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2:00 PM on 10.21.2014

Feel less anxious with some Worry Beans

Taylored Curiosities knows that it can be a worrisome world out there, so she's made a little something to help folks worry less. The Worry Beans are here, a smile upon their weathered faces, to help do all the worrying for y...

Brian Szabelski


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Having now surpassed 500,000 downloads, Terra Battle fans will soon enjoy new characters from the original character and dragon model designer of Panzer Dragoon, Manabu Kusunoki. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.






Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle photo
Jellykoe's NYCC-exclusive flexes some muscle
by Natalie Kipper

[Update: Each plush will cost US$50.]

Jellykoe announced their con-exclusive for New York Comic-Con, which starts in just a few short weeks. Hailing from their Tox City line, meet the beefed-up rabbit-thing, Musclebuns! Standing an impressive 19-inches tall, he features weighted, articulated arms and, like all the Tox City plushes, has glow-in-the-dark eyes.

I was already a fan of Jellykoe's Tox City plushes and love their style. Musclebuns is definitely carrying on the fun, inventive look the couple is known for. I honestly adore everything about this guy but if I had to narrow it down to one thing specifically, I'd choose his face. The expression of carefree cluelessness with a pinch of "derpiness" is just so endearing. The dude was just mutated and he seems totally fine with it. 

Musclebuns is handmade and limited to 10 pieces, which are available for purchase at Jellykoe's booth #413 at The Block. Who is planning on attending NYCC?

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Taylored Curiosities' Spriggledops are multiplying photo
Taylored Curiosities' Spriggledops are multiplying
by Brian Szabelski

Taylored Curiosities has a new creature in her shop: the blooming Spriggledop. These little dudettes (they're females) have found a plant to nest in and lay eggs for the next generation to be born. They also try to camouflage a bit as parts of the flowering blooms. Or, in other words, Penny has hadsculpted these to match their plant base, attaching them magnetically to the base. You can take them off and display them separately, though, but you'd be missing out on the teeny tiny eggs in the nest!

The Spriggledops are £20 each and are still available as one-offs in pink and blue, pink and purple, yellow and blue, and blue and red colorways.

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2:30 PM on 08.04.2014

SDCC 2014: 3D Retro

3D Retro's SDCC booth played home to a wide variety of vinyl creations, including Nathan Hamill's Mickey Mouse-colored Lavabear variant, Nathan Ota's Suited Birdies, and Gary Baseman's The Wild Girls and Chou C...

Brian Szabelski



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

San Diego Comic-Con's designer toy section was a veritable gauntlet packed full of bodies and vendors but even with all the chaos, it wasn't hard to spot Furry Feline Creatives' booth. Topped with a giant doll of their Chef Tako character, the area had many new items from the minds of Alvin and Cheri Ong. I will be honest, what I most excited about were their four con-exclusive Kawaii Kaiju Friends plushes. The pictures don't do justice to these toys' vivid colors. They were positively electric! And I wasn't the only attendee enamored with them; they were practically flying off the shelves.

Beyond the plushes, Alvin and Cheri also sold their new line charm bracelets and watches, all bearing the likenesses of Purridge and her friends. They also debuted two new handbags (available for pre-order on their site here and here). The bags especially impressed me (I am a sucker for tons of pockets).

Check out all the new Furry Feline Creatives' items in the gallery!

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2:00 PM on 07.12.2014

Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon to debut at SDCC

When we first got a glimpse of Flat Bonnie's Sparq the Baby Dragon back in May, he was a nameless prototype, filled with possibilities and cotton. Now, he is on his way to debut at San Diego Comic-Con. And seeing how at SDCC,...

Natalie Kipper

3:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Jason Freeny shows heart (and veins) with Cardio Kitty

Jason Freeny's anatomical sculptures and illustrations have become his trademark, but his newest piece — Cardio Kitty — is a slightly different twist on things. Normally, we've see his cutaway-style sculptures, bu...

Brian Szabelski

1:30 PM on 07.07.2014

Custom Delights: The many hats of a Poro

League of Legends' little furball Poro is one of my favorite gaming characters as of late, but sadly, there is little in the way of actual Poro merchandise (or really, any merchandise) outside of the crafting community. Thank...

Brian Szabelski



Furry Feline Creatives' Kaiju-inspired plushes set to battle across SDCC photo
Furry Feline Creatives' Kaiju-inspired plushes set to battle across SDCC
by Natalie Kipper

After quite a bit of teasing on their Facebook page, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives have fully revealed their new plushes exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. The series of four is entitled "Kawaii Kaiju Friends" and decks Furry Feline Creatives' Purridge, Ringo, and Dude in costumes themed to those old-school Japanese monster figures.

Kitty Purridge is now "Kawaii Kaiju Purridge" (US$60 each) and can be found in either a tangerine or lightning blue-colored Cyclops-style monster suit. Dude the turtle grows some spiky bits as "Go-Go Supaiku Dude" (US$50). And finally, Ringo the cat transforms into the heroic "Ultra Mega Ringo" (US$50). I presume his battles are going to be more of the pillow fight variety, though. He just looks so squishy! Each of these plushes will be limited to 10 pieces. Given that each plush is handmade, I would make a stop at this booth early if one of these guys is on your shopping list.

San Diego Comic-Con attendees will have a chance to purchase these cuties as well as meet the artists at booth 5149 (right next to Tokidoki). I highly recommend checking them out. Besides being genuinely enthusiastic about their toys and toy culture, Alvin and Cheri always put tons of effort into making their booth look super-cool. Seriously, it'll be hard to miss, visually speaking.

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5:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Matthew Freeman Project turns fallen soldiers uniforms into teddy bears

I don’t know about big, but I think that I’m making a difference . . . It makes me stop and think about Matthew . . . He’s loving that something good is happening out of something so tragic. Captain Matthew ...

Rio McCarthy

8:00 AM on 05.28.2014

Kimchi Kawaii is looking to fund Panda Bar plushes

At this moment it’s uncomfortably hot where I am. So thinking of ice cream is very enjoyable at the moment. Now seeing an ice cream sandwich that looks like a panda is not only refreshing, but unbelievably cute. Panda...

Vanessa Cubillo



8:00 AM on 05.16.2014

Lyla Warren's Stitch sculpture at Disneyland's Wonderground Gallery

Disneyland's Wonderground Gallery is a wonder to behold in Downtown Disney, and Lyla Warren has added an adorable Stitch piece to it. There are only 5 of these hand painted cast wall relief sculptures, and they'll throw you b...

Rio McCarthy