Hi there one and all. I just wanted to stop in and re-introduce myself. Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I looked around and didn't see anything...if there's an official Radicons intro area I'm blind to it. I love customizing. Even as far back as the 80s as a kid I was trying to mod things with sharpies and white out... I'm 34, and was in love with TFs ever since my first, Thundercracker. I didnt even REALIZE there was a show in the works, and I was sitting there playing with G1 Prowl eating cereal and watching cartoons as usual, and then G1 episode 1 just popped up on the screen for the first time, unannounced to me, and I went bonkers. That opening scene on Cybertron is burned into my memory forever. I got out a couple of waves after the movie. I got back into TFs at RID. I saw that Prowl in the store, had a flashback to watching that episode, thought the figure looked cool, serious, modern and complex, so I bought it. I've been in ever since, even getting through Armada. Talk about a shift...coming off the more awesome, serious RID design of toys like the Car Brothers and the Train Brothers, we got the first wave of Armada with winners like Hot Shot and Cyclonus. I had to lie to myself that they didn't seem like Fischer Price toys in comparison...but I got through it... I started into seriously customizing halfway through Cybertron, I guess. Thanks to tutorials online by some of the masters, I got the ingredients I needed and have been learning ever since. By the time Classics rolled around, my skills were improving and I had started to gain confidence. I had sold a few customs for a very flattering price, and was slowly building a name. Then, it happened. All within a few months, My grandfather, dad and best friend all died of cancer, my wife asked for a divorce and I had to start my life completely over, albeit it in a state of crushing depression, so priorities moved around fluidly, and instead of being in the workshop (ok, I really didn't have a workshop anymore) I found myself in various states of distress. That was almost 3 years ago, and I've finally gotten back to myself. Things have stabilized, I have a nice 2 bedroom apt for me and my daughter, and a great job. My apt features a large walk in pantry. I didn't need it at all so I turned it into the new Iacon Studios and have started up the love again, this time with a full range of supplies and creativity. I also have the new Marvel 3.75" figures to work on. Anyway, I'm very excited about what the future holds as far as customizing. For TFs, my goal is to have a "Classics" fully articulated version of each G1 character up through season 3. After that, we'll see about Rebirth or the Japanese continuation of G1. Thanks to all those carrying the torch for the past few years....there's pages and pages of stuff all over the internet of awesome customs.