Thursday, August 06, 2009

Empire Muggs Back Taun Taun!

Hello. I recently got to participate in something pretty cool... Lucasfilm decided to do an online auction for charity, in which they chose a large handful of artists to modify these vinyl toys called "mighty muggs" into an interpretation of any star wars character of their choice. They call it "The Empire Muggs Back".

Luckily this happened while I was recently working at Shadow Machine animation, animating on their new show "Titan Maximum", because Lucasfilm asked a bunch of people from Shadow Machine to participate. Good timing!

I decided to go with a character from one of the most memorable shots in the whole series for me. I made the Taun Taun that Han Solo slices open, to warm Luke with it's steamy innards.

Here's a little guy, scared at the sight. Not sure who he's supposed to be actually... sort of like a Han/Luke hybrid../?

So it's up for auction for about seven more days... here's the link to mine directly, if you want to bid on it or something, eh? It's doing well so far, hopefully it'll raise a bunch of money, which will go to the Make - A - Wish foundation. Check out the other ones too, these artists did some pretty amazing stuff.

Oh yes, and soon I will have an artist profile / interview on I will edit this post with a link when that goes up. Horray for helping, yeeeeah!

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Ock said...

i would love to cuddle up inside that thing any snowy day

jriggity said...


great Piece...and I didnt know you animated on Titan Max!



Gregory Sesma said...

That's a cool custom Max. It's so fuzzy.

justinpatrickparpan said...

This is great! Maybe when Lucas makes the inevitable Re Re issue of the Star Wars special edition you can CG this guy in there somewhere? That would be pretty sweet.