November 10, 2010

Muggs, Munnies and Dunnies

 

Via Wiki:

" Mighty Muggs are a vinyl–plastic collectible toy series made by Hasbro. The toys resemble super deformed versions of characters from the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. There is a line of smaller figures, called Mini Muggs, as well as blank Mighty Muggs for customization."




Well, mighty Muggs are.... alright I guess. They're highly appreciated by those who collect StarWars limited edition figures or those who collect differnt kinds of Muggs themselves, like THIS GUY (That collection is awesome!). Thing is, we Moonies like pretty/kawaii stuff, and these figures look kind of butch. Two years ago this Mugg was up on Ebay, and used it to make the blog's very fist "The Price is almost Right" game. I was so sure it would be immediately sold, what with Sailor Moon and Muggs both being such coveted franchises and all, but the guesses whether it would be bid on or not all pointed to it not selling because it was "UGLY", and they were right, no bids on it were placed. It's just something about her face, or the position. It reminds more of a female WWE wrestler than the slim, cutesy, pretty guardian we all love, right?


Artist unknown, found on THIS thread.


Apparently, this kind of customizable dolls is a huge thing! I browsed around to find photos and there are a TON of customized figures. It's like a blank canvas to create a fan sculpture of your favorite action hero or your own character. The kinds of blank figures I'm most familiar with are the Muggs, Munnies and the Dunnies, but I'm sure there are plenty of other kinds of customizable toys too. These are about 8-10 inches and vary in details, like the ears, the head shape or body proportion, some make for adorable chibi figures, and others are just "okay-ish", but the ones posted are extra cute!! The artists have all invested much time and love into these. Impressive! O.O! 



by David Flanagan and his Flickr account is HERE.




For more project like this, visit James Fuller's site
photos found on THIS thread.



Adorbs!! Cari's DA and this doll is HERE.



StarMasayme's DA and this dolls is HERE.



HAHA!!! Is she freaked out? XD! 
made by MeSmithy and his post is HERE


What do you guys think?? Still feel they're kinda ugly? Do these artists improve on the "blank canvas"?
Which ones are better? Muggs, Munnies or Dunnies??

Lemme know what you think! :D


If you're interested you can buy your own blank Munnies HERE. Send pics if you do one! :D

November 10, 2010

Muggs, Munnies and Dunnies

 

Via Wiki:

" Mighty Muggs are a vinyl–plastic collectible toy series made by Hasbro. The toys resemble super deformed versions of characters from the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. There is a line of smaller figures, called Mini Muggs, as well as blank Mighty Muggs for customization."




Well, mighty Muggs are.... alright I guess. They're highly appreciated by those who collect StarWars limited edition figures or those who collect differnt kinds of Muggs themselves, like THIS GUY (That collection is awesome!). Thing is, we Moonies like pretty/kawaii stuff, and these figures look kind of butch. Two years ago this Mugg was up on Ebay, and used it to make the blog's very fist "The Price is almost Right" game. I was so sure it would be immediately sold, what with Sailor Moon and Muggs both being such coveted franchises and all, but the guesses whether it would be bid on or not all pointed to it not selling because it was "UGLY", and they were right, no bids on it were placed. It's just something about her face, or the position. It reminds more of a female WWE wrestler than the slim, cutesy, pretty guardian we all love, right?


Artist unknown, found on THIS thread.


Apparently, this kind of customizable dolls is a huge thing! I browsed around to find photos and there are a TON of customized figures. It's like a blank canvas to create a fan sculpture of your favorite action hero or your own character. The kinds of blank figures I'm most familiar with are the Muggs, Munnies and the Dunnies, but I'm sure there are plenty of other kinds of customizable toys too. These are about 8-10 inches and vary in details, like the ears, the head shape or body proportion, some make for adorable chibi figures, and others are just "okay-ish", but the ones posted are extra cute!! The artists have all invested much time and love into these. Impressive! O.O! 



by David Flanagan and his Flickr account is HERE.




For more project like this, visit James Fuller's site
photos found on THIS thread.



Adorbs!! Cari's DA and this doll is HERE.



StarMasayme's DA and this dolls is HERE.



HAHA!!! Is she freaked out? XD! 
made by MeSmithy and his post is HERE


What do you guys think?? Still feel they're kinda ugly? Do these artists improve on the "blank canvas"?
Which ones are better? Muggs, Munnies or Dunnies??

Lemme know what you think! :D


If you're interested you can buy your own blank Munnies HERE. Send pics if you do one! :D