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8:00 PM on 11.18.2014

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck

Uncanny Critters (a.k.a. Matthew Dennall) is a new U.K.-based toymaker and already has a figure ready for the collecting world called Puck. Shipping out on Dec. 5, the 10-centimeter-tall Puck is based on British folklore, and...

Brian Szabelski


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DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin photo
DesignerCon 2014: Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin
by Natalie Kipper

The corner booth at DesignerCon that housed Scott Tolleson, Lana Crooks, and Carson Catlin had a eye-catching combination of plushes and figures, both original and customized. It also had several tantalizing con-exclusives available for purchase to attendees. Scott's Kookie Glo Good (seen in the header) was a special glow-in-the-dark version of his Kookie No Good vinyl toy. Completing the lifecycle of the Deadbeet plush, an artist collaboration between Lana and Scott, is the Beetling, exclusive to DesignerCon.

While Carson did not have an exclusive for sale, his custom figures more than made up for it. He also had blind boxes of some of his Micro-Munny figures. There were even some extra prizes involved, depending on what figure was in your box. It was a really clever idea.

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

As is her wont, Flat Bonnie's DesignerCon booth featured flat stuffed critters lined up on tiered displays resembling a grassy knoll. I spotted several fan favorites, like Flat Suggie the Sugar Glider and Flat Dusty the Chinchilla, nestled amongst the faux lawn dressings. The big draw were the two con-exclusives, though. The first was the Winter White edition of Sparq the Baby Dragon. This colorway resembled what fans saw in teasers of this character prior to its debut release at San Diego Comic Con 2014. Following in the winter theme, the second exclusive is Jackalope - Frozen edition. I especially liked the Jackalope's forest-y feel, with the little pleather leaves on its arms and horns.

You can find more of Flat Bonnie's darling flatties on her online store.

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DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe photo
DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe
by Natalie Kipper

I'm not going to lie; I have a soft spot for jellykoe's Tox City line. The series of plushes were a big success on Kickstarter and I adored their New York Comic Con exclusive addition as well. Kelly and J. Spencer Shull brought several Tox City citizens with them to last weekend's DesignerCon along with an extra-special one: Gillbert - Big Katuna Edition. The exclusive mutant came dressed in swim shorts and felt sunglasses, carrying a hand-painted wooden surfboard. He even comes in a different shade than the original Gillbert, as if he got a tan. As an added bonus, he can be dressed and undressed as you please. He was a riot!

In addition to the Tox City plushes, there was also a display of J. Spencer's paintings and custom figures. You can purchase and see more of jellykoe's work on their website.

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11:30 AM on 10.30.2014

Celebrate a British holiday with Guy Fawkes Cavey

Remember, remember, the Third of November ... because that's when a new Cavey arrives! The Guy Fawkes Cavey (or is it Ca-V? Get it?) is releasing Monday at 8 p.m. BST (4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific) for £25 each. ...

Brian Szabelski

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



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