Saturday, February 6, 2016

Super-Articulated "Finn aka FN-2187 in First Order Stormtrooper Armor" created by Customs for the Kid

A few months ago, we made a 5POA version of Finn in his First Order Stormtrooper Armor.  It was a custom that took only a few seconds to create. This time around we put a little more effort into it. Instead of using the 5POA Stormtrooper body as the base figure like we did in our previous effort, this time around we utilized the Black Series super-articulated figure exclusive to Wal-mart to make our latest version of Finn. For this custom, we hollowed out the Stormtrooper helmet so it would fit over Finn's head, and painted the bloody handprint on.  To make the head from a Black Series Finn fit onto the Stormtrooper body, we just had to reduce the size of the neck peg to accommodate the head. We like this action figure a great deal more.

Since Finn barely participated in the battle of Jakku, and refrained from even firing off his blaster, we decided to not weather the armor on the figure.

"Finn aka FN-2187 in First Order Stormtrooper Armor"
by Customs for the Kid

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"R3-B2" created by Elias

This is just a simple astromech repaint.  It only took one day to paint.  This action figure was my first astromech custom and while it was very challenging, it was also extremely rewarding when all was said and done.

The toy was based on a droid I saw from the R2 Builders Club.  The real droid has a glass dome that was completely translucent.  The only astromech dome that I had that was somewhat clear was more opaque.  I like the translucent look best, but I had to work with what was on hand.

created by Elias

Monday, January 18, 2016


Finally had time to sculpt and paint the sleeves on this action figure after it was set aside for over a year.  So glad I wrapped this up and we can place him on the shelf alongside our other two Clone Wars  Chancellor Palpatine action figures.

There are many fans of the show that wished that this character was made in The Clone Wars style, but it just never happened.  There is a good chance if it were created, this would have been what it looked like.

created by Darth Daddy



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Customizer Spotlight # 44: Pimp2-D2's Pimp Speeder + Exclusive Chauffeur Action Figure by MANLY ART

MANLY ART did an exclusive release of Pimp2-D2's Pimp Speeder + Exclusive Chauffeur action figure for DKE Toys to debut at 2015's San Diego Comic-Con. The run was limited to 30 speeders total. There were no more Speeders or Chauffeurs made in this colorway and they completely SOLD OUT.

Each speeder was a re-purposed vintage 1970's Kenner Land Speeder with custom cast resin windscreen and custom resin seats. The set comes with a custom Chauffeur action figure, sticker sheet and instructions. The sticker sheet includes 3 different designs for the hood in addition to cockpit controls and hood interior.  

This vehicle was a fun addition to our custom collection and one of the most unique gifts under the Christmas tree this past holiday.

"Pimp2-D2's Pimp Speeder 
+ Exclusive Chauffeur Action Figure"

The packaging for this was really beautiful and very well done.