Monday, April 29, 2013

RebelForce Radio: 04.28.2013 C2E2 Entertainment Expo..."Smuggler's Gambit" Custom Action Figure Contest... ENDS TOMORROW.





NEW SHOW! RebelForce Radio returns to Chicago’s McCormick Place for the annual C2E2 Entertainment Expo. CLICK TO LISTEN! 




Don't forget, the "Smuggler's Gambit" Custom Action Figure Contest ends tomorrow.  Notice that nowhere in the rules does the contest say that it has to be a "brand new" custom.  If you made a custom years ago that you feel can fit within the "Smuggler's Gambit" story  like a cantina patron or Abrosos VI villager just enter it.  It only takes a few seconds to email a few pictures.  Especially if you have already photographed it.  This is the Star Wars customizing community's chance to expose ourselves to a larger audience.  Our chance to have our art seen by Star Wars fans that may not even know Star Wars custom action figures exist.   Click the link below for details...SHOW US YOUR STAR WARS ART!



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"SMUGGLER'S GAMBIT" CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE CONTEST


Thursday, April 25, 2013

I-AM-BOBA-FETT added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"







Like most children of the 70's I-AM-BOBA-FETT was blown away by Star Wars when he saw it in the theater in 1977. Even as a very young boy he knew this movie was special and was more than just a summer Saturday night's entertainment. Star Wars has continued to be a part of I-AM-BOBA-FETT's life all the way through to the present. He began customizing figures at the age of five. I-AM-BOBA-FETT began sculpting in 1999 as a way to alleviate boredom and stress. He has continued to make custom figures, vehicles, and full scale life size props (including his own complete suit of hand forged Mandalorian armor, jetpack, and helmet made of stainless steel) for over 25 years now for fun and profit.

I-AM BOBA-FETT takes commission work. For those looking to have an awesome custom item made give him a shout. He offers fair prices and quick build times for his custom creations. He can be reached at: riffvalleydesignworks@yahoo.com.







I-AM-BOBA-FETT
















4 links to I-AM-BOBA-FETT's work:
(click on "show albums and stories") for the pictures of his work.
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"BITH YOUNGLING" created by Elias

Dad has been slowly working on his custom Clone Wars General Pong Krell and at this juncture nowhere close to being finished, which for me is an opportunity to pick up some slack.  To do so I decided to jump in on an old project Dad started a ways back, Jedi younglings.  I decided to add to the pack with one of my own.  We had a few Bith heads we bought from SithHappens as well as a small village of the Vintage Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker figures sitting on our shelves that made it an easy decision when it came time to figure out what to get working on.  Nothing easier than painting up a head and throwing it on a body so you still have some day left to play.  Not every custom needs to take hours to look cool. 



"BITH YOUNGLING"
created by Elias





















SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER



My "Bith Jedi Youngling" was featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.



 "General Pong Krell"
work in progress by Darth Daddy





Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sillof's Workshop: Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!

So the other day we had an email exchange with Star Wars customizer, Jaime Follis aka Sillof in regards to a project that Dad is working on with customizers Sith_fire30 and Luke Sprywalker. We also talked about the recent showcase of custom action figure art we had on display at Star Wars Spectacular in New Jersey where we had his Star Wars WWII - 1st Lt. Chuck Backer action figure on hand. 

We really appreciated the email we recieved from him and it gave Customs for the Kid an opportunity to let Sillof know how cool we thought his new project Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike! came out. The project was commissioned by none other than Patton Oswalt known for his numerous television appearances, film roles, and his hilarious stand up.  Patton Oswalt just wrote in his blog about Sillof's latest venture and it is a project worth noting.  The project, which is Star Wars custom action figures based on exploitation film maker Russ Meyer's film "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" has been getting some serious press being featured on Entertainment Weekly, MTV, The Onion, and the Huffington PostSillof said that Oswalt gave him a few ideas but really left most of it up to his imagination. The only catch... because most of Meyers films, 99.9% to be exact, feature busty females protagonists, Patton wanted Sillof to gender flip every character making the characters he would usually make men into woman and vice versa. Oswalt also had a specific vision involving a mini bar and a GTO.  But enough talk, why don't you head to Sillof.com and see them in all their glory.  This has to be our favorite project of his so far.  The female Han Solo is just phenomenal! 




Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!
created by Sillof















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Friday, April 19, 2013

RebelForce Radio: April 19, 2013


Here is the direct download link for this week's edition of RebelForce Radio





This week, RebelForce Radio discusses the leak of a possible premise for a potential animated series called "Star Wars: Reclamation". Real or hoax? Hear what we think! Filmmaker Cris Macht joins us to talk about his film "The Force Within Us", Harrison Ford appears on Letterman and grumbles a little bit about appearing in the Sequel Trilogy, while we go back in time to discuss what could have been "Return of the Jedi" without Han Solo. It's an Investigative Report you won't want to miss featuring an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the upcoming book "The Making of Return of the Jedi". Plus, Dark Horse gets "rough" with Star Wars, Tracy Morgan & Patton Oswalt make predictions about the Sequel Trilogy, J.J. Abrams talks to Playboy, and much more! 




RebelForce Radio and Customs for the Kid present...
"SMUGGLER'S GAMBIT" CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE CONTEST





Monday, April 15, 2013

ISY Announces Their Next Custom Contest!



We gave a brief description of this on the last Custom Action Figure News podcast, but here are the full details for the Hasbro Figures That Never Were as a part of The Clone Wars we saw that last few years on the Cartoon Network. It is Imperial Shipyards small way of saying thank you to Dave Filoni and crew for their awesome contribution to our Star Wars Universe. Entrants have between now and May 15th to submit their entry and win the awesome prize pack donated by none other than Clonehead. Click on through to read the full contest description and see a photo of that awesome prize. Thank you to Clonehead for the prize pack, Hangarbay94 for the awesome graphic, and Luke Sprywalker for organizing the event. It is a good month to be a customizer!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yakfinities #48 – THE CLONE WARS


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Hasbro may have given the Clone Wars line the cold shoulder, but Yakface forum members have expressed a different sentiment altogether.  This new customizing challenge allows for both animated and realistic style figures – join in the fun and show off your skills (or lack thereof) after the jump!





Saturday, April 13, 2013

Customizer Spotlight #29: Mikeys customs

So it's time for another installment of our Customizer Spotlight.  This time around we are featuring a custom Star Wars action figure that we just had on display at Star Wars Spectacular, but wasn't yet revealed here on the blog.  Dad recently saw this Death Trooper created by Mikeys customs on ebay and we felt it would be a great addition to my zombie Stormtrooper horde.  Mikeys customs is famous for his zombie custom action figures and if you check out his albums in his Facebook profile you'll see just why.



"Death Trooper"
created by Mikeys customs















To go to Mikeys customs ebay page click link below:




To go to Mikeys customs Facebook page click the link below:







Straight out of Joe Schreiber's "Death Troopers"




Friday, April 12, 2013

RebelForce Radio: April 12, 2013 - Feat. David Collins





Videogame industry veteran, former LucasArts Lead Sound Designer, and all-around good guy David W.Collins (The Force Unleashed) joins Jason and Jimmy Mac as a special guest co-host this week. David talks about the history and culture of the recently closed LucasArts, and discusses the impact the company has had on the gaming industry as a whole. Also this week, RFR speculates on some of the latest hot rumors surrounding the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Tom Kane talks about interesting Yoda stories planned for the now-scrapped Season Six of The Clone Wars; we get some insight into the shelved live-action TV show from one of the writers, Billy Dee, and much more. 


RebelForce Radio and Customs for the Kid present...
"SMUGGLER'S GAMBIT" CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE CONTEST

 

CAFN - Episode 53: Tankster Innovations - Part 2









Last night Lucasclones and Tamer interviewed Daniel Barnes aka Tankster Innovations in their second installment of their interview with the super talented customizer.  Be sure to have a listen!








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