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Custom Shadowman exe for commission? in Action Figure Chatter by Rooman   
Thursday, November 29, 2018
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Anybody willing and able to make me a custom Shadowman figure from Megaman battle network for commission? [Picture] [Picture]...[See More]
Star Wars Black Series in Action Figure Chatter by The New Guy 33   
Monday, October 1, 2018
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Just a heads up if nobodies seen it, Five Below has started getting SWBS in stock. The ones out by me have had the Rouge One series: Director Krenic, Baze Malbus, Chirrut, Death Trooper, Jyn, and Cassian. Good hunting....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, October 1, 2018
Yep, you could also buy from their website, but sadly they're never in stock online
Thundercats 2011 Bandai s Tower of Omens!! in Action Figure Chatter by sakuraxchan   
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Hi!!
I wanna know if any of you have the Tower of Omens playset from the Thundercats 2011 Bandai!!
If you do, please can you scan the instructions manual??
Thanks!!...[See More]
Dissembling Female Marvel Legends in Action Figure Chatter by Thigrslayer   
Friday, August 24, 2018
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Hey everyone, I'm working on a body swap between the female beetle and mockingbird. Just trying to exchange the upper body from each but keep their respective arms. Can I crack the upper torsos like the male bodies? Also are the arms ratchet joints or simple interchangeable joints (by simple I mean pull as hard as you can to pop them out lol). Any tips would be great. Thanks - Thigr...[See More]
antithetical -
Friday, August 24, 2018
Both Mockingbird and Beetle have soft plastic upper torsos, so it's just a matter of heat and pop, either dunk them in boiling water or heat them up with a hair dryer and pull them apart. If you've never done this before, just remember it will take a few minutes of heating to get the plastic soft enough to pop off of the larger torso peg, if it doesn't come off with a moderate amount of force keep heating it until it does. The arms, which have smaller pegs will pop off before the torso will, but the same applies, if they aren't coming out relatively easily, continue heating, otherwise you can rip the upper arms off the shoulder pegs if you use too much force. Anyway, I've found that sometimes there are subtle differences between parts on the Marvel Legends figures, especially with upper t ...
Thigrslayer -
Friday, August 24, 2018
Hey thanks, just finished pulling apart all the joints! Worked like a charm. - Thigr
antithetical -
Sunday, August 26, 2018
You're welcome, glad I could be of assistance and it worked out. I have disassembled both figures, but never combined any of their parts.
Star Wars Collectors Series 12in in Action Figure Chatter by Thehairydoc   
Monday, August 13, 2018
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Hello! I was wondering if anyone had a rough estimate how much a full collection of the 1st Gen collectors series would go for?...[See More]
need some help with marvel select and legends trench coat. in Action Figure Chatter by Devil of Hells Kitchen   
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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I recently got the older Marvel select Gambit but I really wasn't liking the trench coat piece it came with so I removed it. I Don't need to make sleeves cause they're molded onto gambits arms. I'm not to sure how to execute this so any help will be appreciated. Also if anyone knows how tom make a trench coat for a legends punisher it'd be appreciated if you could give me a quick tutorial on how to make one....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
It helps to look up free patterns for clothes, then resize them as needed. Recently I had to make a big cloak and did it this way.

Sometimes you can even simplify the process since you can glue instead of sew, you don't have to hem everything, etc.

For example, trenchcoats are usually two halves stitched together, with the lower halves stitched on too, but I'm sure you can make the trenchcoat with one piece of fabric. You'll just have to measure for the arm holes, cut it out and slip it on. ...
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Well,I always use the marvel legends nick fury or spider man noir sleeves and trench coat, but you could always use the noir jacket piece and leave the sleeves or resculpt the arms when needed. Now for softgoods, I would use spandex or heavy cotton simply because they don't fray as bad as cotton, of course I would make it a size smaller, that way it can fit a bit tighter, and work itself around the articulation.But cut it in two halves and add the sleeves and then sow the two halves together, it will look more realistic. hope this helps
Big Custom Figures in Action Figure Chatter by Rooman   
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Who are some great figure customizers that know how to make and sculpt on Big custom action figures. Like in the 8 to 10 inch scale?...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The only difference between customizing at small and larger scales is how much clay it takes to make stuff, so feel free to browse the showcase and see if anyone can sculpt at a level you want. Odds are they can do pretty well on a larger figure.

Granted though, larger scale means more details, so a sculpt can seem "cartoony" if not detailed or refined enough. Same goes for the paint job, though I've found it easier to paint large things.
Worst Deadpool custom EVER? in Action Figure Chatter by antithetical   
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Had this Ebay listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/worst-custom-d ... 3641.l6368 pop up at the bottom of the page while checking out newly posted customs, advertised as the "worst custom Deadpool figure ever made". So, has anyone seen worse? I'm sure it exists. At the same time I feel like this would be almost essential for any true Deadpool fan. Regardless, it did kinda make my morning. ...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Deadpool AND John Cena!? Two of the most over-hyped characters ever, mashed together into one super-hype, er, I mean, superhero!? Amazing!

I feel like my early customs could rival that atrocity, but I like that that PoolCena even manages to look sticky through the grainy pics lol
antithetical -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ML value question in Action Figure Chatter by TheRubicon   
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Hey all, can any one shd some light on how much an opened action figure really drops in value? I have a Spidey Noire and a Spider woman that I'd like to open and pise, but they will never be customized or really played with. Thank you!...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, July 9, 2018
You're not going to buy a house by selling MLs. You may buy a figure now for 20, and in 10 years people will pay 40 because it's out of production, but waiting 10 years to make so little is a terrible investment. You could just go dig ditches for a day and make 4 times that profit.

Just enjoy your figures, don't worry about it.

If you want to get into the reselling/scalping game, look into Funko POPs and similar collectible lines. They constantly have limited editions and the fans are rabid enough to pay anything.
antithetical -
Monday, July 9, 2018
I'll second what the venerable Henchmen said, just go ahead and display and pose your figures and enjoy them, why have them otherwise? 99% of the time if I get a packaged figure the box ends up opened and then goes in the trash.
TheRubicon -
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Yeah, I figured that. I have no intention of looking at a figure with business intentions, just didn't want to be the dumb guy. I'm still kicking myself over Exosquad
Glued on helmet in Action Figure Chatter by MidgetSpiderman   
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Recently I purchased a TMNT Shredder action figure from 2007, It came at a great price! I only paid 2$ for the thing, but sadly the helmet is glued on. Im not sure what glue it is but i imagine super glue, ive heated the helmet up and tried to pry it off but it accomplished nothing. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!...[See More]
antithetical -
Monday, July 9, 2018
Are you using boiling water or a hair dryer to heat up the part? I use a hair dryer and I've usually been able to break stuff loose even after super-gluing it together, it just takes applying enough heat and working the part loose, which sometimes requires I repeat the heating process a few times. I'm not familiar with the TMNT figures, is the helmet actually a separate piece?
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