Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Headphonies - Review

Headphonies Review

Today I am going to do a review of Eran Weinberg's Headphonies. Now seeing as this is my first formal review I am going to try to do my best to inform you as the collector/consumer. I want you to be happy with the product and with that being said I am going to grade this product on a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 is the best and 1 is the worst, and I will make my evaluations in 4 different categories: Packaging, Quality, Worth, and Design.

First lets start out with a little background information, Headphonies are the brain child of Eran Weinberg who got his education in Graphic design, but Product Design was his true calling since he get to combine all the aspects of creativity. Sketching, model making, 3D design, graphic design, branding, marketing... there is so much more. Then after seeing all the customs in the vinyl toy community, he decided to take a stab at creating one himself.
Packaging 8/10:
The packaging was really cool at first glance. It had open windows so you could see the figure from all angles. It really contained not a whole lot of POP or PIZZAZ, but it is very simple in design, and in my opinion is kinda bland...but that is not always a bad thing. I can see where the artist was going with this because it really draws your attention to the product and not the package. Upon opening the top of the box the tape was hard to get into, and I would suggest maybe other means of securing the top of the box, also the front window kept coming loose in the front right corner, not a big deal at all, just need a better glue/tape job. Something that caught my eye was the little tab on the front of the box that had the artists "tag" and underneath it says limited edition, this really gave it some value in my eyes, I felt all warm inside knowing that these were "special".

Inside was the figure in half a clam shell, secured with a metal twist tie around the neck and the figure was sitting on top of a compartment with all the necessary cables to get going.