The Witcher 3 and Breath of the Wild Come to Life in Toy Dioramas
Toy enthusiast Captain Dangerous is recreating game settings using toys of fan favorite series: The Witcher 3, The Legend of Zelda, and more.
Toy enthusiast and Instagram photographer Captain Dangerous turned her love of toys into art, by creating original product diorama-based photography using toys from her favorite video games. Some great examples from her page take inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby, Pokemon, Animal Crossing, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Kingdom Hearts.
The toys surrounding some of our fan-favorite franchises often seem to be afterthoughts in the public mind, but companies like Jazwares and Funko tend to release their own set of collectibles or figurines for popular games. Fornite released action figures during the holiday season last year and, as we expected, Funko Pop released their own The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt toys in the apex of its popularity.
And while collectibles are always fun to have, Instagram photographer Captain Dangerous is hoping to make her own art with it. Found in her profile, she considers herself a self-proclaimed “Toy huntress forest dweller that brings the geek and gaming world to life” boasting over 53,000 followers on her Instagram page. With a quick look through her gallery, you can understand why.
In one of her posts, she shows Link in a small cave riding out a snowstorm, with the caption, “Link and little wolf look so cozy!”
Meanwhile, this post is of an adorable and cozy Geralt of Rivia. Sitting at a table with a drink captioned, “How about a round of Gwent.”
Don’t be fooled into these shots being easy to take, either — take for instance this image of Kirby lounging around an igloo:
This has a ton of work go into the set-up, and if you don’t believe us go ahead and check out the timelapse of Captain Dangerous meticulously spreading confectioners sugar on her tarp outside:
Older time lapse of a #kirby snow scene I did last year! I hope you enjoy! ☺️ #nintendo #toyphotography #Nendoroid #gaming #diy #miniature @KirbyInformer @NintendoTweet @kotarokirby @teamkirby92 @Kirby_JP @GoodSmile_US @NintendoAmerica @Sora_Sakurai pic.twitter.com/1zHp1f7QtT
— Captain Dangerous (@CaptDangerous64) April 5, 2019
Captain Dangerous also has a Patreon where she offers behind the scenes shots and access to prints each month to her patrons. Meanwhile, check out her dedicated Instagram and Twitter accounts to see a full gallery of some of the work she is doing to bring games to life using toys.