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The 1994 Royal Rumble Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:59783  
Name:The 1994 Royal Rumble
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Wrestling
Creator:Malnu  
Date Added:March 29, 2014
Base Figure:Scratch
Height:2.00 inches
Completion Time:400.00 hours
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am proud to present the ultimate test of skill and endurance, the 1994 Royal Rumble.

LET'S GET READY TO RUMBBBBLLLLLLLE!!!!!!

My brother is obsessed with 80's and early 90's wrestling. So when he turned 30 I thought, "what can I make him that has 30 in it?" For some strange reason the deep recesses of my brain instantly echoed back "the 1994 royal rumble". Thirty wrestlers, one champion... except that looking into it '94 had 29 wrestlers and two champions. I've never been a huge wrestling fan myself, but the '94 royal rumble I remembered. The casket match between Yokozuna and Undertaker was classic, Diesel seemed invincible, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty had a grudge showdown, and both Bret Hart and Lex Luger tied for the win.

I had the idea to make the wrestlers like those little figures you get in plastic bubbles from gumball machines. I thought "30 wrestlers, small, cartoony, easy. I'll do five figures a night for six nights, easy." Three weeks later they were done. They are all made from scratch from super sculpey and are on average about two inches tall, give or take. They are all accurate to how they appeared at the Rumble, and in signature poses where possible.

I made them in the order they entered the rumble, and they are:

1. Scott Steiner
2. "Headshrinker" Samu
3. Rick Steiner
4. Kwang
5. Owen Hart
6. "Smokin Gunns" Bart Gunn
7. Diesel
8. Bob Backlund
9. Billy Gunn
10. Virgil
11. "Macho Man" Randy Savage
12. "Double J" Jeff Jarrett
13. Crush
14. Doink the Clown
15. Bam Bam Bigelow
16. "Men on a Mission" Mabel
17. Sparky Plugg
18. Shawn Michaels
19. "Men on a Mission" Mo
20. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine
21. Tatanka
22. The Great Kabuki
23. Lex Luger
24. Genichiro Tenryu
25. "The Model" Rick Martel
26. Bret "the Hitman" Hart
27. "Headshrinker" Fatu
28. Marty Jannetty
29. Adam Bomb

* There are only 29 because spot 25 was supposed to be Bastion Booger, but he was a no show. I made a figure to fill this spot that was modeled after my brother, but he's not a real wrestler so I left him out of the set.

I'm quite proud of this set, and I found the process of making them very interesting and rewarding as my technique evolved with each one I made.

Happy grappling!


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User Comments
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, May 5, 2014
Amazing job
NeCrollector - Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Congrats, Malnu! This was a tour de force! What a fun and wonderfully detailed set of kickass mini wrestlers!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I really must congratulate you Malnu for this amazing set of 30! I liked how detailed each one was and had their individual trademark poses. Beautifully done!
Malnu - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Thanks guys! I wear my Bronze belt with pride.
Bacchus - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Congrats on getting the bronze Malnu! These figures look awesome, you can tell they took a lot of time. Keep up the great work!
VicVeinz - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This is a memorable classic fun set to have..Congrats!
Voting ends for the Pin to Win Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Patraw - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I'm giving you five stars for this for the sheer amount of work it took. It's hard enough to sculpt one figure from scratch, let alone a huge assortment like this!

I know well the sensation of telling yourself, "This will only take "x" number of days to sculpt" and then finding out how very, very wrong you are.
Malnu - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Thanks! When I made these my son was about 8 months old, so lets just say that those three weeks pretty much obliterated any concept of time and sleep I had left... of course this much snow outside in April isn't helping either.
Nits - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
wow.. you must be the best brother ever. I got my brother a walmart giftcard for his birthday
Malnu - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
ha ha. Once every thirty years, I have my moments. I do love Walmart gift cards though, they equal toys and video games for me!
LuvNidleness - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Great work, but you have Scott and Rick Steiner mixed up in the pic. Rick is the brother who wore the headgear.
Malnu - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Holy crap, you're totally right! Good eye. Those damn Steiners win this round...
DrChops - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I am in awe, so much sculpting and painting, beautiful!
TicaL - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Wow wow wow!!!! Impressive
ToSte - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I love M.U.S.C.L.E. type mini figures. I would totally buy these if I saw them at a store.
MCollector - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
That's an ountstanding collection,nice!
ToyArchitect - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Ha ha great job! Wish there was a tiny ring you can display them with but overall I love the cartoony look to them.
Malnu - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I was actually going make a box for them that you could open up and turn into a little ring, but the figures themselves turned out to be ambitious enough (plus I couldn't get the damn thing working right). What I ended up doing (hastily, about an hour before I gave it to him) was buying a second hand wooden jewelry box and burning the old WWF logo into it with 1994 underneath.
Voting begins for the Pin to Win Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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