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Sectaurs

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I recently unearthed my original Skulk Sectaur, and put him on my shelf. But then I came across Pinsor, with Battle Beetle, at a vintage toy store (Eternia Dreams) and snatched him in my grubby claws. Now that I had a good guy Sectaur, I could set up a proper photoshoot. Actually this photo was specifically designed to look like a scan from an old Sears Wishbook catalog page. This is the time of year that I used to pour through those pages, dreaming up my wish list and what I hoped to find under the tree Christmas morning. Click below for additional photos. …continue reading Sectaurs


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Carbonite Photoshoot

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My favorite part from Empire Strikes Back is the entire Bespin sequence. Last post I showed you the vintage Micro Collection Bespin sets I recently found. Now I want to show you some photos taken with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, using the 2000s Power of the Jedi Carbonite Playset. Click below for more photos. …continue reading Carbonite Photoshoot


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Vintage Star Wars Micro Collection Bespin Playsets

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Ed Note: This article has been updated with new photos of the complete Bespin World playset!
I got a great haul at the Nov 2021 Pasadena Toy Show in Maryland last weekend. Among other treasures, I nabbed these two complete-in-box vintage Kenner Star Wars Micro Collection Bespin playsets, the Control Room and the Gantry. Click below to see more pics!
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Back to the Future! with Playmobil

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I absolutely love the playmobil treatment that the Back to the Future franchise recently received. I’ve been a big fan of playmobil and Back to the Future almost the exact same time of my life. In fact today is Back to the Future day and playmobil has their BTTF sets for 25% off! The fact that they’re some of my favorite things, after all this time, is quite a testament to the staying power that comes with good quality, and heart. Click below to see more fun studio and on-location BTTF Playmobil photos! …continue reading Back to the Future! with Playmobil


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Vintage Kenner Star Wars Photo Shoot

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Continuing on an earlier post about recreating the Dagobah packaging photo, I’ve kept the ball rolling (I have tons of time on my hands) and continued to photograph my vintage Star Wars collection in the style of the 1980s Kenner packaging. Click below for a lot more! …continue reading Vintage Kenner Star Wars Photo Shoot


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Free Printable Display Backdrops

I’ve designed these playmobil themed backdrops that you can print and tile as wide as you need. I specifically intended them to fit the streamlined aesthetic of the playmobil world, but I found they work well with many other types of action figures. Click to check em all out!
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MOTU Origins Stinkor and LOP Mer-Man

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My favorite Masters of the Universe character (after Skeletor) finally got his Origins entry. Behold Stinkor, Evil Master of Odors. I pre-ordered mine from BigBadToyStore and it just arrived. Take a look as I take a few pics and give him a sniff test. Bonus, I also got Lords of Power MerMan so I have a few pics of him too. Click below to see more, PLUS (it just keeps coming) a brief behind-the-scenes video of creating this Stinkor scene. Go ahead and read more!
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Poe’s X-Wing Fighter

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Poe Dameron’s X-Wing fighter, seen in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is currently at the Air & Space Museum’s Udvar Hazy Center (Dulles), in their restoration hangar. It’s only visible for the next few days, come Monday it gets packed up and won’t be seen again until unveiled at its new permanent home in Washington, DC. Click below for more pics.
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Unboxing Mars Attacks Uprising


I backed the Mars Attacks Uprising kickstarter by SideKick Lab. I also picked up the exclusive Garbage Pail Kids add-on pack. The campaign is done, but there are a limited number of packs available here. Check out this video for the full unboxing. And if you want, here are the vintage articles looking at the Hot Toys Martian Ambassador and Soldier


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R2-3X (300% 3D Printed R2-D2)

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I’m starting to dabble in the world of Kenner-style Star Wars customs, after restoring a rough 3.75″ R2-D2, dubbed Repro-D2, I got the bug and wanted a slightly larger project. 3 times as large. I purchased an STL file of the original Kenner R2 and had it 3D printed at 300%, roughly the size of a beer can. This size allows for cool photos, that would be impossible to take with an original size R2 action figure. Read on for some progress photos during construction, and more creative photography with my R2-3X.
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