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Palitoy & Kenner store displays/playsets/packaging

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Palitoy & Kenner store displays/playsets/packaging

Postby SublevelStudios » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:22 pm

One of my dream jobs would not have been a porn star, a racing driver or even a pilot. No, it would have been head designer in Palitoy's design department, responsible for packaging design and illustration, store displays and promotional items.

As you know, Palitoy produced very little in the way of display merchandise, I'm still to find one of those bloody ESB logo hangers! So in this thread what I want to to is create some point of sale items, packaging variations and even playsets that were never produced but retain that vintage feel.

I'll start with this cardboard 'counter' display for Palitoy's ESB range, featuring the cool Fett illustration from the Capture Log and the ESB toy logo. Also featuring the Palitoy line 'The toys from the film are here'.

I can imagine if this had have been produced back in the 80's, it would have sat where the till is in the shop, or possibly in the window display. And if they were availble, finding one today with the antenna still intact would be a rarity!

I'll be adding new designs and mock ups as I finish them, along with some of Palitoys other lines such as Action Man and Action Force, and some Kenner, Mattel and Mego pieces :)

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Postby Cazza » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:51 pm

Good work mate- looks perfect 8)

Are you going to be selling these? ;)
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Postby Joe » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:53 pm

That's great! It's nice to see someone use their talents to create interesting "what if" pieces instead of repro crap for ££!!

Looking forward to seeing what else you've come up with :)
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Postby JuniorChubb » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:00 pm

Looks amazing and spot on for the feel of the era... looks so clean too.

Did you consider using the white for Fetts helmet like it was back then?

I really like the green though, definitely gives it a stronger look.

Also how did you go about the printing, a work perk?

These might be popular display additions to :wink:


Joe wrote:That's great! It's nice to see someone use their talents to create interesting "what if" pieces instead of repro crap for ££!!


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Postby robpmarsh » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:33 pm

That looks great!

If you do decide to sell these I'm sure you'll have quite a few takers on the forum (including me!)
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Postby SublevelStudios » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:20 pm

Thanks for the feedback chaps :) There's plenty more to come and please feel free to add your own ideas/concepts/pics to the thread. Maybe between us we can create something cool.

One of my next projects is to create a cardboard Hoth Echo Base playset. I really hated the Command Centre and Hoth Planet Playset, there was very little play value given that they were re-used from Land Of The Jawas molds.

This would not be some elaborate, highly realistic playset, my remit here is to keep it retro, so just 2 or 3 features but more interesting than what was actually produced. I think maybe a Hoth Wampa cage (similar to the deleted scene) with the sticker on the door, maybe an ice tunnel leading to a command centre and possibly a Bacta Tank for Luke to stand in!

Chubb, Rob & Cazz: I have been asked by several folks if I will be selling these. It is not my intention to turn this into a sales thread BUT I might make some available to SWFUK forum members. Very limited run - signed/numbered/professionally printed and die cut. If there's enough interest I will look into it. I think as a forum exclusive it might work.

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Postby skywalker » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:28 pm

Mate that looks really good,, looking forward to seeing more. :D

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Postby SOJ » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:38 pm

That is fucking awesome. Would look get amoungst my ESB MOC's :D
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Postby poncho » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:53 pm

amazing work on the boba header looks 1970's esque! 8)

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Postby tiefighterboy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:23 pm

As I said before...fucking awesome job on that. Making "What If "pieces is fun. If you do decide to make some for sale, I would be in.

Also...vintage playsets made with the "simple" vintage style are great to make too. Hats off to you.

If I was to critique anything I would say that this could be a tad glossier, but other than that, these look spot on to the old days.

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Postby palitoyjunky » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:07 am

SublevelStudios wrote:Thanks for the feedback chaps :) There's plenty more to come and please feel free to add your own ideas/concepts/pics to the thread. Maybe between us we can create something cool.

One of my next projects is to create a cardboard Hoth Echo Base playset. I really hated the Command Centre and Hoth Planet Playset, there was very little play value given that they were re-used from Land Of The Jawas molds.

This would not be some elaborate, highly realistic playset, my remit here is to keep it retro, so just 2 or 3 features but more interesting than what was actually produced. I think maybe a Hoth Wampa cage (similar to the deleted scene) with the sticker on the door, maybe an ice tunnel leading to a command centre and possibly a Bacta Tank for Luke to stand in!

Chubb, Rob & Cazz: I have been asked by several folks if I will be selling these. It is not my intention to turn this into a sales thread BUT I might make some available to SWFUK forum members. Very limited run - signed/numbered/professionally printed and die cut. If there's enough interest I will look into it. I think as a forum exclusive it might work.


Hi mate, what a sterling effort and great result if I may say so 8)
What a cracking idea to poss make a limited number of ur works exclusively available to forum members :D
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Postby palitoyjunky » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:12 am

I have the original Palitoy 82 shop display Empire Logo and have always been gutted it didn't have the red & blue logo on it :|
Now maybe I can have one :wink:
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Postby cracatilla » Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:52 pm

Stunning piece of art!
I would be up for one of these if they become available.
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Postby stratpack » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:39 pm

That looks senasational! :shock:

Count me in if you do a run of them!
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Postby snlmace » Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:18 pm

Wow Mark,
This is just really really cool! It seems you are even more talented then we can possibly imagine :)
If this is the start or more to come, well, it's gonna be hard to wait for us, I think many of us are eager to see more!
But beware, you have set the bar pretty high with this one already :wink:

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