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REVIEW: JudasZ Angry Dressed Boy

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Background

You might have seen the JudasZ toy project.  It’s the brainchild of Spanish artist Judas Arrieta, and features a slightly balding character exhibiting various emotions in several states of dress (or undress).

The JudasZ figure is currently available in 9 different designs: Angry Dressed Boy, Angry Naked Boy, Green Boy, Happy Dressed Boy, Happy Naked Boy, Pig Boy, Serious Dressed Boy, Serious Naked Boy and White Boy. 

For purposes of this review, we’ll be taking a look at the JudasZ Angry Dressed Boy version.

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Packaging

The Normal Edition (which is what we are reviewing) is packaged in a plain brown cardboard box.  The Special Edition comes in a package hand-painted by the artist.


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The Figure

The JudasZ Angry Dressed Boy is approximately 14” in height and has 9 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, wrists, legs and ankles).  As stated before, there are nine different JudasZ designs.  Each piece is made out of PVC and comes signed and numbered on the bottom of its foot.

Each piece includes a signed certificate of authenticity that’s loaded full of JudasZ photos.  The nine different versions of this figure are each limited to 50 pieces (for a total of 450 figures).

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Our Opinion

Looking at the JudasZ figure, you get the sense that it’s been influenced by Astro Boy, Panda Z and the artist himself.  If you go to Judas’ website, you’ll notice that the figure looks eerily similar to the artist.

So, who wouldn’t want a PVC figure with male pattern baldness?  (It actually sort of has a rotocast vinyl feel to it)  Balding toys don’t get the same respect as their bouffant haired counterparts.  And for that reason, we really like the design of this piece.  It’s just a fun looking character.

As far as quality, I believe that most of these figures have been displayed in various gallery shows.  So they might not look or feel fresh out of the box.  The joints were a little loose, but there was no paint transfer or marks on the piece.

The figure is pretty large, measuring in close to 14” tall.  And it has sculpted features such as the eyebrows, flared hair in the back and a little nose.

Overall, we think JudasZ is one of the more entertaining characters we’ve stumbled upon.  It’s a very unique piece that’s been independently produced and distributed by the artist himself.

You can pick one up at the following:

The figures can be purchased directly from Judas Arrieta, by emailing him for details.  There are two different packaging options – Normal Edition: 120 euro (about $160) Special Edition: 170 euro (about $226) and each comes with free shipping.

JudasZ Angry Dressed Boy Grades:

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

Overall: 8.9/10

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Have this figure?  What do you rate it?

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