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Probot
07-24-2016, 12:37 AM
Noticed in the new Rogue 1 trailer that the DS droid makes a very cool appearance in his very shiny black finish. You can catch this version of the droid in Ep IV as Han, Luke and Chewie wait for the elevator to the detention level. While GG gave us the chrome version of this guy, I'm thinking about making a black custom. Just wondered if anyone's done something similar with this Jumbo and how it turned out? Thinking about it, has anyone customed any of the Jumbo line? I'd love to see pics!
Thanks.

Palitoy_DS_1971
07-24-2016, 05:33 AM
Well, not customised as much as tried to correct them.
I repainted SW Leia's eyes and the Stormtrooper brow trim, also changed ALL the vinyl capes.
Bought a custom made dark brown Yoda cane for the ROTJ Yoda and a custom felt cape too, made to be longer.

There's a guy on youtube called ACTIONJACKMAN who customises a few of his vintage Kenner figures. I was tempted to do his Greedo upgrade, using the GGLTD figure parts.

He uses Bespin Han torso and legs.
Greedo head, arms and blaster.
Totally new paint app.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_M3EKDrdos

Probot
07-24-2016, 07:40 PM
Hey thanks for the tip, l'll check out youtube.

I'd forgotten but I did get a more colour accurate cape for my Tusken but not yet updated my two Yodas. It makes a big difference IMO.