Almost two years ago, I posted Fighter Pod versions of Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, half of the Monkees. It took awhile, but I finally figured out how to finish the band.
For Davy Jones, I used a Star Wars Series 3 Anakin Skywalker so he’d be shorter than the rest. The head is from a Star Trek Sulu. The maracas were made from clay. The maracas were very cheap, but I make it up on the microfilm.
Peter Tork is made from a Star Trek Grasia with a Chekov head and Sulu’s right arm. I sculpted the hair. I used clay for both their collars and electric tape for their belts.
The Monkees wore both red and blue versions of these shirts. For variety sake, I decided to do half and half. I also realized that I had left the signature buttons of Mike and Micky’s shirts so I added them.
And since these guys are finally all together, I thought I’d share a video about another group coming together.
I picked up the new Toy Story Alien from the Disney Pint Size Hero set at my local Books-A-Million. I’ve always had a soft spot for these silly little guys, and had to pick one up.
In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is paired with Dak Ralter just before the battle on Hoth. He serves as Luke’s gunner as they fly off in a snowspeeder to repel the Imperial attack.
Dak is made from a Biggs Darklighter figure. Since I have made a few other figures from this same figure, I wanted to differentiate Dak from them. I cut off Biggs’ gun and added a wrench from Chewbacca and a Star Trek tricorder.
Dak Ralter (image from Wookiepedia)
This article is the first in a new semi-regular series, Fighter Pod-ish. Fighter Pods are my favorite toy line, but sadly, there haven’t been any new toys in years. However, I have collected some toys that are in the same vein and display well with the Fighter Pods.
This Antman is part of a new line called Ooshies, which are marketed as pencil toppers. While I decided not to collect this line, I realized that this line’s Antman would make a great Giantman for my Fighter Pod figures (as pictured here with my custom movie Captain America Fighter Pod).