I have been thinking about this project since I first opened my New Adventures Starship Eternia playset about six months ago. The parts and the stickers you get look different than what you see on the incredible box art. The guns you get are gold, not black; the blue plastic pieces are a much lighter blue, almost turquoise, instead of the dark rich blue appearing on the box; and the sticker set that I received was worn and highly wrinkled.
So I reproduced the stickers in Photoshop, and gave the playset a nice new coat of "True Blue" acrylic paint. I'm still working on producing all of the stickers that belong on the inside of the set (I'm only displaying mine in ship form at least for now since I don't want to damage the new paint), and I do plan on making the entire sticker set available for download
, but until then I've decided it's been long enough and I should show off the finished piece. What do you think?
It's comparison time! Here is what you actually get in the box. Many more great photos of this set can be found here: http://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=1390
The box is huge! Here is the artwork that my customized version is based on.
Much happier with the darker shade of blue. The gun on the left came with half of it melted away! Thank goodness for Photoshop. You can see the two red stickers on either side of the cockpit are strikingly different than the originals.
The sticker underneath the big gun in the front is also a different design, and is split into two smaller stickers.
The stickers with three colored squares that are placed in pairs around the outside of the ship are not only quite a bit different than the original design, but are actually a different shape, because the stickers you're given with the set don't fit in place like they should.
Four stickers on the top of the main body are given a yellow color in the original version, and use white instead in this box art rendition.
The numbers around the ship's underbelly are colored black instead of red with this redesign. For reference I used the photos that appear on the playset's box.
I bought a spare MOTUC Wind Raider flight stand, but this playset's just too heavy for it!
Here are a few reduced samples of the stickers. The sticker sheets will include both the official sticker set and the new box art stickers so you can choose which way you want to display your own playset.