Author's details

Name: Donald Kennedy
Date registered: December 14, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Mad Max Poké Road Pokémon Custom — October 20, 2016
  2. New Items added to My Etsy Shop — September 13, 2016
  3. Mech Mario and Princess Peach at the Movies — August 26, 2016
  4. Kodykoala’s Nintendo Mech Bar — July 26, 2016
  5. Nintendo Mech Arcade — July 12, 2016

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  1. Brainstorm with Me and Win a Custom — 514 comments
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  3. Kodykoala’s Custom Koopa Airship Bookends — 7 comments
  4. Kodykoala’s Custom Mario Mech Hangar Bay — 6 comments
  5. Kodykoala’s Custom Sonic Mech — 5 comments

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Oct 20 2016

Mad Max Poké Road Pokémon Custom

Mad Max Pokémon Custom

“Following a nuclear holocaust, the world has become a desert wasteland and civilization has collapsed. Humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life.”

I love the imagery of the post apocalyptic world in the Mad Max Movies, and I thought it would be cool to put some Pokémon into the mix. Here is my latest custom “Mad Max Poké Road”. I wanted to make a car that was both “functional” and defensive in the wastelands of this world, and I think I did a pretty good job. I especially love the Koffing on the front and all spears.

I used LEGO spears, random wheels I had lying around, Pokémon figures, and an retro looking car that I picked up at a thrift store. All the other details were just stuff I had in my parts bin.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. I also have this up for sale on My Etsy Page. This is a perfect gift for any Pokémon lover.

Sep 13 2016

New Items added to My Etsy Shop

New Etsy Products

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have added a bunch of new items to My Etsy Shop. If you are looking for a unique gift for someone this holiday season, I have something for a wide variety of geeky needs. Check it out!

Aug 26 2016

Mech Mario and Princess Peach at the Movies

Mech Mario and Princess Peach at the Movies

Do you ever what Mario and Peach do with their spare time? I figure they do the same things we all like to do, like go to the movies in a mech suit. If I had a mech suit, I would totally wear it everywhere. Unfortunately for Mario and Peach, the kids behind them are being quite annoying, but at least Pikachu is enjoying the movie.

I used a World of Springfield Movie theater play set, a bunch of random Gundam parts and pieces, an anime girl for Princess Peach’s body, and some Rement food miniatures to finish of the piece. I also wired up a piece of EL (electro-luminescent) panel behind the movie screen so that it really looks like they are watching on the big screen.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. I have this available for purchase at My Etsy Shop. The last one of these sold out within a day, so if you are thinking of picking this up, please hurry. Thanks so much.

Jul 26 2016

Kodykoala’s Nintendo Mech Bar

Nintendo Mech Bar

Where can you go after a long day of Mech fights and battles? Come down to the Nintendo Mech Bar, where we have everything a person needs to relax. Come enjoy our lovely bar keep Peach, and her sometimes annoying pet Pikachu. Watch current events on our retro TV, or enjoy a nice drink. We also have an amazing love tester. Find out if you are a Super Star, or just a Goomba. We accept all major credit cards, and as always Mushroom Kingdom Cash is accepted.

After making the Arcade, I got inspired to make other small diorama type customs. I really fell in love with the “World of Springfield” Simpsons playsets, so I am using quite a few in my next series of customs. The main base is a Moe’s Tavern, Princess Peach’s body is an anime gashapon, Mario and Walugi’s bodies are Gundam figures, and the rest was modified to fit the theme.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. I am also selling this on My Etsy Page, so if you are interested in getting this, it is currently available. This is no longer available. Sorry

Jul 12 2016

Nintendo Mech Arcade


Lately I have been working on a lot of more affordable customs to sell. While I was working on them, I got the idea to make a diorama of mechs playing arcade machines. Of course I had to add a Nintendo twist to it. The lights and arcade screens even light up.

For the build, I used a World of Springfield playset, a 1/200 Gundam figure for Luigi, a Gundam gashapon figure for Toad, a World of Nintendo Skull Kid, and a Megaman figure that I had lying around (not sure what set he is from). I wired the LEDs and used the battery compartment that was already available in the playset.

If you would like to see more, please visit My Flickr Page. I am still debating whether I will be selling this piece, but when I do, I will post it on My Etsy Page. For more updates, please like me on Facebook.

Mar 12 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Luigi’s Mansion Scene

Luigi's Mansion

Here is another commissioned piece. The buyer wanted a Luigi’s Mansion diorama where Luigi was blowing up Princess Peach’s dress with the Poltergust. Here is the final result. This was a really cool idea, and I was happy to do this. This is totally an idea I would do (especially after the Dr. Mario piece)

I used a World of Nintendo Princess Peach. I sculpted the dress from scratch, and the legs are from a random anime figure I had lying around. The Luigi is a Bandai Figuarts figure. I filled in the joints to make him a statue, and the hands were modified to hold the Poltergust. The Poltergust and the ghost were sculpted from scratch.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Feb 14 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Spyro Snow Globe


It’s been a while since I have made a Snow Globe, and it was a lot of fun. This is a commissioned piece, and the buyer requested Spyro. Luckily I had a spare Spyro lying around, and I have a soft spot for dragons. Here is Spyro’s bio from Skylanders.com:

Spyro hails from a rare line of magical purple dragons who can harness the power of the Elements of Skylands, though he prefers to master fire. But his innate ability with Elemental powers also leaves him vulnerable to darker magic. When The Darkness is nearby, Spyro can channel its energy and combine its power with his own, becoming Dark Spyro! Over the years, he has learned to focus and control this power, using dark magic to fight the forces of evil.

I used a Spyro Skylander from the original game, a portal of power from the 3DS version of the original game, a LEGO Santa Clause hat, and a snow globe kit that I purchased from Amazon. If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Feb 06 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Mario Mech Hangar Bay

Mario Mech Hangar Bay

Here is one of my biggest projects to date. This project is about 18 inches wide x 14 inches deep x 16 inches tall. I have been working on this for the last year (off and on), and it was well worth the time it took. The Mario Mech has already been done, but I wanted to show all the work it takes to put one together. Mario has a specialized team of Engineers and Technicians helping to maintain and repair this giant Mech.

I used the Giant Mario cut in half, and studded with straight pins to look like rivets. The base is a mechanical chain base, and the scaffolding is made from LEGO bricks. I used a lot of parts from my spare parts bins, and I used up a whole lot of my Nintendo figures. Most of the hand tools are LEGO minifigure tools. I gave this a “dirty” painting style so that it had a grimy feel.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. Please like me on Facebook to see works in progress and stuff that I don’t post here.

Jan 29 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Minion Brothers

Mario Minions

Here is a quick custom I did with some McDonald’s Minions. I used Vinyl Mario hats and Minions I got at the thrift store. It was a fun project. If you want to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Jan 24 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Midna Nendoroid

Midna Nendoroid

I always thought that Midna would make an extremely cute Nendoroid, so I decided to make it. It took me quite a while to figure out a base figure to use. I did not make her articulate, so that I could focus on her features. I used a Super Sonico Nendoroid figure, and a ton of sculpting on the head.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. I am currently taking commissions, so if you are interested in an original figure, please let me know.

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