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handmade

Give the gift of tiny magical creatures


Valentine's Day is better with unicorns
Jan 22
// Rachael Chambers
The best gifts are handmade. Better gifts are made of unicorns and tiny dragons. Mijbil Creations has you covered on both counts with her hand sculpted miniature creations. Made from clay and layers of acrylic and varnish, th...
Laika auction photo
Laika auction

Laika puts up pieces from Coraline, ParaNorman and Boxtrolls for charity auction


Own pieces of your favorite Laika films for a good cause
Jan 09
// Rio McCarthy
LAIKA is an amazing film studio, and has been very kind to me over the years, so it goes without saying that I'm excited to talk about something they're doing regarding the art from their films. On February 12, 2015, several ...
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papercraft

Papercraft foxes, tigers, and bears oh my


No plastic necessary
Jan 08
// Rachael Chambers
Who says that toys have to be made of vinyl or plastic? Created in a stylized, low polygon vector design, these paper creatures look deceptively simple. Designed and hand crafted by Estudio Guardabosques, their creations...

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resin

Noodles the Panda will slurp his way into your heart


Ramen included.
Jan 06
// Rachael Chambers
What's cuter than a panda bear? One obsessed with ramen, of course! Created by Firestarter Design, Noodles the Panda looks incredibly pleased with his situation and his ability to balance his favorite food on top of his head....
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MLP

Borg Pony plush wants you to join the herd


Resistance is futile.
Dec 31
// Rachael Chambers
This highly detailed and exquisitely cuddly Borg Pony was created by EquestriaPlush, master creator of handmade equine plushies. The quality and attention to detail on all of her ponies is remarkable, but this one takes the c...
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Ghoatbusters

Who you gonna call? Maybe the Ghoatbusters


New Shapeways creation merges goats, Ghostbusters
Dec 30
// Brian Szabelski
Shapeways user TrentTroop has put together something that's caught my Goat Simulator and Ghostbusters loving heart: the Ghoatbusters, four spectral exterminators who also happen to be goats. The four even have goat-themed nam...
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plush

Let your Hobbit flag fly with a DIY plush Sting


The best kind of DIY is the bookish kind
Dec 29
// Kristina Pino
If you've got some time to kill this winter break, might I suggest making a plush version of Sting, the blade Bilbo Baggins carries in The Hobbit? The adorably-titled craft blog Sew Desu Ne? has this great pattern with detail...
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Batgirl

Batgirl statue a breath of fresh air


Jesse Farrell gets it.
Dec 25
// Rachael Chambers
In a sea of lazy, mass produced figures, artist created toys are always fun to come across. Jesse Farrell, sculptor extraordinaire, contributed this fun piece for HUB Comics 6th Annual Dark Knight on a Dark Night and I'm tota...
Uncanny Critters' Puck photo
Uncanny Critters' Puck

Meet Uncanny Critters' Puck


Nov 18
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Tolleson, Crooks, Catlin photo
A fantastic mix of designer toys from three amazing artists
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 av...

DesignerCon 2014: Flat Bonnie

Nov 10 // Natalie Kipper
DCon: Flat Bonnie photo
More flat, furry friends to love
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 Chinc...

DesignerCon 2014: jellykoe

Nov 10 // Natalie Kipper
DCon: jellykoe photo
Another citizen of Tox City takes the spotlight
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 broug...

Guy Fawkes Cavey photo
Guy Fawkes Cavey

Celebrate a British holiday with Guy Fawkes Cavey


Arrives Monday, limited to 25 pieces
Oct 30
// Brian Szabelski
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. ...
Worry Beans photo
Worry Beans

Feel less anxious with some Worry Beans


New handmade creations from Taylored Curiosities
Oct 21
// Brian Szabelski
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...
Jellykoe NYCC exclusive photo
Part of their Tox City line of plushes
[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! Stand...

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Spriggledops

Taylored Curiosities' Spriggledops are multiplying


Blooming in several colors
Aug 11
// 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 ...
SDCC 2014: 3D Retro photo
SDCC 2014: 3D Retro

SDCC 2014: 3D Retro


All about the birds, bears and beasts
Aug 04
// Brian Szabelski
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...

SDCC 2014: Furry Feline Creatives

Aug 03 // Natalie Kipper
SDCC 2014: Furry Feline photo
Alvin and Cheri Ong's furry family cosplay as Kaiju
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 T...

SDCC exclusives photo
SDCC exclusives

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


With an exclusive colorway, no less!
Jul 12
// Natalie Kipper
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,...
Cardio Kitty photo
Cardio Kitty

Jason Freeny shows heart (and veins) with Cardio Kitty


New custom sculpture with a different anatomical twist
Jul 08
// Brian Szabelski
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...
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Cute custom Poros

Custom Delights: The many hats of a Poro


Custom plushes from BinkehCrafts show off
Jul 07
// Brian Szabelski
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...
SDCC exclusives photo
But they'll look adorable while doing it
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" ...

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Matthew Freeman Project

Matthew Freeman Project turns fallen soldiers uniforms into teddy bears


A soft and huggable friend brings help to cope for children
May 29
// Rio McCarthy
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 ...
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Kickstarter

Kimchi Kawaii is looking to fund Panda Bar plushes


Don't let these pandas melt away
May 28
// Vanessa Cubillo
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...
Disney Stitch Sculpture photo
Disney Stitch Sculpture

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


Get ready for Stitch spit!
May 16
// Rio McCarthy
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...
Flat Bonnie Baby Dragon photo
Flat Bonnie Baby Dragon

Flat Bonnie conjures up a Baby Dragon plush


And the little cutie needs a name
May 12
// Natalie Kipper
From the magical world of Flat Bonnie's imagination, comes a brand new, darling plush: the Baby Dragon. Images were posted on Flat Bonnie's Facebook page, one a close-up of its face and another in a group shot, to much fanfar...
C2E2 2014 Paisley Fawn photo
C2E2 2014 Paisley Fawn

C2E2 2014: Paisley Fawn


Smudges of many a color
May 02
// Natalie Kipper
The majority of Paisley Fawn's C2E2 offerings were different varieties of her signature Smudge plushes. If you aren't acquainted with the creature, you need only look in the gallery to learn of the herd of small, pudgy l...
C2E2 2014 Jellykoe photo
C2E2 2014 Jellykoe

C2E2 2014: Jellykoe


Up close and personal with the residents of Tox City
May 01
// Natalie Kipper
Jellykoe's booth at C2E2 served two purposes: to sell quirky plushes to con-goers and to promote their recent Kickstarter campaign, Tox City. To raise awareness for the campaign (which is still in progress), two of the Kickst...
Jellykoe Kickstarter photo
Jellykoe Kickstarter

Help decide the fate of Tox City with Jellykoe's Kickstarter


Cutetants versus Goozers
Apr 29
// Natalie Kipper
After weeks of teasers on the Jellykoe Facebook page, the Kickstarter campaign for Kelly and J. Spencer Shull's Tox City line of designer plushes has finally launched. The toy line tells the tale of the citizens of Tox City w...

C2E2 2014: House of Darkly

Apr 28 // Natalie Kipper
C2E2 2014 House of Darkly photo
Pizza, pies, and all sorts of other yummy plush
Seeming to come directly from WonderCon, House of Darkly's roster of kooky and creative plushes may give you a few seconds of deja vu. But once you get a closer look, you'll notice that artist Anne Kirn had plenty of surprise...

Adventure Time photo
Adventure Time

Custom Delights: Check out Lorena Rodriguez's Adventure Time dolls


I want to hug them all!
Apr 28
// Vanessa Cubillo
Tumblr can open a wonderful world for you if you happen to look in the right places. That’s where I came across the work of Lorena Rodriguez. On my dashboard, I fell in love with her work when I saw her custom plush do...

WonderCon 2014: Flat Bonnie

Apr 25 // Natalie Kipper
WonderCon 14 Flat Bonnie photo
Flatties a plenty
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 loo...

Disney Princess Dolls photo
Disney Princess Dolls

Doll makeovers fit for a Disney Princess


Make that 'Princesses' plural
Apr 24
// Rio McCarthy
Lulemee of deviantART has done some of the most wonderful custom doll work I've seen in a while. I'm not a huge doll person, save Monster High and MLP: Equestria Girls for the most part these days, but I can definitely say I'...
MLP Elsa Plush photo
MLP Elsa Plush

Frozen's Elsa takes on a My Little Pony plush form


She Let It Go and now she can run free as a pony
Apr 24
// Rio McCarthy
This is a custom My Little Pony plush I should have written up far earlier than I have, because it's incredible. It's no surprise at all that I, like a lot of people, adore Disney's Frozen, and especially Elsa. Hannah (firefl...
WonderCon 2014 photo
The Walking Like Dead plush series shambles into the Anaheim Convention Center
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 ...

WonderCon 2014 exclusives photo
Attendees can adopt two special edition Shelbuns and a even a Tiger Cub plush
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...

ToyCon UK exclusives photo
ToyCon UK exclusives

ToyCon UK exclusives begin appearing online


Kerry Dyer, Hugh Rose, Cris Rose's works all available to those who couldn't go
Apr 15
// Brian Szabelski
ToyCon UK is all over, and many of the exhibitors and artists have started putting their remaining exclusives from the show online. For example, Kerry Dyer's remaining Mole XLs and Molehills are up on her shop for £25 a...
WonderCon exclusives photo
The full horror of the "Walking like Dead" line is revealed
Earlier this month, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives teased fans with a short video hinting at their exclusive plushes which will be available for purchase at this week's WonderCon in Anaheim, California. Th...

WonderCon exclusives photo
Four lovable characters show their "darker side"
This coming WonderCon, Alvin and Cheri Ong of Furry Feline Creatives will place four of their cuddly critters into gritty scenarios for our amusement. All told, staying up all night playing video games or oversleepi...

Mole XL photo
Mole XL

Kerry Dyer digs up Mole XL for ToyCon UK


A bigger version of her tiny Mole resin figure
Mar 31
// Brian Szabelski
Kerry Dyer will be attending ToyCon UK, but she's not coming alone. Kerry's newest work, Mole XL, will be along for the ride a 4-inch version of her resin 1-inch Mole figure. They'll be available in a  total of 3 colors,...

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