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Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:51 PM ET |
The 2007 TAC 4-LOM (30 41) figure has ALWAYS bothered me. He always looked too chunky for my tastes. I was disappointed when he was reissued without any tweaking in The Vintage Collection three years later. But as soon as I had the Disney Droid Factory "4-LOM" Build A Droid figure in my hands, I knew Disney got it right. Good friend Josh M. knew this too and repainted one of these Disney Droid Factory sculpts in the same color scheme of 4-LOM. See for yourself how much improved and screen accurate the character looks utilizing this sculpt. Josh, I need this!Please tell me how much!
My friend Justin Cook from Yakface.com has posted an update to his awesome custom photonovel The Enloe Trials: Rising Depths. Be sure to check out this gorgeous custom work!
JTA lurker Chris M. directs our attention to a cool custom image of Kenner-inspired The Black Series 6" figures. This customizer utilized some 12" figures to complete the dozen. Click the image for a larger view. Original image can be found HERE.
Posted by Paul | September 09, 2016 at 08:20 PM ET |
JTA reader and friend Vader Hater has been doing some impressive custom work that he wanted to share: a Count Dooku life-size bust (based on his appearance in The Clone Wars). Check out the work-in-progress to final product image diary that he's posted on his blog!
Posted by Paul | June 18, 2016 at 09:00 PM ET |
JTA reader Brett B. decided to customize the Hasbro Blade Builder lightsaber to be a little more authentic to the films. Check them out and if you have any questions how he made them look like this, be sure to leave comments in the article.
Posted by Paul | June 16, 2016 at 10:43 PM ET |
Our friends at SWAN have posted a beatiful gallery of custom The Force Awakens figures on gorgeous vintage-styled card backs on their Facebook page. Check them out. If only Hasbro wasn't asleep at the wheel. The only thing going against this beautiful custom work is that the characters are all from The Force Awakens (I am kidding.... maybe....)
Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 01:56 PM ET |
JTA reader Sean eagerly shares an image of a custom TBS6 Luke Skywalker figures based on his appearance from The Force Awakens. Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:51 AM ET |
JTA reader Michael G. shares with us enhancements he made to the Walmart exclusive 3.75" The Black Series [Phase III] figures. Click through for more!
Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2016 at 02:10 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | January 09, 2016 at 09:17 PM ET |
Check out this awesome stop motion interpretation of The Force Awakens utilizing Star Wars action figures on YouTube!
Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 08:09 PM ET |
JTA reader and friend Josh M. isn't waiting for Hasbro to correct the screen inaccuracy of the Walmart exclusive First Order Stormtrooper. He made it perfect rather easily. Click the image to check out what he did.
Our very own Sjefke is at it again with another one of his impressive customizations. Now, he works on a character that Hasbro has egregiously ignored for much too long (unless they're saving it for a special vintage-inspired relaunch... wink, wink). Anyway, click through to see the magnificent touch of an artist's hand on a miniature work of art like this custom Yak Face action figure. Click through for more! Be careful, Sjefke, our friends at Yakface.com will want this!
We have been contacted by McRobo Creations about thei impressive 3.75" Khetanna Sail Barge. There are also making other large-sized Star Wars vehicles too. Since Hasbro has basically said they will not be making this, here is likely your only chance to get one. Check out what they're offering!
Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 11:09 AM ET |
OMG! Look what JTA reader Darth Daddy has done. He has made a gorgeous super-articulated Sabine Wren with removable helmet. Oh what could have been with Hasbro!
Posted by Paul | April 01, 2015 at 11:09 AM ET |
JTA reader Carlos Junior C. sends us an impressive set of images showing off a custom he converted from the Rebels Saga Legends Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) figure. It now has a removable helmet. If you watched the latest Wolfpack Podcast you saw Jayson from Yakface.com show us what this figure's head looks like without the helmet. Now see what customization does for this figure. It really doesn't look half that bad with a removable helmet now! Click through for more!
JTA reader Angriest Man Alive has produced a fully-articulated (actually super-articulated) The Inquisitor action figure. Click the thumbs to check them out and let him know how he did in our comments!
JTA reader and friend Ben C. is quite distrought over Hasbro's lack of attention at The Clone Wars characters. He desperately needed an Ahsoka in slave outfit.... so he made his own. Click on each thumbnail below to see larger images and click HERE to see how he made it!
Posted by Paul | December 13, 2014 at 06:20 PM ET |
JTA reader thirdfloor sends us pictures he took of The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure with the cloak from The Black Series 3.75" Darth Malgus figure. While there is no denying that the cloak is not to scale (and evidently too short), we have to admit that it adds some amazing depth to the lightly accessorized 6" figure. Click each thumbnail below to see larger images.
Posted by Paul | December 06, 2014 at 02:05 PM ET |
Posted by Paul | November 07, 2014 at 08:34 AM ET |
JTA reader Daniel S. shared his complex Yavin 4 Hanger Bay Diorama with us and we thought this was worthy of passing along to everyone. Click through to check out this masterpiece! Psst... it's for sale if you are interested...
JTA viewer and customizer Bry German shows off his latest creation: a six inch throne room diorama! Click through to check it out! Nice work Bryan!
Boutros77 completes his Jabba's Palace display! Click through to check out this amazing custom display piece!
Posted by Paul | August 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM ET |
If you are somewhat melancholy that the brilliant TBS Darth Vader (#26) is based on the Prequel Trilogy, we have a cool solution for you. JTA reader Sergio has posted how to quickly transform it into an OT-based version of him. Click through to find out how!
Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:43 AM ET |
DKE Toys has made some kitchy Star Wars figures. but some of them are arguably quite cool. (Raunchy female C-3PO anyone?) They have many hand made custom original art figurines by artists who have used Star Wars themes in their work. Stop by their page on Flickr to see their images HERE. And if you're going to SDCC, be sure to visit DKE Toys at booth #5045.
Posted by Paul | June 26, 2014 at 06:01 PM ET |
Last but not least, Travis makes The Black Series Mara Jade a pretty sweet-looking figure. Find out what he did!
Posted by Paul | June 26, 2014 at 05:53 PM ET |
Are you unhappy with the really bad paint jobs on the Mission Series and Saga Legends figures? JTA reader Travis L. has been unhappy too. But he wasn't defeated by them. He made them better. Click through to see what he did.
JTA reader and awesome customizer/diorama builder Boutrous77 sends us images of his latest work. If you want to get a better look at his work, be sure to check out the review our friends at BanthaSkull.com did on Jabba's Main Hall diorama HERE.
Posted by Paul | May 22, 2014 at 06:58 PM ET |
Looking for 6" scale accessories for The Black Series 6" scaled line? JTA reader Arnold C. alerts us to a source where you can start building some cool diorama scenes. Click through for more!
JTA moderator Sjefke has created another stunning custom figure: Wam "Blam" Lufba. Be sure to check out this work of art!! Click through to see it all, complete with work in progress and reference photos.
Check out what our friend Jayson Krebsbach made. If only Hasbro could make this for us in turn! Check it out on Yakface.com's Facebook page.
JTA moderator Sjefke was commissioned by longtime JTA reader Scott to make a Season 5 version of "evil" Barriss Offee. Click through to lean how he did it! Is it just me, or are you immediately reminded of a blooper from Toy Story when Mrs. Potato Head advised Mr. Potato Head to pack his "angry eyes" when you read Sjefke's tutorial?
Twelfth Parsec sends a NEW update with regards to their custom Ewok village playset pieces. Click through for the update!! Sadly, we didn't get this post in enough time, but we wanted to apprise readers of their status.
Brent at Twelfth Parsec writes in with an update to the Ewok Tree Hut custom playset. They need your help! Click through for more!
Posted by Paul | March 01, 2014 at 04:17 PM ET |
Friend and JTA reader Josh M. decided to get a little creative with the Saga Legends Stormtrooper figure, or at least a part of it. Admittedly, it looks pretty darn good. Click through to see what he did!
The fine folks over at 12th Parsec have sent us an update on their totally amazing Ewok hut fan-made playsets. Click through to see what they have to say, and about how well they're doing with their campaign!
The custom playset industry is really taking off. Now a grassroots company 12th Parsec is using Indiegogo to make an Ewok village tree hut. Click through for more information on this campaign.