REVIEW: Gus Fink’s Stitch Kittens
Rocket USA and artist Gus Fink teamed up to release a cute line of plush characters known as the Stitch Kittens. The first six figures (Xoom, Blurb, Ava, Nubbs, Patches and Gimpy) are easily displayable and include a mini-comix, trading card and character checklist for your reading pleasure.
Not much packaging as they are plush. Each figure does have a plastic tag that includes the mini-comix and trading card inside of it.
Designed by Gus Fink, the Stitch Kittens line currently includes 6 characters. Each figure is approximately 7” in height and the arms, ears, and tail can all be posed (wires inside of them). Here’s a look at all of the characters, in the order of our favorites.
Do you like Superheroes?? If so then you would LOVE Xoom. He's a hard working hero that protects the Land o' Lint from the Puff Puppies, Dust Bunnies and the Cave Creatures! Without Xoom there would be a lot more chaos, but thankfully he does it all for free! Cuz that's what heroes do!
The most active kitten of them all! He's a master of sports and can shoot lightning bolts out of his head!!! Blurb likes to do things differently, lots of things, all at the same time!
The only Kitten that can fly! She's a cute fairy kitten, with a magical wand that can grant wishes and cast magical spells. She usually uses her powers for helping other animals, even the Puff Puppies that cause destruction and doom to the Land o' Lint. Ava loves all animals!
Princess of the Land o' Lint, Nubbs can be often found taking naps underneath her favorite tree and if you wanna make her REALLY happy just buy her some Vanilla Cupcake flavored Ice Cream, it's her favorite!
Dare Devil, Magician, Home Repairer, Stuffed Horse Maker! There are so many things Patches can do! He does them well, and because he is a dare devil, he always ends up getting hurt and can repair himself, which is why he's all patched up!
Gimpy is the hip cool kat; likes jazz music and puppets. He is one of the best Lint Collectors for the King and has a crush on Nubbs.
I’m a fan of the plush collaborations between Gus Fink and Rocket USA. Most of all, I like that these plushies are displayable. Of course, there are tradeoffs when you have a plush with a flat bottom (does that sound dirty?). It loses some of that cuddle-ability. But collectors are sure to love that they can set these figures alongside their other toys.
Depending on the character, you’ll see a number of different materials used: pleather, a plastic magic wand, rubbery whiskers, and glittery wings. All of the characters are entertaining, but I’d select Xoom, Blurb and Ava as the highlights of the series.
You can pick one up at the following:
Newbury Comics: $14.99 ea.
Stitch Kittens Grades:
Fun Factor: 8/10
Have these figures? What do you rate them?