Sunday, April 19, 2015

CELEBRATION ANAHEIM 2015: STAR WARS CUSTOM ACTION FIGURE PANEL - COMMEMORATIVE VIDEO


This video was put together by Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid".  It was created to play during the Q&A of the Action Figure Customizing Panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this past Friday.  The video features almost all of the Star Wars custom action figure artist's work we have archived here on our blog. We hope it's a nice surprise for the artists whose work appears in the video to know that their work was made into a video that was going to be displayed in front of the Celebration audience this year.  It was really nice to be able to expand the work on display beyond the five artists in the customizer showcase.

It is only the second time ever that this panel was presented at a Star Wars Celebration. The first time was at Celebration VI. Jamie Follis aka Sillof hosted the first event and did again this past Friday.

Sillof provided the audience with an introduction to the hobby, and explained the different types of customs that exist. He gave a brief overview of how custom action figures are made, how to disassemble and reassemble action figures, sculpting help, paint tips, as well as information on molding and casting.  Other topics covered were 3-D printing, as well as the supplies and resources that Star Wars custom action figure artists utilize in their step-by-step process.

Five artists were featured: PeakOB1SillofSith_fire30Chewieand me, Darth DaddyIt's was a huge honor for me to be one of the featured artists at this year's panel.

The Panel had some of the best Celebration exclusives available, random giveaways of Star Wars custom action figures created by the featured artists. This was one panel you didn't want to miss.

The event was sponsored by Aves and Sculpey.

Sillof spent the remainder of Celebration at the Diorama Workshop located at the Hasbro booth where he taught the very first classes given at a Celebration event on how to build your own Star Wars custom action figures.  




If you were bummed that Hasbro had no 3 3/4" exclusive for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015, fear not.  The artists that are being showcased at the Action Figure Customizing Panel have provided some of the coolest Celebration exclusives ever available at a Star Wars Celebration event.  Artists like ChewiePeakOB1Sith_fire30, and Elias of Customs for the Kid have all provided unique action figure art that were given away to lucky attendees at the Panel.  



 "Commander Faie, Commander Cody & Admiral Screed" created by Sith_fire30




 "Imperial Troop Transport Pilot" by Elias


 Vehicle and additional figures not included.


"The Force Awakens" Han Solo created by Chewie


"Star Wars: Rebels" Lando Calrissian created by PeakOB1.