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Someone Made These Hilarious Dolphy Action Figures and the Internet Went Nuts

Banayad Whiskey Dolphy, anyone?
IMAGE PATO P.
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When it comes to Western pop culture toys, we’re spoilt for choice—there are Funko Pops, action figures, and even lifelike statues. It’s too bad we can’t say the same for Pinoy pop culture. But Instagram account Gooeyduckph is looking to fill in the gap with his handmade bootleg toys. 

Check out Banayad Whiskey Dolphy:

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If you don’t get the reference, you’re seriously missing out. Check out this hilarious clip from Father & Son:

There’s also Darna, Kuno? Dolphy: 

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A manananggal figure:

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And this absolute masterpiece:

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The creator of these toys goes by the name Pato P. on his Instagram account. “Like for most people, pop culture has personally played a big role in my life,” he explains. “And while it’s easy to get our nostalgia fix for western pop culture, there seems to be a gap in local representation. Without channels like YouTube, younger generations wouldn’t have access to comedy classics like Dolphy’s Banayad Whiskey. Making pieces like this is my way of contributing to its posterity. As for Durth Rody, I think toys make a fitting medium for satire and social commentary. How else can we get absurd toys like these unless we make them, right?”

Pato P. makes each piece by hand using different materials like resin casting, clay and digital sculpting, painting, and graphic design. “There’s a great deal of love and care put into each piece; from conceptualizing to the end result, which is why it takes some time to finish but it’s always worth it,” he says.

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Gooey Duck began as a passion project, with Pato P. crafting toys for himself and his friends. When asked if he might sell them in the future, he says, “I make them for fun, a lot of one-off pieces but if people are interested enough and with the right permissions, I can make a few more. Making a variety of toys, and reaching a wider scope of people, seems more satisfying than making too much of the same. I think the best part is when someone appreciates the toy and is a fan of whatever that toy represents.”

Pato P. is also open to commissions for custom action figures if what the customer has in mind seems fun and interesting. “It’s exciting to be able to improve on my skills and collaborate with different people,” he says. 

Pato P’s one-of-a-kind creations would definitely make an excellent addition to any hobbyist’s collection, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

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