Demon Dog Rabbit
Here's a great new guest review of a rather,
uh, different item - I'll let you see for yourself! Take it away,
Alright, so this isn't really a toy review.
but I figured that good ol' Mikey does bust reviews upon occasion, I'd throw
this at him. It's not much different aside from the lower torso. And
if you're reading this then I used good judgment and didn't waste any time.
On to the review.
This is the 'Demon Dog Rabbit' Insanely Twisted Rabbits Polystone
collectible based on the illustration by Michel Gagne. It's produced
by the wonderful, talented folks at Sideshow
Collectibles. It's a limited run of 1000, and I like it. Oh, and
Sideshow says it's sold out.
Packaging - ****
Why does everyone seem to start the review off with packaging you ask??
Well, because you must first get past the chest to get to your treasure. On
the way you may as well take a second to look at it. Why I gave
this packaging 4 stars you ask? Have you seen the pictures I so graciously
took for you? This box is work of art. In all honesty, it was the box that
won me over in the first place. Sure the statue was neat and cool. But look
at the box!!! It's got a great image of the Demon Dog Rabbit drawing. It's
like he's eating himself!! How cool is that?!! It also has everything
you'd want to know including the sculptors name. There's even a little
blurb on the back that tells the heartwarming story of how the 'Insanely
Twisted Rabbits' concept was born. Short story even shorter, the guys
creative and he worked in animation. Oh, and he's a good drawer. The edition
number is on the bottom in the form of a sticker. (incase you're wondering,
I own 0193/1000. Spiffy eh? ) It kept good ol' Demon Dog Rabbit nice
and safe on his travels to me. The foam is even tinted pink to assist in the
inner mouth motif they seem on going for.
So you finally got me off the topic of the box eh? Lucky you. Now I ramble
about the sculpt. Overall it's pretty good. No complaints. It's a
difficult task to take a drawing, or sketch and make it into a
three-dimensional object. Props to Mat Falls. I'm not sure what else he's
done so this would be a good time for an editors note if you know anything.
I took half a star off because there's an opportunity for some detail. but
it wasn't taken. Sure this is a representation of a previous form of art,
but there could have been a little texture worked into it. There's really
only some sort of deviation of smooth on the base (kind of a stony texture)
and on the claws (in the form of cracking lines). But purely basing this
sculpture on capturing the essence of the drawing, I've got to give the
sculptor credit. Granted it's not perfect, but definitely worthy of ***1/2
Paint - ****
There's not a lot of it, but where it is used, it works. Especially
considering the coloring technique of the artist. There's sufficient shading
where it's needed. It breaks up the monotony of all the light grays nicely
There's no slop on the gum line or the eyes. While I'm on the topic of
the eyes, they are nicely done. There are three colors. Very dark brown, not
so dark brown and then the glimmer of white. They add a nice dimension
to it. A creepy dimension.
Quality - ***
Demon Dog seems sturdy. He's just heavy enough to feel expensive, which is a
nice thing. I'd be cautious with the tail, back spikeys and ears. Just
because they protrude and are fairly thin, and I'm paranoid. Let's
just say he won't be displayed where anyone's gonna be taking a dive on him.
Overall - ***
At first I was put off by how tiny he is. But the more I look at him, the
more I like him. The sculpt is quite good, and the paint ops are as
good as they could have been. He seems sturdy enough, and the run is
fairly low. Even the price point isn't that bad. I'd buy him if I were
you, even just for the box. But get him fast, he is a rabbit after
Where to Buy:
Well I'm in Canada so I got mine at SilverSnail.com for $47.99 CDN
But I did some searching for you Americans and found this:
Earth has him for $38.99 plus shipping.
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