You're probably familiar with the Android vinyl figurines from Andrew Bell and Dead Zebra. They're nifty little collectibles that pay homage to the platform we all love. Some folks, however, take things more seriously. Rather than display the same collectables as everyone else, they employ their skills to modify and embellish the basic Android figures. One of these artists, Hitoshi Mitani, has been so kind as to post all of his amazing work online for us to see.



Mitani has dozens of projects listed, and you can click on any of them to get images and a brief description (be aware a number are actually from other artists). Some of the figurines are cleverly repainted bug droid shapes, but others are complete redesigns using the Android figure as a base. Mitani is also fond of integrating LEDs into his projects to make them just that much cooler.

Just take a little time to browse the collection – it's really impressive work. Mitani humbly calls customizing Android minis his "hobby," but I think he's better at this hobby than most people are at their jobs. Look, I may not know much about art, but I know what I like... and I like this.

[Android on Twitter, Hitoshi Mitani]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Far and away my favorite. That's spectacular work.

      For some reason, I so want to see this thing bearing down on a little Apple

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon

    I'd be lying if I said these were ugly. i want one, but don't need one.

  • mechapathy

    At first I wanted just the Zoidberg one, but then I thought "Why not ALL OF THEM!?"

    • moelsen8

      Zoiberg one is awesome!

      • Blayde

        I have one of those, I created the droidberg shirt, he sent me one for free, it's awesome

        http://tinyurl.com/drdberg WOOPWOOPWOOP

        • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

          I bought your droidberg shirt from Teefury and was the Asian dude that was on the side art one day later! :-P Awesome shirt, my infant daughter loves staring at the Droidberg.

    • QwietStorm

      I immediately got drawn to Zoiberg too, but then I saw R2

  • Matthew Fry
  • http://4LadyDi.blogpsot.com/ Lady Di

    Dang, no purple ones?? But nice work.

  • JG

    um... Shut up and take my money? He really needs to start selling these.... I'd def order like maybe a fifth or so of the collection right away, without hesitation.... Then the rest as I save up...

  • NemaCystX

    I love the Gundam inspired one

  • Yaniv

    If he will sell all this collection I would pay alot for that!

  • http://xantarmob.altervista.org/ xantarmob

    woahhh!!!! Beautyyyyyy!!!!!

  • Hien Nguyen

    love it

  • hyperbolic

    ME WANT!!

  • http://about.me/BenRogersWPG Ben Rogers