my mega G1 haul in the last 8 months or so ... custom insert work!

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  1. jaylay

    jaylay Well-Known Member

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    dont pay attention to the multiples and dont ask why. i wanted to show off that i made the inserts for nearly all of them mostly with plastic and a few with foam.

    each TF has its own cardboard backing (comic boards) and plastic blister. each cardboard backing is cut and bent like the original was and each TF displayed like it did before being opened. of course some of them look better than others as i improved while doing these.

    this is just about 70% of what i had hauled in the past months. ive still got alot more empty boxes to fill and make blisters for. but thats the fun part i guess. the figures most of them i already had. the bad part is all these do take up space. and alot of these, and i mean alot are nearly 100% complete down to paperwork.

    the fort max box was my latest grab. very very good condition and it came with the styrofoam cover board ... for $60 ... now all i need is fort max himself ... :banghead: 

    let me know what you guys think about the custom work.... thanks


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  2. jaylay

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  3. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Must...have...extra Insecticon boxes....(*wishes*). Any way you can post on how you actually fixed these things? The Insecticon boxes I do have could really use some work. Thanks!
     
  4. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    *looks at the multiples*

    dayyyuuuummmmmnnnnn.
     
  5. cobra zartan

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    if nyou look on ebay you g1 box's you will see him 90% of the time :p  some of them look good but others like the sureshot are not so hot. They look like the plastic bubbles you can get at comic stores. The foam I like m look at skullcruncher that is a well done insert.
     
  6. Brave Magnus

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    wow! You really like Kickback. :lol  But you do have a bunch of multiples, I don't see the point of this but as long you are happy.
    I want one of those Hot Spots, how much did it cost you?

    P.S: you got SKids!!!:rock 
     
  7. jaylay

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    you dont like the sure shot eh ... the only thing with these plastics i used was that they have a lining around them that you can see ... but thats minor. as long as they do theyre job thats ok ...

    i thought sure shot was one of the better jobs ive done, especially the compartment that held its TM ....

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  8. jaylay

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    i had so many insecticons lying around and kickback i had tons of. so i looked for boxes and good thing they came cheap. as for mulitples, yeah i do have quite a bit but if they came cheap, i dont usually hold back. its either i had the box but no figure or no box but i have the figure.

    hot spot is cool eh ... the US version is custom platic also but i have to improve it because it holds the figure against the back to much. ide like to push it closer to the outer window. the Spanish hot spot i customed with foam, one of my better foam customs.

    im working on another skids right now :D 
     
  9. Motor_Master

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    Very nice :thumb 

    Ive been making my own inserts out of illustration board and using a couple of twist ties where necessary to hold the figs on the board. I would be curious to know where you got the plastic for the custom bubbles and how easy it is to work with.

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  10. cobra zartan

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    dont get me wrong its cool as hell i find those bubbles look better on figs such as hotrod
     
  11. jaylay

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    some more newly finished inserts and add ons ...

    i love these two, they came out pretty nice:thumb 
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    i was having trouble with that grimlock insert :banghead: 
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    Ebay:
    Do you have any plans on selling the inserts?
     
  13. jaylay

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    which ones? the ones im making or the real ones?

    real ones ... not right now ...

    for the ones im making its a tough call because i make them to my liking. i dont want to sell something that people dont end up liking or think they can do better.
     
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    Where do you get the plastic to make the bubbles and how easy is it to work with?

    Also is the Fort max insert real or custom made?
     
  15. jaylay

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    i get my bubbles from a local craft warehouse.

    the plastics only come in rectagular shapes in different sizes. thats all i have to work with. i just do some trimming of the plastic so it will fit into the box and figure stays put.

    the Fort Max insert is REAL!
     
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    two more i got yesterday ...

    original sixshot and scrapper ... both mint and complete ...

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