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Here, you can listen to this while you read:
OK, now then.
We’ve been having a lot of fun this week showing off The Toyroom’s custom-made playsets that are scaled to your fave 8-inch Mego figures (or Mego-style figures, if you prefer).
We’ve seen Superman’s Fortress of Solitude (click here) and Batgirl’s 1966 apartment and changing room (click here).
But now it’s time for some Marvel — with designer Anthony Durso’s first visit to the House of Ideas.
Check out Iron Man’s Armory:
“This was originally done many years ago as a hand cut/laminated cardboard piece trifold display,” Anthony, who also owns Retropolis Tees, explained. “I seem to have more of a natural affinity for the DC headquarters and clubhouses so this was my first venture into Marvel territory. And history is repeating itself with this being the first Marvel playcase entry in this new format.”
“The workbench panel contains a bunch of Easter egg nods to Iron Man comic history,” he continued. “The entranceway/vault aspect is a reference to the arc reactor of the movies.”
“An Iron Man armory obviously needs to have various suits of armor and I tried to use mostly Bob Layton art, some slightly altered (like the version of armor that briefly sported a nose piece like the Mego figure uses a Jack Kirby head),” Anthony added. “To me, Layton is the ultimate Iron Man artist and that’s why I went with his art. And although there’s probably at least 50 versions of the armor over the years I tried to stay mostly in the Bronze Age Mego era with my choices.”
Like Anthony, I also have a natural affinity for DC playsets, but I would love to see Green Goblin’s hideaway, Peter Parker’s apartment/Daily Bugle/Manhattan rooftop scene, the Baxter Building, you name it.
Then again, I’d also like to see an official re-release of this figure:
Each set — including case, artwork and complete assembly — is $85 plus shipping. Contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or you can message Anthony through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Other sets currently include: The Fortress of Solitude (click here), the JLA Satellite, the 1966 Batcave, the 1966 Batgirl apartment and changing room (click here), the Joker’s Ha-Hacienda, the Aquacave, the Rock of Eternity, the Hall of Doom, Paradise Island, the Green Lantern HQ on Oa, Iron Man’s Armory and a Scooby-Doo haunted house — with more to come.
Oh, and no, I don’t make a penny off this. Just bringing groovy stuff to you, the people.
— INSIDE LOOK: The ‘MEGO’ FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Playset You’ve Been Waiting For. Click here.
— INSIDE LOOK: The Groovy ‘MEGO’ BATGIRL Playset You’ve Been Waiting For. Click here.
April 10, 2020
Nice! Love Layton’s Iron Man art. That Mego mouth though? LOL!
April 17, 2020
maybe to mimic Gene Colan?
April 17, 2020
Good point. While I liked Colan’s work on Iron Man, I preferred Layton far more. I alway thought Colan’s style was far better for the supernatural type of characters (Dr. Strange & Dracula) and not so much for Iron Man, Daredevil and Batman.
April 17, 2020
we all know the blue stealth suit was the best