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5:00 PM on 11.25.2014

Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift plush up on Kickstarter

We at Tomopop are huge fans of Tentacle Kitty, and are always excited to see what new things they have in store. Currently they have started a new Kickstarter called Tentacle Kitty: Color Shift, and are working on a slew of c...

Rio McCarthy


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Tomopop Review: inki-drop's Tentatrio plushes photo
Tomopop Review: inki-drop's Tentatrio plushes
by Natalie Kipper

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 Crabapple and Gummy Ika (reviewed) to these four Kickstarted toys you are about to see.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you my review of inki-drop's Tentatrio and Starwhal plushes!

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Tomopop Review: Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet photo
Tomopop Review: Hashtag Collectibles' Grumpy Cat puppet
by Natalie Kipper

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 plush enthusiast, I am naturally on the eternal hunt for good plush representation of the feline celebrities. You can imagine my excitement when I learned that Hashtag Collectibles, makers of my beloved Blobfish plush (reviewed), had made a Grumpy Cat puppet. I simply had to try one out for myself.

Read on to see what I thought of the new toy!

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5:00 PM on 11.14.2014

DesignerCon 2014: Beefy & Co.

The DesignerCon booth belonging to Beefy & Co.'s Menh Voong was like a treasure trove of con-exclusives past. There may not have been a specific toy dedicated to DCon but the sheer amount of awesomeness that fans lik...

Natalie Kipper

1:00 PM on 11.11.2014

DesignerCon 2014: Explorers Playground

Explorers Playground showed up at DesignerCon with their Horndribbles plushes, though their biggest news was the new Horndribbles book, "Meeks and the Great Invention." Most of the plushes on display were from the smaller Nim...

Brian Szabelski



DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin photo
DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin
by Natalie Kipper

The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives available for purchase to attendees. Scott's Kookie Glo Good (seen in the header) was a special glow-in-the-dark version of his Kookie No Good vinyl toy. Completing the lifecycle of the Deadbeet plush, an artist collaboration between Lana and Scott, is the Beetling, exclusive to DesignerCon.

While Carson did not have an exclusive for sale, his custom figures more than made up for it. He also had blind boxes of some of his Micro-Munny figures. There were even some extra prizes involved, depending on what figure was in your box. It was a really clever idea.

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

As is her wont, Flat Bonnie's DesignerCon booth featured flat stuffed critters lined up on tiered displays resembling a grassy knoll. I spotted several fan favorites, like Flat Suggie the Sugar Glider and Flat Dusty the Chinchilla, nestled amongst the faux lawn dressings. The big draw were the two con-exclusives, though. The first was the Winter White edition of Sparq the Baby Dragon. This colorway resembled what fans saw in teasers of this character prior to its debut release at San Diego Comic Con 2014. Following in the winter theme, the second exclusive is Jackalope - Frozen edition. I especially liked the Jackalope's forest-y feel, with the little pleather leaves on its arms and horns.

You can find more of Flat Bonnie's darling flatties on her online store.

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DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe photo
DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe
by Natalie Kipper

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox City citizens with them to last weekend's DesignerCon along with an extra-special one: Gillbert - Big Katuna Edition. The exclusive mutant came dressed in swim shorts and felt sunglasses, carrying a hand-painted wooden surfboard. He even comes in a different shade than the original Gillbert, as if he got a tan. As an added bonus, he can be dressed and undressed as you please. He was a riot!

In addition to the Tox City plushes, there was also a display of J. Spencer's paintings and custom figures. You can purchase and see more of jellykoe's work on their website.

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8:00 AM on 11.10.2014

DesignerCon 2014: inki-drop

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...

Natalie Kipper

6:30 PM on 11.04.2014

Now you can get a Don't Starve Beefalo plush from Klei Entertainment

Do you enjoy playing the indie survival game, Don’t Starve as much as I do? Well, then you’ll be happy to hear that Klei Entertainment is releasing a new plush toy from their game. Originally released at PAX East...

Vanessa Cubillo

12:00 PM on 11.03.2014

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

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...

Natalie Kipper





The Behemoth unveils Castle Crashers plushes during Extra Life event photo
The Behemoth unveils Castle Crashers plushes during Extra Life event
by Natalie Kipper

Many good gamers know about Extra Life, a charity that provides games, toys, and comfort to children in the hospital. The Behemoth, creators of Battle Block TheaterCastle Crashers, and the upcoming Game 4, were one of many charitable groups that held a live stream event to raise money for the cause. The show featured the head of the studio, Dan Paladin, playing through a prototype of Game 4. A sweet incentive to donate was a raffle to win a Castle Crashers plush, created by Anna the Red.

Before you drown in a sea of regret for not participating (believe me, I have been there), these plushes will soon be available on The Behemoth's online store. You will have the chance to purchase the Red, Greem, Blue, Orange, and Pink Knights. No word on size, official release date, or pricing yet. All I know is that I must have them all!

[image via Extra Life]

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