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4:00 PM on 07.31.2014

SDCC 2014: Squid Kids Ink

Squid Kids Ink had a nice selection of their items out at SDCC. There were plenty of their 10-Doh! figures; figures that look like classic Nintendo games. There were even limited edition 10-Doh! mini figures called Big City ...

Vanessa Cubillo




Design your own Tuttz and win from Argonaut Resins photo
Design your own Tuttz and win from Argonaut Resins
by Vanessa Cubillo

To celebrate his birthday, creator of Argonaut Resins, END, has decided to hold a design contest. On social media, he announced that he will be having a Tuttz art contest where fans can win a Tuttz mini. If you want to enter, download the art template shown and let your creativity take over!

You can color this by hand, use your computer, even alter the Tuttz design a bit; just make sure you can still tell it’s a Tuttz. When you’re finished, email your design to Argonaut Resins. This contest will run until August 31, and if there are a lot of entires there could be more prizes. 

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Cosplayer kicks off Indiegogo campaign for a line of DIY vinyl figures photo
Cosplayer kicks off Indiegogo campaign for a line of DIY vinyl figures
by Scarecroodle

Cosplayer Tanya Tate has launched an Indigogo campaign for a Do-It-Yourself customizable vinyl figure. The "My Hero Toys!" figure was designed to address a perceived absence of "cool female blank figures".

"I have seen popular customizable vinyl platforms in different sizes and shapes," said Tanya, "but none that really work for the sexy superheroes I see in comics; like my faves Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, Emma Frost and Susan Storm. So, I created My Hero Toy, a vinyl figure platform that not only can be used to bring these characters to life in a fun and sexy way, but also to create new and unique characters."

Proceeds from the Indiegogo campaign will be used to pay for production costs. Tanya seeks to raise US$20,000 and has 24 days left on her campaign. The minimum contribution needed for a figure is apparently US$25, although there are many tiers above or below that level.

I suppose that cosplayers are, by nature, uniquely suited when it comes to customization which makes this vinyl figure all the more interesting. If nothing else, the "My Hero Toys!" figure is certainly more full-figured than a lot of DIY vinyls.

[ Contribute at Indigigo ]

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3:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Is this your Pop! on drugs? Awesome DIY Pop! custom

In the late '80s/early '90s there was a popular anti-drugs ad where an actor held up an egg and said, "This is your brain", then cracked said egg open and fried it while saying, "This is your brain on drugs". It was a simple,...

Scarecroodle

7:00 PM on 04.09.2014

Kidrobot introduces the reusable Munny

Kidrobot’s signature do-it-yourself toy, the Munny, is coming out in a slightly different format. Called the Reusable Munny, this vinyl figure will come with a set of six markers that can be wiped off so you can draw o...

Vanessa Cubillo

7:00 PM on 03.20.2014

Make your own Gyroid from Animal Crossing with help from TheBitBlock

In Animal Crossing you can collect lots of different items like fossils and furniture. One of their more unique items are called Gyroids. They make noises, shimmy, and shake. They can also pull together a room if you decora...

Vanessa Cubillo



Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures photo
Funko introduces their new DIY Pop! figures
by Vanessa Cubillo

Funko has a pretty simple formula for making their Pop! figures. They are able to take dozens of characters based on movie, TV, and video game characters, apply it to their formulaic toy design, and come out with cute figures. Alright, sometimes they don’t work out, but for the most part they do.

So now they’re taking their standard design and giving it to the fans. Funko will be releasing Do-it-yourself Pop! figures so you can make every character you’ve been wishing for. Finally I can have a Sailor Moon Pop!

These will be available in a male or female body type, and your first chance to get them will be at Emerald City Comicon. Also at their booth will be exclusive Emerald Green versions of these DIY figures. They will be limited to 300, and only 100 will be available each day.

So if you’ll be at Emerald City Comicon this weekend you can be the first one to get one of these at Funko’s booth #117. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until these DIY Pop! figures come out in May. 

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1:00 PM on 03.16.2014

Help this Lost Maiamai find a home

I know quite a few amigurumi enthusiasts who are fond of Ravelry. The site's pattern database is massive and its network of helpful users is a godsend. Plus, every so often you find a pattern that just leaps out at you as som...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 03.12.2014

Design your own Sentry Turret with this DIY Portal 2 figure

By now it should be no surprise that I like Do-it-yourself toys. I think I want to make it my goal to collect and design every one that’s out there. That might take me some time. So another one I can add to my list no...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:34 PM on 03.04.2014

Episode 2 of our DIY toy livestream will air tonight at 9pm EST

EDIT: My livestream is running now on my personal account: TomoVanessa due to technical difficulties. I'm live now! Hello DIY lovers! Tonight I'll be continuing our DIY toy livestream series. My first episode focused on ...

Vanessa Cubillo

9:00 AM on 02.28.2014

The Jelly Empire is bringing new stuff to NYCBM

This Saturday in NYC there will be a one day event called the New York Comic Book Marketplace. In attendance will be The Jelly Empire, and she’s bringing with her lots of cute new stuff. After selling out in her online...

Vanessa Cubillo





Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic photo
Tomopop LinkUP: Gold Medal Panic
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to Tomopop LinkUP! It's been a pretty busy week in all sorts of ways. We're still plowing our way through Wonder Festival coverage with the shadow of Toy Fair looming over us. But outside of that the Olympics are in full swing once again and Valentine's Day is tomorrow, probably the two best events for precious metals. Man, why is the shortest month of the year also the busiest?

This week we've got more galleries, customs, LEGO pieces, and plushies. Follow me after the jump to see it all! Incidentally, I've tried to watch Full Metal Panic twice and still haven't finished the first season...

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