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Star Wars Action Figures / Monstermonkey's customs- 11/1 update
« on: July 6, 2006, 03:25 PM »
Hey guys...I've been admiring the customs on here for a while, figured it was about time I posted some of mine. A little background first-

I think I first started customizing back when I was a kid, I remember doing a few head swaps and paint changes (with that damn testors model paint that never dried- I didn't find out about acrylics until a few years later). I had such elaborate customs like "Leia Bespin's head on a Cloud Car Pilot's body" and "Han's head on the extra Gen. Madine with camo sleeves".;D  Unfortunately, these no longer exist. I really got into doing customs the right way around my big SW resurgence of '92. I did the usual- Tarkin, Rebel Trooper, Cantina Band Member- all the guys I wanted as a kid but were never made. I stuck to vintage style (I figured why waste time/money/figures on a POTF2 style custom when Hasbro will probably do one much better than mine?). This customizing kick lasted until '98 when time and space became limited. I just started up again last year, concentrating on obscure characters and original designs. I also try to take some existing figures and fixing them up to look more movie accurate.

Here's the first batch- I have about 30-50 more that I still have to take pics of, and many more on the "to-do" list. 

Bith Rebel:

I got the idea for this guy from the little Minatures figure seen in the pic. I don't play the game but saw him for a buck in a comic store and thought he looked cool and would make a nice full size figure.


I had a few Ugnaught 2 packs so I created this guy for a little variety. Just a repaint and parts swap.

The Rat-faced Imperial Officer from the beginning of SW:

Does this guy have a name? I think the decipher card game called him "Dain Jir"....but that's just silly.

Naggatoo (Space Pirate/Smuggler/Fan Fic character of mine):

I've been working on a back story for this guy and several other customs, I might even try to do a photonovel.

I'll try to update with more later on. Comments, critiques and hate mail are welcome. Hope you like them, thanks for looking!

Newbies / New Guy
« on: June 21, 2006, 10:11 AM »
Hey guys....I've been a long time visitor to the site and FINALLY got around to actually signing up. I've been into SW since....well, I guess August of 1977, saw it for the first time the day after THE KING died (that's Elvis for you youngsters that have no idea what I'm talking about). I was 3 years old and it's one of the earliest memories I have. Obviously, the next step was starting my addiction to Star Wars toys.
28 years later, I'm still a junkie! Hope I'm in good company here.

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