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4:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Tomocast 46: C2E2 & Wondercon

You know it's the beginning of Summer when the events start to happen every couple of weeks. In short proximity, we had C2E2 and Wondercon occur, so you know that those are the main topic of the latest episode of Tomocast. An...

Pedro Cortes


9:00 PM on 04.25.2014

WonderCon 2014: Super7

Our gal on the show floor, Natalie, passed by Super7's booth and grabbed some shots of what they were showing off. The key items on display were their exclusives for the event, the Toxic Garbage Dump Fossilla, Spring Training...

Kristina Pino



WonderCon 2014: Flat Bonnie photo
WonderCon 2014: Flat Bonnie
by Natalie Kipper

Stumbling upon Flat Bonnie's delightful booth at WonderCon was akin to falling down Alice's rabbit hole, but this time Wonderland was populated solely by flat plushes of adorable animals. The booth had a carpet made up to look like cartoon grass and was lined with table runners that showed some of the critters peeking out from behind fences. I know the whole atmosphere put me in the mood to hug a plush! And fortunately for me, there were so many of them.

The con-exclusive Shelbun plushes fit the event's pop culture scene perfectly but what really won my heart were the Tiger Cubs that made their public debut at WonderCon. They were originally commissioned by a charity group to help raise money for the protection of, you guessed it, tigers. Other booth highlights included the Octopup (sadly not for sale), which was made in collaboration with Nathan Hamill, a rabbit riding a go-cart, and a really cute sugar glider.

Check out out those plushes and more in the gallery!

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2:00 PM on 04.25.2014

WonderCon 2014: BeeFy & Co.

One of the great pleasures in events like WonderCon is seeing upcoming toy releases and BeeFy & Co.'s booth was an excellent source of such entertainment. During my visit, I was treated to a very special peek at Menh Voon...

Natalie Kipper

9:00 AM on 04.24.2014

WonderCon 2014: Hyperactive Monkey

I'm a big fan of the brightly colored and exciting designs of Jerome Lu and Hyperactive Monkey! This year at WonderCon their booth was as bright as always, and included several cool pieces. The Glow-in-the-Dark Spirit Pocket ...

Rio McCarthy

6:00 AM on 04.24.2014

WonderCon 2014: Kuso Vinyl

David Bondi was on site for this year's WonderCon at the Kuso Vinyl booth. He was showing off a prototype of his Pinocchio/Astro Boy mash-up figure, and the sculpt was made with a 3D printer. The final product is said to look...

Rio McCarthy

3:00 AM on 04.24.2014

WonderCon 2014: Squid Kids Ink

Squid Kids Ink was located at booth #1145 at this year's WonderCon. They're one of my favorite booths to check out to see what adorable goodies they've got. I loved getting to see them at SDCC last year. This time they were s...

Rio McCarthy



WonderCon 2014: Furry Feline Creatives photo
WonderCon 2014: Furry Feline Creatives
by Natalie Kipper

At the beginning of the first day of WonderCon, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives' booth was a bit bare. Nearly all of the plushes (save the con-exclusives) had been sold at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival the previous week. And since each plush is handmade by Cheri, they were working up to the last minute sewing and stuffing to replenish the stock of huggable characters. It really showed the dedication they had towards their fans (or as they call them "family").

In regards to their Walking Like Dead line, I think they are their best con-exclusive plushes yet. You can read all the background on the series in my preview post but I really have to say that I love the humor involved. I am not ashamed to admit that out of the four characters' predicaments, I have been in three of them (I will leave you to guess which ones). The plushes' different removable accessories were a nice touch, as well.

Although, one of the more special events for the Furry Feline Creatives Family was the opportunity to celebrate Alvin's birthday with him, as it fell during WonderCon. Happy Birthday, Alvin!

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3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

WonderCon 2014: Tentacle Kitty

Tentacle Kitty's booth at WonderCon was the place to be for fans of the universe's cutest tentacle monster and her buddies. The corner booth was lined with art prints and hanging Tentacle Kitty plushes. But, hidden amidst the...

Natalie Kipper

10:00 AM on 04.23.2014

WonderCon 2014: Batman display

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...

Scarecroodle



WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 2
by Natalie Kipper

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.

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7:00 PM on 04.21.2014

WonderCon 2014: So So Happy and Skelanimals

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...

Natalie Kipper