REVIEW: Skulldog Plush
Patch Together is primarily known for producing resin figures from a community of designers and artists – some professionals, some amateurs. Recently, they've tried their hand at production plush pieces. One of those is the Skulldog plush, from the artist Keryn Everett. She describes her plush design below:
My online mascot, icon, and user name has been Skulldog, for years and years. I made myself a plush version for my art display, and ever convention he was taken to, I\'m asked \'Is that for sale?\'. Now I can answer, YES!
Skulldogs are short, stubby, and kind of lazy, this one will be huggable, with extra fuzzy neck poof, and soft vinyl \'skull\' face.
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Keryn Everett aka Skulldog
Dimensions: 14” long by 14” tall
Nada. It will probably come packaged in a large plastic bag, but there are no tags at all on the plush.
Patch Together started out releasing a few roto-vinyl figures, but they really started to pick up steam with their resin pieces. Currently, resin makes up the majority of their releases, but the company has dipped their feet into plush. And when they release plush...they go BIG!
I was surprised that the Skulldog plush measured in at 14" tall by 14" long. That's actually bigger than a couple of my real dogs (yeah...we have five dogs). So just be aware of its size. But the price ($29.95) that Patch Together is selling these for - for a plush of this size – is pretty...pretty...pretty good.
The actual plush design strays slightly from the original drawing. The white mane and the white on the ears and tail where supposed to be a sky blue, while there was no white on the original Skulldog's body – only the face. The mane had some designs on it, but that probably would have been difficult to replicate through embroidering.
Patch Together ended up nailing the face. The eyes and nose are made of a faux leather/vinyl material. I like how they have sewn in a row of teeth, adding the two upper canines separately. And the material that makes up the ears actually starts at the base of the neck.
OVERALL: The Skulldog plush is a solid production piece from a company that is still in its infancy when it comes to plush toys. While the design is middle of the road (milquetoast), I like that the Skulldog easily stands on its own – allowing for some great displaying options.
You can pick one up at the following:
Patch Together: $29.95 (Currently Out of Stock)
Plush Quality: 8/10
Fun Factor: 8/10