In June of 2008, I introduced you to the twisted talents of illustrator Jason Freeny who exposed the insides of such fun items as Balloon Dogs and Gummi Bears. Since then, he’s begun crafting 3D sculptures by modifiying existing vinyl toys by fellow artists or creating the sculptures from scratch – partially revealing the insides of advertising icons and well-known characters.
Jason Freeny’s Dissected Toys and Icons
The ultimate compliment, Jason takes a deeper look, literally, at the works of Disney and Pixar characters, Charles Schultz characters, Toy and commercial icons like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Hello Kitty, video game characters, vinyl collectibles like Dunnys, Qees and more. He even exposes vintage Care Bares and Kewpie Dolls.
Dunny ©KidRobot, Mini Qee ©Toy2r
Stay Puft ©Columbia Pictures
Gloomy Bear ©Mori Chack
Character © Berenguer, Poppin’ Fresh ©Pillsbury
My Little Pony ©Hasbro
Care Bear ©Kenner
Sackboy ©Media Molecule, Muno ©Nick Jr. ©Wildbrain
Raving Rabbid ©Ubisoft, Jaws Noop ©CoarseToys
Very Hungry Caterpillar ©Eric Carle
Mario ©Nintendo, Kewpie ©Jesco
Toy Story Alien ©Disney Pixar
Nemo ©Disney Pixar
Mickey Mouse ©Disney, Lucy ©Charles Schultz and Exposed ©Ron English
Giving credit to the original designers*, his cutaway sculptures are both compelling and collectible.
*sadly and somewhat ridiculously, 20th Century Fox and David Horvath of Ugly Dolls made Mr. Freeny remove his versions of their characters from his site.