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A Munny is a figure made out of vinyl with movable joints. The figures are blank and the owner can decorate them using pens, pencils, markers, paint, and other supplies; alternatively, some people commission artists to design Munnys for them, or artists design them to sell. The initial idea was undertaken by street artists who had come to bring back their work legally to the public to display their works.
The original Munny is white in color, stands 7 inches tall, and weighs about 1 pound. All series include the 7 inch Munny with the white Munny as the featured doll in the series.
Other variations of the doll are:
- Foomi - same shape as the original Munny, only smaller, and has spiky hair
- Rooz - A bear-like creature with no legs
- Raffy - A giraffe-like creature, the term "Raffy" comes from "giraffe"
- Bub - A hippopotamus Munny
- Trikky - A shorter Munny with cat ears
- Micro Munny - same shape as the original Munny, but stands 2 inches tall. These were released in October 2012 and come blind-packed along with Foomis, Raffys, and Trikkys. Colors include red, yellow, white, cyan, and blue.
- Mini Munny - same shape as the original Munny, but stands 4 inches tall, originally released in February 2008. It was released in blue, white and pink. The mini Munny comes packaged with one accessory, a "My Name Is" sticker, and a marker.
- Mega Munny - same shape as the original Munny, but stands 18 inches tall and weighs several pounds. Mega Munny is available in white, teal, pink, and yellow. Although Mega Munny does not include any accessories, Mega Munny includes a practice sheet and a coloring book.
- Mini Munny Mobile - A white model of a car which includes 1 white Mini Munny. Both the car and the Mini Munny are made from white vinyl. The car can seat one Mini Munny, has rolling wheels, and a dome-like windshield, along with 4 "mystery" accessories.
Other Munny items
- Sterling Silver Necklace - a 925k sterling silver necklace shaped like a Munny. The Munny charm stands 1 inch tall.
- Crayons and Markers - a set of Munny-themed markers and crayons.
- Skate Deck - a skateboard deck featuring the phosphorescent Munny on the bottom of the deck.
Dunnys are similar to Munnys in that both are produced by Kidrobot and are vinyl figures, however Dunnys are a different shape, are only sold with designs already printed on them, and are produced in limited numbers. Dunnys have rabbit-like ears at the top of their heads, unlike Munny which has two humanoid ears. Though they are sold already printed, artists can remove the factory-applied paint and apply their own designs, producing custom Dunnys. Dunnys are available in fewer locations than Munnys. They are sold in the Kidrobot stores in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, London, and Las Vegas, along with other designer toy retailers. Dunnys are designed and released in 8" versions several times a year and typically two blind boxed series of 3" Dunny figures are released each year.
Munny in the news
- Featured on Martha (TV series), actress Rosie O'Donnell brought some for the entire audience.
- A shot of a Mega Munny is shown in a scene from the film Splice.
- Munny dolls have been modified to house speakers on them.
- A Munny sticker is on the dashboard of Christine Brown's car in the film Drag Me to Hell.
- "Munny products". KidRobot.com.
- "Kidrobot's Munny dolls serve as the blank canvas for 42 different artists". Galleries, Miami Herald. 2007-12-05.
- "Dunny". KidRobot.com.
- "Munny Speakers: 7 Steps (with Pictures)". instructables.com.