CustomCon 31 - Spring 2012

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April 2012 - CustomCon 31 has arrived! Three days of new custom action figures for you to enjoy. Please use the links below to navigate around the 'show' or take a look back at previous CustomCon events.

Day One:

Day Two:

Day Three:

Day One - CustomCon 31

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Day One of Three!

Archer Minimates

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Archer Minimates

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Archer Minimates

Created by Fizzle ([email protected]).

Recipes:

- Various Minimate & kubric pieces, paint, apoxie sculpt, waterslide decals and vinyl stickers.

New Avengers

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New Avengers

In honor of the Avengers movie Marvel is releasing the next wave of Marvel Legends based on characters as they appear in the New Avengers comic. The line features painting and sculpting by Andy Rallis of Aragorn Studios.

Recipes - New Avengers

New Avengers

Created by Aragorn Studios

Recipes:

Son of Satan: Human Torch upper body & head; Prof X lower body; trident scratch built with fodder flames; chest resculpted

Future Foundation Thing: Upper body - Thing; lower body - Movie Thing; chest resculpted, outlined with craft lace; neck was resculpted too.

Wong: Prof X head; street fighter body; iron fist open left hand

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

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Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

New from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, DC Minimate's make their glorious return, starting with a line inspired by Tim Burtons: Batman films! Based both on the actual films and designs inspired by Tim Burtons style, you will experience the Batman films like never before! Collect characters that were never seen on the silver screen, such as: Bane, Mr Freeze, and many more! This is only the beginning of a great new era of DC Minimates!

Batman:
Straight from the silver screen, Batman has been recreated in Minimate form! Fight crime like never before with your own Michael Keaton Batman, This caped crusader started his quest for justice after witnessing his parents murder before his very eyes. After years of training he donned a suit based on the animal that scared him most as a child and thus became: The Batman.

Joker:
Straight from the silver screen, The Joker has been recreated in Minimate form! Create chaos for Batman with your own Jack Nicholson Joker. Jack Napier was the second in command to the crime boss who ruled Gotham and had a sadistic sense of humor. While raiding the Axis Chemicals factory, Napier falls into a vat of toxic chemicals due to attempting to fight the Batman. The chemicals leave Jack's skin bleached white, his lips red and his hair green, after attempting plastic surgery to remedy this, he is stuck with a permanent grin. He takes up the name, The Joker and wreaks havoc on Gotham until he is thwarted by Batman and falls to his death.

The Penguin:
Straight from the silver screen, The Penguin has been recreated in Minimate form! Exact you're revenge on Gotham with your own Danny Devito Penguin. Oswald Cobblepot was abandoned at birth due to his hideous appearance by his wealthy parents, he grew up living in the sewer. He tries to exact his revenge on his parents for leaving him by murdering the first born son of every wealthy family in Gotham, his plans are put to an end by Batman and Catwoman and he meets his end in the icy waters he grew up in.

Recipes - Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Created by Julian Martinez ([email protected]).

Recipes:

Batman: Various Minimate parts with modded cowl, cape, gauntlets and legs, all painted

Joker: Various Minimate parts with modded jacket, all painted

Penguin: Various Minimate parts with modded coat, sleeves, legs, cane and head, all painted

Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 1 Two Packs

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Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 1 Two Packs

Fred Davis Bucky and Blazing Skull Two Pack

The Challenger and The Angel Two Pack

Thin Man and Red Raven Two Pack

Recipes - Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 1 Two Packs

Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 1 Two Packs

Created by CRobTheCreator ([email protected]).
Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/CRobTheCreator/146692535406485

Recipes:

Bucky:

Marvel Legends Tony Stark head, Ultimate Captain America upper body with DC Universe forearms, and TNA Sonja Dutt legs with Movie Mr. Fantastic boots with craft foam.

Blazing Skull:

DC Universe Red Lantern body with DC Direct Nekron head with Sculpey III

The Challenger:

Marvel Legends Kree Soldier head with Spiderman Classics Black Costume Spiderman

The Angel:

Marvel Legends Union Jack body with Spiderman classics Doc Oct forearms with DCUC superman hands, DCUC Superman head, and fodder cape.

Red Raven:

Spiderman Classics Daredevil with ML Angel thigh, DCUC Superman head with Sculpey III, MOTU bird wings, and craft foam

Thin Man:

Dark Knight Movie Masters Bruce Wayne head, ML Vision body with Movie Mr. Fantastic's forearms, and craft foam.

HEROES4US

The HEROES4US custom statue collectible line will include incredibly well sculpted mainstream African American Superheroes and Villains launching in May 2012 with the premiere Mister Terrific custom statue to be available exclusively on the HEROES4US website.

Straight from the pages of the New DC 52 comic book comes MISTER TERRIFIC an excellent addition to your custom statue collection. The comic book may be cancelled but the hero will continue! This awesome collectible is 12 inches tall comes with base and attached T-Spheres. Gifted with a superior mind, billionaire Michael Holt overcame great personal tragedy, and now uses his intelligence to police the world against technological crimes and science gone mad. Keeping our future safe, Michael Holt is Mister Terrific.

Created by HEROES4US ([email protected]).
Web site: http://limitededitionstoys.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @Heroes4us

Age of Apocalypse Minimates

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Age of Apocalypse Minimates

Luke's Toy Store announced an exclusive set of Age of Apocalypse Minimates today. This set of Marvel Minimates will compliment previous Age of Apocalypse Minimates released by Diamond Select Toys in 2010 and 2011. This new 5-pack includes Age of Apocalypse Iceman, Angel, Banshee, Quicksilver, and Jubilee (X-Men Omega costume). Luke also revealed plans for another AOA set next year, which will include Colossus, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, and the Sugar Man.

Recipes - Age of Apocalypse Minimates

Age of Apocalypse Minimates

Created by Luke Porter ([email protected]).
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/lukescustoms

Recipes:

AOA Iceman: Basic minimate body, stickers for face and chest, ice sculpted with Apoxie Sculpt

AOA Angel: Angel head, hair, and wings, Cavil (BSG) coat

AOA Banshee: Basic minimate body, stickers for face and chest, "wings" cut from black plastic

AOA Quicksilver: Basic minimate body, stickers for face, chest, and X sybmols

AOA Jubilee (X-Men Omega): AOA Rogue body, stickers for face and chest, hair sculpted with Apoxie Sculpt

Day Two - CustomCon 31

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Day Two of Three!

New Avengers

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New Avengers

In honor of the Avengers movie Marvel is releasing the next wave of Marvel Legends based on characters as they appear in the New Avengers comic. The line features painting and sculpting by Andy Rallis of Aragorn Studios.

Recipes - New Avengers

New Avengers

Created by Aragorn Studios

Recipes:

Daredevil: Repaint; chest emblem sculpted

Ms. Marvel: Body - Ms. marvel; Head - Elseworlds Batwoman; legs - Storm; forgot where I got the sleeved arms.

Future Foundation Spidey: repaint in flat colors, all joint holes filled to preserve clean lines

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

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Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

New from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, DC Minimate's make their glorious return, starting with a line inspired by Tim Burtons: Batman films! Based both on the actual films and designs inspired by Tim Burtons style, you will experience the Batman films like never before! Collect characters that were never seen on the silver screen, such as: Bane, Mr Freeze, and many more! This is only the beginning of a great new era of DC Minimates!

Two Face:
Inspired by the hit film series, Two Face makes his debut in Minimate form! Deal out twisted justice with your own Billy Dee Williams Two Face. Former district attorney of Gotham, he was once considered the city's White Knight. His fall from grace is due to his psyche fracturing after being exposed to toxic chemicals which permanently scar half his face. His view on the world has become black and white, causing him to murder those he deems guilty.

Riddler:
Inspired by the hit film series, The Riddler makes his return to Minimate form! Ensnare all of Gotham in mind-games with your own Robin Williams Riddler. Abused and ignored as a child, Eddie Nash become obsessed with riddles, puzzles and other brain teasers. As an adult he changed his name to Edward Nigma (E.Nigma) and took on the title: The Riddler. Riddler started to terrorize Gotham by committing crimes and holding people hostage, only to surrender if the authorities answered his riddles, his goal is to solve the biggest riddle of all, "Who is the Batman".

Mr Freeze:
Inspired by the hit film series, Mr Freeze makes his debut in Minimate form! Freeze the citizens of Gotham with your own Anthony Hopkins Mr Freeze. Former experimental physicist, Victor Fries turned to a life of crime after his wife Nora succumbs to a new disease requiring Victor to cryogenic-ally freeze her to prevent the disease from killing her, while trying to find a cure, Fries is exposed to one of his attempted cures, causing him to require zero degree temperatures to survive. Victor creates a cryo suit for himself and then creates ice generating weapons of the same technology and uses them to hunt down supplies to cure his wife.

Recipes - Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Created by Julian Martinez ([email protected]).

Recipes:

Twoface: Various Minimate parts with modded hair and coat, all painted

Riddler: Various Minimate parts with modded sleeves, hair and coat, all painted

Mr Freeze: Various Minimate parts with modded head, cannon arm and harness, all painted

Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates

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Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates

The longest-running comic-based toy line in history is back from the edge of the galaxy with some cosmic fan-favorites! This series of Marvel Minimates features the modern incarnation of the Guardians of the Galaxy – a ragtag group of heroes who served as a last line of defense against the onslaught of the Annihilation Wave! For the first time in Minimate history, this series features a buildable Make-A-Mate - the galactic green giant, Groot! This series of two-packs includes:

- Starlord and Drax the Destroyer with Groot's head and torso
- Mantis and Rocket Raccoon with Groot's arms
- Adam Warlock and Gamora with Groot's legs

The Guardians of the Galaxy Minimates are coming soon (or later) to your favorite comic store or online retailer.

Created by Brian Felgar.
See another wave of Guardians of the Galaxy, from CustomCon 30!

Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 2 Two Packs

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Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 2 Two Packs

Captain Terror and Father Time Two Pack

The Destroyer and The Fin Two Pack

The Hurricane and Black Marvel Two Pack

Recipes - Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 2 Two Packs

Marvel Legends Golden Age Series 2 Two Packs

Created by CRobTheCreator ([email protected]).
Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/CRobTheCreator/146692535406485

Recipes:

Father Time:

WWE Legends Terry Funk body with WWE RA Randy Orton head, craft foam, and a ML Dr. Doom Cloak. Scythe as made from a Wooden dowel and fodder.

Captain Terror:

ML SHIELD agent head with Sculpey III, ML Nova forearms, and ML Longshot body with Sculpey III. Bandana is from WWE RA figure

The Destroyer:

ML Legends Face Off Punisher Body/SHIEID Agent with craft foam, ML Captain America hands and feet, and X-men classics archangel head.

The Fin:

TNA Sonja Dutt head with Sculpey III and craft foam, Ml Nova body with craft foam, and Dark Knight Movie Masters Batman arms with DCUC hands

Hurricane:

DCUC Samurai with Sculpey III and Craft foam and TNA Christian Cage Head.

Black Marvel:

DCUC Classics Batman with DCUC Hawkman head and boots from Dr. Midnite.

"Before the Fall" Series 1 Minimates

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"Before the Fall" Series 1 Minimates

Here is a brand new collection/theme/license for Diamond Select Toys minimates brand of toys.

BACKSTORY/BIOGRAPHIES Written by: Sam Ford

The message pad plopped on the desk with a whiff of clouds. Michael looked up from the confrontation report and stared at his comrade, a look in his eye devoid of the slightest curiosity.

"What's this?"

"Personnel reports." Raphael smiled coyly.

He was always a bit too Seraphim-like for Michael's taste. Archangels were the second most powerful force in the universe, behind the Holy One Himself. Raphael should take pride in his position and not sit around on a cloud like some muse. He especially shouldn't bother Michael.

"I'm busy. Give it to Gabriel." Michael dismissed him comrade with a wave.

"I did. He sent me to you."

"The humans have almost started a third world war in Pangea. I've got bigger problems."

"No, you don't." Raphael bushed the documents forward once more before meandering through the door. "Trust me. This, you're going to want to see."

Michael eyed the files for a moment then went back to his status reports on human troop movement. Concentration refused to come. Maybe he should be sharpening his sword?

Yet even as he reached for the blade, his hands drifted to the personnel files on his desk. They were bound with the red and black warning labels, warding off any prying eyes with the promise of instant destruction. These files were top secret, for Archangel-eyes only. All others would be destroyed upon interaction.

With a heady sigh, he wondered which angel had gone rogue this week. It appeared to be an epidemic lately, but where they were heading no one knew. Yet the face that appeared before him was not that of a smooth skinned cherubim, but rather that of the only being to ever best Michael in hand-to-hand combat, and his best friend. Lucifer.

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Name: Lucifer (The Blue Angel)
Reference: Isaiah 14:12, Genesis 3:1
Rank: Archangel Prime
Status: Unknown
Commentator: Michael
[Record] Lucifer is a natural leader, whether it be commanding a squad, or at the head of a winged army. While not the smartest, fastest or strongest angel I've ever known, he brings all those quality traits together into a single, gloriously charismatic package. He is, however, the craftiest being I have ever called friend. Humans, unlike the rest of the Heavenly Host, do not repulse him. Instead, he seems to find a place of... compassion for them. Perhaps pity. Considered by many to be God's chosen heir, (They don't understand the nature of God) Lucifer has been plagued lately by visions of a long haired man in white robes. Very curious. I also note for the official log that he exceeded his allotted Earth-bound time more than a millennia ago. That doesn't seem to stop him. I know Lucifer, and he's up to something. If he doesn't get his feet off the ground and his head back in the clouds soon, I can't be responsible for what will happen to him. [/End record.]
Armor Augmentation: Ability suppression, above standard strength, flight, speed. [Record] Like Abaddon, [See: Abaddon] his armor was designed to suppress his natural abilities, not augment them. Lucifer plays his hand very close to his chest. Even I, his best friend, have no idea what his true powers are. [/End record]

Name: Legion (The Red Angel)
Reference: Mark 5:9
Rank: Angel
Status: Rogue
Commentator: Lucifer
[Record] Legion has something of a... fractured personality. A more loyal being I have never known, when he is in his right mind. A messenger angel by trade, his abilities have deluded him to the point of his superiors questioning his usefulness. I, however, have no questions. He has the ability to bend time, ever so slightly, to literally be in several places at once. He can also warp great distances, a trait that most angels find difficult, if not impossible. I have yet to test this myself, but his superiors have informed me that anyone standing in contact will be warped along with him. The trade off is Legion's fragmented mind. It makes maintaining a conversation with him next to impossible. He constantly tattoos himself with cryptic markings that only he knows the meaning to. It is said that when he bends time, he sees the face of God, and it has driven him crazy. For that they want to end him. Well, I've seen what crazy can do, and let me tell you, it's useful to have at your side. [/End record.]
Armor Augmentation: Warping and time bending abilities enhanced beyond safety parameters. Strength, above average speed.

Name: Abaddon (The Purple Angel)
Reference: Revelations 9:11
Rank: The Destroyer
Status: Deployed
Commentator: Lucifer
[Record] When it comes to angels, Abaddon is the nuclear weapon of them all. By sheer physical strength, he is on par with all four Archangels. Were he to ever go rogue, it would take an act of God Himself to stop him. He uses his armor augmentation to keep his raw energy in check. Potentially the most dangerous of all. He doesn't speak much, but when he does, it's in a surprising tenor. Great voice. Sings the song of carnage. He's Michael's favorite, but I think that favoritism only goes one way. [/End record]
Armor Augmentation: Ability suppression. Flight, enhanced defense.

Name: Raksha (The Black Angel)
Reference: 4 Vedas, Zechariah 5:9
Rank: Avenger
Status: AWOL
Commentator: Gabriel
[Record] Raksha is a female angel. While rare, they do exist for specific purposes. Raksha is an avenger, a being in the same class as the Angel of Death. If she were mortal, she would be classified as an assassin. She is proficient at her job, with a mission success rate of 98.972%. Like most AoDs, she suffers from mood swings, which are combated with Psalms and music. It is my personal belief that Raksha gets a sense of personal fulfillment from her job. This troubles me.
[UPDATE] Raksha has been AWOL for several shift changes now. This may have something to do with the recent rash of angel disappearances. We suspect Raksha is AWOL and not missing because she cleared out her personal possessions before vanishing. The Beasts have been sent out, but thus far there has been no sign of her. Looking into her personal files, it is noted that her soul sister [SEE: Vashta] disappeared some time ago. It has been proposed that Raksha went searching for her. If that is true, the thought of an Avenger-class assassin on Earth fills me with much dread. [/End record]
Armor Augmentation: Enhanced speed and flight. Enhanced cloaking abilities. Enhanced dexterity.

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Michael scrolled further down, but that was the end of the information. What had Raphael been telling him? How were these seemingly unrelated characters intertwined? What business did these angels have with one another, and more importantly, on Earth?

Michael turned, once again staring at the map of Pangea. "Be very careful, old friend. What in Heaven's name are you up to? I pray you don't do anything... wicked."

Recipes - "Before the Fall" Series 1 Minimates

"Before the Fall" Series 1 Minimates

Created by Joshua Yarosz.
Web site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]

Recipes:

All of these are made using official minimates bodies, and parts. Other things used are 40K/Warhammer bits, and a lego part mixed in here and there. They are all 99% repainted parts using Games Workshop, and Tamiya paints. They were all made from parts I had in different spare parts boxes, so, I'm not sure exactly where everything came from.

Heroic Commandos in Action!

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Heroic Commandos in Action!

Only the bravest and strongest Commandos can stop the terrible threat of Cobra, the Invasors and Forca Destro!

Inspired by one of the most beloved action figure properties, the Heroic Commandos in Action celebrate their thirtieth anniversary with box sets, vehicles, and single carded releases in 2014.

Estilhaço: Can even the Commandos withstand the assault of Cobra's terrible bombardier, Estilhaço?

Manleh: The Commando's Paratrooper, Manleh enters combat with his JUMP jetpack and fights like a whirlwind!

Redmack: The Commando's Mountain fighter, silent Redmack lets his machine gun talk for him!

Shimik: The Commando's night fighter, Shimik's cat-like eyes can see better than any electronics. Even Cobra Commander rests uneasy in the night.

Topson: The Commando's Communications specialist, Topson can hack any computer and defeat any security Cobra can devise!

Voltar: Forca Desto's terrifying General, Voltar leaves nothing but revolution and destruction behind him.

Recipes - Heroic Commandos in Action!

Heroic Commandos in Action!

Created by Sarkos ([email protected]).
Web site: sarkos.blogspot.com

Recipes:

Estilhaço: Can even the Commandos withstand the assault of Cobra's terrible bombardier, Estilhaço?
Recipe: Airtight body, Charbroil head, Zombie-Viper webgear

Manleh: The Commando's Paratrooper, Manleh enters combat with his JUMP jetpack and fights like a whirlwind!
Recipe: Cobra Trooper body, Stalker head

Redmack: The Commando's Mountain fighter, silent Redmack lets his machine gun talk for him!
Recipe: Cobra Trooper body, Hawk head

Shimik: The Commando's night fighter, Shimik's cat-like eyes can see better than any electronics. Even Cobra Commander rests uneasy in the night.
Recipe: Neo-Viper torso, Ripcord (Re) arms, Shock Trooper legs, Ripcord (RoC) head

Topson: The Commando's Communications specialist, Topson can hack any computer and defeat any security Cobra can devise!
Recipe: Cobra Trooper body, Kickstart head

Voltar: Forca Desto's terrifying General, Voltar leaves nothing but revolution and destruction behind him.
Recipe: Hiss Driver body, Iron Grenadier lower arms and legs, Clutch head, Voltar helmet

Day Three - CustomCon 31

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Day Three of Three!

New Avengers

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New Avengers

In honor of the Avengers movie Marvel is releasing the next wave of Marvel Legends based on characters as they appear in the New Avengers comic. The line features painting and sculpting by Andy Rallis of Aragorn Studios.

Recipes - New Avengers

New Avengers

Created by Aragorn Studios

Recipes:

Iron Fist: Repaint; head sash cut from Loki

Bucky Cap: DCU base; Cap shield painted in metallic; stars on uniform decoupaged

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

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Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

New from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum, DC Minimate's make their glorious return, starting with a line inspired by Tim Burtons: Batman films! Based both on the actual films and designs inspired by Tim Burtons style, you will experience the Batman films like never before! Collect characters that were never seen on the silver screen, such as: Bane, Mr Freeze, and many more! This is only the beginning of a great new era of DC Minimates!

Scarecrow:
Inspired by the hit film series, Scarecrow makes his debut in Minimate form! Find out Batmans greatest fear with your own James Woods Scarecrow. Former psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Doctor Jonathan Crane became obsessed with the concept in manipulating his patient's fears. Crane created a gas that could help him bring the fears of others to life and he used the inmates of the asylum to run his experiments on. Crane donned the name Scarecrow to bring fear into anyone who faced him, he now runs the asylum through fear and plans to take Gotham next.

Bane:
Inspired by the hit film series, Bane makes his return to Minimate form! Break the Batman with your own Bane. Born and raised in prison, Bane learned at a young age that only the strongest survive. Bane grew a hatred for abusive authority when he was experimented on with a new steroid drug called Venom. The drug enhanced Bane's strength to super human levels, he grabbed the remaining supply and broke out of confinement. Bane heads to Gotham in search of the monster he heard of while in prison, his quest is to destroy this monster known as, The Batman.

Clayface:
Inspired by the hit film series, Clayface makes his return to Minimate form! Preform attacks on Gotham and The Batman with your own Clayface. Basil Karlo is a former actor who was driven mad when he discovered the horror movie he had starred in was being remade without him reprising his role. Karlo donned the costume and name of the movies villain: The Clayface Killer, and began a killing spree on the cast and crew of the film. After he is thwarted by Batman, Basil throws himself into a vat of a new untested compound, turning him to a creature seemingly made out of clay, he know works as an enforcer for any crime boss who pays high enough.

Recipes - Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Tim Burton's: The Batman Minimates

Created by Julian Martinez ([email protected]).

Recipes:

Clayface: Various Minimate parts, all painted

Clayface Variant: Various Minimate parts, modded hands, sand base, and head cover, all painted

Scarecrow: Various Minimate parts with modded sleeves, skirt, collar and Captain America shield modded into hat, all painted

Bane: Various Minimate parts with modded helmet, slip over chest/harness, hands and feet, all painted

Marvel Legends Golden Age The Crusaders Two Packs

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Marvel Legends Golden Age The Crusaders Two Packs

Tommy Lightning and Captain Wings Two Pack

Dyna-mite and The Spirit of '76 Two Pack

Thunderfist and Ghostgirl Two Pack

Recipes - Marvel Legends Golden Age The Crusaders Two Packs

Marvel Legends Golden Age The Crusaders Two Packs

Created by CRobTheCreator ([email protected]).
Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/CRobTheCreator/146692535406485

Recipes:

Tommy Lightning:

Spiderman Classics Black Costume Spiderman with craft foam and DCUC Kamandi Head

Captain Wings:

ML Face Off Punisher body, DCUC Dr. Midnite head, Sculpey, fodder wings, ML Union Jack knife, and ML Skull hands and feet.

Dyna-mite:

DCUC Kamandi torso, DCUC Black Lantern Lower body, craft foam, and ML Ultimate Steve Rogers head.

The Spirit of '76:

DCUC Captain Cold upper torso, DCUC plain lower body, DCUC Superman cape, craft foam, and ML Steve Rogers’s head.

Thunderfist:

Spiderman Classics Juggernaut head, craft foam, 1:12 Dr. Manhattan fists, and WWE RA torso and WWE DA lower body.

Ghostgirl:

ML Wasp body with Psylocke arms, ML X-23 hair, craft foam, and ML wasp head

Being Human - Wave Three

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BBC's Being Human – Wave Three

Following the success of Waves One and Two (which debuted at CC27 and CC29 respectively, dMan Studios is proud to present the latest wave, based on the third series of the hit BBC supernatural comedy-drama, delving further into the world of three twenty-something housemates, who happen to be a vampire, a ghost and a werewolf...

McNair

Anthony Michael McNair is a werewolf and self-appointed vampire hunter. Fifteen years ago, vampires abducted him and forced him to cage fight with a werewolf. Although McNair won, he was turned in the process, and has since dedicated himself to a life as a nomadic vampire killer, and lives in a camper van with his adolescent son, Thomas. McNair comes complete with a cage-fight stand.

Tom

Tom is the son of McNair, and travels with him in his hunt for vampires, and to join the fabled ‘pack'. When he encounters more werewolves in the form of George and Nina, Tom comes to discover that not everything McNair has told him was true. Tom comes complete with a camping camper van stand.

Sasha

Sasha is a foul-mouthed, drunken and visibly deteriorating "Type Four" - a zombie, the first such being sighted in the Being Human universe. Initially displaying ignorance of her true condition or the circumstances of what had happened to her, she later admits that she was actually fully aware of what happened to her and was simply denying the truth, and that she could feel herself rotting. She comes complete with a nightclub stand.

Adam

Adam Jacobs is a vampire, turned at the age of 16 and thus, despite being 46, is stuck as a teenager, with all the emotional maturity that this entails! When he encounters George and Nina in the hospital where his father is dying, he joins up with the group in an attempt to control his vampirism – and his raging hormones. He comes complete with a father-in-hospital-bed base.

Edgar Wyndham

Edgar Wyndham is one of the Old Ones, a caste of revered vampire elders who command the obedience of other vampires. He declares himself to be about 1,000 years old, and first appears posing as a senior police officer while he sorts out the problems caused by Mitchell's arrest that threatened to put at risk vampire plans for the world. He comes complete with a filing cabinet/office stand.

Recipes - Being Human - Wave Three

BBC's Being Human – Wave Three

Created by Damien Passmore aka dMan ([email protected]).

Recipes:

McNair: Movie Prof. X head, 'Grave' Spike torso and legs, Vampire Spike coat. Original Agent Smith arms. And some sculpy.

Tom: Movie Peter Parker head, 'Beneath You' Spike torso and arms, UK Gladiator legs, Little Nicky feet, misc hands. And some sculpy.

Sasha: Blue dress Sidney Bristow with Vanessa Kensington head. And some sculpy.

Adam: Frodo head, S3 Fred torso, Scott Evil arms, Oz legs. And some sculpy.

Wyndham: 'Bad Girls' Wesley with Mattel Snape head and Capt. Jack ears. And some sculpy.

80's Action Figures as Minimates

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80's Action Figures as Minimates

Luke's Toy Store announced an exclusive series of Minimates based on action figures of the 1980's. These Minimates were inspired by the classic figures themselves, and not from the characters in their respective media. This series includes Crystar from The Saga of Crystar, Auger and Granok from Inhumanoids, Ggripptogg from Power Lords, and Kung Fu Training Chuck Norris and Super Ninja from Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos. At the Luke's Toy Store booth, Luke handed out questionnaires asking collectors which of these 6 figures they had as a child, and which other classic figures they would like to see as Minimates.

Recipes - 80's Action Figures as Minimates

80's Action Figures as Minimates

Created by Luke Porter ([email protected]).
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/lukescustoms

Recipes:

Crystar: Repainted basic minimate body, stickers for face, chest, back, shins, thighs, and shield, and a repainted sword from Frodo.

Auger: Repainted basic minimate body, stickers for helmet, chest, and back, horns cut from Brickarms missles, drill from Klaw.

Granok: Repainted Thing body, stickers for face and top of head.

Ggripptogg: Repainted Minimate body with arms modified to include two forearms, stickers for faces, chest, and thighs.

Kung Fu Training Chuck Norris: Repainted basic minimate body, stickers for face, chest, back, and shins, and hair and hands from Ryu.

Super Ninja: Repainted basic minimate body, lego sword, stickers for face, chest, back, and shins, and hair from Atlantean Soldier.

Marvel Legends: Soldiers and Scientists

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Marvel Legends: Soldiers and Scientists

This wave brings to the fans everything they've been asking for: X-Force, AIM, mutants and androids. Collect all five figures (including AIM variants) and build your very own Build-a-Figure: Awesome Android.

X-Force Wolverine gives us a new, comic-accurate version of Wolverine that the fans been waiting for. Logan comes in his black and silver X-Force costume and is packaged with the left leg of Awesome Android.

Match is a student at Wolverine's Jean Grey School for Gifted Youngsters. He has never officially been a member of the New X-Men, but he's shared in many of their adventures. He has a light-up feature and comes with the torso of Awesome Android.

X-Force Deathlok shows everyone's favourite robot assassin zombie in his current Uncanny X-Force outfit. He comes with the right leg of Awesome Android.

Maverick is the Weapon X team mate of Wolverine. Shown here in his classic 90's costume designed by Jim Lee. Maverick comes with the arms of Awesome Android.

Everyone loves army building, and the A.I.M. Scientists give you the perfect chance to do just that! There are FIVE variations of the classic AIM Scientists, featuring backpacks and various guns. Collect them all! The AIM Scientist comes with the head of Awesome Android.

Awesome Android (AKA Awesome Andy) was build by the Mad Thinker in the comics, but he can now be built by you! Collect all the pieces to build this hulking android.

Recipes - Marvel Legends: Soldiers and Scientists

Marvel Legends: Soldiers and Scientists

Created by Calbretto

Recipes:

X-Force Wolverine
recipe:
Body & feet: Rulk Wave Wolvie
legs: AoA Weapon X

Match
Recipe: movie Human Torch

X-Force Deathlok
Recipe:
Body: Deathlok
Legs: Legendary Comic Book Heroes Patriot

Maverick
Recipe:
Body: Titanium Man
Head: 2pack Ultimate Captain America
Right hand: 2pack Forge
Belt: Legendary Comic Book Heroes Patriot
other elements taken from movie Punisher, Pyro, Forge and other random figures

A.I.M. Scientists
Recipe:
Body: Pyro
Helmet: lid from a glue stick

Awesome Android
Recipe:
Body: 1st appearance Hulk
Head: white art gum erasers

CustomCon 31 Entry Guidelines

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CustomCon 31

What is CustomCon, you ask? CustomCon is a special semi-annual presentation of new custom toy creations by customizers around the globe. A decade in the running, it's still going strong. Inspired by the presentations of new product by legitimate manufacturers at Toy Fair and other trade shows, CustomCon is a "fake" convention, whereby customizers present their latest creations and recipes as if unveiling a new line of real toys to retailers. It's always a lot of fun, for both the viewers and the participants.

If this is your first exposure to a CustomCon, click here to see what's been offered over the past 30 CustomCons.

EVENT DATES: CustomCon 31 will run from April 30 to May 4, 2012.

ENTRY DEADLINE: The deadline will be Monday, April 9, 2012. No entries will be accepted after this date.

ENTRY GUIDELINES: So how can you participate? Well, the key is to make several custom action figures that would be in the same toy line, and send in photos of them. You could make your own new wave of DC Direct figures (a current series), a new wave of Star Trek figures (a previous series). You can also make a line of Super-Duper Creep Busting figures! (That would be your own unique line.) You could make figures based on characters from Comics, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Sports, Sci-Fi... The sky's the limit!
1. Just make sure each group of figures shares a common theme. You should come up with a name for your line of figures if it's an original line, and give some sort of description of the action figure line.
2. Custom packaging is, of course, an option, but it is certainly not required.
3. If possible, we would ask that you photograph the figures so that it looks like they are on display at a convention. If you have custom packaging, it's best to have pictures both loose and in the packages.
4. There's no limit on how few customs you have to submit for a line. 4 or more would be appreciated, but any number is fine. So, YES if you only have 1 or 2 good figures, send them in!
5. The whole point of CustomCon is to show off your NEW custom creations, so please, no entries of pieces previously seen on websites, forums or in any sort of public gallery.

Ready to Submit your ENTRY?

Send your submissions to [email protected]. Please e-mail the following:
- Your first and last name, or just the nickname you go by online. Your preference.
- Your email address.
- Your custom figure website address, if you have one.
- The name of your figure line.
- Any custom logos you wish to use for your toyline. (OPTIONAL)
- E-mail me pictures of your figures. JPGs are preferred, scaled for screen. (7 inches high at 72 dpi is a good standard, or around 100 kb). Please make sure your images are ATTACHED to the email, NOT embedded. Remember to name your image files appropriately. You may know every X-Man ever created by sight, but we might not.
- A description of what they were made from (your toy recipe). Describe what figures you used to make your custom. Please type, or "copy & paste" this into an e-mail.
- A Description of the action figure line (convention write-up report).
- Write up your own "Press release" or "Toy Show Commentary" to describe your toyline. Please type, or "copy & paste" this into an e-mail.

We appreciate you helping to spread the word about CustomCon. Would you like to link to CustomCon 31 on your web site?

Here are logos you can use. (For bandwidth reasons, images hosted on our server won't show up on any web site other than RTM. Please "right click" on the image and then choose from the menu to save the image to your hard drive and then upload it to your site's server.)

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