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C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Jellykoe


Colorful and hazardous?
Apr 30
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: House of Darkly


Sweet desserts
Apr 30
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: CKRTLAB Toys


Vintage meets vinyl
Apr 29
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: BeeFy & Co.


Lots of Poo
Apr 29
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Diamond Select Toys


Bringing Bruce Timm's designs to 3D
Apr 29
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Bluefin


Toys from the east and west
Apr 28
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
C2E2 2015 photo
C2E2 2015

C2E2 2015: Enterbay


The Chicago Bulls aren't the only ones still making money off the dynasty
Apr 28
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
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C2E2

DST announces C2E2 plans


What will it do this C2E2? Same thing as every C2E2: Try to take over the world!
Apr 18
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
Dooodolls Third Eye photo
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

Tomocast photo
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

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: Henry Cesneros photo
C2E2 2014: Henry Cesneros

C2E2 2014: Henry Cesneros


Turning mundane metal into something more
May 02
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
C2E2 2014 Frombie photo
C2E2 2014 Frombie

C2E2 2014: Frombie


Vinyl with a little Star Wars
May 01
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
C2E2 2014 Dragon Pets photo
C2E2 2014 Dragon Pets

C2E2 2014: Dragon Pets


Now you too can feel like a Targaryen
May 01
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
C2E2 2014 Dooodolls photo
C2E2 2014 Dooodolls

C2E2 2014: Dooodolls


Purveyors of quirky plush
May 01
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
C2E2 2014 Jellykoe photo
C2E2 2014 Jellykoe

C2E2 2014: Jellykoe


Up close and personal with the residents of Tox City
May 01
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
C2E2 2014: Nerfect photo
C2E2 2014: Nerfect

C2E2 2014: Nerfect


A whole litter of plush pugs, and more
Apr 30
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
C2E2 2014 Nerd City photo
C2E2 2014 Nerd City

C2E2 2014: Nerd City


This is craziness
Apr 30
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
C2E2 Little Brass Bird photo
C2E2 Little Brass Bird

C2E2 2014: Little Brass Bird


A catty collector of curiosities
Apr 30
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. ... read
C2E2 2014 Beefy & Co photo
C2E2 2014 Beefy & Co

C2E2 2014: Beefy & Co.


Buddha's been bad
Apr 30
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
C2E2 2014: CKRTLAB Toys photo
C2E2 2014: CKRTLAB Toys

C2E2 2014: CKRTLAB Toys


A Golden Age of collectibles
Apr 28
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
C2E2 2014: PokeZombies photo
C2E2 2014: PokeZombies

C2E2 2014: PokeZombies


All your favorites, just more undead
Apr 28
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
C2E2 2014: Shawnimals photo
C2E2 2014: Shawnimals

C2E2 2014: Shawnimals


Collaborations and Dumplings abound
Apr 28
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
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

C2E2 2014 Enterbay photo
C2E2 2014 Enterbay

C2E2 2014: Enterbay


Movie and sports icons on display
Apr 27
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
C2E2 DST photo
C2E2 DST

C2E2 2014: Diamond Select Toys (non-Minimates)


Yes, DST still produces non-Minimates
Apr 27
[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
C2E2 Minimates photo
C2E2 Minimates

C2E2 2014: Diamond Select Toys - Minimates


A half-shell of Minimates
Apr 26
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.  The... read
DST photo
DST

Diamond Select Toys announces C2E2 plans


A brand new line on the way?
Apr 17
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
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C2E2 2013: Nerd City


Population: Godbeast, Galaxxor and a bunch of indie toys
May 01
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
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C2E2 2013: Nakama Toys


Greasebat and friends make an appearance
May 01
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
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C2E2 2013: Woolbuddy


Needle felting at its best
Apr 30
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
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C2E2 2013: Shawnimals


Suddenly, ninjas
Apr 30
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
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C2E2 2013: Kotobukiya


Bringing with them their haul of DC, Marvel, and more.
Apr 30
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
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C2E2 2013: MadKnits


Beware the alien invasion!
Apr 30
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
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C2E2 2013: House of Darkly


Even more food plushes!
Apr 30
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
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C2E2: Diamond Select Toys - Minimates


Can it get more insane? Can DST still surprise us?
Apr 30
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
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C2E2: Diamond Select Toys


GILLMAN!
Apr 30
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
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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

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C2E2 2013: Little Brass Bird


Cats based on actual cats
Apr 29
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
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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







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