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Custom vintage Toybiz style Batman figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom vintage Toybiz style Batman figure
A blast from the past, the 1989 Batman movie figures from Toybiz were top notch back then. Here I've brought you an updated version of the classic zip-line-belt figure you owned as a child. This custom Toybiz Vintage style 6" scale Batman figure was created from the head/cowl/feet/armor/hands of a NES Batman, DC Collectibles Nightwing body, and DCU cape. A grappling belt was created from Dr Octopus claws and made so it can attach to the front of the larger zip-gun that the old figure had. The head was separated from the cowl and resculpted with a dual ball joint so Batman can look in any direction. One matte/gloss paint job later and you have an updated figure from your childhood! Now to get on making a new Bob the Goon...

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Custom BTAS stylwe Clayface action figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom BTAS stylwe Clayface action figure
Clayface is one of Batman's deadliest foes, able to change into anyone or anything along with being nearly indestructible. Here I've created a custom Clayface figure based on his Batman the Animated Series clearance. A DC Select Sculpt Clayface was used for the base and the head resculpted. The body was cracked apart and the rotten bendy arms removed. Marve Legends Rhino BAF shoulder peg inserts were added so the Rhino arms could be attached, then sculpted over. Hands from a Hero Mashers Carnage were used with the removable pegs assisting in making the spiked clay ball and blade removable. A full airbrushed paintjob later and this Clayface looks ready to take on Batman and win!

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Marvel Legends Doombot Guard custom figure by Jin-Saotome
Marvel Legends Doombot Guard custom figure

They protect, defend, and impersonate the most powerful tyrant in all the world, they're Dr Doom's Doombots! This particular Doombot Guard is one of many and performs its duties with deadly, unwavering loyalty. This custom Marvel Legends Doombot was created from a BAF movie Ultron base, modded Select Dr Doom head, various fodder armor/hands/hose parts as well as rivets and plating. He was given a metallic airbrushed paint job and is now ready to defend Castle Doom for his master.

For more pics head to his page here:…

Custom Agent Smith action figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom Agent Smith action figure
He's back and more powerful than every, the Matrix's Agent Smith has downloaded himself into the Marvel Universe! This custom Marvel Legends Agent Smith was created from an Agent Coulson base body and McFarlane Agent Smith head and hands. The coat had to be split and plastic added to the back for it to clasp in the front and his head heavily modded underneath to fit on the ball joint. Different wrist pegs were used and made removable, a 'Smith-Copy' hand created, joint holes filled in, and finally a smoother paint job applied for maximum effect. I also modded a Bandai Tamashii Impact Effect base with a roadway look by repainting and adding underground pipes and wires.

Want more pictures? Head to Agent Smith's page here:…
Custom Bowen style Deadpool figure by Jin-Saotome
Custom Bowen style Deadpool figure
Deadpool is back once more, this time using the new Grim Reaper body mold. With one of his arms a sickle I had to find replacements and DCU Green Lantern forearms fit the bill with a bit of modding. Deadpool's black suit sections were sculpted on, a Casting Cave cast head used, Fantomex belt pieces, AIM Soldier bandoleer, and TMNT movie Leonardo swords attached for a clean, classic look. Airbrushed shading and highlights rounded out this custom Deadpool for a classic take on the character once again.

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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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Hades-Hando Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday.
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
HappyBDay Johnny!
RazorRex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Happy B-Day
DarkTidalWave Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Artist
Happy Birthday!
mrtacomam Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Happy Birthday!
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin)  With many happy returns! Have your cake and eat it too
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
BrandonNielsen87 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Artists! There's a good chance we're going to lose the rights to our work unless we stop legislation that's being proposed to congress. This has the potential to infect every country in the world. We need your help to stop this as soon as possible! Brad Holland is an expert in this new legislation and explains why artists worldwide will suffer if our current copyright law is replaced by the new proposals.

Submit your letter here!

Sample letters from other artists:

Illustrators’ Partnership Blog:

IPA Artists Alert

To sign-up for IPA Artists Alert

Copyright Office page where comments must be submitted online:

4 articles written about this:

Trojan Horse: Orphan Works and the War on Authors
by Brad Holland

Orphan Works Legislation—A Bad Deal for Artists
by Bruce Lehman, Esq.

Perfect and Strengthen Your Copyrights
by Cynthia Turner

Artists’ Rights are Human Rights
By Chris Castle

VIDEO: An Evening with Bruce Lehman
Webcast presentation from Society of Illustrators (SI)
New York - February 21, 2008
Sponsored by ASIP And SI
Q & A about illustrators' reprographic rights and their right to remuneration.…

Orphan Works Roundtable
Conducted by the Small Business Administration
Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY
Initiated by the Illustrators’ Partnership of America, the Artists Rights Society and the Advertising Photographers of America, and conducted by Tom Sullivan, Director of the Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration. This was the first effort to assess the economic impact of the Orphan Works Acts H.R. 5889 and S. 2913 on creators and small businesses. Seventeen distinguished panelists spoke, all freelance working artists and stakeholders who would be directly impacted by this proposed legislation. Six 3’x4’ exhibit panels demonstrated orphan work infringements.
Presenter Bio
Presenters submitted written statements to IPA after the meeting. We compiled these into notebooks and distributed 14 notebooks of SBA Orphan Works Roundtable statements to key members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.
Nibai-Reido Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Jin, I have a question for you: How can I remove model enamel paint from some GI Joes? I want to rescue them from the sticky devil, but I haven't got a clue.

Have you been able to remove that type of paint in your life as customizer?

Thanks for the answer in advance, and keep up the good work! :)
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Soak them in 91% alcohol, that usually does the trick. Sometimes it takes a while but you'll be able to use a Q-tip to start removing the paint
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