The “bonus” Jonas, 18, asked California-based toymaker Dano Brown to create a set of action figures based on Joe, 29, and Turner, 23, depicting the couple wearing matching puffer jackets, blister-packed in front of a photo of them outfitted in the coats with “G.I. Jophie” emblazoned above — a spin on their couple name and the classic G.I. Joe toy logo.
According to Brown, who has been creating toys for more than five years, the figures took some time to create. “Frankie sent me the picture and asked me to model the figures after that,” he told Us Weekly exclusively. “It took about two weeks once we settled on a picture. The jackets were a challenge to sculpt but we were both really happy with it.”
As for the cost, all the artist could confirm was “they’re not very cheap,” with some of this other finished designs selling for between $200 and $500 on eBay.
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Alright. It’s been a month since the wedding so I think/hope I’m ok to share this. I was hired by Frankie Jonas to make this wedding gift for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Obviously a huge deal for me. I was hoping they’d share a pic but I imagine they have at least 1000 other gifts to go through and probably at least half of those are way cooler so I’m giving in and sharing it anyway. Frankie was super good to me and gave me total creative freedom aside from the title, which he thought up, which is probably the best part of the whole thing. Very honored to get this gig! I lined up another huge one I’m excited to share with y’all but first i have to actually make it 😅 #danobanano #jophiewedding
After not seeing the unique gift pop on their social media feeds some time after the couple’s European wedding, Brown posted a photo of the finished product on his Instagram account on Saturday, August 3, adding in his caption: “I was hired by Frankie Jonas to make this wedding gift for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. … Frankie was super good to me and gave me total creative freedom aside from the title, which he thought up, which is probably the best part of the whole thing. Very honored to get this gig!”
For his part, Frankie couldn’t have been more thrilled about the finished product, commenting on the post: “Still so in love with this piece, perfect gift for the perfect duo. Your work on this couldn’t be more perfect!”
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