay.
Today we are looking at Hoist, a Generation 1 Style Custom taken from the Longarm Transformers Movie figure. What a great idea! Take a vehicle that was used in the Transformers Movie to haul Bumblebee around and turn it into a G1 Classic. Using the recently released Longarm tow truck figure, strata32000 has created another Generation 1 masterpiece.
Hoist is another great figure from strata32000 (also see his G1 Skywarp too!). He explains more how he made him:
"Hoist was created from Longarm. Much like many of you hardcore Transformer fans I was very impressed with the blockbuster Transformers Movie this summer. I enjoyed the details of the robot modes best and like many customizers out there I decided to lend my own skills to create Transformable custom figures. When I saw Longarm I knew he had to be repainted in Hoist. It was just a no brainier. I took him apart, lightly sanded down the parts that moved/connected so that the figure could still transform without chipping and then masked all parts that I didn't want painted. I then let it dry a day before I tint the windows blue. In truck mode he resembles G-1 Hoist pretty well, just a regular work tow truck. But in robot mode look out! He looks like a brawler. Hoist looks like he can do some serious damage to any Decepticon that gets in his way. His guns is very detailed and is a large part of his killer new look. I very carefully masked off the Autobot symbol on Hoist's head. His face is well painted Now that Hoist is finished he needs his own package artwork. I updated his Longarm art in Photoshop. It now has a green face. It looks like it came off the shelf at any local department store. The package is in great condition. The bubble is clear and doesn't have any scuff marks on it. I wanted to produce an action figure that hopefully Hasbro, Dreamworks, and Paramount Pictures will want to put in the next Transformers movie. This has the potential of being a concept figure. I hope that all you collectors and hardcore fans enjoy this piece."
I think many collectors will enjoy this piece and they can find this Custom G1 Hoist on eBay. If you like this piece, head over to the Custom Transformers section on my ActionFigureCustoms site and check them all out.
One thing that Hasbro does to death are repaints! The G1 style repaints of Jazz and Starscream are just some example of how Hasbro can extend the life of their figures and give people a reason to come back to the stores.
Hot on the heals of the G1 releases comes this Custom G1 Skywarp made from the Voyager Class Movie Starscream mold. strata32000 goes on to talk more about his one of a kind custom:
"Skywarp was created from a Target exclusive version. Much like many of you hardcore Transformer fans I was very impressed with the blockbuster Transformers Movie this summer. I enjoyed the details of the robot modes best and like many customizers out there I decided to lend my own skills to create Transformable custom figures. When I saw Starscream I knew he had to be repainted in Skywarp. It was just a no brainier. I took him apart, lightly sanded down the parts that moved/connected so that the figure could still transform without chipping and then masked all parts that I didn't want painted. In jet mode he resembles G-1 Sktwarp pretty well, a great looking fighter jet. In robot mode he looks like he belongs in the next Transformers movie. Skywarp looks like he can do some serious damage to any Autobot that gets in his way. His guns arms are very detailed and is a large part of his killer new look. His face is well painted with chrome and his eye are blood red. Skywarp comes with is original box. I wanted to produce an action figure that hopefully Hasbro, Dreamworks, and Paramount Pictures will want to put in the next Transformers movie."
It is a real treat for Transformers fans when customizers do G1 repaints. Go check out strata32000's Custom Movie Transformers Skywarp and see how great this figure is. After you have done that, head over to ActionFigureCustoms.com and check out all of the other Custom Transformers.
Halo 3 for the XBOX 360 has to be the most anticipated release since the PlayStation 3 game system last November. I know this is going to sound strange but my wife brought home a brand new sealed Halo 3 game and we DO NOT have an XBOX 360 (how odd is that)! She is in the video game industry and received a copy as a compliment from Microsoft but I am a PC Gamer so we are giving it to our 14 year old nephew.
Go check out this one of a kind Halo 3 Custom Master Chief Helmet that is sure to get top dollar as this is the only one out there that is wearable! I bet you are itching to dawn this Custom Master Chief Helmet and fire up Halo 3 and get your game on! If this Helmet is not your thing, go check out other customs on my ActionFigureCustoms.com site or the other Custom Video Game items on eBay.
The new Star Wars movies, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, reinvigorated fans and gave us a reason to hit the toys stores again. With Hasbro producing gaggles of clones, the hunt was on for Army Building enthusiasts. Attack of the Clones introduced us to the origins of the Stormtroopers and Regenge of the Sith opened the door wide open for customizers to create their own special forces armies.
jbronson713 brings us his Star Wars Heavy Gunner Custom Clone Trooper. This custom is unlike anything I have seen before. Here are some details about this Heavy Gunner:
- Totally original repaint scheme, protected with multiple coats of varnish
- Unique helmet repaint with flip-down scope
- Custom crafted shoulder Pauldron with layered shoulder armor
- Custom crafted removable plasma pack with conduit tubing for plasma delivery
- New knee pads and right hip holster for tactical pistol
- Gatling Mini-Gun with Dura- and Transpari- Steel Shielding
- Custom crafted layered Tactical Display, which hooks into the pack on his back
- Pulse Rifle
- Tactical Pistol
Army of the Republic was destined by birth, being born of the cloning vats
on Kamino, but his rigorous training and discipline could not wipe from
his mind the lust for bringing down the mammoth creatures from his dreams.
Somehow, Dextyrr had inherited "memories" embedded in the genetic coding
he received from his progenitor - Jango Fett. It seems that Fett had had many
brushes with large beasts during his tenure as a bounty hunter.
Dextyrr, caught by his desire to hunt, elected to train specifically with 'the
big guns' - the only tools he imagined could stand a chance of dropping 12 tons
of charging flesh and bone. His resultant skills proved useful to the Army in
This week, ms_kittka brings us a highly detailed custom in the style of Sideshow and Dragon figures. This customizer describes how this Cobra Commander was made:
"This is a custom made Cobra Commander. The head is a made of a two part plastic compound. Casted from a silicon mold of a head sculpted especially for this project. The head is mounted onto a 1/6 scale Dragon body (neo 2 I think) with a two-part epoxy, then painted. The head is totally poseable. It can look up and down and spin all the way around 360 degree’s. The clothes are made from some heavily modified Kriegsmarine Dragon clothes."
There has been a resurgence of GI Joes as the 25th Anniversary is upon Joe fans across the world. This is a great time for Joe fans and each and every one of them should not miss out on ms_kittka's Custom 12" Cobra Commander!
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.
Pain, death and vengeance have been constants in Aurra Sing's life. Had she benefited from a better upbringing, perhaps she may have grown to be one of the greatest of the Jedi order. Instead, she became one its deadliest scourges.
cutomikey brings to life this Expanded Universe Bounty Hunter with life-like detail! As one of his prize custom pieces, he goes on to explain in more detail about how he brought Aurra to life:
"Aurra Sing, the first bounty hunter seen in the chronological Star Wars, from Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Seen briefly during the podrace, she has since developed into one of the most interesting characters in the Star Wars universe, developing a feared reputation as a devoted Jedi Killer. One might suppose that General Grievous's propensity for collecting the lightsabers of fallen Jedi was inspired by Aurra's example.
I made her from parts using the Hasbro Masterpiece figure and also a Sideshow figure chosen for it's excellent resemblance to the actress who portrayed Aurra in the film. She is painted in acrylics, with an eye for realism and detail. Her eyes look alive! Her costume and weapons were all weathered in acrylics for realism. Her antenna and the D-rings that hold the strap to her rifle are real metal. The barrels of her pistols have been drilled and her fingers have been seperated so she can slip them into the triggers. She has no problems holding any of her weapons. Thanks to the well-designed Sideshow body,she also has no trouble holding a variety of poses."
The weapon details initially caught my attention. The rifle and guns look like they have been through hell and back and the scale compliments the figure nicely. As you look closer, the way that her eyes have been detailed really make this custom come alive. Eyes are one of those details that if you get wrong, can throw off the entire look you were going for. The eyes, in this case, draw you in, which I am sure Aurra wants you to do so she can lay a world of Bounty Hunter hurt on you.
Compared to the Aurra Sing image from the Star Wars databank (shown above), customikey has truly done justice to her representation in the Star Wars Universe. If you want to own this amazing piece, simply go check out customikey's Custom Sideshow 12" Aurra Sing for yourself and discover how she can be yours by bidding on eBay! If you are interested in looking at other Custom Star Wars action figures and vehicles, check out my website at ActionFigureCustoms.com, where you will find all of the Custom Star Wars figures on eBay!
Back in December 2005, there was a charity auction for a one of a kind Lego custom from an actual LEGO Master Builder, Erik Varszegi. This gigantic piece, which had to be crated like a motorcycle for shipping, contained the following:
- A framed certificate of authenticity that was signed by George Lucas and the Master Builder
- Stem to stern the model is 97 inches 47 inches wide and was created using over 35,000 pieces
- The model was built around a steel armature that runs down the spine of the ship and includes a rolling display frame
- The model scale is 1:466 and took over 450 hours to build
I was in awe when I saw this back in 2005 and I have never wanted a Lego piece more than this one. So after over 60 bids and $36,000 later, this wonderful piece of Star Wars Lego history went to the high bidder and all of the proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity. This Attack Cruiser is long gone but you can find more Lego Customs on my website in the Custom Lego section of ActionFigureCustoms.com or head directly to eBay.
Jin is at it again with this excellently crafted and movie accurate Custom Starscream from Transformers the Movie. One thing I really like about this custom is that the gray is spot on to what the military color is and, since Starscream copied a military vehicle for his alternate state, this custom brings that mode to life. Starscream spends a lot of time in the movie in his F22 mode so it is nice to see how Jin brings this aspect of Starscream to life. Let's see how Jin describes his process for creating Starscream:
This time around I’ve given SS completely new redesigned, fully poseable arms with hands. Finally he can look as menacing as he did onscreen, ready to rip his Autobot opponents apart with deadly digits! The arms can be removed for jet-mode in order to give it a slimmed down look like the real Raptor F-22. Starscream’s head is now on a ball-joint that allows him to look around in all positions as well. The tan paintscheme has been replaced with gray, much like the real F-22’s look and fully loaded with shading, weathering, highlights, and multiple metallic tones on his robot body. Check out his face… Starscream looks downright evil now just as he should! Check out the classic Air Force symbol on his wing in the correct place. So, were you looking for a darker, grittier Starscream for your collection? Know a friend in the Air Force who flies one of these F-22 Raptors? Then don’t pass this auction up!!
I would agree! Do not pass this auction up! The addition of ball joints is a very nice add to the figure as many times Transformers suffer from the lack of poseability. Putting his head on a balljoint was a great detail to add as you can bring Starscreams's persona to life. You can bid on more Custom Transformers on eBay!
Hasbro has never captured the grit and roughness with the Transformers movie toys. I came across this custom that I found on eBay and the seller studiosunny has done a tremendous job getting the fine detail with this 1977 Custom Camero Bumblebee figure. In his own words, he describes his process:
“I spent around 2.5 weeks to complete the little art work with passion and dedication.. The original piece is totally a piece of kid toy, the Bumblebee is without SOUL or Essence...so I focus my art work too add such elements, which turns out to be more realistic and dynamic after finishing...
Coloring is always my first concern, I added substantial weathering, different layers of smoke/dirty/rusting applied to the whole body, and trying to keep a sharp and smart unique yellow for Bumblebee, and I had used acrylic paint, back and forth dry brushing, to balance the weathering look for both classic car and robot mode for Bumblebee, all painting is based on the publication from Transformers movie guides...
I also added all movie like color/weathering/massive modifications to all the mechanical parts from Bumble Bee, for example,6 metallic twistable metal wire *at diameter 5mm are attached around the arms, wrist and legs, and those little work doesnt affect the transformation but certainly looks better afterwards. And the original screw holes are covered by custom made plastic mechanical capes, there may be around 10 screw holes around the body, I don’t remember now, just work and work...
And the original hands, are coming with 2 big holes, totally looks awful...I cut the hands without regret...then I have custom made 2 pair of mechanical hands for Bumblebee: (a) 2 hands with open figures; and (b) 2 hands in close figures.. And you may change the hands easily. These hands could hold the custom made ALLSPARK CUBE . The original AUTOBOT label is not so obvious and sharp so I have custom made it and re-finish from Bumblebee chest...”
This custom is simply amazing and you can check it out more Custom Transformers on eBay!