SDCC

Not-so-jolly green giant gets repainted
As people suspected, one of this year's San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Hasbro is Titan class Devastator. Like with the 2013 SDCC Titan Metroplex, Titan Devastator is pretty similar to the retail version, but features add... read feature

WTF?!

DC Comics meets Thomas the Tank Engine (and other exclusives)


Worst. Crossover. Ever!
May 17
Few things horrify me as much as talking faces on things that shouldn't have faces. So naturally I just love the fact that Matty Collector has decided to give the Justice League (or Super Friends) the ol' Thomas the Tank Engi... read
Now in Low Definition
SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short. See many of my favorites after the jump. read feature

OMG TOYS
Now that we've had a while to unpack the information assault from the Wonder Festival/SDCC tandem (both happened on the same weekend!), the Tomopop crew thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of our personal favorite things from both events. It would take too long to cover everything I want, so it looks like a top 10 list is in order. Read on to see what tickled my fancy! read feature

SDCC 2014: Vamplets

SDCC 2014: Vamplets


Undead Baby Dragon's day out
Aug 17
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 ... read
DC comics' cast of characters walk on the ugly side
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... read feature

Featuring an exclusive Skelanimals plush and limited edition apparel
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 bac... read feature

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine


Dota 2, Puppycat, and Tentacle Kitty highlight the toy offerings
Aug 07
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... read
Now in handy pendant size!
At the end of last year, the Tomopop editors voted VampyBitMe and J*RYU's Hatchling as best designer figure of 2013. No surprise, as it still is an amazing work of art that just about any game would love to have on their she... read feature

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse


Putting those licenses to good use, I see
Aug 05
Dark Horse came to SDCC with a little bit of something from all of their major licenses, including: Ganondorf and Link were actually on display this time and able to be photographed. The two statues are the Twilight Princess... read
SDCC 2014: 3D Retro

SDCC 2014: 3D Retro


All about the birds, bears and beasts
Aug 04
3D Retro's SDCC booth played home to a wide variety of vinyl creations, including Nathan Hamill's Mickey Mouse-colored Lavabear variant, Nathan Ota's Suited Birdies, and Gary Baseman's The Wild Girls and Chou C... read
SDCC 2014: Lulubell

SDCC 2014: Lulubell Toys


A menagerie of sofubi (and some resin, too)
Aug 04
Lulubell Toys' SDCC booth was filled with its usual menagerie of sofubi and resin figures from Japan and other parts of the world, ranging from Grody Shogun's latest work to Reflect's well-sculpted Neo Japan figure. There was... read
Alvin and Cheri Ong's furry family cosplay as Kaiju
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 T... read feature

SDCC 2014 Disney

SDCC 2014: Disney


Baymax has arrived; let's go Big Hero 6!
Aug 02
Disney is going full force with it's upcoming animated feature, Big Hero 6, and it was all on display at SDCC this year! I'm excited to see Baymax in his fully animated glory, but you'll be able to get him in toy form soon en... read
The elements can be cute
Chibi Essence is a cute little company we noticed at SDCC. Their figures center around nature spirits made in chibi form. They have a surprisingly diverse array of characters with names like Pyro-Chi, Tofuu, and Kibuclu. For... read feature

A treasure trove for every flavor of geek
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-... read feature

SDCC Beefy and Co.

SDCC 2014: Beefy and Co.


Buddha-tastic
Jul 31
I didn't have a chance to see Beefy and Co.'s booth in person, but Brian and Natalie were able to drop by and get some pictures of their neato merchandise. Their exclusives included a limited edition Jade Bad Buddha and a Mar... read
Even more Blizzard news from San Diego Comic-Con
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 atten... read feature

Squid Kids Ink

SDCC 2014: Squid Kids Ink


Now game cartridges are fun
Jul 31
Squid Kids Ink had a nice selection of their items out at SDCC. There were plenty of their 10-Doh! figures; figures that look like classic Nintendo games. There were even limited edition 10-Doh! mini figures called Big City ... read
SDCC: Benelic/Fine Molds

SDCC 2014: Benelic and Fine Molds


More Ghibli than you can shake a stick at
Jul 31
Diamond Distribution's SDCC booth was also home to a few upcoming Studio Ghibli releases from Benelic and Fine Molds. Benelic's collectibles were of the coin bank and figure variety, featuring Kodama from Princess Mononoke&nb... read
SDCC 2014: Bwana Spoons

SDCC 2014: Bwana Spoons


Introducing the Suns of Brodarr
Jul 31
Bwana Spoons' booth at SDCC 2014 featured many of his sofubi designs, but the newest of the bunch — Suns of Brodarr — might be the most interesting. The line features three brothers — Jeff, Lonny and Drizzle... read
Doomsday... and other things
Matty Collector's post-SDCC sale starts at noon EST on August 4th and includes, but is not limited to, the DCU containment suit Doomsday. Other non-DCU containment suit Doomsday SDCC items up for sale include the Monster High... read feature

For all the things that aren't Minimates
Diamond Select Toys' action-packed SDCC included its "Best of All Worlds" Panel, which featured a look at DST's non-Minimates offerings. Some of the slides covered items revealed at the show like the Marvel Select Carnage (bo... read feature

Always a Funko time
As with previous cons, the Funko booth served primarily as a retail outlet for the dozens and dozens of exclusives it brought to the show. Where most companies might think ten or fifteen SDCC exclusives is a sensible number, ... read feature

SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu

SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu


Blacky's big debut!
Jul 30
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.... read
SDCC2014 Monster High

SDCC 2014: Monster High


The Ghouls are ready for new dolls
Jul 30
Greetings, ghouls and spooks! This year there were a ton of new Monster High dolls shown on display that you'll be able to pick up in upcoming months. After recently getting my boyfriend addicted to Monster High, I'm excited ... read
SDCC 2014: Big Chief

SDCC 2014: Big Chief Studios


Sherlock and Watson make a Comic Con appearance
Jul 30
Hanging out in the Diamond Distribution booth this year was Big Chief Studios' pair of 1/6-scale Sherlock figures. Featuring Sherlock and Watson (as portrayed in the BBC series), this was my first chance to get a look at... read
SDCC 2014: Gargamel

SDCC 2014: Gargamel


It came from Japan
Jul 30
Gargamel returned to San Diego for SDCC 2014, bringing with them the army of kaiju and sofubi we've become accustomed to. There were plenty of one-offs of their various larger pieces, but the show also saw a new set of Nazoga... read
Chronicle

SDCC 2014: Chronicle


Cain bringing the pain
Jul 30
Walking the floor on San Diego Comic Con, you sometimes run into some surprises. The Chronicle booth was one of those wonderful surprises. Looking at the small booth, it's clear that quality trumps quantity. All of Chronicle'... read
Capcom

SDCC 2014: Capcom


A surprising amount of Mega Man
Jul 30
Let's keep riding that San Diego Comic Con wave! The event may be over, but we still got stuff to show you. Next up, I've got the scant showings at the Capcom booth. While there wasn't anything particularly mind-blowing, ther... read
SDCC 2014: Threezero/3A

SDCC 2014: Threezero/ThreeA


Much more than just a bunch of robots
Jul 29
Tucked away inside Diamond Distribution's SDCC booth were a multitude of figures from ThreeA and Threezero, most of them being licensed figures from the two companies. It was a chance to get up close and personal (well, as pe... read
For the Horde!
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 items but also its future releases. Read on to see all that Blizzard brought to the table. read feature







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