Star Trek Fighter Pod Custom: Admiral Pike

This version of Admiral Pike is based on Bruce Greenwood’s character in Into Darkness.

This figure was made from a Star Trek alien Fighter Pod body and a Star Wars Fighter Pod series 3 Han Solo head.

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Micro Force Series 3 Found!

I was going by a Target that is somewhat out of my normal rounds, so I decided to pop in just in case they had Series 3. And they did! Series 3 and 4 had both been out in the UK for awhile, and I was beginning to wonder if they were going to be released elsewhere.

I picked up three packs and got three new figures and some reprints from the original Fighter Pod series. I scored Snoke, Chirrut Imwe, and Rose!

I love the little Chirrut picture on the back!

As a bonus, due to what I’m assuming was a factory mistake, Rose came with not one but two Sandtroopers!

Star Trek Fighter Pod Custom: Berlinghoff Rasmussen

One of my favorite ST:TNG episodes is “A Matter of Time” from season 5. In this episode, while the Enterprise crew is trying to save a planet from a global catastrophe, a time traveler from the future, Berlinghoff Rasmussen, arrives to observe. Picard and crew wrestle with the ethics of whether or not to use future knowledge to solve a present danger. And, spoiler, there’s a great twist in the end (are spoiler warnings necessary for something that aired 27 years ago?)

While the role was originally written for Robin Williams, it is delightfully played by Max Headroom actor Matt Frewer. His performance is just plain fun to watch as he intrigues, amuses, annoys, and frustrates (sometimes all at once) the Enterprise crew.

This figure was made from a Micro Force Hologram Luke Skywalker body and a Fighter Pod Chekov head. His coat is made from clay, and he is holding a stolen tricorder taken from a Fighter Pod McCoy.

Star Trek Fighter Pods Custom: Space Jump Sulu

I’m a big fan of the reboot Star Trek movies, and one of my favorite scenes is the space jump scene from the 2009 movie (Wow! I just realized that this “new” movie is nine years old!). Kirk and Sulu have an edge-of-your-seat fight scene as they face off against the Romulans who are trying to destroy the planet Vulcan.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a Space Jump Sulu for awhile, and finally settled on the figure of Sulu in the Into Darkness space suit.

The figure is a straight up repaint with electric tape and clay for the details.

STAR WARS MICRO FORCE: JAI AND CLAI

Remember that Star Wars story where a bunch of clone troopers had to do a blind jump into hyperspace seconds before their ship would have been destroyed in battle? The ship crashed on a primitive world in uncharted territory. Only two clones, Jai and Clai, survived. As they tried to settle into their new home, they discovered that the locals were terrorized by a gang called the C’v’dish. Unable to sit by while innocents suffered, Jai and Clai salvaged what gear they could a to defend their new home.

You don’t remember that story? That’s because I made it up. I was thinking that I would like to do Lone Ranger Micro Force figures, and I thought, why not make them clone troopers? So I kitbashed two figures from various clone and Stormtrooper, and came up with designs that echoed the original Lone Ranger and Tonto costumes. The names Jai and Clai were inspired by the actors Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, who played Tonto and the Line Ranger. The C’v’dish are based on their enemy, Butch Cavendish.

New Fighter Pods/Micro Force Customizer

I’ve said before that I am the internet’s leading Fighter Pod/Micro Force customizer.  I claimed this title because I seemed to be the ONLY Fighter Pod/Micro Force customizer. But no more!  WOMPS reader bearfacedgeeks sent me pictures of their great customs along with descriptions!

Three different Ashokas – Rebels, later Clone Wars and the original

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I liked that they did Clone Wars Anakin and Episode 3 Obi-Wan but not visa versa so I swapped heads on the two figures and painted them. 

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My 3 Rebels figures 

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C-3PO and R2-D2

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Thanks for sharing bearfacedgeeks!  Great job!

Even more new Micro Force Figures!

Jedi News has released a press image of the Series 5 packaging along with an actual figure shot of Enfys Nest from the new Solo movie!

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I’m especially looking forward to Maz and Enfys Nest.  The “thumbs-up” BB-8 looks cute too.  I’m wondering if the Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma figures will be new sculpts or reprints of series 2.

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I still haven’t found Series 3 and 4 yet, but I’m sure they will arrive in my area soon.  I can’t believe how many new characters we are getting in a line that’s been dormant for five years!  Thanks Hasbro!