Toy Review: Gumdrop
Puppies are undeniably the best thing in the world. And vinyl toys aren’t far behind. So when you put puppies into a boiling pot of molten vinyl, the results can only be amazing. 64 Colors, Squibbles Ink, and Rotofugi combined their powers to form a rainbow of super cute puppies and we’ve got some for you to stare at. Hit the jump for our review of Gumdrop.
Toybox Tuesday - Weaponeers of Monkaa
Hello, today is Tuesday, October 9th, and it’s time for an episode of Toybox Tuesday!
I used to write toy articles and I missed doing so. So I thought I’d write one for the heck of it since I just received a cool toy in the mail today.
This is Brutok, from The Weaponeers of Monkaa lineby Spy Monkey Creations which also happen to be Glyos compatible. Brutok is just one of 6 figures from this line, and cost about $12 not including shipping. I won’t get into the fiction very much, but according to his bio, Brutok is very powerful, and despite not appearing to be the sharpest knife in the drawer, he’s actually a very cunning and brilliant strategist in battle.
Brutok is decently sized, being taller than Hades Pheyden and this ZED Gobon. I was worried he’d be too small considering how much he costs, but I ended up being rather satisfied with him. Articulation is not very great, seeing as all of his limbs only swivel but I really don’t mind this at all. If you’re familiar with Glyos, this shouldn’t be all that surprising.
As you can see above, he comes with a few accessories:
A sickle like weapon and a blade. These look nice, but look a little too small for his hands — Especially the blade. But that’s not all! He also comes with an alternate head that doubles as a cannon arm.
The fists can even double as an alternate head as well. And if you’re familar with Glyos, or Glyos system toys, you know that these things can come apart so you can mix, match, or just rearrange the pieces.
Overall, this is a pretty fun and wonderful toy. The aesthetics just really click with me. The material it’s made of feel really nice, although the connections between each piece are slightly loose. The sculpt and paint are very clean, and I have no real outstanding problems that I can point out about this guy.
I’m easily pleased with a lot of things, but I really do feel Brutok is worth the $12 + Shipping you’d be spending for this guy, and I’m sure the other figures are too.
They all look pretty cool, and if you like the way Brutok looks, but not the color green or his head sculpt or something like that, go take a look at http://www.spymonkeycreations.com/ to check out the other figures. Maybe you’ll see something you like.
Welp, thanks for joining me in an episode of Toybox Tuesday! I hope the 2-3 people who took the time to read this thought it was informative and enjoyable. Who knows if I’ll do this again.
Dunno if another Toybox will come your way soon, but as for now the Toybox is closed. Goodnight everyone~!
Poundland Blindbags: Pirates!
No, not those movies. The fantastic Aardman Animation movie based on the books by the same name. Build-your-own Pirate sets. Let’s crack this open and see if it holds up to the movie.
It does! Inside we find three tubes of high quality clay, accessories printed on thick cardboard and a little booklet containing some of the lore about the pirate, relevant puzzles and a good set of instructions for building this thing.
Here it is finished. It turns out quite large, and even with he ineptitude of me, the quality of the clay made the building process a walk in the park.
Overall? A hundred points. This is by far the most entertaining blindbag I have come across. The little booklet and the fact you have to make it yourself means there is much more to this one than just a little figurine and a trading card.