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Post Icon Posted: Apr 17th, 2012 at 03:44 pm

Hey! My name's Benjy, I'm a sculptor with a primary interest in toys. As a little Benjy I was crazy about the Creature Seekers sets, and I formally started collecting Bloks since the first Pyrates sets came out all the way back. The size of the figures, coupled with the great articulation (and price!) really wowed me and I've been collecting since then. I like to customize figures as a sort of practice regiment, like a sketchbook for a painter. My big toyetic inspirations now are Mega Bloks and GI Joe, and I've been toying around with some projects to bring the adventure aesthetic, lots of accessories and equiptment, down to the 2-inch scale. I'm looking forward to getting some of my customs up here and collaborating with a great group of customizers out there!
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Post Icon Posted: Apr 17th, 2012 at 03:56 pm

Great intro. You'll fit in here just fine. Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Apr 17th, 2012 at 09:19 pm

More customizers! This is fantastic! I can't wait to see some of yours, there are already a lot of them on here, and I for one thoroughly enjoy seeing them, Welcome to the forum Smiley
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Post Icon Posted: Apr 18th, 2012 at 04:26 pm

Yeah, I've really gotten into this 2" scale, it's both a real challenge and a great way to churn out a lot of figures. This is also the *only* board I've found that has a dedicated Mega Bloks custom following, so it seemed like a good fit. I've done some work on GI Joe custom forums from way back, but I've really moved comfortably into this scale for my work, so yeah. Thanks all!

Also, I'm practically dying to rediscover the old Creature Seekers line Smiley I had the research boat as a kid and it's like my Holy Grail of collecting now, always perfectly out of reach. Getting a huge playset like that as a kid for $15, when Lego sets went for $80? Heaven. I have such fond memories of used GI Joes and Mega Bloks for their playability mixed with value, and it's seriously informed my career decisions and adult life. Glad to be here!
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Post Icon Posted: Apr 19th, 2012 at 07:40 am

Welcome! I am excited to see your work, we have some wicked talent here. You get points for a perfect intro!

I have a hard time painting MB scale but love doing GI Joes, I am currently obsessed with POC and 30th edition figs. Making a street display for them at the moment.
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Post Icon Posted: Apr 19th, 2012 at 11:34 am

Ha! That's actually why I've sort of fallen out of GI Joe customs. The Pursuit of Cobra and 30th figures were so good that I couldn't be bothered to do anything to them Smiley Amazing original designs that still fit the characters, accessories for all sorts of scenarios, they fit the spirit of the old Joes far better than anything else since. Those two lines are the most perfect action figure releases since the 80's, in my opinion. I'm actually working on some MB-style Cobra figures, if it works I'm just going to start customizing smaller and smaller figures.
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