Nintendo's amiibo figures have been a running success since their release. Most stores in the US found themselves selling out of new amiibos in a matter of seconds! Well, there's going to be an even higher demand for amiibo figures thanks to Instagram user @ganda_kris (a.k.a. GandaKris)!
Her amazing customised amiibo figures have shed a whole new light on their use as an art form. She buys the original amiibo figures, remodels and paints them to make them look like a completely different character - or the same character with a different design! Although she's already created so many incredible figures, here are 5 of my favourites!
1. Palutena as Ahri (League of Legends)
GandaKris uses her Instagram not only to show off her creations, but also to help motivate others.
"At the age of 17 I sent a letter to Nintendo to hire me. Of course I got the nicest decline. However that motivated me even more! I learned through experience to turn negative events into positive ones. I grew to be very outgoing and found some amazing people."
2. Pikachu as Foxy (Five Nights at Freddy's)
She also supports the gaming charity Child's Play! They help improve the lives of children with toys and games in over 70 hospitals worldwide. Her past experiences with a family member in the hospital are what motivates her to actively support Child's Play.
"My older sister was diagnosed with scoliosis and it was so severe [that] my younger sister and I were in and out of the hospital. At those scary times I wish Child's Play existed."
3. Toad as Jasmine, Aladdin and Jafar (Aladdin)
Super Smash Bros for Wii U is one of the main reasons gamers see amiibo figures in stores today. It is also the main factor that has allowed GandaKris to fulfil her passion for art.
"I donate/give away so many amiibos because I truly love this community. Because of Smash, I am the person you see today."
4. Pikachu as Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
Not only is she creative with her designs, but she also repurposes a number of different parts. Here you can see that she has used a Stitch head from the Disney Infinity figure as a part of her Toothless design!
5. Charizard as Ridley (Metroid)
This. Is. Amazing! I honestly can't believe how she managed to sculpt Ridley out of Charizard. That must have taken a lot of time and effort, but it surely paid off!
GandaKris also creates custom Disney Infinity figures, and sells them along with the custom amiibos, drawings and prints on her store. You can also check out her Twitter and Facebook for the rest of her amazing work!