I got the Vintage Batman Returns Penguin figure, no accessories from Ebay. I need to get pics of him. He is a little shorter than the Multiverse Batman Returns Penguin, but will fit right into the Multiverse line scale wise. I plan to make his legs a little shorter yet eventually.
I was just saying so you (The Archivist) could add him to the figures from lines that would work. Looks like his mold is the same mold from the Super Powers line, just without the articulated
At some point my plan is to take a bunch of scale pictures to highlight the size of a figure next to a common figure line many people have. Like Snake Eyes from GI Joe or Han Solo from Star Wars.
Here is a figure that is a good example of the new functionality.
Here are some screen captures of the figure results page.
The next item we are working on is to include another row of small figure pictures for other figures in the same line that can be clicked and you would navigate to that figure's results, and then another line of pictures that would show more figures for that character.
On a side note, my wife also updated the home page on the Archive to include a wordpress blog.
I'll be posting 1:18 related news and such and will be doing a figure of the day kind of thing that highlights 1 figure and gives a little info about that figure and related links back to the Archive. I will also be doing posts of checklists that include some pre-written searches, similar to the "checklist" type posts I do here.
Here is a rough mock up of what the My Collection page will look like.
The basic idea will be to log in and the figure details page will have a "have" and "want" check box that you can mark if you have or want a figure.
Then there will be a new link at the top called my collection or something like that where you will navigate to and it will display all the figures you have checked as have or want in their respective categories.
Right now I plan on displaying the following info on the Have and Want lists.
The figures will be grouped by line.
a notes section that you can enter notes about that figure (this will be done later)
figure quantity (the number of that figure you own)
Is there any other information that you would like added to this screen?
The My Collection page is coming along pretty good. Here is a more refined look of what it will look like.
Once she develops the add check boxes to the figure results page I can start opening up the registration so that you can create accounts and build you own have and want checklists. I'm going to have a cap of 150 on the amount of unique figures that can be added for a while during "beta"
Removed the INVICTA Challenge line since it is no longer 1:18.
We also added a couple new features to the figure results page.
Below the information about the chosen figure we added some similar figure results.
Other figures in the same line. This will show other figures in the same line. We capped the figures to only display 20 but we randomized which 20 if there are more than that in the line.
Other figures of the same character. This shows all figures of that character. I didn't want to cap this since there are only a few characters that have more than 20 figures anyway.
Other figures of the same species. This one is my favorite because it shows a bunch of different lines and characters to help spread the knowledge of 1:18 figures.
We do have a test page that does not restrict the line or the species results but in order to get to it you have to go to one of the Figure Results page
and change the FigureResults to FigTest
for example: the same page as above but using the FigTest page 1:18 Figure Results
We are heavily in development for user accounts that you could use to to track haves and wants across all 1:18 lines. Once that goes live I'll probably do a give-away of some sort to everyone that signs up and adds a couple figures to their have/want list. I don't really know the ETA for when that will be ready though.
The other big project we are working on is to re-vamp the whole Archive so it looks and works better. My wife is re-designing the whole site in bootstrap.
Here is the test page to get a feel of what it will look like. Test page
and as always I continue to add more lines and figures. We are up to 4350 figures now.
Great minds think alike. I am currently scrapping several diorama ideas I had in order to build a stage that will act as a lighting box / diorama & hopefully a good place to start animating stuff again.
These LED light will be perfect to augment the lighting system I already have.