Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hello guys, I'm very proud to announce that MTV Geek has interviewed me about all of my work in the movie and toy industry!
And don't forget to follow MTV Geek on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/MTVGeek
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This week: Custom War for Cybertron Megatron, Marvel Universe Professor Xavier and Scarlet Spiderman, and Marvel Legends Black cat
Hey guys! This week I have some new figures on the auction block: First is The awesome custom war For Cybertron MEGATRON, completely redecoed, with a much more in-game accurate colors: Metallic rust effects, silvers oils splatters and more! a figure no transformers fan should pass on this guy!
Next up are 2 of my favorite Marvel characters for the Universe style: Scarlet spiderman, a reissue of my previous versions but with different color applications, they are darker and more in tune with a marvel legends version of him. And second Professor X , the founder of the X-men makes his debut in the universe line with this awesome custom action figure! he is fully poseable, and stands on its own.
And for the Legends fans, they return with Black Cat! The femme fatale of Spidey's rogue's gallery is sure to bring sexy back with this awesome figure in all of her 6 inch glory!
As usual you can catch all of this auctions and more on my official seller actionfigures123 on Ebay: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv
My Mortal Kombat fans should not despair, I have been working on several characters in the last weeks, they took a while cause they required a lot of brand new sculpting, casting and whatnot, but the fan favorites are sure to hit Ebay soon. Just be patient fellas!
Also, if you are thinking on commissioning figures for christmas, the time to put in your orders is NOW! I already have dozens of orders in, and would like to plan my work ahead since the Christmas season is the busiest for all of us who are in the Toy Industry, so start rolling your orders early to avoid any delays!
Until the next post!
Monday, September 27, 2010
This week continuing the animated line, I have Thalia Al ghul and as a bonus , you get her father as well! Thalia's outfit has been painted black to resemble her appeareance in the Adventures of Batman, while Ra's has been given a metallic look on his armor. Both come with weapons!
For the Marvel Universe line, we have MARY JANE, in her 90's look as she appeared in the Spiderman cartoon of Fox Kids. She comes complete with her stand, file and dog. She also has a completely new face sculpt!
For the masters of the Universe, TRAP-JAW in a Filmation inspired Deco with custom crossbow arm! Finally, Transformerd Hubcap with real car paint ! You can catch these and more on actionfigures123's auctions on Ebay here: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv
Check the videos I made of them on youtube:
Monday, September 20, 2010
This week: Custom animated Grimlock In Takara style, Snake Hunter Man-at-arms, Animated Commissioner Gordon and Marvel universe White Phoenix!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Custom Motuc Lord Masque, G.i.joe Xamot and Tomax in business suits and Marvel Universe Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
This week, for the masters of the universe classics line, I have UNCLE MONTORK as seen on the episode 'Orko's favorite uncle" of the classic cartoon. He comes with wand, stand and book. You can watch his video on youtube here:
For the universe line, I made another fan favorite: Kitty Pryde on her ultimate uniform, along with her pet pal Lockheed. She includes a stand and file. Watch her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lVc66pj8ZY
Next up, a reissue of Mary Jane and Lex Luthor in his bussiness suit.
You can catch all of these figures this week at actionfigures123 's Ebay auctions: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv
Until next time!
Mattel anuncia: "el estilo 200X y su interpretacion estan retirados" no mas accesorios con temas 200X para motu classics
Por "Chris "Hunter" Diaz
En una movida que para algunos fans es controversial, en Agosto 14 el manager de
marcas de Mattel, Scott "Toyguru" Neitlich, anuncio que el estilo 200X para la linea masters of the universe classics ha sido "retirado"
En un comunicado en el foro oficial de Matty Collector, Neitlich anuncio que los administradores de Mattel han decidido descontinuar los "elementos hiper detallados" por los que la linea 200X fue conocida, de la linea actual, ya que ese estilo e interpretacion estan "retirados"
A esto agregaron que las cabezas extra que venian en los classics seran tambien retiradas debido a los altos costos de produccion y que solo las haran cuando sea necesario y no para homenagear al estilo hecho famoso por Mike Young Productions en la serie animada del 2002.
Aunque no se ha dado mas informacion sobre el tema, la especulacion se ha comenzado a surgir entre los muchos foros de fans de la linea: "esto significa que no veremos personajes como Evilseed?" ,"que hay sobre los accesorios?", "aun tendremos armas en estilo 200X?"
Esta y mas preguntas tienen iracundos a los fans: " Nos hacen sentir como leprosos solo porque nos gusta el estilo 200X" declaro un rabido fan en los posts de Matty Collector en Facebook.
Este humilde customizador es tambien un coleccionista, y mientras respeto el origen clasico de la linea, nunca fui fan de ella, yo no veia el dibujo animado, ni mucho menos coleccionaba los juguetes. Solo vi uno que otro episodio de She-ra, porque lo daban antes de mi dibujo animado favorito: "Thundercats"
El dibujo del 2002 es lo que me trajo a He-man, el "estilo hiper detallado" fue la cereza en la torta que me atrajo a ella. Como customizador, para mi fue muy divertido comparar los juguetes viejos y atrasados de los ochenta versus los estilos realistas y super detallados creados por los 4 caballos (the 4 horsemen, creadores de los juguetes del 2002 y de los classics) y matarme de la risa preguntandome "como alguien podia jugar con esto?? ...jajaja"
Al parecer, la ultima carcajada fue de Mattel.
Despues de toda la alharaca que hicieron en el dvd de la tercera temporada de la serie 2002,
felicitandose por lo bien que se veia la "nueva interpretacion" de la linea, y los elogios casi mesianicos a los 4 caballos por sus esculturas y el rol pivotal que tuvieron en re-imaginar la linea, ahora sin mas ni mas, la retiran, solo para continuar con el uso simplista de el mismo cuerpo y moldes para cien mil personajes una y otra vez.
Entiendo que esta decision se deba a la ansia de cortar costos, y tambien a la famosa filosofia ochentera de Mattel de "generar la mayor cantidad de ganancia con la menor inversion posible" por lo cual re-usan los moldes, pero como fans de la serie del 2002, no nos gusta ser tratados como "stinkors" (el personaje apestoso de los secuaces de Skeletor) solo porque Mattel no va a poder re-usar el molde que hicieron para el Conde Marzo (y dios sabe que de alguna forma, lo van a hacer) para incrementar sus ganancias.
Hay formas de generar ganancias sin decepcionar a los compradores Mister Neitlich, y nosotros, los fans del "estilo-super-hiper-animado-que-ahora-esta-retirado" estamos -de hecho- muy decepcionados. Digale eso a los "administradores"
Puedes leer la nota original del senior Neitlich en los foros de Matty aqui (texto en ingles): http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4561004165/m/6561032246/p/1
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
In a move that seems controversial for some fans, on August 14th Mattel's brand manager Scott "Toyguru" Neitlich announced that the 200X style for the Masters of the Universe classics line was "retired"
On a post on the Matty collector forums, Neitlich stated that the management at Mattel had asked them to retire the "Hyper detailed elements" of the 200X line from the current classics line, since "that look and interpretation was retired"
He added that 200x extra heads will be pulled back due to high costs in production, and will only do so when needed, and not to pay homage to the famous MYP cartoon, like they did with the Whiplash figure released last Monday 16th.
While no more information has been provided, speculation has started to run among the many fan forums of the line: "Does this mean we won't see any more characters like Evil seed?", "What about the weapons?", " do we still get 200X styled weapons?"
This and more questions has fans raving about the decision: "makes us feel like they are treating us 200X fans like disease" stated one fan, at the many Facebook rants about the decision.
This humble customizer is also a collector, and while I respect the classic origin of the line, I was never a fan of it, never watched the cartoon as a kid, nor collected the toys. I only watched a few episodes of She-ra cause they aired them before my favorite cartoon: "Thundercats"
200X is What got me into He-man. The "hyper detailed" looks were the awesomeness that drew me in. As a designer it was really fun to compare the crappy 80's toys Vs the new horsemen re-designed 200X line and laugh: " How come people could play with these? ...LOL!"
Guess the joke was on me.
After all the fuzz Mattel made in the dvd release of season 3 of the MYP cartoon (you can see it on disc 3) speaking about "how cool the new interpretation was" and the kudos they gave the horsemen for their sculpts and hard work re-designing the line, they now "retire" the "interpretation" going back to the simplistic re-use of molds time and time again.
I understand that this is done due to costs, and Mattel's famous 80's motto of "making the most profit without having to do a lot of investment " hence re-using every single mold, but as fans we feel that just because we prefer the 200X line, we should not be treated like "stinkors" cause we like the hyper-detailed-anime-style-that-is-now-retired, Just beacuse you can't re-use Count Marzo's mold, (god knows you will somehow) to get more profit.
There are ways to profit without disappointing fans Mr. Neitlich, and us the loyal 200X fans are in fact, disappointed. Please tell that to the "management"
You can read the original post by Mr. Neitlich on the Matty forums here: http://forums.mattycollector.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/4561004165/m/6561032246/p/1
Monday, August 2, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I have also been doing some custom figures for my store http://www.vipcollector.com/ like the scuccubus, James Bond, pet Cub Cringer, and the batlle damaged Faker head. They won't last since I have made a few only!
Also wanted to let you know that my friend Joe Amaro has a new blog! Yeah you can follow it here: http://joeamaro.blogspot.com/ He is one of the few customizers that actually got a job in the toy industry, he creates figures almost from scratch! using barely the joint discs from other figures! check his latest Imp figure, you will be amazed!
I leave you here with the video of the topless Succubus from castlevania, is available now for a limited time at my store:
Monday, May 24, 2010
My youtube channel will still be updated with videos. I have tons of material to edit, mostly from past commissions (some ranging even from March!) I will also be visiting New Mexixco next week! ...I was in dire need of a break!
Here I leave you with the latest video of a Marvel Legends Jubilee, a commission made last month for My friend Jomanyi on youtube:
Monday, May 17, 2010
tons of stuff this week! Kick ass legends size, battle damaged iron man Mark V, Angel, Mk smoke, sw gavin Darklighter!
Monday, May 10, 2010
This figure took me a whole week to be made, hence I only had the time to make 2 figures for the auctions, (blame it on Tony lol!)
Next up is Marvel girl, yes! Jean Grey in her famous outfit , back qhen they had to fight the imperial Shi'ar guard on the moon. She is a great addition to your Universe line, specially with the cyclops that came in the Hulk 2 pack!
Well thats it for this week you can catch these auctions on Ebay here: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv ...vacations are coming...I sure need them!
Monday, May 3, 2010
New this week: Custom Mortal Kombat RAIN motuc EVIL-LYN star wars allegiance MARA JADE and marvel universe X-23
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
You can catch these and many more auctions on ebay here:
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
New customs this week: Mortal Kombat 3 SUB ZERO motuc KING HSS marvel universe JUBILEE and ULTIMATE ICEMAN plus gold armor iron man variant
For the ever popular universe line, i give you Jubilee and Ultimate Iceman, now Jubilee has been requested many times in the past so here she is ! Iceman is based on a variant offered in the defunct x-men classics line from Toy Biz, he is a very fun and versatile figure that will put the "WTF?...oooh that is soo cool I want one" look on you universe shelf
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
new customs this week: marvel universe Ronin, iron man 2 movie mark I, motuc Faker and Dekker and animated Queen Angella
Hello guys Hunter Knight here with another round of custom action figures. This week is my first Iron man custom since 2007 and it all starts with the custom Mark I armor that has been detailed in a very meticulous way, with tons more detailing than what it came from the factory.
You can watch the video i made for it here:
You can also visit the Iron Man section of my store for the latest toys with FREE SHIPPING in the USA and a super low international rate here:
http://vipcollector.com/Iron-Man-action-figures-C180962.aspx they are already flying off the shelves! Specially the international customers are buying them like crazy!!
Now another Iron man inspired custom is this little universe one with swappable Tony Stark head , plus Ronin, in his unmasked version with variant lime green accents on his uniform. You can see ronin's video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk4SKAXI-K0
On the masters of the universe classics, I made 2 alternate heads this time, the first one for DEKKER, in case you lost my 2009 version this one is similar to that one. And FAKER in a new updated style with much more accurate hair sculpt than my previous 2009 version and more battle damage. The video is already getting lots of comments at he-man.org
here is the video for your viewing pleasure:
Now on the animated side, we have queen Angella, complete with "bright moon" ruling staff and stand. You can watch her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pukfaqrW3CI
As usual, you can catch these and more things on actionfigures123's ebay auctions, my official seller there: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv
Oh! and a personal note for my Mortal Kombat fans: THEY WILL RETURN THIS NEXT WEEKEND!..... "nothing can prepare you"
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
this week: custom masters of the universe QUEEN MARLENA and Custom Mortal Kombat ERMAC by hunter knight customs
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
new marvel universe comic packs hawkeye ultron thor mr fantastic available at vipcollector.com with FREE SHIPPING!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
New action figures this week: custom force captain Adora, jlu style she-ra universe cyclops and magnetic tempest magneto by hunter knight customs
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
So, stay tuned this sunday for new customs! is gonna be an exciting year!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
without your preference and sponsorship fellas! thank you very much for all of the support you have given HKC , actionfigures123 and Vip collector! you guys rock!
I will be taking a break until January 17th, all commissions taken before december 31st have been shipped and they are on the way (check your mailboxes for the delivery confirmation numbers) if not, give me a holla!
On the meantime i'm readying a whole new line of characters, and a new line! yes, due to an overwhelming demand I will be taking on a new line,,stay tuned for more details! Other line that i have been abandoned was Mortal Kombat..trust me fellas...nothing..nothing can prepare you for what is coming!
I also want to thank for all the support shown to my store: vipcollector.com on this last x-mas season , i have more surprises planned for it this year, and im also excited to be part of auctiva's new online portal : "ELEFY" which will include items from my store, I was selected as one of the beta testers and trust me, it looks awesome!
Elefy is Auctiva's new venture that will gather the best items of all auctiva commerce stores in one single marketplace! is not Amazon, is not Ebay...its Elefy! which is scheduled to launch sometime next year!
Now actionfigures123 will continue as my exclusive ebay distribuitor for custom action figures for the upcoming year, and until January 17th they will be posting some reissues of my customs and some toys also, like the new animated jlu style Adora and Spirit you see above! let me know what you think about this type of crossover, yoi can bid on it here: http://tinyurl.com/cc6djv
Thank you for an awesome 2009, and have a great 2010 guys! its going to be one great exciting year!