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I did see a thing on this topic on another board but can't find it again. Does anyone have good suggestions for custom made packaging? I have a few customs I want to give my friend/ex as gifts but the packaging I have isn't quite right. I don't have photoshop or I'd photoshop parts and stick them onto the normal box for the FF7 figures.

Posted by somebody1
on Monday, August 3, 2009
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somebody1 -
Monday, August 3, 2009
That's basically how they did it on the Transformer site. Sadly the tutorial got buried under 300 submisisons of crappy ROTF repaints and there is no way to search for it other than one page at a time x.x I have gimp around here someplace. I was thinking of just putting the stuff on the original boxes if I can since that would just be easier. Oh and I want that Kat figure in the one pic lol.
Patraw -
Monday, August 3, 2009
I've only made a package for one of my custom figures once, so I'm not super experienced or anything, but this is what I did:

1. I designed the front and back of the card in an art program (GIMP, it's like Photoshop, but FREE), I then printed those out and glued them onto some actual cardboard.

2. Using the transparent plastic from an actual toy package, I laid out a five-panel box shape (front, sides, top, and bottom, but no back, because that's what the card backing is for), cut it out, and then folded the box up into the proper shape. I then hot-glued that onto the cardback, with the figure inside. Presto. Granted, that was for a figure less than 2 inches in height, for larger figures, I'd probably use an existing bubble from a real toy and just make a new card for it.

Hope that helps. You could also try designing a window box. Similar principle, design a box, fold it up, and glue a sheet of clear plastic in for the window(s).

You can see pictures of the package I just described here (it was a "joke" accessory for the larger character), if you're interested:
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