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7:00 PM on 04.17.2014

Flat Bonnie's WonderCon exclusives hop right into my heart

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 prec...

Natalie Kipper


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Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles photo
Tomopop Review: Blobfish plush by Hashtag Collectibles
by Natalie Kipper

Let's not beat around the proverbial bush; I was dying to have Hashtag Collectibles' Blobfish plush in my life. I posted about it when ThinkGeek first listed it. It was my DO WANT choice for March. When I went to sleep, little baby blobfishes escorted me off to dreamland. Okay, maybe not the last one but you get the point; I badly wanted a blobfish plush. And thanks to the press relations fairies over at ThinkGeek, one of them found its way to my home.

Let's take a look at this squishy fellow, shall we? 

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12:00 PM on 04.01.2014

Place your orders for Tentacle Kitty's Pirate Kitty and Little Ones

Today is a very special day. No, not April Fool's Day (well, that too, actually). I mean, that today marks the date that, after much teasing, Tentacle Kitty has put new plushes up for pre-order. And it's a double-feature...

Natalie Kipper

Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika photo
Tomopop Review: inki-Jinx's Crabapple and Gummy Ika
by Natalie Kipper

Shelly Rodriguez, also known as inki-Jinx, is known for her whimsical, typically aquatic-themed, designs. Her colorful critters have appeared on clothing, jewelry, and even Nintendo 3DS cases. Plushes had to be included, right? Correct! And I was lucky enough to have the chance to review both her Crabapple and Gummy Ika plushes.

Read on to see what I thought of them!

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House of Darkly announces WonderCon 2014 exclusive plush photo
House of Darkly announces WonderCon 2014 exclusive plush
by Natalie Kipper

WonderCon in Anaheim, California is coming up in less than a month and one of the burning questions on attendees' minds is, "what about the exclusives?" Thankfully, House of Darkly has given us the heads-up in regards to her con-exclusive. Say hello to Wonder-Kale, the Caped Superfood. Limited to five plushes, this veggie hero features a wired cape and movable arms, allowing for all sorts of dramatic poses. Each 10-inch tall piece is made from Minky fabric with felt details and a polyester cape. Wonder-Kale will cost US$50 and be available at House of Darkly's booth #1155.

And if you are attending Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, you will definitely want to head over to booth #1304 where House of Darkly's con-exclusive Hug-a-Mug plushes will be available for purchase. Out of the five piece edition, two will be in Electric Green and the other three will be in Emerald Green. Both will have "creamer art" appliquéd on their tops and stand six-inches tall. Each Hug-a-Mug will cost US$60. 

You can get a better look at the Wonder-Kale and Hug-a-Mug plushes in the gallery.

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2:00 PM on 03.21.2014

ThinkGeek's blobfish plush is huge, blobby

Under the sea, there are majestic creatures like the blue whale and the bottlenose dolphin... and there is this guy, the blobfish. It doesn't always look as bloated as it does in its plush representation. The pressure change ...

Natalie Kipper

Tomopop Review: Crowded Coop's Imps and Monsters Clarence plush photo
Tomopop Review: Crowded Coop's Imps and Monsters Clarence plush
by Natalie Kipper

Crowded Coop's Imps and Monsters line, created by Justin Hillgrove, was one that I had spotted several times in crowded convention halls and online shops, but never really had a chance to get a good look at. The quirky beasts looked playful and fun, but that was about all I knew. Thankfully, I recently had the chance to examine one of the plushes, up close and personal. The toy in question was named Clarence, and I could not have been happier with my good fortune. How happy? Let me count the ways (read on and you can count along with me)!

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3:00 PM on 02.24.2014

Leave it to Japan to make me want a Giant Isopod plush

All cards on the table, my taste in plushes at times borders on the bizarre but this time, I must not be alone in thinking these Giant Isopod plush toys are absolutely adorable. Why else would Strap-ya be sold out of most of ...

Natalie Kipper

Toy Fair 2014: Lil BUB plush debuts photo
Toy Fair 2014: Lil BUB plush debuts
by Natalie Kipper

You would have to been actively avoiding adorable feline internet celebrities to not know who Lil BUB is. Much like Grumpy Cat, Lil BUB rose to fame for her unique appearance (she is known for her constantly protruding tongue and large eyes). She has fans all over the globe, myself included, and many of us have been clamoring for a plush of the lovable Lil BUB to bring into our homes and hearts.

Wish no longer, my friends, as New York Toy Fair 2014 marked the debut of the official Lil BUB plush, which will be manufactured by Cuddle Barn. Cuddle Barn is known for making plush toys that move. I really hope the Lil BUB one is just a regular plush, though. Having a robotic skeleton inside makes for difficult cuddling. Besides just glowing with awesome because you are walking away with a Lil BUB plush, you will feel good to know that a portion of the proceeds with go to the Best Friend's Animal Society, a national organization that focuses on ending the killing of cats and dogs in America's animal shelters. The official Lil BUB plush will be available this April for US$24.99.

[via PR Newswire]

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8:30 PM on 02.15.2014

Your Beargguy San isn't this adorable

Gunpla is a hobby that can be enjoyed by anyone. Beargguy has had its hand in getting people to be especially creative with their Gunpla and the third edition from Gundam Build Fighters has been no exception. A crop of custom...

Andres Cerrato

8:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Taito's CuteRody Miku plushes are lethally adorable

I've somehow missed out on the Hatsune Miku x CuteRody plushes that Taito is producing, but my goodness ... they are adorable. Featuring Miku wearing a little hat that resembles the ear of a Rody horse, it's just too cute for...

Brian Szabelski

5:00 PM on 01.27.2014

You gotta catch this Pokemon Snorlax cushion

What Pokemon fan hasn't dreamed of just cuddling up with a Snorlax? I mean, they just look so darn relaxed, not to mention fluffy. The good folks over at Banpresto have seen fit to make that dream a reality for gamers and nap...

Natalie Kipper