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enyawd72
Feb 2, '14, 8:04 AM
What would Mego have done?

I'm inclined to think Mego would have gone with screenprinted stuffed wings similar to Lizard's tail.
Plastic wings would look awesome too...how will either one attach to the body?

Thoughts?

Wasimhosen
Feb 2, '14, 10:10 AM
Bare chest with crossing straps and a belt connected to stuffed wings, just like the lizards tail. You could fold them that way to fit in the blister. I would prefer plastic but think stuffed would suit the retro theme better.

Wasimhosen
Feb 2, '14, 10:11 AM
Another question, sculpted head or removable helmet?

PNGwynne
Feb 2, '14, 10:15 AM
No stuffed wings! and no separate helmet--that never looks right to me, too bulky.

I'm inclined to think that for Mego, Hawkman would've been a later, more detailed figure. Look at later Marvel waves or the Flash Gordon line.

Similar to Green Arrow's quiver, I think the wings would be molded in gray and fitted into/onto yellow molded straps. Mego had both colors of plastic available for accessories.

I'd certainly expect FTC to do molded wings.

fallensaviour
Feb 2, '14, 10:22 AM
Could go either way I think the fastest simplest way(aka mego way) to go would be stuffed cloth attached in a similar fashion as the demons wings or like falcon.Thus also making them functional.
I would love to see moulded plastic but it just doesn't make sense packaging or tooling wise.

Earth 2 Chris
Feb 2, '14, 10:33 AM
No stuffed wings! and no separate helmet--that never looks right to me, too bulky.

I don't know. The helmet can work:

http://megomuseum.com/mmgallery/files/2/2/hawkman1.jpg

http://megomuseum.com/mmgallery/files/2/2/hawkman_unmasked1.jpg

Hawkman's helmet is usually drawn a bit "loose" with some space between Carter's head and the helmet itself. It would work better than an RC Batman, actually, me thinks.

Chris

PNGwynne
Feb 2, '14, 10:37 AM
FTC has invested a lot into new tooling. In fact, it's likely that only Mr. Freeze & Hawkman would require new tooling.

And it would certainly cost more labor-wise to produce decent cloth wings than to attach molded ones.

Besides, they easily defray the cost of tooling by offering items through CTVT in alternate colors, so you know such wings would show up in white, brown, black.

Might even foster a Silver Swan foe for Wonder Woman.

PNGwynne
Feb 2, '14, 10:39 AM
Chris, that is a terrific Hawkman! what was used to pull a mask from the original sculpt mold (bleit, I think)?

Earth 2 Chris
Feb 2, '14, 10:48 AM
^Thanks. I took a Doc Mego RC Batman cowl, cut it down and sculpted on it, and added wings from a small plastic bird figurine. The head is a Mister Fantastic, of course.

Chris

BATMAN89
Feb 2, '14, 12:05 PM
Chris, that is awesome!!!

TomStrong
Feb 2, '14, 12:34 PM
I cant imagine how sewn or cloth wings would look. Seems like plastic molded would look best and hold up too. I really like the Doc Mego Foam wings but I don't think they'd hold up. Also either removable or molded helmet would make me happy but I'd prefer molded. I think the removable (except for Chris' awesome custom, Holy Cow!) helmets usually turn out too bulky. In my despair for never getting one I did a Hawkman too, but Im sure a factory produced one would be much more awesome than my effort.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/11593373056_17b9764fbb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomstrong/11593373056/)
DSC_0077 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomstrong/11593373056/) by TomStrong1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tomstrong/), on Flickr

jwyblejr
Feb 2, '14, 2:01 PM
Actually,that's not bad. The head has a Superpowers feel to it.

madmarva
Feb 2, '14, 2:25 PM
^^love your Hawkman and Chris's too

Zemo
Feb 2, '14, 4:59 PM
I don't know. The helmet can work:

http://megomuseum.com/mmgallery/files/2/2/hawkman1.jpg

http://megomuseum.com/mmgallery/files/2/2/hawkman_unmasked1.jpg

Hawkman's helmet is usually drawn a bit "loose" with some space between Carter's head and the helmet itself. It would work better than an RC Batman, actually, me thinks.

Chris

Awesome!!

thunderbolt
Feb 2, '14, 5:42 PM
I think they'll be plastic. I kinda wonder if they will give him his mace or just recycle Conan weapons for him. Between the pirates, knights and barbarian stuff there are plenty of historical stuff for the Hawks to choose from.

Starroid Raiders Dagon
Feb 8, '14, 2:44 AM
I love the Four Horsemen Studios version of wings for their Raven figure. Probably over-detailed for a retro figure? But, really cool design that would look awesome for Hawkman...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fourhorsemen/gothitropolis-raven-action-figure-by-four-horsemen/posts/730816

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MIB41
Feb 8, '14, 6:41 AM
Love that custom Chris!!!

Astronut
Feb 13, '14, 9:07 AM
I see the wings being done like Falcon's wings (fabric) except they insert a plastic or rubber tube along the upper and outer portion of each wing to give them some rigidity/form.