Welcome back to another edition of Munn-day Morning Recap, and since I spent the weekend broiling alive in Indianapolis, I have cars on the mind! Sadly, there's only one I get to see to quench my thirst (the pun makes sense when you realize I was outside in 90-plus degree weather for six hours Sunday) but it's a pretty awesome one! One of my favorite customs in recent memory.
Also this week, we've got steampunk, hippies, assassin pandas, ice cream, superheroes and more. Want to see exactly what I'm talking about? Head after the jump and find out!
Bentie the Bentley by Teru Fujita
As usual, we go to the custom featured in the header, and this week, it's Teru Fujita's Bentie the Bentley. Made for the Candy Coated Custom Show, Bentie is a 7-inch Munny made to look like a luxurious, living Bentley vehicle, and what's amazing is that this is Teru's first custom toy. Period. Incredible work here, and Teru says he wants to do some more, including a Lancia Stratos rally car (YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES), and then a VW bus. I'm looking forward to those as well! In the meanwhile, check out more work-in-progress photos on Teru's Flickr.
[via Tenacious Toys Blog]
Smokey by Ian Ziobrowski
Ian's custom for the Most Wanted show was the biggest hippie in town, Smokey. According to Ian, "This guy is always wondering around, searching for the finest crop in town. Unfortunately, his paranoia dominates his cool ninety percent of the time, thinking the whole world is watching him. So pretty much ... he's useless." The water pipe accessory and removable glasses serve as bonuses to some great sculpting and painting on the long-haired Smokey.
Goodnight Panda's Greatest Hits by Stu Witter
Stu's previously worked on a custom commission for a collector featuring 10 custom 3-inch Dunnys featuring his Goodnight Panda character. One of them is the dude you see above with the pistol in his hand and blood splattered on his suit. For some reason, it reminds me of Chow Yun-Fat's Inspector Tequilla character in the movies he and John Woo did. It's just missing a few sculpted pigeons and we'd be all set!
Parental Advisory by Wuz One
Wuz One likes hip hop. Wuz One likes vinyl. Combining the two with a bit of an urban theme to it? Yep, works out fine! Some nice work here and lots of cool little hip-hop elements and well-known artists on the custom.
Steampunk Dunny by 2BitHack
From 2BitHack comes this creative little steampunk fellow, whose arms has popped off and is now the source of a leak of ... some goo? Seems like he should plug that up. It's a great little touch, though, and the glass vials filled with green liquid look pretty cool with the steampunk theme, too.
Ice Cream Dunny v2.0 by Jennipho
Jennipho likes to make customs of sweet things (as evidenced by our past posts of her work) and now, she's back with a new series of her Ice Cream Dunnys! Coming soon from Jenni, these Sculpey-built pieces will be in a variety of flavors, including: Birthday Cake Ice Cream and Confetti Cake, Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberry Bits, Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream and Chocolate Cake, Cotton Candy Ice Cream and White Cake, and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Chocolate Fudge Drizzle. Yum!
Fat Batman by Cash Cannon
Combining a Dunny head with what appears to be a Bic Buddy's body, Cash Cannon ha put together a portly Batman. He's even munching on a hand-sculpted ice cream cone that he's slobbering all over his costume. Quick, the Bat-Shake Weight!
[via Tenacious Toys Blog]
Swamp Thing Munny by Sekure D
More customs based from comics? Don't mind if I do! Sekure D has put up a new Munnyworld Contest entry on his Flickr, and it's a 7-inch custom based off of Swamp Thing. Check out the detail on this fellow! Love the vines on this guy!
Black & White by ReddPrime
Finally ... we have a part-Munny custom. With the body of a McFarlane Spawn Overtkill the Destroyer figure, ReddPrime has kind of turned his half-Munny, half-figure creation into a Spawn-like villain. I think he could kick my butt, and as far as I know, he's still available for purchase on Vinyl Destination.
[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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