Batmobile (1970s)
Thanks to the magic of the internet, it is now possible to learn about toys I never knew of in decades past, discover how they can be modified to meet current needs, and then actually find said items for purchase. Thanks to Ninjaburger1 over on the Fwoosh forums, I learned (read more...)
Poison Ivy’s Greenhouse
There have been many occasions when I wanted to photograph a particular scenario, but then realized I couldn’t because to do it properly would require a greenhouse setting. I mulled this over for a couple of years before I settled on a course of action. What I would really like (read more...)
The Batspeeder was not in the original plan for “Gotham Wars,” but I came across a Black Series landspeeder on clearance, and it just spoke to me. Funny how projects expand like that. The detail on the landspeeder is fantastic! They managed to replicate all the damage seen on screen. (read more...)
As “Gotham Wars” took shape in my head, I knew White Diamond would need a ride with which she could pull the Carbonite block. I asked around, and some of the folks on Fwoosh recommended this piece from Hasbro’s “Hero Mashers” line. At first glance, I thought it was too (read more...)
Stacked Deck (Exterior)
The various cardboard backdrops and sets produced by Extreme-Sets have been a real boon to toy photographers. I’ve really enjoyed rotating the sets into the mix. One of those sets plays the part of a dock, complete with shipping containers and crates. Once I saw the advanced photos of the (read more...)
Laff It Up Comedy Club
Thanks to the magic of the interwebz, I was made aware of a dollhouse ballet studio playset that was appearing on clearance at Target. I was able to snag one of these beauties on the cheap. I knew it had potential, but at first I wasn’t sure what it should (read more...)
The Secret Saturdays continues to be the toy line that keeps on giving (to customizers)! My “Javelin-R1” is a repaint of the Secret Saturdays Griffin Stealth ship. I found it on clearance, and was struck by its design similarities to the JLU Javelins. Obviously, it’s not a direct match, but (read more...)
Hall of Doom
Imaginext continues their line of amazing playsets. Too bad they’re the wrong scale for Timm-verse figures! That’s okay. They still make great backdrops. Like most of their playsets, this one needed some extra attention in the paint department. The base (the ground and the Hall of Doom’s “legs”) was a (read more...)
Joker’s Funhouse
Some of the Imaginext playsets are tremendous fun. I only wish they were a little bit larger to accommodate the Timm-verse scale. Despite that, I’ll still use them as backdrops. They are too much fun to ignore! This was one of the Joker Funhouse playsets. It’s very much designed to (read more...)
Hill Valley (BTTF)
The vintage-style playsets continue! This time it’s just a backdrop, as the Delorean is really the centerpiece. My choice of the lightning-struck clocktower was more chance than my decision. Not having the time to craft some art from scratch, I searched for the largest images I could find. This one (read more...)