Review by JoshB
I typically associate Funko with Bobbleheads which is why they have stayed off of my radar for the most part. But lately they have been branching out into other properties with cute SD style figures and this new line – BLOX. BLox are meant to look like a 2D illustration which has then been extruded into a blocky form. They recently sent me a set to check out so we are going to look at the one today that will most appeal to CollectionDX readers – The Joker.
I think the Joker needs no introduction? He’s the arch-enemy of Batman and a cultural icon. He’s also batsh!t insane.
Before we get into the figure I have to comment on the packaging. I love it. The box is just the right size with no space wasted. The cardboard is thick and sturdy, and each package is the same size! This makes displaying them as a collection easy and attractive. Nerds love things like this. Also, each release is numbered and the number is prominently displayed on the box.
Just look at how great they all look together
Inside is a plastic tray, and the figure pops out neatly.
The choice of style and expression for the Joker is great.
It’s sufficiently crazy while also being cute. This rendition of the character lends itself well to this medium.
There are ZERO points of articulation – hence the “Blox” moniker.
The entire toy is molded in soft vinyl and is constructed out of several parts glued together. You can’t see any glue, so that’s good, but the paint application is not as smooth as it could be. It’s nothing major, and perfectly acceptable for a toy that retails under $20.
Did I mention that it’s big?
It’s a very cool line, and a less expensive way to get some designer aesthetic in your collection without the hipster baggage that comes along with it.
|Posted 9 December, 2011 - 12:48 by JoshB|