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Martin Hsu's Blacky photo
Martin Hsu's Blacky

Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky now available online


Available in two different colorways
Sep 19
// Natalie Kipper
After the arduous journey through conception to release at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Martin Hsu's Dragon Dog Blacky, is available for purchase via the artist's online store. Dragon Boy's canine companion is cur...
Big Hero 6 photo
Big Hero 6

Get hyped for Disney's upcoming Big Hero 6 with their new toy line


Figures and plushes as well as apparel are now available at the Disney Store
Sep 16
// Natalie Kipper
Disney's next animated film, Big Hero 6, arrives in theaters November 7 and their merchandising department has finally started to release toys of the characters at the Disney Store. If you mosey on over to Disney Store Online...
SDCC 2014: We Love Fine photo
SDCC 2014: We Love Fine

SDCC 2014: We Love Fine


Dota 2, Puppycat, and Tentacle Kitty highlight the toy offerings
Aug 07
// Natalie Kipper
We Love Fine's San Diego Comic-Con booth was broken up into three different locations: one near the Star Wars exhibits, one in the designer toy area, and another just chilling in the center of the action. The last of the trio...

SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek

Aug 01 // Natalie Kipper
SDCC 2014: ThinkGeek photo
A treasure trove for every flavor of geek
The majority of ThinkGeek's San Diego Comic-Con booth was dedicated to upcoming goodies with a smaller vending section to the side. The company's con-exclusive goods included a Bee and Puppycat inflatable sword, Star Wars R2-...


SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu photo
SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu

SDCC 2014: Martin Hsu


Blacky's big debut!
Jul 30
// Natalie Kipper
I was very excited to visit Martin Hsu's San Diego Comic-Con booth and see his brand-new figure, Blacky the Dragon Dog. The companion piece to his popular Dragon Boy character was revealed way back in the Summer of last year....
Elder Scrolls Guar plush photo
Elder Scrolls Guar plush

The Elder Scrolls Online's Guar goes plush, courtesy of Gaming Heads


Will come with in-game unlock code
Jul 18
// Natalie Kipper
Truth be told, I personally don't see myself playing The Elder Scrolls Online but I will bless almost any game that brings more plushes into the world, especially if they look as cool as Gaming Heads' recently released Guar p...
Street Fighter plushes photo
Street Fighter plushes

Gaming Heads tackles Street Fighter in latest plush line


Available now!
Jun 26
// Natalie Kipper
Gaming Heads expands on its plush line with their entry into the world of Capcom's Street Fighter. Available now for US$ 19.99 each are Series 1 of this new line starring Ryu (sporting some fantastic eyebrows), Ken&...
Duffy does Aulani photo
Duffy does Aulani

Get two Aulani-themed Duffy Bear plushes without the plane ticket


Two Hawaiian resort exclusives make an appearance online
May 20
// Natalie Kipper
Those of us constantly dreaming of a Disney vacation but lacking the endless funds may, at times, want a little pick-me-up. A little sampling of pixie dust, if you will. And if Disney's new Aulani resort in Hawaii is on your ...
New Uglydoll toys photo
New Uglydoll toys

Uglydoll brings its comic series friends to plushie life


David Horvath's designer plush family continues to grow
Jan 22
// Natalie Kipper
David Horvath's Uglydoll line of huggable monster plushes seems to constantly be finding new ways to add more cuteness to to the brand. We have seen cross-overs with Universal classic monsters along with the DC Comi...
Firefly toys photo
Firefly toys

Get Wash's iconic dinosaur toys from Firefly


Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
Jan 09
// Natalie Kipper
One scene from Firefly that really made me smile was Wash playing with the toy dinosaurs that sit near the controls to Serenity. They were just plastic toys but seeing the way the pilot loving played with them, combined ...
Vinylmation signing photo
Vinylmation signing

Vinylmation Cutesters Series 6 signing on January 17


Maria Clapsis and Caley Hicks will be at Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World
Dec 08
// Natalie Kipper
The latest Vinylmation release takes a cue from the season and adds a dollop of sugary cuteness to the mix in Cutesters Series 6: Snow Day. The new set, designed by Maria Clapsis and Caley Hicks, features fuzzy animals like a...
Penny Arcade plushes photo
Penny Arcade plushes

Three new Penny Arcade plushes now available for purchase


Oh my god, it's Mr. Toots!
Nov 29
// Natalie Kipper
The plush inventory of Penny Arcade's online store was expanded with today's launch of three new toys based on characters from the popular webcomics. The plush version of Mr. Toots the rabbit (US$19.99) along w...
Rilakkuma comes to US photo
Rilakkuma comes to US

Coming to America, Rilakkuma-style


San-X's chill bear gets a US distributor
Nov 28
// Natalie Kipper
US-based fans of San-X's ursine Rilakkuma and his pals, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, will be happy to hear that finding his products just got a whole lot easier. Aliquantum International, also known as AQI, has purchased the r...
Monster High photo
Monster High

Monster High's Catty Noir now on the prowl


I wasn't aware were-cats were a thing but I'll roll with it
Sep 16
// Natalie Kipper
Previously revealed at this summer's San Diego Comic Con, Mattel's Monster High Catty Noir is finally out! The doll was released on Friday the 13th, rather fitting for a monster girl resembling a black cat. According to her b...

SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya

Jul 21 // Natalie Kipper
SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya photo
A boatload of reveals heading your way
Kotobukiya's booth at this year's San Diego Comic Con was like a four-sided gallery of beautiful new figures, peppered with teaser placards for ones that have yet to be seen. It was all very exciting! Let's start with some of...

Project Open Squish photo
Project Open Squish

First fan-designed Squishables now available


The Werewolf, Hyena, and Cinnamon Bun can now be purchased
Jun 28
// Natalie Kipper
Fans of Squishable may still be voting on Project Open Squish's fan-submitted designs but some of the early winners are already starting to become available. Tera S.'s Werewolf (for which Squishable held a...
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Mickey and Minnie celebrate Summer with these new releases
If you happen to be in the Land of the Rising Sun's version of Disneyland this summer, be on the lookout for a new pair of Vinylmation. Entitled "Summer Fun Mickey and Minnie," the figures show the famous couple attempting to...

My Little Pony photo
My Little Pony

Three new My Little Pony Hug Me plush backpacks available


New characters are Doctor Hooves, Pinkie Pie, and 'Best Pony'
May 24
// Natalie Kipper
Plushes and cute accessories are two things I can totally get behind. Add My Little Pony into the mix and you have a recipe for magic! WeLoveFine seems to agree with me on that front, if their line of My Little Pony Hug Me pl...
Custom Androids photo
Custom Androids

Mikie Graham's Mechanized Mad Men are brilliant


Celebrate history's geniuses with this custom Android set
May 10
// Natalie Kipper
Mikie Graham will be honoring some of history's more quirky minds with his upcoming custom Android series, Mechanized Mad Men. The release marks Mikie's first entry into the realm of blind boxes. The seven figures in the set ...
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Squishable Fezzy grows a moustache, wins my heart


Another awesome collaboration between Squishable and Andrew Bell
Apr 23
// Natalie Kipper
Squishable had teamed up with the artist Andrew Bell several times before, resulting in the birth of such plushes as the Worrible, Deville, Batty, and Skettle. However, none of those compare, at least in my mind, to the sheer...
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New Chumbuddy store opens, expands line-up


Sharks, orcas, and alligators! Oh, my!
Apr 06
// Natalie Kipper
Tomopop has been there since the very first (and subsequent second) of Patch Together's Chumbuddy, the ingenious shark-shaped sleeping bag. That was way back in 2010 and 2011. The man-eating plush has since evolved, expanded ...
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Bartholomew Punchyface releasing April 13 with a party


And you are invited!
Apr 04
// Natalie Kipper
It has been a near unbearable wait but Bartholomew Punchyface, the nerdy bear plush collaboration between Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson (produced by 3DRetro), is finally being released on Saturday, April 13. If you live ...
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More Wooper Looper goods coming this Friday


Gary Ham's lovable axolotl will see new plushes and necklaces in store
Mar 26
// Natalie Kipper
I loved Gary Ham's Wooper Looper when it was originally released as a Sofubi last year. I loved the little fellow even more (if such a thing were possible) when the axolotl later took the forms of two plushes, one made by Gar...

Toy Fair 2013: GIANTmicrobes

Feb 14 // Natalie Kipper
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Introducing the new Computer Viruses!
Drew Oliver's GIANTmicrobes branched out into the digital realm with their latest set of releases, revealed at the New York Toy Fair. The Computer Virus series of dolls have bodies made up of metallic-looking numbers, ones an...

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Let Skettle shake, rattle, and squish your bones!


Andrew Bell and Squishable team up yet again
Feb 04
// Natalie Kipper
A skeleton for Valentine's Day? Sure, you bet!  Squishable and Andrew Bell surprised fans with this odd concept just a few days ago. The new plush's name is Skettle and the roly-poly ball of bones just wants to...
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Vinylmation Whiskers and Tales series now available


Critters from all across Disney lore get the Vinylmation treatment
Jan 21
// Natalie Kipper
Today marks the release of the next Vinylmation figure series bound for the Disney Stores rather than the Parks. Whiskers and Tails features the lovable animal companions we have come to know from movies and, in the case of L...

Animate launches US online store

Jan 07 // Natalie Kipper
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Happy New Year, indeed
A few hours ago, Viz Media's twitter feed revealed that Animate had launched an online shop for US-based customers. Among the series represented at the store's launch are Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcis...

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Myths & Legends Vinylmation series is releasing soon


Yetis, mermaids, and gargoyles mingle in this latest set
Jan 05
// Natalie Kipper
The Disney Store is getting another Vinylmation series beginning Monday, January 7. Loaded up with Yetis, Medusas, and Ogres, the upcoming Myths & Legends series will explore the monsters of our past. I haven't found an o...
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Chimeras plush toys now arriving in stores and online


Walrus Toys' mix-and-match plushes make it to retail
Dec 19
// Natalie Kipper
A while back, we featured a Kickstarter project showcasing plush animals that had swappable appendages. Well, I am extremely pleased to say that Walrus Toys' new line, the Chimeras, are now available for purchase! You wi...
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GIANTmicrobes' White Lab Mouse scurries into my heart


This medical hero deserves many a hug
Dec 10
// Natalie Kipper
I am a sucker for many things, chief among them are rodents, unsung heroes, and plushes. And, what do you know?, GIANTmicrobes managed to nail all three in their latest release, the White Lab Mouse plush. We have lab mice to ...
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Shawnimal's final NotM, Ragdoll Ninja, releases today


Plus, the Legends of Ninjatown bundle is put up on pre-order
Dec 05
// Natalie Kipper
It is both a sad day and a happy one. Shawnimals' final Ninja of the Month plush releases today and, from the ashes of the plush subscription service, rises the Legends of Ninjatown. NotM is going out with a bang and its gran...
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Super7 releases Thanksgiving Dessert Milton today!


Because there is always room for dessert
Nov 29
// Natalie Kipper
Like a ghostly embodiment of all those holiday leftovers in your fridge comes Super7's latest release, Thanksgiving Dessert Milton by Brian Flynn. This designer toy will be released today at noon Pacific at Super7's onli...
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Tentacle Kitty plush is now available to order


Take her home to cuddle and stuff
Nov 28
// Natalie Kipper
The time has come. The first edition Tentacle Kitty plush is now available to order. If the header image alone does not convince you to purchase this plush of unknown birth, maybe its description from the store website w...
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Squishable unveils two new Andew Bell plush collabs


Plus, another massive plush has been spotted!
Nov 27
// Natalie Kipper
During Squishable's Cyber Monday hub-bub, site-goers may have noticed two additions to the plush roster. The two new members of the Squishable family, Deville and Batty, were created in collaboration with Andrew Bell. You may...
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Have you met Good Smile Company's Wooser plush?


Come say 'hello' to the star of the latest 3DCG anime in Japan!
Nov 20
// Natalie Kipper
Wooser's hand-to-mouth life must be a pretty popular show for Good Smile Company invite them aboard their merchandise train. And what a cutie, Wooser is! Even if his nose (or is it his mouth?) is a bit off-putting, but I...
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Duffy the Disney Bear is ready for winter


New outfits announced!
Nov 16
// Natalie Kipper
The weather is getting cooler and Duffy the Disney Bear is breaking out his winter clothes. A sweater and cap set (US$20) sized for the 17 inch plush was recently released at the Disney Parks. I also spotted the outfit over a...
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Plush ornaments, lab mice, and more highlight this timely collection
GIANTmicrobes seems to just be getting better and better. I mean, I was always a fan, just check out my reviews of their skin cell and bone cell plushes and last year's plush ornament box to get an idea. B...

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Add a fresh coat of pixels and everything looks brand new
If you have visited the Disney Store online in the last couple of days, you may have noticed that something's different. The site has changed format and I am still trying to decide whether I like the update or not. I will con...

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I was not ready for the awesomeness.
With the recent influx of announcements and releases, it's a good time to be a Vinylmation collector (or perhaps a bad time, if you are trying save money). Disney announced sale dates for two new series and released three mor...

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Limited Edition Cinderella Vinylmation set now available


What, no Lady Tremaine?
Sep 18
// Natalie Kipper
Cinderella is a Disney classic that many fans hold dear to their hearts, so it stands to reason that the film's return to DVD and Blu-Ray would cause much celebration. And, what's a celebration without a means to commemo...

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