Gregory Darroll
Design. Illustration. Motion.
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Munneeboxes

A series of eight toys created from laminated birch ply that each share a common base shape. Functionally you feed them with cash and simply pop it open whenever you need to retrieve it. 

 

MUNNEEBOXES

A few years back, I created a series of toys out of laminated birch ply. The goal was to not only make great toys, but also develop characters that all used an identical template/footprint.

Once a shape had been developed. The next step was figuring out the toys function. There's nothing wrong with having a toy simply sit on a shelf, but I wanted these to do that little bit more. When looking at my own toy collection, the clear insight was that they are treated the same as money. You work hard so that you can get more, you're proud of whatever you have, you always want more, and you always make sure it's kept safe. 

The eight characters below make up the third series of Munneeboxes. Timber toys that you feed with cash and simply pop open whenever you need to retrieve it. 

 

ORIGINAL SHAPE

 QUARTER POUNDER

QUARTER POUNDER

 ZOMBIE

ZOMBIE

 HULA

HULA

 HIPPIE

HIPPIE

 TROOPER

TROOPER

 ADVENTURE BROS

ADVENTURE BROS

 NANO

NANO

 TIKI

TIKI

ALTERNATE SHAPE

A variation of the original shape, with a mouth slot as well as an opening up top.

 ZILLA

ZILLA

 FIREFOX

FIREFOX