A Custom A Day.... 365 days of custom figures Day 300 - Josie & the Pussycats Minimates Striking Diorama from Luke's ToyStore
The Hanna-Barbera Minimate collection needed a special way to display them. They are my most treasured custom collection. In a little over 4 years I have been able to amass all of my favorite pet describe teams in plastic form.
Luke's ToyStore offers some outstanding backdrops and dioramas to display your mates with that Luke crafts himself. The unfortunate side to the hand rafted afire is the limited supply. Although extremely reasonably priced, I collect a lot of different things so I only ordered four of his dioramas for my HB collection and missed out on cool backdrops for the rest of my teams.
They are simply black acrylic with four foot pegs but when displayed side by side they make for a great display. I used the title card for each of the shows as the background image. Josie was like Scooby Doo Where Are You in that they both display the name of the show in the beginning of the credits. I used the title shot of the first episode, The Nemo's A No No Affair as a nod to my mom. We watched this episode a lot when I was a kid and I would always ask if there was a way I could have toys of the gang in those little tubes that Nemo trapped them on the bottom of the ocean with. She said maybe one day. I may not have the tubes but I have the toys.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.