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REVIEW: Erick Scarecrow’s Liberty

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Background

It’s not often that a designer toy stirs up any kind of controversy.  However, when Erick Scarecrow revealed his Liberty vinyl figure at New York Comic Con, he did just that.  There’s nothing risqué or disturbing about the figure, it’s just that he has stylized a symbol of freedom and America.  But is the Statue of Liberty off limits?

Liberty is the first figure released from Scarecrow’s Liquis Series.  It was produced by Kaching Brands, and released back in February.  There are currently a few variants available, but we will be looking at the original colorway.

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Packaging

The packaging is somewhat unique.  The window front is actually about half of a window.  One half is a drawing of the figure, while you can see through the other side to the figure.


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The Figure

Standing around a foot tall, the Liberty vinyl figure has no points of
articulation
.  The original (green) version is limited to a run of 300
pieces
.  She is wearing a pair of big ‘ol platform shoes, which give
this figure a sturdy base.

Instead of her torch, this Liberty is holding a spray paint can.  And
her crown is made of what looks like pencils.  Oh…and I’m pretty sure
the real Lady Liberty doesn’t don her hair in a ponytail.

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Our Opinion

Personally, I can understand why some folks would be angry with a
stylized version of the Statue of Liberty.  It’s an important piece of
history, especially for those who made their way through Ellis Island.
But didn’t the guys from Ghostbusters 2 ride around in the statue after
spraying it with slime?  Where was the outcry over that?

I’m a fan of the piece.  It’s definitely something that will draw the
eye of the average person.  If you’ve never seen a designer toy before,
the Liberty figure is a recognizable piece.  While some of the paint
apps are average, the design is what makes this figure one of our
favorites of 2007.

You can pick one up at the following:

Kung Fu Toys: $79.95

Liberty Grades:

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

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Comments

LittleGeorge
Reply

This is a great piece. I've never heard about the controversy over it, but if there is it's unjust. The figure is great and the colorways are looking real good too! My only problem with it is the blank "Black Book". That was a perfect opportunity to put some graffiti in there but it's just blank. Overall a great figure!

LittleGeorge
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This is a great piece. I've never heard about the controversy over it, but if there is it's unjust. The figure is great and the colorways are looking real good too! My only problem with it is the blank "Black Book". That was a perfect opportunity to put some graffiti in there but it's just blank. Overall a great figure!

STAPLES
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I think this dude hypes his own stuff up..Controversy? i went to nycc and i have never heard about no controversy on this..i guess its all in his head.

STAPLES
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I think this dude hypes his own stuff up..Controversy? i went to nycc and i have never heard about no controversy on this..i guess its all in his head.

m0radita
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m0radita
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crimmi
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uhm,.,im a fan of a lady liberty stylist,.,this one is good,,i wish i have one,,,im worried too beacause its a sacred statue and then its all just styled up???
well statue is different from drawing and toys,.,.
its all in his head though.,

crimmi
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uhm,.,im a fan of a lady liberty stylist,.,this one is good,,i wish i have one,,,im worried too beacause its a sacred statue and then its all just styled up???
well statue is different from drawing and toys,.,.
its all in his head though.,

VYCE
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The guy who made it was making a point. He's saying that Graffiti is expressing ourselves, and for the cops to try 2 stop it is infringing on our liberty. So, following that, This piece is actually an artist, evident from what she's holding, the big platform shoes, the ponytail, ect. but is dressed up under the guise of liberty.

VYCE
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The guy who made it was making a point. He's saying that Graffiti is expressing ourselves, and for the cops to try 2 stop it is infringing on our liberty. So, following that, This piece is actually an artist, evident from what she's holding, the big platform shoes, the ponytail, ect. but is dressed up under the guise of liberty.

justin
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telling people your art causes controversy doesnt make it controversial.

mr scarecrow, if you’re reading this, nobody gives a shit. if you want to create controversy, i’d suggest moving out of the vinyl figurine world and into something- almost any medium would be better, mind you- with actual potential for controversy.

in short, boring failed publicity stunt! links or it never happened!

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