Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Empire Muggs Back

I recently had the honor to be asked to do a customized Mighty Mugg for Lucasfilm's The Empire Muggs Back Project.

The Empire Muggs Back: Art for a Mighty Good Cause
Lucasfilm asked popular artists, comic book creators, toy designers and celebrities to take blank Mighty Muggs (donated by Hasbro) and transform them into their favorite Star Wars characters. The Muggs will be on display at this month's San Diego Comic-Con and then auctioned off by The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When I first got the Mighty Mugg I had decided to do a stormtrooper but his diminutive size and fun proportions made me want to make him a wind up clockwork trooper

I molded his armor and weathered it a bit.

Then added old rusty clock parts to complete his look.

Stenciled 1138 on the back of his helmet

I included a green smiley face lollipop and he's all ready to be wound up and fight some rebels for a good cause.

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