Hello Toy Runners! This week I visited a few more toy stores and found a few good fodder figures for cheap at the Tucson Tanque Verde swap meet. Click here for some photos as well as an announcement about the theme of TRT #100.
Some of you may know that I run a custom figure page on Facebook called John Morog Customs. I post a lot of my custom work on Toy Run Tuesdays here, but don’t advertise my page much since I don’t want to lead our readers away from the site. That being said, I wanted to inform JTA readers that I am running a giveaway on Facebook for anyone interested. This year was a tough one for everybody, and I have been very grateful to our readers and staff for the discussions we have that kind of pull us out of this crazy world for a little while. It may be small, but I wanted to do something to give back to the community! Click through for more info.
Star Wars fandom comes in many shapes and forms, while JTA mostly focuses on action figure collecting there are some people who go beyond what companies like Hasbro are offering and create their very own Star Wars dioramas or figures, sometimes even from scratch. Caleb shows you some of that in his Toy Runs. But there are quite a few more people out there who have the talent and imagination to create their very own Star Wars displays. Today I want to talk about one customizer I came across on YouTube recently: Boylei Hobby Time. And his work is nothing short of amazing. Click through to learn more!
Welcome back, Toy Runners, to another Tuesday report! This week I have a custom alien I finished that I’m pretty proud of, and a couple shots of a mandalorian blaster I painted. I’d love to see what you got this week as well, so please click here and leave your comments below the article!
Hello once again, toy runners! It’s been a fantastic week in Star Wars. I got the newest wave of The Vintage Collection figures, and they are real winners! When we posted our review of Clone Commander Wolffe, I shared a photo of Thorn and Rex that I customized with a VC45 clone body instead of the swivel hip body Hasbro used for the commanders. I did the same thing with Wolffe last night, and by popular request, you’ll find a small tutorial on doing it yourself if you click here.
Wow, Toy Runners! We’ve officially made it an entire year into the Toy Run Tuesday weekly segment! This week I have one new custom to share with you, and for the anniversary, we’ll review the top 3 TRT’s of the last year. Click here to check it out!
Hello again everybody! It’s another fine Tuesday to share with you my collecting from the past week. This week I have but one new figure to show you. It’s a custom from the Clone Wars you don’t think about very often. Click here to check it out!
Welcome back to another fine Tuesday, Toy Runners! This week I have an exciting new delivery from Amazon and a custom to share with you. I updated my shelf display, too so click here to check it out!
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If you are like me and picked up a few of the Legacy Packs when they hit clearance, you might have a few extra stands lying around. What better way to use them than to make a themed stand for other movie collections. Check out some of the backdrops The Cardboard Galaxy has at their eBay store that will fit the frame for the Legacy Pack display stand. Hopefully, there will be others to finish out each movie! Hop on over and check them out!
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!
Good evening Toy Runners. It’s still Tuesday where I am, so I’m letting this one slide. This week was pretty fun when it came to collecting. Please click through and find out why!
We’ve arrived again on another fine Tuesday. Per usual, it’s that time again to share what you added to your personal collections this week! I’ve really loved seeing your photos the last couple weeks and I have some exciting new additions to share with you all. Go ahead and click here to see what I’m talking about!
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!
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!
Check out these cool POTF2-inspired custom The Last Jedi figures on eBay! What will they think of next?
Wow. Have you seen these vintage-Kenner inspired custom cardboard diorama backgrounds? eBay cardboardgalaxy has a whole selection from which to choose. Check them out!
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