Off the Workbench: Mighty Muggs Spider-Man 2099 Custom
(Hooray for my first post in 2015!)
Last year, I began working on a project that involved repainting these little vinyl collectibles called Mighty Muggs. It was supposed to be my way of celebrating the much-hyped “Spider-Verse” story arc in the Dan Slott-penned Amazing Spider-Man ongoing series, which promised to unite EVERY. SPIDER-MAN. EVER against a family of interdimensional energy vampires with a massive hate-on for all the spider-powered folks scattered across realities.
Unfortunately, life got in the way – something which I promise will not stop me from accomplishing my goals this year – and I was only able to complete four Spider-Men.
Well, I recently got my own place and moved all my stuff there. I now have an awesome HQ/workshop/secret lair where I can write, paint, draw, and work on my side projects in peace. The only downside is that I don’t have a shelf to display my work, so most of them are now boxed up and in storage – toys, books, comics, and these poor customized Mighty Muggs.
Anyway, I decided to just put my custom Mighty Muggs up for sale on ol’ evilBay, since they’re just gathering dust here (and since I operate under the belief that I can replicate anything I make, given sufficient time and motivation).
As luck would have it, I *did* manage to sell one – my favorite out of the batch, Spider-Man 2099.
Custom Hasbro Mighty Muggs Spider-Man 2099
I *love* Spider-Man 2099. As a matter of fact, he’s right up there with Peter for me. I don’t know if it’s the kick-ass costume, his irreverent and hilariously sarcastic sense of humor, or the fact that his real name (Miguel O’Hara) is so close to mine.
Spider-Man 2099 was the first custom Mighty Muggs figure I made in this batch. He began life as a Hoth Han Solo Mighty Muggs figure – it was a simple process to just spray-paint him black, wait for him to dry, and hand-paint the details.
It was one of the rare occasions when I was actually happy with my own work.
I’m shipping him off to the US tomorrow, and for some reason I feel like a dad saying goodbye to his child or something. I don’t know. I hope the guy who bought it ends up being really happy with it when it reaches his mailbox!
Got a Mighty Muggs figure, Funko POP! collectible, or any other designer/vinyl toy you’d like to turn into your favorite character or original concept? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s talk about it!