View Full Version : Anyone know where I can get Mego scale eyeglasses?
Dec 25, '09, 5:10 PM
Years ago I got some really cool mego scale glasses from David Lee. Not sure where he got them.
Anyway, I need some eyeglasses that look real. Anyone know of a source?
Dec 25, '09, 5:23 PM
I was looking at some of the Christmas decoration knick knacks. saw some Santa's and the Missus with the oldy half specticles type glasses close to scale. I was waiting to after the Holiday to score them on sale. They had lenses.
Dec 25, '09, 5:30 PM
I have hornrims fro a 9" Austin Powers that work well with my Clark Kent repro.
Also, there's one style of Barbie/Ken oval glasses that's pretty Megoesque, but not very realistic per se.
The Harry Potter Wizard Sweets 8" figure features round 1/9-scale glasses that are realistic, good for Sivana, early Parker
Dec 25, '09, 7:48 PM
I've seen these for 1/6 scale and up:
Doll Glasses (http://www.forevervirginia.com/gallery2/forsale/glasses/)
I dont see anything for Mego scale, but it wouldnt hurt to contact them and ask? From what I can see, they just printed out the frames on a clear sheet of plastic. A person could copy one of the sheets of glasses shown into photoshop or what have you and rescale them, then print out their own?
Dec 25, '09, 10:25 PM
I did these Glasses for a Custom i made of my father-in-law (He's also a scooter lover). :yes:
Dec 26, '09, 8:08 AM
your father-in-law looks just like Gepetto
Dec 26, '09, 5:01 PM
I did these Glasses for a Custom i made of my father-in-law. :yes:
That's great, and he looks so happy about it...top pictures!
Dec 26, '09, 5:09 PM
here 1/12 or 6 inch
Dec 26, '09, 9:25 PM
Dave check wiyh Paul (pmwasson) from Lasermego, he makes some serious shades....
Dec 27, '09, 8:45 AM
I've seen them made out of clear vinyl. The lenses were just cut with hole-punches or those die-cut things you get in the scrapbook section. Some(mostly on smaller customs) were just glued onto the face. But some had bits of wire running across the top to look like frames. I wish I had a link, but it was all stuff I saw posted on Raving Toy Maniac, and I don't recall who even made the customs anymore.
Dec 27, '09, 9:23 AM
If you are looking for round glasses, the Harry Potter figure is perfect...you can also reuse the shoes, pants, and shirt. it's all Mego scale.
Harry Potter WIZARD SWEETS HARRY 8" Doll *MINT* - eBay (item 200420378824 end time Jan-20-10 06:43:43 PST) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Harry-Potter-WIZARD-SWEETS-HARRY-8-Doll-MINT_W0QQitemZ200420378824QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_De faultDomain_0?hash=item2ea9fc48c8)
Here is what they look like on a Mego scale head (actually, it's a bit smaller than a Mego scale head):
Dec 27, '09, 11:04 AM
^Yes, Megospidey's the one who turned me onto the HP glasses--they are really nice & are perfect for Sivana, etc.
Dec 27, '09, 11:44 AM
I had the same conundrum as you several years ago when I made my Commissioner Gordon
I searched high and low for some suitable realistic glasses. I couldn't find any, so i decided to make them myself. It took a few tries making a pattern for the shape of the glasses out of paper. Once I had the pattern I liked, I scotch taped it to the back of a clear piece of action figure clamshell, then carefully cut them out. I used an emery board to gently smooth the edges of the cut glasses. Then I carefully glued extremely fine styrene rod to the outer edges of these clear "goggles" to create glasses frames. I hand painted the frames in silver. Done.
It was a challenge but not as difficult as i thought, and the plus side is they end up being tailor-made to be flattering to the figure's face... not overly large or small... overly round or square, etc.
Also, with MEGO head sculpts, there tends to be no space at all between the ears and the hair at the temples (or the side of the head if the character is bald).
This means that glasses will not sit in a realistic way on the figure's face since the arms cannot hook over the tops of the ears.
With the Commissioner, my solution was simply to make tiny slits at the edge of the hair-line at the temples, and then slip the arms of the glasses into the slits.
But this only really works of you're working with a vinyl head, and custom-made glasses crafted of really fine strip styrene.
Jan 16, '10, 11:59 AM
I also wanted the mention, that "Bob's" glasses on my Michael Myers custom were made from Shrinky Dinks. I found packs of plain sheets at JoAnn fabric. Basically, they shrink to 1/3 the original size. So I measured each piece to fit a Captain Kirk head, then multiplied that by 3 to determine how big to draw the piece. The two sides and the front are all separate pieces. After shrinking, I glued wire onto the back that connects them and makes them poseable. This was kind of an afterthought, so they're not very detailed, but the fact that you draw and cut them at a larger size makes more detail possible, such as cutting out the lenses so the character's eyes are visible.
Jan 16, '10, 5:54 PM
Love how you made these glasses. They are very clean and look very flattering on him!
Jan 16, '10, 7:32 PM
Got these glasses off a Myst III Atrus figure....can be found cheap sometimes on ebay...
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