Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Participants List

Screen Name / Real NameNeed MH?MH Posted?
monsterforge / Charles MarshNo-
LittleGeorge / George GasperYesYes
Halfbad Toyz / AdamNo-
MagFitch / Christopher FitchYesNo
Dan CoxYesNo
L. Designs?-
oOMoSOo / SteveNo-
redjarojam / Jared DeCostaYesYes
TroyStith / Troy Stith?-
WCsMinion / LarryNo-
dms / Dan SmallYesNo
Nikejerk / JaredYesYes
chauskoskis / Walter JacottYesNo
valleydweller / Jeremy Dale?-
Freak StudioNo-
ralph / Ralph NieseYesYes
dory / DanielYesNo
turboPISTOLA / DanielYesNo
erisco / Eric SorrellsYesYes
idle. / DanielYesNo
Prometheum5 / BenNo-
BenfromNerdCity / Ben?-
Kurtis SmithNo-

If you're not on the list and you want to get involved, let me know!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

A Few More Details...

OK, so I've kept interest bubbling away semi-covertly for long enough, I reckon. Here're some more details:

Deadline in Q2
The current working deadline is 'late May'. Deadlines are useful, for sure, but this is a pretty loose one. If this didn't happen until June or even July, it wouldn't be the end of the world!

Photos to me
I'll provide everyone with my email address, to send photos of the completed piece to, whenever that time arrives!

Customs to Toy Break
It'd be nice to get all the customs in once place (in the tradition of a physical show) and it'd be great to have 'em featured on an episode of Toy Break - so when they're done, send 'em to George at the Toy Break address (which I'll provide).

Then what?
I've a few ideas with what we might do with the customs once they've all been shown to the world but nothing's set in stone. I'm also open to suggestions. But we shall see!

So who's in?
The list of those involved (and whether or not y'all need a free Metalhead provided) is presently as follows:

If you're not on the list and you want to get involved, let me know!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

All My Best Friends Love TMNT Customs

Well, OK, they don't - some of them have probably never even seen a custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy. Hell, some of them probably never even watched that kooky show. Yes, yes, I know: what could possibly possess me to hold friends who don't love the heroes in a half shell? Well, what can I say? I'm a friendly guy!

Anyway, to the point...

Most of us here will be familiar with the TMNT line of toys released in the 80s and 90s but perhaps not with just how awesome the sculpts hiding under those camp 80s paint jobs actually were. The character designs as a whole pretty much blew everything else of the time out of the water, and the sculpts particularly reflected that. Paints, not so much (as much as I love them). 

But all it takes is a little skillful application of paint to turn a cool 80s/90s TMNT into something really very special, as Charles 'Monsterforge' Marsh demonstrates:

Which brings me to Metalhead. After Monsterforge threw that Mutagen Man together on commission for me, we got to talking about what to do next. Metalhead, that evil-turtledroid-gone-good, was an obvious choice.

But looking at him and mulling over what to do with him led me to the conclusion that this lad has just so much potential that one simple commission wasn't going to cut it. In jest I suggested we put on a custom show of sorts amongst the online community, with Metalhead as the base.

And so it is (with much preamble) that I welcome you to this, the official unofficial All My Best Friends Are Metalhead online custom show, brought to you in association with October Toys and Toy Break

The concept is simple: an anything-goes, just-for-fun artists show entirely based on everyone's favourite TMNT, Metalhead. Repainting, kitbashing, resculpting, rubbing it vigorously for luck - it's all good! As long as it started out Metalhead, it counts.

I'll have a number of these to provide to artists for free, but of course customisers are free to pick up their own if they prefer. 

More details to follow!