Please enjoy Custom Action Figure News Episode 79! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
It has been a long time since our last podcast and I had some rust, but it was high time I got back into the swing of things and talked about the current news of the day. Join Dan and I as we trip the SDCC Light Fantastic, showcase new TFA Product Rumors, share some cool customs, and just get caught back up period. We got into a lot more than just Star Wars and look for us to gear up a customizer interview the next go round. Don't forget to click into the archive page to find the download link for your favorite personal device.
Big Bad Toy Store lists great new Star Wars Items! -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
HOT TOYS 1/6 PRINCESS LEIA The brave and strong-willed Princess Leia is a beloved character in the original Star Wars trilogy. The Princess Leia 1:6th scale Collectible Figure from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is specially crafted based on the image of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in the film featuring a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture of Princess Leia’s iconic hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand. $204.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10623&mode=retail
AWESOME BACKPACKS Impress your friends or coworkers with an awesome licensed backpack! We have many properties to choose from including Call of Duty, Star Wars, The Legend of Zelda, TMNT, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics with features such as padded laptop pockets and molded “3D” features. Prices range from $34.99 to $59.99 so there is something for everyone! http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=bioworld
STAR WARS LIGHT UP CHOPSTICKS “Chop Sabers” have returned for a fourth time by popular demand with the all new Luke Skywalker (Blue), Darth Vader (Red), and Luke Skywalker Ep VI (Green) Light-Up Lightsaber Chopsticks! With a simple push of a button on the highly detailed lightsaber hilt (Jedi training not required) the “blade” glows bright so you’ll never have to eat in the dark. With detachable lightsaber blades and a larger, sturdier size (over 9 ˝ inches long) for easy and safe cleaning these chopsticks are fun for the whole family. Eating with these new light-up chopsticks will make you never want to Use the Fork! $17.99 each http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=star%20wars%20chopsticks%2002
HAN SOLO STORMTROOPER DELUXE STATUE One of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: A New Hope featured Luke and Han, dressed as Stormtroopers, sneaking into Detention Block AA-23 with Chewbacca to rescue the captive Princess Leia. The new Han in Stormtrooper Disguise Deluxe Statue features interchangeable heads (one a Stormtrooper helmet, the other Han’s likeness), and two sets of arms. Digitally sculpted and rendered in the highest quality polystone, each limited edition, hand painted statue comes individually numbered and is paired with a matching certificate of authenticity. May the Force be with you! $238.99 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=GG10631&mode=retail
Stan graciously shares his awesome Rebel Pilot Waterslide Decals... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
Stan, in his last update, showed us some wonderful new Rebel Pilots that had some awesome graphics on their helmets. After I inquired, I found out he was responsible for creating said decals and was even kind enough to share them with ISY and allow them to be printed. Thank you very much Stan! And remember folks, make sure to give credit to Stan when you use them. Click here to get to the pdf and print!
Here is a link to a great TIE D Resin Kit... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
Gold Leader One was kind enough to send me the link to the great TIE Droid Kit he used to build his latest custom ship. I also got to looking at the Scale Solutions Store and wow are there some fantastic models, Star Wars and otherwise up for sale!
Custom Jedi finishes his Labria... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
As you can see he posted a wip shot yesterday and now he is already back with the finished version. I must say wouldn't folks be overjoyed if Hasbro revisited some of these Cantina Patrons with treatments like Custom Jedi gives them!
Larifari is back with a new vehicle... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
"This is my first custom spaceship about two years ago. Unfortunately ,does not fit for a wookie!"
It looks like a great scratch build to me and feels right at home in our SW Verse. I am definitely liking the awesome ship builds larifari has shown us so far.
Reed Pop Supply has some great Celebration Anaheim items up for grabs... -- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, July 30 2015
From an aquatic Sushi Set to a Death Star Soccer Ball to a Space Slug Jack in the Box there are some really neat items that would make great gifts for yourself or others! Click here to get started.
For those who were lucky enough to get their SDCC Trooper, but more First Order Figures will be coming! These also come in black. I have both and really like them for my six inch figures!
TS Hobbies makes 6" First Order AF Stands! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
I ordered one for my SDCC Trooper a few weeks ago and after getting in both colors (Thanks TS Hobbies) I must say these are really nice. I can't decide which color I like best!
I haven't ordered from Robot Kingdom myself and I think they ship from Hong Kong, but they are listing these as in stock for those who missed out from HTS yesterday.
Want at least one option for the SDCC First Order Stormtrooper! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
I have been seeing this pop up on my Facebook Feeds and while I haven't ordered from them yet, but a lot of folks seem to like em. I figured you might like to have another option than eBay!
Big Padawan Customs is back! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
"This guy was a fun piece of work. Finally got a good parts combo and color scheme that I liked. Here we have a Quarren Royal Guard."
I like the looks of him, thats for sure!
Gold Leader One shows us a TIE Droid... -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
"I recently purchased a TIE Droid resin kit from Scale Solutions on ebay. This came in 3 parts, the 2 wings and the main body of the ship. First I washed it with dish soap as it was a bit greasy. I let it sit overnight, then primed it with some black spray paint from Games Workshop Paints. Again I let it sit but for 2 days this time. Lastly I gave it a blueish-gray paint job with the color Fenrisian Gray. I also added in some gray details around the cockpit and the back with Codex Gray. For the first time painting a resin kit, I think I did an alright job.
Ever since playing Rogue Squadron I always wanted a TIE Droid in Action Fleet form. This TIE Droid is in scale with the other Action Fleet TIEs, so this is close enough. A very cool piece. I'm just trying to figure out how to get it on an Action Fleet stand now."
Looks like a great project to me!
Watch out Hot Toys, Dayton is now on the job! He is gonna do this in true 1:18 Scale!
Sith Fire 30 to build 1:18 Scale Falcon! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
What can I say other than what a happy day! You know Dayton will take this build to the ultimate level and create something that will be truly magic. Look for us to highlight his build as he provides updates.
Lots of cool customs in that five years I will say!
Customsforthekid celebrates 5 years! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
We here at ISY want to wish them a most hearty congratulations on promoting customizing across the inter-webs.
Hot Toys Princess Leia Sixth Scale Figure now available! -- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, July 29 2015
"Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are excited to officially present Luke Skywalker's twin sister from Star Wars: Episode IC A New Hope as the Princess Leia sixth scale Collectible Figure!
The movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Carrier Fisher as Princess Leia in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt, detailed hair sculpture in Princess Leia’s iconic bun hair style, specially tailored costume, two types of blasters, and a figure stand.
This special edition includes a specially designed backdrop as a bonus accessory."
She sure does look spot on to me folks.
It is time to vote for your favorite for the latest Custom Challenge! -- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, July 28 2015
We have seen another custom challenge entry deadline come and go and now its time to vote for your favorite. I must say there are some great builds to choose from. Thanks to the folks who participated. Click here to go submit your vote after you have scrolled through the entries.