Thursday, September 10, 2015

STGCC 2015: Toys-etc Reviews The Exclusive SG50 Unico by Tokidoki!

When it comes to reviews, there is undoubtedly always a personal bias within. Especially so, when it relates to someone or something you adore or look up to.

As a fair blogger though, one tries to place some amount of balance to the opinion. Red Dot Diva finds it difficult to judge about lifestyle brand tokidoki's toys, simply because they are all generally SO CUTE.

However, Glam Bloggers Alliance buddy, Ed from Toys-etc dares to tread into dangerous territories. Here is his "Totally Unbiased" review of the SG50 Unicorno!


STGCC 2015: the totally unbiased SG50 Unicorno review

When it comes to tokidoki, it is best to remember that Singapore is home to some of the most kiasu and kiasi fans in the world and steer clear of their war path. Thankfully, I managed to get my hands on a Unicorno without having a wild encounter with one of those types! Now, this is exclusively made for STGCC and marked to celebrate our nation's 50th Jubilee just because it can be done. I've already expressed my opinion on the design so the only records this review is going to break is one of brevity (NOT) and irrelevance. There's only 1000 of these and only sold bundled, VIP or daily passes, so it does add to the limited edition-ness and its resale value. eBay has already sold a handful, normally ending around the USD$65 range but most are going to get offloaded for a premium after the signing session this weekend.

I don't hate it but it's not going to be friends with the rest of my collection. It's awkward like that. It might have been cuter if it came in the smaller 3' version but you'll have to settle for 5' of ... this. I'm quite fond of the Merlion which looks like our longkang guppy with its colourful tails fanning out, and I am quite happy ignoring the Unicorno it came with. This Unicorno just feels like it's being watched by our gahmen, ever ready to swoop in at the slightest hint of a riot of colours, so it's allowed a couple of token splashes, restrained and cautious.

As for QC, the usual smudges and smears that you'll find in the 3' series and at SGD$30, you should not be expecting a Sideshow Collectible showpiece.

Overall: ★★★

Thanks Agent W for the horsie!

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