Friday, July 9, 2010

Let's make an airplane!

My primary custom work the last few years has been about PLAYSETS. Playsets in the 1970s for Mego, Barbie, and other figures were often illustrated vinyl carrying cases that opened up into playsets. They were easier to make, sell and store than a large molded plastic playset and the aesthetics really appeal to me. So much so that I designed and manufactured snap=together vinyl boxes called Dida Displays that can be customized to create Mego style playsets. I've done playsets for Mego Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Batman, Superheroes, Knights and Monsters and more. So of course I can Lost playsets planned using that system.

This next project, however, uses an existing playset--Mattell's Barbie Friendship Airplane, one of the classic playsets of the 1970s. I've been obsessing for while about how to convert on to an Oceanic 815 Mego playset. These videos below describe the playset and discuss various strategies I've come up with to do the job. Come back later to see how the project progresses.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing this progress and completed!