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Custom Accessory Cards

PLEASE NOTE:
Our custom fantasy packages are all 1-of-a-kind, handcrafted items that are sold (or traded) only on a "Fan-to-Fan" basis.
Due to possible copyright restrictions, they cannot be produced in multiple quantities for the general public. See below for complete information.


DESCRIPTION (Please read):

Custom accessory cards fall under the category of original art creation, which puts this type of project in our Custom Art Service category. To help you better understand how our custom art services can help you, let's start with a real-life story behind a recent project:

Robert's life-long friend and BMW motorcycle buddy John had lost a leg in a riding accident. John is a photographer, teacher, volunteer EMT and fireman in Pennsylvania whose bravery and heroism are well known by all. Robert felt the time for honoring his good friend was long overdue and came up with a creative and exciting idea.

To help cheer up his "amputee buddy," Robert decided to create a custom action figure in John's likeness. He dubbed it the "ACTION RIDER" and began by taking a basic Joe body, swapping heads with a 21st Century SWAT Commander that looked like John, and outfitting it with a black zip-up riding suit, miniature hand-crafted walking stick, camera, helmet, dogtags and sunglasses.

But Robert wanted to take this surprise gift even further. He knew it was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime gift and that it would require professional details before it could be considered complete and ready for presentation.

After finishing his figure, he shipped it to us along with a photograph of his friend that he thought would look good on a custom box. He instructed us to also create custom patches for the riding suit to match the ones in the picture, create a fantasy box to display alongside and store the figure and create a custom accessory card-- just like the old packages from the 1960s.

When it was done, everyone stood back and marveled at the beauty of it all. It was obvious that this was an one-of-a-kind, gift of a lifetime!

Imagine the thrill of receiving an action figure of YOURSELF. Imagine the fun of realizing that YOU are now an action figure! Q: How cool is that? (A: Very, very cool!) Needless to say, the presentation of this gift was a very special moment shared between the two old friends, never to be forgotten.


Sounds Great! How much does this service cost?

They're pricey. But you get what you pay for and a professional graphic artist is working just for you! The high-end lithos we apply look fantastic and all of the custom art time that's required to properly create these masterpieces can add up. Since we have to charge for the actual production and labor time (plus materials) required to create such custom figure boxes, the total costs can range between $100 to $150, depending on the work involved.

Still reading? Then you're probably serious about creating a custom accessory card and we'd love to produce it for you. GOOD NEWS! If money is a problem, we're willing to work with you to reach an alternative involving trading our graphic art services and fantasy packaging for other services or goods on a strictly non-cash, trade-only, NON-PROFIT basis. It's the time honored "fan-to-fan" exchange system known as bartering; a system that involves no money whatsoever.

If I decide to trade, what sort of trade goods are accepted?

We're always looking for vintage and modern toys (especially action figures and their related accessories and vehicles) including GIjOEs, Dragon, BBi, Sideshow , Major Matt Mason, Captain Action, etc., plus all types of pop culture memorabilia, old cereal boxes, games, etc. Feel free to offer anything you have and we'll try to come to an agreement.

Tell me more about your custom art services.

We specialize in the creation of unique graphic art and illustration. Our artwork is all newly-generated and of the highest professional standard. Each box's litho is printed from our own original art onto the highest quality glossy stock media. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Contact us today to discuss any custom artwork projects you'd like to "bring to life!"

Call (217) 337-1706 (Ask for Mark, 9AM-5PM CST)

Or email Mark at mark@patchesofpride.com


DISCLAIMER:

The final fantasy packages provided to you are clearly labeled with a disclaimer such as:

"This is a fantasy package created by Patches of Pride / Sterling Creative Group. It is NOT an actual product, nor produced in quantity. For personal use only."

There are no exeptions. We will never intentionally create a fantasy package that can be mistaken as an actual existing item produced by any actual existing company.


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Here's how our custom accessory cards are produced:


1) We begin by creating a custom accessory card,
complete with your figure's specific name,
choice of backing color, logo, etc.


2) Next, we precision die-punch holes in the correct places
on the card in preparation for tying down
the accessories you've provided.


3) Then we carefully tie down your accessories
with the correct white-colored thread.


4) Then we seal the card in a brand-new, shiny poly bag
and install a real brass gromment.
Each card is clearly labeled as a one-of-a-kind,
custom fan-created card.


Finally, we add a custom helmet sticker to the front
and it's done. Wow. Beautiful!


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Patches of Pride products are manufactured in 1/6th scale for use with 12 inch action figure toys like GIjOEs--not for use on full-size real uniforms worn by human beings. These products are accurate (miniature) recreations of historical artifacts, some related to the Axis powers of WWII. Patches of Pride / Toylectibles / Sterling Creative Group however, and the individuals connected with the manufacture of these products do not endorse nor subscribe to the philosophies or beliefs of Nazism. Quite the contrary. Our miniature products are intended for the use of FREEDOM-LOVING toy and action figure collectors, military hobbyists, militaria enthusiasts and historians around the world in the completion of their dioramas, or other such miniature 1/6th scale historical displays---and not for any other purpose. We do NOT sell nazi-related merchandise to customers with addresses in Germany. The use of photos in this website showing vintage GIJoes or Barbies or other such toys, or the GIjOE, Hasbro, Mattel (or other) logos is not meant to indicate an endorsement by any of those companies.

©Mark Otnes, DBA Patches of Pride / Toylectibles / Sterling Creative Group
All rights reserved. 303 E. Sherwin Drive, Urbana, IL 61802
Phone:
217-337-1706, Email: mark@patchesofpride.com






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