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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

8:00 PM on 04.28.2014

C2E2 2014: Shawnimals

Need a plush fix from C2E2? Well, Chicago's own Shawnimals was of course on the show floor with a bunch of old favorites and one new plush: the Happy Sherpa. A collaboration with the folks at Basecamp, and designed after thei...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 03.17.2014

Patty O'Dumpling released today, won't cost you a pot of gold

In the spirit of St Patrick's Day, today (March 17th) sees a release by Shawnimals, My Plastic Heart, and Squibbles Ink in the form of a limited pocket pork dumpling. The darling little things are painted in the colors of the...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 11.22.2013

Shawnimals's Fuzzy Friday sale features very special toys

Perfect for such a cuddly company image, Shawnimals calls their Black Friday sale "Fuzzy Friday." The event looks to be one to watch forward to for fans of designer toys. Not only will every visitor be able to get 20 percent ...

Natalie Kipper

2:00 PM on 04.30.2013

C2E2 2013: Shawnimals

Shawnimals of course represented at their hometown event, bringing with them several new releases with an exclusive or two just for fun. The two exclusives were the Mucho Moustachio (a hefty US$50 for a hefty plush) and the H...

Brian Szabelski

Check out what Shawnimals is bringing to C2E2! photo
Check out what Shawnimals is bringing to C2E2!
by Natalie Kipper

Shawnimals and his wonderfully colorful characters are making their way to C2E2 in a few weeks and they are bringing some awesome toys with them! According a post on the official site, the exclusive merchandise are a Mucho Moustachio plush (US$50 each), Hero/Villain Pocket Pork Dumpling mini vinyl figures (US$12 each), and a Legends of Ninjatown comic (US$10). Mucho Moustachio stands out from the previous facial hair plushes by doubling in size from the traditional 15 inches in length to a whopping 30! It sounds like this plush will be available at other events but will not be for sale online. The Hero/Villain Pocket Pork Dumplings were painted by Joe Sommers and are limited to 100 pieces. 

Attendees will also have the chance to purchase recent store releases such as the Baby Ninja blind bags (US$15 each) and the Legends of Ninjatown squad packs ($15 each). Head over to Shawnimals at booth #946 in The Block to see all these goodies up close and in-person.

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8:00 AM on 03.16.2013

Shawnimals announces Baby Ninjas plushes

I have always wanted to snuggle up with a baby ninja and, thanks to Shawnimals' latest blind bag series, I may very well have a chance. The Baby Ninjas come in ten different styles: Baby Ninja, Macho Ninja, Zombie Ninja,...

Natalie Kipper

Give a little love with three Valentine-themed releases photo
Give a little love with three Valentine-themed releases
by Brian Szabelski

Looking to add something to your collection in time for Valentine's Day, or maybe find a special gift? There's at least three options going to be released over the next 48 hours that just might warrant some attention:

  • First, there's Cupid Cavey. The latest Cavey arrives in the Cavey Shop with its teeny tiny wings and matching little bow and arrow starting today at 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. Eastern, noon Pacific) for £16. Only 40 of these have been made, so procrastinate at your own peril.
  • Next on the list is the Love Ninja from Shawnimals. The handmade little plushes stand 5 inches tall and come with a customizable tag. They're US$15 and on sale through Feb. 14.
  • If you're not a big plush fan, then Ume Toys' newest colorway of Dita the Sphinx might be your thing. Based of Rich Page's own hairless cat, Dita is 8 inches tall and features an articulated neck joint, plus this special Valentine's colorway comes with a  "Lovecat" collector’s card. They'll be £75 plus shipping in the Ume Toys shop starting Friday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. GMT (4 a.m. Eastern, 1 a.m. Pacific).

Will you be picking any of these three up?

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7:00 PM on 01.22.2013

iam8bit's Plush Week 3 begins February 2 in Los Angeles

In just a week and a half, iam8bit's Los Angeles gallery will begin hosting Plush Week 3, where incredibly talented artists will showcase and sell their handmade stuffed creations. Among the artists featured are: Alisha Murr...

Natalie Kipper

3:00 PM on 12.10.2012

Gingerbread Dumplings launch tomorrow

It's that time of year when sweet things are all around and the the air is scented with eggnog, peppermint, and gingerbread. And what better way to commemorate the season than with a designer vinyl toy, courtesy of Shawnimals...

Natalie Kipper

12:45 PM on 12.05.2012

Shawnimal's final NotM, Ragdoll Ninja, releases today

It is both a sad day and a happy one. Shawnimals' final Ninja of the Month plush releases today and, from the ashes of the plush subscription service, rises the Legends of Ninjatown. NotM is going out with a bang and its gran...

Natalie Kipper

3:00 PM on 11.25.2012

Shawnimals' Softer Monday starts tomorrow online

Shawnimals' Black Friday a.k.a. Fuzzy Friday sale may be over but there is still Softer Monday (Cyber Monday) to look forward to. The sales event begins tomorrow, Monday the 26th at 10 a.m. Central. Keep your eyes on Shawnima...

Natalie Kipper