Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 3 – 1984

1984 was one of the best years for toys in the history of time.  GIJoe 3-3/4″ was really hitting it’s stride, G1 Transformers were introduced, and all was right with the world.  These are my (former) Joes.  You can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here.  Let the nostalgia wash over you 😉

Knocked-Up Sideswipe 1:18th Comparison

Last week, I posted a gallery of oversized Masterpiece Transformers, but they were all in bot-mode.  Given that KU Sideswipe is 1:18th scale, perfect for all of your 4″ action figures, I wanted to post some pics of him in Countach form with some other 1:18 diecast cars. Below are pics with a cheap Bburago…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: MP Joes

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m mildly smitten with Mega Bloks figures customized as GIJoe characters.  Their size, range of motion, details, gear, and overall fun-factor absolutely dwarfs that of LEGO and Kre-O minifigures.  I’ve created my own Joes and Cobras you can find here and here.  I’ve also had a go at some…

Revoltech Spider-Man

Last week I received a box from Japan, my first revoltech figure in the 6″ scale, Revoltech Amazing Yamaguchi Spider-Man.  While this isn’t a full-blown review, I wanted to take some pictures that really show off the finer points of this figure.  He has joints galore, lots of extra interchangeable hands, different webbing effects, and even…

Revoltech Transformers – Springer

Deviating from my previous work on Season 1 characters in revoltech form, I decided that the official Hot Rod and Ultra Magnus figures needed some reinforcements.  This was my very first attempt to sculpt or shape anything harder than mild curvature, and at such a small scale, it was challenging.  Making that helmet from nothing…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: Part 2 – 1983

These are my Class of ’83 Joes.  There are many like them, but these are mine. Ok, not really, not anymore.  That’s the point of the post.  But they made a heck of a display.  You can find Part 1 here.  Enjoy! ‘Til all are one, collecting is half the battle.  (Note: The other half…

G.I. Joe – Mega Bloks: MOBAT

What can I say, tiny Steeler looked lost without his trusty tank!  The Call of Duty line of bricks produces a really great A-1 Abrams main battle tank, but it’s far more modern than a Joe MOBAT, and it’s decked out in a desert tan camo scheme.  That just wasn’t going to work.  And while…

Knocked-Up Transformers

In the world of Masterpiece Transformers, there are plenty of third party companies that would like to get a piece of Hasbro/Takara’s pie.  Many third party companies make their own designs that look like established Transformers characters, but they are original sculpts, original transformation schemes, and ultimately provide fans with more characters and more choices…

Revoltech Transformers – Shockwave

Continuing our series of custom Revoltech Transformers characters, here we go with Shockwave, the quiet Decepticon strategist.  You don’t know who’s side he’s on…. besides his own.  Despite the order that I’ve presented them in, this figure was my very first custom toy of any kind (if you don’t count disassembling and rearranging GIJoe figures…

Snake Eyes – Rod Whigham

In searching for the artwork for the previous post, I came across one more piece that I thought I should share.  This is a Snake Eyes sketch done at a convention in the mid-80’s by none other than regular (at the time) GIJoe artist extraordinaire, Rod Whigham.  His pencil work from the majority of issues…