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Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« on: September 27, 2007, 09:54 PM »
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?

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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 01:51 PM »
Cool stuff.  I wouldn't know where to start to do something like that.  I'm pretty computer illiterate.
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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 07:56 PM »
Wow, that is really cool!


ESB CAP-2 (used as part of the box-art):



I don't know exactly why, but I think that's just hilarious!  ;D
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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 09:12 PM »
I remember most of that box art...very nostalgic!
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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 10:13 AM »
The good old days. I remember the box art as well. Wish Hasbro would give us a modern Jabba like that.
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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 12:20 PM »
The photoart is just amazing, great wallpapers.  8)

I was browsing through an old thread & found an old link for the Kenner Photography sale at Cloud City, might be some useful stuff you can use.  :)
« Last Edit: September 29, 2007, 12:35 PM by DSJ™ »

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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2007, 08:25 PM »
The photoart is just amazing, great wallpapers.  8)

I was browsing through an old thread & found an old link for the Kenner Photography sale at Cloud City, might be some useful stuff you can use.  :)

Thanks guys I'm glad you like them. I'd love to do better quality, higher res work but the source material just isn't there.  :-\

Dale - thanks for the link, I checked the archive at CC and while the pics are great, there isn't any pics I've found yet that are big enough to work with like these wallpapers I did. however, there are some that might work for compilations, might try one of those soon.

cheers!

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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2007, 06:40 PM »
Just finished a new wallpaper today. A while back I found a scan of a proof for an ESB Tri-Pod Laser Cannon, so I had to make this attempt at a new wallpaper scaled to 1280x1000...




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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2007, 07:25 PM »
Very nice, bright & colorful.

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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2007, 10:56 PM »
Very nice, bright & colorful.

Thanks Dale. I don't recall where I found the scan of the proof, but it's what allowed this wallpaper to come out so nicely. I actually just fixed it a bit, I realized it wasn't centered properly.

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Re: Kenner Art Inspired Wallpapers
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 07:30 PM »
amazing pics for the beginning of collecting

nostalgic feelings too
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 07:31 PM by EpicGon »