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8:00 AM on 12.11.2014

Funko shows off Black Butler vinyl Pop! figures

As someone who balks at the ever-increasing prices of licensed PVC toys and statues of my favorite characters, I'm totally cool with seeing Funko pick up Japanese properties for their Animation line of Pop! vinyl figures. Che...

Kristina Pino

7:30 PM on 12.10.2014

Chill out with the Snow Dumpling

Shawnimals and myplasticheart, in conjunction with Squibbles Ink, have a new holiday custom ready for you: the Snow Dumpling! Yes, Shawnimals' Dumpling is now in a festive flavor (though you still shouldn't eat it), decked ou...

Brian Szabelski

2:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Riot Games finally, finally opens League of Legends merch store

After a long, long wait, Riot Games have finally opened up an official merchandise store for League of Legends (and presumably, any other games they make), and no surprise: collectibles are a significant part of the offe...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 11.27.2014

Carson Catlin's Black Friday sale is on(line) at midnight

If you've been waiting for the right sale to pick up any of Carson Catlin's awesome work, Black Friday this year might be the time. You can check out his wares at his online shop (shop at home, in your pajamas!), and if you h...

Kristina Pino

12:27 PM on 11.19.2014

BREAKING: NECA to buy Kidrobot

In news that comes as a surprise, Kidrobot has an agreement in place to be purchased by NECA. The designer toy maker -- especially known for its Dunny line and blind-boxed figures -- will become an "artist-run company," accor...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 PM on 11.18.2014

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck

Uncanny Critters (a.k.a. Matthew Dennall) is a new U.K.-based toymaker and already has a figure ready for the collecting world called Puck. Shipping out on Dec. 5, the 10-centimeter-tall Puck is based on British folklore, and...

Brian Szabelski

5:00 PM on 11.14.2014

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 lik...

Natalie Kipper

9:30 PM on 11.12.2014

Un-American Activity spotted Friday at Toy Art Gallery

Attention citizens of Los Angeles: we are receiving reports of Un-American Activity that will be going down this Friday at Toy Art Gallery (7571 Melrose Ave.). Three artists from across the Atlantic -- Jon Paul Kaiser, Doktor...

Brian Szabelski

12:00 PM on 11.12.2014

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...

Natalie Kipper

10:00 PM on 11.10.2014

DesignerCon 2014: Jeremiah Ketner

Jeremiah Ketner's latest works were on display at DesignerCon 2014. His style has the same, vibrant-toned fantasy feel we've come to expect, but he's got a few new customs alongside his new illustrations. In particular, I'm d...

Brian Szabelski



DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin photo
DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin
by Natalie Kipper

The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives available for purchase to attendees. Scott's Kookie Glo Good (seen in the header) was a special glow-in-the-dark version of his Kookie No Good vinyl toy. Completing the lifecycle of the Deadbeet plush, an artist collaboration between Lana and Scott, is the Beetling, exclusive to DesignerCon.

While Carson did not have an exclusive for sale, his custom figures more than made up for it. He also had blind boxes of some of his Micro-Munny figures. There were even some extra prizes involved, depending on what figure was in your box. It was a really clever idea.

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DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA photo
DesignerCon 2014: TOUMA
by Rio McCarthy

TOUMA hit DesignerCon with a vengeance. His DCon exclusive Knuckle Bear Cosmic (US$55) looks crisp as usual, and I always love his designs. He also had little soft vinyl toys of Pico Mao Cat, Pico Hitch Bear and more, also showing that he now has LINE stickers available.

Where I'd really get in trouble are the Budog toys, especially the keychains. They're all so adorable and have such personality; I'd love to collect them all! He also had Gorelax, Astro Skullbot and more on had, which were especially colorful and bright. There were plenty of things for you to take with you if you stopped by his booth this weekend.

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