Mego Wayne Foundation

This was kind of a cool project. I took the Mego Wayne Foundation artwork and reconfigured it to fit a Dida. While I was always impressed with the scale of the original Wayne Foundation playset and the wonderful graphics, I was disappointed that in wasn’t a vinyl playset, but instead was flimsy cardboard and masonite…And while the Mego elevator was way cooler with the awesome Bat shaped door, I’ll wager mine works more reliably. I had to move a few things around, I combined the penthouse art panel with the computer lab because a 4th floor wasn’t practical in this case. So it was a lot of cutting and pasting and cloning. The trick was matching the dot pattern from the original print, but I overlaid a new pattern on top of it and it really tied it all together. The Batman art on the side of the elevator shaft comes from the Wayne Foundation box, for which I only had a decent high res photograph, not a scan. I had to do a lot of re-drawing in Photoshop to make it look good printed this big. This playset and packaging was originally done by Neal Adams, so I wanted it to be as good as possible. Fortunately Neal will never see it.

 

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