Designer Toys 101: What's a Munny?

If you are new to this column, it is truly meant to be read from the beginning to the most recent.
Please start with the first installment, "What are Designer Toys?"

Slowly but surely you're hopefully learning about this community, so let's start putting what you know together: we've gone over, in very broad terms, what a Designer Toy is and figured out what Blind Boxed means, so let's look at a Blind Boxed Designer Toy… the Munny. Hit the jump to read the full article.

Munnys are a Designer Toy platform (base design) that are released by a company named Kidrobot. It gets tricky in that when people talk about Munnys, they might actually be talking about any of five designs that are part of "Munnyworld":
The "Munny" proper is made to resemble a man, the "Bub" is a stylized hippo, "Trikky" is a cat, the "Raffy" is a giraffe, and "Rooz" is meant to be a baby kangaroo. But they are all considered Munnys. It's weird, I know. They are all made out of vinyl, with easy to detach arms and heads (except the "Raffy" who doesn't have arms). They are all available in two heights: 4-inches tall (the Mini Munny) and 7-inches tall (the regular Munny), but the proper "Munny" figure also has a massive 20-inch tall version! And — as was previously mentioned — they are all sold Blind Boxed. You can choose which 'character' out of the five you want, but each one comes with a random accessory… like a hat or a baseball bat.

But the part that probably immediately caught your attention was this: they are all blank white (though there are some Munnys in other solid colors). Munnys are what are called Do-It-Yourself (or DIY) Designer Toys, but that's a topic for next time…

Next Week: What's a Custom?

Designer toys used in the example set are:Munnyworld characters all produced by Kidrobot

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