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1:00 PM on 08.13.2014

SDCC 2014: Uglydoll

When Uglydoll's David Horvath revealed their con-exclusive, a plush of their Big Toe character cosplaying as The Joker from DC Comics' Batman, I knew the booth was going to be swarmed even more than usual this year. This...

Natalie Kipper


Updated! Panel details revealed:

Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.






Uglydoll's SDCC exclusive revealed on Instagram photo
Uglydoll's SDCC exclusive revealed on Instagram
by Natalie Kipper

Uglydoll is one of those San Diego Comic-Con exhibitors whose con-exclusive toys charm me year after year. And boy, have they outdone themselves this time! Making use of their recent partnership with DC Comics, it looks like 2014's exclusive will be Big Toe dressed as the infamous Batman villain, the Joker.

This information was revealed last night on David Horvath's Instagram. For those who don't know, David is the head dude at Uglydoll, Chief Ugly himself. The photo's caption reads:

Sdcc Joker, won't be in stores, low production run. He he he, ha ha ha, Big Toe!

That is about all the information we have on the cosplaying monster so far. No price or edition size yet.

I know this plush has skyrocketed to the top of my SDCC shopping list. What do you guys think? 

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3:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Uglydoll brings its comic series friends to plushie life

David Horvath's Uglydoll line of huggable monster plushes seems to constantly be finding new ways to add more cuteness to to the brand. We have seen cross-overs with Universal classic monsters along with the DC Comi...

Natalie Kipper



Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition photo
Tomopop LinkUP: The Girls und Painter edition
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Hello and welcome back to another round of Tomopop LinkUP! December 12 is observed as 'National Ding-A-Ling Day', a day set aside to watch out for crazy people. I couldn't say why, but doesn't that also mean it's a good day to act crazy? I don't see why not! After all there's a very fine line between genius and insanity and it probably takes a good amount of both to make it in the figure world. 

This week we're looking at some brilliantly warped works from a number of designers and customizers as well as a number of great looking ladies along with a few other things. 

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Tomopop About Town: UglyCon 2013 at GR2 photo
Tomopop About Town: UglyCon 2013 at GR2
by Natalie Kipper

This year's UglyCon was an event that I had been looking forward to since it's announcement way back in March. For those unfamiliar, UglyCon is a gathering, or rather, a celebration of all things Uglydoll. The festivities included a reception on the opening day, which I unfortunately could not attend. I did, however, get the chance to visit Giant Robot's GR2 gallery and bask in the visual splendor of the Uglydoll exhibit.

Hit the jump and come bask with me!

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6:00 PM on 06.21.2013

Uglydoll takes on Universal monsters for creepy-cute fun

Summer may just be getting started but Babo, Ice-bat, and other Uglydoll favorites are already gearing up for Halloween. Uglydoll has just announced their partnership with Universal, in hopes of unleashing a movie monster-the...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 AM on 06.09.2013

UglyCon starts next weekend in Los Angeles

We briefed you on UglyCon three months ago when it was announced but, with the event beginning next Saturday, now seems like a good time to serve up a friendly reminder. The tribute to those lovable Uglydoll characters t...

Natalie Kipper

2:00 PM on 03.09.2013

Uglyoll's UglyCon comes to Los Angeles on June 15

David Horvath and his adorable Uglydolls are having a party and we are all invited! The event is none other than 2013's UglyCon which, after being hosted at San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo, will be returning to Los Angeles...

Natalie Kipper

9:00 PM on 10.14.2012

NYCC 2012: Mimobots

If you dig collectible gadgets, then Mimoco's Mimobot line is perfect for you. They're USB memory sticks shaped like characters from comics, cartoons, and whatever else. Recently Mimoco has started a line of Mimobots with the...

Tianxiao Ma

3:00 PM on 10.11.2012

Uglydolls x Mimobot is a combination I can dig

Who needs to wait for New York Comic Con to release new product? Mimoco sent an email earlier today revealing their mashup with the so-busted-they're-cute Uglydolls. As you can see in the header, the gallery or the video past...

Pedro Cortes

3:00 PM on 09.22.2012

A preview of Giant Robot Biennial 3

Can't make it to the Giant Robot Biennial 3 show's opening event tonight at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles? Never fear: we here at Tomopop are happy to help give you a peek at some of the customs on disp...

Brian Szabelski



4:00 PM on 08.31.2012

Show and Tell: Natalie's SDCC 2012 haul

Brian wasn't the only one to attend San Diego Comic Con and, likewise, come out of the event with more than he started (check out his Show and Tell to see what he ending up taking home). Not too surprisingly, my haul mostly c...

Natalie Kipper