Description Review for a toy I dislike

Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I have received a lot of great toys from Eden. The most recent one, however, I strongly dislike. Because it is a description review, I know I need to be objective. I've found this to be particularly challenging on this review.

My question is, how do you write something objective about a toy you feel so strongly against, especially when it has qualities you don't think anyone would like (ie greasiness, stench, etc.)?
07/10/2009
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Victoria Victoria
We don't want you to lie about the product - ever. So be honest. I know it is hard to find the balance between subjective and objective - the only part of the review we ask to be totally objective is the Summary.

I suggest you describe the toy in detail, in each section. If it smelled bad, mention it in the smell/taste section...if it felt greasy, write about that in the materials section as well. Then be totally honest in your Experience section about what it was like when using the toy.

Those sections are there to be used. We want the real feedback. And if a product sucks, chances are we won't stock it. So, your honest input has a real effect on how we choose what to carry and what to take a pass on.

Thanks!
07/10/2009
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
I will say that there have been some products that I was assigned to write descriptive reviews for that never saw the light of day at EdenFantasys. I don't know if it was just because of my experiences or not, but I am here to say that Victoria is telling the truth about not stocking items that get really bad feedback from the reviewers.
07/10/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jones
I will say that there have been some products that I was assigned to write descriptive reviews for that never saw the light of day at EdenFantasys. I don't know if it was just because of my experiences or not, but I am here to say that Victoria ... More
Totally true! We're like "uh oh, 2 stars....nope" - although, we do occasionally send it out for a second opinion/review...botto m line is, we pay attention and we take your feedback seriously.

PS: Jimbo rocks.
07/10/2009
TinyTease TinyTease
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Originally posted by Femme Mystique
I have received a lot of great toys from Eden. The most recent one, however, I strongly dislike. Because it is a description review, I know I need to be objective. I've found this to be particularly challenging on this review.

My ... More
What I do is write about what drew me to the toy in the first place. If it was a surprise me assignment, I would talk about your first impressions with the toy and what was appealing about it, then write about your disappointments. You can also talk about, like, "the material on this toy vs this other one that is made of the same thing, but feels so different," or whatever.

Here is an example of a really icky item that I wrote a review on: link

Anyway, good luck and I hope that gives you some ideas.
07/10/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
If there are qualities nobody would like, I want to know about them! That is all.
07/11/2009
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I'm just bumping this thread because I'm having the problem the original poster is having right now. I am really struggling to be objective with this toy and I'm wondering if anyone has any other tips.
01/28/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I'm just bumping this thread because I'm having the problem the original poster is having right now. I am really struggling to be objective with this toy and I'm wondering if anyone has any other tips.
What type of toy is it? Just so that I can better tell you how to go about doing that.
01/28/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Owl Identified
I'm just bumping this thread because I'm having the problem the original poster is having right now. I am really struggling to be objective with this toy and I'm wondering if anyone has any other tips.
What is the main factor that makes you dislike it? Function, size, shape, quality, material, something else?
01/28/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
@ Sir

It's a pocket rocket with three attachments.

@ Adriana

It's honestly quite of a few of those things, but I think design and function would be the biggest problem areas. The attachments and battery compartment are very, very difficult and this makes use of the toy (its functionality) difficult as well. I think I'm going to take Victoria's advice and make my summary very, very neutral and then approach the pros and cons as delicately as I can in the rest of the review.
01/28/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
@ Sir

It's a pocket rocket with three attachments.

@ Adriana

It's honestly quite of a few of those things, but I think design and function would be the biggest problem areas. The attachments and battery compartment are ... More
Ahh, alright. Well, what you have in mind sounds fine. But also make sure that it's obvious why you rate it whatever you choose to rate it.
01/28/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
@ Sir

It's a pocket rocket with three attachments.

@ Adriana

It's honestly quite of a few of those things, but I think design and function would be the biggest problem areas. The attachments and battery compartment are ... More
Although I don't know the exact issues, I would probably approach it from the angle of.. why you think it was designed (the positive goal) but mention that, in reality, it fails because of X, Y and Z. I don't know if that helps, though
01/28/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by Femme Mystique
I have received a lot of great toys from Eden. The most recent one, however, I strongly dislike. Because it is a description review, I know I need to be objective. I've found this to be particularly challenging on this review.

My ... More
I can sympathize - I have received two complimentary products to review - both inexpensive - dare I say cheap - basic plastic vibes. Actually nothing like the high-end products I have purchased and reviewed on the site.

One I volunteered for - shame on me - one was offered - shame on me for not recognizing that it wasn't 'our style'. I finally got smart and declined the next one offered - another low end product.

I managed to squeeze out objective reviews - but it's not a pleasant experience.

From now on, I'll only take assignments that are inline with my interest. If they are not forthcoming I'll just take advantage of EF's periodic generous discounts.

This is a great site run by fair-minded people. I'm not complaining - I hope it doesn't come off that way.
01/29/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
@ Sir

It's a pocket rocket with three attachments.

@ Adriana

It's honestly quite of a few of those things, but I think design and function would be the biggest problem areas. The attachments and battery compartment are ... More
If you can maybe a suggestion of a better made product of the same type? Personally I would find that immensely helpful if I were searching for a specific type of product.
02/21/2010
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