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Offline Muftak

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Cardboard Galaxy
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:08 AM »
I have a little business I call Cardboard Galaxy that makes Star Wars displays and playsets, with the focus on cardboard and cardstock as the primary material, as a nod to the very first vintage displays (and also to keep prices low!) My main focus has been the 3 3/4" figure scale, but demand has pushed me into a few 6" scale displays as well (I don't collect 6" myself.)

I posted pics of my Return of the Jedi "Final Duel" Pop-Up Playset elsewhere and was met with excitement, so I figured I'd start a gallery here with some of my favorite Cardboard Galaxy products for everyone to enjoy.

The first range of displays I offered were called "Desktop Displays" which offer several tiers of display space (based on the time-tested "Spice Rack" dislpay style I first encountered with JD's Scott) and were designed to be self-supporting so you can set it up anywhere. The display card sits on chipboard risers, everything folds down flat for easy storage and shipping:





My best seller by miles is a "Bounty Hunter Meeting" two-tiered display:



Last summer I started making much more complex "Pop-Up Playsets" that have been pretty popular. They are all limited edition releases and again are made from cardstock for *******. 




(The second set I designed, this "Jedha Revolt" already sold out!)



And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Big Playsets. They are made from chipboard and, as always, come apart for *******, but feature 360-degree play environments with interconnected scenes in what I hope is a convincing retro-design aesthetic:









Coming Soon will be a Star Destroyer Bridge Playset for which I have only built a prototype so far:



I held a poll on the FB page as to what big one I should build next, and Darth Vader's Castle from "Rogue One" won, so that is the next big playset in the works. I am planning on it being a 3 foot tall (including the large spires on the top) showstopper display piece!

 I'll update here periodically. There is lots more stuff, in these styles and a couple of other small display ranges, plus commission work that comes in every now and then. If you are interested in anything please feel free to PM me here and I'll make sure you get the "JD Friends and Family" discount!

Thanks for looking.

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Re: Cardboard Galaxy
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 10:07 AM »
Awesome stuff!  The graphics look great, and the cardboard construction is a cool throwback to vintage playsets like the Kenner Mos Eisley Cantina set or the Sears exclusive Cloud City playset.

I'm still working on my collection room, but I will definitely be in touch.  These look great!
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Re: Cardboard Galaxy
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 04:42 PM »
Here! Here! Need to save some money for some of these now.
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Re: Cardboard Galaxy
« Reply #3 on: July 4, 2018, 02:42 PM »
I put some new sets up for sale this week...



This "Blast Door" Shadowbox Display is generating a lot of interest. It even got Cardboard Galaxy some (unsolicited by me) notice on JTA's front page today. As a result this month's quota has already almost sold out in the past couple hours.



This is a 6" scale Jedha House prop to display with Black Series figures.



And this is one my 8-year old son designed...he wanted a "ROTJ Final Duel" set converted to an 8-bit Super Mario Bros. "Final Duel." He is getting a cut of any sales.  ;)

Thanks for looking!

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Re: Cardboard Galaxy
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 10:28 AM »
Last week a client suggested a simple set based on the above 8-bit SMB with the bespin gantry walkway in place of Bowser's bridge. We talked about it as a commission piece but once I got to work on it I got so excited I wanted to share it with everybody.

So here is the newest "Pop-Up Playset:" Gantry Duel!









This one is a limited edition of 50 pieces, and I'm trying to rush the edition with an introductory price of just $15 shipped. PM me if interested, and as always thanks for taking the moment to look at the pictures!

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Re: Cardboard Galaxy
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 12:54 PM »
I am reissuing the "Hidden Fortress" Yavin IV playset I made a few years ago this week,  and my son and I were taking pictures to show off the upgraded pieces...and somehow it turned into a fight with King Kong and his pet Goliathon! I love 8-year old logic:





(He insisted that the Goliathon needed to eat Dodonna because "we don't see him again in Episode Five.")