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9:00 PM on 08.17.2014

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 ...

Natalie Kipper




SDCC 2014: Uglydoll photo
SDCC 2014: Uglydoll
by Natalie Kipper

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 with good reason! Attendees were treated to not only plushes of Big Toe as The Joker but also Babo as Superman, Tray as Wonder Woman, and Ice-Bat as Batman. These adorable stuffed superheroes were available for purchase in two sizes, 11-inches (some of which are also available online) and two-feet tall. They had barrels of mini-plush keychains as well. 

Besides the promised plush offerings, Uglydoll also brought with them enamel pins and several limited edition art prints, all showcasing the characters in their DC Comics garb. Every piece of merchandise had that signature Uglydoll charm that I associate with the brand. It is simple and happy, and never ceases to illicit a smile.

You can get a better look at Uglydoll's SDCC offerings in the gallery.

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SDCC 2014: So So Happy/Skelanimals photo
SDCC 2014: So So Happy/Skelanimals
by Natalie Kipper

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 and those cosplay onesies we saw previously at this year's WonderCon. The onesies are now also made to cover the Skelanimals characters along with So So Happy's host of monsters. It was pretty fun to see fans walk up to the booth dressed in them. They got such special attention; it was sweet! One of the hottest items on So So Happy's side was a limited edition iJustine-themed hoodie. The Skelanimals portion was host to the booth's con-exclusive, the Cute-as-Hell Diego plush, along with other goodies like the die-cut Kit purse, which seemed very popular.

Check out our gallery to see more of what the booth had in store!

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12:00 PM on 08.07.2014

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...

Natalie Kipper



SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling photo
SDCC 2014: J*RYU talks about the Hatchling
by Pedro Cortes

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 shelf, table, desk, etc.

Walking around on the San Diego Comic Con floor, we happened to bump into J*RYU and got a chance to ask him a couple of questions about his winning figures, as well as the mini-Hatchlings he had on hand for purchase.

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12:30 PM on 08.05.2014

SDCC 2014: Dark Horse

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...

Brian Szabelski

2:30 PM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: 3D Retro

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...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: Lulubell Toys

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...

Brian Szabelski



SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives photo
SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives
by Natalie Kipper

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, the area had many new items from the minds of Alvin and Cheri Ong. I will be honest, what I most excited about were their four con-exclusive Kawaii Kaiju Friends plushes. The pictures don't do justice to these toys' vivid colors. They were positively electric! And I wasn't the only attendee enamored with them; they were practically flying off the shelves.

Beyond the plushes, Alvin and Cheri also sold their new line charm bracelets and watches, all bearing the likenesses of Purridge and her friends. They also debuted two new handbags (available for pre-order on their site here and here). The bags especially impressed me (I am a sucker for tons of pockets).

Check out all the new Furry Feline Creatives' items in the gallery!

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2:00 PM on 08.02.2014

SDCC 2014: Disney

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...

Rio McCarthy



SDCC 2014: Chibi Essence photo
SDCC 2014: Chibi Essence
by Vanessa Cubillo

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 SDCC, they had exclusives of their figures dressed like pop culture characters like Darth Vader, Bruce Lee, and Deadpool. They also had these cute alpaca figures that were dressed like Captain America, a panda, and a titan from Attack on Titan


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SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek
by Natalie Kipper

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, and light-up D20s. A brand-spanking-new version of their Bag of Holding was also sold at the con. The aptly-named Con-Survival Edition is now available for purchase on ThinkGeek's website. I had mine since day zero of SDCC and can't say enough good things about it. It has just the right amount of good-sized pockets to fit pens, chargers, and business cards. And I dig all the extra touches like capacitive touch pocket for my iPad. I hear add-on kits are being planned for the bag, with portable chargers, additional organizers, and who knows what else.

Going back to the previewed items, the biggest buzz was centered around the Star Trek Phaser Remote Replica (US$149.99). This gesture-based television remote was made using 3D scans of the last known screen-used prop and has all sorts of functions to make any Trekkie giggle with delight. Beyond controlling your entertainment system, it has tons of different sound and light effects taken from the original show, including the Phaser Overload sequence. The Mega Man Buster Gun Replica (US$79.99) that Pedro mentioned from Capcom's SDCC booth was also on display here. The replica will have a trigger inside with lights on the side and in the front. The Back to the Future Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger (US$24.99), which began its life as an April Fool's joke, has evolved into a real product and will soon be available for purchase. My personal favorite amongst the upcoming products was the Star Wars Lawn Ornament (US$39.99), featuring one of the downed AT-ATs from the battle on Hoth. The remainder of the future merchandise had Game of Thrones fans in mind with their Map Marker Salt and Pepper Shakers (US$19.99) and Dragonclaw Glass Replica (US$29.99).

Additional new items exclusive to ThinkGeek were the Funko Pop! Khal and Khaleesi set (US$19.99) and Funko Guardians of the Galaxy Mystery Minis blind boxed figures (US$6.99 each).

You can check out ThinkGeek's previewed offerings here.

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