REVIEW: Uglydoll – Flatwoodsey
One of the more interesting Uglydoll releases of 2010 goes by the name of Flatwoodsey. You might think it's a strange name, until you realize that Flatwoodsey is named after the Flatwoods Monster - that alleged extraterrestrial that was sighted in the town of Flatwoods in Braxton County, West Virginia, on September 12th 1952.
There's not much known about this Uglydoll. Heck, he's even lacking a biography on his tag. There's just a big question mark where we'd normally learn about the character.
Manufacturer: Pretty Ugly
Artists: David + Sun-Min
Dimensions: 2 Foot – 24”; Regular – 14”; Little – 7”; Clip-on - 4”
Like other Uglydolls, Flatwoodsey includes a green tag featuring an illustrated version of the character. However, there's no background information about Flatwoodsey. It's almost like he's a mystery.
If you follow David Horvath's work outside of the Uglydolls plush line, you realize that he's very interested in UFOs and cryptozoology. He's released several vinyl versions of the Flatwoods Monster and Mothman. And some might even say that a few of the previously released Uglydolls resemble the “mythical” creatures.
The Flatwoodsey plush is designed similar to how most of the witnesses described the entity – shaped like an Ace of Spades. The bright pink plush features a sky blue tongue and black oval nose. They've made a creepy alien from the backwoods of West Virginia look pretty cute.
OVERALL: While you don't have to know (or even care) anything about the Flatwoods Monster, Flatwoodsey is one of the more interesting and unique Uglydolls of 2010. The Ace of Spades design is something we've not seen in the Uglydoll realm. And he's just sort of cute for being a creepy alien.
You can pick one up at the following:
Uglydoll - Flatwoodsey Grades
Plush Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 9/10