Man, I just enjoy these things so much! If I wouldn't have known the difference, I could have easily believed that Rude was a long lost prototype. The color choices are absolutely spot-on to how they would have been done on that sort of early '90s toy. They fit in very well with how Galoob apparently would have handled PN News.
Also, great posts, NezNarf! I enjoyed reading them.
Post by robbutler01 on Oct 17, 2013 7:57:14 GMT -5
awesome customs! don't think I can pick a favourite - although always thought a galoob rick rude was needed! made a cactus jack custom from Jimmy Garvin not long ago. when are you going to post some more? cant wait to see what's next!
Wow, Im new to this site and i cant believe how awesome some of the work on here is. I love WWF Hasbros and WCW Galoobs, i had a load when i was a kid and i found them all in the attic recently so i've started looking into getting all ones i dont have. Before this week I had no idea this was something people did, making their own figures. I dont know how you do it but really dude ya makin my dreams come true with ya figures! Cant wait to see whats next.
Post by dudemcrude on Mar 11, 2014 22:19:40 GMT -5
I've been lurking on this board for about 5 years and found this thread bookmarked in an old folder. I can see WHY I bookmarked this page. These are the best customs I've ever seen in my life.
They range from great to absolutely flawless and the majority of them look even better than if Galoob had actually designed and produced these. These are pure works of art. Everything. The faces, for the most part, are dead on, and even when they aren't perfect, are still painstakingly detailed. The outfits are superb, perfectly capturing the attire worn by these icons during specific phases of their respective careers. Most interestingly, and perhaps the most subtle key, as well, are the poses. Wow. You've found the absolute perfect figures to start your work on in order to capture key moves (Rude Awakening, DDT, Oklahoma Stampede, etc.) attributed to each individual performer. In the few cases you haven't (Muta), you still managed to catch them in a pose very natural to that particular character. I absolutely love these.
Just as a meaningless aside, Muta, Vader, and Dr. Death are my favorites of the bunch!
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2014 22:20:34 GMT -5 by dudemcrude
Hi All, Here is the 9th figure in the series of my Unofficial WCW Galoob Figures. Without question one of the most requested figures i've had... The wiley "Cactus Jack" !
During his run in WCW Cactus Jack had so many variations of ring attire, initially it was difficult for me to choose. However, I felt it was important to choose an attire that was synonymous with the 1990 - 1993 (ish) Era i am portraying. As well as offering something that visually is unique, and hasn't been featured on existing figure lines through the years.
The attire I decided upon includes the iconic Leopard print boots, Cactus design tights and tasseled shirt, and historically it is the attire Jack wore in his match with Vader where he Infamously received a Powerbomb onto the concrete floor outside the ring. (Ouch)
The pose of the figure allows for slams, Side suplexes and Elbow drops off the ring apron and is pictured with a custom made Kendo Stick Accessory. More Legends of Classic WCW to come soon!
These are amazing. They look as good as the original Galoobs - BETTER!!! Do you have any progress pics that you would post? Do you sculpt the heads and faces? You inspired me to attempt a couple - although I used mattel wwe heads!
Post by China Claus on Apr 23, 2014 3:55:36 GMT -5
I can't believe I'm just finding this thread. The power of the bump!
These are literally breathtaking. I'm blown away. I've loved Galoobs since their heyday, and your customs are marvelous! If your goal was to continue where Galoob left off, you have far surpassed it! Threads like these are what makes this forum special. You're an artist, my friend. I look forward to any future work you might post.
Post by Smash Ventura on Apr 26, 2014 1:57:53 GMT -5
I had a collection of the first wave of galoobs..never got the uk ones. i loved them and how they sort of fit in with my hasbros at the time. one thing i had dreamed but never really saw come to pass was galoob releaseing more sets to keep pace or close to it with the wwf galoobs. you have done amazing work and i only wish that the folks at galoob were as dedicated to the line as your are. awesome job,i am a big fan of your work