REVIEW: Crazy Label’s Treeson
Crazy Label is a fairly new toy company founded by the one and only Wookie. They currently have a number of projects in the wings, but their first vinyl figure is known as Treeson.
The Treeson character is the main character from an illustrated story by the Hong Kong artist, Bubi Au Yeung. Treeson and Ren is a story about a creature that was raised by trees. Ren finds him with a tree branch sticking out from his heart. The story is about the friendship that the two form and how they face their past.
Treeson is packaged in a bright green, windowless box. A brief background of the character is written on the rear of the box. Also, there are drawings of Treeson, as well as some interesting reading.
The 5” Treeson is made of rotocast vinyl. The figure comes with a removable tree branch and is limited to a run of 500 pieces. If you look at the end of the branch that is inserted into Treeson, you can see his heart. With a figure that is completely full of little spikes, you won’t want to let him sitting around of the floor to step on. Don’t worry though; the spikes aren’t actually sharp.
When I first heard about this figure, I was really intrigued by the
back-story. Bubi Au Yeung has thought up a touching and thought
provoking story…and Crazy Label has been able to bring the lead
character to life.
Wookie did a great job sculpting the figure. It could have been
difficult bringing a rather simple, entirely white character into a
vinyl format…but it was well done. I also like the fact that the tree
branch is removable, as it’s a part of the story.
You never really know how well a designer toy that is not developed by
one of the “main designers” will fare on the market. Personally, I’m a
sucker for a good story…but the figure has to hold up as well. Crazy
Label has chosen a very interesting first project…there should be many
more to come.
Treeson is just now hitting our shores (US), so we'll update you on who is carrying the figure. Currently, they are available directly through Crazy Label's site for $20 plus shipping.
Fun Factor: 9/10