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REVIEW: Ducky Deglingos

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Background

Released by Geared for Imagination in May 2010, the Ducky Deglingos are a line of designer bath toys. Featuring four popular Deglingos characters, they are meant to be at home on an executive desk or a kids' bathtub. We’re going to take a look at two of those designs: BigBos the Wolf and Ratos the Rat.

BigBos the Wolf
He's the boss of the bath! BigBos features his trademark pinstripe suit and debonair spotted necktie. Comes packaged in a stylish clear box.

Ratos the Rat
This tough rat features a heart tattoo and strapping suspenders. Comes packaged in a stylish clear box.

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The Facts



Ducky Deglingos
Series: Deglingos
Manufacturer: Geared for Imagination
Artist: Laurent Manceron and Stephanie Dick
Material: Plastic (BPA and pthalate free)
Dimensions: 5” long
Points of Articulation: Zero
Designs: Ratos the Rat; BigBos the Wolf; Nonos the Dog; Ronronos the Cat

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Packaging

The Ducky Deglingos are packaged in a rather simple clear plastic box. They vary slightly, since each box has the character’s name imprinted on it. It’s the type of packaging that you wouldn’t be upset to throw away.

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Our Opinion

Over the past five years or so, designer “rubber ducks” have become the rage. There are sports stars, film icons, comic book characters, etc. who have been turned into this childhood bath time staple. And since the Deglingos characters have been imagined in plush, baby rattles, baby toys, children’s shoes, and even a board game…it makes complete sense that we’d see them in “rubber duck” form.

Currently, only four of the most popular characters have been transformed into the Ducky Deglingos line. They’re made for all ages. If you have a young child, these will be their bath time pals. (I tested them, and they do float) Or…the Ducky Deglingos can be displayed right next to the plush version of the character in your collection.

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Overall, the paintwork on these is better than I had expected. I assumed that they might cut some corners because the majority of Ducky Deglingos will probably be hitting the bathtub. And I also give them kudos for creating four unique sculpts…instead of using one generic “duck” body with various paint-ups.

Price-wise, I found them selling for $9.99 on Amazon. I feel that’s a reasonable price. It was on the higher end of “rubber ducks” sold via Amazon (averaging around $5.00 each), but you have to take into account their designer quality.

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You can pick one up at the following:

Amazon: $9.99

Ducky Deglingos Grades

Figure Quality: 8/10
   Sculpt: 7/10
   Paint: 8/10
Accessories/Outfit: N/A
Packaging: 6/10
Durability: 10/10
Fun Factor: 10/10
Value: 8/10

Overall: 8.8/10

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