Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Toy Line: Monster Wrestlers In My Pocket ( M.W.I.M.P. )
Sculpt Name(s): Shark Bite and Frank the Stone
Collector's Note: First of all, I can't believe it took me this long to create "custom" blank mini-figures and document them here at MXD. One-time contributor Matthew Fitz was working on some paint removal techniques years ago, but sadly disappeared from the hobby before he was able to show the results of his experimentation. Recently, current contributor nano Fatato posted a gorgeous image of a blank Gormiti figure from Hong Kong. This finally spurred me to try my hand at transforming painted mini-figures into BLANKO mini-figures! Nano, who was already working on some of his own, agreed and thought we should show before-and-after pics.
I would guess that most mini-figure collectors actually prefer their figures to be painted, or at least have some paint apps, but there are those of us out there who prefer our mini-figures to be monochromatic. We have seen many a mini-figure line fall short of its true potential due to a few washed-out paint apps. We're always left wondering what could have been. No more.
Blanko Figure Foto entries will be devoted to featuring painted mini-figures transformed into beautifully blank mini-figures! We hope you enjoy! (And don't be surprised if some non-mini-figure toys make appearances as well. I have found that any toy made blank looks infinitely better.)
As to the figures at hand, I've always admired the sculpts and base rubber colors of the MWIMPs. However, not being a fan of paint apps, I've always shied away from this line. I've always wondered what these pieces would look like mono. Now I know! I love 'em.
Egg Crusher of the Bad Eggz Bunch stops by for a visit.
A link to all Blanko Figure Fotos will be added to the side menu.