Sunday, July 31, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 15


Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of Customs for the Kid recap Season One of "Customizing The Clone Wars".






"Customs for the Kid" Celebrates 6 Years of Blogging

Another year behind us. It is hard to believe that we have been writing this blog for so long now. Thursday marked the six year anniversary of "Customs for the Kid". Here at home, we still can't believe we have accomplished as much as we have during these years. Our collection is ever growing, new artists are still being added to our archives, and we are still making Star Wars custom action figures every chance we get. To think, at our start, we only received about 50 views a month, and now we can get twenty times that in just a day. Audience growth has been a slow and steady climb, but from what we can tell, we have been able to maintain our audience while continually adding new viewers. We can't thank you enough for all your interest in what we do. We hope we will be here for many years to come, and that all of you will be right here with us.


"Customs for the Kid" has now been read in more than 125 countries throughout the world. We really enjoy our visits from: Tunisia, Jordan, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Egypt, China, South Africa, Austria, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Qatar, Luxembourg, Russia, Guatemala, Bulgaria, India, Israel, Portugal, Netherlands, Isle of Man, Canada, Belgium, Mauritius, South Korea, Togo, Kuwait, Brazil, Finland, Latvia, Mexico, Ukraine, Italy, Colombia, New Caledonia, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Germany, Indonesia, Honduras, Czech Republic, France, Taiwan, Gabon, Serbia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Australia, Chile, Denmark, Spain, Thailand, Croatia, Mozambique, Japan, Hungary, Peru, Guam, Iran, Philippines, Norway, Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, Macau, Brunei, Romania, Lebanon, Iceland, Argentina, Poland, Puerto Rico, Macedonia, Pakistan, Georgia, Belize, Ireland, Algeria, Moldova, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Panama, Syria, Malta, Uruguay, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Bolivia, Greece, Jamaica, Turkey, Belarus, Cuba, Sweden, Kazakhstan, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Slovenia, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Myanmar [Burma], Vietnam, Aruba, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad, Tobago, Azerbaijan, Côte d’Ivoire, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Armenia, Morocco, French Polynesia, Cape Verde, Cyprus and here in the United States. We apologize if we left anyone out. If you'd like, you can let us now you were here by leaving a message in our comment section.











































Sunday, July 24, 2016

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 14




Peak-OB1 Custom Creations and Darth Daddy of Customs for the Kid discuss the Season One finale "Hostage Crisis" and The Clone Wars custom action figures the episode inspired.







"332nd CLONE TROOPER" created by Elias

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to watch the live feed for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. There were lots of great panels, but one of my favorites was Ahsoka's Untold Tales Panel with Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein, and Pablo Hidalgo.  The panel was focused on unreleased story arcs from The Clone Wars television series featuring Ahsoka Tano.  One of the story arcs was based on an adventure located on Mandalore where Ahsoka and Bo Katan team up to defeat Darth Maul with the assistance of the Jedi.  It was a really interesting story that I wish we could have had the opportunity to see animated.  In the story, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are the Jedi tasked with aiding in the conflict, bu they are called to return to Coruscant because Chancellor Palpatine was captured by Count Dooku.  This arc was special because it lead up to the events that took place immediately preceding Revenge of the Sith.  Dave Filoni explained that before Anakin left Mandalore he put the 501st clone troopers in his command under the leadership of Ahsoka Tano creating the 332nd clone troopers.  Even more interesting was that Captain Rex was part of this 332nd unit which explains his absence from Revenge of the Sith!

Dave showed some concept art for the 332nd Clone Trooper so I took the opportunity to create one for my collection.  All it took was a little paint and I was good to go.  I'm so glad to have one of these clones in my collection now!




"332nd CLONE TROOPER" 
created by Elias







The orange markings on the figure looked too red against the blue background, so I switched to the white background to show the true coloring better.











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