Welcome back to another edition of Munn-day Morning Recap, and yes, if you haven't guessed, this week has a partial Star Wars theme to it. Not that there's any reason besides several Star Wars custom Dunnys, Munnys and the like showing up in our inbox, though. Isn't that reason enough?
Beyond Star Wars, there's customs ranging from new paint jobs to complex resculpts. One even has glowing eyes! And if that's not enough, one of my favorites from childhood makes an appearance at the end of this week's recap. But what exactly am I talking about? You might just have to go after the jump and find out!
Yodatrooper by Squink!
As usual, we go to the custom featured in the header, and this week, it's Squink!'s Yodatrooper. A custom he did for a recent show, Squink! has put his own twist on the Jedi master ... and put him in Stormtrooper armor? Interesting choice, but it's definitely unique, that's for certain.
Darth Vader and Stormtrooper by Stu Witter
From London comes Stu Witter and his recent commissioned Darth Vader and Stormtrooper customs. Check out the detailing on the armor bodies for both Vader and the Stormtrooper. They look incredibly clean, and with the way Stu's sculpted the eyes, they look a little bit aggravated, don't they?
Boba Fett by David Brodsky
A commissioned piece from David Brodsky, this is a 4-inch Munny made to look like the best bounty hunter in the Star Wars galaxy. Made with super sculpey, acrylic paints and leather for the belt, the detail on this little dude is killer. Check out his shoulders or jetpack, for example. Great work!
JINX by David Brodsky
Also from David, we have a new 7-inch Munny he did for Kidrobot New York's in-store custom contest. JINX has had a whole lot of sculpting and paintwork done, but the best part on this minion is that his eyes are LED illuminated. They glow red when activated, and I can imagine how creepy it's got to look in the dark!
LoInHoFu by Jon Paul Kaiser
New from Jon Paul Kaiser is the first in a series of Chuckboys he's doing. Using his black and white paint scheme, he's constructed a part-robot, part-skeleton character with kanji scrawled on his head. My Japanese is rusty, but it has something about being hostile. Could it be a fallen warrior? Interesting ...
Butterphant by Mone86
From Italy, Mone86 sends us one of his entries for the Kidrobot Munnyworld Contest in May. Inspired a bit by Disney's Dumbo, Mone has made an elephant with butterfly wings for ears. Why? So they can fly away from oppression and be as free as a butterfly, apparently! Not to mention the detail on the wing-ears looks pretty cool, too.
Save The Rhino Custom Bub by Mone86
Also for the Munnyworld contest, Mone86 made this one to highlight the problem of how humans hunt down animals, like rhinos, without so much as a care for the future. He's turned a Bub into a rhino that's protesting, complete with a little sign.
Star Sprite Foomi by The Jelly Empire
Also for the Kidrobot New York in-store custom contest, The Jelly Empire has put together a stellar Foomi ... well, quite literally. Featuring a body criss-crossed with stars on a field of black and magenta, Star Sprite holds a star wand in hand with a giant, toothed grin. Is it benevolent ... or malevolent? Perhaps both!
Sun and Moon by Fuller
Fuller's cooked up a commission for friend, starting with this MADL/Dunny set. Wanting a custom that shows off some of Fuller's airbrushing skills, namely his fades, Fuller came up with a moon and sun pairing with some great fading work on Moon's stars and the "burning" look to Sun's limbs.
Sand Warrior by Fuller
Next for Fuller's friend, he's made a custom Chuckboy 2Tone Dunny who looks a bit scary with those glowing eyes under that hood. "He's a mech unit that roams the sands," Fuller says. "Many a warrior has gone into the desert looking to test their skills against him, but none have yet to return." And I would not like to even test such a scary beast.
Herbie the Love Snail by Fuller
Finally, Fuller's friend also commissioned another piece for his collection of custom snails. He also happens to like cars, so Fuller went and made THE BEST 2012 SERIES BETSO DUNNY EVER. It's based off Herbie the Love Bug from days of Disney past (that Lindsay Lohan movie NEVER HAPPENED), one of my favorite franchises from my childhood, and it looks awesome. Fuller says Herbie is his all-time favorite, too, which only makes this better.
[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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