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Review: Tentatrio photo

Tomopop Review: inki-drop's Tentatrio plushes

I have been a fan of Shelly Rodriguez for a long, long time. I loved her work way back when her studio was called inki-Jinx rather than inki-drop. There's a little snapshot, right there. Her plush line has grown from the Crabapple and Gummy...

 
 
Review: Grumpy Cat puppet photo

Tomopop Review: Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet

The internet sure does love cats and I can totally understand the sentiment. Lil Bub, Colonel Meow, and of course, Grumpy Cat (also known as Tardar Sauce) never cease to entertain. Being a fan of said kitties as well as a plush enthusiast, ...

 
 
DCon: Beefy & Co. photo

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.

The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans like myself may ha...

 
 
DCon: Dead Zebra, Inc. photo

DesignerCon 2014: Dead Zebra, Inc.

Walking up to the Dead Zebra, Inc. booth at DesignerCon, it was easy to see a theme amongst the toys. Heck, you could spot it from down the aisle: Black. Black editions of everything. Artist Andrew Bell had turned his popular O-no Sashimi a...

 
 
 
DCon: Flat Bonnie photo

DesignerCon 2014: Flat Bonnie

As is her wont, Flat Bonnie's DesignerCon booth featured flat stuffed critters lined up on tiered displays resembling a grassy knoll. I spotted several fan favorites, like Flat Suggie the Sugar Glider and Flat Dusty the Chinchilla, nestled ...

 
 
DCon: jellykoe photo

DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox ...

 
 
DCon: inki-drop photo

DesignerCon 2014: inki-drop

Shelly Rodriguez of inki-drop's booth at this weekend's DesignerCon was colorful, whimsical, and more than a little nautical-themed. My plush-loving eyes immediately focused on the Tentatrio (consisting of Jellyblub, Sweetoof, and Ika) &nbs...

 
 
Grumpy Cat puppet photo

You can't say 'No' to Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet

The delightfully disinterested feline, Tardar Sauce the Grumpy Cat, just got her first puppet. I already have high expectations for this toy, given that the company producing it, Hashtag Collectibles, was responsible for my beloved blobfish...

 
 
 
Fruitimals Kickstarter photo

Fruitimals plush Kickstarter launches and already succeeds

Cuddly animal/food hybrids make the scene in a big way with Lucky Squid Studios' Fruitimals Kickstarter. Even though the campaign launched a week ago, not only has the initial goal to produce the first plush, the Orange Fox, been met but th...

 
 
NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya photo

NYCC 2014: Kotobukiya

After reading all about Kotobukiya's future products in Tian's overview of their panel at this year's New York Comic-Con, I am sure you are chomping at the bit to feast your optical nerves on the company's booth from the event. Kotobuk...

 
 
 
 
Jellykoe NYCC exclusive photo

Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle

[Update: Each plush will cost US$50.] Jellykoe announced their con-exclusive for New York Comic-Con, which starts in just a few short weeks. Hailing from their Tox City line, meet the beefed-up rabbit-thing, Musclebuns! Standing an impressi...

 
 
 
Martin Hsu's Blacky photo

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online

After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is currently availabl...

 
 
 
Megadrive plush photo

Hug gaming history with COSPA's Megadrive plush

At the end of Wreck-It Ralph, "retro" was defined as "old but cool." In the case of COSPA's new Megadrive plush, I would substitute "cool" with "absolutely, freaking adorable." I mean, look at this thing! It's arms are controllers. It's rig...

 
 
 
 
 
Tomopop Unboxes photo

Tomopop Unboxes: August 2014 Anime Bento

Anime Bento is a cool new subscription service that delivers hand-picked Japanese toys, accessories, and tasty treats right to your door. For this unboxing video, I open up their first box and examine its innards. Fun stuff. You can find o...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Vamplets photo

SDCC 2014: Vamplets

Vamplets was celebrating a recent Kickstarter success at San Diego Comic-Con and their booth was fittingly decked out with gothic theming. The success in question was, of course, their campaign for the production of the Undead Baby Dra...

 
 
 
Fat Chocobo pre-orders photo

Fat Chocobo plush waddles into pre-orders

The time has finally arrived. After whetting our palate with a preview in May, Square Enix's Fat Chocobo plush is up for pre-order. And with that pre-order listing, comes more information on our chubby, feathered friend. The plush measures ...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo

SDCC 2014: Uglydoll

When Uglydoll's David Horvath revealed their con-exclusive, a plush of their Big Toe character cosplaying as The Joker from DC Comics' Batman, I knew the booth was going to be swarmed even more than usual this year. This was true and w...

 
 
SDCC 2014: So So Happy photo

SDCC 2014: So So Happy/Skelanimals

The San Diego Comic-Con booth belonging to So So Happy and Skelanimals was split in half, with each brand taking up a wing of the long set of tables. Much of So So Happy's merchandise was apparel with a few character backpacks, plushes...

 
 
SDCC 2014: We Love Fine photo

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine

We Love Fine's San Diego Comic-Con booth was broken up into three different locations: one near the Star Wars exhibits, one in the designer toy area, and another just chilling in the center of the action. The last of the trio had many new t...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Furry Feline photo

SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives

San Diego Comic-Con's designer toy section was a veritable gauntlet packed full of bodies and vendors but even with all the chaos, it wasn't hard to spot Furry Feline Creatives' booth. Topped with a giant doll of their Chef Tako character, ...

 
 
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo

SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek

The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-D9 car charger,...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Blizzard panel photo

SDCC 2014: Blizzard Entertainment Showcase

Along with having a very awesome booth, Blizzard's San Diego Comic-Con presence also included a panel, the Blizzard Entertainment 2014 Showcase. Jason Bischoff, the company's Senior Toys and Collectibles Manager, was in attendance and previ...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu photo

SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu

I was very excited to visit Martin Hsu's San Diego Comic-Con booth and see his brand-new figure, Blacky the Dragon Dog. The companion piece to his popular Dragon Boy character was revealed way back in the Summer of last year. And I must tel...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Blizzard photo

SDCC 2014: Blizzard

San Diego Comic-Con attendees swarmed Blizzard's booth at the event and with so much new and exclusive merchandise, it was easy to see why. The company certainly blew me away with the sheer scope and quality of not only its purchasable item...

 
 
SDCC14:Multiverse Studio photo

SDCC 2014: Multiverse Studio Inc.

Multiverse-Studio Inc. had a neat corner booth at San Diego Comic-Con. They brought with them the popular Harvest Moon plushes that they debuted at Anime Expo (the chicken/chick combo always brings a smile to my face) along with f...

 
 
SDCC 2014: Skylanders photo

SDCC 2014: Skylanders

Who's excited for Skylanders: Trap Team? I know I am! This entry is the Skylanders series allows you to capture villains inside Traptonium crystal pieces and then play as them alongside the heroes. So, not only are there a ton of awesome ne...

 
 
 
Monster Factory Mythicals photo

Monster Factory's new Kickstarter is Mythical, adorable

You guys remember Margot the Unicorn from Monster Factory's Mythicals plush line? Well, the toys' Kickstarter campaign launched a few days ago and I couldn't be more excited! For the uninitiated, Monster Factory is a Canada-based ...

 
 
SDCC Blizzard exclusives photo

Blizzard's SDCC exclusives are cute, cuddly, and deadly

Year after year, Blizzard's San Diego Comic-Con booth is swamped with fans hoping to buy their con-exclusive goods. It's easy to see why. Their stuff is spectacular, managing to tie into the company's games while being collectible and, at t...

 
 
Review: Margot plush photo

Tomopop Review: Monster Factory's Margot the Unicorn

In the past, the majority of Monster Factory's plushes have been, well, monsters. In their upcoming Kickstarter venture, the studio is branching out into the realm of mythological critters. Fittingly named "The Mythicals," the first run (sh...

 
 


About Natalie Kipperone of us since 5:40 PM on 04.26.2010

Living in "The Room of a Thousand Eyes," Natalie Kipper is a plush enthusiast who steadfastly refuses to grow up. As a Tomopop Associate Editor, she focuses on plushes of all kinds as well as Disney merchandise. The odd anime or video game vinyl toy sneaks in there on occasion, too. In short, if it's cute and/or cuddly, Natalie is interested!

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