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REVIEW: Edwin Morose Morgue Mini

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Background

Applehead Factory’s Teddy Scares are those forgotten about teddy bears you used to care for as a child. Well, they’ve come back from the grave to exact some revenge. The plush line was originally released as a series of 12” tall undead teddy bears. Several of these designs are a part of the Morgue Minis line…including Edwin Morose.

Edwin started his life as a love token. He served most his days on red satin sheets with the sweet smells of perfume and a daily hug from his beautiful owner. Then the day came when loyal Edwin was thrown into the trash. He cried himself asleep every night surrounded by the comfort of dried up roses, torn up memories and old love letters.

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The Facts



Edwin Morose Morgue Mini
Series: Teddy Scares Morgue Minis Series 3
Manufacturer: Applehead Factory
Material: Plush
Dimensions: 6” tall
Outfit: Black sweatshirt
Accessories: Body bag

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Packaging

The Morgue Mini plush is tied into an open card packaging. There’s a small box on the bottom, where the body bag is located. On the rear of the card, there is information about the line as well as the “Teddy Scares Office of the Medical Examiner” summary of Edwin Morose.

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Our Opinion

If you’ve ever gotten your hands on a Teddy Scares plush, the first thing you’ll notice is that the faux fur plush material is super soft. However, the stuffing on the Morgue Minis is solid. They have embroidered eyes, eyebrows and pads on their feet (Edwin has a tear on his cheek). And in the case of this specific bear, he’s wearing a stretchy sweatshirt.

The removable hooded sweatshirt that Edwin Morose is sporting features tattered sleeves and waist. It has an actual string around the hood, so you can tighten it for the cold months. There’s a zipper printed on the front and a broken heart embroidered on either side of the zipper.

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There were a few issues with plastic being left around the embroidered eyes. It’s something that could be peeled off, but it shouldn’t have been there. There were also several stray strings around the embroidered areas.

The Teddy Scares line probably appeals to collectors of gothic, zombie, horror or teddy bear related toys. I think the characters would make great vinyl figures, lending themselves to a larger audience. As far as the Morgue Minis, they're a good avenue for collectors who aren't sure that they want to purchase on of the larger (12" tall) Teddy Scares.

You can pick one up at the following:

Teddy Scares Superstore: $9.95 ea.

Edwin Morose Morgue Mini Grades:

Plush Quality: 7/10
    Stitching: 7/10
    Material: 8/10
Softness: 8/10
Packaging/Tag: 7/10
Cuteness: 8/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 8.3/10

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What do you rate this figure?

 

Comments

Beau
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Seriously you guys, you need to start giving a bad review once in a while, or people like me, who are natural cynics, will not trust your opinions anymore. This is not a great item by any means, and you gave it an 8.3? I understand given the community, you don’t want to burn bridges, but you also don’t want to lose your cred either.
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slovak34
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I really do think it’s an average plush toy (and while a 7/10 would technically be a C grade, there are some bright spots). The outfit is pretty good and could be used on custom vinyl figures. If it didn’t have the hoodie, you’re looking at a mid to high 6 overall grade. Really…it’s that much about the hoodie.

But I’d love for you guys as the readers to leave your comments on the reviews. You think the Morgue Minis are crap? Let me know why. Like the classic Dennis Green line – “they’re what we thought they were”.

Beau
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Seriously you guys, you need to start giving a bad review once in a while, or people like me, who are natural cynics, will not trust your opinions anymore. This is not a great item by any means, and you gave it an 8.3? I understand given the community, you don’t want to burn bridges, but you also don’t want to lose your cred either.
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slovak34
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I really do think it’s an average plush toy (and while a 7/10 would technically be a C grade, there are some bright spots). The outfit is pretty good and could be used on custom vinyl figures. If it didn’t have the hoodie, you’re looking at a mid to high 6 overall grade. Really…it’s that much about the hoodie.

But I’d love for you guys as the readers to leave your comments on the reviews. You think the Morgue Minis are crap? Let me know why. Like the classic Dennis Green line – “they’re what we thought they were”.

Beau
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Be careful what you say, allowing the readers to post reviews may be opening a big ole can of worms!

You want an honest review from someone who has been hitting PnP since the beginning? I HATE the new layout. It is confusing, it is cluttered, and it never looks updated…I miss the old layout a lot. I understand the need to throw a new coat of paint, but man, it took a couple steps backwards in my opinion….

Still love the actual content though!

Beau
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Be careful what you say, allowing the readers to post reviews may be opening a big ole can of worms!

You want an honest review from someone who has been hitting PnP since the beginning? I HATE the new layout. It is confusing, it is cluttered, and it never looks updated…I miss the old layout a lot. I understand the need to throw a new coat of paint, but man, it took a couple steps backwards in my opinion….

Still love the actual content though!

slovak34
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I actually just meant adding their thoughts in the comment section, not readers posting actual reviews.

I completely understand about the way the site is set up. Some people like it…some hate it. I’m actually still on the fence. I’m looking at tweaking the front page some so that rather than 2 columns, it’s 1. And that 1 column will look more like the old site did…with bigger photos and more of a blog-like.

What are your thoughts?

slovak34
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I actually just meant adding their thoughts in the comment section, not readers posting actual reviews.

I completely understand about the way the site is set up. Some people like it…some hate it. I’m actually still on the fence. I’m looking at tweaking the front page some so that rather than 2 columns, it’s 1. And that 1 column will look more like the old site did…with bigger photos and more of a blog-like.

What are your thoughts?

Beau
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I like that. 1 column good, 2 columns bad:)

Oh…my thoughts on this bear…hatred. I am so tired of this deady bear, zombie bear, scare bear, bs. It is just a lame attempt at doing something different that has been done a million times already. I like my bears cute and quirky, not sloppy and “twistid.”

Sorry Edwin, if thats your real name.
Beau

Beau
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I like that. 1 column good, 2 columns bad:)

Oh…my thoughts on this bear…hatred. I am so tired of this deady bear, zombie bear, scare bear, bs. It is just a lame attempt at doing something different that has been done a million times already. I like my bears cute and quirky, not sloppy and “twistid.”

Sorry Edwin, if thats your real name.
Beau

Beau
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And dont get me started on all the Ugly Doll stuff….ugh….can you say Beanie Babies 2009?

Beau
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And dont get me started on all the Ugly Doll stuff….ugh….can you say Beanie Babies 2009?

Nica
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This Teddy Bear is super cute. He is adorable and his story is heart wrenching. The minute I read this article, I rushed out to order the bear.

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