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REVIEW: CoZui

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Background

CoZui is the first platform toy from the Taiwanese-based company – Toy Dunce.  The first series consists of 8 different characters available in a blind box run: Mag, Wuda, G Master, XO, BL, Quei, DDT and Laksa.

CoZui is from nature and he likes shuttling back and forth in the forest, running on the wilderness, and wandering in the bosom of ocean.  Although he is short, he is actually energetic in doing tasks.  He likes traveling around the world and experiencing various countries.

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Packaging

The line is packaged in a blind box format.  The packaging is fairly simple.  All of the various designs that might be inside are pictured on the outer box, but there is no background information.  Each figure is sealed a metallic bag, so you cannot determine which character you have until you open it.


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The Figures

Each CoZui stands approximately 3” in height and has three points of articulation (arms and head).  The line is made of ABS, which is hard plastic (although they are hollow on the inside).

The blind box line is made up of 8 different designs.  The names of the designs are as follows (in order of pictured):

Mag (glasses), Wuda (panda), G Master (green), XO (ninja), BL (brown), Quei (sumo), DDT (clown) and Laksa (shark).

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Our Opinion

While the designer toy market has more platform toys than you can shake a stick at, this is one of the first that really didn’t publicize its artist(s).  Maybe that’s good…maybe it’s bad. 

The CoZui line won’t have that big time artist to draw in collectors.  But, oftentimes, collectors pay more attention to the artists in a series rather than the actual designs.  And a lot of the designs in the initial CoZui series are fun.  My standouts are: Wuda, DDT and Laksa.

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I know I would have preferred to see the line constructed of rotocast vinyl rather than ABS.  But that’s probably just my vinyl bias. 

Overall, it’s a fun new line with some great characters that we haven’t seen before.  Toy Dunce is actually taking design submissions for their CoZui Creation Series via their website.  And while you can’t currently find the figures in the US, wholesale inquiries as well as consumer purchase questions can be directed to sales@toydunce.com.  (They should retail around $8 ea.)

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CoZui:

Quality: 6/10
Paint: 8/10
Packaging: 5/10
Durability: 7/10
Hype: 6/10
Fun Factor: 7/10
Value: 7/10

Mag: 6.5/10

Wuda: 7.2/10

G Master: 6.8/10

XO: 6.6/10

BL: 6.5/10

Quei: 6.3/10

DDT: 7.3/10

Laksa: 7.5/10

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Have these figures?  What do you rate them?

Comments

DesignerVinylnet
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Hmmm, these are interesting. I'm on the fence with them. For one thing the painted versions look great, especially the panda bear, but on the other hand I feel like I'm looking at a Dunny with a modified head. Is it poseable?
And the packaging(which I love collecting the packaging) is really lacking I feel. It looks like they slapped their original vector drawings on a box.
But on a plus note I love the name Cozui. So I guess I'll sleep on this one before I decide on buying one.

DesignerVinylnet
Reply

Hmmm, these are interesting. I'm on the fence with them. For one thing the painted versions look great, especially the panda bear, but on the other hand I feel like I'm looking at a Dunny with a modified head. Is it poseable?
And the packaging(which I love collecting the packaging) is really lacking I feel. It looks like they slapped their original vector drawings on a box.
But on a plus note I love the name Cozui. So I guess I'll sleep on this one before I decide on buying one.

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