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2:00 PM on 11.15.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Mighty June/100% Soft

At last weekend's DesignerCon, the booth shared by Mighty June and 100% Soft was all about cute things. Cute, cuddly blue squirrels. Cute plush cats in the shape of pills. Cute poster of, like, a million movie villains i...

Natalie Kipper


Mistwalker Celebrates Terra Battle's 500K Downloads Milestone

Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.

8:30 AM on 11.15.2013

DesignerCon 2013: oddfauna

What would you expect from oddfauna at her booth? With an artist name like that, probably strange creatures? Of course you would, and while there were interesting beasts like the bronze-cast Ovok, purple-colored Tricos, a one...

Brian Szabelski

7:00 AM on 11.15.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Hyperactive Monkey

At DesignerCon, Hyperactive Monkey unleashed a new jade version of the Pocket Master figure. It's not made of actual jade, but resin, though it could look the part. It was also their event exclusive, but not the only thing at...

Brian Szabelski

10:30 PM on 11.14.2013

DesignerCon 2013: KachurrynCreations/Gojowind

The booth belonging to Kachurryn Creations and Gojowind was a cool discovery that I stumbled upon during my stroll down the aisles of DesignerCon. Catherine of Kachurryn Creations brought clay figures of Plants vs. ...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 PM on 11.14.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Hi Tree

The DesignerCon booth belonging to Tina Rodas of Hi Tree reminded me of a pop-up book stuffed full of playful fairy tale friends. I had never seen as friendly-looking a spider as the toy one propped next to Tina's contac...

Natalie Kipper

DesignerCon 2013: Enkyskulls photo
DesignerCon 2013: Enkyskulls
by Natalie Kipper

Enkyskulls' booth at DesignerCon was piled high with handmade plushes, many of which were their humanoid Enky characters themed to different parts of pop culture. I spotted a Doctor Who Enky (complete with fez and bow tie), a Space Invaders Enky, and even a Deadpool Enky. My favorite of their offerings was, hands-down, their con-exclusive Curly Stu monster plush. The angry-looking whale thing looked even cooler up-close. I just love the way it came out. Art prints and pins featuring the characters (including Curly Stu) were available as well. Enkyskulls' booth also played host to some adorable bear and cupcake goodies made by Chelsy Bear.

To see what the Enkyskulls' booth had to offer, head on over to the gallery!

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3:00 PM on 11.14.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Jeremiah Ketner/Jason Limon/NC Winters

Jeremiah Ketner, Jason Limon and N.C. Winters shared a DesignerCon booth once more, each bringing their original works to the show. For Jeremiah, that  Jason, on the other hand, has been taking his alien fauna style and ...

Brian Szabelski

DesignerCon 2013: Scott Tolleson and friends photo
DesignerCon 2013: Scott Tolleson and friends
by Brian Szabelski

A lot of artists had shared booths at DesignerCon, like they do at larger conventions, but Scott Tolleson might have taken the cake in this regard. Not only was he manning a booth this year, but Leecifer, Lana Crooks and Carson Catlin were all along for the ride, metaphorically speaking.

As such, it made a good spot for Scott and Lana to show off their Plush Deadbeet, which looks pretty cute. More so, in fact, than Scott's vinyl ones. Carson also brought along a ton of his reticulated customs, while Leecifer had an army of Pickle Babies on hand. Check out the gallery for photos from the booth!

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9:00 PM on 11.13.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Kuso Vinyl

Kuso Vinyl came to DesignerCon this year with a few new colorways of past releases, but they weren't the stars of the booth. Sure, there's the Bambooshoot Minifah and Neon Genetic Minicel (guess where that one's inspiration c...

Brian Szabelski

DesignerCon 2013: Flat Bonnie photo
DesignerCon 2013: Flat Bonnie
by Natalie Kipper

Checking out the Flat Bonnie booth at DesignerCon was akin to visiting a petting zoo stocked with flat, happy animals. The astroturf-lined tables were stacked with displays of the handmade plushes, including con-exclusives Baron Von Battington and Ice Tusk Woolly along with plush versions of Spanky Stokes's mascot, Stroll and his mate, Stroll'et. Another big draw to the booth was the debut of the prototype of Flat Bonnie and Nathan Hamill's Octopup Octoplush. There were actually two prototypes at the convention, the original at Flat Bonnie's booth and a later, more finalized one that Nathan Hamill brought to his signing at 3D Retro's booth. The pre-orders for the Octoplush began during DesignerCon but are still taking place on Flat Bonnie's site

You can see the Octopup Octoplush prototype along with Flat Bonnie's con-exclusives in the gallery.

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2:00 PM on 11.13.2013

DesignerCon 2013: Ink It Labs

The folks at Ink It Labs brought plenty of wooden collectibles with them to DesignerCon 2013. Those included Scott Tolleson's Lil Rufus, the S.S. Meow Meow from Crowded Teeth, Onorio D'Epiro's Flower Eater, and-&nbs...

Brian Szabelski

DesignerCon 2013: Furry Feline Creatives photo
DesignerCon 2013: Furry Feline Creatives
by Natalie Kipper

Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives always put a lot of effort into their booth layout at conventions and DesignerCon was no exception. Their con-exclusive Paratrooper Dude plush demonstrated his parachute-shell while hanging from a two lines of rope atop a towering display of prints, bags, and shirts. The booth had their new book, "I Heart Poop Culture," available for purchase as well. The tome contained prints that combine cutesy poo characters with pop culture icons. The main draw was definitely their plushes, though. The stuffed toys lined the corner booth on both sides.

Have a look at the gallery to see some what Furry Feline Creatives had to offer!

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