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Cobra S.W.A.R.M. Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:7011  
Name:Cobra S.W.A.R.M.
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:G.I. Joe
Creator:Jin Saotome  
Date Added:April 10, 2008
Base Figure:25th Anniv Firefly
Height:3.50 inches
Hey all! Here's my entry into the GI Joe Club's Custom Figure Contest! It's the Cobra S.W.A.R.M. If you're a club member (the trooper membership is free) you can actually vote on this custom or any of the top 25 figures chosen. The top 3 will be featured on the official Hasbro GI Joe homepage and 1st place goes to Hasbro!! So I have my fingers crossed, boy do I.

Parts used:
Head: Patlabor 'Phantom Labor' model kit head
Body, upper arms, upper legs, hands, feet: 25th Anniv Firefly (80%)
Shoulderpads: Superhero Showdown Iron Man
Lower arms, lower legs: Microman
Flightpack: Sigma 6 Cobra Commander weapon piece
Wings: House of M Iron Man wings.
Lower leg panels: Destroyer Droid shoulderpads
Chest circle, neck hoses wires: random parts
LED unit: Dollar store toy
Base: Firefly's base

The flightpack is removable that reveals the battery/LED unit. There's an on/off button on the flightpack which operates the LED in the unit's chest. The figure can be mounted on the display stand or flightstand. The custom was painted with Testors Model Master acryl paints. The tiny silver Cobra logo on the chest was painted freehand as well.

Show your support for the SWARM and vote at the GIJoeClub! You can head over to my website and check out the full set of SWARM photos and the custom Filecard I made for him too.


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User Comments
Jin Saotome - Monday, April 14, 2008
One day left for voting, get your vote in, rar!
fastfreddie - Friday, April 11, 2008
it's hard to believe this thing is only 3.5! dammit boy!
Jin Saotome - Friday, April 11, 2008
Actually this is going back to my roots in way. The very first figures that I customized at like, age 5 were the 3 3/4" joes. I'd unscrew them and swap body parts to make new characters then paint them with my mom's nail polish! Yes, I have plans for more 3 3/4th figures since the Sigma 6 line is cancelled. But I think I'll make original characters and not existing ones that hasbro will do in the future.
That's my hope, that I get to show Hasbro the figure and discuss some stuff with them. Possibly make it part of the actual line. I need your votes to help me do that tho!
TheTransTorture - Friday, April 11, 2008
Hey Jin if this does win and Hasbro takes it on ...show 'em how to do it right will yah ! ! ! ... ...
Unknown User - Thursday, April 10, 2008
Jin, this is the very reason why I started customizing figures. Simply Amazing. You have a gift, use it for the better of mankind.
burnout - Thursday, April 10, 2008
darn, saw that on the hisstank the other day, shoulda known it was yours!
fancy pants.
this is the first 3 3/4 figure I've seen from you, got any others planned?
Jin Saotome - Thursday, April 10, 2008
It's Smart Weaponized Aerial Robotic Modules.
Remember the blue TARGAT guys with the backpacks? This is what you get when ya cross one with a BAT. And thanks man! Your Baroness is freaking HOT!
spawnsauce - Thursday, April 10, 2008
ooooooo
very nice
rateeg - Thursday, April 10, 2008
impressive, jin. nice combos of parts.
I won't be surprised if this custom will be on the top 3 on the next votings.
and I won't be surprised either if this wins the contest.
awesome job man, seriously.
goodluck!
by the way, is there really a cobra s.w.a.r.m. on the comics or cartoons?
cause I'm not quite familiar with it...
Atlas_Customs - Thursday, April 10, 2008
Beautiful piece, Jin. As always, your craftmanship and paint aps are professional. Good luck!
Shinobitron - Thursday, April 10, 2008
Freaking awesome stuff man!
Just one ?? what does S.W.A.R.M. stand for?
And good luck!
Gee_jays_Customs - Thursday, April 10, 2008
nice work jin! your work is always ,motivational! ^_^
~Gj
Crisco - Thursday, April 10, 2008
WOW - That is one AWSOME looking figure. Professional in every way!
Punstarr - Thursday, April 10, 2008
Righteous. Freaking righteous.
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