Dig Dug Shadowbox 4x6 Classic Retrogaming Art Shadow Box Diorama

$35.00


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Dig Dug Shadowbox 4x6 Classic Retrogaming Art Shadow Box Diorama


It’s made from meticulously cut foamboard and textured cardstock. There are multiple tiers for a deep 3D effect that really pops. It looks more “poppy” once you get it in your hands. I made this in my spare bedroom.


It's small. Very small. It's probably a little bit smaller than you think it is. Please see the "NES controller for scale" photo.


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-The frame is 4" x 6", and is included.
-Solid MDF frame
-Ready to hang on a wall or stand on a table
-Best gift of all time for gamers and retrogamers
-I use only UV pigment inks and acid free materials for years of fade-free enjoyment


The frame is 4" x 6", and is included. (The glass has been removed for the photos, but yours will have glass).


This game was published by Namco in 1982. It was an arcade game which was found in arcades. It was later ported to many different home systems, such as the Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800, various home computers, the Nintendo Entertainment System, Commodore Vic-20, and several others.


It’s probably the most violent game ever made. You inflate your enemies with air until they explode gruesomely. When you’ve terrorized enough of them, they try to abruptly flee your brutal, genocidal rampage-- but you will not let them escape. This is much worse than some of the depraved acts of murder and torture from American Psycho or Silence of the Lambs. Or, you can drop rocks on them (this seems somewhat more humane, but is still quite nasty). This game is only enjoyed by the absolute worse sort of people, such as hedge fund managers.


Want to see me build a shadow box? Copy and paste the YouTube link into your address bar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqlXTmJa_9A


Thanks for looking!




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BEWARE OF IMITATORS
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Over the years since my I started making arcade shadow boxes, several new shops have started selling suspiciously similar products, with strikingly similar ad copy. Honestly, I’m a bit flattered that my ideas have caught on! The way they do their photography makes their products look a lot like mine, but they are more cheaply made, and therefore less durable.

HERE ARE A COUPLE QUICK WAYS TO SPOT AN IMITATION:
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-IMITATIONS DON’T USE FOAMBOARD—they use cardstock. Cardstock bends with humidity, and falls apart over time. It’s way cheaper and easier to use cardstock, but it will not hold up for more than a year in humid areas without bending up. It’s just fine to use unbacked cardstock if you only need it to last a little bit, like a party favor. I think art should last (especially if you’re giving it as a gift!), and I consider the longevity of the item in every single phase of the design and construction. Quality thick foamboard like mine doesn’t bend over time, and gives the piece a more 3D chunky look.

-IMITATIONS DON’T USE GLASS IN THEIR FRAMES—they use plastic. Plastic frames are cheaper to get, and cheaper to ship, but scratch way more easily and don’t look nearly as clear. Glass is very easy to clean without scratching, and doesn’t yellow or warp like plastic. It’s worth the extra care and packaging to ship glass frames. Remember, if the listing doesn’t specifically say GLASS, then it’s not GLASS!

-IMITATIONS USE LESS EXPENSIVE GLOSSY PRINTS instead of lightfast archival-quality pigmented inks. It’s way more expensive (and time consuming!) to print with professional quality inks, but I feel it’s worth it to prevent fading over time. Also, the matte look these quality inks have doesn’t have bad glares or reflections, so you don’t have to worry about your lighting hitting your art from a bad angle.

-IMITATIONS HAVE WHITE EDGES. Several of my beloved imitators don’t bother to blacken the edges of their cuts, so they have a cheaper look. That white edge I see on pretty much every imitator is very jarring and ugly to me, so I make sure that all my edges are the correct color to match the look of the piece. I have to paint the edges of the foamboard.

Yes, it’s WAY more work. Yes, it’s totally worth the extra work. :D

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Shipping from Canada

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IN THE USA AND CANADA: Your shadow box will be shipped by "Tracked Packet" which is the quickest available

Elsewhere: Your art will be shipped from Canada as a "Tracked Packet - International"

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 0 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Did the frame get destroyed in the mail? We'll cheerfully send you a new one immediately.

If you have any other issue, we're friendly and flexible :D Let's have a chat. In fact, let's have a chat even if you don't have a problem. :D

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you do custom shadowboxes?

Due to the large volume of non-custom art we're doing, custom orders are expensive. It generally takes 15-20 hours to design and prototype a new shadow box. The design process is tricky. Unlike most art forms, if you do this wrong, you will literally start fires! Seriously! Lasers are not to be trifled with.

For rates, please see this listing:

www.etsy.com/ca/listing/481905281/custom-shadowbox

Don't be afraid to suggest which one we do next! Ya never know!

How do you make this stuff?

In short, I use a laser cutter to cut printed foamboard, and then build the layers up.

This is done with foamboard rather than cardstock, so the layers won't bend over time. It also gives it a nice layered effect.

Please take a look at this little YouTube video I made of me making a shadowbox:

http://bit.ly/2jQtNKC

Refunds and Exchanges

Did the frame get destroyed in the mail? We'll cheerfully send you a new one immediately.

If you have any other issue, we're friendly and flexible :D Let's have a chat. In fact, let's have a chat even if you don't have a problem.

I need it for Christmas 2017! What's the last day to order?

Christmas shipments are DONE! The friendly postal gentleman just picked up the last of it at 4:30PM EST, December 12th, 2017. Thanks everybody, and have an awesome holiday!