Those Micro-Joints

Getting those joints to work proper is one thing. To ensure some durability to the mechanical longevity is another. Been working these ideas for years now, and I found that several joint designs are better that one. Some designs work better than others when customizing micros. It really does depend on the weight, design and […]

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Unbroken Arrival

Proper Ship? If there is one thing that burns me beans is when hard-earned bread is wasted on poor shipping tactics. Properly packaged goods that withstand the brutality of the modern shipping process are where it’s at. Nothing worse is when you anxiously receive an order only to find a broken mess inside a poorly […]

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Before 2020 Drops DROP

Whoosh! I have been putting all time to the grind trying to complete enough Phantomophigures to go around this Holiday Season. What takes so long ??? Well, these are not one-piece items, so there are many separate pieces to finish and paint. Also, as some of you already know, there are Phantomophigures that I make […]

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So Many Parts to Paint

It’s making me nauseous (in a good way). But, it’s loads of fun when no punch clock is forcing you to do a creative endeavor. Contractual ‘on the clock’ tasks are great too, but often lack the ultimate vibe of true escapism that I so longingly search for. I am not afraid to admit it. […]

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To Answer …

a few questions pertaining to my production flow and paint(s) that I prefer for customized approaches, I can let you in on a few tips that I have gleaned from decades of fraking up literally hundreds of toys… most I am NOT proud of, but had loads of fun introducing them to their final demise. […]

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Micro-Customs In Prog

So this Fisher Price Imaginext Deep Sea Bathysphere is coming along. I severed the grabber-clamps off to replace them with custom neodymium magnet joints that will accept a myriad of custom-attachment choices which I’ll show more of later. Until then, here are some production shots from Phantomoshop. Enjoy! Stay tuned for more! – John Phantomoshop

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Fresh ‘Vintage Customs’

What is a ‘vintage custom’ when talking custom collectable toys? When you grow up in the sixties and seventies and find you have acquired more toys than you ever thought possible, this can lead to a ‘vintage custom’. Or, when you acquire a generous load of vintage toys, some complete, most incomplete and a rainy […]

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