Fighter Pods: The Monkees

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.

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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.

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 5: Dak Ralter

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.

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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.

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Dak Ralter (image from Wookiepedia)

Fighter Pod-ish: Giant-Man

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.

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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).