Category Archives: Customizing

Customizer Spotlight: Peakob1

Once again, forum member Peakob1 knocks our socks off with another batch of amazing Clone Wars custom figures.

Great sculpting, painting and articulation really bring these animated custom figures to life; with a style that blends in great with the realistic versions of characters Hasbro usually produces.

Check out his latest update and leave him a comment or two after the jump!

DIY LED Frame Project for The Force Awakens‬ Poster

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Since acquiring the teaser poster for The Force Awakens via Disney Movie Rewards, I knew I’d want a special way to display it without spending a fortune on a dedicated backlit display case. Click on through to find out how you can build one yourself with the simplest of tools and the least amount of money. We’re all saving up for Force Friday, right?

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Yakfinities #56: Roundup Report

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Our latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded, and with 60 different “Rebel Militia” custom entries, there’s a ton of customizing fun for your viewing pleasure in our Roundup Report.

So kick back, relax, and check out all the entries – and also see which of the participants are walking away with some cool prizes after the jump!

Yakfinities #57 – Pegwarmer Roundup

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A new Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just begun – the Pegwarmer Roundup!

Let’s face it, there’s figures that Hasbro makes just too many of, or the figure just falls short of expectations.  Sometimes, this is where customizers come in and save the day by making a purchase nobody else will… for a custom!

Got some pegwarmers in your area that a retailer can’t seem to give away?  Help these unwanted toys find a home (only to be chopped up repainted) by joining in the Pegwarmer Roundup!

Customizer Mega Spotlight

 

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The hobby may be slow right now, but customizers always find a way to make even the dark times a bit brighter with their creative works by sharing them with the community.

So we kick things off on this Customizer Mega Spotlight with Peakob1, who shows off yet again another group of amazing Clone Wars custom figures.  Check them out here.

Next, mousedroidhoojib has created something truly unique; Padme Amidala in a bio-hazard suit!

Also, General Rieeken really is outdated by today’s standards, so check out how forum member Customjedi is fixing that.

Last but not least, forum member CloneTroopr shows off a fantastic custom of Republic Commando Gregor.

Got some customs to share?  Head on over to the forums and show us what you’ve got!

Black Series Captain Rex Quick Fix

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There has been a lot of commentary out there about the helmet size of the new Captain Rex (#09) figure from The Black Series being too small. There is a very easy “fix” that most people can do if you have some older Clone Wars Rex figures laying about. Click on through for a quick fix on bringing that shrunken head version back to the front lines of your collection.

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Rebel Militia Customizing Challenge

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Our current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge only has a couple weeks left, as entries will be accepted through June 30.

So, if you’re planning on making a custom figure, be sure to get your entry submitted before the deadline!  Or if you’d just like to kick back and check out some cool customs made by other collectors, the forums are just a click away!

So Easy a Caveman Can Do It…

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If you’ve been able to get your hands on Hasbro’s latest 3.75″ Han Solo, chances are you are wondering how they could have given this otherwise flawless figure such a poorly sculpted (and painted) head.

There’s a quite simple fix though, as thankfully back in 2006, Hasbro “got it right” with Harrison Ford’s likeness.

This is a simple head swap for everyone, and takes no customizing skills whatsoever – head on over to the forums for a closer look and to share your thoughts!

New Yakfinities Coming Soon

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Another Yakfinities Customizing Challenge will launch in July, but before then, we need for our forum members to decide on the theme.  Head on over to the forums to cast your vote.

Also don’t forget, there’s still a few weeks left to submit an entry in the current Yakfinities, Rebel Militia (lots of great customs posted already, so be sure to check those out even if you’re not a customizer).

More Diorama Greatness Coming…

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For those active in our forums, you’re probably already familiar with the awesome custom diorama pieces that forum member Raylen creates, and offers up to fellow collectors.  He specializes in obscure items that some may overlook, but these things are just too cool to not be part of any Star Wars 3.75″ collection.

His latest sneak peek is one many of us have been hoping would be available for our collections for decades now, and that time is finally coming if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of painting!  Head on over to the forums for a closer look!

Episode #63: A Collector and His Money Are Soon Parted

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The Realm Recap is back after the Memorial Day Weekend bring and in our absence, there were plenty of developments in collecting. Collectors success at retail has started to improve as more folks are finding Black Series figures (in both scales) at their local stores. eBay caused a bit of a frenzy this week as a notorious seller posted the first auction for a collectible from The Force Awakens — a 6″ First Order Stormtrooper which closed at a ridiculous price. Is it legit??? Also this week, new store finds from LEGO, product news for Disney Infinity 3.0, custom 6″ figures and vehicles as well as a new character name revealed fro The Force Awakens! It’s all on Episode 63 of The Realm Recap!

Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

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