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Unfinished project from April 2018.  This head now sits, as work has begun on a separate project. Originally planned to begin May 2017, now plan to complete by August.  Please be sure to check out my simian1 facebook page!  I put all my art of The Monkees there, plus additional things you won't see here!! Link in bio. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
#monkees #themonkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz  #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

It's the tall Texan in short form!  Looks like Lil' Nez here is in deep thought...Perhaps contemplating which deep cuts they'll play during the upcoming Mike & Micky Shows! (Commission) #pleasantvalleysunday #FunkoPhotoADay  #themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

"Teen Dream" Davy is modeled after the 1966 television series pilot, 'Here Come The Monkees'. I chose this version of Davy as it was this episode that sold the series to NBC.  The beginning of the phenomena! (Sold) ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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"Monkee Mayor" Mike is modeled after the 2nd season episode, 'Monkee Mayor' (1967). This figure differs a little from previous versions of Mike Pop figures, as it features thicker sideburns and buttons on his woolhat. (Sold) ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
#themonkees #monkees #monkeemayor #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #wednezday #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

This custom The Monkees Pop Vinyl figure is part of a canceled commission from 2016 (the  set that included HEAD Movie Micky - Version 2). I was given the freedom to create (4) different 'looks', so I chose an appearance from each year 1966-69. "Wind-Up Man" Pete, based on the musical sequence from '33-1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee', was my model for 1969.  I thought this an important choice of figure, as the broadcast of 33-1/3 would prove to be a pivotal point for The Monkees, especially Peter. (Sold) ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
#themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #torktuesday #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

Micky as Mrs Arcadian was at the top of the @spreckenzeedeu commission list. A memorable performance by @micky_dolenz in the episode "The Chaperone" from season one! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ #themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #mrsarcadian #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

Here is the 2nd custom Pop Vinyl figure commissioned by the wonderful @spreckenzeedeu! A huge @micky_dolenz and @themonkees fan, she wanted to add a few Mickys to her collection. Here is El Dolenzio from "A Nice Place to Visit". ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
#themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

WOW! So excited to see 2 of my customs mixed in with Micky-superfan @spreckenzeedeu's The Monkees collectibles! I am currently at work on 3 more Micky figures for her collection!! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ #themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

Had some unexpected 'clay'-time this afternoon. There is always something to do. Must stay busy.

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Holiday season is over, back to commission work.  Currently working on a Nesmith figure ('66 Peter from previous build shown here) and researching parts for (3) Dolenz Pop customs. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Have you ever watched "Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas"? It is an hour-long holiday special which originally broadcast in 1977.  If you are unfamiliar, it's a book-based retelling of The Gift of Magi, but done by Jim Henson and his workshop, with original music by Paul Williams. This year marks the 40th anniversary, so I tried to make a contemporary concert poster with a 'EOJB' bow logo I created several years ago. So...imagine it's 1978; a year after the talent show.  Emmet and his friends are now the Emmet Otter Jug Band.  I used some lettering inspired by Rankin-Bass. Poster didn't turn out exactly as I planned, but the last 2 months flew by.  I am even posting it later than planned.  Anyhow, hope you all like it.  Merry Christmas. 🌟 #emmetotter #emmettottersjugbandchristmas #jimhenson #muppets #themuppets #disney #imagineers #imagineering #simian1

Finished this commission in time to catch the Micky Dolenz performance last week at @clearwater_casino.  Such an amazing show!! To see this whole set, go to my simian1 fb page!  Link in bio. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
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Flashback, 1972 - Dec 2: Saturday morning television viewers see and hear animated Davy Jones in the premiere of The New Scooby Doo Movies' "Haunted Horseman of Hagglethorne Hall". This Pop was a little more difficult than others--I modeled it after a cartoon.  My custom Pops (based on film/photos of real people), typically have a cartoony appearance when complete.  The challenge was to create a caricatured Pop of an animated face, which was based on a real person!  I put this set together just for fun, so it is currently up for bids on ebay.  To view the auction, just tap the link in my bio! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
#scoobydoo #scoobydoowhereareyou #hannabarbera #saturdaymorning #themonkees #monkees #daveyjones #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1

While I am doing shout-outs, I don't want to forget my friend, the beautiful @lyndawiles! Another Monkees fan, as you can see here in (a portion of) her collection! Look down to the lower shelf--its the "Monkeemen Mike" custom Pop! Check out her account to see more of her amazing work (like the Nudie Nez in the upper left corner), her Monkees meet-and-greets pics, and more!
#themonkees #monkees #davyjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #screengems #raybert #customfigure #customtoy #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls  #funkofunatic  #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #simian1

Flash-back: Nudie-Suit Nez!  Originally posted November 12, 2016 (anniversary of the day Nez recorded "Naked Persimmon"!) This is the ONLY Nudie Suit Nez I have made. ☆☆☆☆ #themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #nudiesuit #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1 #fbf #flashbackfriday

Flashback: This full color image originally posted October 2016 to announce the Nudie-Suit Nez custom figure! "Wanted" reproduction poster art by @robbiemacneildesigns ☆☆☆☆ #themonkees #monkees #davyjones #davidjones #mickydolenz #petertork #mikenesmith #michaelnesmith #colgems #funko #popvinyl #popvinyls #funkofunatic #monkeespops #monkeespopvinyl #monkeespopvinyls #monkeepops #themonkeespopvinylset #simian1 #MyFunkoArt #fbf #flashbackfriday

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