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Valentine's Day is better with unicorns
Jan 22
The best gifts are handmade. Better gifts are made of unicorns and tiny dragons. Mijbil Creations has you covered on both counts with her hand sculpted miniature creations. Made from clay and layers of acrylic and varnish, th... read
Review: Tentatrio photo
With a Starwhal included for good measure
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 Crab... read feature

Review: Grumpy Cat puppet photo
The time I made Grumpy Cat say "Yes"
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 plu... read feature

DCon: inki-drop photo
DCon: inki-drop

DesignerCon 2014: inki-drop


Featuring the Tentatrio plus the majestic Starwhal
Nov 10
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... read
Grumpy Cat puppet photo
Grumpy Cat puppet

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


I was a puppet once. It was awful.
Nov 03
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 b... read
Harvest Moon plush photo
Harvest Moon plush

The Premium edition of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley comes with a plush Snow Bunny


Only available at Natsume's online store
Oct 07
Fans of Natsume Inc.'s farming sim series, Harvest Moon, and its spin-offs know that one of the big bonuses for pre-ordering the games are the adorable animal plushes, especially the larger ones in their Premium bundles. Thes... read
Martin Hsu's Blacky photo
Martin Hsu's Blacky

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online


Available in two different colorways
Sep 19
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 cur... read
New CuteRody Miku photo
New CuteRody Miku

Taito is back with more CuteRody Miku


This time, she's a solar-powered collectible
Sep 02
Earlier this year, we brought you news of Taito's lethally cute CuteRody Miku plushes. Well, CuteRody Miku is back, and she's looking as adorable as ever. The solar-powered figure basically just sways her head back and forth ... read
Fat Chocobo pre-orders photo
Fat Chocobo pre-orders

Fat Chocobo plush waddles into pre-orders


Someone had too many Gysahl Greens
Aug 16
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 ... read
SDCC14:Multiverse Studio photo
SDCC14:Multiverse Studio

SDCC 2014: Multiverse Studio Inc.


Four prototypes I wish I could buy now
Jul 27
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 fac... read
Review: Margot plush photo
Get a sneak peek at the new Mythicals line, coming soon to Kickstarter
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," th... read feature

SDCC exclusives photo
SDCC exclusives

Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon to debut at SDCC


With an exclusive colorway, no less!
Jul 12
When we first got a glimpse of Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon back in May, he was a nameless prototype, filled with possibilities and cotton. Now, he is on his way to debut at San Diego Comic-Con. And seeing how at SDCC,... read
AX 14: inki-Drop photo
AX 14: inki-Drop

Anime Expo 2014: inki-Drop


The Starwhal is spotted in the wild
Jul 07
Artist Alley at the recent Anime Expo was bursting with handmade goodies and lesser-known gems. One of my favorite booths in that section belonged to Shelly Rodriguez of inki-Drop (formerly inki-Jinx). Not only did Shelly's b... read
Disney Tsum Tsum plush photo
Disney Tsum Tsum plush

Disney Tsum Tsum plushes make their way from Japan to US


There is even an addicting mobile game
Jul 01
I had rumors of this day coming but I had no idea it would arrive so quickly! Disney's Tsum Tsum plushes, originally from Japan's Disney Store (I swear, they get all the good stuff), are finally in the United States, both onl... read
E3 2014: Natsume photo
E3 2014: Natsume

Get a closer look at the upcoming Harvest Moon plushes


Straight from Natsume's booth at E3 2014
Jun 12
Many of the booth's at E3 2014 were vast, grand, or high-tech but Natsume's was the only one that I would call homey. The publisher of Harvest Moon had a faux flowers, a barn backdrop, and even a giant cow (he makes his appea... read
Tentatrio Plush Pals photo
Tentatrio Plush Pals

Tentatrio Plush Pals need a final push to add Starwhal stretch goal


Only three days left!
Jun 02
The last time we checked on Inki-Jinx's Kickstarter campaign for her Tentatrio plushes, she had just barely made it to the halfway mark to the US$8,500 goal. Now with three days left on the clock, a solid US$16,563 has been p... read
Fat Chocobo plush photo
Fat Chocobo plush

Fat Chocobo plush looks like tons of fun


There is just more to love
May 19
Building on the hype of Theatrhythm: Curtain Call and the upcoming Static Arts Minis in the game's style, comes another character featured in the game, Fat Chocobo! And, oh my Gysahl Greens, does he make the perfect plus... read
WeLoveFine Catbug figure photo
WeLoveFine Catbug figure

Pounce on the pre-order for WeLoveFine's Catbug vinyl figure


Order early and get 10 percent off, for a limited time
May 16
Bravest Warriors' Catbug gets even more cutesy in his upcoming vinyl figure, now on pre-order exclusively at WeLoveFine. Entitled "Catbug Pounce," the figure captures the majestic ladybug-cat hybrid in mid-flight. You can alm... read
Flat Bonnie Baby Dragon photo
Flat Bonnie Baby Dragon

Flat Bonnie conjures up a Baby Dragon plush


And the little cutie needs a name
May 12
From the magical world of Flat Bonnie's imagination, comes a brand new, darling plush: the Baby Dragon. Images were posted on Flat Bonnie's Facebook page, one a close-up of its face and another in a group shot, to much fanfar... read
inki-Jinx Kickstarter photo
inki-Jinx Kickstarter

inki-Jinx launches Tentatrio plush pals Kickstarter


And they are already about half-way there!
May 08
After her success with the previous Kickstarter for Crabapple plush (reviewed), Shelly Rodriguez of inki-Jinx is going back back to crowd-funding in hopes of bringing three plushes, dubbed the Tentatrio, to adoring fans.... read
C2E2 2014 Paisley Fawn photo
C2E2 2014 Paisley Fawn

C2E2 2014: Paisley Fawn


Smudges of many a color
May 02
The majority of Paisley Fawn's C2E2 offerings were different varieties of her signature Smudge plushes. If you aren't acquainted with the creature, you need only look in the gallery to learn of the herd of small, pudgy l... read
C2E2 2014 House of Darkly photo
Pizza, pies, and all sorts of other yummy plush
Seeming to come directly from WonderCon, House of Darkly's roster of kooky and creative plushes may give you a few seconds of deja vu. But once you get a closer look, you'll notice that artist Anne Kirn had plenty of surprise... read feature

WonderCon 14 Flat Bonnie photo
Flatties a plenty
Stumbling upon Flat Bonnie's delightful booth at WonderCon was akin to falling down Alice's rabbit hole, but this time Wonderland was populated solely by flat plushes of adorable animals. The booth had a carpet made up to loo... read feature

WonderCon Tentacle Kitty photo
WonderCon Tentacle Kitty

WonderCon 2014: Tentacle Kitty


Highlights included a first look at the Pirate Kitty prototype
Apr 23
Tentacle Kitty's booth at WonderCon was the place to be for fans of the universe's cutest tentacle monster and her buddies. The corner booth was lined with art prints and hanging Tentacle Kitty plushes. But, hidden amidst the... read
Vamplets Kickstarter photo
Vamplets Kickstarter

Vamplets' Undead Baby Dragon and Bitemares materialize on Kickstarter


And another chance to snag a Ghost Pony!
Apr 23
Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of Gayle Middleton and her Vamplets, a menagerie of creepy-cuties ranging from werewolf babies to vampiric kitties and even a giant cockroach monster-thing (complete with a... read
WonderCon 2014 exclusives photo
Attendees can adopt two special edition Shelbuns and a even a Tiger Cub plush
Yukari of Flat Bonnie shared with us some exciting news for WonderCon attendees. That's right; it's the unveiling of her con-exclusive plushes! Flat Bonnie's booth #1570 will have two exclusive toys plus a perfectly prec... read feature

Review: Blobfish plush photo
Plush collectors will love this denizen of the briny deep
Let's not beat around the proverbial bush; I was dying to have Hashtag Collectibles' Blobfish plush in my life. I posted about it when ThinkGeek first listed it. It was my DO WANT choice for March. When I went to sleep, littl... read feature

Tentacle Kitty pre-orders photo
Tentacle Kitty pre-orders

Place your orders for Tentacle Kitty's Pirate Kitty and Little Ones


They need your pre-orders to become a reality
Apr 01
Today is a very special day. No, not April Fool's Day (well, that too, actually). I mean, that today marks the date that, after much teasing, Tentacle Kitty has put new plushes up for pre-order. And it's a double-feature... read
Review: inki-Jinx plushes photo
Quirky, colorful plushes mix food and sea creatures
Shelly Rodriguez, also known as inki-Jinx, is known for her whimsical, typically aquatic-themed, designs. Her colorful critters have appeared on clothing, jewelry, and even Nintendo 3DS cases. Plushes had to be included, right? Correct! And I was lucky enough to have the chance to review both her Crabapple and Gummy Ika plushes. Read on to see what I thought of them! read feature







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