Monday, July 8, 2013
Fun With LOST Megos: "Two players, two sides. One is light. One is dark."
I knew I wanted a backgammon board
for Mego Locke. I searched and searched
on eBay and online stores specializing in
miniatures. Everything was either 1:6 (Barbie)
scale or 1:12 scale.....nothing 1:9 scale!
8 months later, I found it! I entered measurements
of standard backgammon board into
calculator and divided by nine for Mego size
to be certain. Eureka!
I also decided to make some backdropsfor my LOST Megos.
My dining room table just doesn't capture
the essence of of LOST properly.
A 3-panel project board supplied 4 backdrops.
Each backdrop is a familiar LOST location,
printed as a 4-page poster, and adhered to project board.
I set up in my back yard, added some play sand
and voila!....the beach!
The part of Walt is played by a Mego "Buckwheat"
from the Our Gang/Little Rascals series of toys.
I found him for $8.16 on eBay.
(yeah, I know... one cent off!)
I removed his boots and replaced his shirt
with a more Walt-like fashion choice
from a Bratz Boyz doll.
I used a small paper punch to
make the backgammon pieces that
Mego Locke is holding.
It is the paper punch
I purchased to make Mego Hurley's
Connect Four game.