Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles
This is the set of Kidobot Dunnys inspired by binge watching the box set of Sarah Connor Chronicle, TV series expanding the terminator universe. I was always interested in cyborgs, that may be caused by first James Cameron Terminator movie I watched as a child. This theme inspired few of my custom toys before like my favorite and one of the first Terminator Eggcore I customized for 909toys and later Tea-800 based on Lunartik toy you can read about here.
Sarah Connor Chronicles is a spin-off from the Terminator series of films. It revolves around the lives of the fictional characters Sarah and John Connor, following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and ignoring the events of the 2003 sequel Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and the following films.
In the year 1995, at the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor, her son Johnand the 800-series Terminator successfully destroy the T-1000, as well as the arm and CPU chip from the Terminator sent back to 1984 in the first film. The T-800 from the second film, at its own request, is then also destroyed to eliminate any future technology that could be used to create Skynet throughreverse engineering. Despite this, at the beginning of the television series, a T-888 using the name “Cromartie” is sent back to 1999 to kill John. “Cameron”, a Terminator that John sent back from 2029 to protect his younger self, leaps forward in time with John and Sarah to the year 2007 in order to prevent a delayed Judgement Day once and for all. Now wanted fugitives with the fear of pending leukemia playing on Sarah’s mind, they must also face the reality that other enemies from the future could be after them.
Here comes first dunny character from tv show Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. His name is Derek Reese (played by Brian Austin Green) and he is a Resistance fighter sent to the past by the future John Connor the older brother of Kyle Reese (John Connor’s father) and paternal uncle of John.
Second and my favorite character is terminator Cameron played by beautiful actress Summer Glau also known for her role in cult series Serenity. Cameron is a Terminator whom John Connor sent back from 2027 to protect his earlier self. Her model and exact capabilities are not known, but she can mimic human mannerisms better than the T-800 model could, and she can also consume small amounts of food, a first for Terminators. Her name is an homage to Terminator film franchise creator James Cameron.
Third in the set was Sarah Connor played by English actress Lena Headey also know by her role in hit tv show Game of Thrones. She is the mother of John Connor, who will one day become the leader of the human resistance. The authorities, however, see her as a deranged fugitive.
Here Thomas Dekker as John Connor. He is only 15 years old at the beginning of the show, turning sixteen in the season one finale. As the series progresses, John struggles with his feelings for Cameron,
Shirley Manson as Catherine Weaver, a shape-shifting Terminator disguised as the CEO of a high-tech corporation called ZeiraCorp. A model T-1001, her liquid metal form as she changes shape resembles a faster, more easily recovering version of the T-1000seen in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. She is focused on developing artificial intelligence using The Turk, the intuitive computer at first believed to be a precursor to Skynet (but later shown to be a separate entity). She targets other Terminators to reverse-engineer Skynet technology in the present, and to prepare for the future war. She plans on using this research to fight Skynet.
This is the last dunny character I made based on Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles. It is terminator T-1001 played by Scottish singer from band Garbage – Shirley Manson. This figure looks different than other 4, because I did it as last and started experimenting with more simplified paint job.
This set comes from the time, I was creating characters using only paint, with no modifications to original toy. This self imposed limits saved time on sculpting and sanding and allowed me to practice painting tiny portraits with fine brush on small, 3 inch rabbit like toys. Each of them took just few hours from start to finish. I hope you can see the resemblance to the actors.
Kidrobot dunnys are sold already painted by different artists in blindbox series. They are limited to few thousand pieces with some designs more common and some very rare. I got my base figures on ebay, sold in lots of unwanted or repeating designs. This is the cheapest way to get them if you want to customize. You start with striping the paint with acetone. If you don’t have access to this strong and flammable solvent, you can use nail polish remover. Just check the sticker if it contains acetone, because some of the healthy options removed this ingredient from their recipe.