Thursday, June 12, 2014

COBALTs - Blue Laser Heavy Armor


Over at joecustoms.com, 36 customizers have randomly been assigned to two teams to see which group can submit the most customs to the joecustoms.com figure gallery by the end of the year. Started as a challenge between bucky and joemichaels70, it looks like we're off to an amazing start with almost 200 new submissions currently in the queue for the gallery! Team members assign either a "redlaser" or "bluelaser" tag to their submissions, and the side with the most at the end of the challenge will each get a custom made by a member of the losing side. It's all in good fun to promote activity on, in my opinion, one of the best hobby sites on the internet, and I'm excited to be part of Team Blue Lasers!

Of course, I began to wonder just who the Blue Lasers were after the team leaders each made mascots for their side(here and here), and suggested bolstering our ranks with characters based on shades of blue.

COBALTs (which probably stands for something awesome) are the muscle of the Blue Laser military. Formidable mechanized units, each packs a trio of devastating lasers that can track individual targets, or focus into a single, powerful beam of destruction.

(Update: Levantine and agcaper at joecustoms.com helped me come up with Cybernetically Operated Battle Armored Laser Troopers for the acronym.) 

Parts Recipe:
Classic Iron Monger - Base figure
Wet-Suit - Power Pack
Lightsabers - Shoulder Lasers and Laser Effects
LEGO - Power Pack Hoses

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