Patch Together recently released their first ever blind-box platform series. Floxy is a fox-like creature dreamt up by the artist who uses the moniker of Soma. His deisgn was submitted to Patch Together, chosen, and 10 designs (from 10 different artists) were all chosen to be a part of Floxy Series 1.
Series: Series 1
Manufacturer: Patch Together
Artist: Platform designed by Soma
Material: Rotocast vinyl
Dimensions: 3” tall
Points of Articulation: 4 (neck, arms, and tail)
Designs: VISEone (black - 1/11; pink - 1/25), Flim (1/11), Stick A Thing (1/11), Okkle (1/13), Bunka (1/7), Dust (1/13), Miss Monster (1/10), Saprophilous (1/10), Jonny Wander (1/11), SOMA (1/9)
The Floxy Series is blind-boxed in a fairly simple box. It shows illustrated versions of the concept on the front and back, with the various designs in the series on the side. The only problem is that nowhere do they list the artist's name beside the design. Also, the ratios are not printed anywhere on the packaging.
The first thing I want to address is the packaging. There's nothing on the packaging, or inside the box, that lets me know which artist designed which Floxy. I haven't even been able to find that on the Patch Together website. The only way I know some of the designers is that I recognize the artist's style or they placed their name somewhere on the Floxy design.
The platform, which was designed by Soma, is made to resemble a fox. His design concept was submitted to Patch Together and they ended up releasing it as their first blind-box series. They've chosen a different lot of artists than many collectors are used to seeing. I like that, because we often see the same artists recycling the same concepts on different platforms.
The Floxy platform isn't shockingly new. We've seen plenty of rotocast vinyl mini figures with a large head (where most of the design work is done) and a few points of articulation. So it comes down to designs. I really like what five of the artists have done. I know that VISEone, Miss Monster and Bunka are among those...but if you look at the photo at the top, I have arranged them in order of favorites in the front.
Quality-wise, I noticed several spots where there was paint transfer. The pad printing on the Floxy figures was fairly tight, though. There were no problems with the joints or with balance.
OVERALL: It's nice to see Patch Together get back into producing some rotocast vinyl figures. Floxy is their first platform toy release, and they've assembled an ensemble of artists who are fairly new to the platform world. While the series has some small production issues, they're worth checking out if you're a fan of mini figures.
You can pick one up at the following:
Patch Together: $9.95 ea.
Floxy Series 1 Grades
Figure Quality: 7/10
Fun Factor: 8/10
I want them all!!!