Thursday, October 22, 2015

RebelForce Radio and Customs for the Kid: "Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty" Custom Action Figure Contest - ENDING HALLOWEEN DAY!


Jimmy McInerney (Jimmy Mac) and Jason Swank of RebelForce Radio are once again teaming up with the "Customs for the Kid" blog to host a "Star Wars: Smuggler’s Bounty" custom action figure contest to commemorate the "Star Wars: Smuggler’s Bounty", the radio drama that was recorded live at Celebration Anaheim.  The radio drama is based on an original script by Kyle Newman and F.J. DeSanto. "Star Wars: Smuggler’s Bounty" was directed by Kyle Newman (Fanboys) and produced by Jimmy “Mac” McInerney of RebelForce Radio, who whipped up over 100 sound effects and music cues that were blasted live onstage alongside some of the best Star Wars voice actors around today live to a packed audience of diehard fans at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.   The last custom action figure contest that was held for "Star Wars: Smuggler's Gambit" was a huge success, so this one is sure to be fun for all involved.  Show us what you can do!  

First time customizers are greatly encouraged to jump in on the fun. We want as many entries as possible. This is an ALL AGES event. 


-All custom action figure entries must be of characters that appear in the Star Wars radio drama "Smuggler's Bounty". Custom action figures can be in any scale. 

-Participants are encouraged to submit as many entries as they wish. Please include 1 - 4 photos per custom action figure submitted (Front, Back, Left, and Right). 

-Photoshop manipulations such as glowing lightsabers and blaster fire will not be accepted. We want the focus to be on the customs and not on their digital enhancement. 

-Include your email, name, and mailing address, with your entry. 

-All photo entries must be sent to the following email address: with the Subject line "Smuggler's Bounty Customs".

Notice that nowhere in the rules does the contest say that it has to be a "brand new" custom. If you made a custom years ago that appeared in the "Smuggler's Bounty" story just enter it. It only takes a few seconds to email a few pictures. Especially if you have already photographed it. SHOW US YOUR STAR WARS ART!

Make sure your picture(s) are attached in your email and all the contest's rules have been complied with before you send your email.


Jimmy McInernyJason SwankKyle NewmanF.J. DeSantoPaul BatemanSam Witwer, and David Collins.


Signed script donated by author Kyle Newman"The Force Awakens" Teaser Poster, Official Star Wars 8x10's, Star Wars Hot Wheel Cars, and several Black Series 3 3/4" figures (Boushh Leia, Commander Wolffe, Han Carbonite, and Mosep Binneed).


October 31, 2015

All photo entries must be sent to the following email address: with the Subject line "Smuggler's Bounty Customs"

Friday, October 9, 2015

Customizer Spotlight # 42: "STAR WARS REBELS - SABINE's TIE FIGHTER" created by MirkoFx Studio aka Mirko Martinovic

When Star Wars fans wrapped up Season One of "Star Wars Rebels", viewers gazed at one ultra cool variation on a Tie Fighter via the artistic stylings of The Ghost crew member, Sabine Wren. Many fans hope that Hasbro releases a version of the vehicle from the "Fire Across the Galaxy" season finale, but as of now we're still waiting for an official announcement that it will happen.  Mirko Martinovic's painted Tie Fighter was probably the best exclusive giveaway at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, because it is one of the only manifestations we have seen of Sabine's Tie Fighter so far. One lucky raffle winner walked away with the prize on the last day of the convention.  

When the convention was over, a fan commissioned Mirko to recreate his convention exclusive. The custom took him 3 whole weeks to complete. A true labor of love! Lucky for us, the person backed out the deal at the last minute. 

Mirko was getting ready to list this masterpiece up on eBay when Dad sent him an offer.  I turned 12 yesterday, and I was in complete shock when I came home and saw this beauty hanging from my ceiling with all my other Rebel ships!

created by MirkoFx Studio aka Mirko Martinovic
("Sabine Wren" action figure created by Darth Daddy)