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MY  WORLD OF THE IMAGINATION IN TOY PHOTOGRAPHY......PART ONE....

IMAGES  FROM  MY  ARCHIVES

Welcome to a selection of my Toy Photography from the last thirty four years.....

All images shown here are copywrite....the images belong to the Toy Companies who I did work for over the years....as the Creator and Production Designer of these images I am using them here to illustrate my work and have permission to do so on this site....enjoy your viewing experience and memories as we take this road down memory lane.......

ACTION MAN

I worked with Hasbro Toys UK , 3D Licensing , Marvel Comics UK , Panini Comics UK , Gemma Cards , Pedigree Books on the ACTION MAN RANGE for eight years from 1987.....creating Toy Advertising Images , Action Man Comic Covers , Competition Pages , Poster Images , Greetings Cards , Annual Books Photography , Fifteen PhotoStory adventures and lots more along the way....

ZERO HOUR TOYS

Working with Bluebird Toys of Swindon in 1990 / 1991 my photogaphy and model set designs were used in the advertising for the ZERO HOUR TOY RANGE . The work covered the Trade Catalogues illustrations and full page advertisements in the Children's Comics . My set model work featured at the London Toy Fair with a twelve foot model display to show the full range , together with an additional six foot model set for the Harrogate Toy Fair Exhibition .

In addition four more large model displays were built for further photography shoots over a six month's period to illustrate the product in different settings .

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Toontastic Comics James Hill brought me on board to help with the launch editions of the Masters of the Universe Comic....with full support of Mattel Toys in the UK to bring my supermation style of image making to illustrate the product range in the Comic over a six months period . With He-Man and friends I brought my photography with a mix of artwork to realize an impressive series of photo realism for the advertising for the products.....

 

THE FIRST ACTION MAN PHOTOSTORY ADVENTURE.....

This appeared in the Millenium Special Edition of the Action Man Comic....

 

Fourteen more photostories would follow this adventure for Action Man from my studio centre in Lancashire , England .

 

All the concept stories were first designed by myself in a storyboard format and then my Editors at Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK would create the dialogue format for the adventures , together with the addition of any effects artwork that was needed to finish the stories for publication .

 

My Editors Alan Cowsill , Rob Jones , together with manager Editor Alan O'Keefe helped me bring something very special to the Action Man Comic Summer and Winter Specials with a supermation digital model animation style of presentation format .

During the production stages for the photostories I had the full support of Hasbro's Creative Director Edward Catchpole and his team who supplied everything needed to support me in bringing this unique form of children's entertainment in a comic format to reality .

 

BARBIE  MATTEL  TOYS.....

Here we have some very early toy pictures created in the nineteen eighties....created on a model set...studio images to form a presentation to present my work to Toy Company Executives with my ideas and creative style for toy advertising....

 

These images are print reproductions taken from the original 6x7 transparencies from the picture shoot...

 

MORE  TOY  PROJECTS  FROM  THE  NINETEEN  EIGHTIES  AND NINETIES.....

MARVEL   COMICS  X-MEN  TOYS

CHILDREN'S COMIC ADVERTISEMENT

DANGER  GIRLS  ACTION FIGURES

QUAKE 2  ACTION  FIGURES

JONNY  QUEST  ACTION  FIGURES

DIGITAL PHOTO ART......An early example of my artistic talents with digital painting....from around 2014....

MEGA  FORCE  TOYS 

A selection of imagery....

MOBILE  ARMOURED  STRIKE  KOMMAND.....M.A.S.K.

M.A.S.K....MOBILE  ARMOURED  STRIKE  KOMMAND 

 

WHERE  ORDINARY  VEHICLES  AND  MEN  BECOME  AN  AWESOME FIGHTING  TEAM  TO  WAGE  BATTLE  AGAINST  VENOM  ,  THE  VICIOUS EVIL  NETWORK  OF  MAYHEM .

KENNER  TOYS  M.A.S.K   RANGE....

THE  YEAR  IS  1988  &  1989

Danger on land , sea and in the air from Venom and their contraworld masters .

 

Fantastic new developments in science since man's conquest of the moon , with flying jet cars , incredible vehicles with awesome firepower and manned supersonic combat warhead battle machines .

They combine in tensely dramatic stories of adventure with an elite fighting force as it battles against the evil members of Venom in the world of tomorrow.....

MASK INTERIOR MODEL SET - BOULDER HILL 

Under a veil of deep secrecy and housed beneath a large mountain at Boulder Hill is the Headquarters of M.A.S.K.

From here under the control of the Peaceful Nations Alliance , M.A.S.K commanded by Matt Trakker , an indepenndently wealthy industrialist , is ready to send its Agents and Vehicles anywhere in the world to counter the threats of Venom .

MASK - RAVEN - CORVETTE WITH DRIVER CALHOUN BURNS

Fast paced vehicle action and high adventures abound as Matt Tracker and his M.A.S.K Team are featured in animated TV series against Miles and Max Mayhem...evil twin brothers and their Venom Team .

 

M.A.S.K an all action capable toy range from Kenner Toys.....photographed here by Richard Dixon at Toy Photo Design Studios in Lancashire England .

All images used here copywrite Kenner toys UK - Europe....all images used with permission of the Marketing Director Europe for my publicity on this website .

MASK  KENWORTH  TRUCK - mobile command centre fighting machine.....

CODENAME RHINO.....

MASK BULLDOG - BULLDOZE

MASK BULLDOG - DRIVER BORIS BUSHKIN

VENOM MANTA - DRIVER VANESSA WARFIELD

MASK - THUNDERHAWK - FLYING OVER THE NEW MEXICO DESERT .

MASK - SLINGSHOT - NEW MEXICO DESERT ROAD .

MASK - FIERO  SPORTS  CAR - FIREFORCE

MASK - THUNDERHAWK WITH DRIVER MATT TRAKKER

MASK - RAVEN - CORVETTE

DRIVER CALHOUN BURNS

MASK - THUNDERHAWK  - FLYING OVER US ARMY ARMOURED TRANSPORTER ON DESERT ROAD....

MASK GOLIATH WITH FLYING INTERCEPTOR.....

MASK WILDCAT

NEW MEXICO DESERT ROAD...THUNDERHAWK - RAVEN - BULLDOZE

MASK FIREFLY

MASK FIREFLY WITH DRIVER / PILOT JULIO LOPEZ

MASK GATOR WITH DRIVER DUSTY HAYES AND BRUCE SATO

MASK GATOR WITH DRIVER DUSTY HAYES AND BRUCE SATO

MASK  -  VENOM  DESERT  CAVE  HIDEOUT

VENOM VEHICLES...IGUANA - VAMPIRE - PIRANHA

MASK STILETTO WITH DRIVER GLORIA BAKER

VENOM VAMPIRE CYCLE WITH RIDER FLOYD MALLOY....

IMAGE ALSO FEATURES MILES MAYHEM VENOM FIGURE .

COMIC PAGE / MASK VEHICLE POSTER FEATURE

MASK BULLDOG / BULLDOZE WITH DRIVER BORIS BUSHKIN

MASK GATOR WITH DRIVER DUSTY HAYES

MASK SLINGSHOT - OPENS TO REVEAL FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR 

DRIVER ACE RIKER

MASK SLINGSHOT

MASK / "DESERT MAYHEM" - COMICS PHOTO STORY ADVENTURE

WRITTEN AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON / TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION 1989 .

This scene features the black corvette "Raven" with Driver "Dusty Hayes" .

MASK / "DESERT MAYHEM" - COMICS PHOTO STORY ADVENTURE

WRITTEN AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON / TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION  1989 .

This scene shows the US Army Armoured Land Drone vehicle "DESERTMASTER" leaving its base proving grounds in the New Mexico desert .

Venom plan to high jack the vehicle on a test run in the desert....only the Agents of MASK can stop their evil plans.....

MASK GATOR / FIGURES BRAD TURNER AND DUSTY HAYES

VENOM JACKHAMMER - MASK RANGE .

 

All MASK photography and set design by Richard Dixon and created in 1988 /1989 at TPD Studio Centre - Lancashire UK .

All images of MASK Toys....Copywrite Kenner Toys....All images used here by special permission of the Marketing Director Kenner Toys Europe .

WITCHBLADE.....

Images for online toy advertisements....designed and created by Richard Dixon .

Action Figure model sets created at TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire UK .

WITCHBLADE ACTION FIGURE / WITH CLOTH TYPE CLOAK......

Second action figure release . 

All photography and set design created by Richard Dixon .

WITCHBLADE ACTION FIGURE / FIRST RELEASE FIGURE....

LARA  CROFT  TOMB  RAIDER

MARVEL  COMICS ADVERTISEMENT  DESIGNS

Photography and model set designs by Richard Dixon . Images created at TPD STUDIOS Lancashire UK . Playmates Toys Product Design Online Sales .

LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER COMIC / MARVEL COMICS UK .

B-KIND DOLLS RANGE 2022

Meet Koral....one of a new five dolls range launched in January 2022 at the London Toy Fair Exhibition .....from SIMBA SMOBY TOYS UK....

 

For more details of the range please contact the Company....

SIMBA SMOBY TOYS UK

BRADFORD , YORKSHIRE .

TEL. 01274-765030

 

These images created by Richard Dixon , December 2021 .

More images from my archives coming soon to the website.....

ARCHIVE IMAGES FROM THE STUDIO......

OUR FIRST ACTION MAN COVER SHOWN ON TELEVISION TO ADVERTISE THE COMIC .