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REVIEW: Harriet Carney

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Background

The guys behind Carnival Cartoons, Jared Deal and Garnet Syberg-Olsen, introduced us to The Carneys back in early 2006.  The line revolves around a group of carnival workers and contains all of the usual attractions.  While Buzz Carney was the tattooed strongman of the group of sideshow performers, the newest figure is based on the character of Harriet Carney aka Harriet the Horrendously Hairy Housewife.

Harriet is a lovely lady who just happens to have heaps more hair on her chin than most men have under their hats!  This wonderfully whiskered queen of the midway is certainly a looker, and in her time has definitely turned a few heads!  Harriet loves being the matriarch of the Carney family, and lives for performing with them.

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Packaging

Harriet picks up where Buzz left off.  The packaging is very similar, with an old-school rustic look to it.  The background story behind the character is reprinted on the rear of the back, and it’s easily displayable with the plastic window front.


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The Figure


Harriet Carney
stands approximately 7 ¾“ tall and has no points of
articulation
.  The figure was really a group project.  Character
Design:
Jared Deal; Packaging: Garnet Syberg-Olsen; Sculpting: Eric
Nocella; Project Manager: Erick Scarecrow

There have already been two variants released – red and green.  The red
version
, which we are looking at, is a limited run of 200 pieces.  The
New York Comic Con green edition was limited to a run of 100 Harriets.

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Our Opinion

I never went to carnivals or sideshows.  There was always something
that freaked me out about them.  It might have been due to watching Big
Top Pee-wee forty-seven times.  Maybe it was Benicio Del Toro playing
the role of the Dog Faced Boy…or that talking pig.

Nevertheless, I’m not freaked out by Carnival Cartoons’ Carneys line.
The Spumco look of the characters appeals to those of us who enjoy a
more cartoony feel to his or her animation.  Eric Nocella nailed the
sculpt again on this figure.  There are some paint issues on Harriet’s
“nooks and crannies”, but they’re not that noticeable.

While there were issues with Buzz eventually tipping over, we’ve not
seen that with Harriet.  Of course, since vinyl is somewhat malleable,
as it ages, it often bends and changes.  I’d actually recommend
displaying inside the packaging, since it’s expertly crafted.

Wholesale inquiries can contact DKE Toys.

You can pick one up at the following:

Kustom Kulture: $54.99

Harriet Carney Grades:

Quality: 8/10
Paint: 7/10
Durability: 8/10
Hype: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Overall: 8.6/10

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