66 Hornet playing cards backer art recreation

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66 Hornet playing cards backer art recreation

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I have a couple sets of the Hornet playing cards from 66 like several of you probably do. I had never seen the original packaging until this week. Apparently it is pretty rare and I only found 2 images online. One in an article about the cards and a better image from a recent auction.

I love the packaging and art from most toys so I set off to recreate the backer card art. I created it as accurate as possible, even created each letter one at a time and simulated the color dot printing style. I scanned in the Hornet image from one of my cards. I printed it all out and glued it to cardstock and covered the face with clear vinyl. The original card was shrink wrapped and attached but I am planning in buying a clear mylar deck holder and attach that so I can still play with my cards but have the look. I'm thinking about offering them on Ebay once I get the covers in. It looks pretty sweet!
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Cripes, man! You continue to impress. Wonderful. I'll be looking for a deck of cards so you'll be hearing from me!!
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WOW ! Incredible job. Very, Very, nicely done. Lets us know if you post them, would love to have the backer card for my set. :D
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I know I already told you this earlier, but it bears repeating here too, gorgeous job on this!
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Always makes me laugh! I think you just need to open yourself up a business selling these things online and to comic and collectibles shops. Have your own brand: Retro Randy
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You drew a Royal Flush on this one! Outstanding once again. The deck of cards is easy to obtain, however the carded ones are very rare. I've had this image since 2014 and not sure you did this on purpose or not to be real world accurate, but you made the deck 54 cards (maybe to differentiate it as a reprint, very smart if intentional!) which it is as it contains 2 jokers, but the vintage card states 52.
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A. Pennyworth wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 8:21 pm you made the deck 54 cards (maybe to differentiate it as a reprint, very smart if intentional!) which it is as it contains 2 jokers, but the vintage card states 52.
Nope, I made a mistake there. I used this image from the Man from Uncle cards from the same company to help make mine and it stated 54 cards. I can always count on your eagle eye Pennyworth for quality control! I did catch other slight differences between the cards and went with the Hornet design. BTW, with a little more effort, I could modify my art to create this M.F.U. card too.

You did bring up something Pennyworth that I haven't had to think about on my other props, should I add something or in this case, leave my mistake to differentiate my recreation from an original card? I make them as accurate as possible but of course I'm not trying to fool someone for financial gain.
Interesting question.

I appreciate all the comments & support my friends! I don't actually play with my cards or many of my toys but recreating card art & such gives me a good reason to pick up something like these cards and spend some time really looking at them. I love doing that!
On to the next thing! :D
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rsaffle wrote: Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:26 am I have a couple sets of the Hornet playing cards from 66 like several of you probably do. I had never seen the original packaging until this week. Apparently it is pretty rare and I only found 2 images online. One in an article about the cards and a better image from a recent auction.

I love the packaging and art from most toys so I set off to recreate the backer card art. I created it as accurate as possible, even created each letter one at a time and simulated the color dot printing style. I scanned in the Hornet image from one of my cards. I printed it all out and glued it to cardstock and covered the face with clear vinyl. The original card was shrink wrapped and attached but I am planning in buying a clear mylar deck holder and attach that so I can still play with my cards but have the look. I'm thinking about offering them on Ebay once I get the covers in. It looks pretty sweet!
Amazing work and attention to period packaging details. You create so many Dozier-verse items no company currently producing '66 items would touch, and end up cranking out things that are not too good (e.g., the Hot Wheels Batmobile with the oversized, modern tires, etc.).
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Okay, big MFU fan.

Randy, you might want to consider adding some small, but hidden, mark so that others won’t rip off your hard work and creativity to profit off of it. If it’s visible, they will simply remove it.

For example, you could add a small extra crack in the bulletproof glass on the MFU.
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