Saturday, March 10, 2018

CUSTOMIZER SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: "Custom Star Wars Action Figure Displays" by thecardboardgalaxy

Quite some time ago, we came across some very cool custom Star Wars action figure displays  on eBay.  We thought that they were the perfect backgrounds to display the custom action figures that we make for the blog. It was then that we learned about the Star Wars custom artist that went by the name thecardboardgalaxy.  We received our first three backgrounds in the mail and were so impressed with the products being offered, we buy his new displays every chance we get. Check out our most recent acquisitions below of Han Solo's Eravana corridor, Ach To, and Jedha displays.

If you want to catch the eyes of your peers, a nice background is key to your overall presentation, even if it is just a clean solid background color. We highly recommend these displays to custom action figure artists that want to display their finished action figure art in all its glory.  If you spend hours working on a figure it deserves a good photoshoot with a nice background to complement it. Good backgrounds are something we can't stress enough to artists just starting out.  

"Custom Star Wars Action Figure Displays" 
created by thecardboardgalaxy

"Porgs" available from Asis Film Models


Available Action Figure Displays

Visit thecardboardgalaxy Facebook page

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Vintage Style Cardback Kit by thewriteguy

Last week we received an email from Star Wars customizer Howard Wen aka thewriteguy informing us of a Vintage Style Cardback Kit that he recently created. Some of you may remember the epic plans for his cardboard 1:18 scale U-Wing that he  shared with all of our readers so they could make a better scaled version of the Rogue One vehicle at home. We thought it was great how he released his plans to the public so everyone could download them for free. 

His latest kit includes pre-made layer stacks that work on Paint-NET (a free image editor for Windows) that gives you the ability to make cardbacks of your own. Basically, all you need to do is add a photo or artwork, turn "on" or "off" layer categories for figure frame and nameplate sizes, bar frame effects, etc., and you can generate a Vintage-style cardback design with ease in no time at all. The result will be a cardback in 6" x 9" size, 300 dpi. He even included instructions for how to glue your printed cardback design onto card stock.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this awesome offer just click the links below!

If you use another image editor, like Photoshop, then you can download just the templates.

You can check out examples of cards created with his layer stack kit here:

Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy

So our little break is still in effect, but that doesn't mean that we are going to leave our readers high and dry. We may not be showcasing any finished projects at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't share some of the things that our friends are up to in the meantime.

One exciting new development we'd love to tell you all about is a project some of our fellow customizers just launched over at Facebook. Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy was founded by a community of like-minded customizers that provides an educational resource for 1:12 Star Wars custom figures and dioramas. They built a customizer's archive that is a full-blown “cookbook” chock-full of figure recipes, diorama blueprints, tutorial guides as well as a databank of materials that will allow you to search out and find the unique custom cast parts you need to complete any project. They encourage their members to share before, during and after photos of their work and discuss techniques that were used to make their Star Wars custom creations. The group provides support for all skill levels, including those eager to start their very first custom. 

They also encourage members to promote and sell their 1:12 custom work if they so choose. There it is okay to commission your work, sell completed custom figures, casts, parts and accessories. It's also okay to sell your excess fodder. Although it is important to note that this is not the group to scalp your collection under the pretense that a customizer may want it. 

Their customizer's archive is maintained and updated by their admin team and is easily accessible to fellow customizers. If you have a recipe, product or tutorial that you would like added to the archive, please contact an admin. They strive to include everything they find, because Star Wars customizing is neverending galaxy of possibilities! 

Customizer’s Archive: Recipes -
Customizer's Archive: Resources -

We hope you all enjoy the Star Wars: A Custom 1:12 Galaxy and, as always, may the force be with you!

Sunday, January 28, 2018


For die hard action figure collectors, there is either a small corner in the home that pays homage to the plastic, or an all-out display room devoted it. The most extreme can coat every wall in their homes with their collection. My dad has tried his best to keep the display focused to just my room, but he already lost that battle. Now Dad just tries to keep my Star Wars collection out of his side of the home. Anyhow, that is a conversation for another time.

This is just a peak at my Star Wars collection. Well, my bedroom to be exact.  The last time we did a video of my room was five years ago so an update was warranted.  A LOT has changed. Dad shot some footage of it to test a camera light he had and gave me the raw footage. I am not sure when I am going to have time to edit it into something more polished, so I figured I'd just share what Dad filmed that day with our readers.

I hope you enjoy. If there is something that looks like a custom in the room, that you have never seen before, and you want to know more about the particular piece, there is a good chance it is featured on our Customizer Spotlight page, or it could be something that we made here at home which you get information on by clicking the photo of the custom we made located in our Action Figure Index and learn about more about how each figure was made.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


Porgs, the cute avian creatures from The Last Jedi, are now available in the 3.75" scale from Asis Film Models. We scored a carded set over the holiday, and it's such a cool product offering, we'd jump on this sweet deal before it's sold out.  The card stock was beautiful and the presentation was on point. Magnets were even present on both the feet of the Porgs and the Ahch-To rock making the set ideal for display purposes. 

- Includes 3 porgs with an Ahch-To rock displayed on a Vintage style blister card with "detachable" bubble for easy access. 

Numbered edition of ONLY 100!

Ready for display in your collection or Star Wars diorama!