Well, Cool Kevin arrived a couple of days ago and I've been planning to write something about him. At first I thought of doing a proper review à la Toybox Philosopher, but since Kevin doesn't seem to be available or well known outside Germany/continental Europe (and those who live there are probably familiar with him already) I'm not sure there's really a need. Still, I took a billion photos so I might as well post them. :) Nude male dolls ahead! (Blurry and badly lit, too!)
|AAAAAAAH! THE LIGHT!! IT BURNS!!!|
I should add that I still don't actually have a Fashionista Ken, with or without knees, so if he has some super-articulation powers that doesn't show up in the box art I don't know.
One of my personal critera for good articulation is whether the doll can touch its own face. Kevin can touch ...his forehead, I guess.
A few more posing pics:
|Kevin harassing an innocent roll of tape|
|Don't feed Kevin after midnight. Just... don't.|
|Kevin in a Liv waist vs. Liv waist contrapposto-off!|
I'm a bit disappointed in his arms: the upper arms stick out from the body a bit (narrowing them a bit on the inside would make them look less natural, I guess) and the elbow bends less than 90 degrees (or is that more?). He's slightly double-jointed here, too. He' can't quite put his hands at his hips, this is as close as he gets:
Shirt is white nylon - with brown (uneven) seams. I can't tell whether it's a fashion statement or just "let's get rid of all that leftover brown thread". Slightly big, but looks surprisingly good on.
(As an aside, can I just say how much I've grown to loathe velcro? It just catches everywhere and snags the fabric. Gaaah!)
I really like this shirt! It would look better without the velcro, though. I'm going to remove it and perhaps add a snap and a few decorative buttons, or he can just wear it open over his t-shirt.
If his hair had been less mustard-y and his left leg less floppy, I'd have been perfectly happy with this guy. If for some reason I need another articulated male fashion doll, and Mattel still insists on those stiff legs, I'm getting another Cool Kevin.