For my 4 year old cousin's last birthday, we gave him the entire Star Wars video library complete with all the films, the Clone Wars TV episodes, and the old Ewok movies that were made for television when my Dad was a little kid. When my cousin began to watch some of the content that we gave him, he started with the "The Battle for Endor" movie. He loved the movie so much that he watched it 3-4 times a day for weeks on end.
When we visited his house this summer, we brought him the new Wicket action figure from the Vintage collection and the Ewok Battle Pack that was exclusive to Toys R' Us. While we were visiting for the week, my cousin saw Dad make custom action figures for the blog and was really impressed with our ability to make our own toys. So much so, that he asked if we could make him a Noa and a Cindel for Christmas. Before we left that week, Dad ordered a Teek action figure to be mailed to his house, and told him to keep an eye on the mailbox around Christmas time. When we returned home, Dad started to acquire the fodder we needed to complete his request. When Dad started to obtain the fodder, he bought double of everything so that he could make me a set too.
Since time was limited, we only had the chance to make this first set for my cousin, but once the New Year rolls around, we'll most likely make the second set for my collection as well. This project was a lot of fun because it was a real team effort between me and Dad. To create the action figures, we modified an Anakin Skywalker from Episode I to create the Cindel Towani, and we used a Willrow Hood body and a Henry Jones head from the "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" toy line to make the Noa Briqualon action figure. Dad worked on the head sculpts and the soft goods, while I worked on creating Noa's staff and painting the figures. I really liked the way that they both came out and I can't wait to add these two characters to my own collection now that I know what needs to be done. My favorite part of this project was using the Dremel for the first time to sand a wooden chopstick into Noa's staff. It was my first time working with the tool and it was a lot of fun to use.
I hope my little cousin enjoys the new toys that we made for him and even more importantly that his dog doesn't eat them. Let us know what you think.
NOA BRIQUALON & CINDEL TOWANI
created by Customs for the Kid
Our Noa and Cindel were featured on the front page of Imperial Shipyards.
Classic Star Wars Facebook group also featured our Noa and Cindel in their feed.