Mystic Dragon Avenger Statue
Great design but very disappointing heft
First, I knew from the stated dimensions that this was much smaller than the pictures of it seemed to indicate; so I wasn't disappointed about the size but the photos are definitely misleading.
Despite that, I intended this for a garden area or at least the screen porch but it is in no way heavy enough to stand safely anywhere outside. I wouldn't trust the finish outdoors, either. One or two spots already seem to lack final pigment and it's thin. Cleaning it is definitely something you want to do with a vac, just for dust, and with a light touch, so it is not suitable for the kind of dirt that accumulates outside. It is just not suitable for outdoor use at all.
It compares very poorly to the heft of Desmond the Dragon, which is quite substantial and completely satisfying when you touch it. That feels almost like metal. This feels shockingly lightweight and flimsy and cheap to the touch, almost like plastic or sytrofoam! Yuck! It is probably very, very fragile and I don't dare put it anywhere where it might be even remotely possible that it would fall. Yet the lightest breeze would probably topple it. So I'm having trouble locating it even in the house.
Overall, while I love the design, it was a disappointing purchase for the price. It has made me reluctant to order anything else anymore.
July 19, 2013
Very nice looking
The look and quality are very good. Love the design and have liked eveything I've ordered in the past.
June 21, 2013
Very nicely done!
We bought a matching set of these statutes to put out by our pool. They fit very well with the décor. I wish in some ways they were slightly larger but that is a function of the setting that they are in versus the actual product appearance.
June 20, 2013
Appears lighter in color in the catalogue. Would be nice if it had an option for fixing to a post.
January 2, 2012