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9:00 PM on 11.10.2014

DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin

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 av...

Natalie Kipper

Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle photo
Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle
by Natalie Kipper

[Update: Each plush will cost US$50.]

Jellykoe announced their con-exclusive for New York Comic-Con, which starts in just a few short weeks. Hailing from their Tox City line, meet the beefed-up rabbit-thing, Musclebuns! Standing an impressive 19-inches tall, he features weighted, articulated arms and, like all the Tox City plushes, has glow-in-the-dark eyes.

I was already a fan of Jellykoe's Tox City plushes and love their style. Musclebuns is definitely carrying on the fun, inventive look the couple is known for. I honestly adore everything about this guy but if I had to narrow it down to one thing specifically, I'd choose his face. The expression of carefree cluelessness with a pinch of "derpiness" is just so endearing. The dude was just mutated and he seems totally fine with it. 

Musclebuns is handmade and limited to 10 pieces, which are available for purchase at Jellykoe's booth #413 at The Block. Who is planning on attending NYCC?

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NYCC exclusives round-up: Designer toys photo
NYCC exclusives round-up: Designer toys
by Natalie Kipper

New York Comic Con is almost upon us and I am sure those planning on attending already have their heads swimming with thoughts of lines, swag, and those ever-elusive exclusives. And, while we can't help you out with the first two, we can make sifting through that long list of exclusives a little easier.

After the break, you will find the NYCC-exclusive designer toys, divided into figures and plushes, with booth numbers, prices, and edition sizes provided. If we previously covered the toy on Tomopop, we threw in that link as well. Hopefully, this will help with planning and make your con experience easier. Keep a look-out for the companion piece to this post detailing the comics toys! Oh, and happy shopping!

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Tokyo Disneyland's Halloween Vinylmations are revealed photo
Tokyo Disneyland's Halloween Vinylmations are revealed
by Natalie Kipper

As we edge closer to fall, Halloween merchandise starts to appear on shelves in Disney Parks around the globe. Starting on September 3, Tokyo Disneyland will have two seasonal Vinylmations for sale. The figures of Minnie and Donald show the characters in Halloween costume, with Minnie as a witch and Donald as a Mummy. I love the added accessories to the pair, like Minnie's witch hat and cape and Donald's hat and Jack-o-Lantern. One of the really cool aspects of these Vinylmations is that they glow in the dark. How spooky!

The Halloween Minnie and Donald Vinylmations were designed by the artist Sio, whose signature can be found on the bottom of the figures along with a "Halloween 2013" mark. Each 3-inch figure will cost ¥1,200 when they are released. They will be exclusive to Tokyo Disneyland.

[via Vinylmation World]

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8:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Kris Dulfer's new releases are mixed with Daft and death

Toy artist, Kris Dulfer of Kid Ink Industries, will be releasing new figures in his online store starting on August 16. The first figure that will be available is called Marvelous Death. This resin figure shows Death cl...

Vanessa Cubillo

SDCC 2013: Hyperactive Monkey photo
SDCC 2013: Hyperactive Monkey
by Natalie Kipper

Tomopop's SDCC coverage continues with Hyperactive Monkey and its artist Jerome Lu's booth. The showstopper for this booth was certainly Jerome's con-exclusive: the glow-in-the-dark Adolescent Hyperactive Ninja Monkey figures. The limited edition pieces were joined by silver Ninja Monkey colorways, also wearing masks. Where did those figures come from? They were actually the leftover exclusives from this year's WonderCon, now equipped with the same fabric masks as there SDCC-exclusive counterparts. The booth also had its own 10-doh figure entitled "Ninja Monkey Gaiden." Very clever!

 Moving away from exclusives, there was a skate deck with a new Hyperactive Monkey design (Jerome has made them before). This one depicts a ninja monkey holding a shuriken. Jerome also had the first version of his Raaar! figure on display. The Monkey Power plush puppets (reviewed) of Chiba Saru and Shao Lu had a little stand at the booth, enticing children and plush collectors alike.

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11:00 PM on 05.25.2013

Anna Chambers' Blinky Cat is glowing with charm

Anna Chambers, creator of those adorable striped bunny plushes, has something new up her sleeve. A new plush something, that is. She has been working on making glow-in-the-dark plushes. That's right; plushes you can see even ...

Natalie Kipper

Plush Owl-bears give aromatherapy without the spa bill photo
Plush Owl-bears give aromatherapy without the spa bill
by Natalie Kipper

Owl-bears weren't exactly what popped into my brain when I thought of the scent of lavender. But, after learning of Stuart Witter's and Taylored Curiosities' new aromatherapy plushes, I think the two will be forever linked in my mind. Aren't they adorable, with their weighted bottoms and glow-in-the-dark eyes? These fantastical critters will be available at Stuart's online shop starting on August 18 (Friday) at 7 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time. You'd better hurry if you are interested, though, as there are only 10 of these handmade plushes in existence. Each Owl-bear plush costs £25.

Head on over to the gallery to get a good look at the many views of the Owl-bear. You can almost smell the lavender through your computer monitor. Well, maybe not that but it is still worth a look, I promise.  

[via Spanky Stokes; images via Stuart Witter's Facebook page]

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Mezco unveils new exclusives, found at SDCC and online photo
Mezco unveils new exclusives, found at SDCC and online
by Natalie Kipper

Mezco Toyz has added to the already overwhelming amount of excitement surrounding San Diego Comic Con with its announcement of the exclusives that will be available at their booth (#3445). Their exclusives come from many of Mezco's different lines of merchandise: Mez-itz, Earthworm Jim, Thundercats, and Living Dead Dolls. All of these exclusives are non-numbered limited editions. With the exception of the Living Dead Dolls, edition sizes have yet to be determined.

Mezco's Mez-itz line are collectible figurines of different characters from various pop culture franchises. In this case, the two series represented are DC Universe and Batman. From the DC Universe, there is a 6 inch metallic Wonder Woman (US$20) and a 2 inch Catwoman keyring (US$8). The Batman Mez-itz (US$200) is an impressive 20 inches tall. More exclusive action figures come from the series of Thundercats and Earthworm Jim. From Thundercats, comes the 14 inch glow-in-the-dark Mumm-Ra 2-pack (US$50). The pack features the baddy in his mummy and super-villian forms. The metallic Earthworm Jim figure (US$18) is 6 inches tall and comes with his plasma blaster and an extra unsuited worm body. Finally, there is the Living Dead Dolls Resurrection series 6 set (US$225). Each of the four 10 inch dolls comes in their own coffin. This set has an edition size of 300.

If you can't make it to SDCC and still want one (or all) of these goodies, they can also be purchased Mezco's online shop. Which of these exclusives are you interested in?


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Gary Ham and Freak Store's Fonzo will be glowing at SDCC photo
Gary Ham and Freak Store's Fonzo will be glowing at SDCC
by Natalie Kipper

It seems that Gary Ham and Freak Store's delightful vinyl bulldog, Fonzo, will be attending San Diego Comic Con this year. And, he is simply glowing (in the dark) with excitement! The pup's simple features look great in this form, don't you agree?

The figure is exclusive to the con and limited to 100 pieces. GID Fonzo is 6 inches tall and can be found at Gary Ham's booth at SDCC, #4836. Gary will also be at the booth to sign the figures. Any attendees planning on heading over to Gary's booth to pick one up?

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11:30 AM on 06.05.2012

Buff Monster x 3D Retro GID Boob Ball on sale today

It's a little last minute, but in half hour from this post (that is, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time) today, you'll be able to hit up Buff Monster's online store and grab up a boobacious 4" Glow-in-the-Dark Boob...

Kristina Pino

Super7 pimps out Casket Cruiser with a new pink ride photo
Super7 pimps out Casket Cruiser with a new pink ride
by Kristina Pino

Next week Thursday, April 5, starting at noon Pacific Standard Time you'll be able to hit up Super7's online store and try your luck grabbing the Pink Prowler Casket Cruiser. This is Josh Herbolsheimer's Casket Cruiser turned Glow-in-the-dark and pink, bringing to mind... well, I just re-watched Dumbo over the weekend and this figure reminds me of the pink elephants! Not that... somehow Rose Vampire is like an elephant...

While I'll admit I prefer more "traditional" colorways like the Green Hell on Wheels Casket Cruiser from earlier this year, I do actually find this version appealing. He'll be going for US$65, same as the previous release.

[via Super7 blog]

[Update: Hit the jump for a little video of the Casket Cruise in action; thanks, Joe!]

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