Making the Dunny Series 2012 – Ninja Spiki

Awhile ago, Maihiro got invited to be apart of a Dunny mini series.

We received their official template and they allowed us to design our signature Spiki on it. Here’s the concept for the Spiki Dunny.

Here is the control art for the design, there were 2 versions of the design, both of which were rejected. They then asked me to send in more designs, which we declined to do because we believed that our approach was what worked best for our brand.

However, a few weeks later, Kidrobot reached out to us and told us we were chosen to be in the 2012 series and that our design would be 1 of 50 ration, which means that for every 50 boxes, there would only be one chance to get the Spiki Dunny.

Working with Kidrobot has always been very professional and we always receive quick responses from them.

Here’s the updated sculpture.

The process includes a lot of back and forth each time something is added.

We tried to match the scarf to our original Spiki design.

After that, we received the pad print sample with the details.

Here is the testing sample for the scarf.

We showed them the crawl detail from the hand painted Dunny.

Here is the final Spiki sample for approval.

Kidrobot also promoted the series with a trading party so I was able to fly to L.A. and met some awesome friends and supporters who stopped by the event. Pictures from the event to come.


Some of the other artists, I’ve known for a very long time.

We had artist proof sets that sold out on our website in less than a few minutes. Thank you to everyone who purchased them.

Each set came with a print and custom made Shurikens and samurai sword.


This was such a fun project. We learned a lot from working with a big client like Kidrobot.

I was really happy with how everything turned out. It was a dream come true.

I hope we can work with them again in the future. Stay tuned for the next post for the Dunny trading party in L.A.



Edited by Larnna Thompson