Good friend and reader Trevor (lemon327th) has just finished with his Instagram give-away of a custom LEGO JTA trooper, and has officially launched his customs store where you can now pick one of these gems up for yourself. Whether you are a LEGO collector or not, a cool little JTA trooper will look good sitting on your desk! Click here to check out his full range of customs for your Grand Army of the Republic! Make sure to use code LEMONS for a site-wide discount.
LEGO customizer and JTA reader Trevor (lemon327th) has made in our honor a custom-designed LEGO JTA Clone Trooper and is giving one of them away via his Instagram account. Head over to give him a follow and see what you need to do to get ahold of this cool trooper design! And, on Friday he’s launching his store page to showcase all of his work, including the unique JTA trooper. So, if you don’t win, you can certainly still army-build a JTA Clone Trooper Legion (I know what will be going on my desk soon). Great job Trevor! We love it!
Cardboard Galaxy has you covered if you want to ‘complete’ your Tantive IV service corridor. Check out their custom backdrop and flooring for the backside of the playset. Make sure to check out their other custom backdrops in their eBay store! They have a great selection for displaying your collection!
Nipping at the heels of our positive article on the Sequel Trilogy, I’d thought I’d share an astounding custom figure of Emperor Palpatine by my respected good friend Josh Makison. I want one of these. Look at this stunning work!
I want to make a plug for 2 of my favorite shops online for custom parts: Krazy D’s Customs, and Watto’s Scrapyard. Both companies offer 3D printed parts of their own skilled original design, but for very different aspects of the customizing world. For people like me who love to customize, they fill a valuable, if not crucial role, in collecting today. Click here to see what I mean.
I just wanted to make a special post about the wonderful work done by Krazy D’s Kustoms. A few weeks ago I received an item from them, and finally had a chance to put it together. Click here for some photos of my new toys!
Cardboard Galaxy has an all new modular Bespin Cloud City hallway panel set for 6 inch scale figures. Price in the US is $40 for the whole set, you can also get individual walls for $8 each. If you are interested in buying the walls for your diorama or toy photography, please head over to Cardboard Galaxy’s Facebook page where you can find lots of more photos and all the info you need to pre-order! Also, JTA regular Matthew Cohen shot all the promotional photos, which show you how great these walls can look. The image below is for illustrative purposes, to show you an overview of the set, to see some beauty shots head over to the Facebook page.
Smith Lord Creations may have something on offer for vintage Kenner Star Wars fans. They will release 13 all new, never made before Kenner style 3.75 in Star Wars figures, among them such figures as Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. Click through for more details!
Wow. I am floored by this amazing set from Hole in the Ground Productions. Thanks to Scott M. for sending us some amazing images of the playset he received (as well as a couple from HITGP’s Facebook page). You’ll definitely want to check out these images after the jump!
Facebook page Cardboard Galaxy has produced a fantastic enhancement for your Jabba’s Palace (Adventure Set). It looks so incredible we wish Hasbro would have thought of this and added it to the box! A simple cardboard flooring and backdrop add depth and dimension like never before! Check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the tip!
With special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C., we’re alerted to an Instagram user who’s taken his Jabba’s Sail Barge to the beach to shoot some incredibly beautiful images. Check them out on Instagram!
If you’re going to customize a $500 toy, you’d better do it right. Empire Toy Works posted photos of his sail barge, the Highfalutin. This custom hits it out of the park, in my opinion. Empire Toy Works is an inspiration to my own customizing, though, so I may be a bit biased. Rotgut Station is the dream world of collectors like me who love a really good diorama. Be sure to click the Instagram link to see more photos of this wonderful ship, and let us know in the comments if you think this is stunning, or sacrilege.
I am in the process of building a Mimban Lieutenant costume, and am therefore in a dedicated mudtrooper builders group on Facebook. One of the members recently finished their costume and was approved by the 501st. As a final touch for his build, he commissioned a custom cardback through Karbonite Kustoms using himself as the image. Not only would it be awesome to have a Kenner card of myself, it’s basically the coolest trooper around. When I saw this I was stunned. Hasbro, please. Give us this figure ASAP! Special thanks to Ricky R. and Karbonite Kustoms for sharing the images!
The kid from Customs for the Kid, Elias, has been nominated as action figure customizer of the year at Toy News International. We’ve collaborated in the past with Customs for the Kid and Peak-OB1, who focus on The Clone Wars figures that Hasbro has yet to give us (but should). If you wish to cast your vote in favor of Elias, click here and register to vote. Voting ends 2/3, though, so register and vote today! You may even win their giveaway…
Diorama parts maker Hole in the Ground Productions just released two new items today. I’m very impressed by the turnaround time on these as the prototype was just posted a few days ago on Facebook. The conference table is a whopping 10 inches in diameter!! According to the announcement, “the decals are not done yet for the conference table so if you order before they are, the decals will be mailed out later.” Hopefully with the ‘garbage masher’ door we’ll eventually see some trash compactor walls to go along with it! Click here to check out their shop!
StarWars.com has opened up audience choice voting in categories of long video, short video, photography, and visual art. One of our frequent readers/commenters Matthew C. has a photo in the final voting stages, which must be quite exciting! I’ve had that specific photo on my work desktop background for some time, so I appreciate that it is getting some official recognition. Be sure to check out some of the remarkable entries here, and cast your vote today! Click through for more action figure photo submissions in the finals. Full Story
Here is an opportunity to make them better, but you only have 4 days left to do it! Available from Hole in the Ground Productions are some amazing diorama pieces that are perfect for your Death Star or Rebel base. Even if this isn’t fully backed, don’t think that nothing will come from it. Eric (owner) has been very involved with the community in being open about this campaign and his products are well thought out and versatile. With buy-in options at only $8-50 and for 3.75″ and 6″ it’s an easy thing for anyone to jump in on! Click through for some more persuasion from a fellow backer, and the originator of these photos, Sam. Full Story
Dioramas are cool. Supporting hobbyists is even cooler. Hole in the Ground Productions has been making resin cast diorama parts for years, and are trying to take things to the next level, but your help is needed! So many people supported the barge around these parts, and a much smaller investment could go a long way in backing a supplier of amazing diorama pieces and getting those pieces into our dioramas.
If you want to contribute but it’s not as convenient at the moment, don’t worry. There is a minimum option for only a donation of $8 and it still gets you some new diorama parts. If you collect 6″ figures, there is an option for you. Click the image below to view their main perk – 24 injection molded functional diorama pieces for only $50!!
If you are into building dioramas to display your figures (I know I am), you’ll definitely want to check out this Indigogo campaign for Hole In the Ground Productions. Only a couple days in and already 14% funded! Keep in mind this is just the first wave, and if funded there will be more diorama pieces coming soon.
The nice thing is you don’t have to worry about crazy funding costs, but you can buy in to some higher-end campaign rewards, too. There are good options for everyone to show their support for this awesome project!
JTA reader Matthew alerted us to this video featuring some fantastic 6″ scale custom vehicles in scale with The Black Series line. These were on display recently at the Mexico City Unboxing Toy Convention. If Hasbro made something like these, especially the Snow Speeder, what would you pay for them? Sound off in the comments!
Hole In The Ground Productions is preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign to convert some of their existing resin diorama parts into injection molded parts with extra features. This will also pave the way for new items. But it can only be done with your assistance. Click below to learn more about the campaign. YOu can also contact them at [email protected]
Star Wars Plastic Playsets has revealed pictures of an amazing 3D designed playset. Based on the Bespin scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (your favorite Star Wars), it features the carbon freezing chamber (obviously), a bespin hallway, an “I am your father” bridge, and several other features. Click through for more!
I’ve been a fan of holeintheground productions’ work for quite some time. Most recently they have put a gorgeous 3.75″ scale Emperor’s throne up for sale. Thanks to Scott M. for pointing us in their direction. And we agree… A new Emperor who can sit in this throne would be wonderful!! Do you have any pieces from them in your dioramas? Let us know in the comments!
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