Quantcast
TOMOPOP - Collectible Toy Culture
    PANIC!   |   HD / MOBILE (beta)

6:00 PM on 05.16.2014

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

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...

Natalie Kipper

1:00 PM on 05.12.2014

Flat Bonnie conjures up a Baby Dragon plush

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...

Natalie Kipper

11:00 AM on 05.08.2014

inki-Jinx launches Tentatrio plush pals Kickstarter

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....

Natalie Kipper

2:00 PM on 05.02.2014

C2E2 2014: Paisley Fawn

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...

Natalie Kipper



C2E2 2014: House of Darkly photo
C2E2 2014: House of Darkly
by Natalie Kipper

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 surprises for Chicago's con-goers. For starters, there is the C2E2-exclusive plush Deep Dish Pizza, a thick-crusted fellow with plenty of hand-made detail. I just love the little parmesan "freckles!" Beyond the con-exclusive, many of Anne's plush Flibble monsters (those fuzzy, round guys) were made for the event. Some were even made during the con!

Returning favorites included WonderCon's Super Kale, the Flying Toaster, Windy Weather, and Sassy Pie slices in various flavors. Visitors to the booth also got a look at Anne's puppet of Sam Winchester from Supernatural. That one is, unfortunately, not for sale.

view full story + comments




WonderCon 2014: Flat Bonnie photo
WonderCon 2014: Flat Bonnie
by Natalie Kipper

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 look like cartoon grass and was lined with table runners that showed some of the critters peeking out from behind fences. I know the whole atmosphere put me in the mood to hug a plush! And fortunately for me, there were so many of them.

The con-exclusive Shelbun plushes fit the event's pop culture scene perfectly but what really won my heart were the Tiger Cubs that made their public debut at WonderCon. They were originally commissioned by a charity group to help raise money for the protection of, you guessed it, tigers. Other booth highlights included the Octopup (sadly not for sale), which was made in collaboration with Nathan Hamill, a rabbit riding a go-cart, and a really cute sugar glider.

Check out out those plushes and more in the gallery!

view full story + comments


3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

WonderCon 2014: Tentacle Kitty

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...

Natalie Kipper

2:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Vamplets' Undead Baby Dragon and Bitemares materialize on Kickstarter

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...

Natalie Kipper



Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusives hop right into my heart photo
Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusives hop right into my heart
by Natalie Kipper

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 precious Tiger Cub will make its public debut at the convention. Let's talk about the con-exclusive plushes first. Last WonderCon's Shelbun plush, a bunny-fied version of Big Bang Theory's Dr. Sheldon Cooper, was such a hit that he is making a return appearance, this time in two different color ways. Attendees can choose between last year's "The Flash" design (edition size of 25 pieces) or a brand-new "Green Lantern" one (edition size of 15 pieces). Both versions are 12 inches-tall and feature a special WonderCon tushtag and hangtag. Each plush will cost US$25.

As mentioned previously, the Tiger Cubs are not exclusive WonderCon but the con will be the first place to get them. Yukari will have about seven of the plushes at her booth, with each of the felines costing US$40. 

view full story + comments




Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles photo
Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles
by Natalie Kipper

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, little baby blobfishes escorted me off to dreamland. Okay, maybe not the last one but you get the point; I badly wanted a blobfish plush. And thanks to the press relations fairies over at ThinkGeek, one of them found its way to my home.

Let's take a look at this squishy fellow, shall we? 

view full story + comments


12:00 PM on 04.01.2014

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

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...

Natalie Kipper





Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika photo
Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika
by Natalie Kipper

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!

view full story + comments