REVIEW: Hachoo and Lollipop Girl
Kaching Brand and Mizna Wada (Mizna Lens) are fairly new to the designer toy scene…but they have both come out “punching”. Mizna has designed 2 figures for Kaching – Hachoo Boxing Style Monkey and Lollipop Girl. They were both recently released at SDCC with exclusive show colorways. Mizna is known for her goth and Kawaii (cute) art style.
Hachoo’s packaging is a window front box, while Lollipop Girl is packaged in a solid cardboard box. Both do not have much reading on them, but they do have artwork from Mizna splattered across it.
The Hachoo Boxing Style Monkey vinyl figure is 6 ½” tall and has 6 points of articulation (neck, arms, legs and tail). The red “Kaching” boxing gloves are part of the sculpt. He comes with a removable yellow crown and a title belt that can be snapped on behind Hachoo’s back. Look for the figure to retail around $54.99.
The Lollipop Girl (color version) is a 9 ¼” tall vinyl doll. She has 3
points of articulation (arms and neck). She comes accessorized with a
purple and white lollipop (with an ant on it) and a skull head base.
The figure is placed on the skull base by inserting two prongs from the
base into holes in the bottom of her legs. The color version of
Lollipop Girl is limited to a run of 588 pieces and retails for $49.99. There
is also a Goth version (black and red colorway) of Lollipop Girl that is limited to 300 pieces
and retails for $54.99.
It’s somewhat hard to believe that these figures were both designed by
the same artist (Mizna Wada). They aren’t remotely similar. However,
that’s a good deal for Kaching Brand. The Hachoo Boxing Style Monkey
will appeal to the more traditional vinyl collector (men in their 20’s
to 40’s) while the Lollipop Girl is targeted towards an up and coming
sect of collectors – females.
Mizna’s drawings usually revolve around goth girls, which makes the
Lollipop Girl a great representation of her work. The figure is
obviously for display, since it can only stand on its skull base. It’s
rather heavy for a vinyl figure, due to her solid head of hair.
Hachoo is a lanky, comical monkey with boxing gloves, a crown and what
looks like the heavyweight title. The figure conjures up memories of
cartoon characters from yesteryear.
Fun Factor: 9/10
Lollipop Girl Grades:
Fun Factor: 7/10