There was a time when our designer toy collection was a little out of hand. While we never stood in line outside Giant Robot to score a limited edition run, we were hard pressed leaving the store without a purchase. And we aren't the
French designer Julien Ritter took a Munny figure and seamlessly built in a vintage Eastman Kodak Brownie into its noggin! The result is a super rad pièce de résistance for any home, but what we find so fascinating is the (subconscious?) commentary it holds.
Designer toys, especially when they were first introduced, were seen as a way for the everyday man to collect art. When the Kodak Brownie was introduced in 1900, it was the first affordable camera to be released (it cost $1) and it spawned an entire line, and then competing lines, of affordable cameras that were simple and inexpensive enough for anyone to use. Both, in essence, allowed the common man to enter the worlds once reserved for the upper class.
Coincidence? Are we thinking about this too much? Ok. Well then, it's just a really, really rad hack!