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1) Star Tours R5-D2
2) Ephant Mon (SAGA1)
3) SAGA-03-24 Coleman Trebor (Battle of Geonosis)
4) SAGA1-04-06 R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction)
5) POTF2 EU Imperial Sentinel
6) POTC-05-01 PABLO-JILL (Geonosis Arena)
7) POTC-05-02 YARUA (Coruscant Senate)
8) POTC-05-06 FELTIPERN TREVAGG (Cantina Encounter)
9) POTC-05-07 MYO (Cantina Encounter)
10)POTC-05-08 DANNIK JERRIKO (Cantina Encounter)

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Monstermonkey's customs- 10/27 update
« on: October 27, 2006, 12:04 PM »
I've been pretty busy with a bunch of stuff lately, but just got settled into a new place and started up my customs again. No pics of the new stuff yet, but here's some older customs that I haven't posted. Hope you like them.


He's a VTSC Tusken, minus the clothing. I also added a holster, canteen and some of those breathing tubes to his bandoliers. Pretty simple, but I like the way this character looks.

Capt. Colton

I found one of those 21st Century WW2 Soldiers and the head looked alot like Colton. I just added a tiny bit of sculpey for the hair.

Echo Base Rebels

I always wanted a figure of the Eddie Munster Rebel who walks between Han and Leia when they're having their spat in the Echo Base hallway. I really can't remember who's head that is, but I added some sculpey for the hair and put some other hands on a POTF2 Luke Hoth. I have to take better pics of this guy, holding his supply box as he uncomfortably walks right between Han and his you couldn't have walked BEHIND one of them? He probably got crushed by an AT-AT.
The other guy is a ROTS Palpatine had on a Gen. Rieekan body. I added some hair to him as well and added a swivel joint in the right arm. Now that I look at him, I think I need to trim that neck. He kind of looks like a turtle.

Commander Gree (movie accurate)

I repainted his helmet and antenna, added a holster to the leg, and gave him some battle wear to his armor. I also gave him some repainted GI Joe binoculars.

Chokk and Nikto Guard

These 2 guys can be seen on Jabba's balcony during the Pod Race in Ep. 1. I don't know if the Nikto has a name or not, if anyone knows it, post it here! Chokk is the POTF2 Cinema Scene Nikto with a Barada head. The blaster rifle is from Pondo Baba. The Nikto is the Klaatu from the same Cinema Scene only with the Nikto Jedi's head and hands. His blaster rifle is from Ask Akk.

Mos Espa Construction Worker/Spacer

This is some unknown 80s space figure that I got for a buck at a flea market a while ago...I added a little paint for weathering and detail and gave him Lak Sivrak's arm blade thing, and one of the backpacks from the Ep. 1 accessory packs. He makes a good background filler for the streets of Mos Espa or a cantina. I figure he's on his way to do some renovations on a hovel or something (I always thought that arm blade/rifle thing looked more like a power tool than a weapon).

I have a few more "old" ones to post....I have to take pics of my more recent customs and will put them up soon.
Thanks for looking!

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Customs by CHEWIE updated 10.10.06
« on: October 18, 2006, 10:29 AM »
Great job on all, Chewie, as always. Cardiss and the UGP Arconas and Snivvian are especially nice.

Star Wars Dioramas and Displays / Re: DS Gun completed pics
« on: October 18, 2006, 10:22 AM »
 :o I don't know where to begin with the compliments, but that thing is amazing. I had plans to do a similar diorama, I hope mine turns out at least a quarter as good as yours. It really looks like a miniature movie set. Great job!

 :o Wow, that palace is party central!! The walls and floor look like real stone/stucco. I love the variety of aliens too. Awesome job, Brent!

I've got 3 different Mandalorian Warrior WIPs, one based on the Bounty Hunter minis figures (all silver and gray). Pics will be up soon!

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Any TSC Pegwarmers?
« on: October 18, 2006, 09:51 AM »
At the TRU closest to me, there's tons of Moff Jerjerrods, Chief Chirpas, Endor C-3POs, and Big Hood Emperors falling off the pegs. They also have about 8 ROTS Mas Ameddas that are still full price and haven't moved in months.

I also notice stacks of the new At-At, Gunships and Dagobah X-Wings, I'm really hoping they clearance those vehicles so I can pick them up on the cheap (I missed out on the "buy 2, get the 3rd free" sale a few weeks ago because I was moving :( )

Saga Collection '06 / Re: George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise.
« on: October 18, 2006, 09:43 AM »
Out of curiosity, I've been looking up the Lucas Stormtrooper on eBay and notice he's been selling for between $25-45....I guess there's a few fans that didn't want to shell out the $50 or so for the VTSC figures plus the $5 shipping for George. The eBay deal is still cheaper, unless you've been picking the VTSCs up on clearance.

I myself am still waiting for 2 more, one to open and one for a custom (checks were sent in and cashed about a month ago).

Only have 2 so far, looking to get maybe 6 more, plus some for customizing. Its a great base figure, along with the new Garindan.

This is a great topic. I'd have to say that at the time, almost all the POTF2 figures impressed me. After a 10 year lack of new figures, I would have taken anything (yes, I even bought all the Bend-Ems!). Although the earliest ones were a little on the beefy side, it was still cool to see some modern versions. I think the ones that have held up nicely even compared to the most current lines are:

-C-3PO (all versions)
-Yoda (I prefer this one to any of the AOTC or ROTS ones, those look a little on the angry/possessed side)
-Luke X-Wing/Snowspeeder Pilot (he's great esp. if you pretend he's someone other than Luke)
-Hammerhead (the new one is nice too, but the '96 version was perfect except for the gi-normous cannon)
-Tie Fighter Pilot (although the saga one is better, this guy is still flight-worthy)
-Boussh Leia
-Rancor Keeper
-Slave Leia
-Nein Numb
-Emperor (I still like this one over crazy big hood)
-Death Star Gunner
-Cantina Band
-Walrus Man
-Yak Face
-Endor Rebel (still cool since even though they've made more recent versions, this one's like having a variant)
-Lak Sivrak
-Ishi Tib
-B'omarr Monk
-Muftak and Kabe
-Jabba's Dancers
-Jabba's Skiff Guards
-Rebel Pilots Cinema Scene
-Prune Face
-Max Rebo band pairs
-Death Star Droid
-Pote Snitkin
-Flashback Anakin
-Flashback Beru
-Leia Hoth
-ALL the Comtech figures
....and my personal favorite of the POTF2 era, the Gammorrean Guard. That is one nice figure that I don't think they could improve much on, with the exception of some more articulation in the arms.
Sorry for such a long list, but I'm not too picky when it comes to the "little plastic men"! I know some collectors would like every figure from this era to be remade with super articulation and totally movie accurate sculpts and paint schemes, but I think these guys hold up and don't really need an updating.
Let's hear more thoughts!

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Monstermonkey's customs- 8/16 update
« on: August 16, 2006, 10:21 AM »
Alright, here's a long overdue update. I actually have finished several more customs in the last few weeks, but I still have to take pics of them. In the meantime, here's some older ones.....

Diva Shaliqua

One of Jabba's Episode I slave girls. She's a Slave Leia body with Sculpey pant legs with a Rystall head, minus those face horn things.

Naboo Starfighter Pilot

Sure, it looks like Han Solo, but its not. Ric Olie body, POTF2 Han Endor head.

Mos Espa Spacer

This guy can be seen wandering around Mos Espa when Darth Maul's probe droid flies by. He's a Saga Snowtrooper body with some unknown old Tonka race car driver figure's head. The backpack is from the G.I. Joe figure, Blowtorch. This figure came about when I had a body left over from making my Galactic Marine, and for a long time couldn't figure out what to do with it. He would've ended up a fanfic bounty hunter or something but the Ep.1 skull-faced spacer always stuck out to me, so here he is.

Aks Moe

I had an extra Ask Akk when I got one of those TRU bundled up 2 packs of ROTS figures (I think the other one was Tarkin) and the only thing I could think of at the time was another Gran senator. I added some sculpey to the torso to make his inner robe a little different. He's good background filler.

Lemme know what you think!

Here's some original/fanfic customs:

Shlubbin- Snivvian farmer/peasant

I really like the look of the Snaggletooth bunch. This is a Takeel body with a Zutton head. The floppy hat comes from some unknown figure, I got it in a big lot of random figs and acc. from eBay. The staff is from Yak Face, but I'd like to find a rake or something for him to tend his crops with.


Ok, this isn't an original design, he's based on this Minature:
I made him a bounty hunter instead of a gangster, but liked the ring of "Vigo"so I added a "g". Now he's named after the Lord of the Rings dude and that ties all of geekdom together.
Anyway, he's made from a VTSC Greedo upper body with ROTS Saesee Tiin legs and a VTSC Han Endor trenchcoat. The trench was repainted grayish, but the pic made it look like it wasn't painted at all! Weird. Oh, and he has 2 Supersize Me Han Blasters from POTF2.

Myan Maw- Barfly

This guy likes to drink. He's a repainted Swamp Thing figure. I'm planning on putting him in The Kasbaah, my custom cantina (whenever I get around to tackling that project).

Lemme know what you think!

Great job as always, Chewie....I especially love the TROUW GOON....I'd buy a bunch of him! I never was able to get a Pablo Jill figure, but that's one crazy looking alien I'd like a ton of. 

They all have the same look too, white sneakers with laces untied, khakis, pot belly, greasy hair you know the combo look that screams I never been laid. Its bad enough I am shopping at Wal-Mart, but to lose to real losers is the kick to me balls!

 ;D ;D ;D
EXACTLY......when I see those kinds of guys, it almost makes me embarassed to be a fan/collector....usually when I see one of them in the aisle looking at stuff, I go away and come back when they're gone. Its not like I'm antisocial or some sort of collector elitist snob, but after collecting for many many years (and working at a TRU back in the day) I have a pretty good idea of who's cool and who's just a fat loser who scalps toys for a living. I actually met one of my closest buddies while we were both at a KB buying the Action Collection Yoda. After getting to know each other, we both admitted we knew each other was a good guy, mostly because we weren't overweight and had good hygiene ;D

I just got an email from SWShop saying these have been pushed back to Aug. 4th (which I thought was the original shipping date anyway). Even though I got the email confirmation, I still haven't been charged. I guess I'll get them, eventually. And does anyone know if the 5 figure maximum is per customer TOTAL or can I order 5 more in a week or so if they're available? I'd like an army of these guys.

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