Jellykoe continued its line of Tox City plush creations at C2E2. They're colorful characters that make me think of something you'd see in a Cartoon Network show. Maybe one day...
You can get a rundown of the Tox City line fro... read
You can find a plush for just about anything. Do you want plush dessert items? No problem. Plush weather phenomena? Got it covered. Plush... rocks? You bet!
In fact House of Darkly's booth featured all of that stuff and more.... read
CKRTLAB's mission is to celebrate the golden age of comics. To that end they're resurrecting some comic book heroes from as far back as the 1940s! They've added on to their lineup from C2E2 last year, as a new wave of yestery... read
BeeFy & Co. was started by Menh Voong, an aspiring graphics artist who decided to go into business for himself. I'm bad at keeping tabs on who's been where, but looking through Tomopop's history, Menh has apparently been ... read
Diamond Select Toys always brings a smorgasbord of goods to each convention covering a disparate range of properties. Of course, their comic book properties always take center stage. This time it was the Batman and Superman a... read
Bluefin distributes collectibles from a bunch of companies, so their booth is usually pretty packed at conventions. Fortunately I got there just before closing so I was able to avoid the hectic experience of photographing the... read
Enterbay is a lot like Hot Toys, focusing on realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures. They've done a few movie characters, but at C2E2 focus quite a lot on NBA players. Maybe it's pandering to Chicago's collective 90s nostalgia,... read
Diamond Select Toys has announced that it will be attending C2E2 next weekend (April 24-26) and will be giving out free Minimates posters at its booth (#817).
The company will be hosting a Minimates panel on Friday (April 24t... read
Secret agent man The Dooodolls display at C2E2 was lively thanks to their mascot character drawing a lot of attention. They certainly got my attention, as I hadn't previously heard of the company. The distributor's representative, Lexi Stauri... read feature
Double trouble You know it's the beginning of Summer when the events start to happen every couple of weeks. In short proximity, we had C2E2 and Wondercon occur, so you know that those are the main topic of the latest episode of Tomocast.
An... read feature
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
Henry Cesneros' work is something I was unfamiliar with pre-C2E2, but after seeing these photos Tian took from his booth, I'd like to see more. Henry's style involves taking all kinds of scrap metal parts — lugnuts, bic... read
Frombie's figures are ostensibly friendly zombies, but I'm not seeing it. I guess their comics do fit the bill. However there's still a friendly quality to these figures that I can get behind.
Their wares at C2E2 covered a wi... read
In Game of Thrones, Ser Jorah Friendzone keeps insisting that dragons are not children or pets. Dragon Pets does not subscribe to that, as you can tell with their line of collectibles.
These dragons won't rain fire and death ... read
All kinds of artists show up to publicize their work at C2E2, but the folks behind Dooodolls went a little bit further by turning one of their plush creations into a big life-sized mascot. Unfortunately, the suit wasn't for s... read
Jellykoe's booth at C2E2 served two purposes: to sell quirky plushes to con-goers and to promote their recent Kickstarter campaign, Tox City. To raise awareness for the campaign (which is still in progress), two of the Kickst... read
The Nerfect booth at C2E2 played host to an army of stuffed creations. Sure, there's the Magic Duckie and the Diabolical Hot Dog, complete with eye patch and holding a knife. Those are pretty fun to check out alongside the st... read
I'm not sure why bat excrement is commonly associated with craziness, but I suppose it wouldn't do to have a metaphor that made sense. I bring this up because, wow, Nerd City's booth was pretty crazy.
They have some fairly no... read
Little Brass Bird peddles all manner of plush creations. They're based on animals, foods, and even internal organs. This year they're creating an animated web series alongside their newest plush line: Dr. Franklin Meow Meow.
Beefy & Co. made the long trip from WonderCon in Anaheim (by Los Angeles) all the way to C2E2 in Chicago the following week, so I made an effort to drop by their booth. In case you didn't know, they sell a variety of art,... read
CKRTLAB Toys is a relative newcomer to the designer toy scene, and C2E2 was a debut of sorts for their first line of figures. The 5.5-inch Golden Age Guardians take their style cues from the comic book heroes and villains of ... read
The idea behind PokeZombies seems pretty simple: take Pokemon and zombify them. That extends to plush as well, where it seems there's been a little bit more work than simply changing a few colors here and there.
The Charizard... read
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... read
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
Enterbay is known for their realistic 1/6-scale poseable figures, competing with the likes of Hot Toys. At C2E2 they showed off a pair of 1/4-scale movie icons: RoboCop and the T-1000.
They also brought a number of basketball icons to the event. Click on to see more info about their display. read
[UPDATE: Added more photos of Marvel Select Mystique]
Diamond Select Toys' C2E2 display offered a second glimpse at some of the offerings seen at Toy Fair, including ones previously not meant to be photographed, as well as a ... read
Diamond Select Toys has officially added the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to its immense library, in addition to showing off some new Marvel Minimates, Tarentino movie Minimates, those Godzilla Minimates, and so on.
Diamond Select Toys has announced its plans for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), which consist of a booth (#713) and two panels.
The first panel, which focuses on the Minimates line, will be held on Satu... read
Nerd City's C2E2 booth was home to a number of artists and figures, including The Godbeast's work and Galaxxor. The biggest news from the booth was the debut of the Mystical Warriors of the Ring series, a little spin on M.U.S... read
The name on the booth might have said Nakama Toys, but perhaps it also should have said "Jeff Lamm" underneath it, because Jeff's work was just as prevalent at the booth. Monster Worship brought both the standing and sitting ... read
From tiny pandas to a not-so tiny R2D2, Woolbuddy brought pieces of needle felted magic to last weekend's C2E2. These handmade toys were brought to plush life by artist Jackie Huang, who was also in attendance at the conventi... read
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... read
Kotobukiya was in full force at C2E2, and while they didn't have anything exclusive for the event, they still brought along their big releases for the upcoming months. In full display were ArtFX's DC New 52 line that include... read
MadKnits had a number of plushes at C2E2 (noticing a trend?), but unlike the other makers, they built their toys around a theme. The story they made up involves an alien ship crashing on the earth. Its inhabitants adapted to ... read
House of Darkly set up at C2E2 with a bunch of zany plushes. Some were inspired by food, others were inspired by weather, but all were colorful and odd.
I was partial to the little Bedevilled Eggs, but at $35 they were too pr... read
Walking Dead. Lost in Space. Tomb Raider. Diamond Select Toys' Minimates booth at C2E2 held a diverse array of Minimates from popular properties and franchises, perhaps demonstrating the eclectic nature of the Minimates unive... read
Diamond Select Toys had some exciting stuff at C2E2, including a more articulate Gillman (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and an incredibly shiny, cast-away U.S.S. Enterprise.
While Gillman may have appeared at Toy Fair earli... read
A view into a Wonky World C2E2 attendees had the chance to see some pretty epic things at the convention such as cosplayers, celebrities, and smiling purple narwhals. The folks over at jellykoe are responsible for the last one on that list (you can ca... read feature
C2E2 had a ton of plushes on display. Plush isn't normally my area but Little Brass Bird's offerings made an impression on me.
Their offerings can be strange, but they are pretty cute. There were some food-based plushes on di... read
Oh my goodness, is that a Ninja Turtle Smudge?! Paisley Fawn and her army of Smudge plushes invaded C2E2 last weekend. We already received word of several of the goodies the booth would have, such as the con-exclusive Maroon Red Panda Smudge, but the awesome cosplaying Smu... read feature