Monday, June 27, 2016

STAR WARS REBELS "CAPTAIN REX - STORMTROOPER DISGUISE" created by DARTH DADDY

After observing Captain Rex dressed in Stormtrooper disguise in the episode "Stealth Strike" in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels, we knew we wanted to make the Stromtrooper version of Rex in action figure form. To accommodate Rex's bulky frame we used the body of the old POTF Stormtrooper with the head of the Star Wars Rebels Captain Rex action figure to create the silhouette we desired. To finish the figure off, we just hollowed out the head of a Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper with a Dremel to make a removable helmet and placed the same figure's blaster into Rex's hand.  The figure only has 5 points of articulation at the time of this post, but if we later come across an abundance of double-sided ball joints down the road, we may decide to articulate him some more.



STAR WARS REBELS
"CAPTAIN REX - STORMTROOPER DISGUISE"
created by Darth Daddy
























SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE





Sunday, June 26, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 10




Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy and Elias of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Blue Shadow Virus" and The Clone Wars custom action figures the episode inspired.







Darth Jar Jar Theory - Explained In Depth:





Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Return of the Jedi" Tatooine Skiff model for 3.75" Star Wars action figures created by David Snodgrass
















 Pictured next to Hasbro's Tatooine Skiff to show scale.


Production Photos





Handmade, Handcrafted Tatooine Skiff models from the movie Return of the Jedi

Made for 3.75" - 4" Star Wars action figures. 

Cost: $100 + SHIPPING

Ships from North Carolina, USA

Made by: David Snodgrass





Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TheRealMarch4th Added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"




TheRealMarch4th has been customizing for 2 years now.  His work immediately caught our eye because he was one of the few artists out there making Clone Wars custom action figures. He paints, he kitbashes, and he sculpts too.  The entire customizing package. He loves customizing figures from the Star Wars animated TV shows and making Mandalorians.  The scope of his work even dives into the Expanded Universe/Legends.  His early work like most customizers focused on making Jedi action figures, but once his skill set expanded so did his character choices from which he drew his inspiration.  He is hoping to create more figures from Star Wars Rebels, Clone Wars and even the old Droids series in the upcoming months.  We talk to this customizer frequently and his enthusiasm for the hobby is infectious.


TheRealMarch4th








To see more of his work visit his Instagram page:





Monday, June 20, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

THE CLONE WARS "R5-S9" created by Elias

R5-S9 was an R5-series astromech droid that worked for the Galactic Senate during the Clone Wars. During the Senate hostage crisis in 22 BBY, R5-S9 was working at the Republic Executive Building in the power control room when Cad Bane's posse entered the room. It was destroyed by one of Bane's IG-86 sentinel droids.

To create the figure, I used the lower half of the The Clone Wars R7-D4 and the head of a Build A Droid R5-D4. After that I just did a custom paint application.



THE CLONE WARS
"R5-S9"
created by Elias


















SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER









Sunday, June 12, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 8



Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Trespass" and the custom Clone Wars custom action figures the episode inspired.





Friday, June 10, 2016

TOY RUN: THE STAR WARS ACTION FIGURE CAST - EPISODE 14


Darth Daddy of Customs for the Kid had a great time talking Star Wars toys and custom figures with Criz Bee of JediBusiness.com and Jake Stevens of From 4-LOM to Zuckuss.com on their podcast "Toy Run: The Action Figures Cast". We found the podcast only recently and it quickly became one of my favorite Star Wars podcasts!

"Customizer Brian Fulton AKA “Darth Daddy” from the Star Wars action figure blog "Customs for the Kid" shares his thoughts on Hasbro’s transition to a less articulated figure line. Lots of listener feedback, mini-reviews of Disney’s newest die-cast droid offerings and Hasbro’s latest 12” figures, plus this week’s action figures and upcoming releases and more in Episode 14 of TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figures Cast!"







Show Notes


Toy Run wants to hear from you! If you have questions for the hosts, suggestions on which guest to have next, a figure fact you’d like to share or opinions on what segments you did or didn’t like, let us know! You can contact them on our social media pages or email the hosts Criz Bee and Jake and you just might be featured on the next show.


JediBusiness.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

email: TOYRUN@JediBusiness.com

From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

email: TOYRUN@From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com


About TOY RUN: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast
TOY RUN is the only podcast solely about collecting, reviewing and appreciating Star Wars action figures. The show is hosted by Criz Bee from JediBusiness.com and Jake Stevens from From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com.  When these long-time Star Wars collectors and good friends wanted to talk about Star Wars action figures even more than they do monthly on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast, they created TOY RUN.  The hosts who collectively have more than four decades of Hasbro Star Wars collecting experience as well as fond childhood memories of growing up in the 70’s and 80’s playing with Kenner action figures, strive to share their love and knowledge of collecting Star Wars figures with fellow fans of the hobby. TOY RUN is hosted on the Galaxy of Toys Podcast Network, which can be found as a featured podcast on starwars.com, as well as on iTunes, Stitcher, The Zune Network and Podbean.

About JediBusiness.com
JediBusiness.com – The Star Wars Action Figure Database was created by Criz Bee in 2003 in order to help Star Wars action figure collectors look-up figures. The database currently holds over 3,000 different Star Wars action figures with reviews, photo galleries, commentaries, comparison pictures and detailed information about each figure’s release. The website has a custom built toolbox which enables collectors to sort Star Wars action figures by movie appearance, movie sequence, species, profession (e.g. Bounty Hunters/Pilots), gender and more. In addition to the database the website features a wide variety of articles about collecting Star Wars action figures such as  interviews with community creators and the Hasbro Star Wars brand team, various event coverages, annual reviews, top 10 figure picks, photo galleries of collector’s collections and extensive galleries of stylized Star Wars action figure photography.  JediBusiness.com actively participates in the collecting community, it is part of the international The Force United fan group and the website was part of the collector group at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015 together with StarWarsActionNews.com, Yakface.com, JediTempleArchives.com and JediNews.co.uk. Criz Bee also actively participates in local Seattle area Star Wars Collector meet-ups. You can also find JediBusiness.com on starwars.com’s community page as an official Star Wars collecting site.

About From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com
From 4-LOMtoZuckuss.com is a website with laser (blaster) focus on Kenner and Hasbro Star Wars action figures.  Born out of a passion for Star Wars figure collecting, the site was created by Jake Stevens in 2013 and provides articles, pop culture news, checklists, collector resources, release dates, detailed guides, interviews and much more on all things Star Wars action figure related. Working with Hasbro, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com participates in official Q&As, assists in Fan Choice figure selection polls and publishes information and press releases about new and upcoming Hasbro products. When not covering Star Wars Celebrations, events and comic cons for as a member of the Star Wars press for From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com, Jake is also a frequent action figure panelist at Emerald City Comicon,  a member of Seattle’s SARLACC collecting club, the host of The Star Wars Spinner Rack comic book podcast, a contributor on episodes of RetroBlasting’s Star Wars Follies and along with Criz Bee a founding member of the S.T.A.R.S. (Seattle/Tacoma Area Rebelscum Society) collecting group. Covering everything from 4-LOM to Zuckuss, From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com strives to be an informative resource for collecting Star Wars action figure toys and can also be found on the Community page at starwars.com as an official Star Wars collecting website.

Monday, June 6, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 7


"Wag Too" work in progress by Darth Daddy


Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" discuss "Jedi Crash", "Defenders of Peace" and the customs the two episodes inspired.







Friday, June 3, 2016

"JESS" created by Darth Daddy

Here at home we are hoping to work some more on filling out Jabba's Palace with some of the unproduced characters from the action figure line. Our latest addition is Jess.

In 4 ABY, Jess was a Human female musician present in Jabba's Palace, hoping to eventually leave the establishment by joining a band. Jess was often seen in the company of Bib Fortuna stroking his lekku. He reciprocated the gesture, often leading her around the throne room by hand. She was in Bib's company when the dancing girl Oola was fed to the rancor. Later, she was left to slumber alone on Jabba's dais, as Bib Fortuna lay in wait with his master, ready to spring the trap as Leia Organa, disguised as Boushh, released Han Solo from carbonite.

To create the action figure, Dad used the lower legs of an Indiana Jones Marion Ravenwood action figure, the upper torso and arms of a Vintage Slave Leia, and an original headsculpt that he created.


"JESS"
created by Darth Daddy







SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED