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Amusing Mashups Imagine the Alternate Lives of Superhero Action Figures

Amusing Action Figure Photography Imagines the Amusing Adventures of Superheroes and Villans

What do superheroes do when we’re not looking? Japanese Instagramer @hotkenobi gives us an idea with his amusing series of action figure photography. The playful scenes feature characters from the Marvel, DC, and Star Wars universes engaging in some hilarious pranks and epic battle scenes… with things like hairspray and dried noodles. Batman, The Hulk, Deadpool, and many others make an appearance in these perfectly-timed portraits, where they engage in mashups you won’t find in comic books or movies.

HotKenobi expertly crafts lively vignettes that look realistic, despite the fact that they’re composed with plastic action figures. As Spiderman twists his web around an aluminum can, it’s easy to imagine that this tiny character has super human strength—the can makes a visually-satisfying crunch and HotKenobi supplements it with cartoon-esque liquid that splashes from the tab.

Although HotKenobi typically uses superhero and villain subjects, he does branch out. Pikachu and Poké Balls also make an appearance! With this wide and varied creativity, we can’t wait to see what other crazy situations these fictional characters find themselves in.

Instagrammer HotKenobi artfully “plays” with toys in his amusing action figure photography.

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All images via @hotkenobi. 

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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