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  1. I am "Iam_the_seeker" and have been saving money for some time so that I could bid generously for these little works of art. That being said, I strongly encourage everyone to bid aggressively for these since each one is "one of a kind" and they all benefit such worthy causes. I'm sure I'll be outbid, and would be very (okay only mildly) disappointed if I'm not!
  2. I also received one of these very generous packages today from DST. The funny thing is that I've been so busy of late that I hadn't seen or heard anything about these "care packages" yet. I'm awaiting the replacement hair-pieces from my two Rocky sets, and assumed that was what the package contained. What a surprise! Thanks DST so much for thinking of us fans.
  3. First of all I need to apologize for my lack of commentary regarding this project thus far. Life around my household has been hectic to say the least. So apologies to all those who have already worked so hard to make this project a success. The pieces thus far have been extremely creative and breath taking. If my wallet could afford it I would aggressively pursue them all for my personal collection, so credit where it is due. You all have done incredible work. My ghost is nearly done (the last coat of sealer has just been applied), so I hope to have pics of him up this evening. Not as awe-inspiring as I had hoped, and given the present company he'll be sharing I feel even less impressed by my own work, but I made the commitment to charity and will see it through. Anyway, just wanted to congratulate those who have already done so much for this project, including those who have done so much legwork just making this a reality. Here's hoping we can really make a good showing in the end. EDITED: OKay, so thie pic is here sooner than I expected. Anyway here is my portion of the project: The graveyard ghost. He rattles his deathly chains and wanders the cemetary at night. He includes (as you can see in the picture) a customized display base, ghostly chain and, as an added feature, glow in the dark paint.
  4. I think Shane's idea of Toys for Tots is a brilliant suggestion, however I think the timing may be off. How about we consider planning a second (later) one of these with a different theme which could benefit Toys for Tots? I think the monster theme will sell better prior to Halloween and doesn't quite fit with the "child-like" association most people have with Toys for Tots.
  5. You know I've never thought about it, to tell the truth. I've never considered my customs good enough to sell. I guess it would depend on the availability of the necessary part/pieces needed to replicate what I've done before. If and when I'm ever able to finish the group, I will sit down and get you an answer. Sorry I can't say anything more concrete, but thanks for the compliment though!
  6. Personally I use Acrylic paint. I use either Games Workshop paints or Testors Acrylics mostly. As to the fine detail, I learned the toothpick technique on this very board. That and extra fine point permanent markers work well for things too small to paint. I know more than a few people here also use water slide decals which they print off themselves.
  7. Like TBT, I'm impressed with the metallic ones, and would like to see more in the future. For your first attempts they look good. Everyone starts somewhere and with each additional custom you work on you learn and develop new skills/understanding/ideas which help with the customs that come afterward. I know that when I started customizing minimates, I'd already tried my hand at customizing many different types of figures over the years. When I look back on some of my earliest, yes it's true they were rough and in no way compare to what I do now, yet I'm proud of taking those first steps and I wouldn't be where I am today had I not taken those first steps. Enjoy these first steps and learn from them. And remember, it's about the journey, not the destination. Take your time and enjoy the process.
  8. Queen is up today in the Batman Beyond Section. Hope to have Jack finished by early next week. Also, I'm starting to plan my next set of Batman Beyond customs (since I'm not making any headway on my final few Runaways ) so if anyone has any requests of specific Batman Beyond villains or characters, let me know and I'll see if I can make that happen.
  9. Quick update: I've added King from the Royal Flush Gang (from Batman Beyond). Still working on Queen and Jack, so hopefully the group will be together soon.
  10. It was an amazing contest and an amazing group of entries. Congrats to all who won, and to all who participated. Thanks also to JL for all his hard work.
  11. Updated again today 5/30/07 with a new section of Batman Beyond customs. Included are my older, existing Blight and two new mates: Ace and Ten from the Royal Flush Gang. King, Queen and Jack are (hopefully) forthcoming in the next few days, as soon as some sculpted pieces are finished. As always thoughts and comments are appreciated.
  12. You have my support. Well worth every penny. I just wish it could be more.
  13. Well once again you wow us with something really well excecuted. And by the way, somehow I missed Tron before but I love that one as well. If you ever think about letting that one go, let me know!
  14. Well, inspired by the fun you all seem to be having I threw together a few of my own. I know one is directly modelled after TBT's Relic (liked it too much not to make one similar) but the rest I believe are fairly unique. Haven't come up with all the names or bios yet, but maybe soon. Here's what I have come up with so far: (l to r)Yet unnammed adventurer, Gentleman Jack and Razor Gentleman Jack is perhaps the most gruesome murderer since Jack the Ripper. Some say he has modelled his "craft" after his namesake but others insist that the two are, in fact, one in the same. Polite and well spoken, right up till the moment his kills you. Razor is enigmatic at best. Her face and youth convey a flase sense of innocence and compassion. She is a master of all balde weapons and seems hell bent on bringing Gentleman Jack to the justice only a knife point can dispense. (l to r) Cobalt Kid and Pistol Cobalt Kid claims to be from the far off future, sent back to "observe" history as it happens, however he seems more often than not shocked by events as they play out suggesting he either has no prior knowledge of these events or is not in fact from and future time. He does possess a multitude of sophisticated equipment which aid him in his "studies." Most resently he has joined up with Razor in the pursuit of Gentleman Jack claiming "events as epic as these are not to be missed!" Pistol is ?
  15. Updated today (May 23, 2007) with my Villains Contest entry: The Vulture (in the villains section).
  16. Hi, got mine today the 2005 Retailer Summit. I'm pleased with how quickly this came. Thanks DST and AA.
  17. Well, here's my two cents worth of contest participation. I give you the Vulture from Spider-man. He didn't quite turn out as well as I would have liked, but today was more or less the last day I was going to have any free time before the contest deadline so I had to settle with him as he is now. I will probably rework him a little in the future, but overall I was happy with how my first attempt at wings turned out. reference shot By the way, good luck to everyone who enters. Already I've seen lots of great customs and look forward to seeing many more!
  18. Not really sure which side of this "discussion" will be vindicated, but as a Radical, I have in the past received a nice, unexpected freebie in the mail - Translucent ("Chosen" ?) Spike from BTVS. So these mates may not have anything to do with Target at all.
  19. Updated today with Gert from The Runaways. Hope to soon have another two from the group completed and posted. As always, comments are appreciated.
  20. I have had both at one time. I originally had the BAF one from when I was still collecting ML. As I got into minimates I thought about using it for display/play but I just never got onboard with the style difference. The scale I could look past, but the fine detail work on the BAF just looked too out of place compared to the mates. Then I recently got a MAX Sentinel and while I miss the articulation of the BAF, I'm much happier with the aesthetic effect. And don't lose hope about Ebay - I got mine on there for about $50-60 shipped (I'd have to verify the exact amount) so just keep looking and keep your eyes peeled.
  21. If anyone is looking for the Super Hero Squad Doc Ock or Rhino packs, let me know via PM. I have an extra of each on available for purchase price plus shipping.
  22. I've seen them at Shopko and at KMart, so they are out there. I just haven't picked them up yet because I didn't think the vehicles were that big of a draw.
  23. Here in the US (Twin Falls, ID to be specific) I've seen both the Rhino Mini set as well as a mini set containing the Lizard. Both sets are from the new scale/design of the Mega Bloks Spider-man line and include a Spider-man and a mini-vehicle. So, they are in fact out there.
  24. in superhero squad ?????? there are 4 2 packs for spidey that i have seen sandman, venom, new goblin, and green goblin from the first movie paired with spidey red/blue, spidey battle damaged/unmasked, spidey symbiote, and spidey red/blue stuck in symbiote goo Not sure if it makes some sort of difference, but I noticed that my local Target doesn't have the Doc Ock or Rhino packs, but Fred Meyer toy department does. Not sure if there were two assortments released and one had these two additional characters added for rotation. But I have seen both of these sets myself.
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