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Vintage Rainbow Brite Toy Bank Repainted by kevinbolk Vintage Rainbow Brite Toy Bank Repainted by kevinbolk
A good friend of mine gave me this adorable Rainbow Brite bank from 1983 that she had when she was little. The plastic bank was looking a little worse for wear and her eyes had falled off. So after some priming and a couple hours of painting and detailing, I made her better than she was before...stronger...faster...etc. :D This was my first time doing this sort of thing, so I'm glad it came out okay. She'll be displayed in my studio at the window. :)

*NOTE: I omitted the star on her cheek until such time as I feel comfortable painting it without making it look like crap, or I find a suitable decal. :D

UPDATE! Using some solid advice I got from folks here and on tumblr, I decided to throw caution to the wind and paint her cheek star. You can check it out here! Didn’t come out half bad and now she is complete. :D Thanks, gang!
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:iconmina-fox:
Mina-Fox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice repaint job. And it looks more likeness-accurate than what the OEM did.
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:iconjester-of-the-clown:
Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You can make a pretty penny doing this for miniature enthusiasts. Just a thought...
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:iconchiyawa:
Chiyawa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Oh, Rainbow Brite coin box. Nice job restoring this piece of rare artefact.
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suzanami Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
you did a gorgeous job!
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:iconlittlekunai:
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
Great restoration job
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:iconayablue22:
AyaBlue22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Your repainting looks far better than the original! It looks fantastic and the colors are truer to the cartoon. :D I adore this! 
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:iconhirpina81:
Hirpina81 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job! I think you could draw the star on the cheek too, as you could paint all the rest, in particular her eyes, really bright ;-)

The colors are better than the original ones: back then they weren't accurate with their characters.
I was a little child when I saw her on Italian TV, and they gave her the name "Iridella".
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dbkit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man that looks so good!
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:iconamattz-de-studiom:
AMattz-de-StudioM Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice retouch! It definitely needed it, because that first image is the stuff of nightmares.
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:iconpsyhoticartist:
PsyhoticArtist Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I used to have one of these... I think its in a box in our garage somewhere. This is a cool idea, if its in horrible shape like the one you got.
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pesadillaenunagujero Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I prefer the doll of rubber, not the doll of the ceramic but I like that the ceramic have more colours
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Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
That is an amazing improvement!
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JoseMao Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2015
Nice job!!! what kind of paint did you use?
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:iconmissamis:
missamis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
gorgeous!  I have one of these banks and thought of doing this, but could never make it look like this!
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:iconemcityturtle:
emcityturtle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Thaaaaat's amazing! She was my first female crush, I think... when I was like 6 or 7. hehe
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:iconcosmicgrove:
CosmicGrove Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love when people take something old  and give it some love to look new again! Wonderful job! Even with the star. :)
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:iconmaxdestruction:
MaxDestruction Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
I like how the finished product almost looks like it's made of porcelain. Very nice work! <3
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
i don't know if you used a sealant to make sure nothing will peel off but
if you can get your hands on "Mr. Super Clear FLAT" it's Totally matte i think it could look even better. just don't cover the eyes- let them stay shiny.
but be careful because this shit it toxic, use a mask, open space etc.
i really loved the re-paint
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:iconderjogelle:
derJOgelle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   General Artist
"it came out okay"???
This ain't okay, this is EPIC!
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:iconkeith-the-cat:
Keith-The-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you get those megaman figures? XD Great job on the re-painting. 
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:iconblueace1986:
blueace1986 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
U did a damm good job with repainting her colors AND with her cheek star!!!!!! I can still remember watching her on the tv from when I was 5.
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:iconfreakylatina:
FreakyLatina Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
GOOD JOB!!!!
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:iconneonlunafish:
NeonLunafish Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!!! :D
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pl0xBl0x Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful. Wonderful job.
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slyfox-naruto Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
awesome job :D
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:iconhimegabi:
HimeGabi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Superior job. She looks better than she did when she was purchased because they never put in that many details to her hair.
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:iconsilkalivedoll:
SilkaLiveDoll Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh, good job, dude!
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:iconayamesuzuki:
AyameSuzuki Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That first picture will haunt my dreams....
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:iconcometbab:
cometbab Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
This was my favorite show when i was little! You have brought great honor to its name!
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:iconshari81:
shari81 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She looks really great! :)
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:iconobi-quiet:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I think you did great. :)
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:iconshadowletheria:
ShadowLetheria Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work with this re-paint
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:iconsmurfette123:
Smurfette123 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
CUTE!
I also like your Strawberry Shortcake notebook.
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:iconnaomi-daos:
Naomi-Daos Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hooray! I loved Rainbow Brite <3
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:iconokiegurl1981:
okiegurl1981 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! I love how you added the shading, and the blush on her cheeks!
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:iconshiroaniko:
Shiroaniko Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She's fantastic! Great work. I want one now. lol
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SonicRose Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks a lot brighter and shinier and I love the rosy cheeks
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:iconlastryghtz:
LastRyghtz Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Great restoration!
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:iconchocoanilla:
Chocoanilla Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DWhat did ur friend think of her afterwards?
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:iconchristadoodles:
ChristaDoodles Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love that you put her on top of a Strawberry Shortcake notebook. I was always the Rainbow fan and my younger sister loved Strawberry. Good work Kevin! :D
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PeachPod Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I remember her! Great job, she's adorable! :iconsocuteplz:
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:iconleftwingduck:
LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amaze balls!
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:iconswanlullaby:
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic!
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:iconemeraldryusenshi:
EmeraldRyuSenshi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Nice it looks brand new!
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:iconceedeeembee:
CeeDeeEmBee Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Damn. That is beautiful.
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:iconsoliton:
soliton Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sweet job :D
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:iconmuttthecartoonist:
MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Nice work Kevin!
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:iconarashkya:
arashkya Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
You did an amazing job! The only thing I don't like is that you changed some of the colors to include green, purple and orange. A true restoration wouldn't have added colors that weren't there to start.

But either way, you did a beautiful job! And I think the cheek star came out great. ^_^
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qpt32 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
oh i remember this character! :O
memories~ nice job =D
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