I have noticed an increasing amount of customers who enjoy customizing their toys. We have regulars who purchase Stikfas figures and paint them. These customers have emailed me pictures of their work and it is pretty amazing what some creativity and paint can do. We also have diehard customizers who dismantle figures and build completely different characters out of them. For example, Jin Saotome’s Dangerous Toys would use parts of a GI-Joe figure and combine it with a Indiana Jones figure to create something like a Red Skull figure from the Marvel Universe. Now that is freakin’ awesome!
Here is one of my favorite customizer who has a really cool site dedicated to customizing your Action Figures….Jin Saotome’s Dangerous Toys. He has tutorials on customizing action figures which you must check out.
He is so good that his work is featured in Toyfare Magazine. He sells some of his work on eBay and fetches some good bucks. He has done some work for us and I would give him a big thumbs up (he’s also a really nice guy who loves to promote his passion of customizing). Go ahead…check out his great website….you will be amazed at what he can do!
Follow him on twitter: http://twitter.com/JinSaotome