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The Furry Feline Family just keeps growing!
Furry Feline Creatives is a couple of wonderful people with some of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. We've written about Alvin and Cheri Ong many times in the history of Tomopop, but I wanted to catch up with Alvin and see ... read feature

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Questions will be unmasked, answers revealed
DC Collectibles' Scribblenauts Unmasked series was among the most interesting items on display at SDCC last year, partly for being a blind-boxed line. I recently had an opportunity to sit down with DC Collectibles and discuss the line (which is just hitting stores!). Full interview after the jump. read feature

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The French first lady of figures
Last month was MCM Comiccon, the UK's biggest convention (88,000 visitors this time) and a huge marketplace for figures, toys and collectibles of all kinds. For the first time, Good Smile Company attended in an official capac... read feature

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Argonaut Resins shares their history along with exclusive photos of their NYCC figures
Hailing from Hoboken, New Jersey, Argonaut Resins has been designing and making figures for six years. While they've created many figures in the past, they are currently known for creating the Tuttz, Pharaoh Hound and Sucio.... read feature

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The creator of Tentacle Kitty shares some insight on his creations
Have you met Tentacle Kitty? Well, you are about to learn more the lovable plush along with her friends. You, my friend, hold the key to unlocking secrets into Tentacle Kitty's past and future, all from the mouth of her creator, John Merritt! All you have to do is hit the jump. Do it for great justice and kitty hugs! read feature

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What's in the box?! The guys at Loot Crate will tell us!
Put together some of my favorite things; blind boxed items, geekery, and all around fun - And you have Loot Crate! At less than a year old, they're already making their mark in the gaming, geekery and collectible world. Once ... read feature

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A conversation with the Cavey creator
With the adorable Cavey range recently celebrating its third birthday, we figured it was high time to catch up with its creator Holly Stanway. Perhaps better known in the designer toy world as A Little Stranger, she's one of ... read feature

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The creator of the amazing My Little Pony automatons joins us!
Carlos, better known as renegadecow, is the creator of some of my favorite pieces of My Little Pony artwork that I have seen in recent years. These automaton creations are so incredibly creative, and so well executed, that I ... read feature

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Custom creations with character
One of the up and coming artists in the designer toy world, specifically with custom figures, is Kasey Tararuj. The New Jersey-based artist is developing a reputation for her cartoonish characters, and we here at Tomopop were... read feature

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Customizer of Play Arts Kai figures, turning them into old friends from Final Fantasy and more
Tomasz Rozejowski (also known as Zelu1984 or TRCreations) isn't just any other figure customizer. His platform of choice is Play Arts Kai, and his creations from the Final Fantasy universe (and occasionally beyond) are incred... read feature

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Same great Battle Beasts name, all-new Battle Beasts flavor
In the late 1980s, Takara released a popular line of 2-inch anthropomorphic animals called Beastformers which, following localization by Hasbro, would later become better known in the West as Battle Beasts. The toy line was a... read feature

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We have a chat with the founder of GIANTmicrobes
Here at Tomopop, we recently talked up GIANTmicrobes' exciting new holiday line-up. As a fan of the brand, I didn't think it could get any better than simply sharing my love of their work, but I was joyfully proven wrong... read feature

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Meet the King of the Zombie Bunnies
I was first introduced to the wonderful world of Jim Hillin's Zombie Bunnies at this year's WonderCon. That fluffy face with those dead eyes (the bunny's, not Jim's) really told that me that there was something special about ... read feature

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Céline, also known as Citron Rouge, is not your average doll customizer. The darkness of her aesthetic is matched only by her talent with not just customizing, but photography as well. With a solid body of work on ba... read feature

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While a lot of our interviews on Tomopop focus on artists, there are plenty of other folks in the toy world that don't do their work in resin and vinyl. In fact, some ply their craft from behind a camera lens. One of those ph... read feature

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While most of the time on Tomopop, we deal with the world of plastics or resins or coldcast pieces, Pepe Hiller's wooden creatures from his Swiss studio are just as eye-catching and creative as anything else you might se... read feature

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For those of you that haven't seen it, The Vinyl Frontier is a documentary that takes a look inside the vinyl toy world. Directed by Daniel Zana, the movie officially released in 2011 and came out on DVD in 2011. Recently, in... read feature

Rotofugi's Kirby Kerr photo

The world of designer vinyl is more than just the artists who create the toys. It's about the companies that produce them and the stores that sell them as well, each of which has a distinct personality formed by its owners. S... read feature

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Nreazon (a.k.a. Vanessa Velazquez) is a name that vinyl fans are probably familiar with. Her works have shown up in a number of events, the latest of those being tonight's Vinyl Thoughts show in her native Dallas, Texas. Usua... read feature

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While the upcoming Vinyl Thoughts show will feature art from many, many artists, it's safe to say the one that's caught the most attention has been Jason Chalker's Labbit T.I.E. Advanced. I did, in fact, say "Holy ****" upon ... read feature

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Tomorrow evening is the night that Vinyl Thoughts takes place in Dallas, Texas. The one-night-only event is going to bring artists from all over the region together to show off some sweet custom vinyl work. Cody Phillips is o... read feature

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One of the things I really happen to love about designer vinyl is that it truly has become worldwide. There are artists — both those making customs and those designing and making production pieces — on every conti... read feature

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Longtime readers, and maybe even folks who've only started browsing recently, should be familiar with the works of Cris Rose. The London-based artist has long been a favorite of the staff and a friend of yours truly, charming... read feature

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I recently brought you news of Crywolf's What is Bü? event in Toronto on June 11th, but this time we've got a little more of an insight into the company that's bringing you this interesting new platform! I absolutel... read feature

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I can't remember a time where a figure has divided a fanbase this much. First revealed at NYTF, Shunya Yamashita's take on the Ghostbusters franchise did just that. We touched upon it in This Week In Tomo, but we're by no mea... read feature

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We've kept tabs on the Vannen Designer Watch series since it launched, reviewed models such as Buff Monster, Halloween Exclusive and Huck Gee "Killing Time" from the XL Series, and basically... read feature

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To continue our series on interviews with some of our favorite figure photographers (see Happy Soda and Kodomut), this time I approached Tier of Tentacle Armada, who has taken some lovely shots of some of ... read feature

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Tomopop is a fan of many of the amazing toy photographers out there, and Singapore's Kodomut (a.k.a. Mark Soh) is one of the best. Often featured in What Toys Are Up To, Kodomut's photos are full of life and em... read feature

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Erick Scarecrow and Colette Bennett... two star-crossed lovers or both just certifiably insane? You decide! Colette talks with Erick about what is coming out at NY Comic Con and beyond with so much awesomeness that the booth nearly explodes with an abundance of vinyl awesome sauce! Don't believe me? I bet you don't, you never do. Hit the jump so you can watch the video and I can prove you wrong! read feature

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Last week you saw my interview with Damon Lau of Round 5 MMA toys talking about the next batches of stylized UFC vinyl figures their company plans on releasing through the rest of this year. Now, here is the other end of the ... read feature

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Yesterday, I showed you the interview I did with Damon Lau, owner of Round 5 MMA toys, at the UFC Fan Expo in Boston. Damon discussed the next upcoming vinyl UFC figures on the way out for 2010. Today, take a look at one of t... read feature

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This weekend, the UFC Fan Expo hit Boston, and I was there to document all the madness! Beyond the fighters, my main interest was the toys! Round 5 MMA was represented at the show, along with their exclusive three-pack set wi... read feature

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Norio Fujikawa is the kind of toy creator whose designs make me literally ill with desire. I NEED to own them! The moment we first spotted his work in the form of his Rocket Girl concept, I was one hundred percent hooked. Not... read feature

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MMA is a booming sport, and whether you are a fan or not, you can not deny it has begun slowly creeping its way into mainstream society. Round 5 MMA is a reasonably new company but has thrived in its niche market, grabbing... read feature

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It took quite a bit of time and effort, but I present to you, the readers, an exclusive interview with Shocker Toys! This interview took place at Shocker Toys HQ with the head of the company, Geoff Beckett. To say a few words... read feature

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Ladies and Gentleman, it is interview time! Tomorrow I will be taking a trek across the state to eventually reach Shocker Toys HQ and give them an interview the likes of which they've never seen! While I have a ton of questio... read feature

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Leah Bayer caught up with David Horvath, the creator of UglyDolls, at NY Toy Fair to learn about the origins of these cute critters, what's new for 2010, why Ice Bat is so popular and other questions viewers want to know about UglyDolls! After the jump, the exclusive one on one with Mr Horvath!  read feature

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Our very own editor-in-chief, the proud Miss Colette was interviewed by Collect3d. For those not in the know, "Collect3d is a designer toy blog featuring vinyl, plastic, plush, paper, wood, resin, customs, rendering and ... read feature

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We met the astounding collection of Chris Ausbrooks quite by accident. This collector is all about Aliens and Predator, and you can tell if you look at his Photobucket account, because it is full of jaw dropping stuff. Its ob... read feature

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ImaginaryThomas is a man of many talents and a seemingly unlimited amount of imagination. He's a creator of toys and art that transcend any single medium. It would seem that if he can dream something, he will make it a realit... read feature







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