Sunday, December 20, 2009

I've been thinking about playsets and vehicles...

Now, not everything can be made out of Glyos parts....yet. So I wanted to have some places and rides for Pheyden and the gang. Here was one result.

You guys remember those old Sears Christmas Wishbooks? They have been on my mind, seeing that we are damn near Christmas right now. And years ago, I picked up this mountain at a yard sale or in an eBay lot or something, and never knew what it was. But I picked up an old Wishbook and there it was, in that wasteland of toys that were inbetween the big names - where you would get bootleg/repurposed Gobot molds and weird things instead of the "four Star Wars figures in baggies in a brown mailer box" you wanted.
I thought it made a great hang-out for the original Scar Pheyden (that was made from a Gear's Edge Pheyden and featured in the early days of the Onell blog, although the first official purchasable version was the standard blue one). I customized this Scar myself - an early effort, and it would show in close-ups. I also gave him a vehicle, a four-wheeled, double-barreled machine for desert traveling.

How about you? What do you use as a Pheyden playset?
I have a couple of other repurposed sets that I intend to customize...

3 comments:

rockettubes said...

But what IS it? I think I remember seeing that mountain recently, too.

That set reminds me that I've often seen some great pieces at pet stores for aquarium decorations--ruins, landscapes, all kinds of stuff. I could see even making a dry aquarium display for these guys...

I've photo'd my Glyos guys in various parts of the GI Joe Defiant Shuttle set, but that's about it for now. Once I get the rest of the collection in order, I might try to find a better home for them, though I think I'll mix a few into my Alien Outpost I'm creating out of a couple of GI Joe sets and the JLA Watchtower set (see my recent flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/microbry/sets/72157622781466482/ ).

John K. said...

Damn Bry, that Alien Base is coming along. Do you need some vital component to fill it out that you would trade for Sucklord items you have? :)

The mountain playset was in the 1987 Sears Wishbook. There is no brand name on it. Just says "prehistoric playset"; it also included boulders, a mat, dinosaurs, and cavemen. Only $21.99!

rockettubes said...

Ah, yes, I remember that playset now. Pretty cool.

Hrm, well the only Sucklord stuff I'd be remotely willing to part with would be one of my regular Cosmo-Douches (not the custom-ordered posable one, though). One is open and loose (though I still have the card somewhere) and the other is still MOC. Not sure if you are missing those or not, and if so what I'd be willing to trade for right now, though...