Check this out - wasting no time, Joe Amaro made a Custom Black Series Jabba the Hutt for you 6-inch figure fans! Nice! It's really big, and you can see him standing next to a DC Universe Classics-scale Batman action figure for scale.
Customizer and maker Kid Ink Industries posted a bunch of custom Star Wars figures at the RockfordArtDeli shop. Three "RAD" droids (Roaming Assistance Droids) in unique colors were shown with absolutely gorgeous packaging that's even more retro than the real Kenner boxes. A Sandtrooper with some skeletons is up as well, plus some other troopers and surprises.
A few years ago, a bunch of steampunk-influenced Star Wars action figures made the rounds online from Sillof's Workshop before you started to see gears, brass, monocles, and buckles on everything. His latest creation was commissioned by the great Patton Oswalt (whose extended double album 222 and EP The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company may be two of comedy's finest achievements). What is it? Russ Meyer. As in Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike! Action Figures. Maybe you've seen Darla Vade and Stormy Go Go. Want to see Lando, as a woman, with an afro? Of course you do. See her after the jump.
The do-it-yourself toy world has been filled with unique figures as of late, and the resin Sumo Trooper will be going on sale later this afternoon for $30. Multiple versions will be made in different colors, so you might want to go ahead and think about bringing your iPad or laptop with you to whatever Easter festivities may be on deck this afternoon.
Customizer, toymaker, and all-around nice guy Joe Amaro has a new custom you ought to see in the works. The artwork has been posted for R2-22, a droid inspired by Ralph McQuarrie's work on the Masters of the Universe movie and pushed through the lens of Star Wars.
The custom Orbit Zenith Man figure has been launched! It's a $65 delivered (in the USA) metallic bootleg Uzay Blue Stars-inspired redeco of the 2013 12-inch Clone Trooper, and it looks pretty nice. It includes a box and has been lovingly decorated with Monster Kolor paints (which you may be familiar with if you collect custom vinyl kaiju toys or Glyos.) Click here to order yours.
Since it's pretty awesome, we have word that the Orbit Zenith Man custom Uzay-inspired repaints of the recently released 12-inch Clone Trooper Hasbro figure will go on sale Friday, March 22 at 6:00 PM Pacific time. The creator at Orbitdyne Customs promises custom boxes which have yet to be shown yet, and for now you can go get a look at the metallic figures.
If you're looking for something different, Orbitdyne (aka Seth Longmire) posted a really spiffy custom 12-inch figure called the Orbit Zenith Man, which is a colorful, metallic nod to the original Uzay Blue Stars figure. If you were wondering just what good might come from those new 12-inch, seemingly cheapo figures, you'll be pleased to see the answer with this new picture.
Earlier this afternoon at STAR WARS Celebration V in Orlando, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart sat down for a one-hour interview with STAR WARS creator George Lucas in what was billed “The Main Event.” Hasbro is proud and honored to create a special gift for Stewart, which Lucas presented to him during the event – a one of a kind (NOT FOR SALE) 3.75-inch Jon Stewart Stormtrooper action figure!