Posts Tagged With: dolls

MEGO DOLLS TOY CATALOG 1978 – Mego Museum!

Over at the MEGO MUSEUM they recently thought about the idea of “What if the Mego Toy Company had NOT gone out of business & they had created a 1978 Toy Catalog?”. What would it look like & what sort of products might they have come out with? Well, here’s the answer! The Mego Museum has made an extremely cool “fake catalog” of “1978” Mego Dolls & Accessories titled “1978 REIMAGINED”. It’s loaded with a ton of beautiful color photos showing many Custom Mego Dolls of items we all wish they would have had the chance to make. What if they extended their line of Superhero Toys? What if they made some 8″ KISS Dolls? How about if they made Cartoon Characters like Scooby Doo? What about the early SUPERMAN Movies? My favorite is the idea of making dolls based on the 1966 BATMAN TV Series. They also ask the question, what if Mego had got to do Star Wars figures back in the day? The list goes on & on. This looks like a pretty cool product & a great idea. If you would like more information on this then be sure to visit their website today by clicking HERE!

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Glenn’s CUSTOM BATMAN TOYS With CATWOMAN Dolls and 1967 BATGIRL Model Kit

Check out these amazing Custom Catwoman Dolls, Batgirl Model Kit, & Re-Designed Retro-Style Batman Toys! These were all made and or customized by our friend Glenn, also known as “infadoll”. He likes to take old beat-up toys and give them new life. His main focus is Superhero-related characters. Shown here are two versions of Catwoman. The 1st one is Julie Newmar from the 1966 BATMAN TV Series. The fabric for the costume looks great & the necklace is really nice too. Then you have the “Golden Age” version from the 1940’s comic books…MEOW!

The 3rd photo shows his talent for adding dioramas to his model kits. Here is a “Yvonne Craig” Batgirl from the 2nd season of TV’s BATMAN. Wow, the face looks just like hers! Then, look at the last 2 pics. This is an old Vintage 1960’s Palmolive BATMAN SOAKY Bubble Bath Bottle… transformed into ADAM WEST! If you’re not familiar with the old toy it was actually extremely simple-looking & basic. In Glenn’s version he detailed it quite a bit & made it more authentic to the TV Show, Coolness! He has a pretty awesome website & there is actually way more there that I can’t post. So, if you enjoy his work, then click HERE!

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Noel Cruz Paints Celebrity Dolls To Make Them Uncanny Valley Fabulous

If you’ve ever seen actors playing with themselves — er, action figure versions of themselves, we mean — you already know that many of the action figures and dolls for our favorite movie characters look very little like we remember them. Thankfully, artist Noel Cruz has rectified this with painstaking re-paints of the dolls based upon some of his favorite characters, including actors from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, comic book adaptations, and classic movies. His whole oeuvre is impressive, but we wanted to focus on the ultra-realistic repainted dolls from the movies most relevant to what we enjoy (or mock) on a regular basis.

Cruz uses acrylic paint and ultra-fine brushes to make factory-standard dolls look more true to life, sometimes yielding uncanny results. Many of them have sold on Ebay for over $500.

“As with all my creations, I completely strip the original factory paint on each of the dolls and completely repaint the facial features in, paying attention to accuracy of likeness and lifelike expressions. […] Repaint is a new form of pop art, wherein the doll’s face is treated like a three dimensional canvas, with the added challenge of painting within a very small area . Since dolls are basically miniature pieces, brush strokes and shading have to be very controlled and precise.” — Noel Cruz

All pictures via Noel Cruz, and you can view (or buy) more at his site. Hat tip to ONTD (via Jezebel).

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)

Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn (Lord of the Rings)

Liv Tyler as Arwen (Lord of the Rings)

Emma Watson as Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)

Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan (Twilight: New Moon)

Pirates of the Caribbean dolls

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman

Partial rework of Hot Toys’ Christopher Reeve Superman

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