Hmmmmm? I seriously doubt it was from a photograph: the perspective is off, actually by a lot! Also, if it were from a photo, they'd have gotten the technology better: yes it may be the technology they have on the toy, but I see things that look like what could be: a rebreather's scrubber-cannister, a US Divers Calypso-III second stage connected to, a Dacor Olympic first stage connected with double-hoses.
Very cool image though, I think it was done in water-base tempera-colors!
Ummmm, you are aware that the gear is wrong, very wrong for the stated time on that package--RIGHT? ...
No, not really. Maybe I should have said more clearly in my initial post that I am not a diver... (sorry )
I am collecting this line of old toys (that I played with as a kid, back in 1977) and one of them happens to be this diver. My assumption was that the art on the box might be an existing painting that the manufacturer simply re-used. I had hoped that someone here might have seen it somewhere.
It wouldn't surprise me if the suit and the equipment of the figure wasn't accurate. It's just a toy and I don't think that the manufacturer tried to make it accurate. But if you could point out the things that are wrong that would be great.