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2:30 PM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: 3D Retro

3D Retro's SDCC booth played home to a wide variety of vinyl creations, including Nathan Hamill's Mickey Mouse-colored Lavabear variant, Nathan Ota's Suited Birdies, and Gary Baseman's The Wild Girls and Chou C...

Brian Szabelski

11:00 AM on 11.22.2013

Nathan Hamill, Flat Bonnie develop a plush capacitor

OK, so maybe you can't use Nathan Hamill and Flat Bonnie's Plush Capacitor to travel through time ... but it runs on plushtonium and is snuggly, so why would you want to go anywhere? The collab features some of Nathan's style...

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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Flat Bonnie unveils DesignerCon exclusives photo
Flat Bonnie unveils DesignerCon exclusives
by Natalie Kipper

Last night, Yukari of Flat Bonnie revealed several of the goodies that will be available at her DesignerCon booth (#705) this weekend in Pasadena, California. One big announcement is the debut of her collaboration with Nathan Hamill, turning his popular Octopup character into a plush known as "OctoPup - Octoplush." The joint project was first teased in August. This handmade plush with be available to pre-order first at the con and then online on Flat Bonnie's site starting on November 11. The cost to pre-order is US$100 plus shipping. They will ship starting January 6, 2014. The 12 inch plush is limited to 10 pieces. Each plush comes with a special, numbered tush tag.

As for special plushes available to take home straight from DesignerCon, Flat Bonnie will be bringing two con-exclusive toys. The first is Baron Von Battington, a monocle-wearing, mustachioed, 16 inch wide bat. The monocle even has a silver chain! This dapper fellow is limited to 10 pieces, each costing US$25. The second is a 13 inch tall, fluffy white woolly mammoth with shimmery tusks aptly named Ice Tusk Woolly. This one will be limited to 5 pieces, each costing US$50. Both of these characters have DesignerCon-exclusive numbered tush tags along with a special con-exclusive signed and numbered hangtag.

It looks to be quite a spiffy line-up so be sure to stop by booth #705 to see these adorable flatties for yourself. Be there or be flat!

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10:00 AM on 11.07.2013

Here are 3DRetro's DesignerCon exclusives

3DRetro's DesignerCon offerings are of the glow-in-the-dark variety, taking two recent releases and making them a little brighter at night. First, there's the MoonSHINE Bitta Critta, taking Scott Tolleson's character and maki...

Brian Szabelski

Nathan Hamill's Glow Octopups on sale Friday photo
Nathan Hamill's Glow Octopups on sale Friday
by Brian Szabelski

Just in time for Halloween, Nathan Hamill and 3D Retro are releasing a glow-in-the-dark Octopup. Available at 3D Retro and Nathan's shop, these are still US$10 a piece with the same design as before, just cast in glow-in-the-dark Japanese vinyl.

By the way, 3D Retro is also having a contest: if you buy one of these Glow Octopups, take a Halloween-themed photo and post it with the #Octopup and #GlowOctopup hashtags on Instagram, you can win one of the upcoming new Strife and Sire colorway sets.

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3:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Plush of Octopup pops up on Instagram

Nathan Hamill's Octopup figure has graced the pages of Tomopop before but never like this. The lovable dog-octopus hybrid will soon be entering the plush medium, courtesy of Flat Bonnie. Images of the prototype plush hav...

Natalie Kipper

5:30 PM on 07.27.2013

SDCC 2013: 3D Retro

3D Retro's SDCC booth was filled with exclusives and other designer toys from different artists. My favorite exclusive was their mashup figure, Evel Fett: Boba Edition that they made with the help of Retro Outlaw. This figur...

Vanessa Cubillo

Custom Made Monday: Home of the Evil photo
Custom Made Monday: Home of the Evil
by Brian Szabelski

Welcome back to Custom Made Monday, fresh off a vacation induced by the fun of SDCC. Yes, it's been an overwhelming few weeks here at Tomopop HQ, but we've managed to squeeze out another round-up of custom figures that caught our attention.

And just what do we have this week? It's something a little evil, a little masked and even a little tentacle-y. I don't even know if that's a word, but I just made it up. In any case, hit the jump to check it all out!

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3DRetro reveals more SDCC exclusives photo
3DRetro reveals more SDCC exclusives
by Brian Szabelski

We have news on two more 3DRetro exclusives for San Diego Comic Con to bring you. First up, there's Nathan Hamill's Strife and Sire Super Soldier Edition (say that one a few times fast). For the show this year, the 7-inch tall duo is dressed as Captain America and Red Skull, which is just awesome. It's limited to only 50 pieces, though, at US$50 each.

The second piece is Sugar Lamb, Go! by Brandi Milne. A sort of sister piece to her previous Bunny Ride, Go! figure, Sugar Lamb is a 7-inch vinyl figure, limited to 200 pieces and on sale for US$50. Both Sugar Lamb and the Strife and Sire set will be available at booth #5051, and both artists will be signing there during the show: Nathan at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, and Brandi at a time to be announced.

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3:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Toy Art Gallery presents the DEADBEET Custom Group Show

This Saturday, on June 29, Toy Art Gallery will be hosting Scott Tolleson's DEADBEET Custom Group Show. This show invited a number of all-star artists to customize a DeadBeet, a 6 inch soft vinyl beet toy created by Scott To...

Vanessa Cubillo

Nathan Hamill's Octopup debuts in a cherry colorway photo
Nathan Hamill's Octopup debuts in a cherry colorway
by Brian Szabelski

Need a little Japanese vinyl in your life? 3D Retro has something for you; specifically, Nathan Hamill's Octopup. A 2-inch-tall figure, Octopup is Nathan's latest, with the first edition being a cherry red translucent colorway being released on Nathan's birthday, June 25. 

The release is happening at 3D Retro on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Pacific (4 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. GMT) for US$10. More colorways will be coming, one per month and all in extremely limited editions. Be sure to be there for each release, or you might just miss out!

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