The Most Wanted Crew : Behind The Hype

Welcome to the blog spot for all things related to The Most Wanted Crew; An artist collective created by Tim Munz, Igor Ventura, and Manny Rivas, featuring some of the most sought after up and coming artists and customizers from around the globe. Feel free to check out our online shop for original artwork and customs from some of our many talented artists. Thank you for checking us out and we hope you come back often to see what's new in the world of The MW Crew.

Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Just wanted to wish all of you a safe and Happy New Year! Thanks again for the support all year round, you guys and girls truly are amazing ;)

Much Love,

The Most Wanted Crew

Thursday, December 23, 2010

MATUCHA : TIKI MONSTER [WIP]



Alright guys, today we're bringing you a little work in progress teaser from Angie aka Matucha. As you can see, her little Tiki Monster dunny seems to be coming along just fineAlthough you can't tell from the pics, these little guys will indeed have faces behind those masks ;)  Feel free to follow Matucha on her blog, or hit her up at "hola @ matuchastudios.com" (of course without any quotation marks or spaces) if you're interested in hitting her up for a commission or two. I think this would make a great 8"er, don't you :)  And being that she's a part of Red Mutuca Studios, you can find some of her merch over on their storenvy shop, along with some other cool swag. Enjoy, and stay posted for the full reveal very soon, here a few more shots to keep you tied over till then. .. .




Saturday, December 11, 2010

NEW LOGO AND A SMALL TEASER ;)

Hope everyone and their families are doing well during this hectic holiday season. I just wanted to take a brief minute to talk about our new logo. Designed by our very own Jared Cain (aka Nikejerk), who wanted to take a very different approach to our final logo, and packaging. 

"The packaging I am working on is going to be very minimal. Let the box function with the logo and let the work speak for itself. Bold, and diverse. ." -Jared Cain

So with that said, we'll be following up with the full box reveal very soon. Again, it's going to be a change up from the first series, of which I think many of you will enjoy ;) We hope to follow up any future series with logos and box designs that will be laid out by a different artist every time, hopefully this will keep things both fresh and fun for all our fans. 

Now, on to a very small teaser. Mind you that this is a teaser based off of the prototype which has gone through some minor changes, but ones that have made it that much more awesome! So, from one of our new and only female artist (thank goodness for that cause we can all benefit from a little female touch in our lives, lol), Matucha, who has recently joined up with our Brazilian boys (Igor, Sergio, and Luihz) in their collective studio (Red Mutuca), we bring you a small taste of "The Tiki Monster"! 


Thanks again guys and girl, we wish you and yours all the best! Happy Holidays from the entire MW Family! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

THE MAN BEHIND THE GRILLZ : AN INTERVIEW WITH TIM MUNZ

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany (that's next to the french border) in 1981. My parents got divorced when I was 5 and me and my moms moved to Heidelberg. Well known by tourists cause there's a really huge castle and the NATO and US headquarters as well. In 2003 I decided to move to Berlin. And one time when I went back to Heidelberg for a visit with a few homies who had never been out of Berlin till that day, they said that Heidelberg reminded them of the land of the hobbits from Lord Of The Rings, lol.

In berlin I took a professional course in digital media design. Because of some troubles I had with my graffiti art back in Heidelberg, I decided to change it after moving to Berlin and did some quick pieces under the name "tim". Once I applied to the bauhaus university in weimar I did a few drawings on acetoneprints for my portfolio and this is what came out (referring to the name "timself").

My very first touch with vinyl was a blank mini munny a friend of mine bought for me in Berlin. The strange thing about that is that this munny still remains blank to this day, lol. Shortly after that, that same friend bought me a labbit for my birthday, and not long after is when I discovered Dunnys, and of course, the Kidrobot discussion boards. And just a short while after that, well, I think you know the rest of the story.
But besides customizing toys, as I am a proper German, my other hobby is drinking beer. . . No, Im just kidding. But I do grow a little garden that my girlfriend and I take care of.


You have a really interesting style that definitely separates you from the rest. What inspired all those crazy "grillz"/teeth you put on your characters?

THATS JUST CAUSE I [eat] U! Seriously though, I don't really know what the whole "teeth-thing" is about, but a friend asked me the same thing a few weeks back. Maybe it's because I had a retainer when I was a kid and hated my orthodontist. Also, when I was little, I loved the part from the little red riding hood fairy tale when the wolf said to little red riding hood, "the better to eat you with, my dear...", but those are just theories. And I cant speak of a special style I have because I'm confrontated with it all the time so its common to me. Maybe you can tell me?



Tell us about your contribution for the latest MW series, and about your involvement behind the scenes.

Well, for MW2, this fella titled "total agony" with the cut out tongue is an allusion to the censorship of being opinionated. I'm talking about propaganda, public relations, society's being brainwashed, modern day slavery. . . But other than that, he's just a nice creepy looking character. Doing all that tiny accessories for them was a pain, but totally worth it in the end. Running the Most Wanted S1 was lot of fun though it was a daring feat of coordination. I was realy impressed by the professional quality each artist brought to the table. At this point, I wanna say "BIG UPS" to all the artists who participated in the first series, and I'm hella exited for the upcoming squeal!



Do you have any new projects in the works? Any new customs some of your fans can get their hands on before the release of MW2?


I'm actually dropping a new custom blind box series today! BUMMYs will be up for sale today (12.03) at 12 noon PST over HERE! You can also hit up mANNEe over on the Kidrobot boards for more detail. Oh, and there's a special-toothy something popping up later this month on the 31st. Just 4 of them will be up for sale so keep your eyes open right before the year is over.


Thanks again for the interview Tim, and feel free to leave us with anything else you may have on your mind :)

Just want to say thanks to the great community on the Kidrobot boards. I've met some really nice people from all arround the globe over there. Thanks again!