Customizing on a budget Many of you know about those items that are just a smidge outside our regular budgets. Those special items that are cherished by collectors and the people offering to sell said items know how much they are worth. For me, as a... read feature
Creative toy customizer Kodykoala unveiled his newest creation: a one of a kind Bowser Koopa airship. Starting with a Playmobil pirate ship, he went to town removing the sails and adding mast propellers and Koopa cannons... read
A Star Wars fan named Adam Woodsworth has taken the Speeder Bike sequence from Return of the Jedi and brought it to life! Combining a Power of the Force Speeder bike from Hasbro and some quadcopter technology, Adam created a... read
Rich Page of Ume Toys has recently painted up one of his Geekwok resin figures in a bit of a cosplay favor. Calling it the Geekachu, the little yellow fellow has a sculpted tail and blushy red cheeks meant to evoke a certain ... read
Toy customizer and artist Vongeek debuted her latest creations with her custom Funko Pop! renditions of Vanellope & Ralph from Disney's Wreck-it Ralph. Each of these little cuties is hand crafted to the last detail a... read
Minifigures.com -- a site specializing in custom Lego minifigures of celebrities, TV show characters, and entertainers -- has dug up its latest figure offering in The Pumpkin King/Jack Skellington from The Nightmare... read
Gallery Nucleus is playing host to an impressive looking Avatar: The Last Airbender tribute show next month, and Felt Mistress has just revealed her piece for the event. She's made a plush -- of course -- of Momo and the... read
Crazy like a fox? PackRatStudios has unleashed a killer new "Movie Concept" Marvel Legends Deadpool.
The figure appears to be a fairly by-the-numbers redeco of a Marvel Legends / Infinite Series "Mandroid wave" Stealth Suit Captain America wit... read feature
Fuller has a new series of custom creations in his shop: The Grrrr... Big Cats Series of figures. Fuller has taken his Grrr character and made it into a 6-inch resin-cast creation, and four of them have been decorated like va... read
DAAAAAH Di Dah Dah! A few weeks ago I was able to do a story on Minifigures, an England-based website where you could buy celebrity LEGO figures. I was happy to see that Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was one of the figures you could buy.
I beca... read feature
MaloApril recently finished up two custom Dunnys as a commission and, as always, I find myself super jealous of anyone owning her pieces.
The first is a zombie with fantastic eyes (I love the lashes) and decked out with a sku... read
3D scanners aren't anything new, Gentle Giant used them over a decade ago to make Jakks Pacific's WWF/WWE Real Scan figures. But with time comes innovation and now anyone can have a figure made of themselves if they know wher... read
Illustrator and vinyl customizer Shaun Nakasome has added to his work of custom crafted Munnys and Mighty Muggs figures with his new works for Batgirl, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn. These adorable little cherubs are 4" t... read
The damage to Starscream was less severe than sticking him in the Bayformers movies Pack Rat Studios has crafted a custom "Hulkbuster Ultron" and, if you like it, you can bid on it via ebay right now (or rather bid within the next 4 days).
The custom appears to be kit-bashed from a Transformers "Hunt for the... read feature
Not every Lego MOC I see is great enough to be almost ready for stores, but Aaron Fiskum's X34 Landspeeder could get there. It's a very impressive build; all the sides and angles look smooth. You even get a blown engine piece... read
The Earl of Lemongrab is one intense dude. This custom Cranston Fellows Jnr piece shows off his fervor with some detailed sculpting. Sitting on an intimidating looking throne and ready to judge, he holds his glow in the dark ... read
German LEGO Customizer Andreas Weissenburg has started the new year off right with his custom LEGO created scenes from Jim Henson's Muppet Show from the '70s.
He has skillfully put together the iconic Swedish Chef, complete w... read
ThinkGeek can make your old school gamer dreams come true with an officially licensed Space Invaders Crab plush pillow.
Selling for US$29.99, this 17.75" x 13" x 4" pillow memorializes the monumental Tomohiro Nishikado video ... read
Sure to bolster your cosplay Anime conventions are great, aren't they? You go to see the cosplay (the good and the bad), maybe visit that same "Understanding Evangelion" panel that's at every con, and blow lots and lots of money at the vendor hall. Well,... read feature
Admit it: when you have a Nutella jar accessible in your kitchen pantry, you eat it all through one sitting with the same spoon. Or is that just me?
Guilty pleasure aside, Lego artist Brucewaynelego created this recent a... read
A small group of art students at Musashino Art University decided to come together for a final project for a typography class. What came out of this collective were gashapon capsules (and dispensers!) on the first character i... read
A new website has launched dedicated to custom LEGO Minifigures called, well, Minifigures. Minifigures prides itself on the fact they don’t use stickers or vinyl decals and all of their designs stay true to the LEGO Min... read
Alright, so maybe there won't be any soul stealing, but this little guy is so creepy cute it doesn't really matter. Customized from a Pocket Slideshow 'Sproot' toy (originally designed by Chris Ryniak), this sofubi has been c... read
I'm a fan of Otto Bjornik and Jeremiah Ketner's work, so when news of a collaboration between the two emerged, I was immediately interested. Otto and Jeremiah have painted up a 7-inch Munny and 7-inch Trikky in a mish-mash of... read
Fuller showed off a work-in-progress image of a Mighty Mugg custom he's working on, destined to become Groot. So far, he's got some sculpting done for the head, and opted for a fierce expression for the little guy. I generall... read
Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked ou... read
One of the most exciting things about this hobby is seeing others thinking outside the box. Sure, anyone can slap paint on a model kit, and some do an amazing job at it, but then you get pieces like this that are just too epi... read
Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor... read
Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm d... read
A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives av... read feature
Another citizen of Tox City takes the spotlight I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull broug... read feature
Martin Hsu's Dragon Boy is one of my favorite characters in the designer toy world. I love all of the different forms he's been seen on, and I love Martin's art as a whole. A few other artists have shown love to Dragon Boy at... read
Jon Paul Kaiser is on the road to this wekeend's DesignerCon, but he's apparently finished up one more custom before the show: a Muttpop Tequilla refashioned to look like Wreck-It Ralph. It actually is a great choice of platf... read
If you're headed to Designer Con this weekend, maybe stop by Canadian-based artist Tasha Zimich's booth (#911). Among other things she'll be showing off a one-of-a-kind customized statue based on Camilla d'Errico's No Ordinar... read
This isn't so much a collectible as it is a unique art piece, but why should that stop anyone from lusting after it? What you're looking at is a wood carving of Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, made by artist Griffon Ramse... read
Time for a little spookiness in your life? Well, Mikie Graham has put together the Dunny Monster series, a set of 30 different custom Dunnys with a Halloween theme to them. He's created 15 characters in total that he'll be re... read
Impressive custom Paw is a thing of beauty We haven't heard much from Fuller for a while, as he's been buried in a lot of work. But what's he been up to? Apparently part of that time has been working on this impressive custom Paw, the Warrior King.
Made for a client w... read feature
Just a quick reminder: the Vinyl Thoughts 5: MADL Makers show is this Thursday in Dallas, Texas, and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts has sent us photos of three of the customs in the show. The custom 5-inch MADLs are:
Japanese competitive modeling group Team Revolver is making waves with their latest completed diorama based on Attack on Titan. The the full scratch built piece includes multiple 1/35 scale figures taking on a pair of hu... read
Josh Mayhem has recently completed a new 3-inch Dunny commission, and this one is one of my favorites from 2014. His Iron Giant Dunny is exactly what you'd expect: a pint-sized representation of the film's title character, us... read