The House of Ingri, named after artist Ingri Von Bergen, has released Francis and Friends. The line currently consists of five characters (of course, Francis is one of them). And while we reviewed Francis last year, we're going to take a look and Miko and Moki.
Miko Monkey is a shy one.
He likes to sit and draw for hours.
His brother drags him on adventures,
but Miko'd rather smell the flowers.
Moki Monkey is fearless,
he climbs trees and jumps off walls.
He always swings the highest,
and is not afraid of taking falls.
Miko and Moki
Series: Francis and Friends
Manufacturer: House of Ingri
Artist: Ingri Von Bergen
Material: Fleece and Faux Suede
Dimensions: 13” tall
There are actually two tags on the Francis...and Friends plushies. The front, white tag features the House of Ingri logo, while the blue tag has the name of the character on the front and a biographical poem (shown above) on the back.
At first glance, you probably thought that Moki and Miko were simply alternate colorways of the same character. Not so fast. While Moki is brown and Miko is blue, there are some slight nuances that you might not have picked up on.
For instance, the eyes are positioned in different spots. Moki is slightly looking to his right, while Miko is staring up to his left like he's thinking about something. Also, their facial expressions differ. Moki is happily smiling, while Miko has a little frown on his face.
Since everyone loves monkey butts, both Miko and Moki have embroidered faux suede bare monkey butts. They also feature plastic eyes and nostrils.
As far as quality, all of the stitching work around the facial features, the embroidered mouths, and the material are above average. Even though Miko and Moki are weighty plushes, they're still of average softness. Most of that weight comes from the beans that are placed in the plushies legs and arms.
CHARACTER: Both Moki and Miko are monkeys. (I just used up my alliterative quotient for the review) They look a little alien, as well. I just keep thinking about Roger from Seth MacFarlane's American Dad.
SUMMARY: I like the simplicity of the Moki and Miko characters. I'm not sure if I would be inclined to purchase both of them, since they are so similar. But the differences in facial expressions and colors are big enough that you could justify picking up both Miko and Moki.
You can pick one up at the following:
Miko and Moki Grades
Plush Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 8/10