Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few questions we hear in one way or the other....If this doesn't help, feel free to Ask Your Own Question
Q: Can you make a set that looks like the old Mego Batcave or POTA playset?
A: Not a this time. I can only make a set using the basic shapes I have tooled. Each element requires an investment in making a machine tool to seal and cut the piece. So while other shapes would certainly be cool, at this point we can only work with what we have. As you can see, the displaysets can be configured in a variety of ways and are designed to function as atractive displays.
Q: Can you make an Action Jackson playset, or a Monster Graveyard or a....
A: With interchangeable artwork the possibilities are limitless, though we are restricted to the box configurations we currently have. It's a matter of making the artwork. I do accept commisions if you like my style and really want something specific.
Q: I don't have the skills to make my own artwork, what can I do?
A: Scan artwork you like from your favorite books, use posters, use prints, or track down an artist! Post your request on the message board and see if someone wants to work with you in designing something.
Q: Why should I buy one of these for $40-$100 when I can buy a real Mego playset for about the same price?
A: Displaysets are designed to display easier than a more sprawling Mego playset. They can be stacked, they fit well on a standard bookshelf, and of course they are customizable. By adding a plexiglass door they also protect your collection better than an open playset.
Q: But shouldn't these be cheaper?
A: If these were mass-produced overseas in the thousands of units they'd certainly be less expensive, and that may happen one day. However, this is a limited niche item done in small numbers in the US with a good deal of custom handwork that makes a lower price impossible.
Q: Will these get weird and funky like a Mego playset can?
A: Displaysets are made of vinyl and heavy duty chipboard, twice the weight Mego used. The chipboard should stay firm as long as you don't store it in a damp basement or subject it to humid heat. The vinyl will wrinkle slightly in places over time, but if you are a fan of vinyl playsets you'll understand the aesthetic value that adds. A looseness may be noticeable in the clear pocket opening, but the opening is fairly well hidden in the attachment to the floorboard or roof.