Rated 5 out of 5Â by VioletLibrarian cute, heavy, hollow
I fell in love with this little guy and his toothy grin and so splurged on him as a birthday-gift-to-self. He's as-pictured but what you can't see is that he's hollowed out: his head and tail are upside-down U shapes which felt a little disappointing; for the price I expected a more satisfyingly solid piece. It's still plenty heavy, so you can tell why they chose to hollow him and he still is heavy enough to keep your books in place (a big concern for me). You can see the seam where the two sides of the pieces meet and there's a hole in the top of his head from the casting process (I'm pretending that's his blowhole). The painting on the teeth is a little sloppy--again, disappointing for the price--and he has some extra white paint around his mouth, but at least the eyes are carefully done. Final thought: you can barely see this in the photo, but there's a bright blue paint layer to this little guy that's especially strong on top. He looks like a dark navy and he mostly is, but the strong cerulean blue top coat is definitely there in big strokes (in the photo you can kinda see it on the curve of his head).
September 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by NashvilleTN Cute but has iperfections
I wouldn't have paid this much for bookends for the mantel if I didn't have a gift card to use. The whale is really cute, just like pictured, but does have paint drips on the head. Wish it didn't, but will keep it anyway. It's a fun addition to the room, and you can't see drips from afar.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Leinala Not a beluga
This is not a beluga. Beluga whales are white.
It is cute though.
May 2, 2013