Many of you are probably familiar with Vivy Yusof’s dUCk brand for its involvement in numerous hot controversies last year. If you recall, the local accessory brand previously became a hot topic of conversation for selling staplers worth RM80 each.
Last week, The dUCk Group introduced its exclusive colouring set called The Blooming dUCk Paint-By-Number Kit. The product comes with one acrylic paint set, a piece of canvas, a pair of painting brushes and hooks. For those wondering, the colouring kit is available for a whopping RM220!
As expected, dUCk was once again slapped with another round of criticism from local netizens. One TikTok user, @thekhanz, argued that the brand’s so-called exclusive paint-by-number kit is overpriced as compared to the ones people can easily get online. To quote the man himself, “It’s basically the one that you can buy at Shopee. The one from China. It’s the same, except for the box.”
In fact, many netizens also agreed with the TikTok user’s opinion. One internet user slammed dUCk by saying, “LOL this brand is no longer relevant because they’ve been exploiting ideas from small business entrepreneurs again and again. Do better, ‘itik’!”
Another netizen joined in the discussion by saying, “The least thing they could do is upgrade the designs of the brush and also the paint. For example, paste the dUCk logo on the product. Then it’s worth the hefty price. This looks like it came straight from Shopee.”
Check out some of the comments left by them below:
However, there were also a few who didn’t agree with what the TikToker pointed out in his post. According to them, the dUCk brand has its own target customers, and he might not be one of them. What do you think?