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Recreating one of the coolest scenes in the 2007 Transformers Movie, chih has captured the look and feel of the US Marines battling the deadly Scorponok as he explodes from beneath the sands and wreaks havoc. One of the coolest features of this dio is the back light targeting simulation chih has created to make it look like the Marines are sighting the beast with their lasers as they call in "strike package bravo." Aside from the opening scene where Blackout obliterates the base, this is first one to one engagement the military has with the Decepticons.
Another great aspects about this dio is the Movie accurate paint aps on Scorponok. The mixtures of bronzes, golds, and metallic finishes really brings this one alive. This awesome dio is available on eBay so if you want a piece of Transformers Movie history in one of the coolest attack scenes in the movie, head over to the auction and bid on chih's Custom Transformers Movie Diorama or head over to eBay and find more Custom Transformers figures.
|Jin Saotome is one of the most talented Transformers Movie customizers and his pieces are well sought after and always grab top dollar. He is well known for his creativity, unique sculpts, and one of a kind paint aps. This week, Jin has many Transformers Movie customs up for sale so let's take a peak!|
|Custom Transformers Movie Ironhide|
|Auction Description: This auction is for an 8" tall custom Ironhide figure with twin arm cannons and four missiles. He has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count so I’m not even going to try. This means you can pose Ironhide in all sorts of awesome Decepticon-blasting poses and he'll look great in every one. He transforms just like the store-bought one and changing his form around won't affect the paint job at all. Instructions are included because let's face it, these suckers are like skill-puzzles! You came here for an action figure right? Something you can play with that's not just a statue? Well that's exactly what you’re getting! This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that’s not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, just don't give it to your little brother to play outside with. You'll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. By now you’ve probably seen the Transformers movie, right? You may of noticed the store-bought Ironhide, while an excellently sculpted figure, is pretty much all one color and is missing the wear and tear that the oldest Transformer should have. That's where I step in! Ironhide has been repainted to accurately portray his character on the big screen. Every individual panel, gear, hose, and robot section has been hand-painted. He’s been carefully and realistically detailed with different metallics, shading, highlights, and mechanical tones. All the details in his face have been repainted and you can really see the fine sculpting of this figure now.Iron's head is now on a ball joint and can look around in all directions giving him some great poses! As mentioned before you can transform Ironhide without damaging the paint job and he will look great on your shelf next to the rest of your collection as an accurate portrayal of the movie character. Did you want a tough ol' hombre to play shoot-em-up with your Decepticons? Know someone who would get a kick out of a Topkick? Then don't pass this auction up!|
|Transformers Movie Bumblebee 2009 Camaro|
|Auction Description: This auction is for a 6" tall custom Bumblebee with removable weapon-arm, alternate arm panels, new detailed head, and battle-mask head! He has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count so I'm not even going to try. This means you can pose BB in all sorts of awesome Decepticon-battling poses and he'll look great in every one. He transforms just like the store-bought one and changing his form around won't affect the paint job at all. (You will need to remove the new head first however as it's wider than the normal one) He comes with instructions because these figures can be like skill-puzzles. You came here for an action figure right? Something you can play with that's not just a statue? Well that's exactly what you’re getting! This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that's not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, just don’t give it to your little brother to play outside with. You’ll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. It's Bumblebee! This time the bee sports a new look with a new movie-accurate head and removable arm-cannon. He's been repainted and detailed to look like the movie character with different effects such as shading, highlights, metallic paints, and weathering to his robot parts. Slip his right arm off at the shoulder and you can replace it with the cannon-arm, also jointed at the elbow for maximum poseability.Need to go into battle with the Bee? Pop on his battle-mask head! It's hand sculpted and painted with great detail to resemble the one in the movie complete with little eye grates. You also get your choice of alternate arm panels in case you didn't want the clunky doors hanging off there. Bumblebee transforms like the store-bought toy but it’s best to remove his new head so you don't get it banged up underneath the vehicle, it's a bit wider than the old one. So, were you looking for a super-detailed Bumblebee with a face anyone can love? Know a friend that needs a hand? A cannon-hand? Heheh.. Then don't pass this auction up!|
|Transformers Movie Final Battle Jazz|
|Auction Description: This auction is for an 6" tall Custom 'Final Battle' Jazz with crescent rifle, robot-guts, and rip-in-half action! He has multiple points of articulation meaning you can pose him in all sorts of awesome "I got 20 seconds of fight time before I was torn in two" poses and he'll look great in every one. Transforming Jazz won't affect the paint job...and even if it did you'd just have more battle-damage, Ha! *Ahem* He converts from robot to car mode easily. Instructions are included, you just need to snap his waist together when you're ready for robot mode. You came here for an action figure right? Something you can play with that's not just a statue? Well that's exactly what you’re getting! This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that's not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, just don't give it to your little brother to play outside with. You'll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. Poor Jazz, he got all beat up in the movie. I'd post a big 'spoiler' message here but if you haven't seen the movie yet you’re probably not looking at this auction. Jazz gets ripped in half by Megatron in his gloriously short amount of fight time and looked pretty roughed up. Now you can have the figure that pops apart too, complete with hanging robo-guts and blue-blood detailing for all you morbid types. I've seriously nicked, scratched, dented, and dinged Jazz here for some pretty believable battle damage.
He’s been painted with various metallic shades, grime, weathering, scuffs, shadows, and highlights. You’ll notice his car-mode is damaged, check out the detailed crack-patterns on the windows! Missing lights, cracked headlights, gouges from Megatron’s claws, it’s all there. He comes with his screen-accurate Crescent-cannon that’s painted just as detailed as he is and fires a cool energy bolt. So, wishing you had a Jazz that was equally banged up in both modes? Know a friend who would weep like a baby if you showed them this? Then don’t pass this auction up!
There have been some really cool Transformers Movie Bumblebee customs made that range from Generation 1 Classics (Wheeljack, Prowl) to amazing Movie style paint aps. This weeks Custom Botcon Exclusive Bugbite made from the Transformers Movie Bumblebee 2009 Concept Camaro is no exception! He picked a great choice for the head by using an Engergon Inferno head as it closely resembles the orignal Botcon Bugbite head. Not happy with the original Botcon Exclusive, gertine_1, created his own that puts the original Botcon figure to shame. gertine_1 gives us some information about how this custom was made when he states, "He is such a cool figure that i knew i had to create him. He is a Transformers Movie Concept Bumblebee, With a totally new head sculpt from a Energon Inferno. As usual i used Model Master acryl, Games Workshops colors, and Ave's Fixit Sculpt."
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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."
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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.
Another Custom Battle Damaged Movie Dio has popped up on eBay! matt1989cars gives us his take on the Transformers Movie with this battle scene dio with an added twist. One of the most exciting parts of the Transformers Movie is when Bumblebee is racing down the streets (with some help of a tow truck) and opening up a can of whoop-ass on Brawl. The aftermath after a hail of high heat sabo rounds and a shelling from bumblee's cannons, Brawl is left in a world of hurt. There are a couple things that differentiate this dio from others. First, matt1989cars has sculpted Bumblebee's mask, which you don't see many out there. The mask adds to the realism and the use of the Bumblebee Evolutions camaro adds extra battle damage to the car. Second, he added much needed battle damage to Brawl, rounding out the intense scene in the movie which leaves Brawl in a heap of scrap metal.matt1989cars goes on to explain a little more about this scene: "This is a custom Diorama with three Custom painted and modified Transformers (deluxe figures). Everything in the pictures is included with this auction. Bumblebee has modifies too his legs, gun, head, and shoulder guns(also a real like chain is included to wrap around him)! Brawl has a lot of battle damage from his foot too his head and of course that fatal chest shot. Longarm was also carefully painted and has a hydraulic was removed from the tow rack, so Bumblebee can be placed correctly on the bumper. The box and instructions will be included for Brawl and Longarm only(carefully opened). Bumblebee was from the target exclusive two-pack. I will include the extra removed parts for Bumblebee in case you want to put him back as original. You will have two replace two knee screws only, which are also included."This one is newly listed on eBay so here is your chance to own a great custom along with a one of the greatest battle scenes in the movie so go and bid on matt1989cars' Custom Bumblebee Brawl Movie Dio today.
Todd's Original Custom Designs has a new take on a classic G1 figure with his Custom Hot Rod made from the 1978 Camaro Bumblebee mold from the Transformers Movie line. By using an Energon Rodimus head and matching the paint color pretty close, Hot Rod is reborn. The flames pay great respect to the G1 Hot Rodfigure. The weathering is nicely done and paint aps in robot mode look convincing although I don't really care for the pinkish/purplish accents. I would have either liked a nice metal or a black for those parts but that said, it is a nice figure and I enjoy seeing movie figure customs as G1 classics.
Another Transformers Movie Galvatron Custom Custom has surfaced on eBay. Staying true to the G1 Galvatron, sainte_786 has added a cannon which mounts on the arm and the colors compliment the original nicely. I like the way that the orange accents looked weathered, like they have seen fierce battles. The purple is a great shade, which pays a nice homage to the Generation 1 figure from the 1980's. The Matrix necklace is adds a nice touch to the figure. If Galvatron ever made into the Transformers Movie sequel, as a reincarnation of Megatron, saint_786's version definitely is one that Michael Bay should note. Go head over to eBay and bid on this awesome Custom Transformers Movie Galvatron!
As for Galvatron's history, here is some background on this evil Decepticon: In the year 2005, the Decepticons launched a failed attempt to capture Autobot City on Earth. In the process, Decepticons leader Megatron was gravely wounded, though not necessarily mortally. During their retreat from Earth, the Decepticons had to abandon many of their beaten warriors to cold space, whether or not they were beyond repair. Craving the leadership, Starscream also threw Megatron's body overboard. Eventually, Megatron was approached by a being of god-like power: Unicron. They talked and a bargain was arrived at. Unicron would save Megatron's life and provide him with a new body and new troops, and Megatron would destroy the Matrix of Leadership for Unicron. Deciding that a new and more powerful body would be needed, Unicron turned Megatron into Galvatron.
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mirages_boxes brings us the latest G1 reincarnation of a Transformers Movie figure with his Custom Trailbreaker made from Dropkick. The packaging is a blast from the past with the G1 style tech spec and box art. This is another great example of a customizer taking advantage of a figure who never saw the light of day in the Movie and turned it into a G1 Classic! Custom Classics Trailbreaker #2 Made from Movie Figure Dropkick. Figure was Dissembled, Washed, Masked and airbrushed. Legs and arms were than painted with chrome detail and battle wear. Custom stickers professionally printed on Vinyl were then applied. Custom packaging made to resemble the past with a piece of the future. Back has tech spec with converted art and I even have some transformation pics in back. Joints were masked to avoid paint wear but these areas are not noticeable easily. His back claw does still pop out with great ease. Packing was printed on high res paper and is very glossy and vibrant. Figure looks great with your movie figs or your classics."
mirages_boxes explains how he transformed Dropkick into a G1 classic: "
You can nab this one of a kind Custom Trailbreaker on eBay so get it while you can!
Jin Saotome is on a roll with his latest Transformers Movie Custom Battle Damaged Optimus Prime in Voyager Class scale. One aspect of this Optimus Prime that sets it apart from the rest is the removable truck back! With the Voyager Class Optimus Prime, the original figure suffered from hunchback syndrome but Jin has found the key to making this figure tolerable: the removable truck back! Removing the hood from Prime's back really makes this figure sleek and agile. The paint job reflects one heck of a battle that happened at the end of the movie and what always puzzled me was that Prime's Truck mode (and all of the Autobots) looked immaculate even after a opening a big can of whoop a$$ on the Decepticons. Jin's truck mode actually reflects what Prime would look like before he had a chance to hit the car wash. The cracked windshield is a nice touch too (I wonder what auto insurance Prime has...).As Jin states, "This auction is for an 8" tall custom 'Final Battle' Optimus Prime figure with removable truck back (ah hah, finally!) removable gun-hand, and twin missile firing smokestacks. He has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count so I'm not even going to try. This means you can pose Prime in all sorts of awesome Autobot-leading poses and he'll look great in every one. He transforms just like the store-bought Voyager Optimus Prime and changing his form around won't affect the paint job at all. Instructions are included because let's face it these suckers are like skill-puzzles sometimes.
This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that's not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, but don't give it to your little brother to play outside with. You'll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. Oh man, Prime looked like he was almost down for the count at the end of the Transformers movie, all dinged up and beat to hell! Now you can own a true battle-damaged Prime with a super-detailed paint job that will rival anything you'll see on the shelves. Prime here has been painted with multiple layers of shadows, metallic detailing, highlights, battle wear, scuffs, mud splatters, oil splatters, burn marks… you name it and he's been through it. But it's not just the paint, Optimus Prime's sculpt has been changed to reflect all the damage he took fighting Megatron, looking like he stepped right off the screen with gouges, dents, and blast damage! His vehicle mode has been given damage, not just his robot form for true movie-accuracy. You can remove Prime's right hand for an oversized fusion cannon and actually remove his funky truck-cab-backpack that was hindering the original figure. Prime's head has been refitted with a balljoint so he can look around in all directions now.
From the ashes of the Transformers Movie Voyager Class Megatron comes Jin Saotomes's Custom Movie Galvatron. Michael Bay should be looking to the talent of the Transformers customizers for Transformers Movie 2 (sequel) ideas. In the movie, Megatron's remains were disposed of into the Laurentian Abyss by the U.S. Armed Forces, along with the other dead Decepticons. Jin Saotome gives rise to Galvatron, Megatron's soul embodied into to a new being. Movie Galvatron figure with removable back wings and firing arm cannon/cockpit. He has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count so I'm not even going to try. This means you can pose Galvatron in all sorts of awesome Autobot battling poses and he'll look great in every one. He transforms just like the store bought Voyager Megatron and changing his form around won't affect the paint job at all. Instructions are included because let's face it these suckers are like skill puzzles sometimes. This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that's not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, but don't give it to your little brother to play outside with. You'll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. By now you've probably seen the Transformers movie, right? Then you're right, there is no Galvatron in there. He may show up in the sequel but this is my own take on Megatron's second incarnation, mixing movie style and G1 style together with one figure. I created this custom from my own vision, which means you won't find a figure like this anywhere in the world. He's unique, purple, and spikey! He features poseable fingers where the wrists extend to give you an upwards/downwards reach, new detailing with spikes and such, a moving containment shield that contains the AllSpark energy that was released when Sam fried a hole in his chest in the first movie (mystical life-creating AllSpark energies not included) and a removable cannon and wing sections. The wings flip out into different positions and he really looks quite menacing despite being a large purple robot. Hey, if the Sentinels can get away with it so can Galvatron!"If you are unfamiliar with Galvatron please read on below:
As Jin states, "This auction is for an 8 inch tall custom
In the year 2005, the Decepticons launched a failed attempt to capture Autobot City on Earth. In the process, Decepticons leader Megatron was gravely wounded, though not necessarily mortally. During their retreat from Earth, the Decepticons had to abandon many of their beaten warriors to cold space, whether or not they were beyond repair. Craving the leadership, Starscream also threw Megatron's body overboard. Eventually, Megatron was approached by a being of god-like power: Unicron. They talked and a bargain was arrived at. Unicron would save Megatron's life and provide him with a new body and new troops, and Megatron would destroy the Matrix of Leadership for Unicron. Deciding that a new and more powerful body would be needed, Unicron turned Megatron into Galvatron.
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Using the 2009 Bumblebee concept Camaro as an inspiration, darthleon_customs brings us a Generation 1 treat with his Custom Wheeljack
One of the most gut wrenching parts of the Transformers Movie is when Starscream rips through the city and sends a hail of missiles raining down on the Autobots and leaves Bumblebee in disarray in the aftermath. passiondesignsinc has captured the feeling, mood, and what it would be like to witnesses this first hand with his Custom Battle Damaged Bumblebee and Longarm Transformers Movie Diorama
Also, check out his website for more information on how he created this awesome dio! For other Custom Transformers figures, head over to eBay!
I thought I would celebrate the Transformers Movie DVD release by highlighting some of my favorite customizers and their Movie customs. pairadocs-design, an extremely talented customizer, has made several Transformers Movie customs that are noteworthy. Tonight I will focus on 2 of his superb Transformers:
Aside from the short introduction on how the Transformers ended up on earth, the first Transformer we see that opens a severe can of whoop ass is Blackout! Blackout and his minion Scorponok are ordered by Starscream to attack the SOCCENT Forward Operations Centre in Qatar, disguised as a MH-53M Pave Low IV helicopter that was apparently shot down over Afghanistan. I was in awe as Blackout destroyed everything in his path and tossed tanks around like pieces of paper. pairadocs-design has truly captured the sinister nature of this evil Decepticon with his Custom Blackout.
Protoform Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime has been an icon for more than 25 years. Before the Movie came out in theaters, there were two sneak preview toys that hit the shelves. Protoform Optimus Prime was one of them. I initially passed on the toys and left them on the shelves but after I saw the movie, my interest in the toys grew and I began collecting the Movie toys. The protoform figures were intriguing but Hasbro let me down with the inaccurate paint job. pairadocs-design has truly done a spectacular job with this custom and here is how he describes his Custom Protoform Optimus Prime: "Full-blown movie Transformers repaint... protoform version of Optimus Prime. Several layers of metallics here - first a metallic black base, then layered drybrushes of Oily Steel, Silver, and a custom mixed metallic light blue. Then accent colors were added in. All screw holes were filled in and sculpted to keep the figure one solid piece with no distractions."
One of the classic Generation 1 Transformers is reborn from the 2009 Camaro Bumblebee Deluxe mold. Jin Saotome brings us this Custom Prowl, modeled after the 1980's classic Generation 1 Style. What really sets this piece off is the new head that was put on the figure. In the black and white style of the older police cars, Jin really brought the features that make Prowl a force to contend with! With these awesome G1 customs hitting eBay, Michael Bay should be taking notes for future Transformer icons to include in the sequel!
This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that’s not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, just don’t give it to your little brother to play outside with. You’ll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. What do you mean you didn’t see Prowl in the movie? You missed him? Ah-hah, just kidding! While we wish he was in the new Transformers movie we can only hope he shows up in the sequel. However I really wanted to make him and this is my vision of what he could look like. Obviously he’s modeled after the 08 Concept Camaro as Bumblebee is but styled in a police-theme. Prowl has a super-slick-n-shiny paint job, clear red lights on top (sorry, couldn’t make them light up this time, no room for the electronics) metallic weathering and highlights on his robot form, and awesome police-decals! He has an all-new head too and transforms basically like the 08 Bumblebee. You can adjust his chest section if you want but I leave it flat for a more G1/Alternator Prowl look. I’ll include a weapon or two later in the auction, I was pressed for time and didn’t get them finished just yet. I also apologize about the blinding white on him, my camera really picks up light colors and there's a lot of detail that's blurry there. Sorry about that! Trust me tho, he looks stunning up close! So, need a cool cruising cop for your collection? Know a friend with a shelf full of police cars? Then don’t pass this auction up!"
Ever wonder how a 30 foot Transformer relieves himself? The Transformers Movie had amazing special effects but there was a lot of humor mixed in the story. One of the funniest parts of the Movie was when Bumblebee "lubricated" on Sector Seven Agent Simmons (played by John Turturo).
In the Transformers Movie, Autobots en route to Earth change their alternate modes into structures resembling comets for space travel. These forms are referred to as "protoforms". In the Transformers Movie Prequel book, protoforms are the base forms for all Transformers on Cybertron (Bumblebee is portrayed on Cybertron as a protoform and later in the book Starscream, Barricade, and Blackout are seen as protoforms on Mars). Bridging the gap between the Transformers Movie and the Classic G1 cartoon of the 1980's is the topic of today's blog: Custom Protoform Soundwave.
rottensmurftoys describes his custom: "Here is folks my version of Soundwave as a Protoform. He has multiple points of articulation and transformers just like this store bought Starscream counterpart. The two shoulder mount cannons are handmade as well is his head. The paint job made the joints tight so use care when changing. I use high quality Testors Model Master Acrylic paints. This is truly a one of a kind piece...don't miss out."
I share his sediments exactly! Don't miss out on this one as I am sure Soundwave will appear in the Transformers Movie Sequel (Michael Bay if you read these take note! We want Soundwave!). Go checkout this G1 bridge between the Transformers Movie and the cartoon from the 1980's and bid on the Custom Protoform Soundwave. If you are interested in other Custom Transformers, please go to the Transformers Section of the ActionFigureCustoms.com website.
Frenzy is one of the Decepticons you love to hate in the Transformers Movie. His alternate mode is a silver GPX boombox (or a cell phone later in the movie) and his weapons include a small automatic weapon on each hand and CD-like throwing stars that fire out of his chest. His character is manic, and sometimes comedic. Constantly speaking in Cybertronian gibberish is what gives Frenzy a personality you will not forget. Despite his small size, making him useless against the Autobots, Frenzy proves irreplaceable to the Decepticons, single-handedly locating Allspark and freeing Megatron.
pairadocs-design captures the essence of this mechanical maniac with this Custom Frenzy! He goes on to say, "Frenzy was fixed up a bit from his original state... I added a bunch of extra pieces of "metal" detail, using styrene plastic to make him look more like the movie version. Also, I reworked his shoulder joints, adding movable ball-joints, so now his arms move in all directions, not just swiveling around like before! His gun-arm also swaps out, and his "throwing-star" still "ejects" from his chest too. I then painted him with high-grade, model quality acrylics - using several metallics, including a chrome finish... so he looks like a real metal robot!"
The articulation added to the figure and the realistic paint make this Frenzy one sought after Decepticon. I would invite everyone to check out this Custom Frenzy on eBay and track its progress! Also, go check out ActionFigureCustoms.com for the latest Transformers Customs on eBay!
One of my favorite parts of the Transformers Movie was when Barricade and Bumblebee are screaming down a stretch of road in hot pursuit of each other. You really get to know Barricade and his lack Frenzy as they hunt down Sam Witwicky to find the key to the Allspark cube, and ultimate power to rule the world! Relentless is one way to describe the pair and Jin brings this dynamic duo to life!
This week, Jin is back at it again with his Custom Barricade figure from the Transformers Movie. There are a few details to call out and Jin is one of those customizers that goes the extra mile to get a movie version that spot on. As Jin states in his auction, "This auction is for 6” tall custom Barricade figure with light-up lightbar, Frenzy, and removable Bladewheel weapon. He has multiple points of articulation, far too many for me to count so I’m not even going to try. This means you can pose Barricade in all sorts of awesome Autobot-battling poses and he’ll look great in every one. He transforms just like the store-bought one and changing his form around won’t affect the paint job at all. Instructions are included because let’s face it, these suckers are like skill-puzzles! This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that’s not going to rub or flake off.
You may have noticed the store-bought Barricade, while a sweet ride, doesn’t look a whole lot like its movie counterpart. That’s where I step in! Barricade has been repainted to more accurately reflect his look onscreen with multiple shades of metallics, realistic detailing, highlights, and shadows. The proper 911 lettering is there on him as well. He has an all new set of hands and head, including a ball-jointed neck so he can look in all directions. You can also replace the hand to use his blade-wheel attachment that really spins! As mentioned you can transform Barricade the same way and will not affect the paint job.
Now Barricade comes complete with super-bright strobing red/blue LED police lights! These don't just blink on and off, they strobe brightly and look exactly like they did in the movie, alternating quickly between colors at different intervals. The LED unit doesn't get in the way of the transformation, you can replace the batteries when needed, and it even has an on/off switch underneath. Just raise the window and click it on for instant lights!"
If you want this bad boy, go check the progress of Jin's Custom Barricade Transformers Movie Deluxe Figure over at eBay! After you bid on Jin's auction explore more and check out the latest Custom Transformers!
Arriving on Earth at the same time as Optimus Prime, Jazz and Ratchet, Ironhide's protoform lands in a swimming pool. Ironhide quickly sneaks away to the driveway, scans a family's GMC Topkick pickup truck and reconfigures his alternate mode to a new camouflaged form (though before he does, he is seen by a little girl who believes him to be, of all things, the Tooth Fairy) before meeting up with the other Autobots at Bumblebee's location.
The attention to details are what makes some customs stand out more than others. For example, the silver detailing on the Autobot symbol on the tailgate of the truck adds a nice touch and really makes the symbol stand out. digitalworld40 sets this figure apart from the original Hasbro release in many other ways. Adding silver detailing to the rims, exhaust, bumpers, and door handles really makes the truck mode shine. In robot mode, much care was taken to replicate the face of Ironhide to match the Movie version. The original version looks lifeless compared to the fine detailing of this custom (see comparison below).
As they say, pictures do speak louder than words so be sure to check out the rest of the detailed pictures on his auction page on eBay for this superb Custom Ironhide Transformers Movie Figure. If you want to check out other Custom Transformers, head over to eBay!
Having not seen any 2009 Camero Bumblebee's in the stores, I am tempted to buy this work of art. After being criticized for the poor condition of Bumblebee's vehicle mode as a '77 Camero, he scans a passing 2009 preproduction Camero and Jin has captured Bumblebee's movie essence with this latest custom. Aside from the immaculate paint job, Jin has made some other additions that compliment the figure nicely. First, he provided a movie accurate head, which many of the current Transformers toys are lacking. Second, he added a removable arm cannon that slips off his shoulder so you can have increased poseability. It is this attention to detail that makes Jin's customs very sought after. Jon goes on to explain more about his custom:
"This custom has been painted with an exceptional level of detail, and with paint that’s not going to rub or flake off. Handle it, pose it, just don’t give it to your little brother to play outside with. You’ll find that my custom figure designs are durable and look great as well. Now you can have the best of both worlds. It’s Bumblebee! This time the bee sports a new look with a new movie-accurate head and removable arm-cannon. He’s been repainted and detailed to look like the movie character with different effects such as shading, highlights, metallic paints, and weathering to his robot parts. Slip his right arm off at the shoulder and you can replace it with the cannon-arm, also jointed at the elbow for maximum poseability. Tho I don’t have his battlemask-head ready yet, it will probably be included in the auction so look for the added pictures later. Bumblebee transforms like the store-bought toy but it’s best to remove his new head so you don’t get it banged up underneath the vehicle. Oh, and no panel lines in car mode! There, he looks nice and clean this time. So, were you looking for a super-detailed Bumblebee with a face anyone can love? Know a friend that needs a hand? A cannon-hand? Heheh.. Then don’t pass this auction up!"
The cannon hand is a very welcome and much needed addition to Bumblebee. I have provided a side by side comparison of Jin's Custom and Hasbro's version. The cannon is definitely an addition that will net this custom big bucks in the auction arena:
In Transformers the Movie, Megatron appears as a Cybertronian jet. Like all characters in the film, Megatron was heavily redesigned for purposes of realism and focus on an alien aspect of the Transformer race. He appears very bio-mechanical and after crash landing on earth and being frozen in the Arctic Circle for a couple thousand years, aadsmith has captured the carbon-scored look that is lacking from most custom Megatron Movie figures. If you think about it, the re-entry to earth would have been murder on his metal.
What I like about this custom is that the color is not a uniform silver but a blend of five different colors to achieve the just had an Allspark Cube set off in my chest look. As aadsmith stated in his listing:
"A lot of folks are going for a unified silver paint scheme on Megatron. I, instead, opted to use a broader brush for the drybrushing and used gold, bronze, red and brown for details to break up the drybrushed silver.
The bottom coat is Krylon Fusion black gloss, the drybrushed silver is Tamaya silver, the gold is Tamaya gold, the bronze is Testors' and the brown and red are Games Workshop colors. The entire thing is covered with Krylon standard dullcoat. A VERY TINY amount of flaking occurs during transformation, but it's mostly the extra black paint in the joints falling out - none of the exterior details are damaged by transformation. He has been transformed 4 times in total to test this.
The wing-folding-during-transformation gimmick still works, although the left wing does not fold out as fully as the right wing does. HOWEVER, with a gentle push, both wings will settle in to place in vehicle mode. Other than that, he transforms just like the original toy. To be honest, I'm really proud of how this guy turned out."
He should be extremely pleased with how this Megatron turned out. This figure would make a great addition to any collection (even if you already own a Custom Megatron since the coloring is quite different. You can bid on more Custom Transformers on eBay!
"Brawl was cleaned up and his screw holes were filled in with a high-impact sculpting compound (Fixit Sculpt) and sanded smooth... you'd never know they existed (the two holes to open the battery compartment were left open though, so you can still get in there and swap out the two AA batteries he runs on when they wear out.) This results in a clean, complete figure that looks more like a "transformable sculpture" than a store-bought toy. I then prepped him and painted him from head to toe with high-quality model-grade acrylic paints... a COMPLETE repaint, incorporating actual military colors! The camouflage was done using an airbrush, for a nice subtle, realistic effect. The rest of the detail and weathering was done by hand, and the battle damage was done using various melty techniques... the end result? A Brawl that looks like he's seen a day or two (or in the middle) of serious battle!"
I am sure this will go for big money on eBay and if you are looking for an excellent piece of art from the movie, this Brawl is the one.