Monday, March 28, 2016

A Custom Whirlwind

Hey everybody! Just wanting to say hi. As I write this brief little post I am also simultaneously writing a new All My Toys. It has proven to be a difficult one and a rather personal entry for sure. I hope to have it up this week.

I also wanted to say that I am going to try my hand at another toy custom. I have repainted some figures in the past, but usually in the sense of changing a pair of boots from red to silver like with the Masters of the Universe Classics Catra figure. This time is different though. I am going to try and spruce up a figure into someone totally new. I have long waited for a Polaris figure to be made in the Marvel Legends line and have begun to realize I have more of a chance seeing a Mermista solo film in theaters than ever seeing a Polaris figure released by Hasbro.

There have been numerous custom Polaris figures made by people and they all look fantastic. It's very difficult to find a bad one. So mine might actually be the first. I am only partially joking. I am planning on taking a new Scarlet Witch ML figure and converting her into Polaris. This has been done before, but I want to do it with the look of Polaris from the late 70's and early 80's, with all the green and purple. We'll see how this turns out but so far I know I need some fine sanding paper, acrylic paints, and a steady hand. I've admired the custom figures from Hunter Knight Customs for ages now so he is a great source of inspiration. (Although let me be very clear, he gets into sculpting and really advanced stuff, I'm just going for a paint job.) I want to ask my fellow friends tuning in if there were any other tips I needed to know before really doing an over haul.

So let me know your thoughts and experiences with toy custom work. I know it can be a challenge, but I really have some fun ideas on getting this Polaris figure made.

Oh and before I forget, for all the folks who like truly outrageous sleepwear, head over to Target! They have Jem and the Holograms sleep clothes! I just found this out and I am loving everything. I have links below:

Jem short sleeve/pant set
Jem long sleep shirt
Jem and the Holograms group short sleeve/pant set

There ya have it, pajamas that are like a dream! They need to have some Misfits sleepwear. So much fun. Anyways, I hope you are all doing well. See ya soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

All My Toys: Pop! Pop! It's Brian!

Previously on All My Toys...

The fantastic Miss M aka Michael Lynn left the comforts of her toy world to brave her real world working in the cosmetics department at Lacy's department store. Her co-workers and friends have been helping her through a disastrous divorce.

Of course not all is well in the toy world that Miss M once lived in. Everything has turned into an apocalyptic wasteland. Your favorite toys are in danger, particularly April O'Neil who is up for trial due to her friendship with Miss M. Can Miss Elizabeth and Ed find help to bring M back? 

Who knows what will happen, just click below to find out what happens next!