REVIEW: Curster’s Yeti
Originating in Minneapolis, Curster’s Yeti can now be found in diverse habitats all around the globe. These elusive creatures usually steer clear of people. But there are many tales of friendship between Yeti and humans-who as a species seem in dire need of some wild Yeti wisdom.
Curster is the husband/wife duo of David Currie (business-side) and Erin Currie (creative-side). She has worked on her lineup of handmade/hand-painted cursters since 2006. Curster's Yeti plush, produced by ESC-Toy Ltd., is Erin’s first manufactured toy. The freestanding plush is currently available with four different face options.
Being a plush, the Yeti does not have any packaging. Maybe it’ll have a bag, but that would be added by whomever you purchase the figure from. It does have a tag with the story above printed on it as well as drawings of the four different face designs.
Curster’s Yeti plush stands approximately 10” in height by 10” wide. It has two points of articulation, as the shoulders have a plastic joint that allows the arm to twist around 360˚. The plush has super soft faux fur that is blue and appears to be “frosted” at the tips. It also has flat feet (maybe cardboard?) that allow the plush to stand on its own. The feet are sewn together to keep the legs from flopping around.
The face appears to be a sewn on patch and feels almost like animal hide. There are four different face options for you to choose from: The Smirker, The Whistler, The Happy and The Worrier. (We’re looking at The Worrier) Each of the various faces is limited to a run of 375 pieces.
First off, if you haven’t seen the handmade creations from Erin Currie, I suggest you take a look. With Curster’s Yeti, they have done an amazing job recreating her handmade look in a production piece.
So why do we love this figure? Anytime you are able to produce a plush that has articulation, is able to stand on its own and still is cuddly and soft…that’s a good thing. The faux fur material is extremely soft, and it’s nice that you can pose it (the arms actually stay where you position them). And the overall production of the plush is well done: no fraying, stray strings, etc.
The character is fun as well. I love the mythology (?) of the yeti and sasquatch, which is good since they get a lot of attention in the designer toy world. I guess it depends on which of the facial expressions you prefer. Personally, I am a fan of the devious look The Smirker is sporting.
This is going to be a tough year to choose only 10 top plushies. But mark my words, Curster’s Yeti will be represented.
For wholesale inquiries, contact DKE Toys.
You can pick one up at the following:
Frozen Empire Toys: Set of 4 - $90.00
Tainted Visions: Set of 4 - $89.96 or $24.95 ea.
Curster's Yeti Grades:
Fun Factor: 10/10
Have this figure? What do you rate it?