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MOTUC Nautilor custom action figure by Jin-Saotome
MOTUC Nautilor custom action figure

"The Eternian Oceans have always been dangerous areas to explore but now they've turned deadly with the dreaded Nautilor sailing them. After being transformed by Hordak's magic into a powerful soldier of the sea he took up piracy and raided any ship that crossed his path. Once a being is wrapped up in Nautilor's tentacles their life force can be drained and their strength added to his for a short while making him a force to be reckoned with. Nautilor now searches the Eternian Oceans for Ty-Daal-Ray in hopes of getting his revenge for their last battle that left his vessel crippled and adrift for days, adding insult to his injury."

Here's another custom original character for your Masters of the Universe Classics collection, Nautilor! He was created using a Mer-Man body, Tung Lashor hands, Clawful feet, Octavia tentacles, Dactus head with a new mouth, King Hiss helmet modded with a MU Beetle backpack for the squid top/pirate hat, and a DCU armor piece from a Red Lantern character.

For more pictures hit up his page here:…

GI Joe Cobra Laboratory Tubes by Jin-Saotome
GI Joe Cobra Laboratory Tubes

It's been a while since I've created any custom GI Joe figures and this week I have something special for you, Cobra Lab Tubes! These tubes light up, not just one color but six. There's also a color-scrolling option. The best thing is these stay the color you choose until you click the button again to switch them. You can choose between always-on: red, green, purple, white, and light blue. Technically there's a yellow selection too but it ends up looking almost like the green selection. These were made using the Dr Dreadful Alien Slime Drink tubes, printed control panel stickers, and various tubing. The bubble effects are different sized epoxy drops adhered inside the tube. I used an LED lighting kit that installs in the bottom with replacable batteries. Whatever color your Cobra Laboratory demands, these lab tubes have you covered.

For kicks I created five different Cobra experiments to go in the tubes, two aliens made from Redakai figures and three Cobra experimental troopers made from various GI Joe/Marvel Universe/Spiderman 3 3/4" fodder parts.

For a TON of pics head to their page here:…

Custom MOTUC Fang-Fist original character by Jin-Saotome
Custom MOTUC Fang-Fist original character
"With the Snake Men army at full force more of the slithery serpents find their way on to the battlefield once again. The vicious Fang-Fist leads his battalion of warriors against He-Man and Teela using his crushing skull bite. Can He-Man's shield take the full force of Fang-Fist's attack? It had better because this Snakeman takes no prisoners, only trophies to add to his collection of skeletal remains!"

Here's another custom original character for your Masters of the Universe Classics collection, Fang-Fist! He was created using a Slush-head body, Snake-crush 200x Skeletor snaked skull, King Hsss arms/legs and Mer-man hands/feet. A cast Snake Man head was given apoxie sculpted skeletal detail as was his wrists.

For more pictures head to his page here:…
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:…

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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BenMaynardOfManyArts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I was just about to ask about this too.  Dude, you should totally work up some of these!
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your work is seriously impressive! Holy amazing!
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I aim to please
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tom-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWWW DANG! I Missed it yesterday. Have a Happy Birthday, Jim!
Varia31 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I missed yesterday! Happy (belated) birthday!
BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
augustelos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Transformin' Birthday Johnny!
Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday!
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