After more than 2 years in the laboratory, Toy2R has announced the upcoming release of Jason Freeny’s 7 inch Visible Qee. Based on an original illustration by Freeny, Toy2R has taken every effort to recreate this limited edition production Qee in unequivocal detail including having the actual artist sculpt the Qee innards. Freeny’s dissected custom figures are amazing, and The Blot’s been waiting for a toy company to step-up and create a production version of his work. Toy2R definitely took on this challenge and knocked it out of the park!
While Jason Freeny’s 7” Visible Qee is really cool, I am a little perplexed. As Jeremy Brautman pointed out on his blog the news of this release came just 1 week “after Toy2R’s announcement of a very similar anatomical Qee simply called 7-inch Visible Qee” with “the main difference between the two [being] that Freeny sculpted (and signed off on) the Freeny version, whereas the sans-Freeny Qee was inspired by, but not designed by Freeny.” Seems like a really strange decision to produce both versions but only give Freeny credit for one of them. I am guessing the non-Freeny version will be cheaper with a larger run size, but aren’t they practically the same figure?
Jason Freeny’s 7” Visible Qee will drop later this year with a retail price of $80. Available in original form and the extremely limited glow-in-the-dark edition, this is a wonderful figure for any fan of designer art toys. There is a limited edition version of the non-Freeny 7” Visible Qee. The Glow in the Dark Edition 7" Visible Qee is an Artoyz exclusive had has a limited edition run size of 200.