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VISEone shows off a custom, teases Zombie Goo colorway


Looks like Zombie Goo will be pretty in pink
Jan 17
// Brian Szabelski
VISEone has sent out a bit of news on what he;'s been up to lately. Primarily, that's been a new commissioned piece, a henna-tattooed metallic purple Qee. The dark color does hide some of the styling, but if you look at some ...
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C2E2 2013: Dark Horse


The biggest announcement wasn't even on display
Apr 28
// Brian Szabelski
For C2E2, Dark Horse brought a lot of pieces we've highlighted before, and really, the highlight of it all was seeing all of the upcoming Hellboy Mini Qees. The five on display will be releasing on July 10, the week before Sa...
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He's Mr. Sparkle and he's disrespectful to dirt


You can own this limited edition custom by Zombiemonkie.
Mar 16
// Vanessa Cubillo
Those who are fans of The Simpsons will recognize Mr. Sparkle as the Japanese soap mascot who eerily looks like Homer Simpson. Last year, Mikie Graham a.k.a. Zombiemonkie, debuted his Mr. Sparkle custom at SDCC for disp...

Custom Made Monday: Game on

Mar 11 // Brian Szabelski
Mega-Hic!-Man by Igor Ventura So as always, we'll start with the header. It's a beautiful piece from Igor Ventura, made for 1AM Gallery's Game On show opening March 22. Called Mega-Hic!-Man, it's a Mega Man-inspired Munny, fused with a bit of a drinking problem. Just simply amazing: the beer-themed patterning on his body looks great enough, but the real treat is that Mega Man's blaster has been turned into a jug of liquor. We'll have some details on the show coming up in another post, so stay tuned for that. Codename Blanka by Sekure D Also taking part in 1AM Gallery's Game On show is Sekure D, and he's put his love for the Street Fighter franchise on display with Codename Blanka, which I believe is a customized Foomi from Kidrobot's Munnyworld line. While he now plays mostly as Cammy (See? He's a great guy) or Ken, Sekure's first character was Blanka. That inspired Sekure's 6-inch piece for the Game On show, taking a favorite from the past and adding some of his own style to it. Most evidently, it's the face that sports Sekure's multi-colored urban style, but there's plenty of nice detailing all over the place. The broken leg chain and the sculptwork around the hair and feet are what really stand out for me. Tanooki Mario by Albert Art Keeping the video game theme going here, Albert Art has transformed a Qee into Super Mario Bros. 3's Tanooki Mario. Now, as everyone knows, Tanooki Mario is best Mario (followed closely only by Raccoon and Hammer Suit Mario from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Cape Mario from Super Mario World) The only thing that could have made this better for me? If Albert was releasing this in a set of two figures, the other being the statue that Tanooki Mario turns into. For some reason, I've never seen anyone do that, and it seems like it'd be a great piece to try and recreate. Mrs. Poogy by Kasey Tararuj D'awwwwww. Kasey's latest creation is a custom 3-inch Uglydoll figure commissioned by a collector based on their hamster. Kasey did it a few months ago, and the little furball is actually pretty cute. Sadly, the real Mrs. Poogy passed away shortly after the figure was completed, so in a way, it'll let the collector remember a beloved pet. D-Rex by Reet Neet Reet Neet's latest is based off the 3-inch Dunny model, turned into a green T-rex. What's great about it? Well, to start, it reminds me an awful lot of those cheap plastic dinosaurs I grew up with, right down to the wide-open eyes and sculpted teeth. Nothing like a little bit of a nostalgia kick to start the week! Prober by Patrick Wong Patrick Wong's latest is a new character that Patrick and tattooist Ryan Tsutsumi brainstormed during a collaborative painting session, with each artist designing half a face for the character. According to Patrick, Prober is an immortal being that continuously intervenes in human life, acting as a bringer of justice to those who do evil. It's been illustrated in both graffiti and as a paste-up, but recently, Patrick did a 7-inch Munny based on the character. It carries a mystical staff and, according to Patrick, is shown with its two sets of eyes doing what it does best: digesting souls. The one-off custom is not for sale, but if you're interested in Patrick making something for your collection, he does take commissions. Check out his website (linked above) for more info. Bruiser by InfiniteRabbits From InfiniteRabbits, we have this burly little dude named Bruiser. As far as I can tell, he's a customized Muttpop Tequilla that Thomas is working on for a collector, and I have to say Bruiser looks like he'll live up to his name. That tough-guy look is helped by the fact that Bruiser's got some angler fish in him, along with those pointy rows of teeth. On the other hand, though ... he does look quite happy for a burly fellow, doesn't he? Dustbuster by Michael "FichtenFoo" Fichtenmayer FichtenFoo has recently finished up a new 1/35-scale model kit based on a design by Miguel Lopez and modeled by Nate Clowar. If it looks a little bit like Borderlands, that's what inspired the original design. The painted piece, attached to a customized base, looks really good and weathered, down to the tiniest little parts.  See his earlier in-progress photos here. If you want one of your own, the kits are available for US$90 right now at Industria Mechanika. Blackbeetle ver. Metabee by ???? An unknown customizer on FG-Site has given us this cool custom Metabee kit from Kotobukiya, recoloring it to more or less resemble Blackbeetle (or Blakbettle). While it does seem to mostly be a repaint, there's not much in the way of Blackbeetle merchandise out there at all. In fact, this is the first time I've seen anyone think to use the Metabee kit for a custom, too. Just a shame that there wasn't an actual Blackbeetle kit released ... TK Katsu by Mouse9090 From the ThreeA forums comes this cool looking custom figure from Mouse9090. It's based on the TK base, with a fair amount of customization done. I especially like how the little mask turned out; it feels like a regular ThreeA release! There's a whole section of the forums dedicated to custom ThreeA figures, so if you're ever looking for something interesting, hop on over there. The customs range from simple repaints to more elaborate creations and the occasional kitbash or two. Custom Evil Origami by Run DMB Finally, we wrap up things with a custom Evil Origami figure by Run DMB. It's done in his usual style, with some red and grayscale details on a black backdrop. Looks very fiery, like embers burning among ashes from a fire. [That wraps up this week's installment of Custom Made Monday! If you have any customs you'd like to see featured, or just spot something that's eye-catching and fits the feature, be sure to e-mail us and let us know!]
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The designer vinyl community gears up for one of the coolest looking shows this year
After a one-week break due to being busy, Custom Made Monday returns! This week's edition brings a certain flavor to it ... a very heavy gaming flavor. Whether you're a fan of the classics or more in tune with the modern titl...

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Toy Fair 2013: Dark Horse


Hellboy, spaceships, and a statue honoring a sci-fi legend
Feb 13
// Brian Szabelski
Dark Horse's Toy Fair booth had more than just the Hellboy Qqs on display (more on them in a moment). For fans of Domo, there's a ton of new merchandise to look forward to, including some samurai Domo gear, more blind-boxed f...

Custom Made Monday: A new coat of paint

Feb 11 // Brian Szabelski
Sigma by Jin Saotome Carrying over the old tradition from MMR, we start with the customs featured in the header. First up, Jin Saotome's custom Sigma from Mega Man X. Jin is apparently an impatient man, and not willing to wait for Bandai's D-Arts figure, he has made his own in a Marvel Legends style. It's 8.5 inches tall, and uses parts from the DC Direct Parademon and Lex Luthor, Orange Lantern Luthor's head, and capes from Magneto and Mr. Sinister. The beam saber is crafted from a acryllic rod and the whole thing looks fantastic. Knock Knock, the Trebuchet Mammophant by f+ Next up, we have f+'s latest commissioned piece. There's a Dunny acting as the rider, but the entire piece is actually a highly customized 10-inch Labbit. While the trebuchet is small and only made of wood ... it actually works and slings a 3-inch Dunny head projectile, according to Josh.  Don't believe me? Watch it in action: I'm in love with it. Josh says he's going to make more Mammophants now that he knows he can do something like this, including a ballista and traditional catapult. I await them eagerly. Yukata Miku Nendoroid by unknown artist Sadly, I don't have an idea who is the artist behind this one, as the FG-Site page doesn't list the artist's name. But gosh, it's an adorable rework of Yukata Miku, giving her a more summer festival-style attire, complete with new accessories like the apple on a stick and cotton candy. Wish this could have been the original release! [via Nendonesia] Custom Mortal Kombat props by Mint Condition Customs Custom props aren't normally Mint Condition's thing (he generally does action figures), but he's done three prop replicas for a client: Sub Zero's ice ball, Liu Kang's fireball, and Scorpion's spear. Each one is meant to be a 1/1-scale replica, and both elemental blasts feature light-up capabilities. Be sure to check out the links above for all the WIP details and more specifics! Rusty Flamethrower and A Dude Monster, both by TazX TazX sends us two customs he did recently: a 3-inch Dunny named Rusty Flamethrower that, true to its name, is rusty and has a flamethrower; and A Dude Monster, a Dudebox figure that he's turned into a large-mouthed monster. Pretty simple to guess which is which, right? If you're interested, both customs are in TazX's shop. A Dude Monster is US$25, and Rusty Flamethrower is US$40. Wrath by Phu! Phu!'s latest, for the Art Without Borders show on Feb. 23 at Art Whino, is an 8-inch Qee mech he's calling Wrath. Carrying a bladed shield and with a hidden Gatling gun in its belly, the Rebel Pilot-helmed Wrath features a different color palette than usual from Phu! This one is camoflauged in red and yellow with a military green backdrop. Some of the found objects Phu! used look really good on this piece, like the nobs or caps on the back tank and the extra gears in the head. Water Snake 2013 Qee by Patrick Wong From Patrick Wong, we've got a 5-inch Toyer Mini Qee here to celebrate the new Year of the Snake in 2013. Mixing in the zodiac element of water to go with the snake, and the end result is this cool blue and black custom that means business. It's available, too, if you want it: the price is US$100 in Patrick's shop. 420 by melodreama The latest from melodreama is a custom Munny for a good little cause: she's made it for a Kickstarter that starts today for a vinyl documentary by Dope Vinyl. It'll be one of many customs offered us as Kickstarter rewards; stay tuned! We'll have a post up on it a little later tonight, probably. TMNT Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder by PackRat Studios While Playmates may be announcing new TMNT figures at Toy Fair 2013, PackRat Studios has made their own, featuring Casey Jones, Metalhead and Super Shredder as they appear in the Nickelodeon cartoon. I like the detailing work on Metalhead's wiring, and Super Shredder does look like someone you wouldn't want to cross ... though I don't know how he gets through doors with those big claws of his. Maybe he doesn't use doors. Jungle Critter Customs by David Stevenson From David Stevenson, we have these custom mini Buff Monster figures. Each of the figures is a totally different design, and they'll all be at ToyCon UK in April for £5 each. I love some of the whimsy in these designs, and how they feel like they might be just as easily found on the pages of a child's story book as they would on a custom designer toy. Nugglife Dunnys by Ian Ziobrowski Ian Ziobrowski has recently completed four new additions to his Nugglife universe, all Dunnys: There's Leafy, which I believe is a customized version of DrilOne's Dunny due to the inclusion of his gas mask. And it's fase to say with a name like Leafy, he may be a fan of lighting it up; Second is Waxy, who happens to make certain oils that are popular within the Nugglife world. Ian notes that Waxy's eyes never seem to be open, and he's not sure why that is; Waxy's never told him; Third is a series of Nuggyeaters, yetis who live within the Nugglife world and likely live up to their names, if their designs are any indication. New to the yeti crew is a cyclops yeti. Finally, there's a custom Ian did for Shawn Wigs' series, taking a resin Dunny and turning it into the Nuggy Inspector, a little robot who helps Nuggs figure out the cream of the crop of his stash. It's available as part of the blind-boxed Da Crusher custom Dunny series in for US$100 Bowser Dunny by Ian Ziobrowski Ian's also done some commissions this year, and one of them, happens to be this little 3-inch Dunny based off the King of Koopas. The little guy still has his spiky shell and comes with a fireball accessory, though it leaves me wondering; could you do an 8-inch Bowser and have a series of 3-inch Munnys or Dunnys as the Koopalings? I think that'd be an awesome idea, but please feel free to leave dumb old Bowser Jr. out of the mix. Custom Flight Dunny by Scott Kinnebrew Scott Kinnebrew has a few new things going on, and one of those happens to be a quick customization he did of kaNO's Flight Dunny. Not only was it a little bit of a repaint, but Scott's also crafted some new wings for the Starscream-inspired Dunny. I think the new paint job adds a nice weathered effect and it looks nice, but sadly, I can't buy it; it's already sold out. Scott does take commissions, though, so be sure to contact him if you've got something you're interested in having done. If you're willing to wait a little bit, though, Scott mentioned to us that he'll have some new pieces in the upcoming Vinyl Thoughts Nation blind-boxed series. The series, which releases at the beginning of March, will feature 5 Banditos and a Senorita chase all customized by Scott; we'll have some more info and perhaps some photos coming soon on that. Electro Spawn by Scott Kinnebrew Also new from Scott is a customized 8-inch Medicom Hamburger Head Spawn figure, featuring a bright new paint job (with lovely pink accents for fighting the agents of Heaven, I see). This custom is available in Scott's shop for $US(PRICE) at the moment, with free shipping for purchases within the U.S. Ren the Moth by Stitches and Glue Finally, we have another custom QiQi for the Creo Design QiQi show at ToyCon UK, this one from Stitches and Glue. They're normally more known for their creative plushes and the like, and this certainly fits the bill even though it's a vinyl figure. They've taken the regular QiQi body and flocked it, added some antennae and other hand sculpted features, attached some taxidermied eyes, and created some gorgeous mesh wings. The whole thing sits upon a custom tree branch base, and as a note to it's size, the QiQi is only 3 inches tall, so this is a pretty big piece. Definitely one of the more eye-catching customs I've seen for the show so far; I'm looking forward to seeing more of them! [That wraps up this week's installment of Custom Made Monday! If you have any customs you'd like to see featured, or just spot something that's eye-catching and fits the feature, be sure to e-mail us and let us know!]
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Now featuring more than just Munnys and Dunnys
Today's my birthday, and as such, I figured today would be as good a day as any to announce the rebirth of Munn-day Morning Recap into a new, expanded feature — Custom Made Monday. Custom Made Monday expands on what Mun...

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Rotobox's 2013 starts off with more robots


Latest customs draw inspiration from Akira, 1970s anime series
Feb 11
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox has sent us news about two news customs they've just finished up. First off is a custom Celsius inspired by Akira: Yamagata's bike, with Yamagata at the controls. Part of the Rotobox Parallel Series, this is a bit mor...
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Will come in several variants, too
We're happy to bring you guys news that Dark Horse will be distributing a new series of Hellboy Mini Qees that Toy2R is producing. Dark Horse previously released some larger, 8-inch Hellboy Qees, and these are slightly smalle...

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Albert Art's Ness Qee ends 2012 with a bang


Maybe if we're lucky, he'll do Jeff next.
Dec 31
// Brian Szabelski
Albert Art has passed along a new custom that he's been working on, and if you're an EarthBound fan, you should be pleased. As part of a commissioned piece, Albert has made an 8-inch Qee of Ness, complete with his tradem...
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Custom Delights: Okokume's custom Qees


Five gorgeous choices to pick from
Oct 23
// Brian Szabelski
From Barcelona, Spain, we bring you a new set of 5 custom Qees by Okokume (a.k.a. Laura Mas). Sponsored by Okrabelo and Lapolab, the 8-inch Qees were inspired by Okokume's custom Qee for the "TOY'Z by FLS" event for SWAB...

NYCC 2012: Tenacious Toys

Oct 17 // Natalie Kipper
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Original works and custom creations mingle
Tenacious Toys' booth at New York Comic Con was definitely one for toy collectors that fancy their figures with a touch more hands-on artistry. I believe all of the toys there were either hand-made or created by a smaller gro...

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Lisa Rae Hansen's custom PigQee for charity is in bloom


Check out this Qee submitted to Art For A Cure
Oct 08
// Kristina Pino
Lisa Rae Hansen passed along some pictures of her lovely custom PigQee, labeled Bloom, which was donated by Toy2R for Art For A Cure (here's a link to the specific Cause). Bloom features a cute little flower decoration on its...
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[UPDATED] Carson Catlin shows off the goods for NYCC


Look for Carson Catlin and others at Tenacious Toys' booth #3121
Oct 08
// Kristina Pino
[updated: We now have pictures of the 18-inch Qee, labeled THXKW, which will be available at Tenacious Toys for US$500 during NYCC. It's got some nice colors to it!] As most of our favorite designer artists, Carson has been r...
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Uncle Argh Noir Edition Qee headed to Tenacious Toys


Exclusive to be on sale Wednesday, Sept. 19
Sep 18
// Brian Szabelski
You might remember back in March, we posted about a Kickstarter for Scott Tolleson, Toy2R and Tenacious Toys' Uncle Argh Noir Edition Qee. Well, the Kickstarter was a success, the Qees have been shipped off to the backers, an...
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Custom Delights: Albert Art's Pussee Riot Qees


Sep 14
// Brian Szabelski
Albert Art has sent us along some photos of his most recent custom figures, a set of three 8-inch Qee Cats he's calling the Pussee Riot Qees. The threesome are looking for a figut, as evidenced by the mean looks on their face...
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SDCC 2012: So So Happy custom Qees


Jul 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
So So Happy studio put up an impressive display of custom Qees at SDCC. Many of their own characters from various lines were represented by a several talented artists working in a variety of mediums. The bright colors aren't ...
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Toy2R announces four new Qees from four artists


Jun 27
// Brian Szabelski
Toy2R has a bunch of new Qees coming out in the next few months; in fact, four of them have already been announced by Toy2R, each featuring a different artist and different theme. Whether you want an undead warrior, an o...
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The custom Qees of So So Happy, Toy2R's touring show


May 10
// Brian Szabelski
Earlier this year, Toy2R and So So Happy announced they'd be teaming up for a custom toy show featuring Toy2R's Qees as customized by a number of artists from around the world. The show will be touring to various cons and oth...
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Two new customs have appeared over the weekend from the crew at Rotobox, and both of them are great for you old-school anime and robot fans out there. First, there's the custom Celsius they've done of Plawres Sanshiro's ...

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Custom 8-inch Qee by Lisa Rae Hansen totally rocks it


Apr 30
// Kristina Pino
Recently we were alerted to this great addition to the Heavy Metal Qee Show curated by fugi.me's Daniel Perry. It's called "Iron Maiden Plus Special Guest MegaSeth" and it looks fabulous. Here's Lisa's description: Heavy Met...
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Albert Art's newest Qees are Double Trouble


Apr 25
// Brian Szabelski
From Albert Art, we have photos of two of his recent custom Qees, the team known either as Double Trouble or A & A. Based on the style of his Letterman the Hound, the Pigee and QeeBear customs look ready for a fight or tw...
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Toy2R's Spike and Melting Toyer Qee Collection


Apr 10
// Rio McCarthy
I always liked the Toyer Qee design, and now that Spring has rolled around you'll be able to see two new designs for them. These newly sculpted 5 inch Mini Qees come as the Spike Toyer or the Melting Toyer and are available i...
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A new Domo Qee blind box series coming soon? Count me in! I've had some of the previous series' pieces and I loved them! They're always very fun and come in exciting colors. Series 4 looks to be heading in the same direction,...

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Tenacious Exclusive Scott Tolleson Qee on Kickstarter!


Mar 20
// Rio McCarthy
Tenacious Toys is doing their thing and starting off a Kickstarter project to fund an exclusive grayscale colorway of Scott Tolleson's 5 inch Uncle Argh Mini Qee. If they reach their goal, Toy2R will produce 500 pieces of the...
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VISEone's Comic Stripped Hobbes Qee brings nostalgia


Mar 15
// Rio McCarthy
It seems I'm far from the only one who grew up with the incredible comics of Bill Watterson, namely Calvin and Hobbes. Without having to say it, this is definitely my favorite of VISEone's Comic Stripped pieces to date. This ...
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Mikie Graham's Mon-Kii draws from So So Happy's world


Mar 10
// Natalie Kipper
Mikie Graham is entering Toy2R and So So Happy's custom Qee show, and he means business. Monkey business, that is. The premise of the exhibit is to design a Qee that would fit into the So So Happy world. His entry, Mon-Kii Bo...
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Two new Deady Bunee Mini Qees on the way


Jan 26
// Brian Szabelski
Toy2R's Mini Qee line will get two new additions from Voltaire's Deady series this April in the form of the Deady Bunee Mini Qees. Each 5-inch Qee is based on the Bunee figure, and there will be two designs available — ...
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Rotobox turns Mach Baron into a custom Qee


Dec 12
// Brian Szabelski
Rotobox has a brand new custom Qee from their mech custom series. The newest Qee is from Super Robot Mach Baron, an old tokusatsu show from the 1970s in Japan. Big and red, Mach Baton has all the details of its bigger self, i...
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NYCC 2011: A run in with Crook ED the cop!


Oct 18
// Kristina Pino
Ian Ziobrowski came in with a big box right as we were setting up to leave Toy2R & Tenacious Toys on Saturday with something quite dangerous inside! I didn't know it at the time, but apparently ED here is one crooked cop!...
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NYCC 2011: Checking out Rsin Art's customs at the show


Oct 18
// Kristina Pino
While I was at Tenacious Toys & Toy2R's booth, I was lucky to run into a few other artists and customs I'd been looking forward to after we went to say hello, and the first artist I met (besides Carson, whose interview wa...

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