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REVIEW: Kozik Labbit

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Background

FreeBento.com has sent us one of Frank Kozik’s new rotocast vinyl Labbit figures.  These Labbits are the younger, more innocent brothers of the Smorkin’ variety.  Kidrobot might have felt somewhat pressured to appeal to younger clientele…which birthed this sweeter, gentler Labbit.

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Packaging

The package is a window-front box.  It is decorated with Kozik artwork.  The window allows you to see what accessories the figure you are buying has.  This is convenient, and it’s the only way you’ll be able to find the accessory set you want.

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The Figures

These Labbits are non-smorkin’…so you won’t find any cigarettes in the accessory list.  Each figure is made of rotocast vinyl and measures 5” in length.  There are 4 Labbits available, with the only differing factor being the interchangeable accessories each is packaged with.  The Labbit has a hole for a mouth, and you can find accessories such as an ice cream cone, mustache, blade of grass, banana, hot dog and more!

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Our Opinion

I definitely like this Labbit version better than its raunchier
brethren.  It’s kid friendly.  And it appears, from some of Kidrobot’s
recent choices, they are trying to appeal to this demographic. 

The only problem I have is that we have seen this character and similar
figures in several incarnations.  There are 2 series of Mini Smorkin’
Labbits, the Pimp Flock 5-packs, several 10” Smorkin’ Labbits…and
remember the Bone Bunnies.  These Labbits will appeal to younger
collectors, whose parents would be averse to the pro-smoking message of
the smorkin’ variety.

I guess it’s up to collectors to determine whether or not they have had
enough Labbits.  The various, interchangeable accessories is a new
aspect…and it helps that Kidrobot and Kozik are changing up their
target market with these figures.

You can pick up any of the 4 figures straight from FreeBento.com for $20 each.

Labbit Grades:

Quality: 8/10
Paint: 9/10
Durability: 9/10
Hype: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Overall: 8.7/10

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Comments

Jennifer
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See, I don't like them exactly because they're wholesome. Kozik is about smokes and bombs and foul language. And I love the labbits. Other than these, I want more! Especially the mini ones.

Jennifer
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See, I don't like them exactly because they're wholesome. Kozik is about smokes and bombs and foul language. And I love the labbits. Other than these, I want more! Especially the mini ones.

Jennifer
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See, I don't like them exactly because they're wholesome. Kozik is about smokes and bombs and foul language. And I love the labbits. Other than these, I want more! Especially the mini ones.

Kyle
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Yawn. Kozik tries to branch out from his oppressively-omnipresent and worn out "Smorkin'" shtick, only to reveal that his "Labbit" shtick is equally played out.

What, if anything, does Kozik have to offer anymore?

Kyle/thebookpolice

Kyle
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Yawn. Kozik tries to branch out from his oppressively-omnipresent and worn out "Smorkin'" shtick, only to reveal that his "Labbit" shtick is equally played out.

What, if anything, does Kozik have to offer anymore?

Kyle/thebookpolice

Kyle
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Yawn. Kozik tries to branch out from his oppressively-omnipresent and worn out "Smorkin'" shtick, only to reveal that his "Labbit" shtick is equally played out.

What, if anything, does Kozik have to offer anymore?

Kyle/thebookpolice

Josh
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These are ok. The accessories are decent, but I'd rather have a labbit with lung cancer and bad breath rather than a nice, clean one.

Josh
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These are ok. The accessories are decent, but I'd rather have a labbit with lung cancer and bad breath rather than a nice, clean one.

Josh
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These are ok. The accessories are decent, but I'd rather have a labbit with lung cancer and bad breath rather than a nice, clean one.

Melissa & Tobias
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I love the line, and now my son is 8 and has started his own collection. the paintability is genius, really unlike any other collectible toys, thanks so much Kozik!

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