Saturday, December 25, 2010

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #12: JUSTIN COOK aka CHEWIE

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT #12: JUSTIN COOK aka YAK_CHEWIE

Can't tell you how happy we are to present you with another edition of our Customizer Spotlight. Justin Cook, who is also known in the Yakface Forums as Yak_Chewie is by far one of the most talented and creative customizers out there. Anyone looking for inspiration for a custom action figure or an action figure recipe needs to look no further, Yak_Chewie has more recipes than a cookbook. His great body of work has already landed him a spot on our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page and if you watch the video we posted of his customs you'll immediately see that his body of work is something special.

Yak_Chewie is an administrator over at Yakface Forums and he oversees the custom creations part of the forum. He is also the creator of "The Enloe Chronicles" which is probably known to be one of the most famous Star Wars photonovels there is.

We recently mentioned on our blog that we participated this year in Yakface's Secret Santa and showed you the Zombie Jedi gift that we sent out to Mungo Baobab. Well, I can't express how happy we were when we received our yellow plastic bubble mailer and saw the name J. Cook in the upper left hand corner of the package. We were even more excited when we could feel not one but two action figures inside the package. Below is a quick video showing the joy a great customizing activity can bring when you participate in one of the community projects you can find located at a customizing forum.



SECRET SANTA GIFT ARRIVES

video




Yak_Chewie sent us these two incredibly awesome action figures for Christmas:


JEDI MASTER







We love the color scheme that was used on the sleeves and robes. It really brought out the potential for customizing the Starkiller action figure.








SKIFF GUARD

If you watch the video for Yak_Chewie in our "Customs I Wish I Owned" page, this figure you will find. Yes... I realize I just talked like Yoda.







These are links to see more of Yak_Chewie's work:


Yakface Forums
(great place to find action figure recipes)

The Custom Alliance

The Photonovel Alliance (The Enloe Chronicles)
(for a good read...)

Customs I Wish I Owned
http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/p/star-wars-customs-i-wish-i-owned.html




MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!!


Click the link below to see other "Secret Santa" figures posted on the Yakface Forums this year:

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1101&start=345