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REVIEW: Choco and Minty

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Background

Choco and Minty were famous candy bar mascots…that is…until they were fired.  Now, the troubled duo is looking for work.  Are you hiring?

These figures were designed by David Horvath and produced by Toy2R.  There actually is a candy bar with Choco and Minty on the wrapper.  I found it at Yoyamart, and I must say…it was rather tasty.  I'm not sure why they were fired, because they were the only reason I bought it!

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Packaging

The figures are packaged and sold separately (however there are several exclusive editions that are 2-packs).  These, however, come packaged in window front boxes.  There is plenty of reading on the rear panel, as well as some Horvath drawings and humor.  You’ll learn more about this dynamic duo by reading the box!

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The Figures

Both Choco and Minty are made of rotocast vinyl.  Choco has 2 points of
articulation (both of his arms) and is 9” tall.  Minty, being drawn
much smaller than his cohort, is subsequently only 4” in height.  He
has 1 point of articulation (his neck). 

There are several exclusive versions available.  The first Minty figure
was released back in February.  He varies because of his red eyes.
Both Yoyamart and Toy Tokyo have exclusive sets in alternate colors.

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Our Opinion

I’m glad to see David Horvath’s Choco and Minty characters released in
rotocast vinyl.  When I first saw the candy bar mascots, I knew they’d
make interesting vinyl figures.  I’m rather impressed with the quality
that Toy2R has given us.  Being used to the company producing Qees, I
wasn’t sure how they would handle such unique sculpts. 

It’s great to see these figures were sculpted to scale.  Too often, you
see figures all produced in the same size…even though they shouldn’t be
equal in height to each other.

If you're a Horvath fan...you'll definitely want to pick up this pair.

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You can pick up Choco and Minty at the folowing retailer:

Frozen Empire Toys: Choco - $52  Minty - $20

Choco Grades:

Quality: 9/10
Paint: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Overall: 9.3/10

Minty Grades:

Quality: 9/10
Paint: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 8/10
Fun Factor: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Overall: 9.2/10

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