After a way, way too long wait, Munn-day Morning Recap is back! And if it's not morning where you are, then perhaps you live in Antarctica, where it's almost 24 hours of darkness right now at the South Pole. And I'm wondering how you have Internet ... but welcome! In this week's post, you'll find Munnys with attitude, armor and a bit of a bad paint job. On purpose, mind you.
Carol by Rsin
As always, we start with the featured custom, which is from Rsin. Inspired by the recent passing of Maurice Sendak, he's done Carol from Where the Wild Things Are as a 7-inch Munny. The book was a favorite of Rsin and his mother, so there's an additional tribute for this piece as well. He used Kidrobot 'Bot arms and extended legs to give Carol a bit more of a lanky look; I think that Rsin's style meshes really well with Maurice Sendak's on this piece and the end result is lovely!
Flash Foomi by Chris Brett
Vancouver artist Chris Brett has put together this 7-inch Foomi that, despite its name, isn't based off the DC Comics superhero. You can pick it up for US$250 in Chris' shop.
[via Tenacious Toys]
Winged Day of the Dead Dunny by MaloApril
Some of our Day of the Dead fans probably would like to know about this little number from MaloApril. A 3-inch Dunny customized to like a Day of the Dead skeleton, and April is planning to do more colorways of this piece. Check out her Facebook (linked above) for more info and be sure to let her know if you'd like to see more!
[via Tenacious Toys]
Sketch Series 1 by kaNO
Sometimes, simple is good. Take, for example, kaNO's Sketch Series 1. The recent addition to his shop (which quickly sold out) is nothing more than kaNO giving a bunch of Munnys a sketch job, but they're designed with enough detail that they look pretty cool. It's kind of how Jon Paul Kaiser's stuff looks great despite it being only a two-tone palette.
[via Tomenosuke-syoten blog]
Potrahna by Ian Ziobrowski
The Blow Me Show pieces are now viewable online in the Urban Vinyl Daily shop and Ian Ziobrowski's custom is among them. Using some Foomis he had lying around, Ian made them into a Piranha Plant from the Mario franchise, while putting a Nugglife twist to it. You can pick up Potrahna for US$180 in the Urban Vinyl Daily shop.
Shah Mat Royalty Dunny series by Otto Bjornik
Otto Bjornik's latest custom Dunnys are a 3-inch version of a bigger 9-inch Dunny he did a few months back. Done in black and white colorways, each Dunny is limited to 5 pieces of each kind and are the last ones he's making of this design.
You can e-mail Otto now to pick one up for US$100 per set/pair, or if you want to wait a little bit, you can get the leftovers in his shop. That is, if there are ary leftovers ...
True Love Always by Davemarkart
Davemarkart's latest custom is a pained-looking tree with a heart carved into the middle of it and a set of skulls at the roots. Is it a symbol of eternal love ... or something darker?
[via Tenacious Toys]
Gatekeepers by Artmymind
Wow ... another awesome set of releases from Artmymind to show off, and these are their Gatekeeper Munnys. As you can see, the armor is incredibly detailed here and they come with some pretty cool swords. Sadly, both variants are gone from the Artmymind store, but there will always be something new in their store, so stay tuned, Tomopeeps!
Bad Fresco Restoration Munny by Maqaroon
Finally, let's end with a story. I'm sure by now you've heard the story about the Spanish grandmother who tried to fix a faded Fresco in her church ... and didn't do that great of a job. Well, London artist Maqaroon (a.k.a. Joanna Zhou) has painted a Munny up to celebrate the occasion, and she's done a great job of capturing the look of the failed Fresco restoration on this little guy!
[via Kidrobot Blog]
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