August 2017

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
The titanic mechanical foe of the mighty Godzilla, as seen in his debut, the 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, joins S.H.MonsterArts! Based on the actual costume used in shooting the film, this is a definitive portrayal of the iconic character. The chest missile hatch opens and closes, and the neck retracts to take the film's flying pose! $94.99

The Death Star is ultra-portable with a built-in 5-watt speaker that spins your favorite music. It features 360-degree laser-like sound projection with 5 hours continuous playback on Bluetooth. $179.99

Check out these four packs (LE 25 each) from the Batman Classic TV series and Super Friends. Each 8 inch retro figure features Mego figure styling and custom tailored cloth costumes.

These helmets includes details recreated from 3D scans, measurements, and reference of original production assets sourced from the Lucasfilm Archives. $349.99

Take up sword and shield, bow and arrow, or spell and staff and relive the gruesome conflict with the fantasy figures from Series 2, then use the amazing H.A.C.K.S. system to mix, match and make your own! $24.99 Each

Ron Hembling working on Mirrorverse Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
"Hi All,

I have sanded and painted the chair and just need to do the instrument panels.


It is looking good. I can't wait to see how this turns out.

Jodo is back with a new installment of Era of Darkness!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
Enjoy Era of Darkness VOL 3: Chapter 1

I always like the action and story-line!

More store reports are coming in...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
It looks like Force Friday has sprung already. As folks wait for midnight tonight it might behoove them to start looking a bit early. This one is from a Wal-Mart in Illinois.

Panther shows progress on his Arishikage Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
"Last night I went back to working on the dojo. I cut the sides out and within every join I have placed magnetic tape, this holds the sides together and makes it completely collapsible. I have place the bamboo flooring down to see how it looks and work. I might place another layer on top of the bamboo to act as mats."

Its a pretty good idea to make that collapsible!

Sydney Harbor, Eiffel Tower, Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon, Copacabana Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Central Park and Others Get AR Makeover to Kick off Force Friday II
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
"Disney and Lucasfilm today kicked off the countdown to Force Friday II, the global event celebrating the launch of the products from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with an AR surprise for Star Wars fans around the world.

Fans within a mile of 20 global landmarks simply open the Star Wars App, select Find the Force and point their phone to the sky to see a short augmented reality scene unfold. The 10-second animation shows a Star Destroyer loom over key landmarks as two TIE Fighters shoot past into the distance.

“This Force Friday II weekend, we’re inviting fans and families to join the Resistance and help ‘Find the Force’ in our global augmented reality treasure hunt taking place across more than 20,000 retail locations. We’re kicking the event off with an extra AR surprise for anyone near 20 of the world’s most iconic destinations. Just open the Star Wars App – and look up!,” comments Paul Southern, Senior Vice President, Global Licensing at Lucasfilm.

Fans with the Star Wars App near one of the 20 landmarks can take pictures of the AR scene and join the social conversation using #FindtheForce and #ForceFriday. Others can check out videos and photos of the scenes at

Today through Sept. 3, fans can view the AR scene within a mile of the following geographical coordinates (there are apps and other mean to convert geographic coordinates to a point on a map):


Central Park USA

CN Tower Canada

Coca-Cola London Eye UK

Copacabana Beach Brazil

Eiffel Tower France

Gamla Stan Sweden

Golden Gate Bridge USA

Gran Via Spain

Grand Canyon USA

Ha'Penney Bridge Ireland

Hollywood Sign USA

Lumpini Park Thailand

Memorial de America Latina Brazil

Merlion Park Singapore

Niagara Falls Canada

Piazza del Duomo Italy

Schloss Charlottenburg Germany
52.520, 13.295

Sydney Harbour Bridge Australia

Victoria Harbour Hong Kong

Yoyogi Park Japan

The augmented reality adventure will continue through the weekend as Star Wars fans across the planet unite for Find the Force, the pop-up AR treasure hunt rolling out at 20,000 retail locations around the world for Force Friday II from Sept. 1-3. It will feature new and favorite Star Wars characters from the upcoming film via the Find the Force feature in the Star Wars App. More information and an early look at the new Porg characters in AR is available at

Disney sends word on Dubsmash going Star Wars!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 31 2017
"Dubsmash Celebrates Force Friday II with First Ever Global Campaign

Star Wars Fans Invited to Act out Saga Film Moments as Part of Global Celebration around the Launch of New Products for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (August 29, 2017) – Dubsmash today announced “Force Friday II Community Moments,” a collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm allowing fans around the world to create and share dubs of their favorite Star Wars scenes as part of the countdown to Force Friday II. The global three-day fan celebration spanning across thousands of retailers from Sept. 1 – 3, when fans can experience the new product line from Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the first time.

In a first-of-its-kind global effort, Dubsmash is featuring clips of the Star Wars Classics Saga.

Dubsmash will curate and highlight the best fan content from each market by activating its newly formed Global Curation Studio – a team of curators built out across five continents to elevate the best from the Dubsmash community.

“We’re honored to be working with Disney and Lucasfilm around such an iconic brand,” said Dubsmash President Suchit Dash. “Force Friday II is all about reaching out to the unique community of Star Wars fans wherever they are, and we’re thrilled to be able to participate with our global reach via our Dubsmash app.”

Force Friday II is a global celebration taking place over 3 days to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans are invited to “Find the Force” by participating in a global augmented reality (AR) event mounted at 20,000 retail locations worldwide for Force Friday II weekend (Sept. 1-3). As fans turn up to take home new The Last Jedi products, they will have the opportunity to activate a unique augmented reality experience featuring Star Wars characters, including fan-favorites and new surprise additions from the film. Dubsmash will feature content around the experience to help generate even more excitement for fans.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Fans can download the Dubsmash app at to start dubbing their favorite Star Wars clips today."

Sounds like fun to me!

Stefan Bottcher shares on Facebook..
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 30 2017
This was his The Clone Wars artwork of Grand Moff Tarkin. I must say it is perfect in my opinion. This even got Lucasfilm approval!

Thank the Maker shares new Action Figure Bleacher Kit Video...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 30 2017
"Order your Action Figure Bleacher Today!"

What a great way to display your action figures.

Facebook Reader sends in great Gamestop News...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 30 2017
Looks like there are quite a few new six inch offerings in the mix. I like it when readers share new information!

Panther gets sidetracked in a great way...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 29 2017
"I got a little sidetracked this weekend! I recently acquired a G.I Joes 1986 Cobra Stun, the vehicle is in good condition but in need of clean. The hatches had been supplied but they had been broken into pieces and it had one wheel trim. It is missing two trims, both flags and the rear swivel gun. After looking through sites eBay and forums on Facebook, I decided to cast some of the parts I needed, help improve my casting skills."

The story continues as his casting turns out awesome!

Grandl27 is back with a few new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 29 2017
"Pilot from Last Jedi custom orange jumper

My take on Pong Krell"

They both look pretty awesome to me.

Darth Daddy is back with two new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 29 2017
"Just made two new customs!

Yerka Mig was a male Human Imperial bureaucrat with a high security clearance. As of 0 BBY he had well been established in Tatooine. Mig, stricken with remorse after his home planet Ralltiir was brutally occupied by the Empire, retired and fled to the Outer Rim Territories, pursued by the Imperial Security Bureau. He was a patron in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Mos Eisley, and was hiding from Imperial agents inside when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker sought passage to Alderaan there.

To create this figure we repainted a Black Series Ceremonial Luke Skywalker and swapped out the head of the figure for a cast of an Evergrey cast that we acquired through a friend. There is nothing more fum then adding another Cantina denizen to the collection!


The second figure is a quick Rogue One project we did to add some articulation to Hasbro's K-2SO action figure. The 6" version of the figure had the super-articulation that we all wanted in the 3.75" scale. Too add the articulation we used the knee and elbow joints from a Terminator action figure we purchased on eBay. We added two metal rods to the knee joints for stability by creating a post that we inserted into a hole we drilled up into the upper leg of the original figure. We did some sanding to the joints of the Terminator figure to keep the rounded edges that the original K-2SO action figure had. By the time the project was finished we had the version we wanted adding both knee and elbow articulation to increase the figure's range of motion. We skipped adding articulation at the ankles and wrists due to the thin plastic. It was really nice to be able to increase the pose-ability of this 5 poa figure!

"K-2SO with Improved Articulation"

They both look great to me.

Official Site gives us look at new Star Wars Ships...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 28 2017
Well look at that new Walker! I came across that this weekend, but with all the fun trooping I didn't get a chance to share this till now. From what I have read so far this new walker design was for being able to climb up hills. The new Walker is called the AT-M6, but many are calling it the AT-APE! I also see they shared this on video too:

Art deWhill gives us new artwork...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 28 2017
"Hi all,

this oil painting was inspired by a little scifi novel written by a friend and publisher telling the story of an alien invasion. The structure of the ships looks a bit Borg and was done using palette knifes.
Hope you like it!"

Another great piece of artwork from Stefan!

Stan is back with the Tonnika Sisters...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 28 2017
"Holy grail of Star Wars figures.... the Tonnika sisters!"

He has created a great set. Hard to imagine these never being offered by Hasbro.

I had a great Troop yesterday!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 27 2017
I had a great Saturday! I was able to attend WV Pop Con and troop with my local 501st Garrison (Garrison Corellia). It was a great time all around from walking around the con, to manning the table, to being a target in Blast a Trooper raising money for charity (those kids could shoot!), and even seeing a marriage proposal (she said yes).

Fiala Fernbrugg is back with a new TIE...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 27 2017
"TIE/D Defender

The TIE/D Defender, commonly known as the TIE Defender or T/D, was a high-performance TIE Series starfighter developed for the Imperial Navy by Sienar Fleet Systems shortly before the Battle of Endor. Representing a shift in starfighter design from previous TIE models, the ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of Imperial capital ships. The ship's speed and agility, combined with its firepower, made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available at the time.

I used two Revell TIE Interceptor model kits for the custom. They are very cheap to get on Amazon for about 5,50€. The wings are slightly modified. The superstructure for the wings was made with an plastic ring and parts from the TIE Interceptor kits. The wings are removable.
I know, the wing is not 100% correct but I'm with the result.
I made a simple display stand with nut wood and 1mm wire.
I hope you like it."

I know I sure do!

Gold Leader One reports more TLJ Finds...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 27 2017
He was out and about yesterday and came across these and a few other The Last Jedi Products. Folks also reported in his post about seeing the same thing. Sounds like it says see sales associate when these scan up, but some report being able to buy.

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
Join the fearless Rogue One Squadron with this Shoretrooper and Bistan Action Figure Set featuring the faceless troopers of the Empire alongside the brave Rebel Bistan. Each 3.75-inch action figure comes articulated for battle with rocket launcher backpack, 2 projectiles, and 2 rifles. $17.99

Everyone's favorite bounty hunter goes medieval! Boba Fett joins the Mei Sho Movie realization series in a spectacular feudal Japan aesthetic, appropriately portrayed as a lord-less Ronin Samurai by the sculpting talent of artists Takeyuki Takeya and Junichi Taniguchi. $134.99

Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Scarecrow from Justice League and Batman Begins get MAFEX figures from Medicom! Each articulated figure includes interchangeable hands, accessories, and stands to pose and display the ultimate superhero team.

With the Thor Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. Each articulated figure includes character-specific accessories and a Hulk Build-A-Figure part to create a larger figure!

Soulydyes shares video of Endor Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
"I added a new video of my Endor diorama from The Return of the Jedi. In my version, the Wookiees are on Endor giving the Ewoks and Rebels a hand. The forces of GI JOE are also in on the assault on the Imperial Bunker."

This sure looks like fun to me!

Thank the Maker offers free shipping...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
His action figure bleachers are one of the coolest ways I have seen to display your action figures regardless of genres. No telling how long his free shipping deal will last so go order yours today!

Street Dates starting to crumble...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
The post above was by our very own Gold Leader One who wasn't able to buy these yet, was able to spot them. Some folks reported in that very same post they were able to bring them home anywhere from $4 to $12. It might just be time to start looking folks.

And this just in from Bob Pieroni on Facebook:

Kenneth Penix shares a great Droid on FB...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
Like I said yesterday it is awesome to get up first thing and see what great new artwork shows up on our Facebook Page. I found this great Protocol Droid Variant on our Page this morning.

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 25 2017
He is back with a new gallery. As you can see his progress is great!

Panther wastes no time starting new diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
"As sun sets on Gotham's GCPD Precinct, the sun rises on the Arashikage dojo. Scaled for Gi Joes 3.75" figures.

So far I cut out my centre piece (if someone can give me the correct name I would very grateful!) Using Snake Eyes to model for me this evening, it's perfect size for meditation. Now my thoughts are do I have this positioned central or to size. I bought some cheap bamboo place mats to use as flooring but seeing these, I'm not sure whether to use them for some type of wall covering?"

I can already see this one is gonna be awesome too.

Grandl27 is back with a few new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
"Darth Wyyrlok and Apprentice Jaxxon"

Now thats pretty interesting. He also has an almost complete Pong Krell that is looking good too.

New artwork from Art deWhill...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
"Sooo, what did I do over the past months...?
This one has a long story... originally done in 2015 as traditional painting with lots of heavy strokes and thick paint. But I did not like the result and almost threw it away. Overpainting was no option because of the heavy textures that where already there and I also did not want to paint another one... at least not then. New ideas were coming up how to layout the new painting I began reworking a photo of the failed image digitally. Then a friend who is running a little publishing house requested the new concept as cover artwork and so it all ended up with a heavy rework in photoshop instead of a new traditionally painted image. This is the now satisfying result."

It sure looks awesome to me!

Star Wars Fans Invited to “Find the Force” for Force Friday II
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
"From September 1-3, retailers around the world will invite fans to Find the Force by taking part in an AR treasure hunt. Here’s how it works: first, download the Star Wars App, which is your one-stop-shop for all things Star Wars (those who already have the app will need to download the latest version). Then, visit any one of 20,000 participating retail locations to find a graphic that contains the Find the Force logo. When you scan the graphic using the Star Wars App, you’ll reveal a character, who through augmented reality, will appear in the room with you. You can then take photos, record videos, and share the experience on social media. Come back each day to reveal new characters (15 in total across the program’s three-day run). Click here for more information:"

Click here to read the full press release. This sounds like a lot of fun! They also gave us a gallery of images I will post below here:

Andrew Wylie shares to our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
I really enjoy getting "onto the Facebook" as my daughter calls it to see what neat new stuff folks share with us. I found this gorgeous gal on our page this morning. I am so amazed at the talented artists I see that participate in our hobby!

Folks are sending me their early release images!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
As I think we are all probably not surprised products are hitting the shelves already. This image above was the latest I have been sent. Feel free to share your images with me on our Facebook Page or email me ( if you see new loot before Force Friday!

Thank the Maker wants you to share your Star Wars Story...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
"There are a few lucky and talented people that have been given the honor to share their vision and tell a story in our favorite galaxy.

Perhaps Lucasfilm, Disney, and Marvel should not be the only ones who get to play in this playground of a galaxy far far away. There are a lot of wonderful stories to be told by all of us."

New Diorama parts available from Hole in the Ground Productions...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 24 2017
Got this in an email the other day!

"There’s another new diorama kit available. The cantina distillery! This kit comes with 26 pieces. Get the details

Hole in the Ground Productions"

Now that just looks awesome! It is so nice to be able to get some of these parts and pieces to create some dios for our action figures.

Panther finishes his Gotham PD Headquarters Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 23 2017
"The final touches added and final shots are in!"

Yepper, this one is a winner all the way around!

Art deWhill is back with some great Tarkin artwork...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 23 2017
"Well, long time no read, struggling with a lot of things, you know. But finally I am back strongly focusing on and enjoying my sci-fi art again! I also started doing fan art again, still trying to bring my modern oil painting technique and Star Wars together but also doing digital artworks, now more painterly, sometimes more graphic. This is an example of a more graphic one: TARKIN. He now was a backcover of the Official German Star Wars fanclub magazine. I have a free poster size jpg of this image for you available @ Deviantart (via Download Button on the right side of the page)"

Wow, what a treat to be able to download this full size. Very nice Steffan!

Ron Hembling starts up some sales!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 23 2017
"Hi All,

Up for sale is this 2 in 1 Tatooine display which is completely scratch built and comes with two fully articulated Bandai Sandtroopers with an extra weapon for each trooper.


Folks this is a great chance to own some work by the legend. I can honestly say that some of his own work I have gotten is the highlight of my collection.

I just found out he is selling quite a few dios! Click here to see the full for sale section, but I will hyperlink the pic to the particular item for a few:

Ron Hembling paints some great faces...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 23 2017
"Hi All,

I had to do more filling today on the AT-AT head so while that is drying I decided to paint my Mirror Kirk head and then decided to start doing the rest of the Mezco heads as well. So here is Kirk's and Sulu's heads before and after painting.

I still need to paint Spock's heads but will do that later on tonight.


Wow, you can really see what adding a great paint job does to a great figure.

Hasbro and Litzky make my daughter's weekend...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 22 2017
Well like I said the internet was down at the house this weekend and low and behold a Star Wars Forces of Destiny Box was on my front porch Friday evening.

My daughter spent the entire weekend playing with Sabine, Endor Leia, and Rey. I am telling you the articulation in these is really awesome for Barbie type dolls (not that I played with the dolls too much just sayin).

Facebook musings...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 22 2017
Well I was without internet at my house this weekend, but was still able to come across some cool things with my phone on Facebook. Here are a few:

Steffan Bottcher shares on Facebook...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 22 2017
I know his a bit better as Art De Whill in the forums, but it was sure great to see this awesome Hoth artwork show up on our Facebook Page this morning.

Thank the Maker introduces us to a new character...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 22 2017
Meet Rem Warbek, just a simple man trying to make his way in the galaxy. Enjoy more backstory at the link.

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 22 2017
He has printed up a Rogue One Tank in some unique colors. Co JOE!

Ron Hembling works on a 6" Scale AT-AT Head...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 21 2017
"Hi All,

Restarted on Shawn's AT-AT head dio and have add a few more pieces to it before I start filling the gaps and then adding the finer details.


Needless to say this is rocking on so many levels. It looks perfect to me.

Ron Hembling shows us a new Trek Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 21 2017
"Hi All,

While I'm waiting on the filler to dry on Shawn's AT-AT head dio I thought that I would show some WIP pics of a Mirror Universe Kirk I'm doing in between Shawn's build.

I used the mezco Kirk and removed the shirt and used the rubber mirror Kirk mirror universe tunic and had to alter it a little to make it fit snuggly. The sash is just some material I painted gold and attached it, the boots were done using pleather, the chairs top cushion is a piece of foam board wrapped in pleather.


Now that is already looking awesome to me.

A look at the HASCON Rex...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 20 2017
I am gonna have to have one of these. Wow, I like the looks of this in the packaging!

The new Battlefront II looks awesome!
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 20 2017
Had a few seconds to peruse Facebook this morning and saw this. Wow!

Panther rocking his new Gotham PD Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 20 2017
"Yesterday I had the idea to put two lights at the bottom of the steps leading into the station. These are made using polystyrene balls, with a base coat of white and then a yellow wash once dry.

Light blue tissue paper has been used and glued over the backs of the windows and another coat of black paint has been added to the rears of each wall.

Finally each peace has been glued to the base, all I have to do are the final little touches to this before declaring it finished."

Wow, it looks great. He sure looks almost done to me.

Stan is back with modern vintage customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 20 2017
"Although I had custom Labria almost three years ago, one I did was base off Hasbro version and was not movie accurate. So here the revise version of one in the movie. The revision called for new sculpted torso, hands use grand adimeral thrawn with modification cutting cuffs off. The gloves, legs, belt were all modified from boom vimdin. Added a wash to his jacket so it would be shiny, he been walk around mos Isley . Big thanks to Chadpeakobi-one for helping out with colors."

He sure looks fantastic to me!

Ron Hembling finishes his Star Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 19 2017
"Hi All,

The bridge is now complete and here are my usual out door pics, all I have to do now is make a perspex cover for it.

The floor/base is high density foam just cut to shape and then the bridge sections glued in place. The large Trek symbol I cut out from the Mezco box that the figures came in and painted the edges and glued it to the base.


Ron really worked hard on this one and it really shows.

Gold Leader One is back with a new Action Fleet Custom...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 19 2017
"Here is my custom Action Fleet TIE Avenger. An Imperial Pilot is included, but I have not decided on a second figure yet.

The wings are actually different, they are from the website Shapeway, a seller was kind enough to make them for me. Vader's wings were detached, then I filed down the attachment on the body of the ship. The wings from Shapeway were spray painted black and I added in the gray details. The body of the ship was painted with the same gray. I added in some details with a darker gray, as well as some red lights in the back."

It looks pretty good to me. Daggone I miss Action Fleet.

Panther updates us on his Gotham PD Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 18 2017
"Last night I mixed up another burnt umber and deep red mix and painted the last two walls but as you can see it is a little darker than the original. While the paint was drying, I added black to it and using a fine brush I went in between all bricks and cracks.

I mixed up a little grey to go over the front door frame, then a black wash over the steps.

My next step is to make up another umber/red mix and go over the bricks around the front door and round each brick."

Talk about looking good! He is really working fast on this one.

BDC41866 is back with new customs...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 18 2017
"Ive really been enjoying my Marauder Task Force figures of late. And using some fodder from the Rogue One and Force Awakens 5 POA figures (about all they are good for), I've done a few customs. Enjoy."

They are some sharp and awesomely articulated customs folks!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 17 2017
In Titans Return, the Autobots and Decepticons unite with Titan Masters, small bots that carry a power boost. Titan Masters are key to controlling an ancient race of warriors the size of cities: the Titans. Overlord is able to transform from robot to battle station. He is also able to split into two separate vehicles to become a tank and a jet! $46.99

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Hot Toys is pleased to introduce the special 1/6th scale collectible figures of Grand Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope! Meticulously created based on their appearances in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, these figures feature amazing sculpts, incredibly tailored clothing, character specific accessories, and specially designed Death Star-themed figure bases. Darth Vader includes an LED lightsaber and an Interrogator Droid.

These sweet shirts from Mad Engine will spice up your wardrobe in minutes! Each short-sleeved t-shirt features your favorite marvel heroes and villains with cool designs, bright colors, and fun fonts.

Star Wars: Rogue One is full of exciting characters and even more exciting battles! Imagine favorite characters from Star Wars: Rogue One embarking on exciting adventures with this Black Series figure three pack featuring Captain Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso (Jedha), and an Imperial Death Trooper figure. Each figure includes one or more weapons.

X-Men fans rejoice because X-23, the cloned daughter of Wolverine, has officially received the Pop! vinyl treatment! X-23 measures 3.75-inches tall and comes packaged in a window display box–perfect for collectors and a must-have! $17.99

Star Trek TOS partial bridge build WIP 1:12 scale. Hi all, here is a short video of the bridge build now with sound. #startrek #startrekmodel #startrektoys #startrekcustom #startrekdiorama #starwarsmodelkit #startrekactionfigure #startrektheoriginalseries #startrekbridgecrew #startrektos #startrekmezco #mezcoone12collective #mezco #one12collective #mezcostartrek #ussenterprise #ussenterprisemodel #ussenterprisencc1701 #startrekcustom #startrekfanart #startrekart #startrekfan #diostructure #enterprisebridge #dioramas #mezcotoyz

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Ron Hembling adds sound to his Star Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 17 2017
"Hi All,

I have added sounds to the bridge and here is a quick video.


Pretty daggone awesome if you ask me. It is probably a good idea to follow him on Instagram while you are there too.

Hector Gonzales shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 17 2017
It looks like he has started up a great 1:12 Corridor Project that looks like one of my favorite environments: the Tantive IV Corridor. I look forward to seeing more on this one.

Thank the Maker showcases new series...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 17 2017
Talk about one talented dude, William Palitti continues to impress with his latest news that he is getting ready to start up a custom and web series on Nagamaroo: The Ithorian that pilots the Mynock Surface Skimmer SS-K7.

I do believe he is planning on making both in custom form as he creates said series. From his space station walls to his action figure bleachers to now this in addition to some awesome customs, William is really becoming one of my favorite customizers!

Thank the Maker shares more info on Action Figure Bleachers...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 17 2017
I have really been marveling at these stands. They sure do seem like the epitome of how to showcase your loose action figures. You can hit the Facebook Link to find out how to get yours!

KRZTFR builds a Fallout 4 Guard Post Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 16 2017
"In anticipation of waiting for the Red Rocket Truckstop to be done I made an addition that can be picked up and moved anywhere to replicate the settlement creation mode of the game.

Made of corrugated cardboard, "craft sticks" popsicle sticks, coffee stirrers, and a piece of Balsa wood, and wire."

Looks pretty good to me!

KRZTFR back after a hiatus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 16 2017
"So after a divorce, a move, and starting over from scratch I'm slowly working through my depression thus the rebirth of my Fallout project. I had commissioned Alex Saavedra (aka Youtube's Al Figures) from Facebooks Diostructures and ACBA to make me a Red Rocket truck stop which he is currently working on now. In prepreation of the Truckstop's arrival I'm working on several add on projects.

First up my most proudest piece ever due to scale and detail is the Fatman weapon from Fallout 4. All scratch built, the part that hold the Mininuke is actually a separate piece to use as a sled system. The dark grey half circle is a safety ladder piece for model railroads. I have it scaled to the Walking Dead figures as they are the closest scale figure with the Funko 6 inch Fallout 3 Power Armor to make it more inline with Fallout 4."

It is good to see him back and glad to see customizing is helping to add some peace.

Ron Hembling gives us a new update on his Star Trek Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 15 2017
"Hi All,

90% done one the partial bridge and just need to make the rails and add the floor and the plaque and the Enterprise layout for the turbo lift area.

Before I painted the instrument panels I made three intercom's and two scanner's for the stations, I also made the grill/access panels under the stations which they were all made using plastic card and fly screen for the grills and the intercoms.

Once I painted everything I then glued them into place and then cut out long thin strips of plastic card and painted them black and glued them in place near the turbo lift.

Chekov was done using another Sulu Mezco body and the head is from Diamond Select.


I just can't get over how all those small buttons are aligned perfectly. Can you imagine how tedious that must be!

Whills Scholar shares his painting tutorials and more!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 15 2017
"Paint guide for U-Wing 1:18 scale vehicle playset kit

PDF version of this paint guide:

This guide can also apply to prepping and painting any cardboard model properly.

General rules for painting cardboard and paperboard models:"

His U-Wing (to scale) is just epic and he has created the aforementioned tutorial and shown you how he has done everything. Be sure to scroll down once you see the initial tutorial too. There are lots of new things to see.

Ron Hembling works on his Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 14 2017
"Hi All,

I have made all the controls for the stations
, I used plastic card to make them.I just need to make the intercoms and the viewers for the Science and Engineering stations and then paint them up.


I knew this was gonna finish good. Of course since when hasn't Ron always stared and finished well?

Talonreap shares his stuff!
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 14 2017
"Hey all! I've been following the Shipyards for over a year now and I've got to say it's my favorite collecting site! Everyone is friendly and supportive, not to mention inspiring! I collected several of my clones when I was young, then got into hobbying, and now have combined both! I plan on posting some customs later this week, but to start here are some pics of my Republic and Separatist forces. I'll post them in this thread as best I can. Apologies for any odd lighting and focus, it's my first time documenting my collection. Enjoy!"

I sure do like what I see so far!

Panther is back with new dio work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 14 2017
"I've had a productive day with this diorama, first coat of paint applied to the base, then a mix of burnt umber and deep red for bricks. I was going to use a base coat of limestone spray but I ran out after doing one wall.

Fellow builders as you probably know I'm red/green colour blind and would value your option of the first coat before I wipe up another batch and carry on."

Wow, he has really made some great progress on this since I last checked.

Bronxstalker is back with a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 14 2017
"Working from home has its benefits...mostly in that I can work at my laptop and work on customs at the same time......and with that, here goes my latest Mandalorian Merc in 6" scale."

Sounds like a good gig to me. Here is his eBay Link for those who would like to own this one!

Thank the Maker shares new droid on FB...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 14 2017
Looks like he has created a pretty nice Astro-Mech with this new feature I see he has on our FB Page.

New images for The Last Jedi...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 11 2017
It comes as no surprise that things are starting to leak just a bit (actually it has been pretty good considering) and I just came across this on Facebook.

It looks like Snoke is having his version of the Royal Guard he calls Praetorian Guard. Then there are some other shots where there helmets seem pretty triangular.

Ron Hembling gets one step closer...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 11 2017
"Hi All,

The bridge has been painted but once I finished last night I looked thru some clips and notice that where the monitors are to should be the same colour as the floor and a light blue which now I will have to repaint. Besides the monitor section being the wrong colour the bridge is all done being painted..


Now that is looking stellar.

Ghost Skull 18 is back with an update...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 11 2017
"Weather Battered Droid"

I like the look of him.

Custom Creator tries his hand at custom stained glass...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 11 2017
"Trying my hand at stained glass. Notice the "subtle" Tri-Force?? :)

Needs some cleaning up (back of glass), and a small frame behind to block the light around it (same with door). All still a big WIP."

I like it!

The Closet Jedi updates us on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 11 2017
It looks like he is making a Rogue One Tank. The first shots of this look fantastic!

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
Lead the charge against the Rebel Alliance with the Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT Playset! The AT-ACT can be controlled by remote or smart device, and actually moves its head and authentically walks into battle. This set features an armored cargo and cockpit that can transport multiple figures. Open up the playset to unload cargo and send Stormtroopers into battle! $99.99

Magneto from X-Men joins the Amazing Yamaguchi lineup! He’s about 6.5 inches tall, and has 45 joints for superb posing; even his flowing cape is jointed! He has two facial expressions, 2 interchangeable heads, 2 interchangeable hands, magnet effect parts, and a display stand. $74.99

Storm Collectibles presents their SDCC 2017 Mortal Kombat release: Noob Saibot! Noob Saibot made his debut into the Mortal Kombat series in the second game as an unplayable character. This figure stands about 7 inches tall and features several interchangeable accessories including a skull head, flame effects, and more. $79.99

Morphonauts are a series of 4.50 inch action figures that uses the power of magnets to give the collectors the ability to mix and match body parts and accessories. Magnetic feet give characters ability to stand on one foot, stand upside down, and stand sideways on metal surfaces which increases possible posing, playability, and ability to animate. $24.99 Each

With the Marvel Legends Series, both kid and adult Marvel fans can start a legendary collection of comic and movie-based Marvel characters. Each articulated figure includes character-specific accessories and a Man-Thing Build-A-Figure part to create a larger figure!

Jaeger 45 back with new custom work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
"My cohort of Rogue One Customs:

Jyn Erso

I had planned on articulating an Imperial Ground Crew figure from the time of the 5POA figure's release, and, after I got started, lucked into a Jyn Erso (disguise) figure whose helmet I could swipe.

Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, and Bodhi Rook"

Full recipes at the aforementioned link.

Panther starts work on a Gotham City Police Department Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
"Inspired by my daughter who has sketched out the front door for me. It was decided that my next diorama would be GCPD HQ, taken inspiration from the Batman Animated series. What was going to be just front of the building is now taking on a life of its own!"

I can already see this one is gonna be great!

Black Thorne shows us a new Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
"I finished one more diorama, this time a dogfight between a X-wing and a Tie Interceptor:"

Now this is pretty awesome folks.

Ron Hembling works on his Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
"Hi All,

I have painted the chairs and have started adding the plastic card to the station sections.


He is really doing some great work on his Star Trek Stuff lately. I am liking it so much I might have to go back and watch some of the old movies.

Elias is back with some droid work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 10 2017
"Hole In The Ground Productions has a new droid kit available on their web store full of great resin cast pieces made to enhance your dioramas and display shelves. Their latest WED-9 is a fun day project that only requires some paint, sandpaper and krazy glue. I first sanded down any small imperfections in the cast, then primed the figure in black paint before I dry brushed in some color. After, I applied multiple washes to give the droid the "used" look.

When everything was completely painted, I glued on the head and arms to finish up the figure. He looks great on display along with the other figures found in our Mos Eisley street display.

WED-9-M1, also known as a bantha droid, was a WED Treadwell droid seen around Mos Eisley. Built out of spare parts by Jawas, it was owned by Ohwun and Chachi De Maal.

created by Elias

I really like the construction and weathering on this one.

Entertainment Earth shares new exclusives!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Hi! Quick, MAJOR news:

We just added to our site a few new Star Wars items. It does not appear that they are available anywhere else, nor are there plans to make them available anywhere else. Let your site visitors know! These are great items and are limited in production!

Star Wars Rogue One Rebels Fenn Rau Action Figure
HUGE demand! Get your order in early! 3 3/4-inch!

Star Wars Rogue One Shoretrooper and Bistan Action Figures 3 3/4-inch!
The only place where this Shoretrooper sculpt is available

Star Wars The Black Series C-3PO 6-Inch Action Figure
(this had been earlier available at one retailer exclusively but they’ve stopped carrying it and now only we have it)"

Order yours now while supplies last!

New info on HASCON for Hasbro!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Hasbro Expands All-Star Lineup for First-Ever HASCON with Flo Rida, Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley Jr., Eh Bee Family and the cast of ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’

Just Announced: Performance by Flo Rida and Meet and Greets with Maddie Ziegler, Isabela Moner, Eh Bee Family, David Ortiz, James White, Jackie Bradley Jr., Susan Blu, Len Cabral and the voice cast of Hasbro’s Netflix Original Series for Kids ‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters’

Pawtucket, R.I. – August 8, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, unveiled additional entertainment programming details for the first ever HASCON FANmily event. Happening September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, HASCON will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life.

Joining the previously announced all-star lineup is a performance by GRAMMY®-nominated rapper and singer-songwriter Flo Rida (“My House,” “Whistle”), who will perform a full set to HASCON guests the evening of Saturday, September 9, and a meet and greet with actress, dance icon and NYT bestselling author, Maddie Ziegler (as featured in “Sia: Chandelier,” “Leap!”), Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight), and family-friendly internet personalities, the Eh Bee Family. Also joining HASCON is veteran voice actress Susan Blu (“The Transformers: The Movie,” “Jem”), MLB-retired designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz, current center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (of the Boston Red Sox), New England Patriots running back and Super Bowl™ 51 Hero James White (of the New England Patriots) and internationally acclaimed and award-winning storyteller Len Cabral.

HASCON will also feature a panel and autograph session with talent and creators from Hasbro’s upcoming Netflix original series for kids Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters. Ogie Banks (“Ultimate Spider-Man”), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”), Scott Menville (“Teen Titans Go!,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), series executive producer/writer Kevin Burke (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Avengers Assemble”), series executive producer/writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Ultimate Spider-Man,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) and series supervising director Vic Cook (“The Spectacular Spider-man,” “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”) will be featured on the panel and at the autograph session on Sunday, September 10."

Click here to read the full press release.

Ron Hembling works on his Trek Bridge...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Hi All,

I decided to do some work on my TOS Enterprise Bridge before I start another two commissions on the weekend and one is your AT-AT head Shawn.

I did the chairs which are made using plastic card and left over pleather, I still need to add the triangle shapes at the back and then paint them up and then start on the rest of the bridge.


Well that is great news for me, but his Trek Dio is really looking great. Once again the small details are really standing out to me this morning.

Final Pictures in for Panther's Blown Out Building Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Final pictures done."

As you can see there is just a plethora of situations and toy lines you could use this for. Anything involving any type of mayhem this would work for and he got his daughter involved with this one. Just win win all around!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa gives this one two thumbs way up...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Wal-Mart exclusive Kid Connection "Shark Exploration Play Set" Review

You get alot of value in this $14.97 boxed set:

1) A large Great White shark with leveractivated opening/closing jaw (dorsal fin activates action)

2) A smaller static vinyl Tiger Shark

3) An articulated (swivel neck/shoulders/hips, hinge ankles) Male Diver action figure.

4) An articulated (swivel neck/shoulders/hips, hinged ankles) Female Diver action figure.

5) An accessory tree containing sea exploration gear (full set of dive gear, underwater camera, 3 different flashlights, binoculars, life vest, knife and a claw for capturing specimens.

6) A small sea life tree containing glow-in-the-dark animals (octopus, turtle, anglerfish, viperfish, etc.).

7) A coral fan diorama element."

And that is just the package contents. Wait till you read his full review.

Ron Hembling finishes his Darth Nihilus Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Hi All,

Darth Nihilus is done.


Nihilus - is a Hasbro Kylo Ren body and Finn head and I used plastic card and putty to make the mask and I then used 1/72 scale pieces and wire to do the sliver parts.

I used light black material for the robes and cape and teh light saber is a very simple modification of Farm boy Luke's saber.

Base - is made up using Bandai 1:12 bases and then balsa wood was used for the sides. The ground work was done by mixing spakfilla and sand together and the rock were doen using foam and then the spakfilla/sand mix was added over that.

The green wisps were done by mixing light green with Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and then applying it the base with a brush.


Wow, that turned out nice. Way to bring that mask home Ron.

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares review on Wal-Mart Playset...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Wal-Mart Exclusive Kid Connection "Dinosaur Attack Play Set" Review

While not as impressive per piece as the "Shark Exploration Play Set", this dinosaur themed set is still a great bargain for the $14.97 price point.

This set contains:

1) A massive, articulated (hinge jaw, swivel shoulders/hips) Tyrannasaurus Rex action figure with electronic lights and sounds (wound on left flank activates the electronics).

2) A small, two man jeep-like vehicle with rotating wheels and two swiveling weapons.

3) A small one man helicopter, unfortunately the wonky way too short tail boom ruins the design. The rotor spins, the searchlight swivels and there is a hinged arm on the left side that can swing out away from the body.

4) Two articulated (swivel necks/shoulders/hips) Dinosaur Hunter action figures.

5) An Accessory tree containing survival equipment (light, lantern, cameras, water bottle, tablet and walking stick).

6) A parts tree of baby dinosaurs (T-Rex, Triceratops, Parasauralophus and Stegosaurus) and a 2-part hollow egg to put one inside to simulate its hatching.

7) Two, fairly large foliage diorama pieces. Sadly, these are very flat and barely three dimensional and have hollow backs."

And that is just the start of his review folks. Looks like a fun set just rife for customizing.

Custom Creator updates us on his Link the the Past Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"Getting into the nitty gritty interior work. Square stone floor."

All the attention to the small details is really pushing this into uncharted great zones. I really like it.

Legion078 is back with more dio work!
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
"This building consists of two walls. The second wall gives this building a certain depth. These buildings in Mos Eisley, built out of sandstone, are exposed a constant decay and have to be fixed persistently. Sandstorms and extreme heat cause inevitable damage. This wall should look like a second wall was built in front of the previous one because it wouldn't have been economic to restore the first one."

His how to and images are pretty awesome folks. Of course the final product speaks for itself.

Hector Gonzales shares on our Facebook Page...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
Now this is one great moisture vaporator that would a be a great addition to any 12" Scale Project. I must say why Sideshow hasn't created something like this is beyond me!

William Palitti teases an upcoming project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
Also shared on our Facebook Page, it looks like one of our favorite customizers we also know as Thank the Maker is getting ready to print a 3D Vehicle in the plans of creating a story series. I can't wait to see what transpires from this!

McRobo Creations making Jawa Sandcrawlers...
-- Posted by Tamer on Wednesday, August 9 2017
Take a look at what showed up on our Facebook Page yesterday. I must say this is definitely in an awesome scale.

Black Thorne shows us a new Falcon Dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 7 2017
"Here is the third Falcon Dio, this time a small one;"

It is also pretty awesome!

Darth Sinister is working on a Jaxxon...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 7 2017
"Another preview! You know who. I can't do MARVEL Star Wars without Jaxxon. Here are the beginnings of my 6" version. He's coming out awesome! Original Head sculpt! It's two pieces, the head and the ears. They're awaiting mold rubber from Smooth-on. The calves and feet are also an original sculpt. Three pieces each. The calves, the joint peg and the feet. They have already been molded and what you see is a plastic cast that fits the Bossk body perfectly... and the joint works very well. Cassian arms and a fun foam gun belt. The one he's wearing is a prototype blank for general fitting purposes."

I like the look of him so far!

Panther finishes his father daughter dio...
-- Posted by Tamer on Monday, August 7 2017
"Finally finished my first father & daughter piece. Very proud of this one! Thank you my daughter, it's great fun working with you.

Final washes completed, rubble stuck to the floor and while it is still trying it is being modelled for you by Wolverine, followed by New 52 Batman."

Now thats a great project!

Bronxstalker is back with a new Mando...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 6 2017
"Here goes Mandalore the Ultimate in 6" scale. I sculpted the face mask some of the chest armor and the shoulder pads. Shoulder pads are removable and use elastic straps to put on so the articulation isn't hinder.

I used a Klyo Ren cloak, painted in red and roughed up. Enjoy."

That we will. Click here to go add him to your collection!

Star Alien 70 shows us more Cantina Patrons...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 6 2017
"Thanks for the share Tamer and thanks everyone for the comments.

Here’s some more Cantina patrons: Ariq Joanson, Damono Deomaley, and an updated Yerka Mig."

I always like sharing great customs so no problem! He also included the full recipes at the click.

Thank the Maker shares update on his Action Figure Bleachers...
-- Posted by Tamer on Sunday, August 6 2017
The options for paint work on these are simply fantastic! Take a look at the video and tell me any action figure collection wouldn't look phenomenal using his bleachers. And if you haven't yet seen how to get em, look no further.

Foxtrot Delta back with some great vintage cards...
-- Posted by Tamer on Saturday, August 5 2017
"Getting C-3PO and R2-D2 on cardbacks"

They sure do look great carded that way too.

Unreality is back!
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 4 2017
"Finished this dio last night. It's a mix of the Bandai Turbolaser and Death Star tile from the A-wing set and a B-wing from the Fantasy Flight Games line.

Most of this was focusing on the painting (and not stressing), and I didn't do much building at all.

Thanks for looking!"

Wow, that is one nice set up! Make sure you check out his painting techniques. What a cool way to get the effect he achieved.

Panther is back with new dio work...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 4 2017
"This morning I woke up at 5am and decided to make use of this time. I glued the sides together, made a grey wash and applied a second darker coat.

Mixing up a darker grey, I am now in the process of highlighting the cracks, broken brick and bullet holes."

Looking pretty nice to me!

Ron Hembling starts a Sith Project...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 4 2017
"Hi All,

Started a quick commission piece for a client and he wants Darth Nihilus so here are some WIP pics so far.

The body is a Hasbro Kylo Ren and the head is a Hasbro Finn, the maks is made from plastic card, putty, wire and small 1/72 scale parts.

The robes and cape are done from material I picked up from the local craft store and I used a pair of scissors and sand paper to give it a good wear and tear fill to it.


Looks good to me!

Thank the Maker shares Action Figure Bleacher Kits...
-- Posted by Tamer on Friday, August 4 2017
I have to admit I knew about these for awhile, but seeing them here in this video shows just how cool you can store your loose action figures. Click here to message Thank the Maker and get yourself a one or a full set of these!

These one of a kind do it yourself customizing bleacher kits can be rapidly created using his how to videos below:

Big Bad Toy Store

Big Bad Toy Store lists great new pre-order and in stock Items we like!
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 3 2017
Hasbro licensee ThreeA and BigBadToyStore proudly present Transformers Generation One Nemesis Prime! This BigBadToyStore Special Edition is only available from! Transformers G1 Nemesis Prime stands 16 inches tall, includes over 30% die-cast metal detailing, 59 points of articulation, and features LED illuminated details, a variety of accessories, and incredibly detailed weathered paintwork! $389.99

From Star Wars Forces of Destiny these highly poseable figures of Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Rey, and more awesome characters feature rooted hair, fabric outfits, and character-specific accessories. Squeeze the character’s legs to trigger movement. Re-create the battles and stories of Star Wars with these true-to-entertainment figures!

Power, grace, wisdom, wonder! The Amazon princess and legendary superhero Wonder Woman represents one of America's most popular heroes. Now a figure of her as she appeared in the 2017 film Justice League joins the S.H.Figuarts series! Utilizing digital coloring to perfectly capture the Wonder Woman as portrayed by Gal Gadot, she includes an optional pair of hands, an optional head, and a set of weapons. $59.99

Following the hit 2016 film Shin Godzilla comes the very first animated feature in the series: Godzilla: Planet of Monsters! This figure is based on the data used to make the film and was overseen by Polygon Pictures staff, making it an incredibly accurate portrayal of the Godzilla. $94.99

These 3.75 to 6-inch Marvel Legends figures feature classic designs and styling, so heroes-in-training can recreate scenes from the Marvel Universe right before their eyes!

Legion078 starts work on a shelf diorama...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 3 2017
"Shelf Diorama - Streets of Mos Eisley - Tatooine - ANH

Here I show you my first shelf diorama! This is the first realization of many ideas. My rack has 6 shelves - each for one Epsiode! So obviously I begin with the fourth floor!"

Now this is gonna be fun to see how he works out all of the shelves. I like his start so far!

Star Alien 70 is back after a hiatus...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 3 2017
"Hi. I’ve just looked at the date of my last post, just over a year ago. Where does the time go? I have quite a few customs to show; some totally new, some just improvements. I’ll start with some more Cantina patrons. Labria, Lak Sivrak, and Djas Puhr: All re-use the heads from the original POTF2 and Star Wars Saga collection versions."

These are nice looking customs!

Dan "The Spectre" Kosa shares great H.A.C.K.S. Review...
-- Posted by Tamer on Thursday, August 3 2017
"GeneralsJoes reviews the first releases from Boss Fight Studio's "Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S." Fantasy Series!"

Seems like a great set of figures to me!

Ghost Skull 18 back with a Work in Progress...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 1 2017
"AURRA SING 6inch, thor shows scale, this figure was made using aurra sing unleashed figure an the body was wwe alicia fox figure. I am still working on the belt, guns, and hands."

It looks like he has the start of a nice custom to me.

My SDCC Goodies arrive!
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 1 2017
Well this year I was lucky to have a good friend of mine acquire me all of the goodies you see above at the con. I must say that Speeder looks fantastic folks. I also liked the Rey and TLJ Luke too. Coupled with the Thrawn I am one happy collector this morning. Thanks Greg for the assist!

Ron Hembling finishes his Transporter Room...
-- Posted by Tamer on Tuesday, August 1 2017
"Hi All,

Here are the usual outdoor pics of the transporter.


That sure did turn out nice!