REVIEW: Tiny Horus
Artist Claire Hummel's (Shoomlah) fascination with ancient Egypt and all related paraphernalia led to her designing and submitting the Tiny Horus character to Patch Together. Here's how she sums up her inspiration:
Chubby, younger versions of the Egyptian gods started showing up in the margins of my hieroglyphics notes several years ago, and so I decided to adapt one into a Patch Together design - in the case, my tiny Horus! I tried to come up with a style that was sleek, yet reminiscent of the traditional colors and motifs found in Egyptian carvings- a unique but recognizable little object. This is Horus before he got into that scuffle with Set... He's still playing with marbles and getting stuck in the mud.
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Shoomlah (Claire Hummel)
Dimensions: 5” tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
Edition Size: Limited Edition
The Tiny Horus is packaged in the blank white Patch Together box. Inside, the resin figure is tightly secured between two pieces of Styrofoam.
Ancient Egypt appears to be in vogue again. With the super popular Tuttz line from Argonaut Resins and Tiny Horus from Patch Together, you can start up a nice little shrine to all things Egyptian.
Artist Claire Hummel's original design featured two points of articulation – at the shoulders. That would have been great if the figure was produced as a roto vinyl piece. But since they chose resin, I think that a static statuette was the correct route. Although, I could definitely see this as a vinyl piece.
It appears that the figure was cast in at least four different pieces (body, arms and base). The sculpt looks fairly close to the source material. The illustration shows the character with more of a cartoonish look, including a slimmer face and bigger head. There are a few spots, primarily the toes and around the gold ares, where the sculpted lines appear to be smudged.
The paintwork is average for a resin piece. There are a few areas that look sloppy, but they are actually a product of the above mentioned sculpting issue. Patch Together went with a matte paint for all areas except those painted in tan (glossy).
OVERALL: With the popularity of ancient Egyptian art, collectibles and movies...it's not a surprise that the first run of Tiny Horus figures are currently Out of Stock. Patch Together priced the piece perfectly (how about that for alliteration?). With a few minor sculpting changes, I would definitely boost the overall grade by a half point.
You can pick one up at the following:
PatchTogether.com: $34.99 (Currently Out of Stock)
Tiny Horus Grades
Figure Quality: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10