Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Xar the Karabos

For today's review, I'll be looking at Xar by Bad Dragon. As always, click any image to see a larger version!

Suction cup base:
Compared to a medium gryphon and medium bruiser:

Xar is a monster. A glorious monster to be sure, but a monster made of silicone all the same. This hefty two-pound1 beast is excellent to place weight on orifices or consensually slap people with. This Xar is a medium, but they also come slightly smaller, and much, much larger- see the dimensions chart below.

                                         Dimensions (inches)SmallMediumLargeExtra Large
                                   Diameter of Head1.501.902.402.90
                                            Circumference of Head5.005.757.209.00
                                   Diameter of Shaft1.501.752.152.80
                                           Circumference of Shaft5.005.907.309.40
                                  Diameter of Knot2.202.603.204.10
                                          Circumference of Knot6.908.2010.0013.00
                            Usable Length5.506.508.0010.30
                        Total Length6.707.909.7012.50

For firmness, I decided to do the wide split. This means that the shaft is a soft firmness and the base is firm; for myself and this size, this was the best possible firmness. The soft squishy shaft allowed me to insert far more than I could have if it were a medium or firm. And the firm base allowed for textured friction, and stiffer ridges. Alternatively one can get a medium/firm split, or entirely soft, medium, or firm.

Color-wise, I went with surprise me with a note to go crazy. I'm very pleased with the level of crazy achieved; the base is a sea foam green sheen with brown poking through in places and the shaft has a blue and golden marbling. Bad Dragon can do any custom color(s), marbling, splits, metallics and glow-in-the-dark. The flops page has toys with minor defects, and some are very cool looking franken pours2. This month, there's a lovely metallic orange and black marbling called sinister pumpkin for Halloween.

You can also get either a cum tube or suction cup with Xar, and if you go with the extra large size, you can get both. I went with the suction cup as I like having dragon dildos hanging on my walls. Suction cups are also great if you want to stabilize shower play. On the flip side, a cum tube makes sure you stay properly lubricated and makes for awesome lube fights. And with the Xar, lots of water-based lube is necessary with its bumps and huge knot.

Bad Dragon now also offers character print images, and prompts the option when creating a toy. If you'd rather get a ready-made toy, there are currently many black Xars in stock and a brilliant crimson one.

Xar is not a toy I would recommend to anyone starting out with insertion play. For a more common size comparison, Xar's knot is a little over half an inch wider than Maverick. This feels like the widest dildo I currently own, and is always a delightful challenge. My medium Bruiser is actually a little bit wider, but as its shaft is thinner, it's easier to knot. For the stretchy and adventurous, Xar is a lovely dildo. It has a rounder top, interesting divots, and tons of texture around the base. Its fun base makes it both harness and anal friendly. I only used this dildo vaginally, and happily its head did not hook or pop under my pubic bone, which may have been because it was cast soft. With its almost conical shape, it's a fantastic dildo for doggy style, and in that position I found it easiest to hit my g-spot. 

1 I'm going by the shipping package weight. I don't have a scale, but I totally trust fedex.
2 This page is updated every Friday, Flop Friday.

Grade Breakdown: 92

Value: 4/5

Aesthetics: 20/20 

Pleasure: 68/75
Intended Functionality: 5/5
Reusability: 17/20
 Needs to be cleaned often or kept in saran wrap, lint-magnet.
Best Functionality: 46/50
 For size-queen-ing and doggy.

Thank you Bad Dragon!

FTC: Bad Dragon provided Sex Toy Review Land with Xar the Karabos free of charge for an honest review. Though links have been used, this has not altered any of my opinions stated within the review, and does comply with the FTC. 


  1. Love the color you chose! I hadn't really looked at this one much as others appeal to me more, but I actually really like the way yours looks!

    1. Thanks! Hah, I can't take credit though- I just told the BD makers to go wild XD