The Dunny is a 3, 8 or 20-inch vinyl figure based on the shape of a rabbit with very distinctive tubular ears and was create by Paul Budnitz and Tristan Eaton and produced by Kidrobot in 2004.
The Dunny is a “blank” figure which Kidirobot send out to renowned artists and designers to “decorate” or “style” it to their taste, thereby creating a unique and original product, some artist have even produced Dunnys’ as tall as 4 feet
The name is a cross between street slang and one of the early prototypes, a “Devil Bunny”. The articulation is very basic with a 360-degree turning head and articulated arms. Some also come with accessories depending on the theme.
They are usually sold as blind boxes or bags, which means you don’t know which figure you will get inside the packaging. They are generally sold separately or in cases of 18-24.
Kidirobot generally release one main series of figures with some Special Edition Dunnys sold separately or a very Limited Editions.
To ensure they remain in mint condition, most of them are packaged inside a clear plastic bag in addition to the foil wrapper.
Blank Dunnys’ are also available for to buy and many artists have used these to create their own one off unique works of art that have sometimes gone on to be sold for $1000’s.
These are the main 3" Series released to date.
Series 1 - 2004
Series 2 - 2005
Series 3 - 2006
Series 4 - 2007
Series 5 - September 2008
For 2009 series Kidrobot switched from a numbered series to a yearly series.
Dunny 2009 (Series 6) - 2009
Dunny 2010 (Series 7) - 2010
Dunny 2011 (Series 8) - 2011
Dunny 2012 (Series 9) - 2012
Dunny 2013 (Series 10) - also known as "Side Show", 2013
Dunny 2014 (Series 11) - also known as "Art of War", 2014
Artist & Other Series
LA Series - 2006
Azteca Series - 2007
Colette Series - 2007
Tattoo Series - 2007
French Series - 2008
Ye Olde English Dunny - 2009
Endangered Species - 2009
Dunny Fatale - 2010
2Tone Dunny - 2010
Azteca Series 2 - 2011
Apocalypse - 2012
Dunny Evolved - 2013
2 Face Series 1 - David Horvath, 2004
Dalek Series - Dalek, 2004
2 Face Series 2 - David Horvath, 2005
Gold Life - Huck Gee, 2011
Post Apocalypse - Huck Gee, 2013
Mardivale - Andrew Bell/Scribe, 2014
The 13 - Brandt Peters, 2015 Artists Series which entails a mix of artists “painting” their own designs onto the blank Dunnys.
Here are images of most of the Dunnys up to 2011 courtesy of Kidirobot.