Friday, March 24, 2017

"CALAMARI CREWMAN" created by Elias

This was an action figure that was inspired by some friends of ours.  This custom Star Wars figure is just a simple repaint of The Black Series "Admiral Ackbar" action figure that can be found at Wal-mart locations  at a deep discount if you are fortunate enough to come across one.  All that needed to be done was a little prep work and some new paint.  The joints on the figure were reduced with a Dremel to prevent paint rub before any paint was applied.  After a few hours of effort was put into the paint application we had a new character to populate our Rebel alliance display shelf.

One of the coolest parts of doing this project was taking the time to bring attention to a great project that Star Wars customizer Peak-OB1 Custom Creations recently did prior to Toy Fair New York to give the Hasbro action figure design team some ideas on how to make some new Star Wars characters in action figure form using existing parts that have already been massed produced.  By using these parts, Hasbro would not need to spend more in production costs, only re-release old molds with new paint schemes and some minimal part swapping to give collectors some really desirable new characters to add to our collections.



"CALAMARI CREWMAN" 
created by Elias















SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER


"Hello friends, Peak-OB1 here, just wanted share one of the many projects i have been working on.... How cool would it be to stop for a moment and because we are all fans of star wars, celebrate it in OUR OWN WAY???? 

Here for the first time, is an idea i have had in the works for some time now, a "KITBASHED 3.75 LINE" of sorts, to celebrate the 40th anniversary.

How cool would it be if Hasbro took existing products and made us "NEW CHARACTERS" that we can be inspired by???? 

Give me your thoughts on these...." - Peak-OB1 Custom Creations












"Calamari Rebel"
created by Evilivo

Peak-OB1 used Star Wars customizer Evilivo's "Calamari Rebel" as inspiration when he made his own figure.  Dad bought the parts to recreate Evilivo's version.



Monday, March 20, 2017

"RANCOR PIT DIORAMA PARTS" by OUTER RIM TRADERS




Outer Rim Traders has knocked it out of the park with their latest offerings to enhance your Rancor Pit dioramas.  They are now offering the large Rancor pit door, the Palace entry door, and the Round gate that Luke and the Gamorrean Guard enter through.  They commissioned FigureWorks to design and laser cut the acrylic masters that were then molded by Outer Rim Traders and mass produced as resin casts. You can get all three pieces for $57 plus shipping.  Head on over and get your parts now!




$4





$10




$43



Sunday, March 19, 2017

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 44


Celebration Anaheim featured Clone Wars custom action figure artists, Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy of "Customs for the Kid" display Clone Wars custom action figures from Season 3 of The Clone Wars TV series episode "Pursuit of Peace".




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STAR WARS REBELS "OBI-WAN KENOBI" created by Customs for the Kid

This was an action figure we started building a while ago when we learned Obi-Wan was going to make an appearance on Star Wars Rebels.  To build the figure we used the 2013 Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi body. The forearms we grabbed off of some random Jedi arms we had floating around in our fodder bin to provide the bloused out sleeves to replace the gauntlets. We sanded down the head of the Rebels: Mission Series Obi Wan Kenobi hologram figure and then resculpted the hair with some ProCreate.  The soft goods on his lower robes we grabbed off of a Tusken Raider that was in the Vintage 3-pack.  It was a nice way to add articulation to the figure to increase the poseability.  

We are really excited to add this figure to our collection just before the release of "Twin Suns" this upcoming Saturday!


STAR WARS REBELS
"OBI-WAN KENOBI"
created by Customs for the Kid



















 Our custom Star Wars Rebels "Obi-Wan Kenobi" action figure posed with Hasbro's Maul action figure.




These pics were taken before we had a suitable lightsaber and had been replaced with the lightsaber in the pictures at the top.






SKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED















Sunday, March 12, 2017

"CUSTOMIZING THE CLONE WARS" - EPISODE 43


Celebration Anaheim featured Clone Wars custom action figure artists, Peak-OB1 Custom Creations & Darth Daddy and Elias of "Customs for the Kid" display Clone Wars custom action figures from Season 3 of The Clone Wars TV series episode "Heroes on Both Sides".



CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: "Custom Star Wars Cardboard Yavin Base Playset" by thecardboardgalaxy

Saving your Christamas money until March can have its benefits.  At least it did for me. Sometime last year I saw this Yavin Base playset up for sale on eBay and at the time I just didn't have the money to purchase it.  I was really excited when I saw that thecardboardgalaxy produced a second playset and had posted it up once more for purchase.  This time I was sitting on a stack of money I received for Christmas and I quickly made the purchase.  Dad fronted me and I quickly paid him back.  I knew I would be getting a quality item from the backgrounds we had purchased from him and receiving his "Death Star Playset" as a gift.

This is a handmade “Hidden Fortress” Playset kit in the style of classic vintage Kenner Star Wars toys with modern aesthetics. It is approximately 16” tall and 20” wide at the base!

It includes several play environments for recreating scenes from the Yavin IV Rebel Base as seen in Star Wars IV: A New Hope, including: Tactical Room, Medal Ceremony Room (with pop-up stage,) Hangar Bay, Ops Center (with tactical screens and a “holotank” table), Temple Rooftop and a Rebel Guard Tower.

It is made from chipboard and cardstock (like the real Palitoy Death Star playset from the 1970’s) with custom-printed details for maximum authenticity. The whole playset easily breaks down into flat pieces for storage and shipping.

The kit I purchased included:

· 3 Wall Panels

· 3 Floor Panels

· Holotank Table Accessory

· Assembly Instructions

This kit is perfect for displaying/playing with your Star Wars action figures, including figures from the upcoming ROGUE ONE movie! It is a simulation production toy, but not a real toy product.

Each of these limited edition “Hidden Fortress” kits are hand-signed and numbered. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! So this is a bona-fide collectible piece of art as well.



"Custom Cardboard Star Wars Yavin Base Playset" 
by thecardboardgalaxy













"Death Star Playset"
created by thecardboardgalaxy