REVIEW: Bubble Gum Pink Tsihata
The Tsihata is one of the new figure designs from the Moscow-based toy artist known as Kosrobot. The 4.4-inch tall figure is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in colored resin by the artist. In this case, we’re looking at the Bubble Gum Pink Tsihata…so that would be made of bright pink colored resin.
A little bit about the Tsihata character:
Tsihata symbolizes things unsaid, feelings unexpressed, mistakes made. It comes out of the fog when the time comes to an end. But don't be scared and listen.
The Tsihata comes in five pieces: the body, head, two hands, and two antlers. They all fit into place rather snuggly, so you won’t be searching the ground for bright pink antlers. There’s also the option that you can swap out pieces with other colorways to create your very own Tsihata version.
There’s not a whole lot of room for articulation, as most of the holes and pegs are cut as squares. But you likely wouldn’t want a whole lot of articulation on a figure that looks as delicate as the Tsihata. Of course, that delicate look is due to those antlers (I’m not sure how many points this buck would qualify as). And while I haven’t broken them (yet), the great thing about resin is that it often glues nearly seamlessly…with some patience and a steady hand.
Design-wise, the Tsihata strays from Kosrobots other two characters. The namesake Kosrobot (we’ll be reviewing him in a few weeks) is a robot dressed up in a sweatshirt and jeans. And the Cosmos Cold is an astronaut – likely a cosmonaut – who’s now more than a skeleton. They’re more or less in human form, with arms and legs, while Tsihata is…something different.
The Tsihata features what resembles a skull of a longhorn bull you might see decorating the desert floor in a western film. You can add to that a web of antlers. Also, it appears the Tsihata is wearing a flat-base rope with a pair of slits cut out for those slightly deformed, asymmetrical hands.
Personally, I like Kosrobot’s more human looking guys a little more than the Tsihata. It’s no knock against Tsihata. It’s that he’s done such an amazing job with the Cosmos Cold and Kosrobot – and my preference for robotic characters. Plus, as I'll discuss with the Kosrobot figure, that figure features articulation and magnetic joints. But if you're looking for a creepy-looking antlered priest (that's what it is, right?), the Bubble Gum Pink Tsihata is waiting.
Bubble Gum Pink Tsihata
Sculpted by: Kosrobot
Dimensions: 4.4 inches tall
Points of Articulation: Zero
You can pick one up at the following: