I love what you are able to do with the Galoob figures, HMan. I was actually searching Google for custom Galoobs when I found your pictures posted on this site. I started playing around on the site and now I'm addicted, all because of you.
Anyway, I really like your Rick Rude, Nikita Koloff and Jake "The Snake". I love the Galoob and Hasbro early 90's style figures.
Thanks for everyone's feedback on the new Rick Rude figure and the series as a whole!
At the moment, My main focus is still in making the new custom figure designs, so once I feel I've worked on all the key characters that need to be included in my "what if" Galoob custom series, Then i'll be able to fully put my energy into the technicalities of taking custom orders. I hope you can appreciate if I do it, I want to make sure it's done well.
Right now, I'm working on two new figures, they're the two wrestlers that have been the most requested, so I want them to be absolutly spot on! As soon as they're completed I'll post here. :-)
Great job again man. I have done about 40 ljn customs which are not easy like the mattel and jakks line where you can just pop off a head from one guy and point right on another. The galoobs must be difficult due to how much smaller they are then ljns.I posted this link before incase you ever wanna reproduce and sell them. U am doing the same with the ljn figures.best of luck...
MY GOD, these are beyond fantastic! If I could do this I'd never leave the house lol! I was a huge fan of WCW in the late 80s early 90s. 89 - 92 were my favorite years and the Galoob line is so near and dear to my heart and the way you have captured the style, feel and look of this line is sooo incredible! Beyond that, the paint jobs are very pro! I also love the way you kept with the "over muscled" style that Galoob had while still incorporating in little things that make each one unique and true to the wrestler. I also love that EVERY detail is true, no wrong boots or ring attire!
Opinions: Jake "The Snake" Roberts: WOW, JUST WOW! The face is spot on, I love the wrinkles in the forhead & I also love the little paunch belly that he has and the fact that the chest is not over muscled but the arms are.
Dr. Death Steve Williams: Too cool! Another killer job on the face! Love the boots and the body size is perfect!
"Stunning" Steve Austin: This one is one I ALWAYS wanted to put in my WCW ring set up on top of my old entertainment center! Love the original tights, hair & ponytail, I wish I was your brother and you felt obligated to make me these lol!
Nikita Koloff: GREAT! I love the paint, the open mouth "AAAHHHHHH" & THE SICLE! The chain is a perfect top off!
Big Van Vader: This is the 1st one I ever saw that you did searching Galoobs online & I almost crapped myself! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! I love that you did the 1st appearance mask and not the later one (although, I'd love to see your version with the 2nd mask!)
Masahiro Chono: I dont think I've ever seen a face on a figure as good as this one! Spot on perfect on the whole thing!
Great Muta: BEYOND AWESOME! Again spot on with the outfit, taped fingers are awesome! Facepaint is great! I'd love to see the white face paint on this one but that certianly is not a negative on the red, I would have said red if you made white! If you were mass producing these, this is one just like Sting that everyone would have bought 100 times over just for the new paint!
"Ravishing" Rick Rude: OMG, NOW YOUR KILLING US! I want this one so bad my stomach hurts! I love the face & hair, also the paint is perfect. I 1st thought the SIMPLY RAVISHING would go better on the back of the tights, then thought no, they prob would have done the same thing so you could see it through the card bubble. You clearly thought of everything!
List of ones I'd like to see: DOOM - with the black tights & "D" boots. With or without masks. (always was mad they came in sweats?!)
Cactus - of course
Stan Hansen - w tabacco hangin out his mouth & chaps & cowbell (wasnt there long, but clobbered Luger good for that US title!)
Road Warriors - I was always upset they weren't in the 1st set. I know they left before these were on store shelves, but they woulda been awesome!
Rock n Roll Exp & Midnight Exp. - I know they made the prototype of Ricky which was cool, but Robert with the one eye off to the side a little would be killer!
OZ - Just because it would be funny & Im sure the figure would look excelent coming from you!
quick fired names: Kevin Sullivan, Terrance Taylor (Taylor made man!), Micheal Wallstreet, Larry Z, Too Cold Scorpio oh gosh I could go on forever!
You sir, are awesome!
My Galoob story: (only read it if your into it, a bit off topic!) I remember going into KMART in 91 before I even knew they were making a toy line of WCW. They were moving the toy isles around & there were no figures of any kind on the shelves. Walking down the isle my eye caught the letters WCW on a sticker on the end of those metal figure hooks & thats how I found out they were coming! I asked a guy working there & he had no clue what I was talking about. I went back several times thru the next few days & there it was, Sting, Arn & WOOOO Ric Flair hanging on a near enpty hook. They were almost gone the same day they put em up. So then I went to several towns around me in the following weeks hitting KMARTs everywhere until I got em all.
KMART was the 1st chain to carry them, TOYS R US didn't even have them. KMART sold the crap outta these for many months. I think that was part of the problem that ended the line. The fact that KMART did so well with these for so long TOYS R US finally put in a huge order for them and then several other department stores did as well not realizing that by then 90% of the fans that wanted them had already bought them. So TOYS R US and others didnt do as well & before too long these ended up being closed out with bargin prices in KB Toys. So ended my favorite toy line ever.