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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


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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



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



WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1 photo
WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya's Spring Preview panel, Part 1
by Natalie Kipper

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.

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8:30 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: House of Darkly

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...

Brian Szabelski

6:00 PM on 04.20.2014

WonderCon 2014: Kotobukiya

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 ...

Tianxiao Ma

3:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Volks Hobby Round 11: The non-Volks stuff!

Volks weren't the only ones showing off their wares. Some of the smaller figure companies used the event to show off their future (and current) releases! Aquamarine are first off the block with a display of their Chaika from ...

Chris Seto



2:00 PM on 04.20.2014

Volks Hobby Round 11: Mecha get some loving too!

Ah Volks, whatever you do, please don't stop making drop dead gorgeous Five Star Stories mecha kits!! A large display was put up at Hobby Round 11 to showcase the new plastic kit of the LED Mirage, one of the most iconic desi...

Chris Seto