R3VIEW – Bondage Labbit & Tokidoki Truffle

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Toys
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Two quickie reviews:

Never let it be said my taste in toys is all over the map sometimes. So today in the mail two new releases from my favorite store in the world: Rotofugi (hey Kirby!) show up.

First up: Bondage Labbit from Frank Kozik and Kidrobot

I so wanted this to be what what sold in the pictures, but KR does it again with more just not very good quality control that really takes away from what should be a really fun piece.

When doing something where the whole figure is based on leather straps over the Labbit – first and foremost the straps should have tight clean lines. And a lot of them do, but as you can see from the pics, there are places where the paint goes way out of the line and that’s easily the first thing you notice since that’s the whole conceit of the piece – being tied up in leather straps. So that alone really takes away from the overall effect.

Also there are a few places where the pink skin tone has yellowish tone in little blobs. Again which once you see them you just go, damn it – for $75, really????

The black paint while kind of gloss isn’t the real shiny high-gloss I was expecting. It has a dull tone to it that again isn’t bad, but still somehow disappointing (you can tell from the fuzzy blurry windows in the reflection)

The collar and chain are nice and I still do like him overall. I realize it’s probably hard to get everything just right on each one sold, but with so many Labbits having quality issues as well as other releases from KR having qc issues, it makes me really question whether I will spend another $75 on something where I don’t know if it’ll meet the standards that should be in place for a toy at that price point.

The box on the other hand is fantastic. Great graphics and looks really cool in the bright yellow.

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Next Up: Truffle, the newest Cactus Friend from the Tokidoki powerhouse

Whereas Bondage Labbit dissapointed, the newest Cactus Friend Truffle is SO CUTE!!!!

I don’t have any Tokidoki beyond the Cactus Friends, and while I really admire what Simone has done with the label (and his Marvel superhero t-shirts are always super-cool) the Cactus Friends are the only toy of his I’ve gotten into.

Not much to say about Truffle – as with all the rest, he’s just made to look cute. He has great qc and is just a fun small toy that makes me smile when I see him. So if you have a side of you that love saccharine-level cute with pointy bits, you can’t go wrong with Truffle.

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Geoff

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