One of the things that has drawn me as a collector to the vintage Kenner realm is the great photoart that was used on the packaging throughout the vintage line's lifespan. As a kid it helped to catch my eye on the shelf and inspire play activities, as a collector it draws me back to those younger times.
Every now and then I get inspired to make a new desktop wallpaper for my PC using Kenner art (whether photo or a drawing). Mostly I'll take a picture I found on the net and stretch it to fit the resolution of my monitor (1024x768) and then smooth out any distortions. Sometimes, I'll work on the image a bit to fit properly by extending the background. I've got several of these done and I wanted to share them with everyone. Some of the images were found from posts made by fellow collectors sharing a piece of their collection, hopefully they don't mind that I used their piece to make the wallpaper...
(Click on the image for the full-sized wallpaper)
ESB Taun-Taun w/ Hoth Luke & Hoth Han (used in a Toy Fair Catalog):
ESB CAP-2 (used as part of the box-art):
ROTJ AT-AT Walker (used as part of the box-art):
ROTJ Millennium Falcon (used as part of the box-art - one of my favorite pieces of Kenner Photoart):
ROTJ Jabba The Hutt (used as part of the box-art):
ROTJ Ewok Village (I think this was used as part of a POTF era catalog, not sure though):
I put the next one together based on this Palitoy Advertisement
than can be seen on the Archive. The resolution for this one is at 1280x1024 as that was the monitor I was using when I put it together.
As I may have mentioned in the past, I'd love to do one based off the Desert Sail Skiff mini rig, but have not been able to find a scan of good enough quality to make it worth the effort.
Does anyone else do this kind of stuff?