Isis by Kinuko Y. Craft – Ceaco – 550 pieces

My youngest asked me to do this puzzle when I was choosing what was next, and like the pushover that I am that’s exactly what I did. It was alright, much darker than it looks and just about as difficult as I’d imagined. Meh. It’s ok.

Typical Ceaco quality. Nothing horrid or fantastic, on the lower end of the quality scale in my opinion.

I’ve had this puzzle for at least 4 or 5 years, and it kept getting moved around in the shuffle of puzzles; I was never in the mood for it. At least it’ll be on it’s way to the thrift store now that it’s complete.

She’s got a beautiful face and the artwork is lovely – just a little dark around the edges for my taste. Kinuko Craft’s images make for beautiful but quite difficult puzzles. I’ve still got a few here, and they’re still being shuffled around because these days I’m usually not in the mood for that much challenge (unless my baby boy asks me to be ๐Ÿ˜‰).

14 thoughts on “Isis

  1. Beth

    How did you acquire this puzzle? I don’t see a thrift store tag/label in your post.

    “Typical Ceaco quality. Nothing horrid or fantastic, on the lower end of the quality scale in my opinion.”

    Now I feel even better about passing up that “Writer’s Block” cat puzzle by Ceaco that I saw at the store. There are other puzzles by Buffalo that are on my wish list that I like much more.

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  2. Beth

    Perhaps you bought it on clearance? I’ve definitely bought a few jigsaw puzzles on clearance whose image (at full price) I wouldn’t normally get excited about. But hey for $5 I’ll gladly take you home ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. Beth

        There’s a Tuesday Morning in my town but I’ve never been — it’s in a part of town I’m rarely in and traffic is bear over there. With gas prices being high, I just can’t justify taking a field trip over there when I have nothing else to do in that part of town.

        But I am curious about the puzzles Tuesday Morning carries, although I’m sure the puzzle stock varies from store to store. What brands besides Ceaco do you recall seeing the last time you were there?

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      2. Beth

        When I go puzzle shopping, it’s rare that I’m looking for a specific image, I’m just browsing and looking for that just right puzzle image that will make me squee in the aisle ๐Ÿ˜ I suppose I do the same when browsing puzzles online too ๐Ÿคฉ

        I can’t imagine when I’ll be in that part of town where Tuesday Morning is, but perhaps someday I’ll be able to pop in. Right now I’m debating about placing another Amazon order for more Buffalo puzzles, the prices are so good!! (And I’m getting worried about certain puzzle images going out-of-print / out-of-production and not being able to acquire them new / first-hand )

        I’m actually kind of mesmerized by this image which is surprising because I usually don’t get excited about underwater scenes but, the more I look at it, I’m guessing this is digital art rather than an actual underwater scene? ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŠ

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      3. Beth

        Oh I am so bad crazy for puzzles! I placed another Amazon puzzle order — the prices were too good to pass up and plus I’m don’t know when and how Buffalo makes decisions to retire certain puzzle images. (Although I suppose image retirement decisions only affect puzzle stock on the Buffalo website since I’ve been able to purchase in-store and online Buffalo puzzles that weren’t available on their website.) And now I must really reallyimpose some kind of puzzle buying ban on myself. We don’t need anymore and my wallet needs a nice long rest.

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      4. Beth

        Oh I definitely assemble. I do a little bit (or a lot of bit) of puzzling everyday ๐Ÿ˜Š

        And I’m already guilty of violating my self-impose puzzle buying ban ๐Ÿ˜ช But in my defense it was a puzzle for my husband. And again in my defense, I had five (!!) puzzles in my arms but only bought one ๐Ÿ˜ I do not regret the other four I left behind.

        That’s the one I bought below, Barbeque by Lois B Sutton & White Mountain Puzzle company, 1000 pieces. It’s packaged in a black box (similar in size to Buffalo’s boxes) and was just $9.99 (!!!) We’ve bought WMP puzzles from Target before and the quality has been very good, the pieces are little bit smaller as is the finished puzzle size compared to the WMP sold on the WMP website. I knew my husband would love the image and I couldn’t resist pairing it with the BBQ & Blues jigsaw puzzle I bought a week or so ago. Both will be birthday gifts later this month ๐Ÿฅณ

        This is one of the four puzzles I left behind, also $9.99. I *really* like it, even though I’ve never heard of “Exploding Kittens.” It’s hard to explain in words but I felt like my husband might would assemble it too quickly.

        (I was at Target returning an online purchase. I should have went in and out but it had been so long since I’d been in the actual store that I thought I’d check out their puzzle selection. I was quite impressed with their selection, brands, and prices.)

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  3. Beth

    Stacey, you are in luck, as I took a photo of the front of the box, back of the box, and side of the box with the UPC.

    Based on the info on the box, I don’t think Exploding Kittens licensed this image to another big name puzzle company to manufacturer like Buffalo, Ceaco, MasterPieces, etc…. The puzzle is “designed and made in the USA” by Exploding Kittens but I don’t know where or what puzzle making factory made this puzzle for them.

    The website on the box is www[dot]explodingkittens[dot]com

    UPC is 8 10083 04003 5

    At my Target store all the Exploding Kittens 500-piece puzzles were $9.99.

    Oh and I just found the puzzle on the Target site so you can see the back of the box photo for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Exploding Kittens puzzles are way more expensive (14.99 for 500 pieces) on Amazon.


    Well I feel like I’ve written a novel and perhaps was way too verbose in answering your question. Do you think you might make a field trip to your local Target to see what Exploding Kittens puzzle they have in stock?

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