Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

My small tribute to Carrie Fisher. You'll surely be missed with billions of Star Wars Fans. Farewell to the Princess and the General. May the force be with you... Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Chris Hardwick Custom Pop! Figure

It was hilarious when Chris Hardwick begged Funko to make him into a Funko Pop since all of his friends had one on Talking Dead. I just liked the idea so I made one for you Chris! you deserve one. My wife and I really love your show, the Walking Dead experience wouldn’t be complete without watching your show after TWD episode!

 Repaint & Photo by John Lucas Reyes

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Riverspoons Studios 1/18th Scale Darth Vader Custom Figure

"I am your father..."

 When I started collecting Star Wars figures in 3.75 inches scale, first thing I wanted to do is to fix the Darth Vader’s robe and cape. Well the challenge is to make it work on this scale. Currently Hasbro still uses the lousy black net cape at looks ridiculous. For this custom, I used the Darth Vader from the “Betrayal from Bespin” Battle pack.

Photography by John Lucas Reyes
Custom Robe & Cape by John Lucas Reyes

Monday, October 3, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Conan Custom Pop Limited Series

Celebrating my Facebook page reaching 5,000 likes milestone, I would like to thank everyone for all your support and compliments. All of these keeps me inspired and motivated to create more piece to showcase.

As for this project, this has to be my biggest custom figure release. And I am proud to present 9 different custom figures at the same time. This Conan mashup series are all ONE shot figures. All are made of original Funko vinyl figure bodies but the head material is Resin. All additional details are sculpted in and the figure is fully repainted.

Since I will be moving on another country soon for good. As my farewell project here in Manila, these nine figures will be auctioned exclusively locally this week. :)

Additional Sculpt, Paint, and Photography by John Lucas Reyes

More photos on my Facebook page

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Riverspoons Studios The Joker Batman Imposter Dorbz XL

I am honored to be invited by Funko Funatic Philippines to take part on their Redorbz Charity Auction. This will be auctioned together with works of other great customizers from the Philippines. We are all tasked to create a unique custom figure with Dorbz Batman XL as base figure.

The auction will be held on Funko Funatic Philippines Christmas Party on November 27 at Fishermall Playland Roof Deck. All proceeds will go to charity.

"The Joker Batman Imposter"
Design based from Hot Toys figure

Sculpt, Paint & Photography by : John Lucas Reyes

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Vintage Star Wars Custom Box Design

I believe every Star Wars collector wished they could travel back in time and collect those figures released in 1977. As a fan of those vintage cardbacks, I’ve decided to design my own packaging and did my best to capture the vintage look of those Star Wars cardbacks on Funko Pop style packaging.

It was really a challenge considering the small amount of space I could use on the front part. I also redesigned Funko’s Logo to pay homage to Kenner, as what they also did on the ReAction figures logo. As of now I’ve made a total of 21 custom box designs and hoping to assemble them all anytime soon. I’ve included here the first 5 actual boxes printed and assembled.

Researching a high res photos from the cardbacks is one of the time consuming part, but all the effort was worth it when I’ve completed the design.

Custom Box Design by: John Lucas Reyes

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Conan - TDK Joker Crossover Custom Pop! Figure

" HIT ME! HIT ME! HIT ME! … Baby one more time! ♪ ♫ "

 I'm glad to present my own CONAN crossover series featuing Conan as the Joker based from the movie The Dark Knight. I was first hesitant to use my Zombie Conan for this custom, but I know it's going to be worth it. I also added a sculpted scarred lips to make it prominent, rather than only painting it.

Additional Sculpt, Re-Paint & Photography by John Lucas Reyes

Friday, August 12, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Harleyficent Custom Pop! Figure

“Now, shall you deal with me, O Puddin”

My second Disney x DC mashup, this time it’s Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent turned into Harley Quinn.

 Additional Sculpt, Re-Paint & Photography by John Lucas Reyes