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3:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Uglydoll brings its comic series friends to plushie life

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...

Natalie Kipper


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11:00 AM on 01.09.2014

Get Wash's iconic dinosaur toys from Firefly

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 ...

Natalie Kipper

12:00 PM on 12.08.2013

Vinylmation Cutesters Series 6 signing on January 17

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...

Natalie Kipper

10:00 PM on 11.29.2013

Three new Penny Arcade plushes now available for purchase

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...

Natalie Kipper

8:00 PM on 11.28.2013

Coming to America, Rilakkuma-style

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...

Natalie Kipper

7:00 PM on 09.16.2013

Monster High's Catty Noir now on the prowl

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...

Natalie Kipper



SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya photo
SDCC 2013: Kotobukiya
by Natalie Kipper

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 the new figures on display. Star Wars was a big license at the booth, starting with the new1/10-scale Sand Trooper 2-pack as well as the Sand Sergeant, both coming in 2014. Four of the classic characters from the series will also be getting 2-packs in 2014, Luke and Leia as well as a pairing of Han Solo and Chewbacca. You can see their teaser placards in the post's gallery. Kotobukiya will be having a booth at this year's New York Comic Con and the R2-Q5 will be one of the exclusives and come with a collector's coin. It will be available for pre-order.

Another new license recently acquired by Kotobukiya was The Avengers. They even commissioned the comic artist! The Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Ironman, Thor, and Hawkeye are part of this series. Pricing for this line has yet to be determined.  They also acquired the Halo license for Art-Fx and Art-Fx+ figures. No Bishoujo figures are planned for this series. The Batman Arkham City and Arkham Origins figures will have bases, something not seen in Art-Fx. And, the final Justice League piece was also revealed at the booth. It will be Cyborg. 

Moving onto Japanese licenses, Street Fighter's Cammi and Tekken's Jun Kazama will be getting the Bishoujo treatment. They had the prototype for Jun but only a placard for Cammi at the booth. For all of you enamored with Art-FX Gunman in Black ver. of Trigun's Vash the Stampede, the Kotobukiya US online store will have it available for pre-order "soon." No need to import! You will notice the Yu-Gi-Oh Dark Magician figure in our gallery. Well, Kotobukiya will also be releasing a flesh-tone version to match the character in the anime. 

This is a whole lot of news to take in, for sure. After you've caught your breath, stay tuned to Tomopop for more SDCC coverage!

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3:00 PM on 06.28.2013

First fan-designed Squishables now available

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...

Natalie Kipper



Tokyo Disneyland is getting two cool new Vinylmation photo
Tokyo Disneyland is getting two cool new Vinylmation
by Natalie Kipper

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 cool off in the Summer heat with removable sunglasses (revealing a suntan on the character's face) and an ice cream treat from the Parks. I personally like it when Vinylmation come with accessories and these are some of the most inventive ones that I have seen. I love that you can see Tokyo Disneyland's Cinderella Castle "reflected" in the lens of the sunglasses as well as the detail on the popsicles. 

Summer Fun Mickey and Minnie will be available starting July 1 for ¥1200 each. For now, they are listed as exclusive to the Tokyo Disney resort but there have been previous Japanese releases that eventually made it across the Pacific. Here's hoping these two Vinylmation will do the same.

[via Vinylmation World]

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10:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Three new My Little Pony Hug Me plush backpacks available

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...

Natalie Kipper

6:00 PM on 05.10.2013

Mikie Graham's Mechanized Mad Men are brilliant

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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8:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Squishable Fezzy grows a moustache, wins my heart

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...

Natalie Kipper