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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« on: February 3, 2011, 06:01 PM »
Still waiting for the ROTJ wave to show up locally. 

I just found it at Polo TRU this morning, so you should check it out. :)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 18 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 4)
« on: December 18, 2010, 05:49 PM »
I'm beginning to see trickles of the Ki-Adi wave, which is getting me stressed because the Embo wave has barely had a full run at my local Targets - I've only seen them once.

I hear that...I don't think we even got the Aayla wave back in Spring (or whenever she came out), Ditto the Force Unleashed Shaak Ti, which i KNOW was available, as i was able to pick up Jaina Solo at TRU.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Wave 18 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 4)
« on: November 18, 2010, 07:50 PM »
I found all of these (except for the Mando) at TRU Express in Winnipeg yesterday. Shaak Ti is awesome! :D

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Pursuit of Cobra (POC)
« on: October 25, 2010, 11:40 PM »
I saw the HISS at Walmart tonight (Winnipeg), along with both Mechs.

Joe Defender / Re: Hasbro GI Joe Q&A
« on: October 25, 2010, 11:39 PM »
Sorry if this has been asked already, but are they ever going to update Zarana or the other later Dreadnoks (Zandar, Road Pig, Thrasher, Gnawgahyde, Zanzibar, etc), or is it just going to be Zartan, Torch,Ripper, Buzzer and Monkeywrench?

Star Wars Action Figures / Juno Eclipse from The Force Unleashed
« on: November 19, 2008, 12:12 AM »
Heya, just thought i'd post a couple WIP shots of Juno Eclipse, using Ice. I got the tunic done the other night, and almost had it the way i wanted on the first try too LOL. But then i got looking at it, and the tunic wasn't long enough. She looked more like Jedi Luke before the Death Star duel.

I tried making the code cylinder by tearing apart another headphone plug, but it didn't quite turn out how i wanted, and the sleeves looked a little on the short side, so i ripped the sleeves off, slit it up the middle to make it easier to work with, then sew up an overtunic that was longer (basically i copied hasbro's idea for Count Dooku, since he's got the only Imperial-style uniform in my collection...note to self, track down a Tarkin! :lol )
 I would have let it go after i fixed the tunic, but then i got looking at Juno some more, and decided to go with the Cardback artwork for her, since i thought the cleavage strip they cut out of her tunic for the ingame model was more than a little gratuitous (Jungle Girl Shaak Ti notwithstanding) That meant making the cap.

 This was my first attempt at the cap, and it took me since Friday to get THIS far. I was tempted to leave it like that and worry about the rank badge, but it started to bug me, so i added the other flaps that fold up and make it look properly. Now all that's left to do is add the rank badge, and the ornament to the hat itself and it should be finished! :D
 (well apart from taking pics of the final outfit that is LOL)

Finally got the rank badge and hat ornament (or "greeble" as it's apparently called :lol ) done.




I made the Code Cylinder out of a headphone plug, just stripped of the wire, and the rank badge is some seed beads, as is the hat greeble (who names this stuff anyway? :lol ).

I took some more pics since the flash seemed to blow out the highlights in the last pics i took.

Enjoy! :)

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: Is Mara Taller Than Luke?
« on: October 16, 2008, 07:56 PM »
It doesn't matter WHO shot first...JarJar is still a blight on everything Star Wars stands for...if they were going to add ANY characters, they should have done Episodes 7-9...that way they COULD have introduced Mara Jade for real, (as was originally planned i believe) instead of just EU.

Yep! They're all Cy Girls, with Lex (the brunette that was all over mini me) being from OJI's own line (they sell their own heads and sometimes bodies, similar to what Triad Toys does) I originally got one because i wanted to do a Mara Jade custom, (the first one i was able to get MIB also came with a sweet as hell Minigun :) ) but i'd jumped on the bandwagon after BBI and Takara dissolved their partnership (Takara made the figures, and BBI sold them over here...i THINK that's how it worked, i'm not 100% sure) So all i was able to afford was a head here, a body or outfit there, and just kitbashed my brains out LOL.

I've also done a few feminized SW characters too, namely Carnor Jax, Kir Kanos and Han Solo (so far) just to see how well i'd do at sewing my own outfits for them. I have a plan for that other Fett Bobblehead i have, namely try to make a 1/6 version of Mirta Gev (or Isabet Reau, as she's labeled on the EE Mandalorian/Clonetrooper set) I just have to paint the helmet yellow, and make up some armor to go with it.

Thanks for the comments everyone! :)

Great Idea. I thought about doing the same thing for a Rex Clone. I've got an extra 12 inch AOTC clone, so if the Rex Bobble fits, I can swap it. If not, then I'll just paint it. And of course make the rest of the costume.

Just my 2 cents, but the ROTS clone has a thinner build, and the posable fingers...then again it has that Death Star Symbol on parts of it. If you have a power team head, or even a Hasbro obiwan (or a sculpt without a lot of hair) you could hollow the Rex head out and use it as a straight helmet, like i did with the Boba Fett one in my other thread...depending on what type of neck the AOTC Clone has, you might be able to do that as well. Don't forget to post pics! :)

Star Wars Action Figures / I'm Ahsoka, Master Yoda sent me...(pic heavy)
« on: September 15, 2008, 09:14 PM »
Hi everyone, I just wanted to share my latest bash with you. I got the idea when i first saw the Clone Wars bobbleheads from Mcdonald's. Then i was browsing around and saw Findswoman had a nude Shaak Ti on her trade list, and it got me to thinking (i know...scary thought  :) ) Two weeks of going to all the nearby Mcdonald's to see if they had the Ahsoka bobblehead in yet later, i finally got a pair of them (just in case i totally destroyed one dismantling it)

Anyway, here's the result...I think i might have to get some darker red material to remake her tube top, skirt and then also some forearm guards...but so far so good i think.

Here's a pic of the source material, in case anyone hasn't yet seen her:

and to begin, the rough WIP shot that i posted in my other thread about the bobbleheads. I did this just to see how close the head was, scale wise (which worked surprisingly well) :

And now some more shots of the outfit that i did tonight...I had to borrow the lightsaber hilt from a Hoth Luke, but for now it works.

There's still some work to be done on the outfit, and i need to make some forearm guards, and maybe make the lightsaber hilt from scratch, but for now i think it turned out ok.

Star Wars Action Figures / Another use for the Mcdonald's SW Bobbleheads
« on: September 14, 2008, 07:21 PM »
I went out and got a Boba Fett one for the sole purpose of seeing if it'd fit on a 1/6 scale figure. (I've been on a Mandalorian bender the last couple weeks...don't ask...)

It doesn't look like much, but after you remove it form the ship (just a little rocking from side to side) and then a lot of grinding and cutting with a dremel, and breaking out the inner pins holding it together with pliers...(luckily i didn't have to glue mine back together.)

You wind up with a serviceable Mandalorian helmet! And it's not really that far out of scale from the last Hasbro 12 inch Boba Fett (the "Vintage OTC" version) Here it is on a Power Team body (thought I'd kill two birds with one stone, and introduce the world to Mini RtB! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

As you can see i got a little TOO close with the dremel when i was grinding down the inner pins on the helmet. :( Oh well, just Battle Damage! LOL :p

And now, some gratuitous shots of Mini Me...

For anyone who's been wanting it, here's a nice closeup shot of the lightsaber i made from a guitar plug (1/4 inch phono can get a 2 pk of em at Radio Shack, or Circuit City, wherever you can get electronic components and such...i tore it all apart and reassembled it how i wanted to)

Figures...even without the helmet he has more luck with the ladies than I do :(

I think this shot really highlights the resemblance to me...i'm just weird LOL...<br /><br />

oddly enough Lex didn't seem to wanna beat him down like she does me...(sighs) Enjoy!  :)


Just wanted to give everyone an update...the regular bobbleheads seem to work well on 1/6 bodies as well.. at least Ahsoka's does...Here's a WIP shot of Ahsoka...Thanks a million to Findswoman for the Shaak Ti body! :D

The Legacy Collection / Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:46 AM »
Without a doubt, a Kubrick is what, half the size of a SW figure?  The original Falcon works decently with Kubrick figures actually.  If you're looking for that kind of display. 

Heh, if i HAD han and chewie Kubs, i would totally go for a Falcon, but the only ones i have are Royal Guards and a ghost of Anakin (I have another japanese figure line eating up my cash flow LOL)

The Legacy Collection / Re: TLC Millenium Falcon
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:35 AM »
re: the side by side comparison

The BMF makes the old one look like a toy!  :P ;D

Seriously tho, that is so many different kinds of kickass it's not even funny. Anyone know how it'd work with Kubricks?

Maybe it'd be even more in scale!

Other Collectibles / Re: Playskool Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: March 4, 2008, 04:16 PM »
<dies laughing at the Rancor>


Anyone else think Obiwan's AOTC Fighter looks a bit reminiscent of a Shadow Parasite from the halcyon days of StarCom?

I'm gonna have to start selling off my 12 inch SW Collection to make room for these beauties, especially NOW they're making vehicles.  Any idea if they're gonna do a Force Unleashed series? I'm kinda surprised they haven't yet, but oh well.

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