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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2006, 10:49 AM »
DAGOBAH ACTION PLAYSET

The box for this playset  was  only mildly damaged in the flood,  but  I created this new design because  I wanted to see MY OWN custom figures in a Dagobah Playset  scene:

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Roberto Williams:  (Dagobah Playset,  Various Custom Action      figures)
Rebelscum  Photo archives:  (Dagobah R2-D2 figure)





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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2006, 10:53 AM »
EWOK ASSAULT CATAPULT:

Not one box survived the flood.  All seven of my catapults need new boxes.  This is what  I designed.

My design has the same dimensions  as Kenner ‘s vintage  box,  but it is horizontal as opposed to their  vertical design.

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Jeditemple photo archives:      (Ewok Catapult)
Rebelscum  Photo archives:      (Action figures)
Hasbro Photo:            (Background)






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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2006, 10:59 AM »
SPEEDER BIKE

Virtuallly  ALL of my Speeder Bikes  are the  Hasbro POTF II  version.
And they escaped the flood un-damaged.

However I DO have  six vintage Kenner  bikes that  ALL  lost their boxes.

Now they will be stored in boxes with this design.  I'm actually kinda GLAD about it too.  I always found Kenner's original designs VERY silly.  I mean, what is Chief Chirpa doing there?  Asking the Biker Scout for a friggin' ride?

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Rebelscum Photo archives:      (Speeder Bike / Biker Scout)
Hasbro Photo:            (Background)





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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2006, 11:05 AM »
Y-WING FIGHTER

My rebel fleet has 3 loose vintage Kenner Y-Wing Fighters   that need boxes.

Using the same dimensions as Kenner’s vintage box,  I designed this.

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Rebelscum Photo archives:      (Y-Wing Fighter / Tie Fighter)
Lucasfilm LTD:         (Background)






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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2006, 11:06 AM »
TIE INTERCEPTOR


By far, the  BIGGEST packaging causualties in this flood were suffered by my fleet of  POTJ  Tie Interceptors.

But this was my chance to develop a  CLOSED package design without  a window (in homage to Kenner’s vintage Style) .  Here’s what I came up with:

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Rebelscum Photo archives      (Tie Interceptor)
Lucasfilm LTD      (Background)







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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2006, 11:08 AM »
JABBA THE HUTT ACTION PLAYSET


Very soon, I hope to be updating my Vintage Jabba The Hutt Action Playset  with the beautifully-sculpted  Jabba the Hutt figure kit offered by Andrew Rosario.

In anticipation of this, I have designed a NEW package for the playset:

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Roberto Williams:     (Jabba’s Dais,  Custom Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight action figure)
Andrew Rosario:         (Jabba the Hutt custom figure sculpt/ upper body)
Jeditemple.com  Photo archive:     ( Jabba the Hutt / lower body)
Rebelscum.com         (Various Action figures)





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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2006, 11:25 AM »
Those are all cool!
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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2006, 11:49 AM »
Excellent work!
The Force is strong in this one,... too bad his action figure sucks.

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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2006, 01:38 PM »
Darklord, that really sucks, what happened to your home and collection  :(

But those designs you've made are excellent! I especially like the designs of the starfighters (X-Wing, Y-Wing, TIE Interceptor) and the Tri-pod cannon, radar cannon and Snowspeeder. But the rest are just as cool. How long did it take you to make all of these?!

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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #24 on: November 2, 2006, 11:55 AM »
Just damn.....

So sorry to hear about the flood, but those new boxes are better by far.  You have got to get pix of your collection in all its glory when you are done.  It sounds like you have one impressive collection.

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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #25 on: November 2, 2006, 12:14 PM »
Very cool work.  I really like the way the new versions look.

As for insurance, I had a close call recently myself.  I live in an apartment, and a few weeks ago there was a fire in one of the units in the building next to mine.  Apparently that unit wound up totally destroyed, and there was fire and water damage to another couple of apartments.  There was some concern as to whether or not the fire had spread to other buildings, and the fire department made their way into my place.  Thankfully there had been no spread, especially since there is a firewall between my building and the building where the fire was.

But this was a major reality check.  So much so that I made my way to my insurance company and got my place insured.  I made certain that they would cover my collection here as well as at my storage unit.  It's about $300 a year, but the peace of mind that I have now regarding my collection is considerable.  And when you compare that cost to what we've spent over the years for our collections, it's almost insignifigant.
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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #26 on: November 2, 2006, 09:24 PM »
Roberto, these are all fantastic!  I know full well all about flooding, since last year the smelly waters of Lake Pontchartrain entered my collection room (due to Hurricane Katrina) about a foot and a half deep, destroying a few dioramas.  I've learned my lesson since then though!
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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #27 on: November 8, 2006, 02:09 AM »


And I must say, your packaging makes some of the more dated toys look cooler than they have any right to. ;)
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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2006, 02:42 PM »
Those package designs look great and look alot better than the originals and the window boxes.
Please post some pics of the actual boxes when you make them I'd really like ot see them as I'm sure would lots of other people.
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Re: INSURE YOUR COLLECTIONS!! : Making lemonde out of lemons
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2006, 02:27 AM »
VISUALLY STUNNING!!!

Awesome work!!!

Wow!!!

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