Today's post we are showcasing the work of a fellow Star Wars customizer. The Customizer Spotlight will be a recurring post to spotlight great Star Wars customizing artists, the work they have produced that I have in my collection, and ways to see or acquire future work they produce. For our first Customizer Spotlight, I bring you JACKOFTRADZE.
- JACKOFTRADZE is a professional Toy Designer who has been working in the industry for over 10 years designing real toy products! He has been a very committed 1/18th scale Star Wars collector since 1991! He collected when no one cared about Star Wars and has been with the line ever since. He recently created a blog and as you read his blog you get the unique perspective of a Toy Designer and a Collector. He has been an active eBay member for over 10 years and for over 4 of those years he has been creating custom figures to enhance his collection. He has a lot of cool customs and insights to share that I think you will enjoy.
We only started buying customs about a month ago and the first three we ever bought were from this great artist. Here are his custom action figures that we own below:
JACKOFTRADZE has awesome paint jobs and great concepts for his super-articulated action figures like this Wookiee Jedi.
Here JACKOFTRADZE demonstrated how by switching and using parts of figures you have laying around the house, you can create a brand new figure that looks better than most figures you can find at your local store.
We really love JACKOFTRADZE Quinlan Vos custom action figure because of the removable soft goods. By creating the action figure in this way, it feels like we have several different figures in one. From what we've seen JACKOFTRADZE makes a lot of his figures with soft goods which is great for using his customs in vehicles.
With excellent concepts, paint application with attention to detail, super articulation, and soft goods for use in vehicles, JACKOFTRADZE customs are second to none and we highly recommend picking them up at his ebay auctions. He posts new customs every Sunday night so keep your eyes open.
We hope you enjoyed our Showcase Spotlight of this great Star Wars customizer and we hope you start to add some of his customs to your collection too. Dad said if it wasn't for JACKOFTRADZE he doesn't think he would have started customizing himself. So I owe a lot to JACKOFTRADZE and that's why he is the first artist we're showcasing in our blog. Hope you enjoyed the post.