Art 300: DOOM Gotter – Bunyip


DOOM Gotter – Bunyip
By Ironhaus Productions and Luke Harris (Imperfecz)

DOOM Gotter - Bunyip By Ironhaus Productions and Luke Harris (Imperfecz)

DOOM Gotter – Bunyip By Ironhaus Productions and Luke Harris (Imperfecz)

Packaged Example

Packaged Example

Objective:
The Bunyip figure is a part of the third wave of DOOM Gotter figures from Ironhaus Productions and Luke Harris (Imperfecz).

The figure cost $10. The set includes the Bunyip figure and two random buildings. The figure and buildings are bagged with a unique header card.

The Bunyip figure is cast in a keshi-like rubber and was available in at least eight colors. There may or may not be additional chase figures. The Reindeer Moss Green color Bunyip figure is featured in the review and pictures.

The buildings are more rigid. The Imperfecz store states, “All buildings are cast in gray resin, with a black wash and glossy finish.” They may be cast in resin, but the paint leaves the buildings feelings more like a dense plastic. They feel much different than a regular resin figure.

Bunyip

Bunyip

Subjective:
The third wave of Doom Gotter figures were the first I purchased since I started posting again on UofM. In the spirit of total honesty, I need to share my initial thought when I purchased this figure, “It’s $10 and will give me a post.”

That’s not meant with any disrespect. I simply didn’t have a major reaction to the figure. I was much more excited for the Baba Yaga figure. I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. The Bunyip figure is an incredibly well-crafted and hyper-detailed figure. But does it look like a Bunyip?

I didn’t know anything about the Bunyip mythology, so I had to do some quick research. It turns out there isn’t an absolute “correct” Bunyip character. It seems to have so many different traits that any broad animal trait could be applied.

Angle 1

Angle 1

Angle 2

Angle 2

Angle 3

Angle 3

Bunyip with the Two Buildings

Bunyip with the Two Buildings

The Bunyip figure took all the best parts and applied it to the minifigure. The figure incorporates the dog and crocodile traits most obviously. The choice to avoid trying to incorporate all the animal traits or specifically copy one model results in a fantastic figure.

My opinion was validated further when I showed the figure to my youngest son. He thought it was “a cool M.U.S.C.L.E.” and wanted to “help me play with it.” This doesn’t happen with every toy that arrives at our house.

I could see the figure had sparked my youngest imagination – arguably the highest praise any toy can receive. As I tried to document the figure for the website my youngest said I was “doing it wrong.”

I was trying to take pictures that fully displayed the pieces from different angles:

Building (Front)

Buildings (Angle 1)

Building (Back)

Buildings (Angle 2)

Picture 1 - The Buildings Stack

Picture 1- The Buildings Stack

He said, “That’s not how they go.”

He took the building’s and “fixed” the error that was obvious to him. His final product is titled: Picture 1 – The Buildings Stack.

He was immensely proud that he was able to show his Dad the correct way to play with toys. After he made the obvious correction I asked him if that was the best way to show all the toys together. He paused and said, “No.”

His little hands went to work; trying to balance buildings and figures on the somewhat lumpy UofM grass. Finally he was done and said, “They look coolest like this.” His final product is titled: Picture 2 – Cooler Set-Up.

I had to admit it. He set-up a much better picture. He’s six years old.

I can still beat him in basketball.

I had one final request of my youngest. I wanted him to put together a picture using the complete third wave of DOOM Gotter figures. His final set-up can be seen below. It is titled: The Doom Gotter 3rd Wave – Bunyip and Baba Yaga.

Picture 2- The Cooler Set-Up

Picture 2- The Cooler Set-Up

You may already know these artists. But just in case you need to find more information, here are some places to find more information about Ironhaus Productions, check out these links:
Ironhaus Productions on UofM
Ironhaus Productions’ Store
Ironhaus Productions’ Blog
Ironhaus Productions on Facebook
Ironhaus Productions on Instagram

For more information about Luke Harris, Check out these links:
Luke Harris on UofMUSCLE.com
Luke’s Imperfecz Toyz Store
Luke’s Imperfecz Blog
Luke Harris on Facebook
Luke Harris on Twitter
Luke Harris on Instagram

If it has not been clear enough, then I want to make it perfectly clear at the end. Not only should Bunyip be added to minifigure collections, but the entire third wave of DOOM Gotter figures should be added.

The Doom Gotter 3rd Wave - Bunyip and Baba Yaga

The Doom Gotter 3rd Wave – Bunyip and Baba Yaga

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