REVIEW: Los Huevos
Los Huevos are the first toy release from Fuzzy Balls Apparel, back in 2007. Based on the characters created by FBA designer Roy Wasson Valle, Series Juan is made up of 4 different huevos (or eggs): Bastardo, Gato, Querida and Raul.
Each character has little background story, which are reprinted below.
Bastardo: Being a jerk is his way. Someday he will find himself in trouble. It's true! He's headed down the wrong path.
Gato: Mostly when one looks at a cat, you can tell there's not much going on behind their eyes. Not his cat. He knows what's going on. He also doesn't think he's people.
Querida: She' the one who is loved. "Un beso para mis amores." She can be very beautiful and she likes to have fun, but that doesn't always mean with you or me.
Raul: The skeletal bear in a bear costume. In a previous life his soul was more like a rock. Now it is more like a feather, a heavy feather.
Each of the Los Huevos figures is packaged in the “Series Juan” window-front box within dual interlocking plastic trays. The box has details about the line as well as a drawing and brief description of each of the four characters.
Los Huevos Series Juan contains 4 different characters (Bastardo, Gato, Querida and Raul), each measuring approximately 3” in height. The solid resin eggs each come with a small black stand (they look like giant Smarties).
Each of the sculpts have been left with little imperfections, similar to how the artist designed them. It gives them a little bit of a handmade look. All of the characters included in Series Juan are limited to an edition of 1,000 pieces.
Having been released a while ago, I’ve seen Los Huevos advertised around various sites. They have a Day of the Dead (the Mexican holiday) look to them, which makes sense given the definite Spanish influence.
Each of the characters has a very unique look to it. Gato has that really strong, bright blue paint. Bastardino is sculpted with long ears and a row of teeth all the way around his head. Raul has a rough, swirled design and a skull face. And Querida might be the most ordinary of the lineup.
So what do we think? Well, my personal favorite character in the line is definitely Raul. I like pieces that are resin and contain artist imperfections…as long as they aren’t overpriced. It gives you a piece that looks handmade, even though it’s really 1 in a run of 1,000.
Maybe you could display them next to your wife’s expensive Faberge Eggs?
You can pick one up at the following:
DesignerToyStore: Set of 4 - £20.00
Fuzzy Ball Apparel: $10.00 ea.
Fun Factor: 7/10
Have these figures? What do you rate them?