Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Over the last few weeks I've added several pages to this blog along with many new photos of dolls from my collection. There's still lots more to post so this is just a start. I have a bunch of Star Wars Hasbro dolls, Star Trek Playmates dolls, Marvel Heroes, Batman, talking dolls, and others to add which I'll get to eventually, but for now there's lots to see. For example, I've finally managed to get my entire 8 inch Mego collection posted! Hope you enjoy looking through the collection!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Here's an evil demon that Pythor fights against in "Heroes Past and Present".
Each Hero Puppet character takes about two weeks to make. I'm currently working on a new show about the Canadian Crusader and am creating some new super villains. Some puppeteers don't like to think of their puppets as dolls, but puppets and dolls are certainly from the same family. I have no doubt that in addition to being inspired by the work of my favourite puppeteers, it was my enthusiasm for Mego collecting that lead me toward making the Hero Puppets!
To see more of my puppets visit my puppetry website: http://www.artellepuppets.ca/puppetgallery.php
Here's an awesome classic DC Comics Batman and Robin image. I found a few different versions of this picture online. One of them (from the BatBlog) had been touched up a bit as the original source picture had some fading and creases. I did a bit more cleaning and added some touch ups of my own. So, now it's time to pass it on to the next Batman fan! I'm really glad to have found this picture online as it's an awesome image of the dynamic duo. If I'm not mistaken, the original artwork was created by comic book artist Neal Adams, which explains why it's so awesome!
Monday, March 19, 2012
I recently found this awesome advertisement for Mego dolls in a 1976 DC Special Green Lantern comic. It's interesting as there are no Marvel Mego characters shown, and Supergirl is missing along with the four Teen Titans Mego dolls. Even though this is a 1976 ad, the dolls are drawn to look like Type 1 Megos, which had been replaced by this point with the updated Type 2 Mego bodies. There is also no mention of Mego in the ad, and the Mego logo is nowhere to be seen! Each Mego was a mere $3.39 and postage was only .59 cents! If only we knew then what we know now!