Once I knew the Scooby Gang Minimates were on their way, I knew I needed a river boat to display with them and The Pussycats. I'm using 1:64 scale vehicles to accompany the mates since Speed Buggy is a Johnny Lightning vehicle. The gang can't sit inside of him but he looks great alongside them so I'm using the same scale for all of the vehicles. I figured the Dixie Queen should be slightly larger but just something more as a backdrop than a playset. Then I stumbled on the vintage Remco Showboat playset on eBay. It was too perfect to pass up. The true scale wasn't listed on any of the auctions I followed. Once I find one that had playwear and was more toy than collectible, I jumped on it. I eventually plan to paint it grey to match the cartoon but for now the idea that I can display them all over like I their episode of The New Scooby Doo Movies I'm happy.
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.