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.

Monday, April 30, 2012


Well, unless you haven't been following us through our twitter, facebook, or the original Kidrobot thread (shame on you btw), then you know that our very first official Most Wanted show is just under two weeks away! Besides all the insane amounts of excitement all of us here at MW are feeling, we're working our asses off to make sure this show is something you soon won't forget! For you lucky fans in the Bay area, and for those of you who are actually flying down (you guys are f@#$ing amazing!) for opening night, we hope to see you guys there bright and early. Just kidding, the show isn't till 6:30pm so please don't show up at 6:30am, I'd feel like a major "A Hole" if you did. So until then, checkout the press release from 1AM gallery and prepare yourselves for one hell-of-a show!

"1AM, with curators Manny Rivas and James Brown, are proud to present “Most Wanted: Behind the Hype”,  a toy vinyl show featuring the best customizers in the game.  More than 25 artists were given Kidrobot platforms to showcase their creativity and skills.  Without any specific theme to address, everyone is pushing the boundaries of their own unique style.  The opening reception is on Friday, May 11th, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm and will run through June 10th, 2012.
The Most Wanted” (MW) is an artist collective that started in 2009 and created by Tim Munz, Igor Ventura, and Manny Rivas.  It is a custom Dunny series that pays homage to Kidrobot and their classic blind box series.  Bringing together a huge collective of talent from across the globe, MW1 and its’ predecessor, MW2, were instant successes with both series selling out in a matter of seconds.  Despite the continuing success of the collection, the founders’ goal remains the same: find and showcase the most competent up-and-comers in the scene and spread their talent across the globe.  One of the best ways to do that is to exhibit the incredible works at art galleries.
The “Most Wanted: Behind The Hype” show has no particular theme to limit the artists’ imagination.  Manny and James wanted everyone to bring their own distinctive styles to the table and present them on the most popular platforms out there, KidRobot’s Munnys and Dunnys. The focus of this exhibit is to display the true talent and passion that lies behind the hype.  What is the hype? Join us at the opening reception on Friday, May 11th and find out!"

The artist line-up:

Ian Ziobrowski Nugglife Candy Shop

Check out one of Ian Ziobrowski's newest custom creations, the Nugglife Candy Shop!
Welcome to the Nugglife candy shop, the home for best sweets in town. It's location remains confidential, but if you ask the right person, you just might be able to enjoy it yourself. With a fine selection of spaced out sweets, getting home might be the most difficult part.

Standing about 9 inches tall this Element custom was created for the Candy Coated Show in NYC.

This piece is still up for grabs at Tenacious Toys here

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sluggy P Superfrosted by Nevercrew

Here we have the newest resin figure, Sluggy P Superfrosted, from the Swiss based artist duo Nevercrew.

"Sluggy-P is a pigeon like any other one, but probably not so easy going. He doesn't like the chaotic life of the metropolis, also if he likes to live there. He desires a better life for everyone (and for himself, of course) with all the modern comforts and technologies, but without the excess and disorder of bad informations and without pollution. He loves colors, creativity and diversity, but can't stand confusion and intolerance. This stressful situation makes him very hungry and a bit depressed, and he takes comfort from the sweetness of donuts, like an edible colored lifebelt."

(Don't worry Sluggy P...i find comfort in the sweetness of donuts too) ;]

Sluggy P measures in at 4" with each colorway limited to only 50 pieces. For more pics, info, and the ability to own one, please do follow this link right here :]  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

JC Rivera Most Wanted Show Group Shot

JC Rivera is just about ready to send these beauties out west for the upcoming Most Wanted show! 

Soooo, if you haven't done it already, today would be a good day to put in your requests to get off work and make some solid plans to see these, and much much more, in person ;]

Thanks for all the early sneaks JC, these look incredible!

Most Wanted Show Flyer

 Getting so excited for this show!

TimSelf's MW3 Reveal...Meet Krunkenstein

Today we are serving up a full reveal of TimSelf's contribution to Most Wanted Series 3. Meet Krunkenstein...


1. One who is in a perpetual state of intoxication, living their life in a zombie-like state. (usual alcohol or weed induced, sometimes opiates as well)

2. One who is on an alcohol/drug bender lasting days even weeks.

3. One who is prone to passing out or falling down from intoxicants.

4. a drinking (or drugging) buddy. when used in this context it is a term of endearment.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Ian Ziobrowski Shares Two Recent Commissions

Recently artist Ian Ziobrowski finished up two commissions for private collectors.

First up is this 7" Munny turned Trey Anastasio from Phish :]

The other is a 3" custom Dunny of Akuma from Street Fighter. I can't believe this is a mini!

To stay up to date on all his current and upcoming works, follow his blog here :]

Gomi Sneak

Latest sneak from Gomi for the Most Wanted show in May! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

JC Rivera WIP sneaks

Check out these WIP sneaks for the upcoming Most Wanted gallery show in May.  These are looking awesome!