David Horvath, known for being part of the husband and wife duo responsible for the Uglydolls, has released a pair of books based on his Bossy Bear character. In Horvath’s “Just Like Bossy Bear” book (the 2nd in the series), Bossy’s best friend – Turtle – picks up on those bad behaviors.
With Turtle becoming a more important character in the book series, the folks at Toy2R have teamed up with David to release Turtle as a vinyl figure. Available in both a 7.5” Crown version and the regular 3.5” figure, Turtle joins the previously released Bossy Bear vinyl.
Series: Bossy Bear
Artist: David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim
Material: Rotocast vinyl
Dimensions: 3.5” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
The Turtle vinyl figure is packaged in a window-front box. It’s styled similar to the cover of the Just Like Bossy Bear book (a yellow background with a blue text bubble). There are a ton of great illustrations of Bossy Bear and Turtle, presumably from the book, as well as a mini bio of the Turtle character.
If you’re an Uglydoll fan, it would make sense that the Bossy Bear characters would also appeal to you. Most of David Horvath’s character designs have a similar feel to them. They’re fairly simple, yet cute and unique. And Turtle is no exception.
Toy2R has done an amazing job bringing the Turtle character from illustrative form to the three dimensional world. He has the beady eyes, three teeth, tail, shell - everything that the illustrated version has – and they’ve been sculpted to perfection. The quality of the piece is excellent for the size of the figure (and the price point). The few painted areas (eyes, teeth and around the mouth) are without real issue. And the rotocast vinyl has a matte, almost powdery, look and feel to it.
Bossy Bear’s pal Turtle would make a great addition to your collection...whether it’s an Uglydoll, Horvath, Bossy Bear or random turtle collection. It’s one of the better-produced Toy2R figures that we’ve seen in a while.
You can pick one up at the following:
Figure Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10