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Batman turns 75 this year and the caped crusader seems to have had a large birthday party at WonderCon, as several large display cases were devoted to Batman and his rogues. The cases held selections from DC Collectibles, Mob...
Now that you all have had a chance to read over Part One of our coverage of Kotobukiya's Spring Preview 2014 panel, let's move on to the second half. While the first portion jumped between several different fandoms, the majority of this one is all about comics, comics, and more comics. Read on and you'll see what I mean.
The brands So So Happy and Skelanimals shared a booth at last weekend's WonderCon. It makes sense, of course, given that both are run by Brad Bailey. On the So So Happy side, there wasn't much new in terms of toys, although t...
For a toy collector, if you only attended one panel at last weekend's WonderCon, it was Kotobukiya's Spring Preview. They had licensing announcements. They had prototypes. They had concept art a plenty. Heck, they even had a very generous raffle! So much awesomeness is impossible to contain within a mere one post and thus this panel's summary has been split into two posts. The anime, Star Wars, and gaming news can be found here and the rest will be in part two. For now, don't worry so much about that. Just read on and take in the excitement.
If I told you that Pop Culture Shock's painted RoboCop statue was the first thing that caught my eye from WonderCon, would you be surprised? Or better yet, can you blame me? From the metallic finish to the tiniest details on ...
WonderCon's smaller vendors included the always fun plushes of House of Darkly. The WonderKale was an event exclusive (WonderKale at WonderCon, get it?), and while it's not werewolf candy corn, the little cape and goofy smile...
Kotobukiya didn't bring much (if anything) new to WonderCon, which is understandable as it's not a tentpole convention in the US. However our determined editor Natalie covered their booth all the same despite being sick as a ...
Yukari of Flat Bonnie shared with us some exciting news for WonderCon attendees. That's right; it's the unveiling of her con-exclusive plushes! Flat Bonnie's booth #1570 will have two exclusive toys plus a perfectly precious Tiger Cub will make its public debut at the convention. Let's talk about the con-exclusive plushes first. Last WonderCon's Shelbun plush, a bunny-fied version of Big Bang Theory's Dr. Sheldon Cooper, was such a hit that he is making a return appearance, this time in two different color ways. Attendees can choose between last year's "The Flash" design (edition size of 25 pieces) or a brand-new "Green Lantern" one (edition size of 15 pieces). Both versions are 12 inches-tall and feature a special WonderCon tushtag and hangtag. Each plush will cost US$25.
As mentioned previously, the Tiger Cubs are not exclusive WonderCon but the con will be the first place to get them. Yukari will have about seven of the plushes at her booth, with each of the felines costing US$40.
WonderCon at Anaheim is just around the corner. It's this weekend (Friday, April 18th - Sunday, April 20th), actually, and Super7 updated their blog with what they're taking to the show. Check them out at Booth #1453 if you're hitting the event, and maybe snag one of their three WonderCon exclusives.
In the gallery below, see a picture of their 9-inch tall Toxic Garbage Dump Fossilla, which will be going for US$95 each. "Cast in four color melted drip vinyl, blood red, putrid purple, shocking blue, and bile yellow, each monstrous monstrosity is a unique, one-of-a-kind cacophony of color!"
The other two exclusives are a Spring Training Pocket Baseball Boy (header, right), which is 3 inches tall and going for US$25 each, and a "Mellow Yellow" translucent colorway of their Pocket Rose Vampire (same price; header, left). Gotta love that sweet, sweet, translucent vinyl.
Kuso Vinyl will once again be at WonderCon Anaheim, and for this year's event, their exclusives come in a trio of choices. First, there's two Luckittypons for the event: the Inazuma version that looks like Pikachu, and the Tigerrhappy version that looks like ... well, a tiger. Both will be limited to 200 pieces at Kuso's booth (#1247) for US$10 each.
Want something a bit more game-related? There's also olive-colored variant of Dave Bondi's Akashi, whose Mario-styled look you've certainly seen before. Only 50 of these will be available at US$65 each, and if you stop by on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Dave is doing a signing session.
Finally, if you want something that's darker, there's Darko, the Dragon Kid — a black, dragon-like Minicel with some attitude. Only 40 of these are going to be at the show, with a set number released each day, and they'll retail at US$20. I think it's the one I would want the most if I could be at the show; what about you?
WonderCon-exclusive toys continue to be announced, this time coming from BeeFy & Co.'s artist, Menh Voong. At BeeFy & Co.'s booth #1043, there will be two con-exclusvies. The first is the Jade Bad Bad Buddha - Spirit edition. Each of the the seven inch-tall figures is wrapped in a golden cloth, which is secured in a foam cushion cut to fit the box it is stored in. The box itself is matte black with the BBB logo printed in gold foil on it. The Jade Bad Bad Buddha - Spirit edition is limited to 24 pieces, each costing US$188.
If you are looking for exclusives of the more cuddly variety, the Elipoo plush should certainly fit the bill. The nine inch plush is part of BeeFy & Co.'s Adventures of Ryupoo line. The cutie features a poseable snout and is limited to 100 pieces. Each Elipoo plush costs US$25.
We have also gotten word that everyone who stops by booth #1043 will be treated to a special surprise. What is it? Well, I don't know. That is the "surprise" part, silly. So those attending WonderCon this weekend should be sure to make a stop at BeeFy & Co.'s booth!