It was a long journey in making this figure set happen. I started on the project some time ago. Through the Figures Toy Company website ClassicTVToys I was able to find the majority of the parts I needed. Eddie Valiant and Judge Doom came almost completely from various parts already offered. I painted Eddie's tie easily enough. I attached a cape to Dooms jacket and painted the glasses. While those two were easier, needing not much work, the rest of the project was a lot bigger.
Jessica needed a full face repaint - and she, Dolores and Roger needed outfits. As I've never even attempted to sew an outfit, much less ones so small, I decided to try and use fabric glue. I also was not going to be satisfied with fraying fabric and decided to hem everything (if that would even work with glue). I started with Dolores and did a test run. I had to be carful when attaching the sleeves and placements of pieces. I had to do a lot of waiting and holding, but the glue worked. Dritz Liquid Stitch
Roger and the weasel posed a difficult problem as I could no move their limbs enough to put on clothing. They were bendy figures but I didn't want to risk being to rough and have this vintage figure break, and it was obvious that clothing was simply not going to get on them in a normal way regardless. I had to work around this and made the weasel's jacket in two parts so it connect in the back and front and slide over each arm. I also made him a shirt with collar and a tie complete with gem. Roger was much the same way but I was able to slide one of his feet in the overalls and had it close around the other leg. In the back it looked a bit of a mess but the front turned out nicely. Baby Herman turned out to be too small for me to make something accurately, I might go back and try again at some point. I also got plastic clamshell packaging for each figure and had cards printed up by Mike Rogers.
I'm glad that I finally finished this project, even adding in the extra, unexpected figure of The Weasel. I hope some day figures like this actually are made. They make such a cool set! I did want to add more characters such as Baby Herman's Girlfriend and Marvin Acme, but I think I'm happy with what I've got for the time being.
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Here’s a recap of the Instagram Live reveal of my customized Mego size “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” Figure Set. Made with parts from @figurestoycompany website ClassicTVToys.com. Cards printed by Mike Rogers. Roger, Jessica, Dolores and Boss Weasel outfits made by me. Roger, Weasel and Baby Herman are vintage Flexies figures. This was a fun and challenging project ❤️🐰 #whoframedrogerrabbit #cartoon #animation #jessicarabbit #jessicarabbitworld #imnotbad #disneymovies #customdolls #mego