Sunday, January 30, 2011

FLYING TODO-360

Dad had a great idea on how to make me a customized TODO-360 that looked like he was flying. We had two TODO-360 action figures, so with Dad's modification I could have one figure in flight and one figure that was the original release.

To make it happen, Dad used two of the three Yoda holograms that came with some of my Saga Legends action figures and used the section underneath Yoda's pedestal to create the blue fire from underneath TODO-360's feet. He used an Exacto knife to separate the pieces he needed and shaped them with his Dremel. Once he had the fire in the shape he wanted he krazy glued the fire to the bottom of TODO-360's feet.



"FLYING TODO-360"

created by Darth Daddy









Dad used the section underneath Yoda's pedestal to create the blue fire from underneath TODO-360's feet.



COMING SOON


Custom TODO-360 with Wheel






Saturday, January 29, 2011

FAMILY MEMBER BECOMES JEDI ACTION FIGURE

There is nothing more fun than owning an action figure of someone that you know. When the new Vintage Rebel Commando was released into stores, we immediately ran out to try and get one to make a custom action figure that had a striking resemblance to my Uncle Chris. To make him, we took the head and neck of the Vintage Rebel Commando figure and glued it to an Legacy Obi Wan Kenobi action figure. Uncle Chris liked it so much that he made the photo of his action figure his Facebook profile picture. He then introduced the Star Wars movies to my cousin Ysabel who after watching the movies said that she believed that the Death Star should have been painted purple.


Uncle Chris























Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Darth Daddy's Rebel Bombay action figure featured on I {HEART} STAR WARS




Dad's Rebel Bombay custom action figure was featured on I{HEART} STAR WARS today.



Head over to I{HEART} STAR WARS and take a look:

http://starwarsvonfrost.blogspot.com/2011/01/rebel-bombay-customsforthekidblogspotco.html





Rusty'sCustoms Added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"

Rusty from Australia is 19 years old and has been collecting for about 9 months and customizing for about 4 months. We know its not very long but as you can see he skips no detail and does a great job providing good, accurate and unique customs. He runs a Star Wars custom blog featuring his work and we recommend making frequent visits to see what he has in store for you. But as we always say... enough talk, let's see what he's got!



Rusty'sCustoms





You can get to his blog at the link below:
http://rustyscustoms.blogspot.com/

or email him at:
rustycustoms@hotmail.com


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rebel Bombay

Dad's new custom action figure is a former bounty hunter who quite some time ago joined the Rebel Alliance. Known only to others by the name of Rebel Bombay everyone will agree he's the one fighter you want on your team. Yes, he's a cunning and skilled fighter, but more notable than any other asset that he possesses, what stands out most about him is his ability to always have good luck on his side. He has the uncanny ability to always beat the odds, no matter how unlikely they may be. He once took out an entire Empire base by himself with only his blasters and a few well placed thermal detonators prompting him being given the title Tiger of the Desert. He was also well known for his swagger and charm.



Rebel Bombay

He was created from the body of the Vintage Boba Fett and the head of an Indiana Jones Temple Thug action figure that was then custom painted.




Rebel Bombay wears Mandalorian armor, but he'll be quick to tell you he's no Mandalorian. He's very open about letting everyone know that he killed the Mandalorian who wore it.




Rebel Bombay was on Tatooine trading with the Jawas just before the Jawas went to Uncle Owen's moisture farm. He was one of the last people to see the Jawas alive.



Rebel Bombay has two cybernetic eyes.



Tutorial: Five Minute Custom Modification for Your Clone Wars Young Boba Fett Action Figure



Hasbro's Clone Wars version of a young Boba Fett is by far one of the coolest action figures to come out of that line. Any collector or child is bound to have a load of fun with an action figure as good as this one with all the great articulation that it has to offer.

Recently while browsing through Imperial Shipyards, Dad came across a custom action figure made by customizer SPUDAFETT that just blew him away and he knew he wanted to make something similar. When Dad looked at SPUDAFETT's custom Young Boba Fett, he knew that SPUDAFETT nailed it. The figure had all the bells and whistles. When Dad took a look at it he thought that this was a custom that everybody would want. Then he thought that not everybody would feel that they had the knowledge or skills to be able to create it, so he figured what if he showed everyone a way to make a substandard version of that figure that required no dremel and no paint application that even a beginning customizer could tackle.

Dad's figure would only require the customizer to use a Clone Wars Mace Windu head, a Boba Fett helmet from the new Vintage line, a sharp knife, krazy glue, and 5 minutes of their time. In return, they would get a second interchangeable head for their Clone Wars Young Boba Fett action figure.

To create it, Dad cut the Clone Wars Mace Windu head just above the eyes, popped the head onto the torso of the Clone Wars Young Boba Fett action figure. Placed the Boba Fett helmet from the new Vintage line onto what was left of the Mace Windu head and krazy glued the head into the helmet in the desired position. Use your last four minutes to hold the helmet in place and let the krazy glue dry. Just be careful when applying the glue that you don't glue the head to the torso so the head maintains its articulation and remains interchangeable. Once the glue is dry, you're done. You now have a young Boba Fett sporting the iconic helmet that we all know and love. The great part is that the custom modification requires no paint since the helmet already matches the backpack.



YOUNG BOBA FETT CUSTOM
CREATED BY DARTH DADDY

The Clone Wars Young Boba Fett action figure with the new interchangeable customized head.



The Clone Wars Young Boba Fett action figure with original head.



The Mace Windu head, cut and glued to the helmet of the Vinatge Boba Fett that is in stores now. I love the irony of using the Mace Windu head to make this custom. But come on, we all know Windu is in Boba's head anyway.



Be sure not to glue the head to the torso to maintain the heads articulation.



This custom makes it so you can have the action figure with and without a helmet. A great custom for beginners.











YOUNG BOBA FETT CUSTOM
CREATED BY SPUDAFETT


It's easy to see how this action figure can inspire.



SPUDAFETT made the deluxe version of the figure with a crisp paint application, gauntlets, cape, and a custom missile in the jetpack.




SPUDAFETT even upped the game by making the helmet removable by removing some of Boba's hair.



The hair removal isn't even noticeable.





You can see more custom action figures created by SPUDAFETT at these three links:

http://spudafett.deviantart.com/gallery/

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=720.msg11371#msg11371

http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=5089.0;topicseen


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

kr2700 has been added to "Customs I Wish I Owned"

Kevin Ferrier, or kr2700, is a customizer we introduced you to in our Customizer Spotlight #3 with the Vergere action figure that we have in our collection. When kr2700 sent us some more images of his custom action figures, it was only natural that we feature him on our Customs I Wish I Owned page as well.

He’ll be showing some figures at Frank & Son Collectible Show on February 19, 2011. Frank & Sons is located at 19649 San Jose Avenue in City of Industry, CA 91748.




kr2700



Due to his upcoming appearance, we think there is no better time to get the custom action figures of kr2700 out there once more for people to see. Video has been updated to include a new Savage Opress custom by kr2700.



kr2700's "Customizer Spotlight" post has held strong in our Top 10 Posts of all time here on the blog. You can see the post by clicking the link below:

http://customsforthekid.blogspot.com/2010/08/customizers-spotlight-3-kr2700s-vergere.html


You can pick up his action figures at his ebay page located here:

http://shop.ebay.com/kr2700/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686


You can view his ebay profile here:

http://myworld.ebay.com/kr2700/



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Darth Daddy Page Added to the Blog

Just added a page for Dad to the blog. Check the sidebar or just click the link below to see the interview I did with him or to see a video of his action figures.

Darth Daddy

This HD video shows Dad's earliest Star Wars custom action figures all the way through to his most current projects. Just hit the HQ button and watch the video in full screen for optimal viewing!!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

WIKI ASSANGE - GALACTIC JOURNALIST

The Kyuzo, Wiki Assange, was an independent galactic journalist who was known for his controversial articles that exposed the rampant corruption that occurred throughout the duration of The Clone Wars and even continued his independent journalistic pursuits after the formation of the first galactic Empire. His goal was to one day be able to expose Emperor Palpatine for what he truly was...a dark lord of the Sith.


WIKI ASSANGE




Wiki kept a blaster with him at all times and he was good with it too. He knew that his stories didn't make him popular and placed a constant target upon his head.






Dad used the body of an Indiana Jones action figure and an extra Embo head for the face of the Kyuzo journalist. He even dremeled out the hat of Indiana Jones to make it removable.










If there was a story to find, he found it.

Totally Togruta!!

Customizer Tokiravensky recently posted a Togruta Jedi on the Yakface forums. I love Togrutas and when Dad saw the action figure, he noticed that we had all the pieces available to make one for me too. Dad made a few changes to his figure though. Instead of making the Togruta a Jedi, he made him just an ordinary everyday citizen. Dad also added some white Togruta markings to the chest and then to top it all off, he made me an extra male and a female Togruta too.




TOGRUTA

Togruta by Darth Daddy



Togruta male #1 by Darth Daddy



Togruta male #1 by Darth Daddy




Togruta male #2 by Darth Daddy


Togruta male #2 by Darth Daddy



Togruta female by Darth Daddy




Togruta female by Darth Daddy



Togruta Jedi created by Tokiravensky


Togruta Jedi created by Tokiravensky




Check out more from Tokiravensky at the link below:
http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5706&start=75





Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Yakfinities #39 - Darth Daddy's IKTOTCHI MERCENARY






Mirialan Recruit by Dan of the Dead




Yakfinities #39 kicked off on January 1st, and entries will be accepted until 11:59 PM CST Monday, February 28.




IKTOTCHI MERCENARY

Created by Darth Daddy


To view all the entries click the link below: