Darth Vader 3-inch Dunny by TheModelMaker
As always, we start at the beginning with the Dunny featured in the header. TheModelMaker's newest commission is for a collector from Spain who bought his previous Hellboy Dunny, and he's taken a 3-inch Dunny and turned it into one of the great villains in film history. Yes, that's a 3-incher ... so imagine how small those details are. Simply mind-blowing.
Year of the Dragon 2012 Dunny by AW177
AW177's newest custom came around in time for the Chinese New Year, painted on an 8-inch Dunny. According to Allen, "This custom dunny represents the dragon, the mightiest of all the Chinese zodiac signs, the supreme spiritual power, the most ancient mythological emblem of dominance and ambition." It's for sale with a matching Lucky Miao and Mousubi set at Kidrobot New York.
Master Ken by Squink!
Ken's found a new home, but this custom Trikky should look familiar. Why? Well, it's based off the design of Squink!'s Dunny 2011 series figure, which is one of my favorites. Sadly, I'm not the owner of this custom, but I can hope one day I'll have one ...
The Electric Mayhem custom Dunny set, part 1, by Nikejerk
I don't think you can hate on the Muppets, so there's no way I can hate on Nikejerk's customs of Dr. Teeth, Janice and Zoot! Nikejerk's given each of the Dunnys some feet extensions to make them a little bit taller and more lanky (like Muppets) along with custom arms to complete the look. That paintjob doesn't hurt either!
[via The Blot Says]
GundamHEAD by Rohby
Rohby's latest custom is a Gundam-inspired Munny that features a jetpack on it. That's all I really need to say, isn't it?
[via Vinyl Pulse]
Gravedigger by Anthony DeVito
Hope you're not eating while checking out this Dunny, because Anthony DeVito's Gravedigger is an 8-inch one covered in maggots! It's also got that creepy green skull, but the sculptwork here is pretty darn cool!
[via Tenacious Toys blog]
C-3PO Munny by Jason Chalker
Jason has put together another Star Wars-themed custom, this time featuring the golden protocol droid C-3PO. It's 7 inches tall, has light-up eyes activated by a motion sensor, and better yet, it's for sale for US$375 right now.
[via Tenacious Toys blog]
Great North American Pot-Bellied Autumn Owl by Andrew R. Shondrick
Andrew Shondrick's entry into Vivid Plastic's "Paper or Plastic" show in Akron, Ohio, was this little guy, a custom Munny that really doesn't even look much like a Munny. That's more a testament to Andrew's work at crafting the Munny into something else than anything ... plus the little fellow's adorable, don't you think?
Bianco, the White Owl by M.G. Litan
Also in the world of custom owl art is M.G. Litan's piece for Munnyfestation at Blanc Gallery in Mandaluyong, Philippines. The Munny design is a little more obvious on this one (the owl is the head and the tree stump the body), and it works as just a plain, white piece. After all, it was at Blanc Gallery, so white fits, right?
Puff the Steampunk Dragon by Cassia Harries
For the Micro Show at Gallery Nucleus, artist Cassia Harries has taken a good ol' Munny and turned it into this most amazing steampunk dragon. The scales on the skin look good, as do the textures on the wings and his little goggles on his face. If you want him, you can pick him up for US$700.
Genjuro by Edgar Saavedra
A custom armored warrior? Why not?! Edgar Saavedra's Genjuro comes with a removable mask and looks a lot like a traditional samurai. Considering my love for Japanese history ... yep, that's all I really need to fall in love with this fellow! Check out more photos of Genjuro here on Edgar's Flickr.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Jon Paul Kaiser
Finally, the works of Jon Paul Kaiser are on display, starting with these customs of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach's characters from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I really love how Jon Paul uses the simple contrast of black and white to create these amazing portraits, and it really says something about how you don't need a lot of color or sculpting to make something look amazing.
Maori Fire Warrior Dunny by Jon Paul Kaiser
And we'll cap things off this time with another JPK custom, inspired by his recent 36-inch Qee. The fire part comes from his red tattoo, and it really pops on the black and white background.
[If there are any custom Dunnys or Munnys you spot and want to see featured in this feature, feel free to e-mail us at tips (at) tomopop (dot) com!]
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