Wednesday, August 31, 2011

QUICK ALTERATIONS


As you know Dad likes to introduce our audience to quick and easy modifications that they can make to their existing action figures to spruce things up a bit. These two action figures are no different.



ULTIMATE BARRISS OFFEE


We really loved Hasbro's new VOTC Barriss Offee action figure, but she didn't have a very battle ready appearance. But by accessorizing her by combining parts from the Star Wars Saga 2002 Collection 2: Attack of the Clones #12 Barriss Offee [Jedi Padawan] and a few accessories from the new CW Barriss Offee, we were able to create the Ultimate Barriss Offee with an interchangeable head sculpt, a short cloak to go with the existing hood, and a battle action cloak too. Dad is planning on adding an interchangeable right hand so I can keep using the magnet hand from the Star Wars Saga 2002 Collection 2: Attack of the Clones #12 Barriss Offee also.



She looks a lot more battle ready now.



Dad loved the head sculpt of the original Barriss and wanted to come up with a way to show off the hair of the action figure in his Ultimate edition.



With an Exacto knife Dad cut of the head of the AOTC Barriss and then used a drill and Dremel to give the head the ability to snap securely onto the neck post of the VOTC figure and have full articulation.



With all these accessories a lot of variations could be produced to enhance play.




ORIGINAL ACTION FIGURES


VOTC Barriss Offee




Star Wars Saga 2002 Collection 2:
Attack of the Clones #12 Barriss Offee
[Jedi Padawan]


SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE



SORA BULQ
with Articulated Knees


Dad boiled the original Saga 2 Sora Bulq action figure to remove his unarticulated legs and replaced them with the CW Eeth Koth legs instead. By boiling the two action figures in hot water for about 5 minutes, the plastic was soft enough to swap out the legs of the figure. Dad read that JACKOFTRADZE used the same technique with the legs of a Kit Fisto from the Target Geonosis 2-pack. Dad didn't have one in our fodder so Eeth Koth had to step in to make it happen. Dad at some point would like to replace the hard goods skirt with a soft good skirt when he finds a suitable replacement.


ORIGINAL ACTION FIGURE

Saga 2 Sora Bulq



FEATURED

Dad's "Ultimate Barriss Offee" was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.



SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE