It's been a while since we've done a Munn-day Morning Recap, but it's back! And boy, do we have quite a backlog to go through. All kinds of customs Dunnys and Munnys have popped up since then, including ones from galaxies far, far away ... and some not quite so far away. There are dragons and robots and owls galore, along with a few familiar faces to movie fans.
Well, what are you waiting for? Hit the jump to check them all out!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.