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Custom Masterpiece Transformers Galvatron by Frenzy.Rumble and ThyVipera Customs

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Galvatron

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Galvatron

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.

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Piranacon Custom Transformers Action Masters Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers Piranacon

Custom Transformers Piranacon

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!

 

Custom Masterpiece Soundwave, Buzzsaw, Frenzy, Rumble, Laserbeak and Ravage Transformers Figures by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Masterpiece Soundwave Transformers Figure

Custom Masterpiece Soundwave Transformers Figure

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!

Extinction Custom Worlds Smallest Transformers Combiner by Frenzy.Rumble

Extinction Custom Worlds Smallest Transformers Combiner

Extinction Custom Worlds Smallest Transformers Combiner

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.

 

Unicronicrotchicon Masterpiece Quadrochanger Ultimate Action Master Supreme Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Unicronicrotchicon Custom Transformers Figure

Unicronicrotchicon Custom Transformers Figure

Frenzy.Rumble makes the greatest addition to the Transformers line up since the introduction of Jetfire back in 1985 with his Unicronicrotchicon Masterpiece Quadrochanger Ultimate Action Master Supreme figure.  You have heard of Triple Changers and that the Sextuple Changer (Six Shot) and now you have a Quadrochanger to add to your arsenal.  He has filled a longstanding void in the Transformers Universe as they have never had a Slow Speed Scooter, a Cybertronian Park Bench, or a Toll Booth before!  Now the line has caught up with the ever so popular MASK (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) line as they had a Scooter (T-BOB) and a Toll Booth.  Frenzy.Rumble one ups MASK with the Park Bench, a fantastic addition to the Transformers realm.  Is he an Action Master?  A Headmaster?  a Thighmaster?  No, he is a Kibblemaster in his birthday suit as the creator explains:

"This exclusive limited edition exclusive Masterpiece custom transformer, was originally a commissioned piece, luckily for you - it is now on ebay due to circumstances on the client's end. Unicrotchicron is a fan-made character and fits along side the other Transformers in your collection. There were NO paints used in the process of creating this custom, he's completely in his birthday suit... so - the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years (keep in mind, this isn't a collectible, so feel free to throw it around!)  I did not finish him off with any type of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years ...always through an air brush to ensure thin, even perfect coats. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs, but this one, like i said, doesn't have any paint."

You only have less than 24 hours to snag Frenzy.Rumbles Unicronicrotchicon Masterpiece Quadrochanger Ultimate Action Master Supreme figure so head over to #ArprilFools to buy this one of a kind custom!

AFC Q&A with Frenzy.Rumble: Custom Masterpiece Revenge of the Generation One Starscream

Custom Masterpiece Revenge of the Generation One Starscream

Custom Masterpiece Revenge of the Generation One Starscream

AFC sits down with Frenzy.Rumble to get the latest info on his Custom Masterpiece Revenge of the Generation One Starscream figure:

AFC: What is the custom you have up for sale on eBay this week?

Frenzy.Rumble: Masterpiece Revenge of the Generation One Starscream

AFC: What inspired you to create this custom?

Frenzy.Rumble: I'm a huge fan of both Generation One and the movie stuff. Why not mash the aesthetics of both designs

AFC: How was this figure made? 

Frenzy.Rumble: This creative and unique Masterpiece Starscream is a hybrid / mash-up of Generation One Starscream and Movie-verse Style Starscream. I hand painted (no stencils!) his jet mode's tattoos using references from the movie and existing figures. Starscream is painted in a barrage of grays. Really happy with the way he turned out. Original figure was iGear's Thundercracker, which has superior sliding tail sections, better joints and other neat Easter eggs.

AFC: How many hours did it take you to create this figure?

Frenzy.Rumble: Starscream took about 20 hours from start to finish

AFC: Is there any other interesting information about the process of making this custom that you would like to share with your fans?

Frenzy.Rumble: The "tattoos" are all free hand painted. I post up near my work station some reference images and load up my brush with paint and get painting.

Hellstorm Transformers Masterpiece Original Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Hellstorm Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

Hellstorm Custom Masterpiece Transformers Figure

From the depths where fire and brimstone unite to form comes Frenzy.Rumble's original Custom Masterpiece Transformers Hellstorm figure.  The coloring could not have been more dead on for this type of figure.  The amount of charring mixed with the sulfer yellow tones compliment each other very well.  Unlike his Custom Masterpiece Sunstorm figure, there is a minimal amount of melted metal effects, which you can see on the wings and the legs.  Frenzy.Rumble tells us a little more about this character:

"He started as a MP Skywarp, and was painfully detailed and camouflaged with an array of dark reds, blacks and grays. I accented some parts with a nice glowing brimstone and char effect. I also tweaked the Decepticon symbol to give it demon horns. Hellstorm also has 2 custom built swords which slice and dice through his victims like a hot knife on butter. Nothing makes Hellstorm happier than an Energon drenched weapon."

I love seeing original characters as it expands the universe of figures and takes the toy lines to new heights and Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Hellstorm figure is a great example of imagination meeting ingenuity and creativity.

Custom Deadpool and Transforming Exo-Suit by Frenzy.Rumble

Deadpool Custom and Transforming Exo-Suit

Deadpool Custom and Transforming Exo-Suit

I am a huge fan of crossovers and the blending of worlds that were not meant to be together.  Imagining a world where Transformers and the Marvel universes collide, Frenzy.Rumble has created a one of a kind concept with his Custom Deadpool with a Transforming Exo-Suit.  The Transforming mech suit that Deadpool controls is a machine of destruction that is ready for action.  The Exo-Suit has a massive amount of articulation and a gaggle of weapons  The suit sports two magnetically held guns on the backs of his forearms.  Like Frenzy.Rumble said, " If Deadpool's going to go big, he's gonna go big with some style."  What mercenary doesn't need a killer ride?  If you want to check out more detailed photos over his auction page, head over to eBay and view his Custom Deadpool with a Transforming Exo-Suit.

Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal by Frenzy.Rumble

Optimus Primal Custom Beast Wars Transformers Figure

Optimus Primal Custom Beast Wars Transformers Figure

Harkening back to the animal instinct that is deep within all of us, Frenzy.Rumble ventures into the realm of the beast with this unique Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal figure.  Formerly a commissioned custom, Frenzy.Rumble is making this figure available to anyone who will find a great home for this figure.  He has the unique ability to transform mediocre figures into epic creations and this Optimus Primal is no exception.  The figure has two very distinct looks and there is no question that Optimus is a living, breathing machine when he is in robot mode.  By hand sculpting the fur on the shoulders, head, back, and arms, it gives the illusion of flowing hair, making the alternate version of this figure very believable.  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Beast Wars Optimus Primal figure, head over to eBay!

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom

Optimus Prime Transformers Dark of the Moon Custom

After seeing Transformers Dark of the Moon, I appreciated how the designers made Optimus with more weapons and Frenzy.Rumble has created one of the greatest figures I have seen thus far with his Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime.  If you want a figure that stays true to the movie, this one is it!  Not only does this figure have enough armor on it repel any Decepticon onslaught, Frenzy.Rumble paid attention to detail so many aspects of this figure.  By custom making wings and a jet pack, this figure looks like he was pulled right from the movie.  The jet pack was designed to appear that the thrusters were about to take off, which is a very cool effect and the Autobot symbols add a nice touch to this great addition.

Optimus also has the ability to change his head from battle to regular mode thanks to alternate head sculpts.  To get a look at the amazing detail this figure possesses, check out the image of one of the legs below.  You will see weathering, battle damage, and intricate paint works to achieve a robotic and metal effect.  Although this figure does not transform into a truck, the robot mode of this figure makes up for the lack of transformation.  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime, head over to eBay!

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom

Ironhide Transformers Dark of the Moon Leader Class Custom

It only took 3 movies but TF3 has brought us one of the great characters in the line now in Leader Class form and Frenzy.Rumble has turned Good to Great and Epic into Ultimate with his Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide figure.  I must say, the off the shelf version of this figure is not bad but after getting one glimpse of Frenzy.Rumble's creation, I have to agree with his 'Ultimate' designation for this figure.  There are certain levels of customizing Frenzy.Rumble can take a figure, iterate the heck out of it, and transform it into a work of art.  Take one look at the before and after shot:

At a 10,000 foot view, giving this figure a cohesive style and color was a huge improvement.  I was not sure why the original figure has blue but Frenzy.Rumble saw this as an opportunity to give the figure the look it was meant for.  At the 1,000 foot level, you will notice two very large scratch built cannons attached to his arms.  These cannons bring out the badass in the figure, which boasted the line 'Feeling lucky, punk" in the first movie.  Not only do these cannons look amazing, they also have LEDs for added effect:

At the 100 foot view, you will see paint app accents that give depth to the figure and define the various segments of the body.  Sometimes when a figure is made this great, the ability to transform the figure is sacrificed but who would want to turn this figure into a truck when it looks this amazing?  The release of the movie is right around the corner and Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Dark of the Moon Ironhide figure is set to end on June 29th so make sure you mark that on your calendar so you don't forget to bid on this epic figure!

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom

Mid-Warp Skywarp Masterpiece Transformers Custom

Frenzy.Rumble is a customizer with a fountain of ideas and he is never shy about making his concepts come to life, which is evidenced by his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mid-Warp Skywarp figure.  Original ideas are what customizing is all about and this Mid-Warp figure is brilliantly executed!  This Mid-Warp figure appears to be changing from translucent to black right before your eyes as the clear plastic blends into the black plastic with a fusion of hot blue in between the pieces.  To tell us more about how he achieved this effect, let's hear from Frenzy.Rumble:

"Mid-Warp Skywarp was an idea I executed well a few months ago, using a deluxe sized, universe crystal clear seeker. With rave reviews and comments, and the urge to make it bigger and make it better; I went all out on a Masterpiece class version. Mid-Warp Sky stands approximately nine inches tall in robot mode (22.9 cm). He was built using a rare and expensive "Ghost of Starscream"  Masterpiece figure. Spent countless hours removing the factory paint and details, and sanded then polished the clear plastic to a glass-like finish. I also modified his rear tail fins so that they don't hang off his hips and are permanently fixed to his lower legs. His display base is also custom painted, and include a very bright LED light which lights up Mid-Warp Skywarp from the ground up, adding extra effect to his teleportation."

Mid-Warp also looks fantastic in Seeker Jet mode so head over to eBay and check out more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Masterpiece Mid-Warp Skywarp figure.

Acid Storm Masterpiece Transformers Custom Charity Auction by Frenzy.Rumble

Acid Storm Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Acid Storm Transformers Masterpiece Custom

With 25% of the sale benefiting the Japanese Red Cross Society, Frenzy.Rumble has created this Custom Masterpiece Transformers Acid Storm figure in a charity auction that will help with the relief efforts from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  I agree when he said that he "knew he had to go over the top" when creating this figure and he definitely delivered on that promise.  If you remember Frenzy.Rumble's MP Sunstorm, he had created melting effects and he did something very similar with this custom as he has made the figure look like it is being eaten away by acid.  The places where I really love the acid effects are on the after burners (as you can see in the photo below) and the two air intakes by the head of the figure.  Not only has he  created some very cool visual effects on the figure, he applied glow in the dark paint apps, which gives the figure a whole new dimension.

Acid Storm Transformers MP Custom

Acid Storm Transformers MP Custom

 

Sunstorm Masterpiece Transformers Custom by Frenzy Rumble

Sunstorm MP Transformers Custom

Sunstorm MP Transformers Custom

Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire!  Like the protoform Transformers hurling to earth and burning up on reentry, Frenzy.Rumble has created some killer flame effects for his latest Custom Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm figure.  Imagining how Sunstorm would rocket through the sky, literally on fire, as the metal is pealing and melting off the of robot brings the concept to reality and achieves a look that I have not seen attempted before.   It takes a true artist and gobs of talent to pull off the burning, singeing, and fire effects to a plastic figure.  Here is a close up of the work applied to Sunstorm's tail wings:

Sunstorm: Flame Effects

Sunstorm: Flame Effects

Frenzy Rumble's figure is up for sale this week on eBay so head over there and check out his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Sunstorm figure as he has some really cool photoshop effects on some of the pictures where actual flames are shooting out of Sunstorm's hands.  I know Frenzy Rumble is great but if he figured out how to make actual fire shoot out of one of his customs, he will be elevated to a God like level in my book!

Wreck-Gar Transformers Custom Junkion by Frenzy.Rumble

Wreck-Gar Transformers Custom

Wreck-Gar is one of those classic, memorable, characters from the G1 cartoon and, most recently, the Transformers Animated series.  The Transformers Generations line has exceeded my expectations and it is mostly because customizers like Frenzy.Rumble adding their talent to really bring out the best in the line and his Custom Transformers Generations Wreck-Gar is a perfect example.  He has made this figure come alive with his masterful paintwork and detailing.  For example, the original figure had a lot of gray in the waist, shoulders, and legs and what a difference a unifying color scheme makes to the overall look and feel of this figure.  Spikes were also added to the figure to give it a unique look that only a Transformer named Wreck Gar could pull off.

Wreck-Gar Custom Transformers Junkion

Wreck-Gar Custom Transformers Junkion

The figure looks amazing in motorcycle mode, making Wreck-Gar hell on wheels!  To view more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Generations Wreck-Gar, head over to eBay!

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Reflector G1 Transformers Masterpiece Custom

Only available through mail order in 1986 for those lucky kids who collected enough robot points and scrimped and saved their allowance to pay for the shipping and handling, Frenzy.Rumble created an updated version of this G1 toy/cartoon fusion with his Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector.  The color choice for these figures is spot as it looks like the figures were pulled right from the cartoon, in their classic silver, purple, and green color scheme.  Not only has Frenzy.Rumble added massive amounts of articulation (compared to the original figures), he also added some cool effects, such as a light up lens and a hologram of the Decepticon symbol on the view finder.  To show the scale of these figures, here are some pictures with their Decepticon buddies:

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector

Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector

This is yet another example of Frenzy.Rumble's talent and dedication to creating the best custom figures!  To check out more photos and to place a bid on Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Masterpiece Reflector, head over to eBay!

G1 Jazz Human Alliance Transformers Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

G1 Human Alliance Jazz Custom

G1 Human Alliance Jazz Custom

With a new larger scale Jazz in his hands, Frenzy.Rumble has taken an already amazing figure and given it a classic look with his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure.  Here is some background on this great figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:

"Human Alliance Jazz is a remarkable figure. Hasbro has really outdone themselves with this larger, super accurate and detailed Jazz figure. When I first broke him out of his cardboard prison, he begged me to repaint him in his original Generation 1 color scheme. Remember, all paints used in the process were lacquer and 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!)"

Modification/Feature Details :
- Chrome wheels
- Articulated hands
- Super glossy white paint job
- Metallic blue racing stripe with chrome pinstripes
- Tons of custom decals

Frenzy.Rumble makes the most amazing customs I have seen so head over to eBay and check out more photos of his Custom G1 Jazz Human Alliance figure.

Leader Class Starscream Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream

Custom Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream

It is great when customizers get their hands on a figure that is their favorite in the toy line and this is the case for Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream figure.  He took a great figure and made it perfect.  Attention to detail is something that Frenzy.Rumble does very well.  For example, he removed the tattoos that did not appear on the Movie Starscream and redid them to make the figure as movie accurate as he could.  I also like small details and it is great to see that he put ball joints on the hands as this gives the figure the personality and poseability from the movie.  To see the level of detail and hard work that goes into these customs, check out the before and after shots:

Frenzy.Rumble has a ton of modifications listed so head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Leader Class Starscream figure.

proCustomizer Decepticons Charity Auction Live on eBay!

Let the bidding frenzy begin!  The proCustomizers.com charity auctions benefiting the Autism Society of America are up and already have created a lot of buzz.  They are being sold in 3 sets and are being hosted on Zildian's Auction Page.

Decepticons Charity Auction Launching Today on eBay!

proCustomizers.com is launching its second charity auction today!  With Frenzy.Rumble providing the marketing support, Jin Saotome, Altitron, Anovasinn, Shinobitron, Darkcave Customs, Kelvinchang99, Magnamike, Solrac333, and Zildian have all come together to benefit the Autism Society of America.  The auction launches today be sure to check back at Zildian''s Auction Page but for now, here is a teaser of the great things to come:

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Battle Ops Bumblebee Custom Transformers 12″ Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Battle Ops Bumblebee Custom Transformers 12" Figure

Battle Ops Bumblebee Custom Transformers 12" Figure

Packed full of lights, sounds, and standing 12" tall, Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Battle Ops Bumblebee is larger than life (at least from a toy perspective).  Frenzy.Rumble packs all he can into every custom and here are a list of features for this one:

  • Electronic Sounds : Bumblebee has over 20 different voice clips and sound effects in robot and car modes. Including "Time to take out the trash", "I will protect you" and many more. Different sound/voice clips for each (Guardian Duty, Battle Duty, and Camaro modes)
  • Electronic Lights : Super bright BLUE LED light up eyes, 2 Red LED lights in his arm cannon, Light up head and fog lights (Camaro mode), light up shoulder cannons
  • Flip down battle mask
  • Left arm auto-transforms into arm cannon
  • Battle mask activates different sounds and phrases
  • Flip out cannons in both car and robot modes

If you look close, you can see some very fine battle damage detailing, which is very well placed in the figure.  The plastic really has the appearance of metal and the light effects are definitely not photo shopped.  Here is what the figure looks like in car mode:

Battle Ops Bumblebee Custom Transformers

Battle Ops Bumblebee Custom Transformers

There are more photos and video at Frenzy.Rumble's auction page so check out his latest Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Battle Ops Bumblebee figure.

AFC Interviews Transformers Customizer Frenzy.Rumble

This week, I had the honor of interviewing one of the most talented and popular Transformers customizers, Frenzy_Rumble.

AFC: Tell the fans of your work a little about yourself.

Frenzy_Rumble: First off, I'd like to thank AFC for the opportunity to do this interview. AFC is an essential cornerstone in the customizing community. My name is Michael, otherwise known as frenzy_rumble. I was born in Brooklyn NY, and grew up in the suburbs of New Jersey. After college, I moved to San Diego where I met my beautiful fiance Katie. After about 10 years in San Diego, we moved back to New Jersey to be closer to family. Currently, I have a full service customizing shop with every tool and gadget I can get my hands on. I spend the majority of my days and nights in the shop, even weekends! With many years in the graphics art world, a profession in web development, I created my first personal website:

www.frenzyrumble.com

In the coming months, I have (in the works) a "revamp" of frenzyrumble.com which will have tons of details, galleries, videos, tutorials, guest book, and LOTS more. I can be contacted through the current website, or directly at info@frenzyumble.com. Also, my full portfolio can be seen on flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/accardi1/sets/

In addition, I've recently dipped into the world of youtube, where I feature new customs, action figure reviews, comprehensive tutorials, and hold some awesome contests. You can check out my youtube channel here : http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwfrenzyrumblecom (be sure to subscribe too!!!!)

AFC: How did you come up with your alias Frenzy.Rumble?

Frenzy_Rumble: I've always been a huge fan of Transformers (especially the Decepticons). I would save all my money as a kid and spend it all on Transformers. Two of my favorite figures were Frenzy and Rumble. Both were great characters AND figures. I feel the recognizable names, but with a little bit of an original twist would result in a catchy name most people can remember easily.

AFC: When did you start making customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: I found in my "Generation 1" original collection some figures which were (terribly) repainted and modified. I've always been an artist; and love to put my creativity on everything I can. A little over 2 years ago, I was blown away by the beautiful customs I saw on ebay. I thought to myself it looked like a fun and awesome way to be artistic. My first "official" custom sold was Transformers the Movie Leader Class Brawl. I was working for a web development company and the majority of my co-workers watched the auction skyrocket. Only a few days later, my mailbox was filling with "requests for commissions" - I couldn't believe it. There was a market for something I absolutely loved doing. Some months later, I went "full-time" with customs, leaving the web development company and working for myself from home.

AFC: How did you get started making customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: Like said above, I had a great deal of response from the initial customs and commission earlier in this career. I am very active and involved in many online communities dealing with customs, constantly learning and helping others develop. The majority of my commission "client-base" are repeat customers. My website and consistent passion help advertise my work. Although they are "only toys," I tend to take my customs very seriously.

AFC: How many customs do you work on at one time?

Frenzy_Rumble: Typically I have 10-12 projects on the work bench area. I've learned that to be productive, you must be organized. My shop is divided into "sections." Each section is a stage for a project. To the far left, I have parts, figures, and raw materials. When a project is "started" it moves to the "bashing" area, which is where I do any modifications and building. When ready, it moves to the painting area and is painted. Next, the project moves to an idle area to allow proper drying and curing of paint. Several days later (approximately 7-10) I take the completed project to the photo area, where I have set up my tripod and light tent. After some agonizing photo sessions, I upload the best photos from the shoot; and supply those to the commissioner. The main core of my work shop is my computer. My computer serves as my only communication to the outside world, lol. In June, I will actually be getting a new shop, with even more room! Here's a picture of the current shop:

Upon approval, the custom is meticulously packaged and shipped. I feel it's important and best to have multiple projects going simultaneously...it's easy to get "burnt out" on a project and lose interest, stepping away from it can help give you a new perspective and interest.

AFC: What is the custom you are most proud of?

Frenzy_Rumble: I'm proud of all of them, each for a small reason, be it a minor breakthrough or new method that "worked" or the recipient's rave response when he/she receives the custom. Some of my favorites have been Autobot X, Defensor, and Computron (which is still being built).

Autobot X and Defensor

AFC: What is your favorite toy line to do customs for?

Frenzy_Rumble: Transformers. Specifically generation 1 "revamps"...there's nothing more satisfying than taking an old basic figure and reworking it to look more modern and appealing.

AFC: What customs do you have lined up for future projects?

Frenzy_Rumble: Currently, I am focused heavy on commissions. Once I get a little more ahead of them, I have literally a list of projects I plan to embark upon. Some of the ones I am eager to get into are: Generation 1 revamps (Sky Lynx, Headmasters, Metroplex, Triple-Changers, Trypticon). I also intend to raise the bar with gestalts/combiners. There are lots out there I would love to do: Bruticus, Raiden, Piranicon, Monstructor. One I've been working on (for almost a year now, lol) is Computron. He's got over 50 LED lights, a full high-res LCD screen, speakers, sounds...the works. AND he's got a USB and 8gb of memory (not a joke!) In the next coming months, you'll see some of my new "Steampunk" series customs. An idea I thought of a few months ago. I will take many G1 memorable characters, but put a steampunk era spin on them. Definitely something new and never done before.

AFC: How do you get your inspiration for your one of kind customs?

Frenzy_Rumble: My inspiration comes from many sources. The majority of it comes from my love of what I do and the love of Transformers. I am also inspired by the music I have playing while working. I admit, that often I have the scores or soundtracks of Transformer movies playing from my PC while I build and paint. Other customizers have and always will help inspire me as well. I love browsing ebay and message boards to see what other people have created.

AFC: You use a really detailed painting technique, can you tell me more about your process?

Frenzy_Rumble: Thanks! The process is tedious, but rewarding when done. Preparation work is just as important as the paint itself. I sand and clean the figures perfectly, take apart the figures as much as I can, then apply base coats using lacquer paint. Next, I use a blend of enamels and acrylic based paints for washes and panel lining. Next I begin dry brushing and highlighting the parts. To do this, I blend over a color using lighter shades until the desired effect is reached. I also paint the edges with a wet lighter shade to help provide more definition. Lastly, I go through each part and add in details using a small brush and Testor's Model Master Enamel. When dry, I air brush clear coats in matte, satin, or gloss finish.

AFC: If you had one piece of advice for other customizers out there, what would you say to them?

Frenzy_Rumble: Be original and persistent. I've seen too many customizers try and make a name for themselves by following in someone else's shadow. There are hundreds of characters and thousands of ideas - untouched and ready for customizing. Site your inspirations, but put your own mark on your customs; while it's important to be humble, it's more important to be proud of your art. Be consistent and persistent, don't give up because of a flop auction or unhappy customer. Do what you love doing and everything else falls into place.

Custom Transformers Generation 1 Drift Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers G1 Drift

Custom Transformers G1 Drift

Frenzy.Rumble has a great figure up this week with his Custom Transformers G1 Drift figure.  Let's read more about this one of a kind custom:

"This custom was a project I've wanted to complete for about a year now. Drift is a great character, and he's never been given justice in any toy form. I took an Alternity (not Alternator) version of Megatron, swapped out the head, gave him a super shiny paint job, awesome vehicle graphics, chrome custom built swords (x2), articulated hands, and a super detailed metallic paint job on all his robot parts. The Japanese text on his doors reads "Drift"."

It is great to see figures other than the most popular ones as this gives collectors a chance to branch out and complete their collections with one of a kind customs that you will never see on the shelf.  Great work!

Custom Transformers The Junction Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner

Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Thomas the Tank Engine Combiner

When I first saw this custom from Frenzy.Rumble, I really did not know what to think at first.  As I looked closer, I realized that this was not just a repaint of a G1 Transformers combiner but a totally new idea that Frenzy.Rumble had come up with.  If anyone has kids, they will appreciate his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner made from Thomas and Friends trains.  I always thought that the Thomas show was a bit odd but the toys were great and kids love them!  Frenzy.Rumble is great at putting imagination in motion and his latest figure is no exception.  To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers 'The Junction' Combiner figure.

Headmaster Hardhead and Duros Custom Transformers Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Headmaster Hardhead and Duros Custom Transformers

Headmaster Hardhead and Duros Custom Transformers

Who knew a Transformers Armada Megatron could look so great?  Frenzy.Rumble is up to what he does best and has transformers a lackluster figure into this awesome Custom Transformers Headmaster Hardhead figure.  I love the gritty and raw look and feel this figure has.  Frenzy.Rumble always has a great story to tell so let's read more about his inspiration for this figure:

"As a kid, I always had a special love for Headmasters. One that I particularly remember well was Hardhead. I wanted to do a more modern revamp of this character. This custom started as an Armada Megatron. I completely rebuilt and replaced the upper legs, allowing much more articulation (rotation above knee, then full hip and knee articulation) I replaced the hands with articulated hands, which also rotate at the wrist. I had to make more space for these hands in the front (shoulder) treads. I heavily modified the turret/top of his alternate mode. Adding guns and a cockpit (Duros does not fit in) This turret rotates. For the head (Duros) I combined a Nightstick from Universe Cyclonus with a Safeguard (Vector Prime) Added ball joint articulation to the hips. Once built, I added some battle scars and painted him with some custom blends using House of Kolors (lacquer), and Testor model master (enamel).Hardhead stands approximately 11 inches tall. Duros stands approximately 1.75 inches tall."

To check out a photo of Duros and to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Headmaster Hardhead figure.

Kup Custom Tranformers Animated Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers Animated Kup

Custom Transformers Animated Kup

Sometimes things happen for a reason and due to a buyer backing out on a commission, Frenzy.Rumble has placed his first venture into the Transformers Animated series with his Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure.  The Animated Optimus Prime was the perfect base for Kup as the figure looks a lot like the Generation 1 figure with the Cybertronian design.  To tell us more about this figure, here is what Frenzy.Rumble wrote:

"This is my first dive (and a little late) into the Transfomer's Animated series. Originally, this was a commissioned project, but the buyer backed out (before seeing the pictures) and (lucky for you) he is now available through this auction. Thanks to the great customizer "Shinobitron" for the idea/concept of this guy. Kup started as an Animated Optimus Prime. I removed the exhaust stacks on his forearms, made the truck roof attach on to his back in robot form, added rotation articulation to his hands. The head started as an Animated Jetfire head, completely resculpted the chin, mouth, and more. Also filled in many hollow areas and screw holes with Ave's Fixit.Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom."

To round out your Animated Transformers line, head over to eBay and place a bid on this great Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure.

Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Nucleon Quest Super Convey Transformers Custom

Nucleon Quest Super Convoy Transformers Custom

Frenzy.Rumble is always thinking of new ideas and his Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy is no exception.  I love the block look to the figure as it reminds me of the G1 classic figures.  The figure definitely has a presence to it and will add a great new character to your collection.  Here to tell you more about this great custom is Frenzy himself:

I've had this appendage kit for over a year now. It's made by a great company called "Fans Project" and this past week, I thought of a great unique idea to run with. Nucleon Quest Super Convoy was the black (rare) version of Powermaster Prime. The Fans Project City Commander kit used here is original, not the knock off (important to note as the plastic quality is better in my opinion.) The Convoy figure (see slide show below) was a Classics Optimus Prime, I added articulated hands to him. The trailer comes apart and combines onto Convoy, forming the Super Convoy. I've added articulated hands, new chest, new face, weapons and rubber wheels to the Super Convoy. Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom. All paints used in the process were lacquer and 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 ...always through an air brush to ensure thin, even perfect coats. 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.  As always, I am accepting VERY LIMITED custom commissions and/or requests. Check out my website or contact me through ebay for details. Some ball joints were dyed in black dye to eliminate scraping and rubbing issues.

Modification Details :
Articulated hands on Convoy
Articulated hands on Super Convoy
New face added to Super Convoy
New weapons added to both modes
Rubber tires added to Super Convoy's alternate mode

It is always great to learn the back story and get into customizers heads!  To see more photos, head over to eBay and check out this one of a kind Custom Transformers Nucleon Quest Super Convoy.

Custom Transformers Ark Autobots Charity Auctions Back Up on eBay

Custom Transformers Ark Autobot Collection

Custom Transformers Ark Autobot Collection

Thanks to a non paying bidder who won the entire Ark Autobot Collection, Frenzy.Rumble has placed the one of a kind collection back up and this time he has split them into three separate auctions.  Thier loss is your gain!  Check out the original article I wrote about this collection for the back story and if you are so inclined, head over to eBay and place a bid on this awesome Ark Autobot Collection.  I also wrote individual articles about all of the figures so you can get to them by clicking here: http://www.actionfigurecustoms.com/tag/ark-autobots/

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch Custom Movie Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch

Avatar AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch

Frenzy.Rumble, who is best known for his Custom Transformers, has given the Avatar movie some attention with his Custom AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch.  I had the opportunity to see the movie in IMAX 3D and I must say it was well worth it.  I am usually not into 3D movies but the effects were very well done (and not overdone).  One of the vehicles in the movie allowed the soldiers to venture out on the planet Pandora to do some major damage.  Let's read more about how Frenzy.Rumble was inspired to do this vehicle:

"What an amazing film! On my way home from seeing this awesome movie, I decided to make a quick stop at a toy store and pick up some of the movie's toys. I started the customization process by fixing some of the weaker articulation. I proceeded to add some battle damage, and created/added a strap for the gun. I used a durable special chrome lacquer paint for the AMP's joints and gun parts."

To see more photos of Frenzy.Rumble's Custom AMP Mech Suit with Colonel Miles Quaritch vehicle, head over to eBay!

Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime Custom Transformers Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime Transformers Customs

Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime Transformers Customs

This week, Frenzy.Rumble has a great pair of figures up with his Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime figures.  Here is more detail about these really rare figures:

"These customs are the AMAZING result of Monolith Productions. The company did a VERY short (discontinued) run of this Hearts of Steel Prime figure. These 2 are VERY unique and will not be reproduced. Each figure consists roughly of 100 resin cast parts, each and every part was hand smoothed, cut, sanded, screwed reinforced (you get the idea) I was lucky enough to land a set of these a few months ago, a friend of mine scooped them up because he was so amazed with the results. Due to personal issues, he has decided to put these up for auction...and YOU found it!  The Nemesis Prime variation was slightly modified, adding spikes to his alternate mode to give him a more grim and evil appearance."

Be sure to check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime and Nemesis Prime figures over on eBay!

G1 Transformers Insecticons Custom Figures by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Transformers Generation 1 Insecticons

Custom Transformers Generation 1 Insecticons

Adding his "midis touch" to the commemorative edition G1 Insecticons, Frenzy.Rumble has his Custom Transformers G1 Insecticons up for sale this week.  I actually just came across my G1 Kickback, which is one of the few original Transformers I owned as a kid.  The rest I had to buy back from other people selling their collections on eBay but it is great to see customizers paying homage to the G1 classics.  Frenzy.Rumble always pours top quality into his customs so let's get some insight into his mind and how he creates these masterpieces:

"One of the coolest things I've seen is the re-release of Generation 1 figures, specific to certain stores called the "Commemorative Edition." These sets celebrate the Transformers 25 years. One of the coolest sets I read about was the Insecticons, who didn't like these as a kid? I think it was the only complete set I owned. Remembering the limited articulation and factory paint applications, I thought it would be an awesome idea to go to town with these little bugs. Please read the detailed list below to hear about some of the modifications made to each Insecticon. All paints used in the process were lacquer and 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 ...always through an air brush to ensure thin, even perfect coats. 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.  As always, I am accepting VERY LIMITED custom commissions and/or requests. Check out my website or contact me through ebay for details. Some ball joints were dyed in black dye to eliminate scraping and rubbing issues."

For more photos, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers G1 Insecticons.

Ratchet Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobot Collection by Frenzy.Rumble

Ark Autobot Charity Auction for the Make a Wish Foundation Spotlight: Ratchet (Article 8 of 11)

Up next in the Ark Autobot series is Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Ratchet.  According to Frenzy.Rumble, "Ratchet's factory paints were removed, then painted wtih a high gloss lacquer white. He was detailed using Testors Model Master Enamels."  This figure also pays homage to the G1 style of Ratchet but in a more updated look and feel.

Check out the original article for all 11 Ark Autobots!

Ironhide Custom Transformers G1 Ark Autobot Collection by Frenzy.Rumble

Ark Autobot Charity Auction for the Make a Wish Foundation Spotlight: Ironhide (Article 7 of 11)

Giving good ole Ironhide an updated look, Frenzy.Rumble has given him a classic paint ap that reminds me of the G1 color scheme.  In robot mode, the plastic is made to look like steel to give it a very polished look.  This is 1 of 11 awesome figures for charity so be sure to head over to eBay and place your bid!

Check out the original article for all 11 Ark Autobots!

Toxic Zombie Jetfire Custom Transformers Classics Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Custom Toxic Zombie Jetfire

Custom Toxic Zombie Jetfire

Halloween brings out another side in customers.  I am used to seeing the Marvel Legends figures done up Zombie style but this is the first Transformers figure I have seen done this way and I have to say I am liking it!  To commemorate Halloween 2009, Frenzy.Rumble has created this one of a kind Custom Toxic Zombie Transformers Jetfire figure.  What you are seeing in the photo above is not an optical illusion but a "special mix of paint and micoscopic beads to create the 'toxic slime' effect" that glows in the dark.  This figure looks awesome in robot mode as well so if you want to view more photos, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Toxic Zombie Transformers Jetfire figure.

Swerve Limited Edition Custom Transformers Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Swerve Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure

Swerve Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure

Frenzy.Rumble has an amazing opportunity for the custom Transformer aficionado and is offering up a very limited figure that he has applied his talent and skills to with his Custom Transformers Swerve figure.  If you are not familiar with the figure, here is more about it from Wikipedia:

"A new mold that turns into a Chevrolet Aveo. Hasbro produced the toy at cost for Chevy as thanks for their successful partnership with the Movie franchise. It was designed for a promotional campaign in European markets, with the toys given away to people who took a test-drive of a real Chevy Aveo. The toys were never meant to be sold; a handful were left after the promotion had ended, and so they were shunted onto the website where these last few remainders very quickly sold out. This information was revealed by Hasbro executives at Botcon 2008. However, this figure is currently being given away at malls across the Greater Toronto Area as a promotion for GM's new contest. Upon entering, this is one of the free gifts they give you as a thank you. It was also spotted for retail at selected Wal-Mart locations in Canada."

Like all of Frenzy.Rumbles customs, he pours all of his skill into making these customs and it does not matter the scale.  He also uses great judgment in deciding whether or not to modify the current figure and he was so impressed with the articulation and design from Hasbro that he chose not to modify this one.  For more details, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Swerve figure.

The Fallen Custom Transformers ROTF Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

The Fallen Custom Transformers 2 Figure

The Fallen Custom Transformers 2 Figure

The Fallen is still one of my favorite figures from the Transformers 2 movie and Frenzy.Rumble was worked his magic, skill, and expertise with this Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure.  The painting technique looks like this figure is glowing molten red.  To see how Frenzy.Rumble achieves this look, here is a little more on the types of paint he uses:

"All paints used in the process were lacquer and 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 way the plastic was painted makes it look like metal.  To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure.

Jolt Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

On the heals of Frenzy.Rumble's ROTF Devastator comes his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Jolt figure.  What I love about Frenzy.Rumble's creativity is that he is always thinking of ways to make things better beyond a paint app.  Here are some examples of this from his current figure:

- Head modified allowing it to have more range of movement
- Working dual "electro-whips" easily attach to back of figure with easy to access on/off buttons. The batteries are also easily changeable.
- Sparking light up chest - with transparent blue plastic; small button inside activates blinking light display (see video below for demonstration) Batteries are also accessible for change if ever needed.

Check out more photos of his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Jolt figure on eBay!

Devastator Revenge of the Fallen Supreme Class Custom Transformers Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

It was only a matter of time before this behemoth of a Transformers hit the scene and I am happy to see that one of my favorite customizers taking on this challenge.  If you follow Frenzy.Rumble on Twitter and put 2 and 2 together, you could have guessed that he was working this Custom Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Transformers figure.  When Devastator formed in the movie, it was one of the highlights for me and it is great to see that Frenzy.Rumble has give each of the six figures his undivided attention to make this figure the work of art that it is.  Some of my favorite parts of this custom are the added articulation in key areas and the ability for the vortex to stay open like in the movie.  Make the jump to eBay to see Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Devastator Transformers figure in all its glory!

Frenzy.Rumble’s Power Up Optimus Prime Ending Today!

Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime is ending today in 4 hours!  This is the most viewed custom I have seen in a very long time.  It is about the break the 15K view mark so head over there and place a bid while you still can!

Power Up Optimus Prime Jetfire Combiner Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

*Spoiler Alert*

Another high point on the Revenge of the Fallen movie was when Sam used the Matrix to bring Optimus back to life and Jetfire sacrificed himself for spare parts so that Prime could fend off and defeat the The Fallen.  Frenzy.Rumble has captured this aspect of the movie in super high detail with his Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure, which uses Leader Class Prime and Jetfire figures.  Another favorite figure for me was Jetfire and although I have not spotted any figures in retail stores, I will be keeping my eyes out that one as it looks cool.  The one thing I really love about all of Frenzy.Rumble's is that he makes excellent choices with repsect to paint apps and modifications.  It seems like the mods are all in the right places and the paint aps are bullet proof.  I can't possibly write about all of the amazing aspects of this figure so here is Frenzy.Rumble to tell you more about it:

Optimus Prime Modifications and Details
- "Truck Mode" flames were meticulously "traced" on computer using oversized images of the real truck, printed and sized accordingly, then processed and plotted onto high performance vinyl creating perfect stencils. The flames were then air brushed and hand pin-striped.
- Real chrome paint on front grill, bumper, exhausts, rims and other areas. Protected with industrial strength clear coat via air brush.
- Extra accessories fitted; chrome rear view mirrors and exhaust pipes, red and blue wiring on the back of the cab.
- Fully articulated hands with rotation at the wrists (allowing him to hold bonus items to be seen later....)
- Ultra shiny and durable lacquer paints used.

Jetfire Modifications and Details
- Meticulously detailed, every wire, gear, detail.... painted to look like the real deal.
- 5mm ultra-bright blue LED lights added to his jet turbines which are activated through reliable switches.
- Arm "kibble" modified so that it is removable, giving his robot form a much more accurate appearance.
- Articulated fingers and hands with rotation at the wrists. The "out of box" Jetfire has "fused fingers"
- Ultra matte finish on his alt mode ; SR-71 Blackbird.
- Modified head allowing him to look right and left

Power-Up Prime
- Added jet wings to his lower legs and chest
- Fixed the shoulder pads to better resemble the on-screen and concept art.
- Added parts to his feet to give a more accurate look to the on-screen and concept art.
- Created "alternate" transformation sequence to really make him one-of-kind and more movie accurate.

Head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Revenge of the Fallen Power Up Optimus Prime figure from Frenzy.Rumble.

Mudflap and Skidz Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Custom Figures by Frenzy.Rumble

Arguably the funniest Autobot duo to debut, Frenzy.Rumble has these two protector comedians up this week with his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures.  Here are some of the modifications and highlights you can expect for these figures:

"For Skids, I made some changes to the way his transformation works. His head now moves more freely while in robot mode, allowing full articulation. I've also added a major overhaul to the alt (car) mode, to better represent the actual car. This included some work on the front lights, running boards, and tail lights. Mudflap's shoulder have been modified to better position his arms. His head was also "fixed up" a bit to allow more articulation, his car mode was also completely revamped to appear more like the real deal."

Frenzy.Rumble is one of the best customizers out there so  be sure to check out his Custom Mudflap and Skidz Revenge of the Fallen custom figures.

Optimus Prime Custom ROTF Transformers Leader Class Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

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.

Ravage Revenge of the Fallen Custom Transformers Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

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.

Custom G1 Transformers Dinobots Slag Snarl Swoop Sludge and Grimlock by Frenzy.Rumble

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!

The Fallen Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

The Fallen from the new Transformers Revenge of the Fallen line has to be one of my favorite looking toys to date for the Movie line.  Frenzy.Rumble has taken the stock Hasbro figure and turned it into a work of art.  His Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure is actually the second figure he has done for the line (I think he forgot he did an ROTF Soundwave in December 2008).  I love the finish on the figure as it makes the orange accents pop on the figure and appear that the colors are running through the figure.  Let's hear more about this figure from Frenzy.Rumble himself:

"Here's my first (of many to come) custom Revenge of the Fallen figures...the big boss himself "The Fallen" Little is known about this meanie, but he's bad, mean, and he likes to kill Autobots. What's not to like? 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."

To view more photos and place a bid on this awesome ROTF Decepticon, head over to eBay to take a closer look at his Custom Transformers ROTF 'The Fallen' figure!

Runamuck and Runabout G1 Transformers Custom Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Frenzy.Rumble has a pair of Decepticon troublemakers up for sale this week with his Custom G1 Transformers Battle Chargers figures.  It is cool when customizers create figures that mean something to them because you know that extra care has gone into them to make them the very best they could be.  I am happy to see these two together in this auction because one would not look right without the other.  Let's learn more about these cool figures from Frenzy.Rumble himself:

I customized these twins with a more modern spin. Both Runabout and Runamuck are included in this auction, as well as some great bonus items coming later this week. This mischievious Decepticon Battlecharger Duo is a must have for any Transformer fan. Some cool features of these figures include:

- Fully poseable "frenzyrumble" signature hands, in ball joints, giving proper articulation
- Metallic flake "iridecint" paints on their alt (car) modes....colors change and appear tinted to different hues when at certain angles
- Cast, one of a king, scratch-built heads

To see more photos or to place a bid on these great figures, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Battle Chargers figures.

Autobot X Spike Original Transformers Custom by Frenzy.Rumble

Frenzy.Rumble has a one of a kind creation up this week with his Custom Transformers Autobot X figure.  He also refers to this figure as Autobot Spike but nonetheless, it is an amazing piece that shows off his talent and creativity.  To give us the run down of the features of this awesome figure, here is Frenzy.Rumble:

- Roughly 50 points of articulation and/or moving parts!
- Head's  scratch built, using a Sigma 6 Joe face, refined and "chiseled" then building the rest around it with clay and styrene.
- Eyes light up thanks to a small LED inside his head. Also harnessed in his head is the battery pack and switch on back. The batteries are easily accessible and replaceable.
- Head sits on a ball joint.
- Porsche shoulder on his right is cut and reshaped from a die cast model.
- On his back are opening rocket packs. They swing open and the rocket/engine slides down and out.
- In his chest is a sound chips, triggered by a small button on his back. The sound chip plays the "transformation noise."
- His upper right arm has a small door which opens to reveal gears inside.
- His lower right arm has a small door also, which reveals a canon (shown later)
- Right Hand is from MP Prime (man that hurt cutting him up for this, but the size was perfect)
- Left upper arm "post thing" up top near his shoulder is on a hinge, allowing that arm to extend to any position (if it remained sticking straight up, it would collide with the shoulder)
- Door on back right is from a second die cast model car, the mirror is real glass (what?)
- Lower left arm has red laser light inside it, pressing the front of this forearm illuminated the canon's recessed areas, canon tip, and 2 small holes on the sides of the forearms.
- Right leg bottom has scratch-built working hydraulic.
- He's over 11" tall

He already has bonus item #1 up and here it is (operation table):

To see more photos of this amazing piece, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Autobot X figure.

Devastator G1 Transformers Custom Collaberation by Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng

It is really great to see teamwork and I could not ask for two better people to put their skills to the test and collaborate to form one of the greatest customs I have seen.  Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng bring you their Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure, which displays talents from both Frenzy.Rumble and Sabrina Ng.  Frenzy Rumble, with his sculpting and keen eye for design, combined with Sabrina Ng's bullet proof paint aps, have created one of the most sought after customs I have seen in a long time.  I am struck by the attention to detail in the design of this Devastator and it looks like no aspect was left untouched.  Let's read more about how this collaboration got started from Frenzy.Rumble:

"Blown away by the talented painting of fellow artist Sabrina Ng and her custom Transformer auctions, we got in contact with one another. We decided to collaborate our skills, talents, and passions to bring you this "Anniversary Edition" Devastator custom Transformer. It was built by me some time ago, and he was shipped and took a little vacation in Singapore. While there, Sabrina painted and gave him her magical touch. Devastator was then sent back the the United States where I did some minor engineering updates, installed the electronics and took his photos."

To truly appreciate the fine details that went into this collaborative effort, head over to eBay and check out this amazing Custom Transformers Devastator G1 Combiner figure.

Masterpiece Grimlock Custom Transformers MP-08 Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Pulling out all the stops and literally going for gold, Frenzy.Rumble has outdone himself and 24 karat gold painted various parts of this exclusive Custom Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock figure.  Just to be clear, all of the gold details on Frenzy.Rumble's Grimlock (excluding his chest) are real gold lead, which is 24 karat.  Let's outline the other details of this figure:

- Small button changes the eye colors of Grimlock's robot mode AND dinosaur mode (red or blue)
- Button "snaps" his mouth closed
- Red LED light in hand light up his energon sword (included) and energon blaster (also included) through small button on his shoulder
- Several parts on this custom are die cast
- Tail swivels and connects to neck in dinosaur mode

This giant masterpiece figure has been air brushed with automotive primer. Layers of lacquer and enamel paints ensure the BEST possible paint to withstand transformation and usage. Every detail has been meticulously painted and highlighted. He was primed with a special plastic adhering primer, base coated (via air brush) with a strong enamel based neutral gray. He was then coated with lacquer based gray, then coated with a metallic clear coat - finally sealed with Testor's "dull coat" sealer. Grimlock's paint is VERY durable, strong and colorfast (will retain it's hue for MANY years and is immune to UV damage).

Seriously, this paint ap looks phenomenal so don't miss you chance to own this one of a kind Custom Masterpiece MP-08 Grimlock figure that is decked out in 24 karat gold accents.

Grapple G1 Transformers Universe Custom Figure by Frenzy.Rumble

Hot on the heels of his Custom G1 Inferno come Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Universe Grapple figure.  Hasbro is known for taking a toy and making many paint variations and modifications to it and Grapple and Inferno (along with Ironhide and Ratchet) were no exceptions so I was very happy to see figure.  I think Frenzy.Rumble nailed the yellow color and did an excellent job with constructing the hook and hydraulic crane.  He also added some great effects which you can view below:

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To view the stunning photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay and check out Frenzy.Rumble's Custom G1 Transformers Universe Grapple figure.