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Acrylic case for 2018 Mego card

posted Dec 6, 2018, 8:40 PM by Paul Wasson

Made an acrylic case the the new 2018 Mego carded figures.


KISS Display

posted Dec 2, 2018, 9:51 PM by Paul Wasson   [ updated Dec 2, 2018, 9:51 PM ]

Playing around with a prototype light-up display for the new Mego KISS figures.






Display Cases Redux

posted Nov 16, 2018, 10:59 PM by Paul Wasson

I stopped making display cases because I found my old design to be too error prone to make it worthwhile.  However, I had an idea for a new design that I am very happy with.

Here is a prototype to show how it works.  I make 2 halves: one is the front and sides and the second is the back, top and bottom.


The 2 piece can then snap together in the back


And its done!


I like it because its simple and look cleaner than my old design.  It also has more give, so it shouldn't be an error prone as my earlier design.

I need to make a few refinement, but hopefully I'll be able to start selling them again soon.


 

Display Riser

posted Sep 30, 2018, 4:43 PM by Paul Wasson

One nice thing about the new laser is that is can cut wider designs.  So I made a new riser for displaying Megos.


This version is about 11" wide and 1 1/2" high.  Works well with 3 figures on Laser Mego Stands.


Shown here with some of the new Mego figures.  Being clear acrylic, the riser kind of disappears letting the figures stand out.

New laser cutter is working well

posted Sep 18, 2018, 2:55 PM by Paul Wasson

Got the new laser cutter set up over the weekend, and its working well.  Here is an action shot of it cutting out some Stands.


I still need to organize the workshop better, but I'm able to get work done.  The new laser has a larger cutting area which may open up some new possibilities.


New laser cutter

posted Sep 12, 2018, 6:59 PM by Paul Wasson

The new laser cutter should be arriving on Friday!


Hopefully we will be back up and running this weekend.

Oooops

posted Sep 9, 2018, 1:53 PM by Paul Wasson

The laser cutter caught on fire this afternoon:


Luckily it was caught pretty early.   Everybody is safe and the house is fine but it is a little smoky inside.  I'm so glad I had a fire extinguisher nearby.

We will be ordering a new laser cutter on Monday.  This one was 10 years old, and I had been thinking of upgrading anyways, so its not all bad.

Some outstanding orders will be delayed while waiting on the new equipment.  Once I find out how long it will take, I will contact the affected customers.

Thanks for your patience.

- Paul

Custom Bars

posted Aug 14, 2018, 2:31 PM by Paul Wasson

A pair of bars have shown up on the Mego Museum using LaserMego bar stools!

Mego Museum member Nostalgiabuff made this cool bar:


And member monitor_ep has another custom bar in progress:


Cool!

AJ Dog Tags

posted Aug 11, 2018, 4:31 PM by Paul Wasson

In 2018 Mego is back at Target, selling Action Jackson again.  However, he doesn't come with his signature dog tag.  So with an okay from David Lee, who owns the copyright to Action Jackson, LaserMego was able to make some new ones.


Looking good Mr. Jackson!



Ms Marvel

posted Aug 6, 2018, 8:48 PM by Paul Wasson   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 9:12 PM ]

I finished a custom. This one came together very quickly.

No, not the Ms Marvel you were expecting but the new one, Kamala Khan. She was Marvel's first Muslim character to headline a book.

Ms Marvel

When I saw the new Mego's Facts of Life Tootie had lighter skin, I thought she would be the perfect base for a teenage Pakistani American.


Here is how she was made:
  • I used Mego's Tootie with the pig tails combs out. (I still need to style it some more, but Kamala does tend to have disheveled hair.)
  • Red suit and blue boots from CTVT.
  • 3D printed gold bracelet.
  • Vinyl blue top with yellow vinyl details and a blue vinyl mask.
  • Red wired ribbon for dynamic cape posing

I'm really happy with how she turned out!


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