It's incredible. Even if one is not a nerd. (Or so I speculate.)
Believe it or not, the selfless geniuses who posted this heroic tutorial are not My Heroes of the Day.
No sir, that honor goes to "skywarp-2" over at Seibertron (another site I didn't know about), who is not content, as I am, to merely take a Transformer action figure and say, "Screw everyone, this is in fact a Go-Bot."
No. What "skywarp-2" did is compose a startling and provocative treatise that's equal parts fan speculation, fan fiction and brilliant customizing (and/or Photoshopping.)
Go read his thoughts, and in the meantime, look at his images:
...damn. And here I was thinking I was clever for planning to buy a Sideswipe and call him Turbo.
But I did put together another in my endless series of half-assed customs!
Unlike legitimate customizers, I seldom even bother to decide who I am trying to create. Take my latest custom, for example. Is it meant to be Carcass, that after-my-time alien from the sad, embarrassing latter days of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero?
Or is it supposed to be Doc Terror, from The Centurions?
Or is it just some freak in orange?
You tell me:
To close, I would like to play a game called Whose Significant Other Is Cooler?
(My wife is not in contention, 'cause obviously she'd win.)
First up is Poe Ghostal's old lady, Dr. Mrs. Ghostal, who crafted a friggin' Cthulhu scarf for her beau, Poe:
Her opponent? My pal absinthetic's lass, who crafted a terrifying picture of villainy for her man in the form of this chilling Vigo the Carpathian portrait:
Truly, we geeks-with-dames are a lucky lot.