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8:30 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: House of Darkly

WonderCon's smaller vendors included the always fun plushes of House of Darkly. The WonderKale was an event exclusive (WonderKale at WonderCon, get it?), and while it's not werewolf candy corn, the little cape and goofy smile...

Brian Szabelski


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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. 

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9:00 AM on 04.17.2014

Keep this Gillman amigurumi away from swimming beauties

Are you both a fan of Universal Studio's horror classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon AND of things cute & cuddly? Then you may want to check out La Chapa's one-of-a-kind Gillman amigurumi. The amigurumi was apparent...

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BeeFy & Co.'s WonderCon exclusives have a spiritual side  photo
BeeFy & Co.'s WonderCon exclusives have a spiritual side
by Natalie Kipper

WonderCon-exclusive toys continue to be announced, this time coming from BeeFy & Co.'s artist, Menh Voong. At BeeFy & Co.'s booth #1043, there will be two con-exclusvies. The first is the Jade Bad Bad Buddha - Spirit edition. Each of the the seven inch-tall figures is wrapped in a golden cloth, which is secured in a foam cushion cut to fit the box it is stored in. The box itself is matte black with the BBB logo printed in gold foil on it. The Jade Bad Bad Buddha - Spirit edition is limited to 24 pieces, each costing US$188.

If you are looking for exclusives of the more cuddly variety, the Elipoo plush should certainly fit the bill. The nine inch plush is part of BeeFy & Co.'s Adventures of Ryupoo line. The cutie features a poseable snout and is limited to 100 pieces. Each Elipoo plush costs US$25.

We have also gotten word that everyone who stops by booth #1043 will be treated to a special surprise. What is it? Well, I don't know. That is the "surprise" part, silly. So those attending WonderCon this weekend should be sure to make a stop at BeeFy & Co.'s booth!

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WeLoveFine's Dota 2 Shagbark plush unlocks a digital version photo
WeLoveFine's Dota 2 Shagbark plush unlocks a digital version
by Natalie Kipper

WeLoveFine is quickly becoming a company to watch for in the world of plush toys. They are now branching beyond their recently-released Talking Puppycat and several Catbug plushes into the realm of Valve's Dota 2 with the all-new Shagbark plush. Made in collaboration with Matthew Bailey (also known as Cyborgmatt), the original creator of the Shagbark character, this adorable critter is currently available on WeLoveFine's online store for the price of US$45. 

Shagbark is 11 inches-tall and 7 inches-long. He features two removable plush owls that rest on his antlers (they re-attact by magnets), a poseable tongue, removable sunglasses, and a faux leather belt with a plush pouch and blanket roll. The plush will ship with a coupon code that nabs you your own "Genuine Shagbark the Plush" in Dota 2. Between the unlock code and the lovely toy itself, I would say this is a package that many gamers will find hard to pass up.

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Get a closer look at Furry Feline Creatives' WonderCon exclusives photo
Get a closer look at Furry Feline Creatives' WonderCon exclusives
by Natalie Kipper

Earlier this month, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives teased fans with a short video hinting at their exclusive plushes which will be available for purchase at this week's WonderCon in Anaheim, California. The four plushes featured in their con-exclusive "Walking like Dead" line include the two cats, Purridge and Ringo, along with Chef Tako the octopus and Piga the pig. The teaser video portrayed the characters as drooling, dirty and disheveled but viewers, at the time, were not given the whole story nor a good look at the plushes.

However, the time has come to reveal those secrets. I would sum up these backstories for you but I couldn't do a better job then the provided press release:

  • Purridge needs her coffee fix...RIGHT NOW.  There's a  lot of work to be done. Must work... Must finish work.
  • Chef Tako was so busy preparing at the kitchen, he got thirsty and mistakenly took the red bottle instead of the bottled water.
  • Ringo has been playing video games, all day, all night, non stop.
  • Piga was very tired, slept with a mudpack on and totally forgot to remove it the next day.

The Purridge, Chef Tako, and Ringo plushes come with removable accessories (a plush coffee cup, plush red hot sauce bottle, and plush controller, respectively). Each of the characters will be limited to eight pieces, costing US$50. All of these plushes measure 12 inches-tall and are handmade by Cheri. They are made of fleece and felt and feature signed and numbered hangtags. Attendees can purchase them over at Furry Feline Creative's booth #1161 at WonderCon. 

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1:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Domo-kun got dressed for Easter

When you do a themed version of a character, there are a few routes you can go. Good Smile Company tends to go all-out with their Miku redesigns, tweaking everything from her color palette to the style of her outfit. Domo doe...

Tianxiao Ma

12:00 AM on 04.10.2014

Now you can have your own three eyed raven to give you freaky dreams

The Game of Thrones TV show hasn't revealed much about the three-eyed raven, but it has played a significant role in the Song of Ice and Fire books so far. I have a feeling we'll be seeing more of this one now that the new se...

Tianxiao Ma



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? 

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WonderCon has Furry Feline Creatives 'Walking like Dead' photo
WonderCon has Furry Feline Creatives 'Walking like Dead'
by Natalie Kipper

This coming WonderCon, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives will place four of their cuddly critters into gritty scenarios for our amusement. All told, staying up all night playing video games or oversleeping with a mudpack on isn't exactly on par with a zombie infestation but that is the premise for their con-exclusive "Walking like Dead" line. In the teaser video, we can spot familiar faces like the cats, Purridge and Ringo along with their buddies, Piga the pig and Chef Tako the octopus but they don't quite look their happy, sunny selves. Something's off. One has eye bags. Another is drooling. And well, poor Piga seems to be stuck with that mudpack. Maybe a hug will make them feel better?

WonderCon attendees will be able to rescue these plushes at Furry Feline Creatives' booth #1161. Prices and edition sizes haven't been revealed yet. But expect these to be very limited edition. Each one is handmade by Cheri Ong.

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10:00 AM on 04.04.2014

The Jelly Empire's Cosmic Jellybots are out of this world

Selina Briggs of The Jelly Empire has passed along some pictures and information about her releases for this weekend's MoCCA Festival in New York City. Check the gallery below for some images of her absolutely beautiful Cosmi...

Kristina Pino



2:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Help destroy the second Death Star with C-Wok Caveys

The Cavey family is heading to a galaxy far, far away with its next release, the C-Wok Cavey. Based on the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi, the little fellows will be available in both plush and vinyl versions, as seems to be t...

Brian Szabelski