Sunday, May 15, 2011

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #19 - ACE DUCK


Viridiani Mani's Package Design Concept for a display box for Ace Duck.

The sky is the limit on this one. Simple and easily displayed for any collector!

I like the sky color scheme on this figure which obviously seems appropriate enough. That makes me wonder if each box would have a different color displayed on the outside, depending on the figure itself!

And, if you can see here, each figure would have to be packaged in a sitting position, so what do you think of that idea?

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #18 - PIZZAFACE


Saul Flores' Package Design Concept for a product box for the Pizzaface Action Figure.

This was designed as a display box itself, not really showing the figure, but images of the Pizzaface figure on the sides of the box.

It could easily be opened to remove the figure, so I like that aspect of it for collectors.

There was some concern about not even showing the actual figure in some sort of window, so what do you think about this approach.

Let us know....

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #17 - CLASSIC APRIL O'NEIL


Soleiman Abdulor's Package Design Concept for the classic, yellow jumpsuit April O'Neil.

This was another, more traditional package concept with a small twist... April is displayed in her own little box off to the side of the larger display card.

The accessories and bio have now been brought to the front, giving you everything you need to know about the figure, right there in front of your eyes.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #16 - BAXTER STOCKMAN


Roberto Villa's Package Design Concept for a unique display box for Baxter Stockman.

Roberto turned his package design in to me a little late, but I can certainly see why now!

I love the angles and folds in the way this package comes together, so it must have been quite a bit of work to assemble.

Great front window display that dramatically shows off our favorite scientist!

And the purple stands out from the crowd, creating an eye-catching display box that just screams for your attention!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #15 - DIRTBAG


Robbie Collins' Package Design Concept for another great figure - Dirtbag.

I love the way Robbie used the combination of the slime and the bricks, both being a tribute back to the original graphics on the packaging from way back when, but with Robbie's unique "twist" on the way they all come together.

I like the way the figure is shown in illustration form at the top.

The method Robbie used to incorporate graphics inside the box was a nice touch as well, making this display package one of my favorites in this whole group!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #14 - FOOT SOLDIER


Kevin Moreno's Package Design Concept for the Original Foot Soldier.

Although he ran out of time to show off the Foot Soldier in the box, I like the concept of using the overall color scheme of the figure on the graphics and sides of the box itself.

I am certain this would be carried over to more unique color combinations for the other figures in the line as well, making for a very colorful way to show off your new collection of TMNT action figures!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #13 - SLASH


Jeremy Grayson's Package Design Concept for an awesome display box for SLASH!

"Over the top" is the way Jeremy likes to do things.

Attention to details is another quality that sets his work apart from most people.

You might not be able to see it here, but not only is the figure prominently displayed with its own unique, custom display base... but, Jeremy also engraved the Foot Logo across the plastic window in front of Slash!!!

And, I love the way the accessories are shown the back of the box in their own window display!

Really fun stuff to look at on my shelf at home. Thanks Jeremy!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #12 - TOKKA


Jorge Garnica's Package Design Concept for Tokka.

I like the compact look and feel of this design.

An easy way to store and show off your collection by stacking the boxes if they all came like this, or at least a variation of this concept here.

The small packaging reminds me of the old Matchbox cars... compact design, but a great product inside for our collections!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #11 - CASEY JONES


Jose Avalos' Package Design Concept for the other one of my all-time favorites: Casey Jones.

What I really liked about this box design was the side window to give an even better look at the figure and his accessories.

The die cut at the top where the sewer lid is was also a nice touch to the overall look here.

Very simple layout on the back makes it easy and fun to read all the information about all the other figures I am going to go out and buy!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #10 - DOCTOR EL


Judy Applegate's Package Design Concept for a unique snap top display box for one of my favorite characters from the TMNT Universe: Doctor El.

This ineresting snap top box design was based on a cell phone package that Judy had brought to class. I like the way the top would unsnap so you could take out the figure without tearing it open to ruin the packaging in the first place.

The window on the front makes it fun to see the figure so clearly to show off the product.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE DESIGN #9 - PANDA KHAN


Heriberto Sanchez's Package Design Concept for a Display Box for Panda Khan.

The main focus here was that everything was drawn in Adobe Illustrator. All the graphics!

Panda Khan can be seen through the small window on the front of the package as would every other figure that would be included in this line.

Great details in the illustration work here.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #8 - APRIL O'NEIL


Guadalupe Martinez's Traditional Package Design Concept for April O'Neil.

This was obviously based on the original, blister card design that we are all so used to seeing.

There was only a front and back to show off, but you get the idea... very clean and very simple layout and design, which always works.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #7 - SERGEANT BANANAS


Guadalupe Bautista's Package Design Concept for a more traditional, die-cut package for Sergeant Bananas.

I really love the traditional way in which this one looks. It absolutely looks like it came right off the shelf at my local Target store!

The graphics were all laid out well and it is a very easy read when looking at the information contained on the back.

I think everything came out so well on this one. I would love to see what she would do with colors, etc... on a series of 5 more of these figures.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #6 - MONDO GECKO


Eduardo Romo's Package Design Concept for a display box for the Mondo Gecko figure.

I liked the idea of using the sewer lid as a door to open and reveal the figure inside this simple design!

It was also designed in a way that the graphics could easily be switched out for each figure that would be contained within.

In addition to the interactive way you can "open the door" on the front, I also like the added touch of having a small window on the back to show off the accessories too!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #5 - USAGI YOJIMBO


David Lozada's Package Design Concept for everyone's favorite Rabbit Samurai!

I think what really made this one work so well is David's attention to details!

The overall package design is set with a Japanese background and theme.

He even went so far as to hand-cut each and every bamboo branch that comes across the front window display, showing off the figure.

On the side, David also drew out each weapon accessory, instead of simply relying on the photos of the items... that was also a nice touch, giving this piece a very clean appearance all around!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #4 - TRICERATON


Claudia Hernandez's Package Design Concept for a display package for the Triceraton figure.

I really liked the way the figure fit into this package here.

It was also a nice touch to have all the accessories put off to the side panel, behind the wall so the figure was more prominently displayed, but the accessories could easily be seen by just turning the box a little bit.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #3 - FUGITOID


Carolyn Erfe's Package Design Concept for a Slip Case box for the Fugitoid action figure.

This design was based on the package that Carolyn's iPhone came in.

The initial box was designed as a slip case so that the Fugitoid figure could be pulled out in its own box for display purposes.

Then, on the back of the action figure box, another panel opened up to reveal the list of other figures you could also collect!

I really liked the slick, black box and the slip case idea here.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #2 - RAT KING


Brian Batara's Package Design Concept for a Light-Up Box for the Rat King.

This box was designed to come with an L.E.D. light at the top so that, when turned on, some of the ooze at the Rat King's feet would glow!

Also, the little eyes of all rats in the sewer background would glow as well, giving this one a real creepy look.

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

TMNT PACKAGE CONCEPT #1 - 4 TURTLES BOX SET


Andrew O'Melia's Package Design Concept for a box set of the four, original turtles.

This set was designed so that the top of the packages would come together to form a Japanese Coin with the individual Kanji for each of the characters.

He also created his own logos and incorporated some of the original comic book art as a backdrop for the green areas of the packaging.

One of my favorites just because of the way the four turtles work together to become one as the boxes are put back to back!

Your COMMENTS are appreciated as always.

- Chris.

The Santa Ana College TMNT Package Project Group Shot!


So, here's the gang with all their TMNT packages!

We had a blast showing them off at Comics Unlimited, so I wanna give a great big "Shout Out!" to Denise and Mark, who were working at the time, for their generosity in letting us hang out and talk about our designs... THANKS!

Also, another special Thank You to Nancy just for having Comics Unlimited available and in my life for the past 26 years!!!!! Comics Unlimited Rules!!! - Chris

Thursday, May 5, 2011

TMNT PACKAGE BKGD Graphic!


Hey folks....

ANOTHER Sneak Peek at a background graphic for another of the TMNT Package Project my students will be presenting tonight...

- Chris.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SNEAK PREVIEW of the TMNT PACKAGE PROJECT


Here you go folks... just a "hint" of what's to come by this weekend!!!

- Chris

The NEW TMNT FIGURES blog has now officially started.

Welcome one and all!

This blog will be exclusively dedicated to "All things" about the Ninja Turtles line of action figures from 1988 all the way up to today! (yes, even the "Next Mutation" line too.)

So, the first item up will be a series of pictures of ALL-NEW Packaging concepts that the students in my Adobe InDesign class came up with.

They will be presenting their boxes tomorrow night, so Stay Tuned...

- Chris