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Ajunta Pall corrects some errors...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"So I picked up two shoretroopers/scarif troopers yesterday from my local walmart, and I noticed the box said "Scarif stormtrooper squad leader" but when I did a little research on the ranking system they are using for Rogue One I realized that these were not in fact squad leaders but normal troopers. So I decided to repaint them to reflect the higher ranking officers starting with captain. Later i'll do one of the squad leader which is the one that comes with Moroff in the 5poa two pack."

Yepper, definitely looks a ton better and it now more authentic.



Darth Optimus is back after a long hiatus!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"So, hello 'Yarders. It's been a long while. I don't really do SW customs anymore. I've moved onto my own 'verse, which is "The Wastelands". It was inspired by the "Mad Max" franchise (especially "Fury Road"), but is not limited to it. The Wastelands are populated with monsters, mutants, warlords, demigods, robots...pretty much whatever I think is cool.

With that, though...my first custom in the "Wastelands" is "Mad" Max Rokatansky, former Main Force Police officer. The look is a gestalt of his movie looks, with artistic license. My timeline takes place shortly after "Fury Road", with Max liberating a car and motorcycle from Immortan Joe's motorpool and heading out. The cycle "stows" in the passenger side of the car, in-universe. The rear of the car has been modded to house all manner of removeable gear and equipment. All of Max's gear is fully removeable, as well."

Remember folks we love our Star Wars here at ISY, but we also love all kinds of customizing and genres including the great verse Darth Optimus is exploring. So cool to have him back!



Bronxstalker doesn't give into high prices and makes a great custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"I'm a glutton for punishment. I wanted one of those Titanfall 6" Threezero figures, but at a few hundred dollars, it's well beyond my price range...so I decided to make my own, using a standard marvel legend figure.

It's still a work in progress, but here's my humble beginnings and where it's at currently."

That seems like such a cool game. I need to find both versions and get ready for snow days!



Brandon Flores creates a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
He is really tricking out an Echo Base Diorama. Just in time for winter to hit here in a few weeks. Daggone what I wouldn't give to peruse his works in person. Once again, courtesy of our Facebook Page.



Mandalore 25 reviews the Boss Fight Studio Blanks...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
Couresty of our Facebook Page he has posted a pictoral review with description of some awesome looking blank figures.

Don't forget folks, out site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store carries the full line of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. in addition to the blanks Mandalore 25 reviews above.



Disney Interactive sends word about Star Wars Force Arena...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, December 2 2016
"In Star Wars™: Force Arena you will lead a powerful team of iconic Star Wars™ characters into real-time, adrenaline-fueled battles against other players from around the globe! Players must form a powerful squad from a roster of over 80 cards, including 60 Star Wars™ characters, to emerge victorious in the quest for galactic dominance.

● BATTLE and join forces with other players from around the globe in real-time 1v1 or 2v2 PvP arena battles.

● LEAD a team of iconic Star Wars™ characters including Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader, as well as new Rogue One characters like Jyn Erso or Orson Krennic.

● COLLECT and upgrade your favorite characters to create the ideal Rebel or Imperial squad while leveraging powerful character duos that boost your effectiveness in battle.

● COMPETE to earn rewards, special characters, and bonus items by participating in events as you climb to the top of the leaderboard in your journey for galactic dominance."

You can preregister today and it looks like its available on a wide array of platforms.


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Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
ROGUE ONE 1/6 SCALE CHIRRUT IMWE FIGURE
Hot Toys is put the Rebels in the spotlight with this 1/6 scale figure Chirrut Imwe! Specially crafted based on his appearance in Rogue One, this Chirrut figure features a newly developed head sculpt, a meticulously tailored costume, detailed weapons and accessories, and a specially designed figure stand with movie logo.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=hot%20rogue

MIRACLE ACTION DARTH VADER FIGURES
Darth Vader joins Medicom's MAFEX lineup, this time in his appearance in Rogue One or in a translucent blue color as a hologram! Newly designed joints make posing easier than ever before, featuring interchangeable hands and a stand to display him. Add this iconic villain to your lineup today!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=miracle%20action

EGG ATTACK MAGNETIC FLOATING U-WING
True to the film, the mechanical details across the U-Wing are replicated with exquisite precision, as well as the battle damage it has undergone from war. The product utilizes unique electromagnetic attraction and repulsion principles to recreate the brand new U-Wing which floats on air! $179.99
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BKG10065&mode=retail

FUNKO POP!
Funko’s vinyl Pop! figures feature fan-favorite characters from hit TV shows, movies, video games, and more! These adorable figures stand 3.75 inches tall and feature the classic Pop! shape, making them perfect for any collection.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=18570

NECA
Neca brings you collectibles from the hits to the classics! Fans can get Pacific Rim Jaegers, Diablo III and World of Warcraft Heroes of The Storm, and even StarCraft’s Nova Terra as articulated 7-inch figures. These and more are in stock now!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=19214

MARVEL LEGENDS SPIDER-MAN FIGURES
Hasbro presents Marvel Legends 6” figures featuring Spider-Man heroes and villains! Each figure features detailed design, is easily poseable and highly articulated, and includes a Build-A-Figure component. Collect them all to assemble a Marvel’s Sandman figure!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=infinite%20spider-man%2005



Ron Hembling is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"Hi All,

Completed the Escape Pod for the dio and this is almost identical to the Drop Zone dio pod I did except that I used Vallejo Paint lids for the thrusters.

I sold my Drop Zone dio a little while back and started on this to make a Drop Zone dio with the pod doors open but when the client wanted the Look Sir Droids dio I decided that this one will go to that.

The main pod is a PVC pipe and I added the details from an old MPC Falcon kit I got of ebay and also plastic card, wire and 1:35 scale WW2 parts.

The pod was sprayed with Tamiya JLN Grey and then weathered with Vallejo paints and pastels. I also wanted a little more scorching on it and I did that by mixing plaster of paris and black/brown pastel chalks and and a little PVA glue and added it over the pod.

Ron"

Daggone that looks fantastic!



JDeck is back with even more Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"This isn't a model kit but I thought it was really cool. Bandai is making this AT-AT multi stand. It's a desk organizer with drawers, coin holder, pencil holder, USB cord holder, and all kinds of stuff. Its also fully articulated. They claim its 1/72, I must have a much bigger estimation of the size of an AT-AT. Hobby_japan has them on pre-order for $89.80+ $33.80 S&H. Release date is Dec. 15 2016.

Hobby_japan also has the death trooper for sale at $20.80+ $9.80 S&H, he also combines shipping. I've dealt with him numerous times and if you want multiple bandai kits he's a great seller."

Works for me!



Stan is back with an ROTJ Update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, December 1 2016
"WIP Oola and Bib Fortuna, Hammerhead up above , and human ugnaught . Paint. Color on Oola is pain to match up; she about 3 Tones of yellow green. Not done with her yet!"

I like what he is showing us!



JDeck shares new Bandai News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 30 2016
"Here are some images from Gunjap of the new death trooper.

http://www.gunjap.net/site/?p=316260#more-316260"

I always appreciate JDeck keeping me updates on the latest from Bandai. I sure wish we could get some dedicated sellers of that stuff here in the US. Oh well, thats what Amazon and eBay and BBTS are for!



Rodger gets back to work on his last project!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 30 2016
"Got it mostly reset up. Still more work to do on the shop. Hope to get back to the point I stopped soon."

Daggone, but it is great to see Rodger back to doing some Star Wars Work! I so miss the New Sandcrawler Workshop.



Brandon Flores creates a new dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 30 2016
Take a look at his awesome Snowtrooper Dio in six inch scale and tell me you wouldn't love to have that same set up!



I-am-Boba-Fett is back with a Gonk...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, November 30 2016
"Here's a custom MINING GUILD GONK POWER DROID figure and custom made solid resin cast SENSOR accessory. Both the custom Gonk Droid and the custom Sensor accessory are custom painted for that used Star Wars look.

This custom Mining Guild Gonk Power Droid figure and custom made solid resin cast Sensor accessory set are FOR SALE"

Thats a pretty nice set up if you ask me.



I-am-Boba-Fett is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 29 2016
"Here is an all new custom super articulated DASH RENDAR figure made with modern G.I. Joe figure articulation. Dash Rendar's accessories include: a blaster pistol, removable custom upper torso armor, and a strong magnetically attached custom made resin cast jetpack (made to look similar to the jetpack that Dash uses in the N64 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire video game).

This custom action figure is FOR SALE and you can purchase it by clicking this link."

I like the looks of him. Heaven knows super arty figures are getting rarer and rarer these days!



JDeck lights things up!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 29 2016
"

I added some lighting
. I attached 8 warm white LED undercounter lights to the top of the shelf. If you use regular cool white LEDS it might look like disco Ewoks. Then I taped some deer fence, sort of a plastic chicken wire, over the lights. Then I stuck some artificial cedar branches throgh the holes. That's it. I think it looks much better, it's not as drab and gloomy. I've been wanting to build an in shelf fully light diorama for a long time."

It is really cool how he hid the lights and added to an already great set up.



Did you see Stronox's DC Customs?
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, November 29 2016
"Had to take a break from Star Wars for a minute but thought I would share...Marvel Legends is the best when it comes to superhero action figures so I thought some DC characters should get some love since their figures never match in scale. I have created the latest versions of Superman and Lex Luthor from the comics, Lex wearing his Superman power suit and the new (or in the comics the old Superman)..."

I also shared a great version of Batman he did yesterday so be sure to scroll to see that one too. It is definitely no wonder I consider Stronox one of the best customizers in existence.








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