Happy Hornet Anniversary!

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Todd Grimes
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Hi all! Happy 55th anniversary of the first airing of The Green Hornet TV series. I thought I'd post a few images of some of my collection pieces. One of my hobbies is creating custom action figures, and of course one of my favorite characters is The Green Hornet. I have most often worked in 1:6 scale to make 12 inch figures, but this past year or so I started trying my hand at the 8 inch style figures (the Mego scale). I found the materials can be a little easier to come by - and cheaper! The smaller heads are a bit harder to paint though! The heads, gas gun and shoes are hand-painted 3D prints while the rest of the material is all stuff I found online. Here are some of my GH Mego-scale figures:
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And here are some custom packaging I've created to display the figures. They are placed in bubble cases from the Figures Toy Company - which are nice because you can open and re-seal them anytime.
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Couple more:
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Those look AMAZING!!!!!
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Phenomenol work as always Todd! Always a kick to see your handiwork!

Happy 55th anniversary to the show!
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Those look too good to be Megos. LOL

Seriously awesome stuff Todd. Your level of craftsmanship is always top notch and not one piece of it feels out of place. I so want MEGO to contact you and use these as samples. Thanks for sharing and for pointing out the anniversary.

I would probably pass on the Frank Scanlon figure but I can't wait to see your Mego Black Beauty. That would be a challenge! :D
*See more 3D printed props @ https://www.instagram.com/saffledesigns/
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Thanks so much guys!

rsaffle - I would love to build a mego scale Black Beauty! No idea how I would do it, but maybe someday I'll figure it out!
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Todd Grimes wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:09 am maybe someday I'll figure it out!
If anyone can, it's you. You're kinda amazing that way.
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Todd Grimes wrote: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:09 am Thanks so much guys!

rsaffle - I would love to build a mego scale Black Beauty! No idea how I would do it, but maybe someday I'll figure it out!
After I wrote that I went looking and found out Mego made a Starsky and Hutch car that I never knew existed. As far as I know it was the only mego car with a roof but proves it could work. I notice it says "with twist out action"‽

You can 3d print anything but another idea would be sculpting it and vacuum forming the body. Actually sounds kinda fun. Maybe I could give it a go.
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Absolutely fantastic work, Todd! Your figures are far closer to the TV characters than some of the commercially available figures based on Batman '66.

About the anniversary, yes, I thought about the series and how that kind of adaptation really paved the way toward serious adaptations of costumed characters. Short, but a sharp TV series.
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