Hasbro, Here Are Some Micro Force Ideas

Hasbro is bringing back Fighter Pods with the new name Micro Force.  Since I am the internet’s leading Fighter Pod customizer (largely because I’m probably the internet’s only Fighter Pod, excuse me, Micro Force customizer), here’s all of my posted Micro Force customs in one spot.  (And yes, I did say “posted”.  I do have a few surprises left for this year).

Again, thanks to Hasbro and Andy Ochiltree, Hasbro’s senior manager of Global Brand Marketing, for bringing this line back.  I can’t say how excited I am to get new figures in this style!

 

Here’s a group shot:

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Here are some bigger images that are a little better to see.  The first group is figures from the Prequel era up through the original trilogy.

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Back row left to right: Two ARC troopers, Goofy as Darth Vader, Dak Ralter, Chirrut Imwe

Front row left to right: Clone Trooper Able (from the Dark Horse Star Wars comics), a Rodian Jedi, C-3PO, and Hoth Luke

 

And here are figures from the current trilogy:

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Back row left to right: Poe Dameron, Snap Wexley, Captain Phasma, and a bunch of First Order Stormtroopers (can’t have just one).

Front row left to right: Luke (based on Phil Noto fan art), C-3PO, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Chewie, Han, and Finn as FN-2187.

Now if we just had some figures from The Last Jedi.  Did I say something about not posting all the figures I’ve done so far…

 

 

 

 

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Snap Wexley

At the beginning of this year, I bought some clay and some sculpting tools.  After many years of customizing, I decided to start some customs from scratch.  And while I’ve done a few things (parts of figures, weapons, BB-8), I hadn’t done a full human figure until now.

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Meet Snap Wexely, flying ace from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have always been partial to the X-Wing pilots, and it was easier to sculpt a helmet than hair.  Besides, my Poe Dameron custom missed his pilot buddies.

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Captain Phasma

The newest in my The Force Awakens Fighter Pod set is the mysterious Captain Phasma.  I am hoping we get to see her in action in Episode VIII since she didn’t get to do to much in this movie.

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This version is made from a Stormtrooper with electric tape for the cape.  I also redid the accompanying Stormtroopers’ helmets.  I wasn’t happy with the earlier version.

 

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Rey

No set of The Force Awakens figures would be complete without the movie’s central character, Rey.  I made two versions – one with a blaster and one with her staff.  Both versions of started with the Series 1 Padme.  For the staff version, I switched out the blaster arm with one from Asajj Ventress.  The staff is built from Ventress’ lightsabers. The rest is electrical tape.

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Chewbacca

I’ll be honest.  I expected Chewie to look a little different in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I figured he’d at least have some grey in his fur. Apparently, Wookies have found the Fountain of Youth, and Chewie didn’t age as dramatically as the rest of the cast.  So I didn’t see the need to make a Force Awakens Chewie. But then I realized just how many Series 4 hologram Chewbaccas I had accumulated and changed my mind.

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I cut off the wrench and sculpted his signature bowcaster to make him look different from the original sculpt.  Then I added a little electrical tape for the bandage he wore in The Force Awakens.  

 

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: C-3PO

The latest in my The Force Awakens Fighter Pod series is everyone’s favorite protocol droid, See-Threepio.  He’s just a simple repaint of R-3PO from series 4 (which is a repaint of the series 1 See-Threepio).  And no, that’s not the actual red arm.  I had to paint the whole figure.

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Threepio loves to tell people about his red arm…

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: BB-8

So usually, when I make custom figures, I use parts from existing figures.  However, there were no parts I could use to make BB-8.  So I had to start from scratch.

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With the exception of the antennas (kindly donated by a Warhammer figure), BB-8 is made from clay.