Wonder Boy in Monster Land 3D Arcade Shadowbox 5x7 Diorama Sega Genesis

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Wonder Boy in Monster Land 3D Arcade Shadowbox 5x7 Diorama Sega Genesis


Glitch Artwork: Etsy's original arcade shadow box!

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-The frame is 5" x 7", and is included.
-Solid wooden MDF frame with glass (not plastic)
-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 3D Wonderboy Shadowbox is made from meticulously cut prints and foamboard, with a lick of acrylic paint here and there. There are multiple tiers for a deep 3D effect that really pops. It looks more “poppy” once you get it in your hands.

This depicts an epic boss battle between a fully-geared-up Wonderboy, and just about every boss in the game. It's a celebration of one the best action RPG platformers in the golden era of arcade games. This is based on the arcade version, but there were versions for the Sega Genesis, Master System, Amiga, etc.

I had some real fun working with the castle architecture. It's hard to see in the photos, but I've went whole-hog on some architectural details, like the grated entrance, the holes in the windows, and the parapet overhand thingy. I am now realizing I need to brush up on my castle architecture vocabulary.

The frame is 5" x 7", and is included. (The glass has been removed for the photos, but yours will have glass).
This may look pretty good on your wall. I recommend putting it up on a wall where you play your video games.

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

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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

Shipping from Canada

ALL SHIPMENTS COME WITH A TRACKING NUMBER!

IN THE USA AND CANADA: Your shadow box will be shipped by Canada Post

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

Refunds

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.

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 Valentine's Day 2017! What's the last day to order?

February 4th, 2017, is the last day to place an order for delivery to the USA or Canada by February 14th.

February 1st, 2017, is the last day to place an order for delivery to Europe or elsewhere in the world by February 14th.