This kit started with a new "mama bear" size of these popular TVs! The "screen" size is approx. 1-1/2" tall x 2-3/8" wide (plus see below for new collage sheets with retro images sized for this size TV). This version has a chipboard niche that sandwiches between the front and back facades (and the depth of that niche/shadowbox is about 1/2"). Hint: most 1:12 scale dollhouse props can fit inside!
Note there are 2 designs of the Medium Size TV; the one in the kit is the "Retro" design. Also: as the facade on this Retro version of the TV has an angle, may need to trim 1 corner of the tiny flange that runs around the 4 sides of the niche before gluing it on.
Retro Mini Stencil Set! I couldn't find any pre-made paper in mid-century designs sized suitably for 1:12 scale so I made my own! Small enough for the walls of a 1:24 or 1:12 scale room. Note: ONE of the four stencils in this set is included in the kit (the stencil with 4 different shapes, shown at right). I would cut is apart into 4 tiny stencils so I'd have more control over where I add an image (like that cute cat)!
THREE new tiny silver charms with a retro theme.
Blue Iridescent Starburst Sequins: Love the mid-century look! These tiny sequins would make great additions for a mini retro scene's walls or ceiling.
And finally: FOUR new collage sheets (all with images sized for the Medium Size TVs):
- Really Happy Retro Housewives Half Sheet Beside some super-enthusiastic moms, this sheet also includes three 1:12 scale cookbook covers.
- Fifties Dads Half Sheet Wow! Just look at these guys (and gals): not a care in the world! From watching TV to barbequing or having a picnic, these mythical families are full of post-war confidence.
- Happy Fifties Food Half Sheet More moms in the kitchen, families enjoying donuts... and mainly: maniacally happy kids with desserts or OJ.
- Saturday Morning Half Sheet Trains, games... and lots of cowboys, rifles and Westerns. These images could used in the TV as a Saturday movie or an ad. Also includes a tiny cereal box to fold together AND some 1:12 scale images from vintage Sears catalogs, too (more cowboy themes).
Whew! 10 different items! See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all the kit items, for more info and in case you want to buy them separately.
Plus check out the larger photos above (scroll right on the thumbnails under the main photo to see all the options).
AND: all the items in the kit are On Sale, too!
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