REVIEW: Blow Up Dolls (B.U.D.s)
Jamungo recently released their first line of figures – Blow Up Dolls. Otherwise known as B.U.D.s, this blind-boxed line contains 10 figures of varying designs from the likes of Ferg, TVM and Frank Kozik. All of the figures use the same mold, however, there is a clear and a glow-in-the-dark character.
There is no surprise that B.U.D.s are the best selling line for a number of online designer vinyl sites. They are high quality and the printing on the plastic is definitely above average. Plus, they are rather affordable – as you’ll find out at the end of the review.
Series 1 consists of 10 different figures with varying chances of acquiring each one. You have a 12.5% chance of picking up the most readily available characters, and only a 2.5% chance of the special FBOMB B.U.D. (which isn’t pictured).
BAMOFLAUGE (12.5%) is a fairly basic green camouflage design. It’s a nice filler design, but probably my least favorite of the group.
BUD (12.5%) is the character you have seen on the packaging. He looks like a little bomb and is completely black except for his 2 red eyes. The design is basic…but it works!
NEWK (12.5%) is the
glow-in-the-dark B.U.D. in Series 1. Since there are so many GID
enthusiasts out there, it’s almost a must to put out a glowing version
in each toy line. The design work on the figure is lacking…only a
symbol for radiation.
GASATTACK (12.5%) has a painted on gas mask. Although, it looks more like an alien than an actual gas mask.
UNABOMBER (3.7%) is one of the
more limited characters in Series 1. Modeled after Ted Kaczynski’s
infamous police sketch, the Unabomber is one of my favorites in this line.
POSTAL (12.5%) is the purple skinned postal worker. I’m not sure the connection between postal workers and bombs…hmm.
GHOST (12.5%) is the clear
figure in Series 1. In addition to a GID, you always need a clear
figure! It’s fairly simple, but it’s still my favorite design of the
KILLFISH (12.5%) is a scary, blue fish crossed with a bomb. Not really getting it, but the design is pretty cool nevertheless.
BUDTROOPER (6.25%) is the lone
Kozik design. He appears to be a carnivorous robot and is one of the
standouts of the first series of B.U.D.s.
OVERALL GRADE: 95%
RocketPop has both opened (varying) and unopened ($8.75 each) blind boxes.
Paniks Toy Box is carrying opened boxes for $9.99.
3DRetro has blind boxed B.U.D.s for $8.50 each.
Pop Thirteen has the blind boxed figures for $9.99 apiece.
Fugitive Toys has blind boxes available for $8.59.
Wholesale Inquiries can contact Dov Kelemer at DKEToys.com.