A Singular Creation Art Community
promoting and showcasing all types of art and photography

In MunnyWorld you can do anything you want!

Article ID: 44
Written by: rhknigh
Written on: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:24 pm
Article Description: An introduction to Custom Munny Modification for artists.
External link to this article:

Custom Munny Modification -
In MunnyWorld you can do anything you want!

KidRobot has been a leader in the counterculture phenomenon of art and design called “Urban Vinyl” ever since 2002 with the introduction of their first toy simply named Mascot ‘Bot. That is the robotic figure with the Mohawk-like fin thingy down the center of its head on their site.

Custom Munny-making is a playful (or serious) creative project for ages 5 and up and making its mark on the art scene. What is a Munny? It’s like an unfinished doll or rather a full-on armature for an artist or sculptor to work on. The only limit in MunnyWorld is the artist’s imagination. The official site for more info on the MunnyWorld brand and a gallery of customized Munnys showcasing an array of art types and styles is at this link.

You might be wondering “Is this for kids, I mean the site says kid robot”… well actually many adults, one for example - artist Matt Groening, are creating their own versions from this series of dolls. It is additionally touted as a fun crafting idea for families to work on together, so you don’t have to consider yourself an artist to still have creative fun. Or, one could simply walk into the store to buy a gift for a youngster, and end up with a head full of ideas and a doll or 2 of their own to play with. Such is the story of newcomer Munny artist Tanya Davis who now has her first TRIKKY doll creation on display at a local gallery. A couple of photos of this piece are being shared with her permission here.

munny case up close.JPG
munny case up close.JPG (34.35 KiB)

A celebrity who is mad for the Munny is Rosie O’Donnell. She often mentions them in interviews as she did on The Martha Stewart Show, and even sells them from her etsy store in order to benefit her arts education school for children.


The Munny’s base form is made of a smooth white vinyl - sort of a blank canvass - that is safe to bake at 275F if applying polymer clays. Aside from paint, ink, and clay, there are many things you can do such as glue decoration to them, apply typographics, use yarn and fabric – you imagine it, you can make it happen to the Munny. It is also common for art teachers to assign Munny customization projects for their classes.

They range in size from the "micro" at 2.5in and go up to the 18in “mega”. The figurine shapes vary, with their own names, there is the original MUNNY and also BUB, TRIKKY, RAFFY, FOOMI and ROOZ. New releases come out every so often, and there are limited editions of unique doll forms and even a variety of premade vinyl accessories to go with them.

Here is a video I found that shows the artistic process of one painter working on a Munny project with a short stop-animation story at the end.

This article was last edited by rhknigh on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:30 pm
This article has been viewed 3293 times


Permanent Linkby ehoeveler on Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:59 pm

The colors, the shapes, the lines! OMG - wonderful!!!! E
User avatar

Permanent Linkby rhknigh on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:18 pm

ehoeveler wrote:The colors, the shapes, the lines! OMG - wonderful!!!! E

Thank you for reading and commenting on my article, E. I am glad you enjoyed it. These big-headed dolls are really amazing in their artistic potential. This video was really well done, and I thought it was a great note to end the Munny intro on. This is obviously a subject Tanya and I are both very enthusiastic about.
User avatar

Permanent Linkby RosieKay on Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:51 pm

The data you have providing is very useful at all be grateful for sharing valuable information with us.
Essay Writing Service UK

Permanent Linkby jamesmoliver on Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:01 am

In the art most of important thing is uses of color combination. You did a perfect job
assignment writing service UK

Permanent Linkby graceben on Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:57 am

Students are always fear to approach the writing task independently. Lack of confidence is because of lack of knowledge.Essay writing service reviews can help students to improve knowledge and skill through continous participation. essaywriting-uk.co.uk

Permanent Linkby Eoinmorgan420 on Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:42 pm

Understudies are dependably dread to approach the written work errand autonomously. Absence of certainty is a result of absence of knowledge.Essay composing administration surveys can help understudies to enhance information and ability through continous support.Do my Essay for Me

Permanent Linkby Abmorgan120 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:38 am

Understudies are dependably dread to approach the written work assignment freely. Absence of certainty is a result of absence of knowledge.Essay composing administration surveys can help understudies to enhance learning and aptitude through continous investment.Do my Essay UK

Permanent Linkby Rosemarry002 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:17 am

Much obliged to you for perusing and remarking on my article, E. I am happy you delighted in it. These enormous headed dolls are truly stunning in their aesthetic potential. This video was truly well done, and I thought it was an awesome note to end the Munny introduction on. This is clearly a subject Tanya and I are both extremely eager about. Write my Essay for Me UK

Permanent Linkby Pauljohnson42 on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:17 am

Understudies are constantly fear to approach the composed work task openly. Nonattendance of conviction is a consequence of nonappearance of knowledge.Essay making organization studies can help understudies to upgrade learning and bent through continous venture. Write my Essay for me Online

Permanent Linkby johnramsay753 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:03 am

TricksTalks will show you step by step, how you can remove sina weibo and tencent weibo from iOS. They are a microblogging sites while often misunderstood as virus by Apple iPhone users

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot]

Bookmark options

Blogger Delicious Digg Facebook Friend Feed Google Linked In Live Mixx MySpace Netvibes Reddit Stumble Upon Technorati Twitter Wordpress
Search Articles

Author Subcribe to this author
User avatar
Articles: 26
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:15 pm
Location: Austin, Tx, United States
Moderator Control Panel ]