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Diaclone Optimus Prime custom figure by Jin-Saotome
Diaclone Optimus Prime custom figure
The Diaclone toy series were the precursors to Transformers and from them spawned the characters we all know and love with Optimus Prime leading the Autobots. Here I've taken a Combiner Wars Optimus Prime and given him a new Construct-Bots head and paint job reminiscent of the vintage Diaclone Prime. Modding the Combiner torso's head with Crosshair's pistols I was able to turn it into a homage to the Diaclone Ultra Magnus. Now you can add your own limbs to create a brand new Combiner Wars bot!

For more pics including the Combiner Torso mode head to his page here:…
TMNT Slash NECA style custom figure by Jin-Saotome
TMNT Slash NECA style custom figure
One of the Turtle's most powerful foes, Slash makes his appearance as an NECA style custom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure! To create him I used a NECA Leonardo with a Playmates 2015 Slash front/back shell, Apoxie Sculpted face, eyes, and claws along with skin bumps. Wrist blades were sculpted on, spikes added to the pads, and NECA 300 Immortal shoulder armor added. Slash was then given a hard comic lined paint job to perfectly match the NECA comic style turtles and complete his look.

For more pics hit his page here:…
MOTUC custom Foe-Liege forest lord figure by Jin-Saotome
MOTUC custom Foe-Liege forest lord figure
["The Forests of Eternia are no place for a lone adventurer to least not where Foe-Liege prowls! With the power to command the very forest itself to do his bidding he prepares to fight Moss-Man for control. But beware, the fearsome Foe-Liege is an expert in camouflage and can sneak up or evade even the most seasoned tracker. He-Man will have his hands full if he dares to challenge his rule."

Here's another custom Masters of the Universe Classics original character, Foe-Liege! He's made from a Moss-Man body, standard boot feet, NECA werewolf claws, Skylanders Pop Fizz face, Grizzlor head/fur pelt, and twine ropes. Citadel flocking and 3M spray was used over a sculpted body to simulate a forest floor look. Pleastic floral leaves were added for effect and make up his crown and ears as well. Now Moss-Man has a nemesis and a sneaky one at that!

Want more pics? Head to his page here--->…
He's also for sale at the time of this listing so have at him, follow the link above for details.
Custom Masters of the Universe Brawl-Or by Jin-Saotome
Custom Masters of the Universe Brawl-Or
"When it came down to brute force on the battlefield Hordak had little that could withstand Ram-Man's headlong attacks...until now. Enter Brawl-Or, the Horde's melee combat specialist. Raised in the Cosmic Arena of the Game Master this fearsome fighter can do more damage without a weapon than most can with one. Brawl-Or's form grows molecularly denser upon impact allowing him to stop Ram-Man in his tracks and eventually punch his way through any obstacle, even magical wards and force fields! With these furious fists on his side who can stand against Hordak now?"

Enter Brawl-Or, an original character design in my Masters of the Universe Classics customs. He's a hand-to-hand combatant that can put the hurting on anyone or anything. Brawl-Or was created from a Geldor body, Hordak lower legs, Marvel Universe Juggernaut lower arms, Radioactive Man loincloth, Spawn belt, a Sigma 6 helmet, and fodder armor from some red death-knight character from a card game. He was then given an airbrushed paint job to match the current MOTUC characters and some manacle chains.

Want more pictures? Head to his page here-->…
Comic style custom Ultron action figure by Jin-Saotome
Comic style custom Ultron action figure
He's back and badder than ever, Ultron returns to wreck havoc for the Avengers! This custom Marvel Legends scale 6" Ultron uses the Spiderman Beetle recipe with a tweak, all the bubbles have been removed from the mold for a completely different look! Ultron uses Extremis Iron Man lower arms and Space Iron Man lower feet along with a cast Ultron head. Spikes were added to his shoulders and he was given an airbrushed full metallic paint job to bring out the detail. Add a removable energy blast and filled in joint holes for a seamless look and you have an Ultron worthy of ruling the world...or your collection at least!

Want more pictures? Then head to his page here:…

Another Journal Entry Update

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 23, 2013, 2:45 PM
Facebook l Toy Review Blog l Twitter l Website l Customs for sale l Guides l Gallery

Hey, woah, I should probably update my journal more often! Just got back from
the Nashville Comic-Con and had a blast! I'm hoping to get a booth there next
year. If that works out you all can drop by and watch me work, I'll have tables
set up where myself and others will be customizing on-site. There's not a ton
more I have to update in the Journal here other than asking you to check out
my most recent deviations to see the newest customs I've created and head
on over to my website www.jinsaotomesdangeroustoys.c… for other
goodies like guides, tutorials, and product links!

Journal skin by TwiggyTeeluck
Image by pincel3d
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: loud music damages eardrums
  • Reading: in low light isn't good for the eyes
  • Watching: out for ninja is a good idea
  • Playing: with fire will get your burned
  • Eating: away inside you is true talent waiting to surface
  • Drinking: and driving makes you a moron


John Mallamas
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Current Residence: Tennessee!
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Rock/alternative
Shell of choice: Conch shell. Eh, maybe an oyster, they're all 'abstract' and such.
Personal Quote: "Sorry, I can't hear you through my big wad of cash." (I stole this from Willis)

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DarkRainbowDragon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait.... you make skylanders?
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Quite a few back when they first came out!
DarkRainbowDragon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oohhh ._.
efc2004 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch, that actually means a lot since I consider you one of the most talented custom makers on the site, your figs never cease to amaze
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you.
efc2004 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your stuff just makes me try harder on my own.
SlopDoctor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I can't say it enough. . . Tremendous awesome work here. Never stop creating.
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
hey man!! i just wanted to say that i love the work you did on the terminator figures!! especially, the ones of the tribute to the kenner toyline. Would be nice to see the "secret weapon" and the "hot blast" figures. Thanks!!
TheEggPie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Just wondering, what paint do you use?
Lostiousness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir, your works are awesome.
You moved me to do customs as well, thank you! :D
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