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Posted by: Casimir at 9:46 pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017

About a year ago I started seeing solicitations for 6″-7″ scale cardboard backdrops and sets from Extreme-Sets. I was dubious at first. I’d seen similar things in the past, and they always fell short. Plus, most of the sets were $35 to $50, plus shipping. That’s a hefty price to ask for cardboard. And yet, I was intrigued. I finally took the plunge and ordered “the Building.” I was blown away! It was genuinely in scale with existing figures. It was huge! And the printing quality was excellent. So I bought some more!

Regarding the price, it’s absolutely fair. Speaking as a print production artist, even if I had access to the art files, it would easily cost me more than $50 to have print materials this big output on paper,  mounted on cardboard, and then accurately cut. If you fear these are not fairly priced, you’re mistaken. Don’t let that hold you back.

I’ve been posting some photos of sets as they arrive to my Facebook page. I thought I’d collect them all here in one place. Some are quick, over-exposed snapshots via cell phone. Others are more formally crafted. I should mention that ToyArk has run some great photo features on many sets, too.

Deranged Alley

The Building

Command Station

Control Center

Abandoned House

Sewer

Subway

The sets can be purchased directly from Extreme-Sets or from BigBadToyStore. (I was not compensated to endorse. I bought these all outright and felt they were worthy of praise.)

Extreme-Sets has some more amazing pieces on the way, including a seaport dock and a subway car. They have also stated they will be expanding into 3-D sets, such as a kitchen made from wood instead of cardboard. Can’t wait to see ’em!

 

About the Author: Casimir

Not satisfied with the limited options available at retail, award-winning customizer Cason Pilliod has been crafting his own toys since he was a child. His passion for toys merges with his background as a theatrical prop designer, allowing him to find unique customizing solutions, which he shares with the ever-growing customizing community via Inanimate Objects. Cason is also an armchair pop-culture historian, Swing dancer, DJ, daddy, and was once a Muppet wrangler, so he’s got a unique spin on life. He also worked for Microsoft once, but let’s just keep that a secret.

 

 

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