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.
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.
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.
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
Fun Factor: 9/10