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REVIEW: Carnival Cartoons’ Buzz Carney

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Carnival Cartoons’ first independently created and funded figure – Buzz Carney – hit store shelves a few weeks back.  It’s a fairly limited run piece (only 250 created) and has been made available through a number of online retailers.

Buzz is the first vinyl character from Carnival Cartoons’ The Carneys line.  If you haven’t checked out our interview with Jared Deal and Garnet Syberg-Olsen, the men behind Carnival Cartoons, there is a ton of additional information regarding future vinyl toy releases from the company.

When it comes to Buzz Carney, it was a pretty spectacular first attempt.  The toy is packaged in a window front box and has a decent amount of reading information on the rear.  Each toy includes a number stamped certificate of authenticity that is signed by Jared, Garnet and sculptor Eric Nocella.

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The 7” tall tattooed strongman might be one of my favorite releases of
the year.   It's a shame he hasn't received more publicity.  Being a big Spumco fan, I definitely see that influence in
this figure.  The vinyl toy has a very cartoon-y feel to it.  Buzz
looks extremely close to the character from Carnival Cartoons’ short
animation.

Since balance issues seem to plague vinyl figures more and more (as
sculpts become extremely complex), I wanted to make sure that Buzz did
not encounter such problems.   Even though the sculpt appears to be
top-heavy (on his stubby legs), Buzz has stood up tall for the past few
weeks.

The sculpt is above average, with no moveable pieces.  All of the
tattoos are actually sculpted onto the figure and then painted maroon.
They also did a great job with the mouth and all of the facial features.

Buzz Carney Grades:
Quality: 8/10
Paint: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Hype: 4/10
Fun Factor: 10/10

Overall: 9.8/10

Buzz Carney can be purchased from the following spots:

The Carnival Cartoons site
: $60 Canadian (plus tax and s/h)
Panik's Toy Box: $64.99 (plus s/h)
Pop Thirteen: $74.99 (plus s/h)
3DRetro: $60 (plus s/h)

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Comments

Lisa Nocella Cockerham
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Eric is my brother. You go Eric. YEAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Lisa Nocella Cockerham
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Eric is my brother. You go Eric. YEAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Ivan Salaberrios
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Nice!

Ivan Salaberrios
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Nice!

Ira Nocella Jr
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Great work, Eric. Continue the hard work!

Ira Nocella Jr
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Great work, Eric. Continue the hard work!

Robert Garcia
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I have someone at work that looks like Buzz. Excellent and well balanced.

Robert Garcia
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I have someone at work that looks like Buzz. Excellent and well balanced.

Maria
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Awsome job Eric can't wait to show X he will be so proud of his uncle the toy maker.

Maria
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Awsome job Eric can't wait to show X he will be so proud of his uncle the toy maker.

ROBERT
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BUZZ HAS THE NICEST RACK I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE (I THINK I'VE BEEN IN IRAQ TOO LONG) GREAT JOB.

ROBERT
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BUZZ HAS THE NICEST RACK I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE (I THINK I'VE BEEN IN IRAQ TOO LONG) GREAT JOB.

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