Sunday, November 19, 2017

Riverspoons Studios Sailor Harley Crossover Custom Pop! Figure

“I am Sailor Harley! I stand for love for justice, and in the name of the Mr. J, I will punish you Puddin’! - Sailor Harley

 Out of nowhere this crossover between Harley Quinn and Sailor Moon idea crossed my mind. This is my original rendition based from Harley Quinn’s colors. The mask & hammer was sculpted over Sailor Moon, and the whole figure was hand painted with new color pattern. Really glad this figure turned out as what I’ve imagined.

 Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Riverspoons Studios The Joker TDK-89 Crossover Custom Pop! Figure

“Tell me something, my friend. You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” - The Joker

 It’s always been a blast working on a Joker figure. For this custom, I made a crossover design of Jack Nicholson’s Joker from the 1989 movie Batman and Heath Ledger ’s Joker from The Dark Knight movie. As a result, It looks pretty menacing!

 Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Riverspoons Studios Kiki & Jiji Custom Pop! Figures

“I meet a lot of people, and at first, everything seems to be okay. But then, I start feeling like such an outsider” - Kiki

After making a Hayao Miyazaki & Totoro custom Pops! as my follow up project to my Studio Ghibli series, I present Kiki & Jiji from “Kiki’s Delivery Service”. The base figure I used here is the Spider-Gwen unmasked and Luna from Sailor Moon Pop! figures. Then all additional details were sculpted over the figures and fully repainted. I hope I can continue to do more Studio Ghibli characters in the future!

Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Riverspoons Studios The Witcher: Geralt of Rivia Custom Pop! Figure

“Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling… makes no difference. The degree is arbitrary. The definition’s blurred. If I’m to choose between one evil and another, I’d rather not choose at all." - Geralt of Rivia

After a long hiatus, it’s nice to be back! I recently finished The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt and I must say it is one of the best gaming experience I’ve ever had. That’s why I got inspired to give the Geralt’s official Pop! figure a makeover, with a new pose and more added details and new paint apps.

Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Riverspoons Studios Doc Emmett Brown 1885 with Jules Verne Train Time Machine Custom Pop! Ride

" Wait a minute Doc, are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a Hogwarts Express train?"

The winners has been finally revealed at Funko Fundays at San Diego and I am glad to announce that my work was picked as 4th Place Winner by Funko CEO Brian Marrioti out of many entries that were submitted worldwide. I am just glad to be selected as one of the winners regardless of the place. Inspired by Doc Emmett Brown, using trash as a fuel on Mr. Fusion.

For this custom, I decided to use unconventional materials - toothpicks, chopsticks, bottle of mayonnaise, headphone wires and some empty paint bottles - which for me works with how it looks. For the custom Doc Brown 1885 vinyl Pop! figure, I used the "West World" Man In Black Head and "Fantastic Beast" Percival Graves Body as the base. I added sculpted eyebrows and hair. Bowtie on the body with Apoxie Sculpt. Everything was carefully hand painted with acrylic paints. All of my efforts paid off when I saw the the whole train done the way I wanted it to be... especially after installing 890 pieces of rivets all through the train! It was truly a satisfying feeling and I am glad to finally share this piece to all of you.

Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Riverspoons Studios Harleyficent 2.0 Custom Pop! Figure

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

My second take on my Harleyficent crossover custom Pop figure using the newly released Maleficent figure.

Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Riverspoons Studios R2-D2 Custom Pop! Figure

“Beep Bleep Bleep Bloop” - R2D2

One of the most iconic Star Wars droid, R2-D2! Funko's first release of R2-D2 lacks detail and just too plain simple. Last year they released an exclusive R2-D2 with tray and drinks from the Jabba’s Sail Barge scene. That version of R2 is a brand new mold, and has more details and line panels. Which is the same mold used on C2-B5 Rogue One release. Since I wanted to do my own version of R2, I used the C2-B5 as the base figure, cut the dome part and body in half. removed the bobble effect spring and made my own rotating peg inside. I’m so relieved that my idea worked well and now you can turn R2’s dome head 360!

Photography & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Friday, May 19, 2017

Riverspoons Studios Captain Rex Custom Pop! Figure

“In my book, experience outranks everything.” - Captain Rex

I’ve been itching to do this custom for a while now, and It’s nice to finally have this done. Obviously, I used the Clone Trooper Pop! as the base, and I modified the helmets visor and added DIY periscope and flashlight on both sides. The figure is fully repainted, detailed and weathered. This might be a good start to make this a Clone Trooper series, and I’m can’t wait to do more!

Photography, Additional Sculpting, & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Riverspoons Studios "Rocket Firing" Boba Fett Custom Pop! Figure

“You can run, you’ll only die tired.” - Boba Fett

It is always exciting for me to work on something inspired be the vintage Star Wars figures. This time I made the controversial Mail-away “Rocket firing Boba Fett”. I made some minor adjustment on Boba’s Helmet and the figure is fully repainted with the same color scheme as the vintage figure. To make everything looks right I also made the final layout in vintage Star Wars look.

Photography & Hand Painted by John Lucas Reyes